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An Evening with Antony Beevor

Join historian Antony Beevor on Thursday 21st June for a talk on the story of Arnhem. The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem – the battle for the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine in 1944 – in myths. Antony Beevor, the distinguished military historian, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting. It is a gripping account of an iconic moment in British and European history as well as an analysis of the cost of failure, which included pitiless German reprisals. Antony Beevor’s previous bestselling books include Berlin, D-Day, Ardennes 1944 and the multiple prize-winning Stalingrad. An Evening With Antony Beevor 7.30pm, Thursday 21st June MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU www.village-books.co.uk/events Tickets £10/£8 SaveSave SaveSave

An Evening with Louise Candlish

Acclaimed novelist, Louise Candlish will read from her newly released psychological thriller, ‘Our House’, take part in a Q&A and sign copies of the book at Herne Hill’s Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen. Kicking off a brief series of bookish events at the modern British eatery on the edge of Brockwell Park, the reading on Wednesday 13th June, 7.45pm, the event will be Louise’s first appearance on home turf to talk about her new bestseller. While Our House is set in a suburban landscape that appears to be not dissimilar from the leafy enclaves of Dulwich, Herne Hill, West Norwood and others, the author is herself a resident of Herne Hill, sandwiched between Brixton, West Norwood and Dulwich. Released in April, Our House is internationally tipped to be one of this year’s crime best-sellers and is described by Laura Wilson, book reviewer of The Guardian as a “masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner’ and by Clare Mackintosh as ‘Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible…’ The evening will be hosted by 30-year veteran Herne Hill resident, Patrick …

The Life and Works of Anthony Kersting OA (1916 – 2008)

The 11th GE Moore Lecture on Wednesday 20th June discusses the life and works of Anthony Kersting OA, who was the leading architectural photographer of his generation. He discovered his love of photography while at Dulwich College in the 1930s, and some of these early prints are still in his collection, marked with his form number. The overall collection of his work is huge, and of great historical importance. He died in 2008, and bequeathed his photographs to The Courtauld Institute of Art. A possible Life of Anthony Kersting’ – Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at The Courtauld Institute of Art, got to know Kersting in his final years as he planned to leave his collection to the Courtauld and is directing the digitisation of the collection. The images themselves take the viewer into a world of extraordinary travel across post-war Europe and beyond, but what do his collections tell us about a man about whom we in fact know very little? ‘Return to Kurdistan’ – Richard Wilding, a photographer, filmmaker and writer, shows his …

Rock out at Retro festival for FREE

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free? By signing up to do a 4 hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will gain entry to the festival without spending a single penny. Let’s Rock London will take place at Clapham Common on July 28th and will include live performances from The Boomtown Rats, Kim Appleby, Fuzzbox and many more. Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child faces bereavement. The charity also trains professionals such as doctors, teachers and midwives to help them better understand and meet the needs of grieving families. Ruth Sanger, Regional Fundraising & Communications Manager for the charity said: “Last year we raised over £60,000 at Let’s Rock festivals across the UK and we couldn’t have done this without the support of our wonderful volunteers. The atmosphere on the day is …

The Multi-Story Orchestra returns to Peckham

This summer The Multi-Story Orchestra will present a series of orchestral and chamber concerts on the rooftop spaces at Bold Tendencies Car Park Peckham. The summer season will open with a new commission by British composer Dani Howard with text by spoken word artist and poet Simon Mole. This new work, exploring young people’s hopes and fears for the future, will be given its world premiere performance with students from Kender, Lyndhurst, John Donne and Hollydale primary schools singing as an amassed choir alongside the Orchestra (11 & 12 July). The Multi-Story Youth Choir will also return, following their barnstorming performance in the BBC Proms last year. In 2018 they will work with singer-songwriter Abimaro Gunnell to create a new work inspired by the Bold Tendencies’ commissions on site exploring themes of ecology (4 August). “these young performers summoned a musical maturity all their own – their focus unfaltering… their eyes alight” **** The Guardian Throughout the summer, a series of four chamber music programmes will be curated by members of The Multi-Story Orchestra and …