December

Sunday 1 December: West Norwood Feast Community Market
10am-4pm.  West Norwood Feast is a community event built around 100 market stalls over five sites along the high street. It is run almost entirely by local volunteers who book the stalls and organise a full programme of free children’s activities and live entertainment. It is a farmer’s market, a craft fair, a flea market and a street food hub all rolled into one, yet the goal has always been to provide an experience that was wider than that. westnorwoodfeast.com


Sunday 1 December: Dulwich Village Christmas Stocking
11am – 5pm, Dulwich Village, SE21. A FREE Christmas community event, organised by local businesses, The Dulwich Estate and Southwark Council, the annual celebration features special offers in many of the independent shops; arts and crafts activities for children, free family entertainment at St Barnabas Parish Hall, FREE entry for families to Dulwich Picture Gallery with a Christmas Stocking flyer, Christmas carols from local school bands and choirs and Dulwich Popchoir, roast chestnuts, mulled wine for adults, hot chocolate for children, Independent businesses will be hosting a mystery Christmas Stocking trail – prizes for children. Collections for local charities Kingfishers (supporting King’s College Hospital paediatric units) & Linkage Southwark (supporting local elderly people). Dulwich Village will be decked out in traditional Christmas style with natural Christmas trees and decorations. Do come along and join in the traditional Christmas fun! Follow us on Instagram and FB @ThisIsDulwichVillage and Twitter @DulwlchVillage_ for the latest information!


Sunday 1 December: Christmas Fayre
11.30am-2pm.  Come and buy your Christmas gifts, cards and cakes. Other stalls include good quality bric-a-brac, Traidcraft, jewellry, Christmas wreaths, and raffle, craft activity, mulled wine and mince pies. Christmas Music and Carols by Opal Flutes. St Clement with St Peter Dulwich (entrance at 140 Friern Road and in Barry Road opposite Silvester Road.)


Tuesday 3 December: Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
12.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 9.30pm. Join us as we get into the festive spirit and learn how to create your very own unique and beautifully scented Christmas wreath decoration to adorn your home. A perfect opportunity to develop your creative side and learn a new skill as no previous experience is necessary.Half Moon Hotel, Herne Hill, SE24.  For more details and tickets click here.


Tuesday 3 December: Knit & Stitch Group
Every Tuesday 3-5pm. A group for seasoned knitters as well as for those wanting to learn a new skill, including mending their own clothes. Men, women, children and young people of all abilities welcome. Free of charge. Light refreshments available.  St Clement with St Peter Dulwich, Barry Road / Friern Road  entrances.


Wednesday 4 December: Carol Concert will the Dulwich College Chapel Choir
7pm. Guest readers and singers will include Helen Hayes MP, Robert Glenister, Oliver Cotton and Julian Ovenden. There will be a champagne reception and nibbles after. Tickets £15 on the door, or from us at events@markevisonfoundation.org. Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift, 14 Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AS (entrance is via cloister under Clock Tower, next to Dulwich Picture Gallery). The Mark Evison Foundation works with partner schools in London to offer awards to 17 year olds to plan any challenge they like (with our support), and then carry it out by themselves, individually or in groups. We offer expenses funding for projects. See our website for some wonderful stories www.markevisonfoundation.org.


Thursday 5 December: Dulwich Charity Lunch
12.30pm. It is that time of the year again when Dulwich Charity lunch raises much needed funds for our local charity Link Age Southwark. Full details available at www.dulwichlunch.co.uk.


Thursday 5 December: Coffee Morning
We meet in a warm church to drink good coffee, eat delicious cake and chat about life/work/family. Free of charge. The event is wheelchair accessible, child and pet friendly St Clement with St Peter Dulwich, Barry Road / Friern Road  entrances.


