October

Tuesday 1 October: Domestic Noir with Louise Candlish and Lisa Jewell
7pm-8.30pm. Join Dulwich Books for an evening of thrilling conversation with two bestselling authors of suspenseful, psychological thrillers, Louise Candlish and Lisa Jewell. They will be discussing their compelling new novels, Those People and The Family Upstairs. Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW. Price:£10 (Admission) or £30 (Admission + a copy of each book – RRP £12.99 each). Book tickets here.


Tuesday 1 October: Honor Oak WI
7.30pm. Buying a Second Hand Car? The ULEZ is expanding to the South Circular next June. Will you have to replace your car? Do you feel confident navigating the second-hand car market?  An expert will talk us through the pluses and pitfalls. We are a small friendly group with a wide-ranging programme of topics, activities and fun!  We meet in The Lodge Cafe – behind Stanstead Lodge, 260 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DD. Entrance in Northwood Road. All women are welcome. First visits are free.


Tuesday 1 October: Chinese Cooking with Ching-He Huang
7.30pm at MTC at Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU. Tickets £10/£8 Book & Ticket offer £25 (Book RRP £20). Join us for an evening of chat and food demonstration with chef and bestselling author Ching-He Huang. Ching will be demonstrating recipes from her new book Wok On: Deliciously Balanced Meals in 30 Minutes or Less. Ching celebrates the huge versatility of this magical 2,000-year-old cooking pot with fast, fresh and fun dishes that are simple enough for every day as well as every cook. Ching-He Huang is the author of eight cookbooks and appears regularly on TV including ITV’s This Morning and BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Tickets can be bought from www.village-books.co.uk


Wednesday 2 October: 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 2 October: 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 2 October: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
October 2nd, 16th and 30th, Station Hall Herne Hill, Railton Road SE24 0JW from 7.30pm-9pm; October 7th and 21st, South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, SE5 8QF from 7.30pm – 9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. Contact Allison.lindsay@schoolforwellbeing.com or visit www.schoolforwellbeing.com


Wednesday 2 October: Lunchtime Concerts @ Christ’s Chapel
Free.1.30pm to 2pm in Christ’s Chapel given by talented music students from the Foundation schools.  Run by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Foundation schools. This is the 4th season of concerts and will run from October to March each year. 14 Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD.


Wednesday 2 October: East Dulwich WI Meeting
Our October meeting will be a crafty Collage evening. Join us for a very sociable event where we will let our creative juices flow over a glue pot! 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 (£5 fee on the night) or email us at edwicommittee@eastdulwichwi.co.uk.


Thursday 3 October: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8- 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. 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. Contacts: Wendy 020 8769 9832; John 020 8693 2873 or email johnhblase@aol.com.


Thursday 3 October: Words Aloud – A Reading Group with a Difference
If you enjoy listening to stories, this is the reading group for you. From 3rd October, local author Lynn Knight will lead a reading group as part of the Royal Literary Fund’s ‘Reading Round’ scheme. This writer-led group will require no homework. Lynn will bring copies of two short texts – mostly stories and poems – from a wide range of writers, read them aloud and then lead the group in discussion. Thursdays 2.30 – 4.00. Free. Upstairs at the Cafe in the Park, Brown & Green LIFE, Crystal Palace Park (Penge entrance). Contact lkreadingrlf@gmail.com for details


Friday 4 October – 2 February 2020: Rembrandt’s Light at Dulwich Picture Gallery
A book containing two personal entries by Rembrandt will travel outside of the Netherlands for the first time since its creation in 1652, as part of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, Rembrandt’s Light. The Album Amicorum (‘Friendship Book’) of Rembrandt’s influential friend and patron, Jan Six (1618-1700), will be displayed on the page showing the intricate drawing, Minerva in her Study, 1652 (Collectie Six, Amsterdam). This and Homer Reciting Verses (two pagesearlier) are the only known drawings that Rembrandt dedicated to someone and will be loaned to the Gallery by a direct descendant of Jan Six. Tickets: in person/with online booking discount – Adult: £16.50/£15.00, Senior Citizens: £15.50/£14, Concessions: £8, Under 30s: £5 (sign up via dpg.art/under30) Free: Friends, Under 18s *Ticket prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation Tickets will be on sale Tuesday 27 August.


