All posts tagged: events

Village Books – October events

Village Books have a fantastic line-up of events for you this Autumn. Whether you are interested in cooking, history, fiction or politics there’s an event for you. Coming to Dulwich next month are Alexander McCall Smith, Judith Kerr, Robert Harris, Adam Kay & Hardeep Singh Kohli and Salley Vickers. Alexander McCall Smith: Tuesday 3rd October 7.30pm. Author of No 1 Ladies Detective Agency comes to Dulwich to talk about his new book in this series. Alexander will be in conversation with Peter Guttridge as he discusses the eagerly anticipated new Isabel Dalhousie novel, A Distant View of Everything, and catch up with little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. Tickets are £10/£8. Visit Village Books website for tickets www.village-books.co.uk/events Judith Kerr: Sunday 15th October 3pm. Village Books in Dulwich Village are thrilled to host an event with Judith Kerr. Best known for writing The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith will be in conversation with Sunday Times Children’s Literary Critic, Nicolette Jones to talk about her new picture book, Katinka’s Tail. Tickets are £10 adult entry only, …

There’s a tiger in South London!

Les Petits Tigres launch French language music sessions for babies & toddlers in South London. A French teacher and musician, Jackie Colchester founded Les Petits Tigres after the birth of her son to support his language learning. She struggled to find French language activities for little ones in south London and wanted to share her love of French language and music with others. With a growing Francophone community in South London and increased interest in Early Years language learning, Les Petits Tigres offers a fun and organic environment to learn French. Sessions are engaging and interactive using puppets and props. Each class begins with a story told in simple French followed by songs with actions and movement to involve the children. They are appropriate for all levels, from beginners to French speakers. Classes are an ideal way to introduce children to the French language or to provide additional support for Francophone families. Les Petits Tigres is the only provider of Early Years French in East Dulwich. You can find them as part of the excellent …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – September events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. 21 June – 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Gallery Lates  6–10pm, £12 Standard, £10 Concessions and Friends Every month we’re bringing you specially themed Friday Lates that offer the chance to experience the Gallery in an entirely unique way. Start …

Village Books of Dulwich Village – September Events

Sunday 17 September: This Girl Can – An Evening with Judy Murray Village Books & Alleyns School host an evening with Judy Murray on Sunday 17th September. As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. As a parent, coach, leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 entry only/£8 under 18’s or £25 includes a copy of Knowing the Score. Tickets available here www.village-books.co.uk/events The MCT at Alleyn’s, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, East Dulwich SE22 8SU Thursday 21 September: An Evening with Rachel Joyce & Sarah Winman 7pm. Village Books in Dulwich Village invite you for an evening in the company of bestselling authors, Sarah Winman & Rachel Joyce as they talk ‘in conversation’ about their wonderful new novels, Tin Man & The Music Shop. Tickets £8, includes a glass of wine Tickets available here  village-books.co.uk/events/ The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce is a new …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – September events

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.  Bandstand Music Sundays 6, 13, 20 August, 3-6pm Enjoy music on the Bandstand with local favourites, and sounds from across South Asia. Free Big Wednesdays – Indian Summer Wednesday 9, 16, 23, 30 August, 10.30am-3.30pm Explore and celebrate India with us every Wednesday in August. Join in activities ranging from storytelling to art and craft and experience dance, films and music performances inspired by traditions from all over India. Suitable for children aged 3+ and for larger groups including Play Schemes. Free Hear it Live! Tuesday 29 August, 3.30-4pm Mehboob Nadeem will introduce and perform on the sitar, North India’s best known stringed instrument. Everyone welcome – but most suitable for children 5+. Free Indian Summer – Exhibitions and Displays Pani Until Sunday 26 November Pani is the word for water across large parts of South Asia. In this thought-provoking display, artist Daksha …