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Dulwich Opera Company present Epic Momentsan Opera Gala concert

Dulwich Opera Company are making their debut at the newly opened, state of the art Vaughan Williams Auditorium at James Allen’s Girls School in Dulwich on Saturday 25th May with a gala evening of unforgettable arias and ensembles including music by Verdi, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky. The evening, which marks the 5thanniversary year of Dulwich Opera Company’s founding, will feature Loretta Hopkins, soprano, Phillipa Thomas, mezzo-soprano, and Borja Gómez-Ferrer, tenor. The young professional singers will be accompanied by the Dulwich Opera Company Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Fletcher. Dulwich Opera Company was established in 2014 to showcase young professional artists and to attract new audiences to opera. Described by Opera Today as “compulsive and enjoyable”, the young company presents exciting concerts and fully staged productions, and tours across the UK. Tickets are available in advance from www.dulwichoperacompany.org.uk/box-office – £23 / £21 / Under 16’s £10.

St Christopher’s Fun Walk

St Christopher’s Fun Walk on 19 May 2019 is the biggest fundraising day of the year for Dulwich’s local hospice and by taking part, walkers will help to keep essential services running and freely available for local families in South East London when they need it most. The walk through Keston, Kent and its surrounding countryside is a life-enhancing day out and an infectiously positive communal experience. Many people take part year after year, and come in fancy dress or customised t-shirts remembering someone special.  The Fun Walk starts and finishes at Keston Common in Kent on Sunday 19 May 2019 and meanders through some of Kent’s prettiest countryside. Walkers can choose their sponsored route with a choice of 3, 5, 8 or 11 mile walks, and there are refreshments to refuel the ramblers and entertainment too. For more information or to sign-up visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/funwalk

Havelock Walk Open Studios and Havelock Walk Arts Week

Hidden in plain sight, Havelock Walk is home to a community of artists, designers and theatremakers in the centre of Forest Hill. There you will discover a cobbled mews with a delightfully incongruous mix of buildings.  Over the two middle May weekends 11/12 & 17/18 they have their annual Open Studios  – wander through the studios, chat with the artists and designers; relax in the sunshine while you watch a free site specific performance or sample some street food. Try your luck in the annual raffle – please check social media for the list of works. Between the 2 weekends they are hosting their first Arts Week with the road closed to traffic, a new art installation in the street plus workshops, talks and performances. Details can be found here: www.facebook.com/havelockwalk/events Tues 14th May – Havelock Walk Arts Week: Stool Making Workshop 10am-4pm. Come and make a three legged stool from hardwood in a day at no.11 Havelock Walk. Simon McKeown, a furniture maker based on Havelock Walk, will guide you through the process of making your stool …

Clear Bright Future: Paul Mason with Mary Ann Sieghart

Join Dulwich Books for an evening with the award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker Paul Mason as he discusses his new work, Clear Bright Future. In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. Paul argues that we are still capable – through language, innovation and co-operation – of shaping our future. Paul will be in conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart. Mary Ann is currently a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, writing a book about why we don’t accord as much authority to women as to men. For nearly 20 years, Mary Ann was Assistant Editor and political …

Teatro Vivo present The Hunters Grimm

Dare you hunt out a life-saving story? In a land where austerity bites the poorest, the powerful fight irrelevant battles and the weather grows wilder, the famous Brothers Grimm search for joyful stories. And they need your help to see beyond our bleak reality in search of a hopeful story to feed the soul. Your journey will take you down shadowy streets where you will meet an anarchic frog, comfort a desperate prince, dance with the musicians of Bremen and join a voyage to cure nightmares. Along the way you’ll hear stories of love, death, poverty, longing and sausages. Critically acclaimed TEATRO VIVO has a well-deserved reputation of producing high-quality theatre “where you least expect it.” The company turns everyday environments into magical worlds; having previously staged Shakespeare in supermarkets, MOTHER COURAGE in an old weapons factory and THE ODYSSEY on the streets, tattoo parlours and pubs of Deptford. THE HUNTERS GRIMM, inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm, invites audiences to roam local neighbourhoods and experience familiar streets in new and surprising ways. …