Thursday 5 December: The Illusioneer Presents with special guest Guy Hollingworth Bringing together some of London’s most talented magicians for a full evening of sophisticated entertainment in an elegant setting. Parlour Magic, Close up Magic and Casino fun, puzzles and more. Belair House 8:00pm – 10:30 Doors open at 6pm. Food and drink available all evening. Tickets £20 – Earlybird discount available available here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/79153065951


Thursdays 5 & 12 December: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. It’s the party season. Get those dancing shoes ready for action and come country dancing! Exercise for mind and body and lots of fun. No partner or experience necessary: We guide you through the dances. Just come along and make new friends. Catch us while you can! Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email johnhblase@aol.com

  • 05 Caller- Philip Barber
  • 12 Caller- Crys Rothon-Sparkle Dance

Friday 6 December: Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
12.30pm to 3pm. Join us as we get into the festive spirit and learn how to create your very own unique and beautifully scented Christmas wreath decoration to adorn your home. A perfect opportunity to develop your creative side and learn a new skill as no previous experience is necessary. The Lordship Pub, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22. For more details and tickets click here.


Friday 6 – Sunday 8 December: Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios
18-22 Creekside, Deptford Bridge Deptford, SE8 3DZ. Opening times Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm. Advance tickets £5 (includes other event in Holborn), On the door £4. www.cockpitarts.com.


Saturday 7 December: Art Market
10.30am-5.30pm. No 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22. The Art Markets have become a lively addition to the street market in North Cross Road. Over 40 local Artists and Makers have already bought their work to sell inside no 57. and there are many more lined up for the Autumn and Winter dates, all with unique beautifully crafted hand-made items.The dates for the Autumn Markets are Saturday September 21st and Saturday October 26th from 10am and the Winter Markets will be on Saturday Nov 30th, and Saturday December 7th and 14th from 10.30am. To keep up to date with all Art@57events either follow them on instagram @artat57or look in the window of no 57 for the notices.Visit www.infoartat57.wixsite.com/artatfiftyseven.


Saturday 7 December: Artists’ Open Day
10am. For artists to come with their own materials and respond to the artwork on display as part of the ‘What are you expecting?’ exhibition. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Saturday 7 December: East Dulwich Christmas Cracker 2019
11am-5pm. The 2019 East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will be a wonderful way to get everyone in the festive spirit.


Saturday 7 December: Dulwich Craft and Design Fair
10am-5pm. St Barnabas Village Hall, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BT. Admission: Adults £2.50, Children under 18: Free, Concessions £1.50/with flier £1.50. Refreshments available. www.dulwichcrafts.co.uk.


Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December: Pexmas Festive Market
11am-6pm.  At Pexmas this year you will find over 100 independent boutique stalls including prints, plants, bath products, ceramics, clothes, accessories, jewellery, homewares, foodie gifts, craft beers and wines, textiles and a million things you never knew you wanted. There is something for everyone on your Christmas list among our stalls. PLUS: Streetfood, DJs and our infamous mulled wine. Unit 8, Copeland Estate, Peckham SE15 3SN.  www.pexmas.com.


Saturday 7 December: Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Paul Foot
Line-up: Paul Foot, Jessica Fostekew, Rob Auton, Sophie Duker. Time: 8pm (Doors 7.15pm). Venue: The MCT at Alleyn’s Alleyn’s School, Townley Rd, East Dulwich SE22 8SU. Price: £17 (plus booking fee). Age Restriction: 18+. Tickets available here.


Sunday 8 December: Winter Craft Fair
11-4pm. Join us this festive season at Herne Hill in South London. The perfect opportunity to stock up on Christmas gifts direct from the makers. Indie Fairs are delighted to welcome you to its Winter Craft Fair held in vibrant Herne Hill situation between Brixton and Dulwich. Stock up the fantastic selection of gorgeous gifts on offer, beautifully handcrafted by some of the best designers and makers. Visitors can browse the fair and buy exquisite handcrafted pieces from some of the best contemporary craft makers and designers. Whether it’s original homeware, artwork, jewellery, ceramics or textiles, there is something for everyone. Admission: FREE. We look forward to seeing you there! Station Hall, Herne Hill SE24 0JW. If you are interested in exhibiting and would like to apply for a stall please visit the website. www.indiefairs.com


