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The Herne Hill Free Film Festival Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival celebrates its 5th birthday with a month-long programme of screenings ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, documentary films and shorts by local filmmakers. The event runs from 28 April to 29 May 2017 across a range of venues around SE24, including iconic outdoor sites, local churches, schools, pubs, railways arches and a brewery. Dates – 28 April to 29 May 2017 Venues – various locations around Herne Hill, SE24 Price – all events are free. No booking required. Full programme available here. The fun-packed and diverse programme starts on 28th April with Roald Dahl’s BFG at Rosendale School, with a special Q&A session with the film’s star, award-winning actor Mark Rylance. On 26th May, this year’s most talked about film, La La Land, will be screened at the Herne Hill Velodrome. Moonlight, winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, will be lighting up the iconic Brockwell Lido on 13th May. A few hundred yards away, on 20th May, Gloria Gaynor and ABBA will be echoing around Brockwell Park courtesy of The …

Show And Tell present Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. 13 years later, Kieran returns with a violin and a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities. Following a sell-out tour and BBC Radio 4 adaptation of last year’s Lance, Hodgson returns with his second Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated smash-hit character comedy show. Edinburgh Comedy Award best show nominee – 2016 and 2015. Star of Radio 4’s Lance and seen in BBC2’s Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed. KIERAN HODGSON: MAESTRO at The MCT at Alleyn’s on May 5th 2017 at 8pm – bar open from 7.15pm. The MCT at Alleyn’s, Townley Road, Dulwich SE22 8SU. Box Office: mct.alleyns.org.uk or tel. 0208 557 1541. ‘A whip-smart, intensely personal paean to following one’s heart – in which the next big laugh is never more than a semiquaver away’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph ‘Hodgson’s ample narrative, comic and performing skills combine in perfect harmony’ ★★★★ The Guardian ‘This funny heartwarming show sends you out humming with happiness’ ★★★★ The Times www.showandtelluk.com / @show_and_tell

Horniman Museum & Gardens: April events

Library Open Day First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures. Free, drop in. Nature Trail Welly Walk: Signs of Spring Saturday 22 April, 1.45–3.30pm Get your wellies on and join us for fun activities to explore spring life on the Horniman Nature Trail. Have a go at sweep-netting, tree-beating, identification and more to discover the insects, animals and plants that live there in the spring. Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Tickets: Adult £5, Child £3. Horniman Farmers’ Market Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes. Free entry. Hear it Live! Tuesday 25 Apr, 3.30pm Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument …

Forest Hill Garden Group

The Forest Hill Garden Group will be opening six gardens on Sunday 21 May (1-6pm) as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) with a share to St Christopher’s. They are all within walking distance of each other – or a yellow ballooned taxi is available for a donation! Hilltop 28 Horniman Drive 27 Horniman Drive 53 Ringmore Rise 7 Canonbie Road, The Coach House 3 The Hermitage 25 Westwood Park. These six gardens in Forest Hill are all very different and make for a wonderful afternoon out. Situated on one of the highest points in south east London these gardens afford breathtaking views across London and the Downs, offering a real treat to the senses – art, sculpture, delicious homemade cakes and refreshment, music from a talented duo, and many plants for sale. There are too many hidden gems to list but delights include a walled courtyard garden, a city sanctuary garden built on three levels with rose and jasmine draped arches, a jewel garden and topiary; a sculptor’s garden packed with plants, sculptures and ceramics …

Books and Beer: Lisa McInerney in conversation with David Keenan

Join Dulwich Books at 7pm on Saturday 22nd April for an evening of books and beer with Lisa McInerney (The Blood Miracles) and David Keenan (This Is Memorial Device). Last year Lisa became a Dulwich Books bestseller when her hard-hitting debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the Bailey’s Prize for fiction by women. A tale of organised crime and less organised families, set in the ‘arse end of Ireland’, Lisa’s new novel revisits the characters of The Glorious Heresies and continues the story of twenty-year-old Ryan Cusack, who struggles to make his way out of the drug world to follow his dream of becoming a DJ. Lisa will be in conversation with David Keenan, long-time music critic and author of the extraordinary This Is Memorial Device. Lisa herself has described David’s debut novel as “an incredible book, savage and tender and poignant and mad”. A hallucinated oral history of a Scottish post-punk scene that never existed, the book’s 26 chapters each set out the fictional recollections of one person who was there to witness this most obscure explosion of culture. …