May

Wednesday 1 – Tuesday 14 May: Gabrielle and Mike Bradshaw Exhibition
11.30am-6pm. Annual exhibition at the Jeannie Avent Gallery. Work on show will include drawings, paintings and sculptures. 14 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9EU.  www.gabriellebradshaw.com. www.mike-bradshaw.co.uk.


Wednesday 1 May: 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.


Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 1 May: 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 1st May: East Dulwich WI Meeting
Our May meeting is our AGM and Social. We meet Upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern, Lordship Lane, SE22 8EW, from 7.30-9.30pm. Why not come along and find out what it means to be a member of the 21st Century WI and meet some other amazing women who live near you? The EDWI currently has a limited number of places available for new members. You can come along to 3 meetings before committing yourself (£3 fee on the night) or email us at edwicommittee@eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Thursdays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com

    • 02 Caller-Crys Rothon
    • 09 Caller-Michele Odell
    • 16 Caller-Philip Barber
    • 23 Caller-Gwen Godwin
    • 30 Caller-Jane Lowe

Thursday 2 May: Coffee Morning at St Clement with St Peter
10.30-11.30am. If you are free on the 1st Thursday of each month we’d love to see you at one of our Coffee Mornings. We provide tea, coffee, biscuits  and the occasional cake, as well as good company in a warm building – all free of charge! Children are very welcome too! If you’ve any questions, please get in touch. Find out more rev.cecile@sclementwspeter.co.uk, 020 8693 1890 www.stclementwithstpeter.btck.co.uk. Entrance on Friern Road, SE22 0AY.


Saturday 4 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 4 May: Plosive Comedy Night
Plosive Comedy in Dulwich – south east London’s all-headline monthly comedy show – has announced its line-up for May. On Saturday 4 May, Lolly Adefope – star of ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’, ‘Taskmaster’, ‘QI’ and movies ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ and ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ – headlines. Plus ‘Live at the Apollo’ star Fern Brady, ‘Have I Got News For You’s Tony Law and ‘Mock the Week’ regular and ‘People Just Do Nothing’ star Tiff Stevenson. Plosive Comedy in Dulwich takes places at the MCT at Alleyn’s – a state-of-the-art theatre near North Dulwich station. Tickets for 4 May’s show are on sale now, priced £17 plus booking fee, from www.plosive.co.uk and www.seetickets.com.


Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May: Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House
11am – 6pm. This Spring, the inaugural Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House will launch and give visitors access to more than 80 artists in their studios and local spaces for the first time. Covering the full spectrum of media – from painting, watercolour, sculpture, design, crafts, and photography – the event will celebrate the local creative community and put SE19 back on the map as a cultural destination for artists, collectors, Londoners and tourists alike. Follow the Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House on Facebook: Crystal Palace Artists Open House; on Twitter: @PalaceOpen and Instagram: @artistsopenhouse.crystalpalace


Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 May: Brockwell Lido hosts 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 on 4th May to 5th May at Brockwell Lido, Herne Hill, London 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.


Saturday 4 May: Village Voices
A night of folk, blues and pop featuring Deptford Wives, The Trylls and guests. 8-10pm at The Crown and Greyhound, Dulwich Village, London Se21 7BJ. Tickets £5.


Sunday 5 May: Green Rooms Market at Peckham Levels
11am-5pm. Green Rooms Market will be taking over Peckham’s finest food hall on Level 6 at Peckham Levels.  Join our array of specially selected botanical sellers and makers for a plant and food-filled day. We can’t wait to fill this brilliant space with green goodness! Including silk scarf printing and mono printing workshops, macrame plant hanger making and plant pot painting. See our workshop listings here. Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST.


Monday 6 May: 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 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 7 May: Honor Oak Women’s Institute
7.30pm. We are now meeting at The Lodge Cafe, Stanstead Lodge, 260 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DD. Access via Northwood Rd on the first Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm.


Wednesday 8 May: Goose Green Coffee Morning with guest speakers Kim Diaz and Alice Keith-Scott – Fostering and adoption recruitment.
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.


Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 & 29 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 8 May: 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.


Thursdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com

      • 09 Caller-Michele Odell
      • 16 Caller-Philip Barber
      • 23 Caller-Gwen Godwin
      • 30 Caller-Jane Lowe

Thursday 9 May: Harbottle & Jonas at The Ivy House
Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning young  duo. Their eclectic music combines the rich traditions of folk with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements.Blending harmonium, concertina, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobro, they have developed a unique and original signature sound. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. Tickets £8 (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


Thursday 9 May: The Arts Society Dulwich illustrated lecture The Icon in Art: The Peacock
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 10 – Sunday 19 May: Dulwich Festival 2019
The Dulwich Festival celebrates its 26th year with the theme of belonging running through the events and the Children’s Art Competition. Come and join the celebration with an array of different music to experience, be dazzled by the talents of acclaimed performers and take the opportunity to visit the myriad of hidden spaces and places to be found in Dulwich by joining a walk or two. Artists’ Open House will happen throughout both weekends of the Festival, don’t miss this chance to view a hugely diverse range of visual art, full details can be found on the website. Catch the excitement of the fairs springing up throughout each weekend; a chance to browse, relax and enjoy being part of this extraordinary community. Visit dulwichfestival.co.uk to see the full programme of events.


