December

Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December: Winter Makers Market
11am-4pm. Stag & Bow, Dartmouth Rd, SE23. Beautiful handmade items direct from the makers hands. Jewellery, homewares, glasswork, illustration and more.


Sunday 1 –  Sunday 29 December: What are you Expecting? Exhibition & Events
An art exhibition including a painting that depicts the baby Jesus and his mother Mary as refugees in a camp in Calais will be held this December in St John’s East Dulwich, 62a East Dulwich Road, SE22. If you would like more information about the exhibition then please contact Rev Raymond Baudon at St John’s: curate@stjohnseastdulwich.org.


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.)


Mondays 2 & 16 December: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
7.30pm-9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. www.schoolforwellbeing.com. South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, Camberwell SE5 8QF.


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: Honor Oak WI – Christmas party with quiz and raffle
7:30pm. Lodge Cafe, behind Stanstead Lodge 260 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DD, entrance in Northwood Road. Seasonal fun, food and friendship. Contributions to the food, drink and raffle tables appreciated. We will also be collecting non-perishable food for Lewisham Food Bank. All women welcome.


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.


Tuesday 3 December: Peter’s Dance Club
8 – 9pm, New Beginners class in Latin American & Ballroom dancing. Everybody welcome, no partner needed. £10 each, pay per week. St Stephen’s Church, College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7HW. Peter on 07946 596770. Finishes on the 17th December and restarts on the 7 January next year.


Tuesdays 3, 10, & 17 December: Magpie Arts run by Sue Bennett
4-5pm. Gently guided creative art classes for children 6-10yrs. FCWellbeing Café on Melbourne Grove, SE22, next to ED station. Places limited to 8 per class. £13 per child inc sketchbook and all materials. First class taster price of £5. Instagram – Magpiearts_15. To book please email suebennett181@gmail.com


Wednesday 4 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 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.


Wednesday 4 December: East Dulwich WI Meeting
In December, the EDWI will host Drag Queen Bingo! On this occasion, we will meet at The Plough, 381 Lordship Lane, SE22 8JJ, from 7.30-9.30pm. Why not come along and find out what it means to be a member of a 21st Century WI and meet some other amazing women who live nearby? The EDWI currently has a limited number of places available for new members. You can come along to 3 meetings before committing yourself (£3 fee on the night) or email us at edwicommittee@eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Wednesday 4 December: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers.  Guests are very welcome. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details please visit our website. Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD.


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 Cornucopia of Magic & Illusion
Join us for our Secret feature especially for our Christmas Shows, as well as our special guest Guy Hollingworth. Guy is regarded by his peers as one of magic’s greatest talents and together with the Illusioneer team, we have a full evening  of stunning entertainment for you! Doors and Bar open from 6pm to 12midnight the show will start at 8pm. Duration approximately 2hours 30min including short intervals Bowl food available from the bar. Belair House, Gallery Road, West Dulwich, SE21 7AB.  Ticketes via www.eventbrite.co.uk.


Thursday 5 December: BNI Adventurers
6.45am-8.30am. Are you looking to grow your business? We have kept £9.4million in the local economy this year alone. We’ve changed the way the world does business……now it Dulwich’s turn. Please contact Hayley on 07843 989728 for more information. Fifty Seven, 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22 9ET.  www.facebook.com/adventurersbni/


Thursday 5 December: Artisan Christmas Market
5pm-10pm.  Locally made Christmas gifts by local artists. Live music, mulled wine, kids meals available. Honor Oak Pub, 1 St German’s Road, Forest Hill SE23 1RH.


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: 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 7 December: Makers Market Art@57
9.30am-4.30pm. A group of talented Applied Artists bringing you the latest in their collections of jewellery, knitwear, ceramics, stationary, prints,  shaker style boxes, textiles and seasonal greetings cards. 57 North Cross Road, SE22 9ET.


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: Street Art Walk
Wrap up warm for a 1 hour stomp around the East Dulwich  mural highlights (12 artists – based on the Baroque paintings of Dulwich Picture Gallery, plus a couple others we pass along the way – including the new North Cross Road market mural).  Guided tour with Amanda as part of Dulwich Festival’s “Christmas Cracker” Winter Arts & community Event.  Meeting at “Girl at a Window” Vale End opposite East Dulwich Train station.  12 noon. Tickets here. Visit dulwichfestival.co.uk/event/street-art-walk-3/ for more details


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 December: Workshop Christmas Sale
10am-4pm.  The Designer/Marker clearance sale.  A wide range of beautiful handmade gifts for you, your home and the ones you love. Christ Church Centre, 263 Barry Road, East Dulwich SE22 0JT. Visit www.theworkshopsale.co.uk.


