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The Ballad of Peckham Rye

French & Mottershead | Woodland Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September, 2019 One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park Road, SE23 £5.75 – £6.50 + booking fees “a work celebrating our belonging to the wider fabric of the universe – something we often forget” Aesthetica Magazine We are delighted to invite you to join us to experience French & Mottershead’s moving audiowork Woodland at One Tree Hill, Honor Oak, on the works first public outdoor staging in London. Woodland describes your body’s slow fade into the leaf litter of the forest floor, whilst lying under the ancient oak on top of One Tree Hill. This work connects you deeply to your body and to the oak itself and considers the biological and chemical processes that continue long after you are conscious, as you are gently subsumed by the earth over thousands of years. Woodland is part of French & Mottershead’s Afterlife series of audio works. All works in the serieschart in poetic yet forensic detail. The series originated from a combination of personal fear connected to …

These Faces/This Place

THESE FACES/THIS PLACE is part of fine art photographer Olivier Tafforin’s larger project FACES AND PLACES and features photographic portraits and scenes shot in SE22. As an artist obsessed with the sublime, the beautiful and the visually poetic, Olivier (who was a painter for over 15 years) has been shooting a particularly broad array of images both in France (where he was born) and in England (where he has lived for over 20 years). When he started exploring East Dulwich he was impressed by its creative vibe, diversity and sense of community. From a shot of a discarded foam mattress all the way to portraits of business owners and residents, his photographs take us on an atmospheric and textural journey paying homage to this iconic area of South East London. Private View:  Thursday 19th September 6.30-9pm Opening times:  20-22 & 25-29 September and 2,3 October (from 11am to 5pm) Closing party:  4th October 6.30-9pm Gallery Address:  Artists Space, 155a Lordship Lane, behind Franklins, SE22 8HX Olivier is a photographer currently based in London. He developed an …

Art@57 Exhibitions and Markets

Art@57 Exhibitions and Markets is an initiative by local Artist and Curator Louise Ward and hosted by Suzanne James. Itis a lively street-facing window gallery with  regular pop up art markets. It aims to showcase the work of local Artists and Makers, highlighting the quality of the creativity in and around East Dulwich. Louise is a Fine Art Photographer who recently showed her work locally at the lovely Jeannie Avent Gallery. She has also exhibited this year with Shutterhub at their exhibitions in Cambridge, Rotterdam and at Pil’ours Festival in France.  Louise has been a local resident in East Dulwich for nearly 30 years, and takes part in the Artists Open House Event every year in May. She is also a graduate of 2 local colleges Camberwell Art School and Goldsmiths College. How Art@57 came about Nearly two years ago, Louise noticed that the old pet shop in North Cross Road had closed and that the property had been refurbished, but wasn’t sure what the space was being used for. She loved the look of the shop …

Be Uplifted… Join the Dance!

Mention dance to some and they shy away. Why? It is great fun, joyous even, and a good way to meet people. Scientists say it is one of the best activities to enhance your emotional mood and cognitive abilities as well as the physical1. Imagine! Dance can be just as good and perhaps better than doing sudokus and crosswords in slowing the decline in mental abilities! “People are born to move. People are born to move rhythmically” says Dr Peter Lovatt of the University of Hertfordshire. So, what is holding some people back from doing what comes naturally? Especially when it is so good for us? It is true we are not all blessed with the same degree of musical coordination but there is certainly a massive interest in dance. Do we have secret aspirations? We may never get close to the expertise of Fred or Ginger but we watch “Strictly”. We go to see flamenco; samba; tango; ballet; African; Russian; Greek; Irish and Scottish dancing-perhaps joining in when encouraged, especially when relaxed or on …

September events at Bell House Dulwich

Making and Creating Cooking Course: How to Meal Prep – Sunday 22nd September How to Make a Film in a Weekend – 28th & 29th September Literature & Performance Journal Writing for Parents – 5 week drop in course, starting Tuesday 24th September FOOD Bigger than the plate: Curator Talk – Wednesday 25th September Health & Caring Windrush Injustices: Memories and Mental States – Wednesday 11th September This event aims to highlight and discuss the mental plight of the victims of the Windrush Scandal and the wider society in which they live. With a panel of contributors, including David Neita (the Poetry Lawyer) and Helen Hayes (the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood), participants will be invited to discuss ideas around healing and restoration within the context of the Windrush scandal. Mental Health in the Workplace – Tuesday 17th September Learning to Care: Planning Ahead – Saturday 21st September An event looking at preparing for the next stages of caring, such as setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney or Advance Decisions, applying for benefits such as Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance and encouraging people …