Friday 10 May: 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.


Saturday 11 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 11 – Sunday 12 May: Artists’ Open House weekend (Dulwich Festival)
11am–6pm. It’s springtime and once again over 200 artists are throwing open their doors to you during the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival. Visit dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/ for more details.


Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 May: Havelock Walk Open Studios and Havelock Walk Arts Week
Annual Open Studios  – wander through the studios, chat with the artists and designers; relax in the sunshine while you watch a free site specific performance or sample some street food. Between the 2 weekends we are hosting our first Arts Week with the road closed to traffic, a new art installation in the street plus workshops, talks and performances. Details can be found here: www.facebook.com/havelockwalk/events


Sunday 12 May: Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green
12-5pm. Back and bursting with more fun, family and free stuff than ever, the Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green will take place on Sunday 12th May. Face-painting, donkey rides and bouncy castles will keep the kids entertained whilst grown-ups enjoy gorgeous arts and crafts stalls, delicious street food, incredible, local live music and the ever-popular EDT beer tent.
This year’s theme is belonging and this year’s Fair will make you happy you belong in SE22.


Sunday 12 May: Heber Fun Run in Dulwich Park
Please join us for Heber Primary School’s annual fundraising Fun Run in Dulwich Park on Sunday 12th May.  £10 for adults (2 laps) at 10am, and £5 for kids (1 lap) at 11am.  Registration & sponsorship forms available at the school office or email heberpandf@gmail.com.  Thanks to the generous support of our main sponsor KFH Estate Agents, and also SE Magazines, ESPH & Dulwich Chiropractic Practice, all money raised will go directly to the school.


Sunday 12 May: The Peckham Society – Friends of One Tree Hill walk
2pm-3pm. Meet at St Augustine’s Church SE23 3LF. Led by Peter Frost. A history and nature walk around the nature reserve, which is unique in its position as originally part of The Great North Wood. Free admission, non members welcome. www.peckhamsociety.org.uk


Sunday 12 May: Music by the Green
1:30pm-5pm.  A relaxed afternoon of music including choirs, steel pans and more. Enjoy a glass of Pimms, tea and cake and our BBQ. There will be crafts for all and an active area for children. Admission free!


Sunday 12 May: Link Age Southwark Open Gardens
2-5pm. Our Open Garden events are returning again for 2019. Join us on the following dates to enjoy the summer sunshine in a beautiful Dulwich garden. 15A Sydenham Hill, SE26 6SH
£4 entry on the door. Cash only. Children enter free. Serving tea and lovely homemade cakes. Limited wheelchair access due to slope and steps. Sorry no dogs allowed.


Sunday 12 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. £3 on the door. More information from www.thegooseisout.com


Monday 13 May: 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 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 13 May: Bach to Baby concert series to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘tech savvy’ Queen Victoria
10.30am. St Barnabas Church, SE21. Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich. Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls. Bach to Baby concerts are always at family friendly times, usually late morning, and no concert is complete without crying, feeding, dancing and nappy changing! To for more details visit www.bachtobaby.com/dulwich-village-music-concerts-for-baby-and-family


Monday 13 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Monday 13 May: 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


Tues 14 May: Havelock Walk Arts Week – Stool Making Workshop
10am-4pm. Come and make a three legged stool from hardwood in a day at no.11 Havelock Walk. Simon McKeown, a furniture maker based on Havelock Walk, will guide you through the process of making your stool using mainly hand tools. The workshop will take place outside Simon’s workshop at no.11 Havelock Walk. Number of participants: 5-8 people (Adult beginners) Cost: £80. For info on how to book please see our facebook page: www.facebook.com/havelockwalk/events or send us an email: havelockwalkartsweek@gmail.com


Wednesday 15 May: 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 15 May: Havelock Walk Arts Week – Cyanotypes Workshop
11am – 3pm.  fh space, 9 Havelock Walk with Ky Lewis and HW fine art photographer Lenka Rayn H. In this workshop you will gain enough hands on experience that you will feel confident to work on your own with cyanotype materials. Suitable for beginners / those who are more familiar with printmaking/photographic processes. Cost: £62.42. For info on how to book please see our facebook page: www.facebook.com/havelockwalk/events or send us an email: havelockwalkartsweek@gmail.com


Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 May: Havelock Walk Arts Week – Badge Making
12-2pm & 4-6pm. Outside at the communal table Havelock Walk or inside at fh space, 9 Havelock Walk if wet.  Badge Cafe, badge making with HW Artists Tess & Ian. £5 per head includes 2 large badges and 5 small plus refreshments. This is open to everyone (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). To reserve your place, please send an email to: havelockwalkartsweek@gmail.com or just turn up on the day.


