May

Tuesday 1 – 15 May: New Exhibition at Jeannie Avent Gallery
Father and daughter artists Michael and Gabrielle Bradshaw are once again showing their work. North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22. They will be showing paintings, drawings and sculptures. Gallery open daily 11am – 6pm.


Tuesday 1 May: May Day Miscellany – a celebration in words and music
Doors open 7.30pm – refreshments. Performance: 8-9pm followed by more refreshments! Entry by donation: suggested minimum £10. All proceeds to support The Friends of One Tree Hill. St Augustine’s Church, Honor Oak Park, SE23 3LE.


Tuesday 1 May: Lively Minds  – An English Hero with Tim Moorey
Lively Minds meet at St Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ, Near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich Station. We meet every Tuesday in term time, We arrive for a tea or coffee from 12pm for a chat. The speaker slot is 1.45-2.45pm.


Tuesday 1 May: YesMumMoon Club
Space at 61 – 61 Cheltenham Road, SE15 3AF. Welcome to the YESMUM Moon Club – a relaxed evening of good chat, good food and good company. Run under each beautiful full moon – a time when women often experience heightened emotions and a shift in the way she experiences the world around her – this is an evening to celebrate and nurture ourselves as mothers and as women. To book please click here.


Tuesday 1 May: Honor Oak WI
Our next meeting is now on Tuesday 1st May 2018 from 7.30 at The General Napier Pub, 73 Bovill Road, SE23 1EX. We having a wine & cheese tasting social and a little bit of AGM; please do come along. All ladies are welcome, please do come along, the first visit is free and due to our new larger venue we now have spaces for new members to join. Please feel free to call Gill on 07949 569018 if you have any questions We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 7.30pm.


Wednesdays 2 & 9 May: Let’s Sew a Sprocket Pouffe
7pm-10pm. Would you like to learn a new hobby? Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by an expert teacher who will share their skill with you here at Really Maria. We provide all the sewing machines, but you may bring your own if you wish. We also provide cutting boards, rotary cutters and scissors. Our class fees do not include materials unless stated. You can bring your own, or purchase at our shop with a 10% discount for having booked onto the class. For further information and books visit: reallymaria.com or call 020 3581 0909. Really Maria, 15 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW.


Wednesday 2 May: East Dulwich WI Meeting
An exciting programme of guest speakers, activities and entertainment lined up for members this year. You can check them all out over on our events page. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at The Lodge, above East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8EW. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Membership and waiting list is currently closed www.eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Thursday 3 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club
8pm – 10pm. Caller – Sue Hastings. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Ideal activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. No partners needed – make new friends. Contact:-  Gwen Godwin 0208699 7032 or email  gagodwin@hotmail.com


Friday 4 May: Volunteer Workday
11am – volunteer workday – this will be some light vegetation clearance (lopping alongside paths) and surveying wildflowers. Contact Sam Bentley-Toon if you can volunteer. greatnorthwood@wildlondon.org.uk


Friday 4 May: Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Hal Cruttenden and Nina Conti
Hal Cruttenden, Nina Conti, Rachel Parris and MC Carl Donnelly. 8pm (doors 7.15pm) at The MCT at Alleyn’s, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU. Tickets £16 (plus booking fee). Age restriction: 18+. Visit www.plosive.co.uk or direct ticket link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FGHGJM


Saturday 5 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 5 May: Rogue Vegan Dining Experience
6pm-9pm at Space at 61 – 61 Cheltenham Road, SE15 3AF. We at Rogue Vegan are extremely excited to hold our first Vegan Dining Experience for you all. To book please click here.


Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May: The Modern Movement, a festival of 20th century design
Back again this year, The Modern Movement, south London’s prestigious, free festival celebrating 20th century design, is taking place at Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Admission Free. A range of specially selected dealers and architects, including Retro Barn, Dad Design, GP Lights & More, Da Silva Interiors and ID for London will be selling a stunning range of classic vintage furniture, jewellery and object d’art set against the back drop of the art deco Grade II listed lido building. Brockwell Lido, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, SE24 OPA. Tel. 020 7274 3088.


Sunday 6 May: Lampshade Making Class
10am-12 at Space at 61 – 61 Cheltenham Road, SE15 3AF. Why not join us and learn how to make a gorgeous drum lampshade in this 2-hour workshop. Using fabric of your choice, you can make either a 20cm or 30cm diameter shade, and you’ll be able to hang it as a ceiling pendant or place it on a lamp-stand. You’ll love it so much – you’ll want to make one for every room in your home!
To book please click here.


