Events

Now until 24 February: The Forest Hill Family Festival
In partnership with Eliot Bank/ Kelvin Grove Children & Family Centre, The Parents’ Network: SE London are hosting The Forest Hill Family Festival from 10-24 February. The Festival includes a series of workshops and activities for parents to foster relationships, network through shared experiences, and gain expertise in child development and well-being. The workshops are all free to attend thanks to the generous funding made available through Lewisham Council’s Forest Hill Assembly. Some events require advance booking. We have also partnered with local businesses who will be offering a range of discounted products and services including family photography, personal training, children’s shoes, activities and more. To see all offers, the full schedule of events and to book onto workshops please visit separentsnetwork.wordpress.com


Monday 19 February: The Foundation Schools’ Concert – Britten’s War Requiem
Over 500 pupils, parents and friends of Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) will perform together on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall. The three Foundation Schools: Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will come together on 19 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War and pay tribute to their pupils and staff who selflessly served their country between 1914 and 1918. All are welcome. Tickets at a range of prices from £15 to £45 are available from the Southbank Centre: www.southbankcentre.co.uk


Tuesday 20 February: Lively Minds Over 50’s Club
Growing Old, Jean Heddon. We are a group of over 60’s who meet weekly on Tuesday during term time. We are at St Faith’s Community Hall, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich station. We are open from 12pm for a chat, tea and coffee available, and a speaker slot from 1.45-2.45pm. We have recently lost our exercise class and are trying to replace it. There are outings from April to December some with freedom pass. 020 8677 1533.


Tuesday 20 February: Thinkalink with Sir Linkalot
7-9pm. Come to Bell House to discover Thinkalink, a fun and easy way to remember things. Using memorable and funny “links”, Sir Linkalot (Andy Salmon) will help you and your child remember how to spell any word. Parents, teachers and children welcome. Tickets available online here.


Tuesday 20 February: Laugh Train Home Comedy
Prince Abdi (The wall, FHM Stand Up Hero, Laughter shock, Show me the Funny), with Ria Lina (The World Stands Up, Mega Mela Malai Comedy and Sweet n Sour), Annie McGrath (@elevenish, Girls Go Trolling and Webscam) and MC Robyn Perkins. Laugh Train Home is known for hilarious comedy nights, a fun atmosphere and a bit of the unexpected. For over two years, we have been bringing you the best UK and International comedians, including Joe Lycett, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Reginald D. Hunter, Sara Pascoe and more. Faces you know from the TV and great names you know from the circuit – in Battersea every Wednesday, and now in Forest Hill every Tuesday! Our Laugh Train Home comedy night is going to have you in stitches. The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1RH. Every Tuesday, 8-10pm (doors at 7:30).Cost: £6 Adv. / £8 on the door. Website: www.LaughTrainHome.com. Closest Train: Forest Hill or Catford. Tickets available onlin


Wednesday 21 February: Mums in Business
Come along at 8pm to Daisy Lets & Sales on Lordship Lane and meet new and existing members, have a chat and some nibbles and a glass of wine! Please do let me know if you plan to come so I know numbers in advance, claire@daisylets.uk.


Wednesday 21 February: Maxwell Knights, Britain’s Greatest Spy Master
Henry Hemmings will talk about his biography of M15’s greatest spymasters. Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, London SE24 9HU. 2pm till 4pm. Copies of the book will be available to buy.


Thursday 22 February: Elly Griffiths at Village Books
Bestselling crime and thriller author will be in Dulwich on Thursday 22nd February chatting about her books, how she writes the plots and keep the suspense throughout her novels. Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine. This event is taking place at Bell House on College Road and begins at 7pm. Book tickets: www.village-books.co.uk/events


Thursday 22 February: Dulwich Folk Dance Club
Caller  –  Crys Rothon. 8 – 10 p.m. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Ideal activity for a healthy lifestyle. No partners needed. Lots of fun – make new friends. Contact :- Gwen Godwin 020 8699 7032 or email : – gagodwin@hotmail.com.


