Friday 21 September – 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:

Friday 21 September: Art in the Afternoon – MOVED TO 5th OCTOBER
2pm-4pm – John Constable. Often dismissed as a ‘chocolate box’ painter, some of Constable’s ideas were actually quite radical for his time and contrasted greatly with the approach of his contemporaries, such as Turner. Join us for an insightful lecture given by Rosalind Whyte, an accredited Arts Society lecturer and guide and lecturer at Tate and the Royal Academy. £15 per session. To book your place please contact or 020 8318 9906. 27 College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7BG.

Saturday 22 September: 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
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

Saturday 22 September: Dyslexia Fair
Bell House is hosting its inaugural dyslexia fair. A day dedicated to raising awareness and a chance for you to meet specialist suppliers, publishers, technological innovators and educators. There will be stalls where you can try out different products designed to aid dyslexic learning and talks and interactive workshops throughout the day. Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich SE21 7BG. Book here.

Tuesday 25 September: Laugh Train Home Comedy – Fin Taylor with Hurt and Anderson, Helen Bauer 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.Venue: The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1RH. Every Tuesday, 8pm-10pm (doors at 7:30). £7 Adv. / £8 on the door. Closest Train: Forest Hill or Catford. Tickets online here. Email

Tuesday 25 September: High Balls and High Society
7-8pm at Dulwich Books. Jonathan Ames is the creator of TV series including Blunt Talk and Bored to Death; he is also the author of the novel You Were Never Really Here, made into a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. His 1998 novel the Extra Man riffs on New York high society and is a tale of friendship and frustration, cocktails and cross-dressing. Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott’s novel portrays Truman Capote and his betrayal of the women he appeared to need and adore – his Swans, inhabitants of the upper East Side who gave him an entrée and their trust. Join us for an evening of high society and low gossip, and our special Festival America cocktail.  Tickets: £10 including cocktails. Dulwich Books of West Dulwich, SE21 8SW.

Wednesday 26 September: 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 26 September: 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 26 September: Parent & Baby Gin Event
“Gin with Sarah B” is hosting a parent & baby event Tart from 2:30 to 4:30pm. In the lovely air-conditioned conservatory, it’s a perfect afternoon activity for parents who love gin and want to socialise with other like-minded parents. Learn about the history of gin, perfect your G&T-making skills and meet new people. Tickets are £25 – includes 4 drinks. Click here to book! Plenty of room for prams :). Tart, 65 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EP.

Wednesday 26 September: Cooking with Scissors MOVED TO WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER
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

Wednesday 26 September: Take Nothing With You with Patrick Gale
19.30. Come along for an evening of entertaining discussion about writing with one of the UK’s leading authors. Patrick is the author of bestselling novels including The Whole Day Through, the Richard and Judy bestsellers Notes From An Exhibition and A Perfectly Good Man, the Costa nominated A Place Called Winter and his latest, Take Nothing With You. And he was the author of the BBC drama, Man in an Orange Shirt. Alleyns Lower School. Book tickets online via Village Books.

Thursday 27 September: Knit, Crochet and Natter Club @ Really Maria
6:30-9:00 pm. Free club. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22 8EW.

Thursday 27 September: The Bigger Picture presents Miles Ahead
8pm. This story of a ‘metaphorical’ meeting in 1979 between legendary jazz musician Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) and Rolling Stone’s fictional Dave Bradon (Ewan McGregor) is set at the moment when Davis’ career appears eclipsed. The story purports to tell of a frenzied search for a missing tape of Davis’ newest numbers (after 5 musically arid years), but is an excuse to review his personal and musical story. The narrative arc is as eclectic as a jazz solo, weaving back on itself. The story is somewhat chaotic, but the music is amazing. Director: Don Cheadle, USA, Running time: 100 minutes., Cert: 15. THE IVY HOUSE, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead, SE15 3BE.

Thursday 27 September: Dulwich Folk Dance Club – Caller Carol Hewson
Thursdays, 8 – 10 pm. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village  SE21  7BT. All welcome – ideal activity for a healthy lifestyle. Make new friends and enjoy the fun. Contact Maura: 020 8649 9006. Email:

Thursday 27 September: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Belair House
There comes a time in every adolescent’s life when he must fake out his parents and blow off a day of school. This is Ferris Bueller’s day. Night Star Cinema in collaboration with Belair House is hosting a season of summer night film screenings continuing with this 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick. Fully stocked bar is available serving cocktails, food, snacks & ice cream throughout the evening. Doors open from 6pm, the film programme begins at 7pm. Enjoy good food, music and the party atmosphere, topped off with a classic movie, and a licensed bar open ’til 1am. Remember to bring warm clothing/blankets, and something to sit on. Belair House, Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AB. Tickets £15. Buy tickets here or in person at Belair House – limited tickets available on the night.

Thursday 27 September: The Luna Cinema presents The Shape of the Water
Doors open 6.15pm. Film at 7.45pm. Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA. Entrance to the screening will be via the side door into Brockwell Lido, not the main Entrance. Tickets available via

Friday 28 September: Martin Simpson, The Shackleton Trio, Ian Sarah & Adrian at The Ivy House
Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, Martin Simpson  is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.He’s a pretty good singer, too! The Shackleton Trio play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material. Ian, Sarah and Adrian are local singers and instrumentalists who will be known to many of you. They play a mainly traditional repertoire of songs and tunes – beautifully. Tickets £14/12 advance, £16/14 on the door (if any left). We advise you to buy your tickets in advance for this concert. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For advance tickets and further information, please see 

Friday 28 September: The Urban Vineyard
Have you ever thought of setting up a vineyard in your back garden? In this talk, Paul Olding will be discussing the joys of urban vineyards and answering questions on grape cultivation.Paul Olding is an award-winning TV Director and Producer. For years he haboured a dream of setting up a vineyard somewhere close to home, home being southeast London. But was it possible to grow grapes and make drinkable wine in the (sub)urban jungle? He decided to give it a go. With the help of his family, Paul realised his dream and now shares his experiences so you too can have your own urban vineyard. Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich SE21 7BG. The evening will include an illustrated discussion, and the chance to try some of Paul’s very own wine. Book here.

Saturday 29 September: 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
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

Saturday 29 September: 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 (no pitches available on the day, in advance only). Fundraising for Paxton Time Bank, a local skills exchange.

Saturday 29 September: How to… Write Personal Stories
Maggie Smith is back for another writing workshop! We all have a story to tell – about our childhood, the place we live, our travels, the trials of parenthood. Some of us have begun, others don’t know where to start, or aren’t convinced they can write – then find they can! The day is for those anywhere on this spectrum. It will offer ways to get ideas flowing, to reflect on details we may have forgotten, plus time to write with no distractions. Book here. Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich SE21 7BG.

Saturday 29 September: An Evening with Graham Norton
19.30. A guaranteed evening of fun, laughter and chat with Graham Norton. Graham’s second novel, A Keeper, is published on 4th October. He will be in conversation with Hannah Beckerman discussing his new novel and why he loves writing fiction. JAGS Community Hall Book tickets online via Village Books website.

Sunday 30 September: 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.


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