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The Dulwich Festival

The Dulwich Festival returns this spring (11-20 May) with the theme of ‘Celebration’ and promises to be bigger and better than ever to mark its 25th year. Highlights include rap royalty, The Last Poets, celebrating 50 years together; an evening with author Jane Robinson, celebrating the centenary of the Suffragettes; and a celebration of atoms, big bangs and DNA with award winning writer & performer, John Hinton’s, Ensonglopedia of Science. Over ten terrific days, the festival will showcase art & culture in the various wonderful hidden gems to be found in Dulwich. Dulwich, which pre-dates the Domesday book, has always had a vibrant community and been a pioneer for the arts. Dulwich Picture Gallery was the world’s first public art gallery when it was established over 200 years ago. The Dulwich Picture Gallery won’t be alone in opening its doors at this year’s Festival, over 250 local artists will once again welcome the public into their homes and studios for the Artist’s Open House, taking place across both weekends, providing a unique insight into their …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions David Milne: Modern Painting A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision. Now to 7 May Rediscover: Tiepolo’s ‘Joseph Receiving Pharoah’s Ring’  Rediscover one of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s finest masterpieces: Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Since 2016, this painting has been the focus of a major conservation project, with the help of X-rays, this display explores the changes the artist made during the course of its production. Now to 3 June Gallery Lates Wilderness 20 April, 6-10pm, £12, £10 Friends & Concessions Inspired by David Milne: Modern Painting and Milne’s way of isolated living and his immersion in the natural world, Mother Nature will be our muse as we examine the wilderness in art. Enjoy talks and tastings with professional forager, James Wood, nature-based workshops, and an experiential tour created by contemporary music and arts organisation Collective 31. Lectures & Talks Into The Wild Lecture Series: In Conversation: Art …

Spring Rising

Our story starts with the frozen, but fertile, earth – made up of many layers built-up over time.  A seed is brought from a distant land, borne by the wind it lands on this frozen ground. Tentatively, new life is nurtured and new growth springs forth… As we reach British Summer Time we celebrate the changing of the seasons, and the growth and change of a community over time. Following on from 2017’s successful Spring Waking, Southwark Council have commissioned a brand-new event for East Dulwich. SPRING RISING will see Emergency Exit Arts and Output Arts return to East Dulwich to create another spectacular community event. Spring Rising will feature a glowing community procession, with costumed dancers, live music and hundreds of people from across the community, ending in a magical illuminated garden with a finale show featuring the work of Sophia Walker. The procession has been designed by EEA and Output arts along with a brilliant team of Associate Artists. We will be working with schools, community groups and local residents to make lanterns …

Dulwich Society Garden Group Spring Gardens Talk

The Dulwich Society Garden Group’s spring talk on 22nd March will be given by Troy Scott Smith, the Head Gardener at Sissinghurst Castle Garden since 2013. Before his move to Sissinghurst, Troy was Head Gardener at Bodnant in North Wales, another celebrated National Trust garden. Troy’s talk, “Sissinghurst – revitalising Vita”, will tell us about the 7-year project that he and his team are carrying out to revitalise the garden, bringing about a more authentically Vita Sissinghurst – a celebration of beauty, romance, intimacy and emotion. After the talk there will be an opportunity to meet Troy over a glass of wine. Tickets are £10 each (including a glass of wine) and may be purchased through (search “Dulwich Society”), or by sending a cheque payable to the “Dulwich Society” and SAE to Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB. Dulwich Society Garden Group Spring gardens talk Troy Scott Smith on “Sissinghurst – revitalising Vita” 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd March 2018 Lecture Theatre, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, London SE22 8SU SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Write Sparks 

Write Sparks inspire young writers and help to advance their progress and attainment in English. Through creative writing clubs and support for schools, they aim to encourage young people to love to write. They run engaging and innovative club sessions for reluctant writers and for those with a love for writing. Created by former teacher and Head of English, Sarah Parrott, Write Sparks will be running weekly Saturday morning Creative Writing classes for 9-13 year olds from 17th March – 7th April at the brand new Moon Lane Books, SE23. The ‘Inspire’ group for reluctant writers runs from 9:45-10:45 and the ‘Elevate’ group for those who love to write from 11-12. They will also be running an inspiring and fun Easter holiday course from 9th- 13th April. For information and bookings, please contact 300 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DE @writesparks SaveSave SaveSave