Wednesdays 15, 22 & 29 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 15 May: 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 15 May: Make your own Espadrilles Class
6.30pm-9.30pm. £35. All materials full tuition provided. Suitable for beginners. Book your space now: hello@themakingsof.co.uk. TheMakingsOf.co.uk. Come for a relaxing and friendly afternoon, leave with a new pair of shoes!  Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children, 45 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22.


Weds 15 May: Havelock Walk Arts Week – Talk with Liz Atkin
7pm. An illustrated talk with Liz Atkin at the fh space, 9 Havelock Walk. For over 20 years, Liz Atkin’s life was dominated by Compulsive Skin Picking, a complex physical and mental disorder which affects as many as 1 in 25. Liz confronted her condition head-on with creativity, and has reimagined the disorder into art and acts of kindness the world over. She is now an advocate for the disorder and an internationally acclaimed artist. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her remarkable story at Havelock Walk! This talk is free but there are limited places, to reserve yours please email: havelockartsweek@gmail.com


Thursdays 16, 23 & 30 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com

        • 16 Caller-Philip Barber
        • 23 Caller-Gwen Godwin
        • 30 Caller-Jane Lowe

Friday 17 May: Havelock Walk Arts Week – Talk with Rob Low aka Supermundane
7pm. Talk: Lines Are Human – Havelock Walk based artist Rob Lowe, also as known as Supermundane, will talk (and sing) at the fh space, 9 Havelock Walk  about all things line related, his varied career, approach to work and thoughts on life. Rob’s work is always infused with his distinctive humour and hyper-colourful imagination. Prolific in output, with a portfolio spanning over 20 years, his work has been published and exhibited worldwide. This talk is free but there are limited places, to reserve yours please email: havelockartsweek@gmail.com


Saturday 18 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 18 May: St John’s & St Clement’s C of E Primary School May Fair
12-3pm. Adys Road, SE15 4DY.


Saturday 18 May: The Love West Dulwich Spring Fair
Taking place on Croxted, Park Hall and Rosendale Roads, children can enjoy fair ground rides, face painting, balloon modelling, farm animals, arts & crafts, plus much more. There will also be lots of entertainment, including Bollywood dancers, Maypole dancing, school choirs, and live music.  As ever, lots of the West Dulwich shops and businesses will be getting involved on the day, such as Wigwam toy shop who will be hosting balloon modelling for children, The Rosendale Pub who is organising the kids treasure trail and Dulwich Books where there will be story time.  Make sure you also check out the delicious street food stalls and craft beer, as well as visit The Rosendale Road market, where you can find lots of local artists, makers and charity stalls. 11am – 4pm. Croxted, Park Hall and Rosendale Roads, SE21.


Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May: Artists’ Open House weekend (Dulwich Festival)
11am–6pm. It’s springtime and once again over 200 artists are throwing open their doors to you during the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival. Visit dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/ for more details.


Saturday 18 May: Rockbourne Youth Club’s Spring Fair
11am-3pm. Fundraising Event. Individual stalls welcome. £10 per stall.  Please contact Sarah on 07474 899611. 41a Rockbourne Road, Forest Hill, SE23 2DA.


Sunday 19 May: Dulwich Park Fair
12-5pm. Dulwich Park Fair has been running since 2007 and ends the week long Dulwich Festival. It is a free outdoor event that normally attracts over 7,500 people. The Fair includes a Fun Fair, Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, the Magician, interactive performances and a dog show. The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages. There is, as always, a huge variety of food, craft, drink and charity stalls. This is a family event that has a wonderful atmosphere enjoyed by large numbers of local people.
The car park will be closed so come by local transport, walk or cycle.


Sunday 19 May: Dulwich Park Bowls Club Open Day
1.30pm-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.


