December

Saturday 1 December: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Saturday 1 December: East Dulwich Christmas Cracker
East Dulwich will be the place to be on Saturday 1st December when the fabulous Christmas Cracker returns supported by Southwark Council and presented by the Dulwich Festival.  Now in its seventh year, the 2018 East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will be a fabulous way to get everyone in the festive spirit. This year’s street festival programme will include an exciting array of entertainment from choirs and performance groups, exclusive offers from the fantastic local traders, a wonderfully seasonal North Cross Road market with tempting gifts and delicious festive food and the return of the delightful Children’s Christmas Treasure Hunt in aid of LinkAge Southwark.  The Art Trail will also see many local artists exhibiting throughout spaces in Lordship Lane and beyond. The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will take place throughout the area from 11am to 5pm.  Make a date in your diary to come along and join in the festive fun!


Saturday 1 December: Handmade Collective London
Handmade Collective London, a group of South London artists, designers and makers, celebrating and promoting art and creativity in our local area. Our expertly crafted items are available to buy at local markets, events and directly from our members. 9am – 7pm, HCL Pop-up Shop, No57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22 0HX.


Saturday 1 December – Christmas Fair at St John the Evangelist
12pm-3pm. 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. Admission free.  Please come and enjoy all we have to offer:- Santa’s grotto – Games and activities for children – A range of stalls for your Christmas shopping – Christmas decorations – Mulled wine and mince pies – Soup and other refreshments – Bubbly roulette and tombola  – Christmas carols – Festive music by Opal Flutes and brass band


Saturday 1 December: Dulwich Choral Society Autumn Concert
7.30pm. Conducted by Aidan Oliver. All Saints Church, West Dulwich, London SE21
(entrance on Lovelace Road). All tickets £20 (£5 pounds for under 18s) available online www.dulwichchoral.com or on the door. Haydn: Mass in Time of War. Haydn: Te Deum No. 2 in C. Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region. With Dulwich Festival Orchestra (Leader: Lennox Mackenzie OBE). Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Lucy Goddard (mezzo soprano), James Way (tenor), James Oldfield (baritone).


Monday 3 December: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday starting on 22nd October between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Tuesday 4 December: Honor Oak Women’s Institute
7.30 at The General Napier Pub, 73 Bovill Road, SE23 1EX. All ladies are welcome, please do come along, the first visit is free and due to our new larger venue we now have spaces for new members to join. Please feel free to call Gill on 07949 569018 if you have any questions We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 7.30pm.


Tuesday 4-22 December: Robin Hood – The Arrow of Destiny
Malachi Green, Ayanna Christie-Brown, Guy Navarro, Geoff Aymer, TerriAnn Oudjarand Ray Newe, have been cast in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, a reimagining by Richard Hurford, inspired by the much-loved children’s classic. Music and lyrics by Rob Castell, incorporating rap, salsa and reggae beats. Tickets: Child £7, Adult £12/Concessions £7/Family £32. Book online here. Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil Street, Camberwell, SE5 7SD. Tel: 020 7708 5401. Visitwww.theatrepeckham.co.uk


Wednesday 5 December: Goose Green Coffee Morning
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 5 December: East Dulwich WI Meeting
An exciting programme of guest speakers, activities and entertainment lined up for members this year. You can check them all out over on our events page. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at The Lodge, above East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The EDWI is currently open for new members. Why not try us out – you can come along to 3 meetings before committing yourself (£3 fee per night). Email us at edwicommittee@eastdulwichwi.co.uk or visit www.eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 December: Wreath Making/Table Decoration Workshops
1pm-3pm. All sessions are £45, and start with a demonstration, materials and mulled wine are included. With expert help, and hands on advice, you will return home with a festive masterpiece. Simply email Jessica for further details and to book your place jessica@jessica@jessicawalkerdesigns.co.uk. Venue in Crystal Palace.


Thursday 6 December: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com.


Thursday 6 December: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Come country (aka folk) dancing! Good exercise and lots of fun. No partner or experience-necessary:  All welcome. Come and make new friends. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873.


Saturday 8 December: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Saturday 8 December: St John’s PTFA Christmas Fair
Come and join us on 8th December, 12-3pm at St John’s and St Clement’s Primary School, Adys Road. Stalls, crafts, hot food and festivities.
All welcome!

Saturday 8 December: Textiles Xmas Marketplace
10.30am-3pm. Adult Learning Lewisham, Brockley Rise Centre, 2 Brockley Rise SE23 1PR. The Textile & Floral Design department at Adult Learning Lewisham will be showcasing tutor & learner work, including upholstery, cushions, decorative textiles, garments and bags. Enjoy this fantastic opportunity to browse and buy unique handcrafted gifts or furnishings for your home- and even be inspired to join a class in 2019! There will also be refreshments and a prize draw on the day. You could win a gorgeous fresh Xmas floral design!  Just drop in.


