Events

Monday 20 May: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a club aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday 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 20 May: Dulwich & District U3A AGM and Open Meeting Talk
2-4pm.  Daniel Raven-Ellison will give a presentation about a new initiative launching in July. London National Park City, which is a movement to improve life in London, working with residents, visitors and partners to:

  • Enjoy London’s great outdoors more
  • Make the city greener, healthier and wilder
  • Promote London’s identity as a National Park City

Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill SE24 9HU.


Monday 20 May: Livesey Bridge Club
6.45-10.00pm Sydenham Community Library, Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE. Come and play duplicate bridge.  No partner necessary as a steward/host is available. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Monday 20 May: 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 @nunheadwior our website www.nunheadwi.wordpress.com/about


Wednesday 22 May: 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.


Wednesdays 22 & 29 May: Livesey Bridge Club
6.45-10.00pm Sydenham Community Library, Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE. Come and play duplicate bridge.  No partner necessary as a steward/host is available. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 22 May: 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 22 May: Babble Talks – Rainbow Astronomy
11:30am-12:30pm. Reclaim your brain … bring your baby! Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old. East Dulwich Picturehouse & Cafe, 116a Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8HD. www.babbletalks.com.


Thursday 23 May: Clear Bright Future – Paul Mason with Mary Ann Sieghart
Join us for an evening with the award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker Paul Mason as he discusses his new work, Clear Bright Future. Paul will be in conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart. Mary Ann is currently a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, writing a book about why we don’t accord as much authority to women as to men. For nearly 20 years, Mary Ann was Assistant Editor and political columnist for The Times. Don’t miss what is sure to be a fascinating conversation between Paul and Mary Ann about this passionate defence of humanity and work of radical optimism. Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW, 19.00 – 20.30. £10 (Admission), £25 (Admission + copy of Clear Bright Future). Tickets available online here.


Thursdays 23 & 30 May: 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! 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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com

          • 23 Caller-Gwen Godwin
          • 30 Caller-Jane Lowe

Friday 24 May: Bach to Baby concert series to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘tech savvy’ Queen Victoria
4pm. All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, London SE21. Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich. Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls. Bach to Baby concerts are always at family friendly times, usually late morning, and no concert is complete without crying, feeding, dancing and nappy changing! To for more details visit www.bachtobaby.com/west-dulwich-music-concerts-for-baby-and-family


Friday 24 May: Thomas McCarthy, Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd, plus Local Traditional Singers  at The Ivy House
We are delighted to be welcoming Thomas McCarthy back to the Goose. Thomas  is an Irish Traveller who has spent his life learning the songs of his family. In February he was awarded the Irish traditional music accolade of Singer of the  Year at at TG4’s Gradam Ceoil Award ceremony in Belfast. Please note – this is a week earlier than our usual concert date! Tickets £10/8  advance, £12/10  on the door. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For advance tickets and further information, please see www.thegooseisout.com 


Saturday 25 May: 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 25 May: Dulwich Opera Company present Epic Moments an Opera Gala concert
7.30pm – Vaughan Williams Auditorium, Dulwich. Dulwich Opera Company are making their debut at the newly opened, state of the art Vaughan Williams Auditorium at James Allen’s Girls School in Dulwich, this May with a gala evening of unforgettable arias and ensembles including music by Verdi, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky. The evening, which marks the 5thanniversary year of Dulwich Opera Company’s founding, will feature Loretta Hopkins, soprano, Phillipa Thomas, mezzo-soprano, and Borja Gómez-Ferrer, tenor. The young professional singers will be accompanied by the Dulwich Opera Company Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Fletcher. Tickets are available in advance from www.dulwichoperacompany.org.uk/box-office price £23 / £21 / Under 16’s £10


Monday 27 May: Tea and Time
Tea and Time is a club aimed at anyone over the age of 60 who would like to meet other folk in the local area on a Monday 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 28 – Friday 31 May: Holiday Drop Off Multi-sports Camps
Your children will have a blast at HDO’s fantastic multi-sports camps! Children from age 5+ can take part in a whole range of incredible indoor and outdoor sports to keep them happy and active through the school holidays, including swimming pool inflatable sessions and many new exciting activities www.holidaydropoff.com. Dulwich College Sports Club.


Wednesday 29 May: 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 29 May: Livesey Bridge Club
6.45-10.00pm Sydenham Community Library, Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE. Come and play duplicate bridge.  No partner necessary as a steward/host is available. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 29 May: 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 29 May: 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.


Thursday 30 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. Caller-Jane Lowe. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Dust off those dancing shoes 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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com


Friday 31 May: Link Age Southwark Open Gardens
6.30-8.30pm. Our Open Garden events are returning again for 2019. Join us on the following dates to enjoy the summer sunshine in a beautiful Dulwich garden. 115 Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ. £5 entry on the door. Cash only. Includes a glass of wine on arrival. Enjoy this beautiful garden on a Friday evening with a glass of wine. Street parking available. No wheelchair access – apologies for the inconvenience. Dogs permitted on leads.


Friday 31 May – 8 June: Brockley Max
Brockley Max, one of the cultural highlights of South East London, returns for its 18th year, filling the Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak and Ladywell areas with art and music for everyone. The festival starts with a bang with the Opening Night Concert at Brockley Station. Starting at 4.30pm there will be a mixture of acts performing covering various musical styles. For the full line up of events please visit www.brockleymax.co.uk – events are being added every week so make sure you check back regularly.


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