Tuesday 8 May: Behind the scenes in the NHS with Christie Watson & Caroline Elton
Join Christie Watson and Caroline Elton as they discuss the NHS, share their views of life behind the scenes and what it is like for the teams that look after us in hospitals. Visit www.village-books.co.uk for tickets. £10 & includes entry & drinks. This event is taking place at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich SE21 7BG.


Tuesday 8 May: Lively Minds  – The Somme with Michael Gilbert
Lively Minds meet at St Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ, Near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich Station. We meet every Tuesday in term time, We arrive for a tea or coffee from 12pm for a chat. The speaker slot is 1.45-2.45pm.


Wednesday 9 May: Seven o’clock and not a Baby Bathed – The Story of a Lambeth Midwife
7.45pm. Lecture at the Herne Hill Society, which will take place at the United Church Hall, corner of Herne Hill and Red Post Hill SE24 9PW.  All are welcome and admission is free.


Thursday 10 May: The Arts Society Dulwich illustrated lecture
Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts 1768-2018, 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre (parking at JAGS Sports Club, Red Post Hill, SE22). See www.ddfas.org.uk.


Thursday 10 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club
8pm – 10pm. Caller – Jane Lowe. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Ideal activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. No partners needed – make new friends. Contact:-  Gwen Godwin 0208699 7032 or email  gagodwin@hotmail.com


Thursday 10 May: Gemma Khawaja at The Ivy House
Gemma Khawaja is a wonderful singer and guitarist who plays and sings traditional songs of the British Isles and creates her own songs inspired by rural poets, mythology and folklore. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. Tickets £7 (on the door only, no advance tickets). Unbooked floorspots welcome, put your name on the list by the door! More information from www.thegooseisout.com


Friday 11 – Sunday 20 May: Dulwich Festival 2018 25th Anniversary
Visit dulwichfestival.co.uk for more information.


Friday 11 May: Curry and Jazz
A revival of our popular combination –  hot music and hot food at the East Dulwich Community Centre, 46-50 Darrell Road, SE22 9NL. Friday 11th May from 7 – 10pm. Dance (or just listen) to our local big swing band The Fabulous Honeys. All ages welcome, you may bring your own drinks. Please reserve your ticket. Ticket price £8 on the door. To reserve your ticket and further information see the eastdulwichcommunitycentre.org.uk website or phone 0208 693 4411 or email edcc2010@gmail.com  or see www.eventbrite.co.uk. Concessionary rates for Barry Area Residents Association (BARA) members.


Saturday 12 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 12 May: Personalised Painting Workshop
11am-2pm at Space at 61 – 61 Cheltenham Road, SE15 3AF. You and your little person will be provided with a wooden name sign personalised to you, paint and associated materials. As it’s a painting workshop I recommend wearing clothing that isn’t too precious as we creatives get messy! To book please click here.


Saturday 12 May: A Christian Aid Tea and Coffee Morning
Christ Church, 263 Barry Road, SE22 0JT. 10am to 1pm. Stall include cakes, plants, candles, bric-a-brac and a fair trade bargain sale. The fair trade centre will be open. There will be an exhibition from Christian Aid. From 10.10am to 10.40am come and enjoy two local musicians play.


Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May: Havelock Walk May Open Studios (Forest Hill)
11am  to 6pm each day. Come and visit us! Studios open, artists to meet and work  to buy! See painting, print, illustration, design, photography, sculpture and more. Annual Art Raffle. Live music throughout the weekend. “Hidden Pizza” and other food stalls. Lots to see and do. Bring your friends. All welcome. For further info: www.havelockwalk.com


Sunday 13 May: East Dulwich Car Boot
Goodrich School, Dunstans Road SE22. Come & sell your unwanted upcycled & vintage items. Pitch Enquiries 07398 577183. Sellers 11am. Public Entry FREE 12pm. All pitches are pre-paid to avoid road congestion come rain or shine. Every 2nd Sunday of the month.


Sunday 13 May: Woof Cancer Day Dulwich *NEW DATE*
Woof Cancer Day is a chance to spend a few hours with family, friends and your beloved pet pooch in the great outdoors whilst raising life-saving funds for Cancer Research UK. On Woof Cancer Day, dogs and their owners donate a small amount to take part in a 10KM or 5KM walk around the beautiful Dulwich Park – The emphasis is on our furry friends who are the sponsored stars of the show but everyone is welcome! Sign up today and join us on Sunday 13 May 2018 at Dulwich Park.Visit: www.cruk.org.uk/woofDulwich to register. To find out more information search ‘Woof Cancer Day – Dulwich Dog Walk for Cancer Research UK’ on Facebook, or email corrie.pitfield@cancer.org.uk


Sunday 13 May: History walk – from prehistoric times to recent history
2pm. Leader – Peter Frost of the Peckham Society. Meet at St. Augustine Church gates.