Saturday 8 December: Madonna over the Waves – music of the elements and a celebration of Advent
7.30pm. The Ionian Singers with Emily Gray, mezzo-soprano, and Timothy Salter, conductor and pianist, will give a concert in All Saints Church, Rosendale Road in West Dulwich on Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm. This concert takes its title from the Danish choral work by Lange-Müller Madonna over bølgerne. The theme of water and the sea occurs throughout the first half of this two-part programme with secular choral music and solo songs for mezzo-soprano and piano by a range of composers including Schubert, Brahms, Elgar, Stanford, Parry and Sibelius. Music for Advent and Christmas form the second half of the concert. The choral works will include music by Sweelinck, Poston (The apple tree), Cornelius (The Three Kings), Timothy Salter and Russell Hepplewhite. The Nativity is celebrated in a group of songs by R.Strauss, Fauré, Ravel and Howells (Come sing and dance). All Saints’ Church, Rosendale Road, London SE21 8LN. Tickets at the door or in advance from 020 8693 1051, 07950 143 916 or info@ioniansingers.co.uk. £13.00 (£11 concessions). www.ioniansingers.co.uk


Sunday 9 December: East Dulwich Car Boot
Goodrich School, Dunstans Road SE22 0EP. Free parking for buyers. Come & sell your unwanted up cycled, vintage bric-a-brac, toys, books and clothing. Rain or shine! All pitches pre-booked/paid call 07870 362 276 to book your slot. Sellers arrive 11am. Buyers 12pm free entry. Outside hard ground pitches. Cars £15. Walk-ins £10. Open 11am – 4.30pm.


Sunday 9 December: SEASONAL SINGAROUND at The Ivy House
Another popular Singaround hosted by The Goose Is Out! All are welcome, whether to sing or to listen. It’s an informal and supportive atmosphere, so don’t worry if it’s your first time! Songs of any country or culture welcome. Tonight we will alternate carols and other seasonal songs sung in unison (we will provide the words) with songs by individuals/small groups. Door 7pm. Singing starts 7.15pm, finishes by 10.30pm at the latest. £2 on the door. More information from www.thegooseisout.com


Monday 10 December: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday starting on 22nd October between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Monday 10 December: New Women’s Institute in East Dulwich
7.30pm. Dulwich Constitutional Club, East Dulwich Grove, East Dulwich, SE22. For further details if interested in more information please contact Sue Jarvie on suejarvie53@gmail.com


Wednesday 12 December: Goose Green Coffee Morning with guest speaker Anne Clarke – Silent retreats
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 12 December: Design and make a ring out of silver clay
10am-3pm. Cost: £60.95/ £50.95 (reduced/concession). Adult Learning Lewisham, Granville Park Centre, 100 Granville Park, Lewisham, SE13 7DU. One this one day workshop you will design and make a ring using silver clay. Suitable for all levels of ability. Find out more and enrol online: www.lewisham.gov.uk/adultlearning


Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 December: Wreath Making/Table Decoration Workshops
1pm-3pm. All sessions are £45, and start with a demonstration, materials and mulled wine are included. With expert help, and hands on advice, you will return home with a festive masterpiece. Simply email Jessica for further details and to book your place jessica@jessica@jessicawalkerdesigns.co.uk. Venue in Crystal Palace.


Thursday 13 December: Make a glass Christmas tree decoration
10am-3pm. Cost: £32. Adult Learning Lewisham, Granville Park Centre, 100 Granville Park, Lewisham, SE13 7DU. On this one day workshop you will make at least 3 glass Christmas decorations depending on your previous experience. Suitable for all levels of ability. Find out more and enrol online: www.lewisham.gov.uk/adultlearning


Thursday 13 December: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com.


Thursday 13 December: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Come country (aka folk) dancing! Good exercise and lots of fun. No partner or experience-necessary:  All welcome. Come and make new friends. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873.


Thursday 13 December: The Arts Society Dulwich illustrated lecture 
We Three Kings: Music & Painting Inspired by the Magi. 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre (parking via Green Dale). See www.ddfas.org.uk.