Saturday 5 October: 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 October: Cream Tea Fundraiser for Dulwich WI
At fifty seven. Link for tickets here. 11am. Join us at fifty seven, 57 North Cross Road, SE22 for a Cream Tea. This is a fundraising event for the Dulwich WI.  We will be taking bookings for one-hour slots for you to join the merriment and natter along with those sitting nearby.  Whether you are a jam first or cream first or even if you prefer butter, cream and jam, we will not judge you! This event is suitable for both adults & children at the same price of £5.00 per person. All profits from this event will be donated to Dulwich WI.  Book online for tickets. Visit suzannejames.co.uk.


Saturday 5 October: Scone Making Masterclass fundraiser for Dulwich WI
At fifty seven. Link for tickets here. 11am. £10.  Is there anything better than freshly made scones, clotted cream and jam with a good cup of tea? Join professional chef Suzanne James for a scone making masterclasses in her private cookery school at fifty seven, 57 North Cross Road, SE22. You will learn to make the most delightful scones in this hands-on class as Suzanne will be demonstrating her tried and tested scone recipe which you will then cook yourselves.  Her chefs will be on hand to help you throughout! At the end of the class attendees will sit down together with a pot of tea and the debate can commence…..jam or cream first! The class will run for approx. 1 hour 30 minutes including exclusive dining time with Suzanne. All profits from this class will be donated to the Dulwich WI. Book online for tickets. Visit suzannejames.co.uk.


Sunday 6 October: West Norwood Feast Community Market
10am-4pm.  West Norwood Feast is a community event built around 100 market stalls over five sites along the high street. It is run almost entirely by local volunteers who book the stalls and organise a full programme of free children’s activities and live entertainment. It is a farmer’s market, a craft fair, a flea market and a street food hub all rolled into one, yet the goal has always been to provide an experience that was wider than that. westnorwoodfeast.com


Monday 7 October: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
October 2nd, 16th and 30th, Station Hall Herne Hill, Railton Road SE24 0JW from 7.30pm-9pm; October 7th and 21st, South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, SE5 8QF from 7.30pm – 9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. Contact Allison.lindsay@schoolforwellbeing.com or visit www.schoolforwellbeing.com


Tuesday 8 October: An Evening of Wine Tasting with Jancis Robinson
7.30pm at Great Hall, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU. Standard Ticket £30. Jancis Robinson will be returning to Dulwich to discuss how the world of wine has changed since 2013 when the last edition of the World Atlas of Wine was published and talking about the 8th edition of the World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Hugh Johnson. Jancis has chosen six wines from Dulwich Vintners to taste and discuss. The World Atlas of Wine is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine. Jancis was the first person outside the wine trade to qualify as a Master of Wine, in 1984. She was awarded an OBE in 2003 by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. Tickets can be bought from www.village-books.co.uk


Wednesday 9 October: Lunchtime Concerts @ Christ’s Chapel
Free.1.30pm to 2pm in Christ’s Chapel given by talented music students from the Foundation schools.  Run by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Foundation schools. This is the 4th season of concerts and will run from October to March each year. 14 Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD.


Wednesday 9 October: Goose Green Coffee Morning with guest speakers Sam Bentley-Toon and Chantelle Lindsay – The Great North Wood
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 9 October: 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.


Thursday 10 October: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. Caller- Michele Odell. 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 or email johnhblase@aol.com.


Thursday 10 October: The Arts Society Dulwich illustrated lecture 
Great Gardens of the 18th Century: Landscapes from Ha-Has to Hermits, 7.30 for 8pm, James Alleyn’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre (parking via Green Dale). Non-members £9 at the door. Seewww.theartssocietydulwich.org.uk


Thursday 10 October: An Evening with Simon Jenkins: A Short History of London 7.30pm at MCT, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU. Book and Ticket Offer £30 (Book RRP £25) £10/8. LONDON: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This unremarkable place – not even included in the Domesday Book – became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be chequered with grand estates of Georgian splendour. It swelled with industry and became the centre of the largest empire in history. And rising from the rubble of the Blitz, it is now one of the greatest cities in the world. Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London’s history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. Simon Jenkins is author of the bestselling A Short History of England, A Short History of Europe, Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations, England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses. He is a former Editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and columnist for the Guardian. Tickets can be bought from www.village-books.co.uk


Thursday 10 October: The Shackleton Trio  at The Ivy House
The Shackleton Trio play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material. Accompanying herself on the fiddle, Georgia Shackleton writes and performs songs which are  instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from her native East Anglia.This  trio seesGeorgia  teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. 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


