Events

Saturday 19 January: 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 19 January: Free Run Club
10.15am. Start 2019 as you mean to go along with our run club led by PT and ex full time athlete Michelle Debono on hand to lead you and give tips to keep your running on track. Please wear suitable running trainers and a supportive sports bra.  Starts and finishes at Sweaty Betty on Lordship Lane (Runners are able to leave their bags at the store whilst they participate in the class). 60 min. To book the class, participants are required to go to sweatybetty.instabook.io/


Saturday 19 January: Work on Emmanuel Wildlife Garden
Every Saturday from 2-4pm. Replanting at Emmanuel Wildlife Garden has been extended to the Church Roadside Garden (Clive Road).  This is already a popular meeting place with its two benches facing each other.  Now it is planned to make it even more popular with the introduction of scented plants. Gifts of small scented shrubs and scented ground cover plants would be welcome. In the case of the Wildlife Garden which runs off Chalford Road a wild plum and a wild pear are needed to complete its native orchard. Meanwhile careful hand weeding has to be carried out every Saturday over a re-creation of the South Downs with three species of wild orchids. Norwood Wildlife Team leader, John Cotter, needs very patient volunteers to deal with this. The turn-out is every Saturday 2-4p.m. Come rain or shine. Queries to John Cotter on 0208 244 8724.


Saturday 19 January: Ladies Tennis Taster
Get into tennis!Make tennis your new year’s resolution. 10am- 12.30pm. All standards welcome – regular players, rusty returners, beginners. Drinks and nibbles. Dulwich Tennis Club, Giant Arches Road, off Burbage Road, SE24 9HP. Email info@dulwichtennis.com


Saturday 19 January: Elia London Greek Supper Club (11-course menu)
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


Monday 21 January: MAMA.codes Dulwich children’s coding class
Age: 3-4 years at The Goose Green Centre from 2pm – 2:40pm (starts January 2019, drop-off or stay if you want to). Price: £9.50 (own tablet) or £11 (hire tablet). Book online here or here or here.


Monday 21 January: 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 21 January: 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


Tuesday 22 January: All@Alleyn’s Series: Philosophy
7pm. As part of our Alleyn’s 400 celebrations, we are delighted to invite friends and neighbours from the local community to take part in the All@Alleyn’s series; an engaging programme of events that are free and open to all. Delivered by Alleyn’s staff and pupils, a varied range of talks will cover literature, art history, science and more.  Our Senior Deputy Head, Mr Andy Skinnard, will deliver the first lecture. Tickets are free but must be booked online here.


Tuesday 22 January: Laugh Train Comedy with a Secret Celebrity
8pm-10pm. Secret Celebrity(high profile guest, trying new material), with Ola the Comedian (8 Out of 10 Cats, Plebs, Comedy Central and MTV Base), Janine Harouni, andMCCarly Smallman. The Honor Oak, 1 St Germans Road SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com.


Wednesday 23 January: 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 23 January: 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. For more information go to www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 23 January: 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 24 January: 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 24 January: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm on 6, 17 & 31st; 8-10.30 pm on 24th. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Get into party mode: 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.  All welcome. Just come along and make new friends. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email  johnhblase@aol.com

            • 24 Caller – Crys Rothon: Burns Night special
            • 31 Caller – Jane Lowe

Friday 25 January: John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett, Andy Twyman
A welcome return to the Goose from  John Otway (he of “Cor Baby, That’s Really Free” fame), this time accompanied by Wild Willy Barrett. Expect hilarious mayhem! Andy Twyman is a jaw-droppingly good one man band, who is also very funny. Tickets £15/13 advance, £17/15 on the door. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For advance tickets and further information, please see www.thegooseisout.com 


Friday 25th January: Elia London Greek Supper Club (10-course vegetarian menu)
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


Saturday 26 January: 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 26 January: Free Run Club
10.15am. Start 2019 as you mean to go along with our run club led by PT and ex full time athlete Michelle Debono on hand to lead you and give tips to keep your running on track. Please wear suitable running trainers and a supportive sports bra.  Starts and finishes at Sweaty Betty on Lordship Lane (Runners are able to leave their bags at the store whilst they participate in the class). 60 min. To book the class, participants are required to go to sweatybetty.instabook.io/


Saturday 26  January: Work on Emmanuel Wildlife Garden
Every Saturday from 2-4pm. Replanting at Emmanuel Wildlife Garden has been extended to the Church Roadside Garden (Clive Road).  This is already a popular meeting place with its two benches facing each other.  Now it is planned to make it even more popular with the introduction of scented plants. Gifts of small scented shrubs and scented ground cover plants would be welcome. In the case of the Wildlife Garden which runs off Chalford Road a wild plum and a wild pear are needed to complete its native orchard. Meanwhile careful hand weeding has to be carried out every Saturday over a re-creation of the South Downs with three species of wild orchids. Norwood Wildlife Team leader, John Cotter, needs very patient volunteers to deal with this. The turn-out is every Saturday 2-4p.m. Come rain or shine. Queries to John Cotter on 0208 244 8724.


Monday 28 January: 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. For more information go to www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Monday 28 January: MAMA.codes Dulwich children’s coding class
Age: 3-4 years at The Goose Green Centre from 2pm – 2:40pm (starts January 2019, drop-off or stay if you want to). Price: £9.50 (own tablet) or £11 (hire tablet). Book online here or here or here.


Monday 28 January: 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 29 January: Laugh Train Comedy with Tez Ilyas
8pm-10pm. Tez Ilyas (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Comedy Central Live from the Comedy Store, The Now Show, Virtually Famous, Live from the BBC and more), with Robin Morgan (BBC’s Stand up at BBC Wales), Olga Koch (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award Nominee, 2018) and MC Robyn Perkins. The Honor Oak, 1 St Germans Road SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com.


Wednesday 30 January: 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 30 January: 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. For more information go to www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 30 January: 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 30 January: 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 31 January: 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 31 January: Gin & Giggles with The Midults
7.30pm. Join Village Books and The Midults for an evening of gin and giggles! Founders Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan will be discussing their new book I’m Absolutely Fine! A Manual for Imperfect Women. They’ll be offering a wry, heartfelt and edgy look at what it is to be a grown-up woman : with all the anxiety and potential, all the fun and dysfunction woven through every minute of every day. Annabel and Emilie founded The Midult in 2016. They are journalists, worriers and incredibly good friends. Together they write a Midult column in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Annabel has a column in the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine. Tickets £10 (includes a gin or seedlip cocktail). Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7BG.  Tickets via www.eventbrite.co.uk.


Thursday 31 January: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10pm on 6, 17 & 31st; 8-10.30 pm on 24th. Caller – Jane Lowe. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village SE21 7BT. Get into party mode: 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.  All welcome. Just come along and make new friends. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email  johnhblase@aol.com


Thursday 31 January – 12 February “Watercolour Rivers”: an Art Exhibition by Maciek Malinowski and Joanna Szwej-Hawkin
Opens 31 January 2019 at Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, Dulwich, SE22 9EU. The exhibition features photographs by Maciek Malinowski and ceramics by Joanna Szwej-Hawkin. Their work will be on display until 12 February 2019. Maciek is based in Krakow, Poland. He is a photographer, freelance visual designer and video content creator. Joanna lives in Nunhead where she also has her ceramics studio. For further information see: asiaceramics.co.uk and instagram.com/majkimalinowy

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