All posts tagged: christmas

Christmas Pantomime returns to Dulwich

This Christmas the Dulwich Players return to St Barnabas Hall in Dulwich to perform “Jack & The Beanstalk” (or “Jacques & The Brexit Talks”), written by Dulwich resident John Hedley. Suitable for all ages, this is a traditional Christmas family pantomime with music, song and dance – and a highly topical dilemma: should the inhabitants of the village of Dull Itch stay in the Kingdom of Remainia, or will they be better off in Cloud Cuckoo Land, a country ruled by a fearsome but bumbling Giant named Boris? A magic beanstalk is the only link between the two realms. But will our hero Jack have the courage to climb the beanstalk? Will the good Fairy save him from the Wicked Witch’s cooking pot? Will Daisy the cow end up on the Giant’s barbecue? Will Jack manage to steal the Giant’s treasure and win the heart of Meghan, the beautiful American girl? The answers to these, and to many other questions you never ever thought of asking (oh, no you didn’t!) will be revealed in an evening of fun, fantasy and frolics. Date and Times: Thursday 20th December and Friday 21st December at 7.30pm Saturday 22nd December at 3.00pm and 7.00pm Sunday 23rd December at 3.00pm …

East Dulwich Christmas Cracker 2018

East Dulwich will be the place to be on Saturday 1st December when the fabulous Christmas Cracker returns supported by Southwark Council and presented by the Dulwich Festival.  Now in its seventh year, the 2018 East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will be a fabulous way to get everyone in the festive spirit. This year’s street festival programme will include an exciting array of entertainment from choirs and performance groups, exclusive offers from the fantastic local traders, a wonderfully seasonal North Cross Road market with tempting gifts and delicious festive food and the return of the delightful Children’s Christmas Treasure Hunt in aid of LinkAge Southwark.  The Art Trail will also see many local artists exhibiting throughout spaces in Lordship Lane and beyond. The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker will take place throughout the area from 11am to 5pm.  Make a date in your diary to come along and join in the festive fun! The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker is part of the Southwark Presents programme, funded by Southwark Council with contributions from local traders and produced by Dulwich Festival.

Dulwich Village Christmas Stocking

Join the Dulwich Village Christmas Stocking, a fun-filled and free event for all the family in Dulwich Village on Sunday 2nd December from 11am to 5pm. Highlights include carol singing, children’s theatre, art and craft workshops, storytelling, children’s disco and performances from local musical groups. Sample tasters of festive food and drink, enjoy special offers and treats and welcome the return of the Dulwich Village Christmas trees! Venture a little to complete a Christmas Treasure Hunt at Bell House, enjoy free entry to the Dulwich Picture Gallery collection, or visit The Copper Beech Café at JAGS Sports Club for face painting, balloons and decoration making. We are supporting local charities with a Kingfisher’s Charity Shoe Shine at Biff and Jessica Walker scented pine cones for sale at Romeo Jones in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. We are also launching our Mystery Stocking Trail which runs until Sunday 16thDecember – entry forms available at the Art Stationers. Free event brought to you by the Dulwich Village Traders in partnership with The Dulwich Estate and Southwark Council. instagram.com/thisisdulwichvillage …

Christmas Craft market in the heart of the Dulwich Village

SoLo Craft Fair are thrilled to be holding a Christmas Craft market in the heart of the Dulwich Village on Saturday 24th November. St. Barnabus Parish Hall will be filled with over 50 independent traders selling the best in handmade crafts. There will also be a bar serving Christmas tipples, so grab a drink and do your Christmas shopping in style. Don’t worry about the little ones either as there will be a kids corner filled with toys and crafts, along with a meet and greet with some of your children’s favourite fairytale characters from South London kids party company, Take a Seat Productions. So join us Saturday 24th November, 11-4pm at St. Barnabus Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, SE23 7BT Free entry and sweets for all! SoLo (South London) Craft Fair runs markets with a difference. Popping up in pubs and other quirky venues across South London. Every event features the best of locally handcrafted items, live music and creative workshops. Pop along, grab a cider, meet the makers and enjoy the craft festival. …

London Christmas trees that keep on giving

London’s favourite and most ethical treetailer The Christmas Forest has ten pop-up festive, farm-like stores across London.  From the end of November they will be selling a fabulous selection of sustainably grown, freshly cut Christmas trees that don’t drop their needles and that will look beautiful throughout the season.   There will be different varieties including potted living trees and a huge range of sizes all displayed in a forest-like setting.  All their trees are sustainably grown and mainly from the UK to save on ‘tree miles’ and their shops are set up in a way to give customers and families a wonderful Christmas experience.  Holly, wreaths, mistletoe and treats for the kids too! For every tree sold, The Christmas Forest donates to plant a tree in the African drylands through Tree Aid.  205,206 trees planted to date, changing lives for thousands of some of the most deprived and families in the world.  Come and wander through and pick your perfect Christmas tree and enjoy an extra festive glow knowing your trees means life, not just Christmas or log on …