Sunday 19 May: St Christopher’s Fun Walk
This is the biggest fundraising day of the year for Dulwich’s local hospice, and, by taking part, walkers will help to keep essential services running and freely available for local families in South East London when they need it most. The walk through Keston, Kent and its surrounding countryside is a life-enhancing day out and an infectiously positive communal experience. Many people take part year after year, and come in fancy dress or customised t-shirts remembering someone special.  The Fun Walk starts and finishes at Keston Common in Kent on Sunday 19 May 2019 and meanders through some of Kent’s prettiest countryside. Walkers can choose their sponsored route with a choice of 3, 5, 8 or 11 mile walks, and there are refreshments to refuel the ramblers and entertainment too. For more information or to sign-up visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/funwalk


Sunday 19 May: Craft, Cakes, Coffee & Conversation
With a display showing the history of the Centre and Churchwood Gardens site.
4-5:30pm – Drop in for a gardens-themed craft workshop (for adults and children), tea, coffee and cake.  There will also be a display of photographs and other items relating to the history of the Centre and the Churchwood Gardens site.
5:30-6pm – An interview and informal talk about the history of the Centre and Churchwood Gardens site and the people who have lived, worked and worshipped here. Honor Oak Christian Fellowship Centre; run by the church.  Free. 39 Honor Oak Road – opposite Fairlawn School


Monday 20 May: 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 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 20 May: Dulwich & District U3A AGM and Open Meeting Talk
2-4pm.  Daniel Raven-Ellison will give a presentation about a new initiative launching in July. London National Park City, which is a movement to improve life in London, working with residents, visitors and partners to:

  • Enjoy London’s great outdoors more
  • Make the city greener, healthier and wilder
  • Promote London’s identity as a National Park City

Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill SE24 9HU.


Monday 20 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Monday 20 May: 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


Wednesday 22 May: 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.


Wednesdays 22 & 29 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 22 May: 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 23 May: Clear Bright Future – Paul Mason with Mary Ann Sieghart
Join us for an evening with the award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker Paul Mason as he discusses his new work, Clear Bright Future. Paul will be in conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart. Mary Ann is currently a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, writing a book about why we don’t accord as much authority to women as to men. For nearly 20 years, Mary Ann was Assistant Editor and political columnist for The Times. Don’t miss what is sure to be a fascinating conversation between Paul and Mary Ann about this passionate defence of humanity and work of radical optimism. Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW, 19.00 – 20.30. £10 (Admission), £25 (Admission + copy of Clear Bright Future). Tickets available online here.


Thursdays 23 & 30 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com

          • 23 Caller-Gwen Godwin
          • 30 Caller-Jane Lowe

Friday 24 May: Bach to Baby concert series to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘tech savvy’ Queen Victoria
4pm. All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, London SE21. Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich. Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls. Bach to Baby concerts are always at family friendly times, usually late morning, and no concert is complete without crying, feeding, dancing and nappy changing! To for more details visit www.bachtobaby.com/west-dulwich-music-concerts-for-baby-and-family


Friday 24 May: Thomas McCarthy, Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd, plus Local Traditional Singers  at The Ivy House
We are delighted to be welcoming Thomas McCarthy back to the Goose. Thomas  is an Irish Traveller who has spent his life learning the songs of his family. In February he was awarded the Irish traditional music accolade of Singer of the  Year at at TG4’s Gradam Ceoil Award ceremony in Belfast. Please note – this is a week earlier than our usual concert date! Tickets £10/8  advance, £12/10  on the door. Door 7pm. Live music starts 8pm. For advance tickets and further information, please see www.thegooseisout.com 


Saturday 25 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 25 May: Dulwich Opera Company present Epic Moments an Opera Gala concert
7.30pm – Vaughan Williams Auditorium, Dulwich. Dulwich Opera Company are making their debut at the newly opened, state of the art Vaughan Williams Auditorium at James Allen’s Girls School in Dulwich, this May with a gala evening of unforgettable arias and ensembles including music by Verdi, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky. The evening, which marks the 5thanniversary year of Dulwich Opera Company’s founding, will feature Loretta Hopkins, soprano, Phillipa Thomas, mezzo-soprano, and Borja Gómez-Ferrer, tenor. The young professional singers will be accompanied by the Dulwich Opera Company Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Fletcher. Tickets are available in advance from www.dulwichoperacompany.org.uk/box-office price £23 / £21 / Under 16’s £10


Monday 27 May: 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 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 28 – Friday 31 May: 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.


Wednesday 29 May: 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 29 May: 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. www.bridgewebs.com/livesey/


Wednesday 29 May: 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 29 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 30 May: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm. Caller-Jane Lowe. 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. Contact: Wendy on 020 8769 9832 or John on 020 8693 2873 / johnhblase@aol.com


Friday 31 May: Link Age Southwark Open Gardens
6.30-8.30pm. Our Open Garden events are returning again for 2019. Join us on the following dates to enjoy the summer sunshine in a beautiful Dulwich garden. 115 Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ. £5 entry on the door. Cash only. Includes a glass of wine on arrival. Enjoy this beautiful garden on a Friday evening with a glass of wine. Street parking available. No wheelchair access – apologies for the inconvenience. Dogs permitted on leads.


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