All posts tagged: events

Festival America Launches in London

Dulwich Books will host an event with Jonathan Ames (25 September) as part of Festival America, the much-lauded French festival which makes its debut in London this year (24-27th September) in venues around Traflagar Square and in Dulwich. Founded in Paris in 2002,  Festival America celebrates the finest contemporary writing from the Americas. In its inaugural year, the focus country is Canada and the festival will welcome some of the country’s most celebrated writers and debut novelists to London including Patrick DeWitt, Andrée Michaud, Heather O’Neill, Michael Redhill and Guy Vanderhaeghe. They will speak alongside writers from North America including Nathan Hill, Sarah Churchwell, Jonathan Ames and Ivy Pochoda. Jonathan Ames is the creator of TV series including Blunt Talk and Bored to Death; he is also the author of the novel You Were Never Really Here, made into a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. His 1998 novel the Extra Man riffs on New York high society and is a tale of friendship and frustration, cocktails and cross-dressing. Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott’s novel portrays Truman Capote and his betrayal of the women he appeared to need and adore – his Swans, inhabitants of the upper East Side who gave him an entrée and …

Autumn events at Bell House

This autumn, there will be a programme of talks that explore exhibitions in London and the art historical background to them. The first three sessions (7, 14 September and 5 October) will focus on Landscape, with an introductory week on key aspects of landscape, such as ‘the picturesque’ and the Sublime landscape. There will then be a week each on two great names in British Landscape painting; JMW Turner and John Constable. These three talks complement an evening talk at Bell House (19 September) on the ‘Thomas Cole : Eden to Empire’ exhibition at the National Gallery. Starting 7th September – Art in the Afternoon A series of art lectures covering current exhibitions on in London 14th September – Harpsichord concert  Join us at Bell House for a harpsichord recital with local musicians Lorraine Liyanage and Alexandra Kremakova from the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. Money raised from the recital will go to Bell House to fund future courses and talks. Ticket pricing to include a glass of wine on arrival: £15 / Early …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – August events

Exhibitions and Displays Edward Bawden Today the British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is renowned for his monumental linocuts of Brighton Pier and other Victorian architecture, and for his witty designs for companies like Twinings and Fortnum & Mason. This will be the first major exhibition to look at every aspect of Bawden’s career, championing him as a fine artist while also demonstrating the wit and versatility of his design work.​ Now until 9 September 2018 Young People Volunteer Interpretation Programme Taster Sessions 1 – 18 August, Free Our youth Volunteer Interpretation Project is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14 – 21 to get involved with the interpretation of the Gallery. Participants will have the chance to work with our curators to explore new ways of talking about our Collection, and develop new programmes and activities for young people. Throughout August we are running a series of free, drop-in taster sessions for all those interested – no experience needed! Behind the Scenes Tour 1 August, 5 – 7pm Come and explore the Gallery after hours in our behind the scenes tour. Led by our Guides you will …

Wild Child Festival: 17–19 August

Wild Child is London’s newest boutique children’s festival – by mums and dads, for the whole family. Bringing together the very best in arts activities, workshops and performances by a wide range of companies, many founded by London mums and dads themselves, Wild Child offers an alternative to larger, commercial, brand heavy festivals. Some event highlights include: Family dance parties with Bebop Baby’s very best Hip Hop beats, heavy funk, rare soul, dusty old jazz, obscuro funk and psych Trapeze, Tightrope and Juggling skills with the acrobatic Circus Dreams – even for the under 5s! Children as young as three can have a go at coding with Mama Codes in the STEAM Lab – introducing kids to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence, making full use of their bountiful imagination Immersive experiences including a Dinosaur Land where you can see baby dinosaurs hatching and a Magical Unicorn Meadow where little ones can have fun and games becoming experts in …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – August events

World Gallery Now Open The World Gallery is a new permanent gallery which celebrates human creativity, imagination and adaptability, displaying over 3,000 extraordinary objects from the Horniman’s internationally important anthropology collection. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the gallery gives visitors a glimpse into other ways of understanding the world. The displays include a beautiful camel saddle from North Africa, Chinese paper offerings, the prow of a Libyan refugee boat, a Native American tomahawk and a sword made of sharks’ teeth from Kiribati in the Central Pacific. These are complemented by new acquisitions and commissions, as well as sections on different ways of categorising objects and on the history of the Museum. The opening of the World Gallery is the culmination of a five-year project that has also involved the transformation of the gallery space to re-introduce daylight and capture the spirit of the original museum building. Shared World Summer Season 8 July – 2 September 2018  This summer we celebrate the opening of our new World Gallery with …