Thursday 22 February: Imogen Hermes Gowar in conversation with Rachel Hewitt
Let us take you back to Georgian London for a special evening of fiction and history with Imogen Hermes Gowar and Rachel Hewitt. Imogen is the author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a spell-binding debut novel set in 1785. She will be in conversation with award-winning historian Rachel Hewitt, who recently published her second book A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind. Together, Imogen and Rachel will shine a light on this most dramatic period at the tail end of the Enlightenment. It promises to be an illuminating and entertaining evening. Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Rd, London SE21 8SW, 19.00 – 20.30. £10 (admission & glass of wine), £20 (admission, copy of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock & glass of wine), £30 (admission, copy of Revolution of Feeling & glass of wine), £45 (admission, copy of both books & glass of wine). Ticket available here.


Friday 23 February: WIZZ JONES, Andy Twyman, Lisa Winship & Andy Mathewson at The Ivy House
Inspired by the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Davy Graham, Wizz Jones’ unique acoustic guitar style was cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence.  We are delighted to welcome him – and his eclectic repertoire – back to the Goose tonight. Andy Twyman is an absolutely amazing musician/one-man-band who had us open-mouthed when we first saw him at a blues night.Lisa Winship & Andy Mathewson play a broad range of country blues, ragtime, original songs and acoustic versions of almost anything they like from the 1920s onwards, all powered by fingerpicking guitar and a fantastic voice. Tickets £10/8 advance, £11/9 on the door. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For tickets and further information, please see www.thegooseisout.com


Saturday 24 February: 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 February: Fair Trade Breakfast
Come on in & join us for a Fair Trade Breakfast from 10am to 1pm at the Bread of life Fair Trade Centre, Christ Church, 263 Barry Road, East Dulwich SE22 0JT. For more information phone 020 8693 4170 or email: breadoflifecentre@hotmail.co.uk. Breakfasts will be on sale between 10am & 12 Midday. Adult Breakfasts £3.50p, Children under 12 £2.50. There will also be a Cake Stall, Raffle & a range of fair trade Food & Gifts on sale till 1pm.


Sunday 25 February: Sydenham Concerts
5pm. St. Bartholomew’s Church London SE26 6QR. Bach Kleidoscope – Complete Bach Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord 1. Johannes Pramsohler (violin). Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord)
£10 / £8 (Concessions) / £5 (Students) / £2 (Under 18s). Tickets available online.


Tuesday 27 February: Lively Minds Over 50’s Club
Exercises on a Chair, Gwen Godwin. We are a group of over 60’s who meet weekly on Tuesday during term time. We are at St Faith’s Community Hall, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich station. We are open from 12pm for a chat, tea and coffee available, and a speaker slot from 1.45-2.45pm. We have recently lost our exercise class and are trying to replace it. There are outings from April to December some with freedom pass. 020 8677 1533.


Tuesday 27 February: Laugh Train Home Comedy
Matt Richardson (Nevermind The Buzzcocks, The Xtra Factor, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, It’s Not Me It’s You, Fake Reaction and more), with Suzy Bennett (Winner, Funny Woman Award 2006), Kai Samra (Semi Finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2017, Winner of the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2017) and MC Robyn Perkins. Laugh Train Home is known for hilarious comedy nights, a fun atmosphere and a bit of the unexpected. For over two years, we have been bringing you the best UK and International comedians, including Joe Lycett, Seann Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, Reginald D. Hunter, Sara Pascoe and more. Faces you know from the TV and great names you know from the circuit – in Battersea every Wednesday, and now in Forest Hill every Tuesday! Our Laugh Train Home comedy night is going to have you in stitches. The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1RH. Every Tuesday, 8-10pm (doors at 7:30).Cost: £6 Adv. / £8 on the door. Website: www.LaughTrainHome.com. Closest Train: Forest Hill or Catford. Tickets available onlin


Wednesday 28 February: 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.

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