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Dulwich Festival: Sunday 21st May

If you have an interest in local history then you won’t want to miss the chance to go on one of the Hunting the Blitz walks led by local historian Brian Green. Find out about the early days of film studios and Medieval footpaths on these walks around Dulwich, taking place at 10.30 or 14.30. The Dulwich Burial Ground Open Day is an opportunity to have a guided tour of the burial grounds in Dulwich. Tours on the hour from 1pm to 4pm are free on the gate but donations for St Christopher’s Hospice are welcome.  It’s your last chance to see the Artists’ Open House, so leave some time for this.  The Festival closes in style with the Dulwich Park Fair, now in its 10th year. It’s a traditional fair with all the popular attractions such as the Steam Fair rides, Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, a magician and Maypole dancing. The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages. There will be a …

Dulwich Festival today: Saturday 20th May

Get up with the lark and join the London Wildlife Trust for an early morning bird walk in Sydenham Hill Wood for the Festival’s Dawn Chorus Walk. You’ll be looking and listening out for the many species of birds who use the woods at this time of year. Meeting at 6am, you will have the opportunity to tune into the aural ambience of this special landscape. The Love West Dulwich Fair provides great fun for the family, celebrating the uniqueness of SE21, its people and interesting mix of independent businesses, combining art, culture, fashion and fun. From 10am-5pm, activities on offer are market stalls, arts and crafts, maypole dancing, face painting, street food, fair rides, farm animals, live music and in-store activities. It’s the second weekend of Artists’ Open House. With over 250 artists participating, don’t forget to find some time over the weekend to visit them. The Harlem Meer Cats was formed after an opportunity to play at the 2014 Dulwich Festival and their concert, The Harlem Meer Cats: Jungle Nights in Harlem, led …

Dulwich Festival today: Friday 19th May

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Dulwich Picture Gallery’s new Director, Jennifer Scott for a lively conversation, exploring her visions for the Gallery and her past work at The Holburne Museum and the Royal Collection Trust. Recently appointed as the first female director of the Gallery, Jennifer Scott in conversation with Alistair Sooke will take place in the Gallery’s Permanent Collection so you can view the works on display with a drink from 7pm onwards, ahead of the talk at 7.30pm. Adam Norsworthy is returning to the Festival, following last year’s sell-out concert. Adam Norsworthy and Friends will be entertaining its audience at Belair House at 7.30pm. Best known as the lead singer and guitarist for popular blues band The Mustangs, Adam is a well respected face on the blues and folk circuit and regarded as one of the country’s finest singer-songwriters. Playing from his recently released solo album Rainbird, Adam will be accompanied on violin for some of the evening by Tom Norris, principal member of the London Symphony Orchestra. In the second half …

Dulwich Festival today: Thursday 18th May

Acclaimed indie folk band, Patch & The Giant are a dynamic quintet who have become a force on the UK alt-folk scene. Catch them in Dulwich before they hit the summer festival circuit and enjoy their unique musicianship fused with lead singer Luke Owen’s rich and tender story-telling. They are supported by singer-songwriter James Riley, recently returned from two years in Nashville with a brand new album of new folk and soul sounds. This double billing of two great musical acts, Patch & The Giant, Support: James Riley at Belair House at 7.30pm is an event not to be missed.  Come and hear the next generation of musicians playing in the Festival Youth Concert at Kingsdale Foundation School at 7pm. Talented pupils from local primary and secondary schools will wow you with their ability to make music of an exceptionally high standard.  If you want to find out more about your local natural environment, you will enjoy the Dulwich Park Tree Walk, led by Letta Jones at 6.30pm. Discover the rich diversity of native and …

Dulwich Festival today: Wednesday 17th May

Is Anything Happening? Robin Lustig in conversation with John Pienaar Journalist and broadcaster Robin Lustig’s distinguished career has spanned more than 40 years. Best known as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight and Newshour on BBC World Service until 2012, he has been witness to the world of news changing beyond recognition. Having recently published his memoir, Is Anything Happening?: My Life as a Newsman, he will be in conversation with John Pienaar, Deputy Political Editor, BBC News, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery at 7.30pm, providing a fascinating insight into the world of journalism and the role of the reporter. www.dulwichfestival.co.uk