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Swing Dance Classes at Aquarius Golf Club, SE22

Warm up for winter with this fun 5-week introduction to the vibrant jazz dances of the 1920s-1940s. Learn how to dance the Big Apple, Charleston & Lindy Hop dance styles and be part of a fun, friendly and growing SE London Swing Dance scene. Build skills and confidence to dance in a group, on your own or with a partner to a range of jazz band music. During the course you will learn a brief history of the dance styles, basic footwork and steps, posture and co-ordination, and simple (but impressive!) routines. No partner needed. Beginners welcome. The course will be taught by local resident Wendy Steatham. Wendy is a professional dance artist whose career has included roles as a performer, choreographer, teacher and movement director. In 2011-2012 Wendy worked as Mass Movement Choreographer on all four Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. She co-led the audition and rehearsal process, training the cast for the Ceremonies and directing the large-scale cast rehearsals, including the NHS ‘Swing Out Sister’ sequence in Danny …

It’s the Mozart Requiem!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Mozart Requiem is one of the masterpieces of choral music.  The mysterious circumstances of its creation are still debated by scholars, but its overwhelming beauty and unforgettable impact on the listener are beyond dispute. The Concordia Chamber Choir is proud to be performing it as the centrepiece of their autumn concert to which they welcome The South Circular Orchestra. Also on the programme are three exquisite Rossini motets while their orchestral guests will be playing one of Bach’s stirring Brandenburg Concertos, which are among the finest works of the Baroque. It will be a magnificent evening of music. The performance is at 7:30 pm on Saturday 11th November 2017 at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £12 at the door, or £11 in advance from www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk. Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price. SaveSave

Dulwich Picture Gallery – October events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson: 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. Sargent: The Watercolours: Until 8 October 2017 The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda, until 8 October 2017 On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Special Events Gallery Lates: 6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed …

Horniman Museum and Gardens October events

Horniman Butterfly House Throughout the year. 10am-5pm March to October / 10am-4pm November to February [Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times.] Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Book at www.horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended. Special Events Bloody Late Thursday 19 October, 6.30–9.30pm It is essential and deathly, a source of poetry and horror, vital for surgeons and vampires. Join us for this special evening dissecting the scientific and symbolic nature of blood, with performances, music, talks and activities in a similar vein. Tickets: £5. Over-18s only. Autumn Welly Walk on the Nature Trail Saturday 7 October, 1.45–3.30pm Join …

Emer Casey Memorial London 10k

Herne Hill Harriers are once again preparing for the Emer Casey Memorial London 10k which takes place in Brockwell Park on Sunday 29 October 2017 at 9.30am. This is an event with a unique history. Emer Casey, the youngest of five daughters of Brendan and Juliette Casey died when she was just 28 years old following a short and brave battle against ovarian/uterine cancer in 2006. Her untimely death had such an enormous impact on her family, friends, colleagues and everybody that knew her that a decade on from her death her legacy lives on. Her family vowed that the best way to honour her memory was to establish the Emer Casey Foundation, determined that nobody else should suffer the same fate as Emer. Ten years on the Foundation – a charity dedicated to fundraising which will help to support research into ovarian and uterine cancer and improve the lives of women diagnosed with the disease – continues to go from strength to strength. So far it has raised almost €1 million and has no …