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Sound System: The Political Power of Music. Talk and Q&A with Dave Randall.

Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons, many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge the political and social order – and to prop up the status quo. Dave Randall explores what makes music so powerful. In his talk, he’ll look at examples ranging from Beethoven to Beyoncé and pose the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the few? Dave Randall is a musician and activist. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums and toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor, Emiliana Torrini and many others. Dave will be taking your questions and selling his book on the night. 7.30-9pm on Tuesday 15 August at Rye Wax. Free to attend. “A deeply intelligent look at music and society. Thought provoking, readable and clever.” Mark Radcliffe (BBC 2 / 6Music) More information About the book: About Dave Randall: About Rye Wax:

Hundreds of babies and toddlers say GIDDY UP at the rodeo in aid of Demelza

Over these next few weeks local Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense babies and tots will be taking part in a fundraiser raising funds for Demelza Children’s Hospice.    The YEE HA themed fundraiser is in memory of baby John Walsh who passed away in September 2017 from a rare genetic disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  John was a beautiful baby who loved Baby Sensory (Bexley) and the company is now working together across South East London and Kent to raise funds for one the family’s named charity Demelza House. DEMELZA Hospice Care for Children.  It costs over £10.5 million a year to maintain our current service across East Sussex, Kent and South East London but we know there are many more families in need of our care. As a charity we are reliant on the generosity of individuals, schools, clubs and groups who fundraise for Demelza in fun, exciting and inspiring ways. The Baby Sensory & Toddler Sense YEE HA! activities include: Rodeo challenge (exercise event) Cattle Roping (Ribbon lasso and shakers) Entertainment in the ‘Last Chance Saloon’ (musical …

Alice in Wonderland at Brockwell Park

Sixteenfeet Productions return to some of Lambeth’s loveliest green spaces with their unique brand of outdoor theatre. Plunge down the rabbit hole and enter a fantastical world inhabited by some of the most iconic characters in children’s fiction. Especially commissioned for the Company this is promenade theatre so the audience will be encouraged to explore the beautiful setting in order to watch the story unfold, ably led by a talented cast of actor-musicians. Adapted By Bradley Cole from Lewis Carroll’s Tales. Original music composed by Guy Holden. Directed by John Ward. “As spellbinding for adults as it is for kids………Precisely the sort of promenade theatre that can really bring our parks and open spaces to life.” – South London Press Performances: Walled Garden, Brockwell Park: Saturday 22nd – 31st July. Weekday performances: 11:30 & 14:30 (no performance Monday 24th). Weekend performances: 14:30 & 17:30. Streatham Rookery Gardens: Thursday 10th – Monday 14th August. Weekday performances: 11:30 & 14:30. Weekend performances: 14:30 & 17:30. Tickets:  Adults  (£12.50), children (£8.50). Age Guide 5+. Performance duration 60 minutes. Book online or call the box office 020 7856 0380 Facebook: …

Village Books to host a Harry Potter Trivia Quiz

Village Books are hosting an official Harry Potter quiz to celebrate 20 years of the books. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Harry Potter, the publisher Bloomsbury is running an official Harry Potter Trivia Tournament. Twenty bookshops across the UK have been chosen to host the quiz and Village Books are delighted to be one of only two shops chosen in London. The quiz is taking place on Friday 7th July at 7pm. Tickets are £25 per team and can be booked online here  This event will take place in the Hall at All Saints Church. We have fantastic prizes to present on the night and the winning team will be invited to join 19 other teams for a grand finale, hosted by Bloomsbury in London.  Bloomsbury will pay travel costs to attend this event which will take place in the autumn. Village Books will be donating profits from this event to Lumos, the children’s charity founded by J K Rowling.

Scummy Mummies Book Signing

Join local comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn at The Ivy House on Tuesday 11th July as they introduce their new book ‘Scummy Mummies’. This free event is hosted by Rye Books and will be a celebration of parenting failures, hilarious confessions, fish fingers and wine. ‘Honest, gutsy and laugh out loud…. Do your pelvic floor exercises before reading as you may pee your pants’ Kathy Lette 7pm, The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, London SE15 3BE.