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Spring Awakening

It’s always a joy to wake up to a wonderful piece of music, which you haven’t encountered before but which instantly becomes a firm favourite.  In the Concordia Chamber Choir’s Spring Concert, we’re sure you’ll discover some such gems among these exceptional choral works. From the 16th century, they bring you the Lamentations of Robert White, Master of Choristers at Westminster Abbey, specially composed to be sung during Holy Week and a small masterpiece of the Tudor era. From the early 18th century Italian Baroque comes Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti, a motet from a section of the Credo in F. Finally, from the modern era, the Concordia Chamber Choir will perform two pieces by John Rutter; Britain’s most notable contemporary composer of choral church music: the intense and mystical anthem Hymn to the Creator of Light. (dedicated to Herbert Howells) and his Requiem in seven movements with its unforgettable Pie Jesu. So come out of hibernation for a magical journey of musical awakening. The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 16th March at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Rd, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, …

Midcentury Modern® at Dulwich College

  60 top midcentury dealers and 25 hot contemporary designers come together at this celebrated show at Dulwich College on Sunday 10th March. “Design Addicts will have a heart attack” Grand Designs If you don’t just wear vintage, you live vintage, you will LOVE this celebrated interiors show. And there’s modern mixed in too. Check out a wealth of contemporary designers and midcentury dealers showing their wares at the next Midcentury Modern®. See the launch of Baines & Fricker’s new room divider with integrated storage alongside superb designs from newbies Workshop no.8, Thurgood Design and From Workshop with contemporary furniture treats in store for all. Also premiering at the show, P.Westwell and Susannah Weiland with gorgeous wallpapers and sumptuous textiles. Eckford Chong will be bringing along flat pack stools which click together with no need for glue or screws and use off cuts so are environmentally friendly to boot. Returning to the show are Design Bros with their exciting graphic and sculptural furniture including their new Kaku sideboard. Kevin Dutton has been a photographer for over …

An Homage to Wodehouse: Jeeves and the King of Clubs by Ben Schott

Join bestselling author Ben Schott as he discusses his new novel based on the work of P G Wodehouse: Jeeves and the King of Clubs.  ‘vibrates with the spirit and rhythms of Wodehouse’s heart.’ – Sunday Times  ‘A delight to read’ – Observer Storm clouds loom over Europe. Treason is afoot in the highest social circles. The very security of the nation is in peril. Jeeves, it transpires, has long been an agent of British Intelligence, but now His Majesty’s Government must turn to the one man who can help… Bertie Wooster. In this magnificent new homage to P. G. Wodehouse, Ben Schott leads Jeeves and Wooster on an uproarious adventure of espionage through the secret corridors of Whitehall, the sunlit lawns of Brinkley Court, and the private clubs of St James’s, complete with an unforgettable cast of characters – old and new. Fully approved by the Wodehouse Estate, Jeeves and the King of Clubsis faithful to the history and personality of Wodehouse’s characters – but casts them in new roles and era, with hilarious results. Ben …

Carry On Europe: Jonathan Coe and Robert Menasse at Dulwich Books

Dulwich Books are delighted to pair two award-winning authors that take an acerbic view of current political travails. Jonathan Coe’s Middle England is a state-of-the-nation novel beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and in London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever. It follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. The Capital by Robert Menasse, expertly translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch, is at once a sharp satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners and a philosophical essay. Billed as the major European novel, and published on the eve of Brexit, at its heart is a powerful pro-European message: no-one should forget the circumstances that gave rise to the European project in the first place. As Ezra Pound said: “Literature is news that stays news”. Join us and see how these two works of fiction cast more light on our current times than any work of journalism. The event will be chaired by the Literary …

“Watercolour Rivers”: an Art Exhibition by Maciek Malinowski and Joanna Szwej-Hawkin

Opens 31 January 2019 at Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, Dulwich, SE22 9EU. The exhibition features photographs by Maciek Malinowski and ceramics by Joanna Szwej-Hawkin. Their work will be on display until 12 February 2019. “The Watercolour Rivers project was created to show the beauty of Iceland. Above all, the beauty of her nature, which is unique and unparalleled. Looking at the island from a bird’s-eye view allows the landscape to be seen from an unknown and breathtaking perspective. The crystalline water flowing from the largest glacier in Europe, turns into rivers to reach the ocean. During the journey, it encounters thermal springs rich in various minerals, and depending on the type of sediment that it carries, changes tone to create amazing palettes of colour. Nature itself creates these texturally rich compositions. My role is to notice this beauty and through my photography, preserve and perpetuate these images. We are now beginning to understand how much we are destroying our planet. I want my photographs to help people realise what wonders we will lose if …