All posts tagged: event

Emer Casey Memorial London 10k

Herne Hill Harriers are once again preparing for the Emer Casey Memorial London 10k which takes place in Brockwell Park on Sunday 29 October 2017 at 9.30am. This is an event with a unique history. Emer Casey, the youngest of five daughters of Brendan and Juliette Casey died when she was just 28 years old following a short and brave battle against ovarian/uterine cancer in 2006. Her untimely death had such an enormous impact on her family, friends, colleagues and everybody that knew her that a decade on from her death her legacy lives on. Her family vowed that the best way to honour her memory was to establish the Emer Casey Foundation, determined that nobody else should suffer the same fate as Emer. Ten years on the Foundation – a charity dedicated to fundraising which will help to support research into ovarian and uterine cancer and improve the lives of women diagnosed with the disease – continues to go from strength to strength. So far it has raised almost €1 million and has no …

New Comedy Night launches in Dulwich

South East London is getting a brand new regular comedy night, featuring big-name headliners and hand-picked favourites from the alternative circuit. Plosive Comedy in Dulwich launches on Friday October 6 in a lovely 300-seat theatre – the MCT at Alleyn’s – and headlining the inaugural show is lager-guzzling poet, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner and ‘Alan Partridge’ star Tim Key. Joining Tim for October’s show are multimedia mischief-maker and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Mat Ewins, Bathgate-born stand-up and star of Viceland’s ‘Brexit Stage Left’ Fern Brady, and MC Lloyd Griffith, the new co-host of ‘Soccer AM’. Then, on Saturday November 4, Sara Pascoe – Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, acclaimed author and star of ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Taskmaster’, ‘QI’ and ‘Mock the Week’ – takes the headline spot. Sara’s supported by talented stand-up Tez Ilyas – who’s appeared on ‘The Last Leg’, ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Live from The BBC’ as well as starring in his own Radio 4 show – shape-shifting absurdist and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee star Jordan Brookes, and podcasting champ (‘All Killa …

South London gets in the party spirit for 9th annual Community Autumn Fair

The annual Community Autumn Fair is taking place this weekend (Saturday 23 September) to bring together the diverse communities of West Dulwich, West Norwood, Tulse Hill and Herne Hill, while raising money for the local charity 4ALL. This is the 9th year the Community Autumn Fair has taken place, and local residents are invited to come down, socialise with their neighbours and get in the party spirit. There will be over 50 stalls showcasing the best the local community has to offer, from local produce and presents on sale, to charities championing their causes and highlighting the incredible work they do in the area. Fair visitors will also be able to enjoy a BBQ throughout the afternoon, a jazz duo playing in the sunshine, choirs singing, as well as lots of activities for children and families, plus a penalty shoot-out organised by Fulham Football Foundation. Last year the community raised nearly £2,000 for the local charity 4ALL, after more than 500 people came along to the Community Autumn Fair. 4ALL is a local charity that works …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – September events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm September to October / 10am-4pm November to February. [Last admission 30 minutes before closing] See the website for seasonal opening times Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets *Adult £6, Child £6, Family (two adults and two children) £15 *includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman.   Indian Summer Until Sunday 3 September 2017. The Horniman brings the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London with its vibrant Indian Summer season of events, performances and displays. www.horniman.ac.uk/IndianSummer Horniman Mela: Sunday 3 September, 12–6pm Our amazing Indian Summer draws to an end with a fun day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals and celebratory traditions, and an arts and crafts market in partnership with Pexmas. The day will culminate with a spectacular gathering to recreate a Holi festival colour throw (it …

GX Gallery presents 2 new exhibitions this autumn

GX Gallery is proud to present 2 exhibitions this autumn. Bohemian Crystal Sculpture Exhibition Exhibition Dates: 29 August – 13 October 2017 Bohemian Crystal, an exhibition of glass sculpture by internationally acclaimed Czech Republic artists Vlastimil Beránek, Jaroslav Prošek and Michaela Smrček. The Czech republic has a very long tradition of making the finest crystal and quite rightly stands today as an international leader. Globally recognised for its high quality craftsmanship, beauty and innovative design. Bohemia boasts numerous internationally renowned glass studios and art schools who use techniques and manufacture steeped in the centuries old tradition, while still honouring ancient Bohemian art and its cultural heritage. Vlastimil Beránek works with molten glass to create large, undulating sculptures that command the attention of any space in which they are installed. The extreme size of his works pushes the limit of glass sculpting technology and he has earned the accolade of creating the world’s largest sculpture from a single piece of glass. Jaroslav Prošek’s creation of complex structures from a variety of different materials has put him at …