Friday 11 October: 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 12 October: 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


Sunday 13 October: The Street Trees of Dulwich: Guided Walk with Paul Wood
10am to 11.30am at Village Books, 1d Calton Avenue, Dulwich, SE21 7DE. Tickets: £6 (includes tea, coffee, and cake in Village Books after the guided walk). Join Paul Wood, author of London is a Forest and London’s Street Trees  for a guided walk through Dulwich Village. Learn the stories behind the trees we find in the village that we all know and love. From Himilayan Birch to Persian Silk and Dogwood, you will learn about the wonderful array of native and exotic trees that line our streets. This circular guided walk will start and finish at Village Books (Dulwich Village) and will follow a route around the village. On returning to Village Books, there will be tea, coffee and cake. Paul will also be signing copies of his new book London Is A Forest. In London Is A Forest Paul explores the city’s urban nature and looks at the remarkable variety of life supported in this unique metropolitan ecosystem. Tickets can be bought from www.village-books.co.uk


Sunday 13 October: Climate Action Lewisham with the Lewisham Mayor
2-4pm, St. Saviour’s Church Hall, Brockley Rise SE23 1JN  Climate Action Lewisham is a collective of local activists and residents who are committed to involvement in local initiatives which contribute to carbon reduction, sustainability and healthy neighbourhoods, in the face of our climate and ecological crisis. A key project is supporting the implementation of Lewisham’s climate emergency declaration, which was successfully passed in February 2019.  At our next meet up there will be an opportunity to put questions to Lewisham Mayor Damien Egan, regarding engagement with the Climate Emergency Declaration from the perspective of senior leadership and the cabinet. Damien will be with us for the first 45 minutes (from 2 – 2.45pm). Please arrive on time! You can email your questions for the Mayor: climateactionlewisham@gmail.com or visit climateactionlewisham.home.blog/


Sunday 13 October: 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 14 October: U3A Dulwich & District – The New Green Deal 
2-4pm. A panel to discuss individual and local authority responses to the climate change emergency.Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 8HU. Visit u3asites.org.uk/dulwich


Monday 14 October: 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


Wednesday 16 October: 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 16 October: Lunchtime Concerts @ Christ’s Chapel
Free.1.30pm to 2pm in Christ’s Chapel given by talented music students from the Foundation schools.  Run by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Foundation schools. This is the 4th season of concerts and will run from October to March each year. 14 Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD.


Wednesday 16 October: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
October 2nd, 16th and 30th, Station Hall Herne Hill, Railton Road SE24 0JW from 7.30pm-9pm; October 7th and 21st, South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, SE5 8QF from 7.30pm – 9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. Contact Allison.lindsay@schoolforwellbeing.com or visit www.schoolforwellbeing.com


Wednesday 16 October: 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.


Thursday 17 October: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. Caller- George Reynolds. 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 or email johnhblase@aol.com.


Saturday 19 October: 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


Sunday 20 October: Classical Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Southwark Sinfonietta, an orchestra composed of local musicians, gives a concert at St John the Evangelist, Goose Green, East Dulwich SE22 9AT. Start time 3:30pm. Conductor Rupert Bond directs the ensemble to play Mozart’s Prague Symphony Nr 38 and Hummel’s showpiece variations for oboe and orchestra – featuring a talented young musician as soloist. Tickets: £12, concessions £10, CHILDREN FREE. Contact: swksinf@gmail.com  07957 970710.


Monday 21 October: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
October 2nd, 16th and 30th, Station Hall Herne Hill, Railton Road SE24 0JW from 7.30pm-9pm; October 7th and 21st, South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, SE5 8QF from 7.30pm – 9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. Contact Allison.lindsay@schoolforwellbeing.com or visit www.schoolforwellbeing.com


Monday 21 – Friday 1 November: Half Term HDO 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+ 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. Dates for your What’s On Calendar and online:

  • Week 1: Mon 21st – Fri 25th Oct (5 days) 
  • Week 2: Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov (5 days) 

Monday 21 October: 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 23 October: 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 23 OctoberThe Origins of Us: Latest Developments in the Field of Human Evolution
11.30am. ​Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old. Our understanding of human evolution continues to develop at an astonishing rate. This talk will focus on the origin of our species (Homo sapiens) around 300 thousand years ago, and how we interacted with our closest human ancestors such as the Neanderthals and the Denisovans. The talk will give the latest knowledge from the human fossil, the archaeological and the palaeogenetic records and show that the movement of our species across the globe, and our biological and cultural encounters with other human species have helped to define who we are in the modern world. East Dulwich Picturehouse, SE22 8HD. Buy tickets here.