Saturday 15 December: park run
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Monday 17 December: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a newly launched club, aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday starting on 22nd October between 10.30-12.30 at Christ Church, Barry Road, East Dulwich. Arts and craft, music and chat are on offer. Refreshments can be bought on site ranging from sandwiches to a cooked meal – all at a reasonable price. First session is free thereafter £5 per session. All welcome. Visit www.teaandtime.org or email sue.beynon@yahoo.com


Wednesday 19 December: Goose Green Coffee Morning
We meet every Wednesday from 10:30 until 12:00 at St. John’s Church by Goose Green. Come and meet others over tea, coffee and cake. Find us at 62a East Dulwich Road SE22 9AT. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month there will also be a short talk given by an interesting speaker.


Wednesday 19 December: Wreath Making/Table Decoration Workshops
1pm-3pm. All sessions are £45, and start with a demonstration, materials and mulled wine are included. With expert help, and hands on advice, you will return home with a festive masterpiece. Simply email Jessica for further details and to book your place jessica@jessica@jessicawalkerdesigns.co.uk. Venue in Crystal Palace.


Wednesday 19 December: Work on Emmanuel Wildlife Garden, Chalford Road TBC
2-4pm. The appeal for plants had a great response with offers of wild foxgloves, orchids, honeysuckle, hop and clematis. Offers of native wild flowers are always gratefully received. There is still a need for volunteers to help on site. No need to bring tools there is a huge stock including bow saws, sledgehammers, axes and bulb planters which may be hired for private use by volunteers at £2 per item per week. For sale at present seed of TOADFLAX which John reckons helps our ailing bee population, “I have them all over my front garden and they are covered in bees all day.” We hope to see you, for further information. Contact John Cotter on 020 8244 8724. Also every Saturday 2-4pm.


Thursday 20 December: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW. www.reallymaria.com.


Thursday 20 December: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Come country (aka folk) dancing! Good exercise and lots of fun. No partner or experience-necessary:  All welcome. Come and make new friends. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873.


Thursday 20 December –  Sunday 23 December: The Dulwich Players present Jack and the Beanstalk
This Christmas the Dulwich Players return to St Barnabas Hall in Dulwich to perform “Jack & The Beanstalk” (or “Jacques & The Brexit Talks”), written by Dulwich resident John Hedley. St. Barnabas Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Suitable for all ages, this is a traditional Christmas family pantomime with music, song and dance – and a highly topical dilemma: should the inhabitants of the village of Dull Itch stay in the Kingdom of Remainia, or will they be better off in Cloud Cuckoo Land, a country ruled by a fearsome but bumbling Giant named Boris? Tickets:£10 (£12 on the door) and £5 (under 16 years of age). Online at  www.dulwichplayers.org (Ticketsource). Dulwich Players Box Office 07936 531356 or email boxoffice@dulwichplayers.org and in person from Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.

Date and Times:

  • Thursday 20th December and Friday 21st December at 7.30pm
  • Saturday 22nd December at 3.00pm and 7.00pm
  • Sunday 23rd December at 3.00pm.

Saturday 22 December: parkrun
Saturday mornings at 9am. The parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run, which is open to all standards of runners; it is not a race.
Peckham Rye start is near the Colyton Road entrance of Peckham Rye park and run three laps of the gardens www.parkrun.org.uk/peckhamrye
Dulwich Park start is Queen Mary’s Gate on the south side of the park. This is the entrance on the South Circular (A205), Dulwich Common www.parkrun.org.uk/dulwich


Saturday 29 December: The Alleyn’s Head Car Boot Sale TBC
Last Saturday of every month. Open 9am-1pm (stallholders from 8am). Cars £10/Vans £15. The Alleyn’s Head pub car park, Park Hall Road, SE21 8BW. Contact Alison to book your pitch on alison@pgtimebank.org (no pitches available on the day, in advance only). Fundraising for Paxton Time Bank, a local skills exchange.


Sunday 30 December: East Dulwich Car Boot TBC
Goodrich School, Dunstans Road SE22 0EP. Free parking for buyers. Come & sell your unwanted up cycled, vintage bric-a-brac, toys, books and clothing. Rain or shine! All pitches pre-booked/paid call 07870 362 276 to book your slot. Sellers arrive 11am. Buyers 12pm free entry. Outside hard ground pitches. Cars £15. Walk-ins £10. Open 11am – 4.30pm.


Sunday 30 December: Xmas Family Comedy Magic Show
1 – 3pm & 4 – 6pm @ The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, Nunhead, London SE15 3BE. Doors Open 30 minutes early. Interval between two Magical acts from Klassy Magic & Amigo’s Magic. Magic before your very eyes, Mayhem, comedy, one lucky person to have their stress removed and lots of audience participation. Great Family Entertainment. Free Bunny Copter to all those attending. Tickets £8 per Child, Adult £10 – Family ticket of four £30. This sold out last year so please book early to avoid disappointment. www.magicmindreadingandmayhem.co.uk

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