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Horniman Museum and Gardens – December events

Special Events Horniman Kids Sleepover Saturday 8 December, 7pm–10am Join us after hours for the Horniman’s first family sleepover. Come to the Museum once the public have left, and the Walrus is tucked up in bed, to explore the Horniman by night. Roll out your sleeping bag and camp out in the galleries, next to a dodo, or even a tiger. The evening will be full of fun activities and exciting exploration such as storytelling, crafts and trails. Please bear in mind that this will be a very exciting experience and be prepared that you may not get much sleep on the night! A light breakfast is included in the morning, plus hot drinks for adults. Horniman staff will be on site throughout the event. Ticket prices: Child ticket £60. Adult ticket £60. Every adult and child requires a ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of two adults per child booking.  Please see the website for full information. The Snow Queen Storytelling Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm – …

Christmas Pantomime returns to Dulwich

This Christmas the Dulwich Players return to St Barnabas Hall in Dulwich to perform “Jack & The Beanstalk” (or “Jacques & The Brexit Talks”), written by Dulwich resident John Hedley. Suitable for all ages, this is a traditional Christmas family pantomime with music, song and dance – and a highly topical dilemma: should the inhabitants of the village of Dull Itch stay in the Kingdom of Remainia, or will they be better off in Cloud Cuckoo Land, a country ruled by a fearsome but bumbling Giant named Boris? A magic beanstalk is the only link between the two realms. But will our hero Jack have the courage to climb the beanstalk? Will the good Fairy save him from the Wicked Witch’s cooking pot? Will Daisy the cow end up on the Giant’s barbecue? Will Jack manage to steal the Giant’s treasure and win the heart of Meghan, the beautiful American girl? The answers to these, and to many other questions you never ever thought of asking (oh, no you didn’t!) will be revealed in an evening of fun, fantasy and frolics. Date and Times: Thursday 20th December and Friday 21st December at 7.30pm Saturday 22nd December at 3.00pm and 7.00pm Sunday 23rd December at 3.00pm …

East Dulwich Christmas Cracker 2018

East Dulwich will be the place to be on Saturday 1st December when the fabulous Christmas Cracker returns supported by Southwark Council and presented by the Dulwich Festival.  Now in its seventh year, the 2018 East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will be a fabulous way to get everyone in the festive spirit. This year’s street festival programme will include an exciting array of entertainment from choirs and performance groups, exclusive offers from the fantastic local traders, a wonderfully seasonal North Cross Road market with tempting gifts and delicious festive food and the return of the delightful Children’s Christmas Treasure Hunt in aid of LinkAge Southwark.  The Art Trail will also see many local artists exhibiting throughout spaces in Lordship Lane and beyond. The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will take place throughout the area from 11am to 5pm.  Make a date in your diary to come along and join in the festive fun! The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker is part of the Southwark Presents programme, funded by Southwark Council with contributions from local traders and produced by Dulwich Festival.

Theatre Peckham presents Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny

Malachi Green, Ayanna Christie-Brown, Guy Navarro, Geoff Aymer, Terri Ann Oudjar and Ray Newe, have been cast in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, a reimagining by Richard Hurford, inspired by the much-loved children’s classic. Music and lyrics by Rob Castell, incorporating rap, salsa and reggae beats. Joining the cast on stage will be 40 children who form part of Theatre Peckham’s renowned arts education and training programme. Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, introduces young audiences to a current take on the characters found in this children’s classic. Rob Castell’s music and lyrics incorporate rap, salsa and reggae beats. This play with songs promises to be a festive treat for all the family with a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure and song. Forget the legends, forget the stories, this Robin Hood is real. The production marks the venue’s new artistic director Suzann McLean’s inaugural production, since joining in September 2018. Cast in the lead role as Robin, South East London local Malachi Green follows in the footsteps of Theatre Peckham Patron and former pupil …

Older people in Dulwich invited to try origami for the first time

Older people in Dulwich are invited to try origami for the first time at Dulwich Library on Thursday 29th November. Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.  The free class takes place on Thursday 29th November from 2-4.30pm. The class is part of First Time for Everything, a programme designed by Royal Voluntary Service and Prudential UK to give older people in London (and across the UK) an opportunity to try something new for free in their local community.  Staying active and social have been proven to be important to keeping fit and well in older age. The class will be followed by Japanese-themed light refreshments and there will also be an opportunity to hear about other local activities for older people that may be of interest. To register for a place at the free Prudential First Time for Everything origami class, callDee Davis, Royal Voluntary Service activity co-ordinator for London on 07388 950130, email  or visit