July

Tuesday 2 July: Honor Oak Women’s Institute
7.30pm. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cafe in Stanstead Lodge,260 Stanstead Rd, SE23 1DD (access via Northwood Rd) at 7:30pm (NB There is no meeting during August!). Our meetings involve a talk or activity, plus plenty of time for socialising. The bar will be open and there is usually cake Guests are very welcome to join our meetings. You can try out your first one for free and then it’s £4.50 pay as you go if you don’t wish to join the WI. For more information about the WI as an organisation visit www.thewi.org.uk/


Tuesday 2 July: One Tree Hill Choir
7.30pm – 9pm. One Tree Hill Choir presents Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Musical Director – Ben Vonberg-Clark. Refreshments available. St Augustine’s Church, One Tree Hill SE23 3LE. Tickets £8 children/concs £4 – can be bought on the door or from www.ticketsource.co.uk/augustine1treehill


Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 July: Laugh Train Comedy
8pm-10pm. We love great stand-up comedy at Laugh Train Home, so every Tuesday we bring the best live acts to South London. You can see established comics, TV names and rising stars perform every week at The Honor Oak for as little as £6. Bargain. (BTW: Due to our comedians being real, live people, and famous, our line-ups are subject to change. Updates @LaughTrainHome). The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Rd, Forest Hill SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com


Wednesday 3 July: 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 3 July: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD 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.  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 3 July: East Dulwich WI Meeting
7pm for 7.30pm. The Lodge, above East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The EDWI is currently open for new members. Why not try us out – you can come along to 3 meetings before committing yourself (£3 fee per night). Email us at edwicommittee@eastdulwichwi.co.uk or visit www.eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Thursdays 4  July: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
Caller-Crys Rothon. 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. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873. Email: johnhblase@aol.com


Friday 5 July: Original Dulwich Library Poetry Group
2pm. Our topic will be Sickness and Health. Please come along with your choice of poems to read to the group, or just to listen to others. We have the meeting upstairs in the library hall – there is a self-operating lift available. All poetry-lovers welcome! Dulwich Library, Lordship Lane, SE22.


Friday 5-7 July: Creative Voices Mind
From July 5th-7th we will have a gallery exhibited in Bell House, Dulwich with art, poetry, photography and writing based on the theme above. We will have a suggested donation on the door with all proceeds going to MQ: Transforming mental health through research. On the 7th there will be a ‘Creative Voices Mind: Performances’ event also at Bell House, next door to the Gallery with a lineup of performers/speakers. The gallery is free with a suggested donation to MQ and will be open:

  • Friday 5th July: 4-6pm
  • Saturday 6th July: 12-6pm
  • Sunday 7th July: 12-4pm

The event is on Sunday 7th July 4-7pm and tickets are available online at £5 with all proceeds going to Bell House (a charity for wider learning). Helen Hayes MP will be closing the event. @creativevoicesmind


Saturday 6 July: 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 6 July: Summer Carnival
Goose Green Primary School is hosting a SUMMER CARNIVAL on the Goose Green park grounds. There will be games, rides, performances, food and retail stalls and a bar, as well as free activities for families and locals to get in and amongst. Carnival hours are from 12pm to 3pm. Plenty of fun to be had!


Saturday 6 – 7 July: Exhibition of Ceramic Art at Forest Hill School
Once again, The Brockley Potters be exhibiting their work as part of the Sydenham Arts Trail. This year the exhibition will be from6th-7thJuly hosted byForest Hill School, Dacres Road, Forest Hill SE23 2XN. Members of the group have varied backgrounds; all attend the Adult Learning Centre at Brockley, some with formal art training and some self- taught but all sharing an obsession with clay and a strong commitment to quality and originality. Experimentation with glazes and endless testing is actively encouraged and the results speak for themselves. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view and buy work and meet the artists. The work is always unique and exciting with a wide range of styles and materials from fragile hand- built pieces in Limoges porcelain to larger thrown pots and sculptural work. The Sydenham Artists Trail lasts over two weekends and a number of talented artists, painters, photographers, jewellers and textile designers will be displaying work. There will also be a showcase of students’ GCSE coursework at Forest Hill School. Entry is free and work on show will be available to buy. Doors open from 11am – 5pm.


Monday 8 July – 23 August: 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.


Monday 8 July: New Women’s Institute in East Dulwich
7.30pm. Dulwich Constitutional Club, East Dulwich Grove, East Dulwich, SE22. For further details if interested in more information please contact Sue Jarvie on suejarvie53@gmail.com


Tuesday 9 July: Lambeth Women in Business
10am-12.30pm.  Lambeth Women in Business will be branching out to Herne Hill this month.  We have a guest speaker who will be delivering a workshop on “Blogging to increase business”.  So if you are a local business woman in Lambeth or the surrounding areas, please get in touch.  Tickets via www.eventbrite.co.uk. Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen, 49-51 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, SE24 9AA. Instagram @lambetbusinesswomen.


Tuesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 July: Laugh Train Comedy
8pm-10pm. We love great stand-up comedy at Laugh Train Home, so every Tuesday we bring the best live acts to South London. You can see established comics, TV names and rising stars perform every week at The Honor Oak for as little as £6. Bargain. (BTW: Due to our comedians being real, live people, and famous, our line-ups are subject to change. Updates @LaughTrainHome). The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Rd, Forest Hill SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com


Wednesday 10 July: Goose Green Coffee Morning – Keith Turpin ‘Tunnels, Trysts & Tombs’ stories of Nunhead
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 10 July: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD 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.  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.


Thursdays 11 July: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
Caller- Michele Odell. 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. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873. Email: johnhblase@aol.com


Thursday 11 July: The Arts Society Dulwich illustrated lecture James Tissot’s Women
7.30 for 8pm, James Alleyn’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre (parking via Green Dale). Non-members £9 at the door. See www.theartssocietydulwich.org.uk.


Friday 12 July: Salsa comes to The Portico Gallery
El Swing hits the dancefloor with a monthly night of the very best in Salsa – from the hottest new salsa dura to the deepest, classic Fania – and all the amazing stuff in between. The DJs: Johnny Gee, Dave Hucker, Carey Lyseight and Gerry Lyseight have hosted some of London’s most legendary club nights: Sol Y Sombra, Salsa Fusión, Latin Swing at Wessex House, Mambo Inn, Villa Stefano, as well as lighting up Notting Hill Carnival with the Latin Rave Sound System. The all-comers salsa dance class kicks off at 7.30 – led by the wonderful Yamile – before the club night gets into gear at 8.30 for 100% Lean Latin through until midnight. 7.30-8.30pm Mixed Salsa Dance Class led by Yamile. 8.30-12am – Club.  £10 – Salsa Class + Club. £7 – Dance class only. £5 – Club only. The Portico Gallery, 23a, Knights Hill, SE27 0HS. www.porticogallery.org.ukEl Swing begins on May 10 and then on the second Friday of the month thereafter.


Saturday 13 July: 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 13 July: Fairlawn Primary School Summer Fair
12-4pm. Get ready for this year’s Fairlawn Summer Fair Caribbean extravaganza! More details to follow.


Sunday 14 July: The Catford Vegan Festival Returns!
10-5pm. Following the success of the inaugural Catford Vegan Festival last year, Catford Broadway will once again go car free and meat free and welcome south-east London’s premier vegan festival. Whether you fancy a vegan doner kebab courtesy of Catford residents The Hippie Turks, Scandinavian open sandwiches from Daun’s Deli, or vegan cake endorsed by celebrity vegan Romesh Ranganathan from MissFlits Bakes Vegan, the festival will show that meat and dairy free doesn’t mean taste free. Other traders confirmed for this plant based love-in include The Green Grill, The Red Tent, Oh My Gulay, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen, Palace Culture, Terra Ferment andBeats & Grind. Catford’s favourite pop up shop Catford Cornucopia will also be there offering the much coveted Catford hoodies and t-shirts alongside other non food traders offering cosmetics, homeware, craft and plants. There’ll also be free kids’ activities, live music and an urban picnic area. Everyone is welcome because ‘You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy vegan.’ Catford Broadway SE6 4SP.


Sunday 14 July: SINGAROUND at The Ivy House
Another popular Singaround hosted by The Goose Is Out! All are welcome, whether to sing or to listen. It’s an informal and supportive atmosphere, so don’t worry if it’s your first time! Songs of any country or culture welcome. Door 7pm. Singing starts 7.15pm, finishes by 10.30pm at the latest. £3 on the door. More information from www.thegooseisout.com


Monday 15 July: 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


Tuesdays 16, 23 & 30 July: Laugh Train Comedy
8pm-10pm. We love great stand-up comedy at Laugh Train Home, so every Tuesday we bring the best live acts to South London. You can see established comics, TV names and rising stars perform every week at The Honor Oak for as little as £6. Bargain. (BTW: Due to our comedians being real, live people, and famous, our line-ups are subject to change. Updates @LaughTrainHome). The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Rd, Forest Hill SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com


Wednesday 17 July: 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 17 July: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD 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.  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.


