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April events at Village Books

An Evening with Susie Steiner in conversation with DS Graham McMillan Wednesday 18 April 7pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich Village SE21 7BG Village Books invites you to join Susie Steiner and DS McMillan for an evening discussing working together on plotting the crimes so the books have a real authenticity. Whilst researching her latest book Persons Unknown, Susie Steiner worked with DS Graham McMillan. DS McMillan is a real life detective with the Met Police and his views and thoughts add a reality to Susie’s crime novels making them unique. Tickets £10, includes drinks & entry. Book here. Introducing debut novelist AJ Pearce Monday 23 April 7pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich Village SE21 7BG Village Books invites you to meet AJ Pearce. Picked as one of the leading debut novelists of 2018 this will be an event you’ll not want to miss. Irresistibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the …

East Dulwich Wall Mural

What is it? In partnership with Southwark Council, Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and The Dulwich Festival, we are inviting entries from artists to add some colour and cheer up the area around East Dulwich Train Station. Why are we doing it? An action group comprising of East Dulwich businesses, market traders and residents are creating a brand celebrating the independent spirit of East Dulwich. We have been awarded a grant by the London Borough of Southwark and will be sourcing additional funds from within the business and residential community. The mural will be part of a wider project which includes community lead enhancements to North Cross Road Market and installations of lamp post banners. The overriding aim is also to identify the area geographically for residents, retailers, local businesses and visitors, whilst strengthening ties between all members of the community, invoking civic pride and helping to drive the local economy. The project has the backing of Southwark Councillors, Southwark’s Environment and Social Regeneration Department, Network Rail, The Dulwich Festival, Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and local residents and …

Around Dulwich – April news!

Of all the school holidays, the Easter break is probably my favourite. It’s longer than half term and spring is – usually – in the air, although the recent spell of cold weather brings no reassurance that there will be any sunshine on offer this year! Last month, my son’s school closed for 2 snow days and parents flocked to the Horniman to sledge race down the snowy hills with their little ones. It was fun for the first hour or so, but then the frost set in and many of us took to hiding under a blanket on the sofa until it melted. However, I did manage to get out and discover a few exciting new places in March. The first is Grounds & Grapes, a fab little wine bar opposite Honor Oak station. If good wine, cheese, and gin are your thing then do pop in! Aneto Café on East Dulwich Road is now open in the evenings and Angela and I had an amazing dinner there with friends. I’ll definitely be going …

The Last Word: Lol Johnson, Photographer

Lol Johnson is a local professional photographer whose work mainly revolves around interiors and kids. When not busy artily draping a throw, or coaxing kids into throwing a pose, she can be found out and about with her husband and kids or jogging around the local parks. How long have you lived in the area? What brought you here? I’ve been a South Londoner ever since I made the move from my hometown of Newcastle in 1996, but made the move to Forest Hill just before the birth of my first child in 2006. It was the only place we could afford to buy a property! It’s not quite so affordable now. What has changed most during that time? What do you most value about the area/street you live in? What one thing would you change? Property prices! And transport links – the East London Line makes central London much more accessible, but the best thing about Forest Hill is one of it’s oldest institutions – The Horniman Museum and I’m lucky enough to live …

Dulwich Hamlet FC – March news

Three defeats in a row meant Dulwich have conceded the top spot in the league to big-spending Billericay Town who also have five games in hand. However, Dulwich remain well poised to achieve a play off spot and potential promotion. This year, the Club celebrates its 125th anniversary since being formed by Lorraine ‘Pa’ Wilson in January 1893. Whilst this is an amazing achievement, the Club faces the very real danger of not making it to 126 if the situation with the current owners of Champion Hill (Meadow Residential) is not resolved. Despite Meadow Residential trying to make life as tough as possible, we are thankful that there are many volunteers who are working hard to ensure the Club keeps going in both the short and long term. The wages and bills are currently being met by the gate takings and donations from supporters through the Club’s 12th man scheme. If you want the Club to continue to survive then please do get yourself to Champion Hill and give whatever you can. As part of February’s LGBT …