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Brockwell Lido hosts The Modern Movement, a festival of 20th century design 

Back again this year, The Modern Movement, south London’s prestigious, free festival celebrating 20th century design, is taking place on 5th – 6th May at Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London from 10am to 4.30pm. A range of specially selected dealers and architects, including Retro Barn,Dad Design, GP Lights & More, Da Silva Interiors and ID for London will be selling a stunning range of classic vintage furniture, jewellery and object d’art set against the back drop of the art deco Grade II listed lido building. The Modern Movement was started in May 2008 to bring together 20th century vintage furniture dealers to display interesting furniture in architectural surroundings. The main organiser of The Modern Movement is Moses Otunla, owner of the vintage furniture showroom, Bleu. Moses sources his stock from around the world and recent finds have included designs by Merrow& Associates, Saarinen, Alvar Alto, Finn Juhl, Fritz Hansen, Han Wegner, Charles & Ray Eames

Horniman Museum and Gardens – April events

Exhibitions Colour: The Rainbow Revealed 10 February-28 October Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet. The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Café to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds. Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Standard prices also available. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. For more information and to book tickets go to www.horniman.ac.uk. Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm March to October Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions David Milne: Modern Painting A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision. Now to 7 May Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Receiving Pharoah’s Ring’  Rediscover one of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s finest masterpieces: Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Since 2016, this painting has been the focus of a major conservation project, with the help of X-rays, this display explores the changes the artist made during the course of its production. Now to 3 June Gallery Lates Wilderness 20 April, 6-10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions Inspired by David Milne: Modern Painting and Milne’s way of isolated living and his immersion in the natural world, Mother Nature will be our muse as we examine the wilderness in art. Enjoy talks and tastings with professional forager, James Wood, nature-based workshops, and an experiential tour created by contemporary music and arts organisation Collective 31. Lectures & Talks Into The Wild Lecture Series: In Conversation: Art …

Want to get down to earth?

Want to get down to earth? Then get to Emmanuel wildlife garden, off  Chalford Road, West Dulwich on the last Wednesday afternoon (2-4pm) of every month. Norwood Wildlife team created a garden on a patch between Emmanuel, a Parish Church, and their neighbours 12yrs ago and have recently returned it to its original purpose with the help of Church members.  The main garden is an orchard of wild fruit trees, crab apple, cherry, plum (and soon pear) to feed the birds.  Around it is a hawthorn hedge with cow parsley and other hedgerow plants. At the entrance to the area stands a magnificent Rowan tree underplanted with primroses, dog violets and wild grape hyacinths and a long bed nearby is a showpiece for bigger subjects such as teasel, burdock and thistles. John Cotter, the Norwood team leader, says beginners will be welcome and he hopes they will go on to work on the team’s main project, Norwood Park’s Country Walk, a winding path across 3 acres which have been planted with most of the trees and …

Bell House – April events

Bell House is an educational centre that offers support outside the mainstream school curriculum, lifelong learning, short courses, exhibitions, talks and musical events. The house is a centre for educational needs such as dyslexia support. They champion wider learning courses for all age groups, offering children and adults the opportunity to unleash their creativity or engage with subjects they have never tried before. There are free events and bursary places available on all courses. GCSE revision workshop for teenagers This workshop is perfect for al dyslexic teenagers who feel that, despite working hard, they are still not achieving the results they want. Caroline Bateman will cover a range of tips, tricks and strategies for learning, revising and coping with stress. Students need to bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone that can connect to a wireless network. Date: 3rd April Time: 1-4pm Location: Bell House, 27 College Road, London, SE21 7BG Tickets: £45 (subsidised places available, please email info@bellhouse.co.uk) Ticket link Beekeeping for beginners Join us at Bell House for an introductory beekeeping course, where we have …