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Emin, Gormley, Opie and Hume create £40 original artwork to raise funds for The Charter School North Dulwich

It’s a lucky dip with an astonishing difference. For only £40, art lovers could walk away with an original Tracey Emin as a leading South London academy school launches an innovative project to raise much needed cash as it, along with most state schools, faces a funding crisis over the next few years. Thirty of the best art students from The Charter School North Dulwich, will get the opportunity to be exhibited and then sold alongside art greats including Tracey Emin, Sir Antony Gormley, Julian Opie and Gary Hume as well as a plethora of talented local artists at the Secret Charter art sale on Monday 15th October, 2018 at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The Secret Charter initiative aims to sell over 500 postcard-sized pieces of original art at £40 a piece and in the process raise a substantial sum for The Charter School’s art department. A significant number of artists taking part, exhibited at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Charter School North Dulwich is an outstanding, inclusive state secondary school in South London, …

Lambeth Fireworks at Brockwell Park

On Saturday 3rd November, Lambeth Fireworks will light up Brockwell Park with two dazzling fireworks displays that will rival any of the other premier Fireworks Night events in the UK. The awe-inspiring displays will be accompanied by a myriad of street food traders and a funfair throughout to offer something for everyone, families and adults alike, across the whole evening.  Following its roaringly successful launch last year, the Lambeth Fireworks display will be even bigger and more spectacular this November. With the display being designed and created by finalists from the 2018 British Firework Championships, organisers Westworth Kemp are promising a Bonfire Night extravaganza to remember. Tickets are on sale now and expected to sell out fast, with a special Super Early Bird offer available until 16th September. The theme for this year’s main event is The Time Tunnel, featuring an incredible show of high octane pyrotechnics choreographed to some of the biggest anthems of the ‘80s right through to the present day. From Whitney Houston and Oasis, through to Blur, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, the …

Around Dulwich – October news

We have embraced the start of the new school year and all of the routine that comes with it. The long days of summer are but a distant memory as our attention returns to homework, swimming lessons, PTA cake sales and – for pupils entering Year 6 – secondary school open mornings! We did an early tour of a few of the local secondary schools in the area (our son has just started in Year 5) as we wanted to get a feel for them, but will go back again with him next September. Anyway, back to the here and now! The Catford Gin Festival returns this month (5-8 October) at The Broadway Theatre. The 3-day festival is hosted by the Forest Hill Gin Club and Team Catford and sponsored by Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water. It will showcase local distillers such as Dulwich based Fatty’s Organic Gin alongside those from further afield. The Herne Hill Music Festival is also back (5-14 October) and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with …

An Evening with John Simpson at Dulwich Books

Join Dulwich Books on Thursday 4th October to hear John Simpson discuss his exciting new thriller, Moscow Midnight, at All Saints West Dulwich on the day the book is released. Government minister Patrick Macready has been found dead in his flat. The coroner rules it an accident, a sex game gone wrong. Jon Swift is from the old stock of journos – cynical, cantankerous and overweight – and something about his friend’s death doesn’t seem right. Then days after Macready’s flat is apparently burgled, Swift discovers that his friend had been researching a string of Russian government figures who had met similarly ‘accidental’ fates. When the police refuse to investigate further, Swift gets in touch with his contacts in Moscow, determined to find out if his hunch is correct. Following the lead, he is soon drawn into a violent underworld, where whispers of conspiracies, assassinations and double-agents start blurring the line between friend and foe. But the truth will come at a price, and it may cost him everything. John Simpson has been the BBC’s …

Dulwich College: a Cradle of Writers?

It is widely known that P.G. Wodehouse was a proud old boy of Dulwich College. It is a little less well-known that Raymond Chandler, CS Forester and Dennis Wheatley were also alumni. Or that two Booker prize winning writers, Michael Ondaatje and Graham Swift, attended the school in the 1950s and ‘60s respectively. And that Booker nominated Tom McCarthy (‘C’) and Tom Rob Smith (Child 44) followed them in the 1980s and 90s. Please join us for a conversation about the life and works of these writers and to discuss why Dulwich College might have produced a disproportionate number of eminent and popular authors over the last 120 years – and hopes to do so again over the course of the next century, as it progresses towards its 500th anniversary. We are delighted to have Patrick Humphries OA, the author of biographies of Nick Drake, Bruce Springsteen and Richard Thompson, who has been commissioned to write a personal account of the Dulwich writers he remembers reading in his youth, yet another popular Old Alleynian writer Simon …