Saturday 7 December: Fairlawn Primary School Winter Fair
More details to follow.


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.


Sunday 8 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 seasonal songs by individuals/small groups (if you’d like to sing, just put your name on the list at the door – first come, first to sing!). Door 7pm. Singing starts 7.15pm prompt, finishes by 10.30pm at the latest. £3 on the door. More information from www.thegooseisout.com.


Monday 9 December: Dulwich Women’s Institute (New Venue)
7.30pm. For more information please contact Sue Jarvie on suejarvie53@gmail.com. Dulwich Hamlet Football Club, Champion Hill Stadium, Edgar Kail Way, London SE22 8BD.


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: An Unholy Row – Jazz in Britain and its Audience 1945-1960
7pm. Award-winning jazz writer and musician, Dave Gelly will be talking about his book This is part of the series of monthly talks by local authors. The talk, in the series of monthly free events, is hosted by the Friends of Carnegie Library. Refreshments will be served, and any voluntary contributions will be gratefully accepted! Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG. Please note: As space is limited in the library, it`s advisable to come early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 6.30pm.


Tuesday 10 December: Come and Sing! Carols and Christmas Choruses
7.30pm. Join us singing Christmas Carols and a selection of Choruses from Handel’s Messiah, with JAGS Choral Society and JAGS Community Orchestra, Musical Director, Peter Gritton.   Free admission, mince pies and mulled wine.  Donations to Link Age Southwark.  At James Allen’s Girls’ School, East Dulwich Grove, East Dulwich, SE22 8TE.


Tuesday 10 December: Dulwich Choral Society Charity Concert
7:30pm. St. Stephen’s Church, College Road, Sydenham Hill. Dulwich Choral Society charity concert of Christmas Music and Carols, with singers from Dulwich Hamlet Junior School. Conductor: Aidan Oliver. Admission free. Refreshments available afterwards. All welcome!


Tuesday 10 December: Peter’s Dance Club
8 – 9pm, New Beginners class in Latin American & Ballroom dancing. Everybody welcome, no partner needed. £10 each, pay per week. St Stephen’s Church, College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7HW. Peter on 07946 596770. Finishes on the 17th December and restarts on the 7 January next year.


Tuesdays 10, & 17 December: Magpie Arts run by Sue Bennett
4-5pm. Gently guided creative art classes for children 6-10yrs. FCWellbeing Café on Melbourne Grove, SE22, next to ED station. Places limited to 8 per class. £13 per child inc sketchbook and all materials. First class taster price of £5. Instagram – Magpiearts_15. To book please email suebennett181@gmail.com


Tuesday 10 December: A Carol Service with Music and Readings in Aid of St Christopher’s Hospice
7.30pm.  Music by Dulwich Chamber Choir, Salvation Army Band. Wine and mince pies served after the service. Retiring collection in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. St John the Evangelist Church, Goose Green, 62A East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AT. Organised by St.John’s and the Dulwich Friends of St.Christopher’s Hospice


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: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers.  Guests are very welcome. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details please visit our website. Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD


Wednesday 11 December: Goose Green Coffee Morning
10:30am. With councillor Charlie Smith talking about his year as Mayor of Southwark. St John’s East Dulwich, 62A East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT.


Wednesday 11 December: Music by Candlight
8pm. A candlelit evening of exquisite Christmas music for strings and solo voices played by the wonderful enSEmble26 and some of London’s finest singers. Glass of wine included. St. Bartholomews Church, SE26 6QR. Tickets www.ensemble26.com.


Wednesday 11 December: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
7.30pm-9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. www.schoolforwellbeing.com . Station Hall, Railton Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0JW.


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: BNI Adventurers
6.45am-8.30am. Are you looking to grow your business? We have kept £9.4million in the local economy this year alone. We’ve changed the way the world does business……now it Dulwich’s turn. Please contact Hayley on 07843 989728 for more information. Fifty Seven, 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22 9ET.  www.facebook.com/adventurersbni/


Thursday 12 December: Christmas Concert
Bar opens at 7pm and concert starts at 7.30pm. One Tree Hill Choir (formerly Fairlawn Singers) Christmas Concert. Musical Director – Ben Vonberg-Clark; Soloist – soprano Milly Forrest & Organist – Marilyn Harper. Join us in the beautiful St Augustine’s Church for Christmas music including Glory to the Christ Child, Candlelight Carol, O Holy Night and Behold that Star, 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.  Buy tickets for Celebrate! Christmas concert here   £10 adults / £6 children. Tickets available on the door if you arrive early. Retiring collection supporting St Christopher’s Hospice. www.onetreehillchoir.co.uk


Thursday 12 December: The Arts Society Dulwich illustrated lecture 
Celebrate, Rejoice. Rise Up: Bach’s Glorious Christmas Oratorio, 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre (parking via Green Dale). Non-members £9 at the door, no booking required. See www.theartssocietydulwich.org.uk.