Friday 19 July: Live Band Karaoke at the Ivy House
Doors @ 7.30pm. Stuart Road, SE15. Karaoke on steroids! Live Band Karaoke offers the thrill of fronting up a live band. Pick from over 250 songs, from all genres and eras!  The song list is available at livebandkaraoke.london. £5.


Friday 19 July: Dulwich & District U3A – Summer Garden Party
2 – 4 pm. Garden tours – refreshments – table tennis and boules. At Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7BG. More details here.


Saturday 20 July: 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 20 July: Car Boot Sale
9am-1pm.  Stallholders from 8am.  Cars £10/Vans £15.  Contact Alison@pgtimebank.org– no pitches available on the day, advance only. Paxton Green Time Bank is a local skills exchange where members are valued as assets and help each other out one hour at a time.  Fundraising for Paxton Green Time Bank Charity number 1132577. Alleyns Head pub car park, Park Hall Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8BW.


Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July: The 45th Lambeth Country Show
12 noon – 8pm (Last entry 7:30pm). Free Entry. The show boasts unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside. With over 100,000 people attending throughout the weekend in 2018, the show is one of the biggest free family festivals in the UK.  You can expect all the attractions of a traditional country show plus much more too. Horticultural shows, sheep and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, an abundance of craft and food stalls and our very own on site farm will be there for all to enjoy. Music always plays a big part of the show too, featuring a mix of dub, Afro-beat, disco, jazz, folk, ska and soul. The Village Green stage will showcase an eclectic mix of local talent playing acoustic folk, choir, soul and pop, along with steel orchestras and samba bands. Our Main Stage hosts an array of local and international talent with funk, soul, disco and well known hits on Saturday. Sunday hosts Roots Day with ska, dub and reggae acts from across the globe. All of this and more with a distinctively urban south London vibe. Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, Herne Hill SE24 0PA.  Visit lambethcountryshow.co.uk


Tuesdays 23 & 30 July: Laugh Train Comedy
8pm-10pm. We love great stand-up comedy at Laugh Train Home, so every Tuesday we bring the best live acts to South London. You can see established comics, TV names and rising stars perform every week at The Honor Oak for as little as £6. Bargain. (BTW: Due to our comedians being real, live people, and famous, our line-ups are subject to change. Updates @LaughTrainHome). The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Rd, Forest Hill SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com


Wednesday 24 July: 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 24 July: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD 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.  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 24 July: Babble Talks – The Science of Sin: Why We Do the Things We Know We Shouldn’t
11.30am. Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old. If we know we shouldn’t do something, for the sake of our health, our pockets or our reputation, why is it often so very hard to do the right thing? Neurobiologist Jack Lewis looks at what neuroscience can tell us about why humans are so prone to the innate temptations that ancient religious thinkers described as the seven deadly sins. East Dulwich Picturehouse, SE22 8HD. Buy tickets here.


Saturday 27 July: 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 27 July: Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Omid Djalili
Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.  Omid Djalili – as seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and multiple Hollywood movies – headlines July’s show. Plus Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Tom Ballard, ‘Live at the Apollo’ star Jen Brister and Comedy Central regular Evelyn Mok. Age restriction: 18+. Line-up: Omid Djalili, Tom Ballard, Jen Brister, Evelyn Mok. Time: 8pm (doors 7.15pm). Venue: The MCT at Alleyn’s, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU. Price: £17 (plus booking fee). Event link. Direct ticket link.


Monday 29 July until Friday 23rd August: Gumboots Summer Club
8am-6pm. East Dulwich Community Centre, 46 -50 Darrell Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9NL. £35 per day including all activities and trips and a snack in the afternoon. Parents can request a Summer information pack from Dave: dave.newgumboots@gmail.com. OFSTED Reg: EY448281.


Tuesday 30 July: Laugh Train Comedy
8pm-10pm. We love great stand-up comedy at Laugh Train Home, so every Tuesday we bring the best live acts to South London. You can see established comics, TV names and rising stars perform every week at The Honor Oak for as little as £6. Bargain. (BTW: Due to our comedians being real, live people, and famous, our line-ups are subject to change. Updates @LaughTrainHome). The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Rd, Forest Hill SE23 1RH. www.laughtrainhome.com


Wednesday 31 July: 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 31 July: Dulwich Runners Club
7.15pm (for 7.30pm). Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Road, SE24 9HD 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.  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 31 July: Cooking with Scissors 
An opportunity for local business professionals to meet, make new contacts and gain new business. Basement @ Franklins, 157 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8HX 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 31 July – Wednesday 14 August: Land Over Sea
An exhibition byLaura Hepworth & Katie Iacovou at Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22. Opening times:Monday – Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am – 4pm.


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