Sunday 13 May: Music by the Green
1:30pm- 5pm. St. John’s Church SE22 will be open for an afternoon featuring music by choirs and musicians from the local area and beyond. Light refreshments will be available plus activities for children. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. St. John The Evangelist, 62A East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AT.


Sunday 13 May: 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. £2 on the door. More information from www.thegooseisout.com


Sunday 13 May: Music Stage at Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green
The Goose is again running the music stage at Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green! Each set will be 45 minutes long, with DJed music during the changeover. Artists appearing (all local!) will be:

  • 12 noon – Alex Seel. Alex Seel has a warm, rootsy song-writing style with subtle lyrics and a gift for acoustic guitar finger-picking.
  • 1 pm – The Ben Holland Trio. Ben Holland is a singer-songwriter who has toured with Joan Armatrading all around the UK and Europe. The trio include Babu on bass and Ben McClean on drums.
  • 2pm – Louis vann Johnson and The Indi Souls. The Indi Souls are led by charismatic guitarist and beatboxer Louis Vann Johnson. Their musical sounds fall in the genres of Pop, Rock and RnB.
  • 3pm – John McClean and The Clan. Festival Fair favourites John McClean and the Clan play blistering live sets featuring John McClean‘s gritty and passionate vocals. They combine elements of Blues, Soul, Gospel and Rock into their own unique sound.

You can find out more about the musicians from www.thegooseisout.com

As always, there will be lots going on during the afternoon, with food, drinks and stalls. The fair has been going from strength to strength over the years, so do come along and bring your friends!


Monday 14 May: Dulwich WI Meeting – Quiz Night and Resolutions
7pm. The Dulwich WI will be getting quizzical with Quizmaster, Peter Hillyard. Teams will be made up of six people and questions will be on a range of subjects, including general knowledge, entertainment and current affairs.  There will also be one or two ‘feature’ rounds thrown in for good measure. Please come and join us from 7pm at the Dulwich Constitutional Club, 33 East Dulwich Grove, East Dulwich, SE22 8PW. Non-members are invited to attend at a guest charge of £3. For more information please contact suejarvie53@gmail.com


Tuesday 15 May: Lively Minds  – Tall Ships with Wilf Lower
Lively Minds meet at St Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ, Near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich Station. We meet every Tuesday in term time, We arrive for a tea or coffee from 12pm for a chat. The speaker slot is 1.45-2.45pm.


Thursday 17 May: 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.


Thursday 17 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club
8pm – 10pm. Caller – Philip Barber. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Ideal activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. No partners needed – make new friends. Contact:-  Gwen Godwin 0208699 7032 or email  gagodwin@hotmail.com


Saturday 19 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 19 May: The Peckham Society – Nunhead Cemetery Open Day
11.00 – 17.00hrs. Many stalls on display, something for the whole family. Also guided walks.


Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 May: Havelock Walk May Open Studios (Forest Hill)
11am  to 6pm each day. Come and visit us! Studios open, artists to meet and work  to buy! See painting, print, illustration, design, photography, sculpture and more. Annual Art Raffle. Live music throughout the weekend. “Hidden Pizza” and other food stalls. Lots to see and do. Bring your friends. All welcome. For further info: www.havelockwalk.com


Sunday 20 May: National Gardens Scheme, Forest Hill
A group of five very different gardens in Forest Hill will be opening for the National Gardens Scheme  (NGS).  They are within a short walk of each other on a hill with spectacular views over London and the North Downs. 1- 6pm. Combined admission – £7, which goes to cancer and caring charities.  Children free.  Buy tickets at Hilltop 28, Horniman Drive. Refreshments available, tea and homemade cakes. Plant sales. Sloping gardens – wheelchair access not easy.  No dogs except guide dogs. Situated behind the Horniman Museum.  Short walk from Forest Hill station and bus routes.


Sunday 20 May: Dulwich Park Bowls Club Open Day
2.30pm until 4pm in Dulwich Park at the bowling green, near to the café. Whether you are experienced or just want to try bowling your first wood, come and see us on our Open Day. The only requirement is that you wear flat shoes or bowl bare-footed.


Tuesday 22 May: Lively Minds  – Singing in a group for all with Gwen Godwin
Lively Minds meet at St Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ, Near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich Station. We meet every Tuesday in term time, We arrive for a tea or coffee from 12pm for a chat. The speaker slot is 1.45-2.45pm.