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: 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 14 December: Fine Art and Craft Art@57
9.30am-4.30pm. We are mixing it up and bringing you an eclectic selection of Fine Art andCraft. Everything from baby clothes to fine art prints, with lots of ideas for very special gifts that you won’t find anywhere in the high street shops. 57 North Cross Road, SE22 9ET.


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.


Saturday 14 December 4pm Live Nativity
Meet at Forest Hill Station at 4pm and journey with Mary, Joseph and their donkey along Dartmouth Road to Bethlehem (Holy Trinity Church). Once you arrive in the wood at Holy Trinity Church, 4 Trinity Path SE26 4EA (between 35D & 37 Sydenham Park) you will see, hear and smell the stable in Bethlehem.  As farm animals set the scene, Mary & Joseph will take their places and narrators and actors will tell the story of Christmas.  Do stay afterwards for mulled wine and mince pies.’


Sunday 15 December: Christmas Fair at Heber Primary School
12-3pm. It’s fun for all the family at Heber’s epic community Christmas Fair! There’s so much to do on the day including an unforgettable Santa’s Grotto experience for the children, a mouth-watering pop-up from Honest Burger, a jam-packed raffle featuring unmissable star prizes, a Christmas market filled with unique gifts and stocking fillers and fun-filled family entertainment like games, tombola and more. Wind down afterwards in our chill-out cafe with a festive glass of mulled wine, or creamy hot chocolate. Free entry. Everyone welcome. Thank you to the generous support of Pedder estate agents. All proceeds go 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.


Sunday 15 December: Family Carol Singalong
3.30pm. Join Link Age Southwark for some festive cheer and enjoy your favourite carols with the whole family. Mulled wine and mince pies for all (soft drinks also available!). This event is free but all donations are kindly received in aid of Link Age Southwark to fund services for older people in the local community.  St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, SE21 7DG.


Monday 16 December: Nunhead WI meeting 
We are a friendly and exciting Women’s Institute group, established 2015. If you’d like to join us or pop along as a guest (£3 fee) to our next meeting, we’d love to meet you. We meet upstairs at the Old Nun’s Head pub on the 3rd Monday of each month at 8pm.  You can get in touch via nunheadwi@gmail.com, Facebook/Nunhead WI, Twitter @nunheadwi, Instagram @nunheadwi or our website www.nunheadwi.wordpress.com/about


Monday 16 December: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
7.30pm-9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. www.schoolforwellbeing.com. South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, Camberwell SE5 8QF.


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.


Tuesday 17 December: Magpie Arts run by Sue Bennett
4-5pm. Gently guided creative art classes for children 6-10yrs. FCWellbeing Café on Melbourne Grove, SE22, next to ED station. Places limited to 8 per class. £13 per child inc sketchbook and all materials. First class taster price of £5. Instagram – Magpiearts_15. To book please email suebennett181@gmail.com


Tuesday 17 December: Peter’s Dance Club
8 – 9pm, New Beginners class in Latin American & Ballroom dancing. Everybody welcome, no partner needed. £10 each, pay per week. St Stephen’s Church, College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7HW. Peter on 07946 596770. Finishes on the 17th December and restarts on the 7 January next year.


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


Wednesday 18 December: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). We have various groups that run between 4 and 10 miles on different routes each week. There are groups for a variety of paces to suit all levels of ability from beginners, those looking to build on the parkrun bug to experienced racers.  Guests are very welcome. The Club House has shower and changing facilities, off road parking and a bar offering hot and cold drinks for post run socialising. For more details please visit our website. Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD.


Thursday 19 December: BNI Adventurers
6.45am-8.30am. Are you looking to grow your business? We have kept £9.4million in the local economy this year alone. We’ve changed the way the world does business……now it Dulwich’s turn. Please contact Hayley on 07843 989728 for more information. Fifty Seven, 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22 9ET.  www.facebook.com/adventurersbni/


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: 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 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.


Saturday 28 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


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