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MyBand Holiday and Weekend Music Course

MyBand, at Alleyn’s School is a holiday Song-Writing, Playing, Performing and Recording Course for young people aged 11 – 18 years. The course has been successfully running for 6 years. It provides a wonderful opportunity for singer songwriters and aspiring young musicians to create, form bands, and explore different music genres, from Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop. There are no boundaries. The course culminates with a recording, filming and performance day. A new MyBand Monthly weekend course started in September, 2018. It provides students with regular, bespoke sessions and the opportunity to play at a more advanced level. The first term proved a real success. Alleyn’s wonderful Music School has proved to be an ideal environment for music making. Creativity is at the heart of what the school offers students. Over the year’s young people have come from schools such as Dulwich College Jags, City of London for Boys, Tunbridge Wells, Emmanuel and UCS. Manager of MyBand, Marcel Pusey, is a composer and educator. His Awarding Winning company Bassistry Music, employs musicians and …

StraightUp Comedy @ East Dulwich Picturehouse

After selling out venues in Clapham and Barnes, StraightUp is once again making the best live comedy local – this time in East Dulwich, just in time for Christmas. On December 13th, in the plush surroundings of the East Dulwich Picturehouse, enjoy an exciting and varied lineup of London’s top professional comic talent at an equally hilarious price – a mere ten pounds in advance. This is pro comedians for peanuts: anaphalaughtic shock guaranteed (We’re asking for some self-respect this Christmas). Featuring… BEN POPE– “He throws the punches quickly and relentlessly and it pays off, with the crowd left gasping for their breath” Ed Fest Mag YUMNA MOHAMED– So You Think You’re Funny 2015 and BBC New Comedy Award 2017 FINALIST FATIHA EL-GHORRI– “powerful female acts rising through the circuit, such as Fatiha El-Ghorri…are challenging stereotypes and creating raw comedy.” Chortle WILL PENSWICK– “Laugh out loud funny with many pleasing whimpers of approval throughout.” Broadway Baby ALISON THEA-SKOT– “Thea-Skot is a force of nature…full throttle character comedy” Chortle Hosted by PITY LAUGHS– “I don’t know …

Bell House – December events

Tuesday 11th December: Surveying the Queen’s Pictures: Desmond Shawe-Taylor 7 – 9pm.  Join us as Desmond Shawe-Taylor (Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures) talks about his task of curating the largest private art collection ever assembled. Sunday 16th December: Christmas Cupcake Decorating Workshop 2 – 4pm. A fundraiser for an adult literacy project at Bell House, this cupcake decorating workshop is perfect for children aged 7+. Dawn Welton, an award winning cake designer, will teach the children six ways to festively adorn cupcakes. Children must be accompanied by an adult (who can assist in cake eating!) Tuesday 18th December: Finances for Students 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Are you terrified of checking your bank balance? Join this workshop with the Money Charity to learn how to manage your money so you feel confident enough to take control of your finances. Wednesday 19th December: Cooking for Students 2:30 – 5pm. Tired of pot noodles for dinner? Expand your repertoire in this workshop for quick, cheap and (most importantly) tasty meals. This course is aimed at those who have just left or are leaving home for study, but it …

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.

Theatre Peckham presents Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny

Malachi Green, Ayanna Christie-Brown, Guy Navarro, Geoff Aymer, Terri Ann Oudjar and Ray Newe, have been cast in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, a reimagining by Richard Hurford, inspired by the much-loved children’s classic. Music and lyrics by Rob Castell, incorporating rap, salsa and reggae beats. Joining the cast on stage will be 40 children who form part of Theatre Peckham’s renowned arts education and training programme. Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny, introduces young audiences to a current take on the characters found in this children’s classic. Rob Castell’s music and lyrics incorporate rap, salsa and reggae beats. This play with songs promises to be a festive treat for all the family with a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure and song. Forget the legends, forget the stories, this Robin Hood is real. The production marks the venue’s new artistic director Suzann McLean’s inaugural production, since joining in September 2018. Cast in the lead role as Robin, South East London local Malachi Green follows in the footsteps of Theatre Peckham Patron and former pupil …