Wednesday 23 October: 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 23 October: Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames
7pm-8.30pm. Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. All are evidence of England’s captivating history, and ate the subject of her new book Mudlarking. Join Dulwich Books for a joyful discussion of the most varied archaeological site in the world. Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW. Price:£10 (Admission) or £25 (Admission + copy of Mudlarking RRP £18.99). Buy tickets here.


Wednesday 23 October – Saturday 26 October: The Dulwich Players present The Rover by Aphra Behn
8pm. To be performed at the Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College, SE21 7LD. King Charles II is in exile, and his supporters have fled Puritan England for sunnier, more entertaining climes. As the lads exhibit some 17th century ‘Brits Abroad’ behaviour, Hellena, ‘a gay young woman designed for a nun’, is convincing her sisters and cousins that they too should take the opportunity to disguise themselves in masquerade and explore the world of sex and romance. We will be supporting the charity Advocacy for All. Some sexually explicit language. Age 14+. Tickets: £12 available online www.dulwichplayers.org (small fee payable) from Dulwich Players Box Office 07936 531356 or email boxoffice@dulwichplayers.org, in person from Art Stationers, Dulwich Village or on the door.


Thursday 24 October: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. Caller- Sue Hastings. 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 or email johnhblase@aol.com.


Friday 25 October: The Copper Family, plus local traditional singers
A very welcome return to the Goose by The Copper Family of Rottingdean, in East Sussex. The Copper Family have been singing their songs for generations, lovingly preserving them for the future. Support tonight will be from seven local singers who sing traditional songs at our regular Singarounds. 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 October: 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 October: Art Market
10am-4pm. No 57 North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22. The Art Markets have become a lively addition to the street market in North Cross Road. Over 40 local Artists and Makers have already bought their work to sell inside no 57. and there are many more lined up for the Autumn and Winter dates, all with unique beautifully crafted hand-made items.The dates for the Autumn Markets are Saturday September 21st and Saturday October 26th from 10am and the Winter Markets will be on Saturday Nov 30th, and Saturday December 7th and 14th from 10.30am. To keep up to date with all Art@57events either follow them on instagram @artat57or look in the window of no 57 for the notices.Visit www.infoartat57.wixsite.com/artatfiftyseven. Visit www.infoartat57.wixsite.com/artatfiftyseven.


Saturday 26 October: Halloween Crafts
Join us on Saturday 26th October for kids Halloween Crafts. Drop in any time between 10am and 1pm and enjoy spooky crafts and colouring. The event is free of charge and we ask tat parents stay with their children and join in the fun. Wigwam Toy Shop, 109 Rosendale Road, SE21 8EZ. 020 8676 4815.


Saturday 26th October: Curry and Jazz At the Community Centre
With the Fabulous Honeys Swing band. 7-10pm. £8 on the door/£5 for members of BARA. Reserve your ticket and pay on the door via www.Eventbrite.co.uk or email edcc2010@gmail.com. Bring your own drinks. Come and eat, drink and dance! Food will be served from 7-7:45pm. East Dulwich Community Centre, 46-50 Darrell Road, SE22 9NL. Hosted by the Associations of Barry Area Residents & East Dulwich Community Centre.


Wednesday 30 October: 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 30 October: 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 30 October: Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life
October 2nd, 16th and 30th, Station Hall Herne Hill, Railton Road SE24 0JW from 7.30pm-9pm; October 7th and 21st, South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, 57-63 Bushey Hill Road, SE5 8QF from 7.30pm – 9pm. Come and learn a simple and easy to use breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life: reduced stress and anxiety; increased energy; improved detoxification; deep sense of calm and relaxation; feel more centred and balanced; stronger connection to others; better sleep pattern. Contact Allison.lindsay@schoolforwellbeing.com or visit www.schoolforwellbeing.com


Wednesday 30 October: Cooking with Scissors
An opportunity for local business professionals to meet, make new contacts and gain new business.  Meets downstairs at Franklins 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 October: Dulwich Folk Dance Club (Country Dancing)
8 – 10 pm or 10.30pm on special party nights. Caller- Philip Barber-Halloween. 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 or email johnhblase@aol.com.


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