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Chamber Music Festival

Come to St John the Evangelist Church from 10-15 June for a series of wonderful concerts for strings and piano performed by enSEmble26. With the arrival of the beautiful new Steinway concert grand at St John’s, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some gems of the classical chamber music repertoire. Monday 10th June – 1pm Music from Russia – for 2 violins and piano, including Prokofiev and Shostakovich Tickets £10/£7 Wednesday 12th June – 4pm Children’s Concert – The Swan and the Enchanted Lake, a beautiful story about some fairies and men with diggers…with music by Mendelssohn, Debussy and Chopin Tickets Adults £10 children free Friday 14th June – 12.30pm Violin and Piano recital with Ellie Fagg & Eleanor Meynell. Beethoven Spring Sonata, Mozart A major KV305 and Schubert Moments Musicaux Tickets £10/£7 Saturday 15th June – 7.30pm Dvorak Piano Quintet in Eb Op. 81, Haydn ‘Gypsy’ Trio and Clara Schumann 3 Romances Op.22 Tickets £15/£12 enSEmble26 is a collective of passionate musicians devoted to sharing their love of music through world-class concerts and …

Balham Literary Festival announces 2019 line-up

The Balham Literary Festival returns 13-25th June with a spectacular line-up featuring vegan cooking star Rachel Ama, novelist Max Porter, crime writer Mick Herron and esteemed philosopher AC Grayling. A staple of the London literary calendar, this year’s festival will host a dazzling array of events with discussions ranging from climate change to crime fiction, whilst celebrating some of best talent south London has to offer. Highlights of the festival are set to include an event with AC Grayling who will preview his new book The History of Philosophy, delving into some of the greatest minds in the world from antiquity to present; former Crystal Palace resident Max Porter will discuss his audacious, strange and wonderful new workLanny, the follow-up to his hugely successful Grief is the Thing with Feathers; and YouTube sensationRachel Ama will share quick and easy recipes from her new book Vegan Eats. Addressing pressing social concerns, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Adam Weymouth will discuss his prize-winning book Kings of the Yukon and reflect on the environmental issues …

Everything is changing! Including The Illusioneer

Some of you may know it as a tiny “shop front” you walk past on your way to the station in Herne Hill, others may have booked the tiny venue for a “Party Show” or special occasion. Some people believe “it only appears when you need it!” The reality is, I opened The illusioneer Theatre and Studio nearly 10 years ago, as a place for me to perform and develop a number of shows in a theatre style for all ages. I developed three core shows that worked well for The illusioneer brand and the Little Theatre but now it’s time for change. Over this time I sought to diversify the audience so a parlour show called “Midweek Magic Mix” was developed with other Illusionists and Magicians to bring in a new adult audience. The core team of Illusioneers have now been with me for over 5 Years and because of my background in theatre, events and TV they wanted me to promote a stage show and event to a bigger audience After lots of …

Around Dulwich – June news!

As one season ends, so another begins. The warmer months mean only one thing in my sport-obsessed household – cricket! No sooner than my son’s muddy football boots were left outside for the very last time this season and the cricket whites were out! Training is every Friday and Monday evenings with matches on a Sunday morning, but football training will also continue on Saturday mornings throughout the summer months so there really is no escape for this reluctant spectator. My husband is also off on his annual cricket tour to Somerset with the Dulwich 7thXI for the 12thyear running. Let’s just say the standard of cider drinking is more impressive than the quality of the play… Sadly, despite the best efforts of Jamie, Rema and the local community, The Palmerston will definitely be changing hands on 3rd June. This is a devastating blow to everyone who has loved and supported this pub over the last 15 years or so. Jamie and Rema have always been the heart of The Palmerston and I will follow …

Brockley Max

Brockley Max, one of the cultural highlights of South East London, returns for its 18th year from 31st May – 8th June, filling the Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak and Ladywell areas with art and music for everyone. The Festival has been growing in size since it started in 2001 and features films, concerts, art installations, theatre, activities for children and much more taking over venues across the borough. With many of the events being free to attend this is a great opportunity to experience the talent of the area and further afield. The festival starts with a bang with the Opening Night Concert at Brockley Station. Starting at 4.30pm there will be a mixture of acts performing covering various musical styles. Over the next 9 days you can find various events taking place such as: Brockleywood Nights a Showcase for local filmmaking talent taking place at The Rivoli Ballroom Acoustic Anarchy – an acoustic folk, punk, and alternative night at waterintobeer And Then There Were None – a murder mystery play set in an island …