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Dulwich: A College, a Gallery and a Nation’s appreciation of Art

In 2019 Dulwich College will celebrate its 400th anniversary. To mark this milestone the College has created a lecture series, each reflecting an aspect of the College’s life and history. The series has been named after one of the College’s most influential Old Alleynians. This is the eighth lecture in the series and will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017, 6.30-9pm, Dulwich College. In Conversation: Dr Gabriele Finaldi OA and Director of the National Gallery with Dr Xavier Bray, former Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery and now Director of The Wallace Collection. The evening will be chaired by Jennifer Scott, the new Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary of opening to the public. Dr Gabriele Finaldi left Dulwich College in 1984. He studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute. After working at the National Gallery, 1992-2002, he was appointed Deputy Director for Collections and Research at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. He became Director of the National Gallery in 2015. Dr Xavier Bray became Director of the Wallace …

Take a walk on the wild side at St Christopher’s Food Festival and Wild West Fair

Head on down to Green Street Green, Orpington on Saturday 10 June 2017 for St Christopher’s Food Festival & Wild West Fair. From 11am until 4pm the hospice’s summer fair will feature a wonderful array of street and artisan foods for sale, fun-filled western-style entertainment and, an ever-popular dog show. A Rodeo bull will entertain wannabe-cowboys and children will love western-themed games such as ‘tin-can alley’ and ‘cactus’ hoopla.  There will also be a bouncy castle assault course, pony rides, and entertainment in the central arena all day, including Lindy Hop dancing and a magic show. The always entertaining dog show will be at 3pm and costs £3 to enter, per category. Prizes will be awarded to the winning dogs, including for the ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘most handsome dog’. Visitors can wet their whistle at the Pimms and beer tent, or visit one of over twenty food and drink sellers that will be on the Green, many offering award-winning goods. Fresh food will include Venezuelan street food, wood fired pizzas, American frontier food and strawberries …

Dulwich Street Art Walk – Friday 9th June

By Amanda Greatorex, leader of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery Street Art Walks I met the late Ingrid Beazley, founder of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, over a decade ago at a Private View at Dulwich Picture Gallery. After chatting for just a little while she said: “Why don’t you come and be a teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery?” I thought ok, why not, I had a bit of spare time in the day at that time, so I did. Not long after that came “Can you do Photoshop? Why don’t you join the Friends Committee?” I did and created many event posters including designing the many Bigger Picture Film Club ads. More followed from “Can you write? Come get involved in DulwichOnView!” where I wrote articles – including one on South London Street Art – to “Do you want to sing and DJ at the Gallery Lates and at my house?” The list goes on…. So no wonder then, when I was lucky to be catching up with her in the last few months, we were discussing amongst other things her Dulwich …

Coming Soon: Brockley Max 2017

Brockley Max runs from 2nd to 10th June 2017 offering a packed programme of gigs, films, art exhibitions, theatre, kids activities and more besides. Most events are free and will take place in venues across Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park and Ladywell. The party starts at 4pm on Friday 2nd June with our Opening Night Concert. There’ll be dancing in the street at our free and unforgettable evening of live music outside Brockley station. The line-up includes some of the most talented local musicians. Beer connoisseurs should head to London Beer Dispensary from 6pm on 2nd June to sample Southey Brewing’s newest pale ale, made exclusively for Brockley Max. It launches at £2 a pint for the first cask and will be available throughout the festival. Brockley Max rides the airwaves this year. We’re joining forces with One Harmony Radio, to broadcast festival highlights. There’ll be events coverage, interviews for the Daily Max half hour and plenty more besides. Be sure to tune in! The fun doesn’t end there. The festival unfurls over 9 …

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents first major UK exhibition of watercolours by Sargent

‘Enormous views and huge skies do not tempt me’ – John Singer Sargent In June 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first major UK exhibition of watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856- 1925), since 1918. A key selection of works from over 30 lenders, including The lady with the umbrella, 1911, on display in the UK for the first time, will offer an alternative perspective on Sargent, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. ‘Sargent: The Watercolours’ will bring together 80 works from arguably Sargent’s greatest period of watercolour production between 1900 and 1918. Renowned as the leading portraitist of his generation, Sargent mastered the medium of watercolour during his painting expeditions to Southern Europe and the Middle East, where he developed a distinctive way of seeing and composing. Whilst these watercolours have often been dismissed as simple travel souvenirs, they were an integral part of Sargent’s artistic production. Arranged thematically, the exhibition will showcase Sargent’s landscapes, architectural structures and figurative scenes. It will draw attention to the most radical aspects …