Tuesday 22 May: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager?  Why do teenagers struggle to get up in the morning? Why do they often take excessive risks? Find out more with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s talk. 7.30pm at Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich SE21. Tickets £10/£8 www.village-books.co.uk/events


Wednesday 23 May: Work continues on Emmanuel Wildlife Garden
2-4pm. Spring is sprung, the BLACKTHORN blossoms, Hawthorn is not far behind and familiar flowers please the eye for passers-by. Emmanuel Wildlife Garden, Chalford Road, West Dulwich.


Thursday 24 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club
8pm – 10pm. Caller – Crys Rothon, BARN DANCE. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Ideal activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. No partners needed – make new friends. Contact:-  Gwen Godwin 0208699 7032 or email  gagodwin@hotmail.com


Thursday 24 May: Evening Bird Walk
7:30-9pm Meet at St. Augustine Church gates. Contact Sam Bentley-Toon for details greatnorthwood@wildlondon.org.uk


Friday 25 May: Jim Moray, Counter’s Creek, The Norfolk Broads at The Ivy House
Jim Moray’s music defies categorisation. Whilst staying true to the roots of the folk tradition, he brings in all sorts of other elements to make the songs of our times. Counter’s Creek make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles, Eastern Europe and West Africa, with closely interwoven harmonies. The Norfolk Broads are four women from Norfolk who enjoy singing songs about love, despair, and dastardly boyfriends. Tickets £12/10 advance, £14/12 on the door. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For advance tickets and further information, please see www.thegooseisout.com


Saturday 26 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 26 May: Dulwich Park Fun Run
The Dulwich Park Fun Run is a family friendly fundraising event that brings together the local community, families, athletes, and the wider cystic fibrosis community for THE event of the spring! Set in the beautiful Dulwich Park; the 10km race consists of runners completing the circular route six times, and the 5km racers running the route three times. Every runners will receive lots of cheering and water along the route, a medal and goodie bag to take home with you. There is ample parking, toilet facilities, water stations, refreshments available to purchase, and a bouncy castle for the little ones. Sign up here! Dulwich Park, London, SE21 7BQ.


Saturday 26 May: Model Railway Show
The first one ever in Dulwich and there is a actual mainline railway bridge within the school grounds! The event is being held from 10am to 4.30pm at James Allen’s Girls School, 144 East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE. People are invited to make tracks to the model railway show to see up to 20 model railway layouts, along with a number of trade stands, will be on show in a variety of scales from tiny z gauge to o gauge. There is a small admission to the event.


Saturday 26 May: The Dominic Kemp Quintet
8pm. Two Spoons Cafe Bar, 72 Honor Oak Park, SE23 1DY. FREE entry. Two saxophones, piano, double bass and drums, we will be playing latin and jazz including some Thelonius Monk and Dexter Gordon. FREE popcorn for everyone, all evening!


Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June: EDT Children’s Festival
The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! The event features a silly science show, comedy for kids, storytelling and a kids disco finale. All events are under £10 and can be booked online. With school holidays breaking the bank a lot of the time, we really wanted to come up with some high-quality entertainment for families, locally. All tickets can be purchased at eastdulwichtavern.com/events/


Tuesday 29 May: Lively Minds  – Children playing piano with Helga Rose
Lively Minds meet at St Faith’s Community Centre, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ, Near Dulwich Village and North Dulwich Station. We meet every Tuesday in term time, We arrive for a tea or coffee from 12pm for a chat. The speaker slot is 1.45-2.45pm.


Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June: Holiday Drop Off multi-sports camps at Dulwich College Sports Club
Your children will have a blast at HDO’s fantastic multi-sports camps! Children from age 5-14 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 HDO’s amazing inflatable obstacle course www.holidaydropoff.com

Half Term Camp dates: 29 May – 1 June 2018
Summer Camp dates: 9 July – 24 August 2018


Wednesday 30 May: Work on Emmanuel Wildlife Garden, Chalford Road
2-4pm. Want to get down to Earth? Then get to Emmanuel wildlife garden, off  Chalford Road, West Dulwich on the last Wednesday afternoon of every month. Norwood Wildlife Team created a garden on a patch between Emmanueel, a Parish Church, and their neighbours 12yrs ago and have recently returned it to its original purpose with the help of Church members. Beginners welcome. We hope to see you, for further information. Contact John Cotter on 8244 8724.


Wednesday 30 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 31 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club
8pm – 10pm. Caller – Michele Odell. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Gilkes Place, Dulwich Village, SE21 7BT. Ideal activity for a Healthy Lifestyle. No partners needed – make new friends. Contact:-  Gwen Godwin 0208699 7032 or email  gagodwin@hotmail.com

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