Sunday 8 December: The Massive Violins at MCT Theatre at Alleyn’s School
5.30pm. Come and share the joy of an afternoon with the seven Massive Violins. They all sing, they all play the cello, one of them makes cellos, one of them plays cello in the multi-award-winning band Clean Bandit, and together they are one of the most entertaining acts on the London circuit. They perform jaw-dropping versions of famous songs – from Elvis to Adele, taking in the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Back Street Boys, Mozart, Shaggy and many many more. Including Clean Bandit. Book tickets now for very probably, almost certainly, some of the best entertainment you’ll have this Christmas. Tickets: Click on link at www.massiveviolins.com


Sunday 8 December: In Conversation
2pm. Anne Hamilton-Abouchar and Donna McDowell from St Paul’s Cathedral in conversation about what the artwork in the ‘What are you expecting?’ exhibition means to them. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Sunday 8 December: Talk by Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton
4pm.  Talk about her new book ‘The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory’. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Tuesday 10 December: Knit & Stitch Group
Every Tuesday 3-5pm. A group for seasoned knitters as well as for those wanting to learn a new skill, including mending their own clothes. Men, women, children and young people of all abilities welcome. Free of charge. Light refreshments available.  St Clement with St Peter Dulwich, Barry Road / Friern Road  entrances.


Tuesday 10 December: Carol service
7:30pm. In aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Wednesday 11 December: Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
12.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 9.30pm. Join us as we get into the festive spirit and learn how to create your very own unique and beautifully scented Christmas wreath decoration to adorn your home. A perfect opportunity to develop your creative side and learn a new skill as no previous experience is necessary.Half Moon Hotel, Herne Hill, SE24.  For more details and tickets click here.


Wednesday 11 December: Coffee Morning
10:30am. With councillor Charlie Smith talking about Southwark Council’s response to the refugee crisis. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Thursday 12 December: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. It’s the party season. Get those dancing shoes ready for action and come country dancing! Exercise for mind and body and lots of fun. No partner or experience necessary: We guide you through the dances. Just come along and make new friends. Catch us while you can! Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email johnhblase@aol.com

  • 12 Caller- Crys Rothon-Sparkle Dance

Thursday 12 December: Christmas Concert
One Tree Hill Choir (formerly Fairlawn Singers) with Musical Director Ben Vonberg-Clark at St Augustine’s Church, One Tree Hill, SE23. Do join us in the beautiful St Augustine’s Church for carols, mince pies and mulled wine at our regular Christmas Concert. We have been singing here for many years and it is a very popular concert.  Tickets will be available in advance @ £10 / £6 concs or on the door if you arrive early. Concert starts at 7.30pm. Please see www.onetreehillchoir for details.


Friday 13 December: Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
12.30pm to 3pm. Join us as we get into the festive spirit and learn how to create your very own unique and beautifully scented Christmas wreath decoration to adorn your home. A perfect opportunity to develop your creative side and learn a new skill as no previous experience is necessary. The Lordship Pub, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22. For more details and tickets click here.


Saturday 14 December: Art Market
10.30am-5.30pm. No 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22. The Art Markets have become a lively addition to the street market in North Cross Road. Over 40 local Artists and Makers have already bought their work to sell inside no 57. and there are many more lined up for the Autumn and Winter dates, all with unique beautifully crafted hand-made items.The dates for the Autumn Markets are Saturday September 21st and Saturday October 26th from 10am and the Winter Markets will be on Saturday Nov 30th, and Saturday December 7th and 14th from 10.30am. To keep up to date with all Art@57events either follow them on instagram @artat57or look in the window of no 57 for the notices.Visit www.infoartat57.wixsite.com/artatfiftyseven.


