Events

Now until Friday 30 November: Photography – Get to know your DSLR camera
10am-12pm (noon). You will learn how to use your camera to a good standard, take photographs and share skills. Expand your knowledge in lens and focus operation, controlling image exposure, aperture and depth of field, shutter speeds, ISO and basic compositions. Brockley Rise Centre, Brockley Rise, Crofton Park SE23 1PR. Cost: £100.00 (full), £50.00 (reduced/concession). For enrolment and course details: www.lewisham.gov.uk/adultlearning


Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 November: 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 21 November: 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 21 November: Dulwich Runners Club
Dulwich Runners meet every Wednesday night at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD at 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. We have a rota of established club runners to run with new members. Guests are very welcome and encouraged to try us out with a small £1 fee for all runners each Wednesday they run. 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 including our tuesday night track training at Crystal Palace and other events please visit our website.


Thursday 22 November: 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 22 November: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Dust off those dancing shoes and come country dancing! Good exercise for mind and body and lots of fun. No partner -or experience-necessary: All welcome. Just come along and make new friends.

        • 22 Caller – Carol Hewson
        • 29 Caller – Philip Barber

Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email: johnhblase@aol.com


Thursday 22 November: Another Fine Mess: Across Trumpland in a Ford Model T with Tim Moore
7.30pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, London, SE21 7BG. ‘With Donald Trump in the White House, is the American Dream Over?’ This was the headline that dispatched travel writer Tim Moore on a 6000-mile transatlantic road trip in a 100-year-old Model T Ford with wooden wheels, from coast to coast across the counties with the highest Trump vote. His route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folk who voted red, or rather orange, along the way. With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through Trump’s America. Buckle up! Tickets: £10 (includes a glass of wine) available online here


Friday 23 November: One Tree Hill Choir (formerly Fairlawn Singers) present our Remembrance concert ‘Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’ and Faure’s ‘Requiem’
7.30pm. St Augustine’s Church, Honor Oak, SE23 3LE. Bar/ refreshments, doors open 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm. Musical Director – Ben Vonberg-Clark . Tickets: £8/ concessions £4.


Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November: Anorak Black Friday SAMPLE SALE
10am – 5pm, The Herne Tavern, 2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 0RR. Visit anorakonline.co.uk


Friday 23 November: C L U B   L O C A L
Rewind is back and brings together like-minded South East Londoners for a dance night on your doorstep. Our DJ is warming up to play you the best of the 80s & 90s Pop, Soul, Funk & Disco classics. Spinning all those tunes you’ll know and love – with a nod to Aretha! Invite your friends along and head to your favourite local East Dulwich bar: The Lodge, upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern, SE22 8EW. CLUB LOCAL is created for you by people like you who want a no-hassle night out, locally. Tickets £9 / £7.50 (with / without a glass of Prosecco upon arrival). Time: 8pm – 1am. Buy tickets via: www.thelittlediscocompany.co.uk


Saturday 24 November: 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 24 November: The Alleyn’s Head Car Boot Sale
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.


Saturday 24 November: Storytime at Dulwich Books with Lucy Reynolds
11am at Dulwich Books. Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City! is the much-awaited second title from fresh new publishing duo, Doodles & Scribbles.  As a sequel to the ever-popular Parrots Don’t Live in the City!, this charming children’s picture book invites little explorers to enter a tumbling leafy cityscape in search of one rare and distinctive animal…  Perfect for young readers aged 2-6, the book features delightful rhyming verse and hand-drawn illustrations. Packed with enchanting detail to encourage hide-and-seek exploration, it inspires a love of the natural world through its charming narrative tale and gentle emphasis on leaf, seed and insect identification, whilst also providing ideas for how to help our endangered prickly friends.


Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November: 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. Upcoming pop-up events:

  • Saturday 24th November & Sunday 25th November, 11am -6pm, HCL Open House, 10 Walters Way, SE23 3LH
  • Saturday 1st December, 9am – 7pm, HCL Pop-up Shop, No57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22 0HX

Saturday 24 November: Christmas Fair at Forest Hill Methodist Church
10.30am-2pm , Normanton Street SE23 2DS. Raffle, Fairtrade and stalls. Lunch, refreshments and home made cakes. Entrance 50p, children 20p, under 5’s free. Private tables for hire £10 each, ring Church Office on 020 8291 6996.


