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The Catford Vegan Festival Returns! 

South East London’s Only All Day Vegan Festival Is Back On Sunday 14 July 2019.  Following the success of the inaugural Catford Vegan Festival last year, Catford Broadway will once again go car free and meat free and welcome south-east London’s premier vegan festival. Created by the team behind the Catford Food Market in collaboration with Plant Bass LDN who are behind popular vegan events at House of Camden and Vegan Nights, the festival builds on the growing love and support of plant based fayre and shopping across London. Whether you fancy a vegan doner kebab courtesy of Catford residents The Hippie Turks, Scandinavian open sandwiches from Daun’s Deli, or vegan cake endorsed by celebrity vegan Romesh Ranganathan from MissFlits Bakes Vegan, the festival will show that meat and dairy free doesn’t mean taste free. Other traders confirmed for this plant based love-in include The Green Grill, The Red Tent, Oh My Gulay, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen, Palace Culture, Terra Ferment and Beats & Grind. Catford’s favourite pop up shop Catford Cornucopia will also be there offering the much coveted Catford hoodies and t-shirts alongside other non food traders offering cosmetics, homeware, craft and plants. There’ll also be free …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – June exhibitions!

Exhibitions & Displays Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking 19 June – 8 September This summer we shine a spotlight on a brief but intense period of inspirational printmaking during the 1930s, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School, including teacher and artist Claude Flight and his students Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power, Lill Tschudi, William Greengrass and Leonard Beaumont. Nahoko Kojima: Sumi 19 June – 8 September Kojima’s eight-metre-long crocodile, cut entirely from one sheet of paper, will hang suspended from the Gallery’s entrance hall – a visual spectacle for all to admire. A key protagonist of the paper cut sculpture movement, she is renowned for turning majestic animals into works of art and questioning our relationship to nature. Pisarro in Dulwich Until 4 August To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery is hosting a special display focusing on Camille Pissarro’s view of the school’s main building, painted in 1871. A special loan from the Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse, the work returns to Dulwich for …

Horniman Museum & Gardens – June events!

Library Open Day First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures. Free, drop in. Hear it Live! Mbira Music Duo Tuesday 25 June, 3.30-4pm Chartwell Dutiro and Jori Buchel will give a performance-demonstration of the mbira, an instrument traditionally performed by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Free. Welcome to the Horniman’ Tours Wednesdays and Saturdays 4pm, Sundays 11.30am Our Visitor Hosts provide a short introduction to the Horniman on these informal tours. Curiosity Talks Tuesdays, 4pm and Saturdays, 11.30am Enjoy talks on a range of fascinating objects and topics, delivered by our Visitor Hosts. Free, drop in. Plonk Crazy Golf – until 27 October Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Daily during school holidays) 10am-5pm. Plonk is bringing back buckets of fun to the Horniman with a new exciting 9-hole family-friendly challenge. The course has wheelchair access and adapted putters, as well as putters for kids. Tickets: Child £4, Adult £6, Group £13.50 (up to 4 people) Exhibitions and Displays Grasslands Garden Now open Wander through wild landscapes in the …

June events at Bell House

In the Tracks of Pissarro: Dulwich History Exhibition – weekend 15th & 16th June, 10am – 5pm To coincide with Pissarro’s Dulwich College(1871) coming to the Picture Gallery and the College’s 400th anniversary, Bell House is hosting a small exhibition looking at 1871, a key moment of change in our part of South London. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal – Tuesday 11th June, 7:30pm Village Books are back at Bell House presenting The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June The scene is set for nights of mischief, misunderstandings and merriment, as the Dulwich Players perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the magical gardens of Bell House. Performances at 2pm and 5pm each day. Save a Life Community First Aid Course – Saturday 22nd June, 9:30am Would you know what to do if someone stopped breathing? If not, then emergency first aid training should be on your list of essential skills to learn. You will leave this training session feeling confident to help …

Dulwich goes to the Cinema

On Monday 17th June the penultimate GE Moore Lecture launches the Dulwich Film Festival week with Dulwich goes to the Cinema. Flying in from San Francisco to host the lecture, we have, according to Benjamin Schwarz, the ‘world’s greatest living film critic’ David Thomson OA. A self-proclaimed film addict, David is a regular contributor to the New York Times and is the author of over 20 books, including biographies of Orson Wells, Marlon Brando, Nicole Kidman and Warren Beatty. His life-long fascination with film resulted in his most well-known work the Biographical Dictionary of Film published in 1975 and now in its sixth edition.  A more impressive film critic career would be hard to find. During this lecture David will be focussing on his career spanning almost five decades and the role that OAs have played in Hollywood in front of and behind the camera; from Michael Powell to Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. He will also talk about the College’s most illustrious authors and how their works have been adapted for the silver screen. Following on from David’s lecture, there will …