Saturday 14 December: Carols by the Green
11am to 1pm. Come and sing carols and get in the Christmas spirit with mulled wine or apple juice and a mince pice (or two!). St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Sunday 15 December: Christmas Fair at Heber Primary School
12-3pm. Join us for our community Christmas Fair at Heber primary school. There will be market stalls, games, mulled wine, a cafe filled with festive treats and Santa’s grotto as well as our infamous Christmas raffle. Free entry. Everyone welcome. Thanks to the generous support of Pedder estate agents. All proceeds go directly to Heber Primary school.


Sunday 15 December: All-age Christmas Craft
4pm. A opportunity for young and old alike to join in some Christmas crafts, followed by a light tea, and then 5:30pm: All-age Family Carols: A informal carol service for all-ages, including Bible readings, a Bible talk, carols, and a scratch Nativity-tableaux! Honor Oak Christian Fellowship Centre, Honor Oak Road, SE23 3SH, opposite Fairlawn School.


Tuesday 17 December: Knit & Stitch Group
Every Tuesday 3-5pm. A group for seasoned knitters as well as for those wanting to learn a new skill, including mending their own clothes. Men, women, children and young people of all abilities welcome. Free of charge. Light refreshments available.  St Clement with St Peter Dulwich, Barry Road / Friern Road  entrances.


Wednesday 18 December: Coffee Morning
10:30am. With Ray Woolford talking about food banks and how they support refugee families who have no recourse to public funds. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Wednesday 18 December: The Illusioneer Presents
Bringing together some of London’s most talented magicians for a full evening of sophisticated entertainment in an elegant setting. Parlour Magic, Close up Magic and Casino fun, puzzles and more.Belair House 8:00pm – 10:30 Doors open at 6pm. Food and drink available all evening. Tickets £20 – Earlybird discount available here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/79153065951


Friday 20 December: Live Band Karaoke (Christmas Special)
Doors and signups from 7.30pm. Live Band Karaoke offers wannabe singers the thrill of fronting up a live band, in stage. Like regular karaoke on steroids! Pick from around 300 songs, from all genres.  Tickets £4 (advance) from DesignMyNight.com or £5 (door). Ivy House, Stuart Road, SE15.


Friday 20 December: Christmas Table Decoration Workshop
2pm to 4.30pm. Join us for some final preparations for the festive season and learn how to create your very own unique and beautifully scented Christmas table decorations ready to adorn your festive table. A perfect opportunity to develop your creative side and learn a new skill as no previous experience is necessary.The Lordship Pub, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22. For more details and tickets click here.


Saturday 21 December: Handel’s Messiah
7pm.  Andrew Campling returns to conduct another performance of Handel’s Messiah by the London Docklands Singers and Marcel Sinfonia with soloists Elizabeth Rodger [Soprano], Sarah Pring [Alto], Paul Martyn West [Tenor] and Meurig Davies [Bass]. Collection for St Christopher’s Hospice. St Augustine’s Church, One Tree Hill, SE23 3LE. Tickets £10, concessions £8 and under-16s free from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/augustine1treehill


Sunday 22 December: Carols by Candlelight
6:30pm. A traditional carol service with carols, readings and a talk from the Bible. All welcome! Honor Oak Christian Fellowship Centre, Honor Oak Road, SE23 3SH, opposite Fairlawn School.


Monday 23 DecemberThe Magic of Christmas (family show)
Return of the popular Christmas themed parlour magic show, now in the beautiful surrounds of Belair House. Show at 3:00 pm – 4:00pm. Great value Dine and show deal available – dining from noon. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/79249705001


Monday 23 December: The Magic of Christmas (evening show – adults)
Return of the popular Christmas themed parlour magic show, now in the beautiful surrounds of Belair House. Adults only evening show. Show at 9:00 pm – 10:00pm. Great value Dine and show deal available – dining from 6pm. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/79313903019


Tuesday 24 December: Christingle services
3pm and 4:30pm. For children in aid of the Children’s Society. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Wednesday 25 December: Christmas Day Service
10:30am.  A short service for all-ages celebrating Jesus’ birth. Honor Oak Christian Fellowship Centre, Honor Oak Road, SE23 3SH, opposite Fairlawn School.


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