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The Peckham Festival Fun Run 2018

This year Peckham Festival will be introducing their first FUN run through the amazing Peckham Rye Common on Sunday 16th of September at 9am. Sponsored by Gareth James Property and brought to you in association with Parkrun, Runhead and Peckham Vision. Peckham Festival are looking for participants of all experiences to take part in one of the 3 different sections: 1k for our younger aspiring runners. 5k for our aspiring beginners and more moderately experienced runners. 10k for experienced runners. Peckham Festival will be timing everyone but if you do want to put the FUN in FUN run we would love to see you in fancy dress. Additionally if you would like to run for a charity that you care about, go for it! Please register your interest at Peckham Festival is a hyper-local festival with a single aim of celebrating creative and cultural Peckham. It exists to to promote artists, makers, creators, and community groups with a particular focus on an inclusive approach to the BME, youth and LGBTQI groups within the area. For more details of what’s on please visit

Dulwich Picture Gallery – September events

Exhibitions & Displays Ribera: Art of Violence 26 September 2018 – 27 January 2019 Ribera: Art of Violence will be the first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), bringing together his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed work. This exhibition will explore for the first time the theme of violence in Ribera’s work to demonstrate how his images are neither the product of his supposed sadism nor the expression of a purely aesthetic interest, but rather involve a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement in the depiction of bodily suffering – challenging visitors to look beyond the shocking imagery. Lectures & Talks Contextual Lectures Series Tuesdays, 10.30 – 11.45am, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions After the 2017 bicentenary series that looked back on the Gallery’s origins, in this new series accomplished authorities will speculate on how the wider future might look a generation from now across politics, social change, engineering, banking, law and popular culture. Environment, Climate & a Just Future 18 September with Professor Liz Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Oxford Democracies have many choices …

Harpsichord Recital at Bell House

Lorraine Liyanage and Alexandra Kremakova, local musicians and teachers at the SE22 Piano School, will perform a harpsichord recital on 14th September to raise money for Bell House’s projects and courses that are funded by donations. Bell House is a registered charity. A harpsichord recital in this beautiful Georgian house is the perfect setting as the harpsichord we will perform on is based an instrument designed in the 1700s. The house itself was built in 1767 as a rural retreat from city life. A typical evening in a Georgian household would often revolve around the harpsichord or other musical instruments. Lorraine and Alex will perform Baroque music as well as music by living composers. The Harpsichord Recital will be performed at Bell House on September 14th at 7pm. Tickets are available online and include a glass of wine on arrival.

First cycling theatre company to perform Romeo and Juliet at Bell House

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe on 8th September at Bell House, Dulwich for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before! And what’s the play about? Well – Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of. To date, ​The HandleBards have pedalled over 8,000 miles​ and performed to over 90,000 people, across 12 countries and 3 continents. The company engage local communities at their shows, partnering with environmentally-minded businesses and inviting local musicians to play at their shows. This year, they are partnering with ​British bicycle manufacturer …

Autumn events at Village Books

Village Books has a busy programme of events this autumn. Here are a few of the highlights… Susan Calman Thursday 6th September 19.30 Susan’s enthusiasm at being on Strictly Come Dancing was an inspiration to all of us. Cheer Up Love, Susan’s first book, had a clear aim: to help people understand depression. Sunny Side Up has a similarly clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread more joy. Let Susan bring some fun and laughter into your evening on Thursday 6th September. JAGS Community Hall. Book tickets here   Paris Through the Eyes of Sebastian Faulks 12th September 19.30 Sebastian Faulks is a giant of our contemporary literary world. Since his 1993 novel Birdsong captured the imagination of readers across the country. Join us on 12th September for an evening with Sebastian as he chats about his writing, his loves and how Paris Echo came about. MCT at Alleyns School. Book tickets here Sir Chris Hoy Monday 17th September 19.00 Sir Chris Hoy MBE, one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic …