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Dulwich Picture Gallery – August events

Exhibitions and Displays Edward Bawden Today the British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This will be the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s career, championing him as a fine artist while also demonstrating the wit and versatility of his design work.​ Now until 9 September 2018 Young People Volunteer Interpretation Programme Taster Sessions 1 – 18 August, Free Our youth Volunteer Interpretation Project is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14 – 21 to get involved with the interpretation of the Gallery. Participants will have the chance to work with our curators to explore new ways of talking about our Collection, and develop new programmes and activities for young people. Throughout August we are running a series of free, drop-in taster sessions for all those interested – no experience needed! Behind the Scenes Tour 1 August, 5 – 7pm Come and explore the Gallery after hours in our behind the scenes tour. Led by our Guides you will …

Wild Child Festival: 17–19 August

Wild Child is London’s newest boutique children’s festival – by mums and dads, for the whole family. Bringing together the very best in arts activities, workshops and performances by a wide range of companies, many founded by London mums and dads themselves, Wild Child offers an alternative to larger, commercial, brand heavy festivals. Some event highlights include: Family dance parties with Bebop Baby’s very best Hip Hop beats, heavy funk, rare soul, dusty old jazz, obscuro funk and psych Trapeze, Tightrope and Juggling skills with the acrobatic Circus Dreams – even for the under 5s! Children as young as three can have a go at coding with Mama Codes in the STEAM Lab – introducing kids to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence, making full use of their bountiful imagination Immersive experiences including a Dinosaur Land where you can see baby dinosaurs hatching and a Magical Unicorn Meadow where little ones can have fun and games becoming experts in …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – August events

World Gallery Now Open The World Gallery is a new permanent gallery which celebrates human creativity, imagination and adaptability, displaying over 3,000 extraordinary objects from the Horniman’s internationally important anthropology collection. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the gallery gives visitors a glimpse into other ways of understanding the world. The displays include a beautiful camel saddle from North Africa, Chinese paper offerings, the prow of a Libyan refugee boat, a Native American tomahawk and a sword made of sharks’ teeth from Kiribati in the Central Pacific. These are complemented by new acquisitions and commissions, as well as sections on different ways of categorising objects and on the history of the Museum. The opening of the World Gallery is the culmination of a five-year project that has also involved the transformation of the gallery space to re-introduce daylight and capture the spirit of the original museum building. Shared World Summer Season 8 July – 2 September 2018  This summer we celebrate the opening of our new World Gallery with …

Summer activities for kids

There are plenty of things to do this summer with your children. Here are just a few of the workshops and clubs happening in Dulwich this month. Whippersnappers Inclusive Play scheme Monday 30th July – Friday 17th August Brockwell Lido in Herne Hill and College Lodge in Dulwich Park. Hours 10am to 5pm, with additional hours for working parents (9am to 10am and/or 5pm to 6pm with an additional cost). Sessions cost £25 – £30 a day depending on number of days booked. Activities on offer across different sites can include acrobatics, arts and crafts, cooking, garden and sensory play, football and outdoor sports, drumming, drama, free play and exciting trips out. Age range: 5 – 15 yrs (Children must have turned 5 by the 31st August before they start due to Ofsted regulations). Phone 0207 738 6633 or email yjama@whippersnappers.org for more information. www.whippersnappers.org. Nimble Arts @ Goodrich Primary School Now until the 24th August Creative activities for 4-11 year olds! Join every day, or just pick the days that work for you – every single day is different …

What’s On at Dulwich Picture Gallery in July

Exhibitions & Displays Edward Bawden The British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is today renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This will be the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s career, championing him as a fine artist while also demonstrating the wit and versatility of his design work.​ 23 May – 9 September 2018 Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Shortlist Come and have your say on the six shortlisted designs for the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion. Models and visualisations of the proposed designs by young and emerging architects will be on display in the Gallery’s glass walkway throughout this year’s London Festival of Architecture, and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite. 5 June – 22 July 2018   Gallery Lates By the Seaside 13 July, 6-10pm, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions Grab your bucket and spade for the alternative British summertime experience! Inspired by our Edward Bawden exhibition, we’re taking you on a trip to the seaside. …