Saturday 24 November: Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair
11.00am – 4.00pm. The Love West Dulwich Christmas Fair returns. Celebrating its fifth year, the Fair will take place throughout West Dulwich on Park Hall Road, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road in SE21.  It promises to be a fun day for the whole family and a chance to get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up, whilst supporting the areas wonderful local businesses. On the day there will be several festive activities for children to enjoy at several local businesses, including Santa’s grotto at Wigwam Toy Shop, children’s story time by Dooddles & Scribbles at Dulwich Books, a treasure hunt starting at The Rosendale pub, crafts & yoga at Petermans, and Christmas decoration painting at the Dulwich Trader. The fair will also be a chance to get lots of Christmas shopping started at many of our local independent shops, as well as at The Rosendale Road Market which includes stalls such as art, crafts, handmade jewellery, handmade children’s clothing, Christmas gifts, cakes, and free face painting.  Food and drinks lovers can also enjoy the street food stalls on Croxted Road, the BBQ taking place outside Scotch Meats Stores and a local craft beer stand at The Rosendale Pub. In addition to this, there’ll be live entertainment and music on Croxted and Rosendale Roads from local choirs, Rainbow Smiles nursery and Miss Christmas.


Saturday 24 November: SoLo Craft Fair
SoLo Craft Fair are thrilled to be holding a Christmas Craft market in the heart of the Dulwich Village on Saturday 24th November. St. Barnabus Parish Hall will be filled with over 50 independent traders selling the best in handmade crafts. There will also be a bar serving Christmas tipples, so grab a drink and do your Christmas shopping in style. Don’t worry about the little ones either as there will be a kids corner filled with toys and crafts, along with a meet and greet with some of your children’s favourite fairytale characters from South London kids party company, Take a Seat Productions. So join us Saturday 24th November, 11-4pm at St. Barnabus Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, SE23 7BT Free entry and sweets for all! www.solocraftfair.com. Find us @solocraftfair


Saturday 24 November: Concordia’s Autumn Concert
THE GLORY OF BAROQUE. All the magnificent music in Concordia’s autumn concert was composed within the span of only 20 years – in the astonishing flowering of European music in the early 18th century which we now call The Baroque.  Our programme especially celebrates the trio of composers whose work defines this golden era: Vivaldi, Handel and Bach. Our centrepiece will be Vivaldi’s Gloria, almost a ‘lost’ masterpiece till the mid-20th century, but now one of the most popular and revered works in the canon of sacred music. The genius of Handel will be represented by two contrasting pieces: Zadok The Priest, which never fails to take the breath away with its sweep and majesty and Ode For the Birthday Of Queen Anne, a secular cantata, part of which was sung at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this summer. Last, but not least, we are delighted to welcome back our special guests The South Circular Orchestra, who will perform the 2nd of Bach’s much-loved Brandenburg Concertos. The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday, 24th November at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, or £13 in advance from www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk. Concessions (students and those on means tested benefits) half price. Remember that feeling you get coming home from an amazing concert?  Make a note in your diary now!


Saturday 24 November: Elia London Greek Supper Club
Elia London is a weekly supper club where we serve an 8 course Greek-inspired tasting menu. It is based in our flat on East Dulwich Road, opposite Goose Green and starts at 7:30pm. The cost is £52pp which includes the meal, a welcome drink, and tea/coffee at the end of the meal. We can accommodate up to 8 people per date. All the information is on our website www.elialondon.com and pictures of the food we serve are available on our instagram account @elia_london


Sunday 25 November: 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.


Monday 26 November: 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 26 November: Christmas Wreath Making
6.30pm @ The Rosendale Pub, West Dulwich. Choose how to decorate your Christmas wreath from fresh evergreen, dried oranges, pine cones, delicious smelling cinnamon sticks and more. Then tie it all up with a bow and take home in time for December.Enjoy a free glass of Prosecco on arrival and some festive tunes. All materials will be provided and tickets are £25. Ticket link here.

Tuesday 27 November: Wreath Making Workshop
A charity event – supporting Saint Christopher’s Hospice. 10am-12.30pm at Dulwich Cricket Club, Burbage Road, SE24. Includes all materials, mulled wine and festive nibbles. £45 per head, to book simply text 07921 761670 ref: St Christopher’s wreath making.


