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The second iyouall store is the latest welcome addition to East Dulwich, an expansion of design agency iya studio, whose first store and studio space is based in Deptford SE8. iya studio was set up 10 years ago by graphic designer, Matt Cottis and interior designer, Fleur Paterson. The idea to open a store developed from Fleur’s interior projects, designing and buying for the projects she has created. Fleur’s buying and styling skills opened up a wider platform to display designer homewares and stationery. The aim, as well as stocking a comprehensive choice of products from well-known key brands, such as Hay, Ferm Living, Normann Copenhagen, Oyoy, Ommo & Areaware, is to develop a range of products by the designers themselves and to embrace their multi-disciplined practice as well as the wider creative community. In the coming year iyouall plan to run events from the shop, including making workshops and talks. iyouall is as inclusive as it sounds with prices starting at £5, it’s guaranteed there is something for everyone. 48 East Dulwich Road, East …

Around Dulwich – September edition

With children all over Dulwich heading back to school this week, parents from East to West to the Village are shopping for shoes, stocking up on packed lunch supplies and frantically hunting down long-forgotten book bags. Whether you love them or grit your teeth to get through them, the end of the school holidays can be bittersweet. While many of us are sad to say goodbye to the carefree nature of long summer days, there can be something quite exciting about the start of a new school year. Although, it always takes a bit of time to settle back into the new (old) routine. How I used to get us both out of the house fed, washed and dressed by 8.30am is by now a distant memory. I can no longer remember how to persuade a 7-year old out of bed, into his clothes or away from the TV, and it all feels like a bit of a scramble. The peace that immediately follows the first school run feels like a spa day in comparison. …

Animating Lordship Lane Art Trail

Coming soon is Animating Lordship Lane.  It will include six brand new artist commissions in shop windows along Lorship Lane high street in SE22. In place from Tuesday 30 August – Sunday 11 September, the works is responsive to each business and the local area. The range of artwork media is incredibly diverse, ranging from illustration and suspended installations to willow sculptures and paper automata. Delivered by Fantasy High Street, the arts company behind the bike-powered cinema screening of Belleville Rendezvous at Nunhead Green in 2014, this new project includes different installations in the windows and shop fronts of Just Williams, Mary’s Living and Giving Shop for Save the Children, Lush Designs, Roullier White, Karavan Eco and Mrs Robinson. All free to view and enjoy, the art trial will be complimented by a weekend of free family activities including street performance and art workshops on 3-4 September. An event guide is available to pick up for free in partner businesses which includes discounts and offers in high street shops. For more information visit: http://fantasyhighstreet.org.uk Saturday 3 – …

Around Dulwich – August edition

School’s out for summer and I hope this glorious sunshine is too! I approach the end of every school year with mixed emotions. On one hand, I am happy to be free of the school routine and look forward to a long stretch of lazy mornings and afternoons playing outside in the sun. On the other, it is a reminder of how fast the years are passing by. It seems like only yesterday I dropped my 4-year old off for his first day in reception and in a few short weeks, he will go into Year 3. I admit I had a little tear in my eye on his last day of term as we said goodbye to his wonderful teacher and the end of his infant school experience. There were moments in July when it felt like November, but not a drop (or 300,000 buckets) of heavy rain could dampen the spirit of the school summer fairs! Families flocked in their hundreds to hook-a-duck, bounce on inflatable castles, or just hang out by the popular Prosecco bars. Other highlights included a …

Comedian Henning Wehn, brings the house down at the end of Dulwich College Symposium

BBC journalist Justin Webb, Kwasi Kwarteng, MP and comedian Henning Wehn headed the bill on 1 October for a day packed full of enquiry, discussion and debate on the theme of ‘Us & Them’. The Upper School Symposium, held every October, is Dulwich College’s flagship academic day for all boys in the Lower and Upper Sixth forms. This year, the day was opened by Kwasi Kwarteng, who offered his thoughts on integration, political correctness and history teaching in our schools, as well as engaging in discussion about the current migration crisis, with sixth-formers offering a range of probing questions from the floor. Journalist and author Justin Webb, shared his fascinating personal insights into American politics, as well as discussing the future of journalism in a world where the formerly clear divisions between news-gatherers and the public are becoming increasingly blurred. All Upper School boys also attended two seminars or workshops, choosing from the 34 on offer, their subjects ranging from criminal psychology and caricature to feminism and contemporary film. Several seminars were given by sixth …