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Imogen Hermes Gowar in conversation with Rachel Hewitt

Let Dulwich Books take you back to Georgian London for a special evening of fiction and history with Imogen Hermes Gowar and Rachel Hewitt. Imogen is the author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a spell-binding debut novel set in 1785. When the merchant Jonah Hancock hears that his captain has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid, gossip spreads through the docks and coffee shops, parlours and brothels of London. Suddenly, this very ordinary merchant finds himself catapulted into a glittering world of opulence and wealth beyond his wildest dreams. At a lavish party Jonah meets the celebrated courtesan Angelica Neal and both of their lives change forever. Inspired by a real ‘mermaid’ in the British Museum, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock is sure to be one of the most special books of 2018 – an unforgettable jewel of a novel. Imogen will be in conversation with award-winning historian Rachel Hewitt, who recently published her second book A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind. This authoritative account of the 1790s tells …

Out The Box Girls’ Festival presented by charity, BelEve 

London-based charity, BelEve is celebrating its years of work empowering girls and young women by hosting an exclusive event at south London’s brand-new venue, Peckham Levels. Taking place on Thursday 15th February from 4pm – 8pm, the event is hosted by BBC 1 Xtra’s DJ Melody Kane. There will also be live music from Mobo-nominated, Nike Jemiyo and X Factor’s Rai-Elle alongside talks and panels featuring film director, Sofia Olins, Pro-Wrestling:EVE founder Emily Reed and award-winning entrepreneur Anne Timpany, among other special guests to be announced. To cement the festival atmosphere, there will be stalls and interaction featuring exclusive nail art from leading nail brand, House of Lady Muck and make-up from esteemed make-up artist Rachel Barclay as well as a raffle offering money-can’t-buy prizes including signed Game Of Thrones merchandise, dance lessons, BelEve workshop places and much more. The Festival is open to all, with the aim of raising funds for BelEve whose aim is to continue to empower and inspire girls and young women to maximise their potential, celebrate their achievements and be leaders in their world. BelEve was founded five years ago by sisters, Chyloe and Marsha Powell as a tribute to …

The Foundation Schools’ Concert: Britten’s War Requiem

Over 500 pupils, parents and friends of Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) will perform together on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall. The three Foundation Schools: Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will come together on 19 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War and pay tribute to their pupils and staff who selflessly served their country between 1914 and 1918. The Schools will perform Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, War Requiem, at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, where they will be joined by internationally recognised soloists Jane Irwin (soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor) and Philip Tebb (baritone). The concert will be conducted by the three Schools’ Directors of Music, Mr Chris Dearmer, Mr Richard Mayo and Mr Peter Gritton, and will also include Herbert Howells’ Elegy for viola and strings. Composed as personal tribute to a fellow student at the Royal College of Music who was killed in the Great War, Howells’ poignant piece makes a fitting companion to Britten’s work. The Heads of the schools, …

Dulwich Players Presents – Compleat Female Stage Beauty

Compleat Female Stage Beauty is a witty, fast paced and powerful production, which combines outrageous humour with genuinely moving scenes. It’s 1661 and in the theatre all female roles are still played by men. Renowned interpreter of Shakespeare’s heroines, actor Edward Kynaston is the toast of the town – until Charles II decrees that women, including his own mistress, Nell Gwynn, can take to the stage. After losing his fame, his lover, and finally his pride, Kynaston must adapt to this strange new world and find his place in society. This play contains adult themes and humour and is appropriate for 15 yrs +. 14th to 17th February at Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Performances starts at 8pm. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door – available on-line: www.dulwichplayers.org (ticketsource) or from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village. Snacks and refreshments available at the theatre. Dulwich Players – Compleat Female Stage Beauty – 14th to 17th February, Edward Alleyn Theatre  SaveSave SaveSave

Featured in 15: Cure & Cause

Join cultural curators from diverse backgrounds; artists, explorers and writers for 15 minutes as they each share their stories and personal perspectives on different themes. Featured in 15 brings the atmosphere of an intimate cocktail party with the most interesting of guests bound to make to question your preconceptions and make you smile along the way, all whilst sipping on a glass of what you fancy, a unique concept set to make Forest Hill a destination on the ginger line. Featured in 15 have a female-centric feature on the 18th January as it’s also 100 years since women got the vote so felt it was a perfect time to celebrate Women. The founders of Featured in 15, Helen and Maya, always wanted to host a charity event and have a friend, Pip Majerski, who has stage 4 bowel cancer so the ticket proceeds of £10 per person will go towards the funds that Pip is raising for her cancer treatment. Pip will be a featured speaker sharing her story and raising awareness. The theme for January …