Tuesday 27 November: Show Up! – A night to show up & network – Space at 61
After the success of day time networking events at Space at 61 Show Up! takes things into the evenings, giving more businesses people the chance to attend, & extend the time for people to meet and connect. The format of this new event will be a delicious evening meal with guest speaker & round table discussion. Speaker is Liz Riley a ‘rebranding photographer for personality lead brands’. The food, provided by local East Dulwich caterers Salvation Suppers, will include a welcome drink and delicious canapés, a seasonal main course and dessert. And for this first event we have a packet of YESMUM Boss cards for each attendee. We really hope you’ll come and join us for this new monthly meet up. Tickets here. Space at 61, SE15 3AF.


Wednesday 28 November: 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 28 November: Work on Emmanuel Wildlife Garden, Chalford Road
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.


Wednesday 28 November: Cooking with Scissors
An opportunity for local business professionals to meet, make new contacts and gain new business.  Meets at upstairs at The Palmerston, 91 Lordship Lane, SE22 from 6.45pm – 8.45pm. The last Wednesday of every month. Free Admission. To find out more or register your interest in attending, please email sbn@cookingwithscissors.co.uk.


Wednesday 28 November: Dulwich Runners Club
Dulwich Runners meet every Wednesday night at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD at 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. We have a rota of established club runners to run with new members. Guests are very welcome and encouraged to try us out with a small £1 fee for all runners each Wednesday they run. 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 including our tuesday night track training at Crystal Palace and other events please visit our website.


Wednesday 28 November: Dan Snow: On This Day in History
7.30pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU. Join Village Books for an evening with Dan Snow as he looks back at over 3000 years of the most important stories from the past. From the Ides of March to D-Day, Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that happened on each day of the year. Tickets available here. Adult £10, Concession £8, Book and Entry £22.50


Thursday 29 November: 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 29 November: Origami and Dulwich Library
Older people in Dulwich are invited to try origami for the first time at Dulwich Library. 
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.  The free class takes place on Thursday 29th November from 2-4.30pm. The class is part of First Time for Everything, a programme designed by Royal Voluntary Service and Prudential UK to give older people in London (and across the UK) an opportunity to try something new for free in their local community.  Staying active and social have been proven to be important to keeping fit and well in older age. The class will be followed by Japanese-themed light refreshments and there will also be an opportunity to hear about other local activities for older people that may be of interest. To register for a place at the free Prudential First Time for Everything origami class, call Dee Davis, Royal Voluntary Service activity co-ordinator for London  on 07388 950130, email dee.davis@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/get-help/social-activities/social-eventsDulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB


Thursday 29 November: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Dust off those dancing shoes and come country dancing! Good exercise for mind and body and lots of fun. No partner -or experience-necessary: All welcome. Just come along and make new friends.

          • 29 Caller – Philip Barber

Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email: johnhblase@aol.com


Thursday 29 November: ORIGAMI
Older people in Dulwich are invited to try origami for the first time at Dulwich Library. Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.  The free class takes place on Thursday 29th November from 2-4.30pm (light refreshments provided). Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB. To register your interest or to book a place, call 07388 950130 or email dee.davis@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk. Free (light refreshments provided)


Thursday 29 November: The Charter School North Dulwich Christmas Fair
5.30 – 8.30 pm. The Charter School North Dulwich will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday 29th November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Local Artists and Designers will be selling their work including gorgeous vintage jewellery, handmade scarves and accessories, home-made jams and jellies, homewares, plants, cards and limited edition prints. It is the perfect opportunity to pick up an original Christmas gift. There will be a raffle on the night with many fabulous prizes. And there will be festive food, drink and music for entertainment. Fair will be held at The Charter School North Dulwich, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JH. Entrance £1 for adults, kids free. For enquiries, please contact Friends@charternorthdulwich.org.uk


Friday 30 November: Chris Wood, Thom Ashworth, Elfin Bow
Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Thom Ashworth is an English folksinger and bassist, playing both stripped down arrangements of British traditional songs and his own folk-inspired songs. Elfin Bow’s music has been described as pastoral psych-folk with an undercurrent of electronic ambience. Tickets £14/12 advance, £16/14 on the door. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For advance tickets and further information, please see www.thegooseisout.com 

 

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