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What’s On at Dulwich Picture Gallery in July

Exhibitions & Displays Edward Bawden The British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–89) is today 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.​ 23 May – 9 September 2018 Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Shortlist Come and have your say on the six shortlisted designs for the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion. Models and visualisations of the proposed designs by young and emerging architects will be on display in the Gallery’s glass walkway throughout this year’s London Festival of Architecture, and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite. 5 June – 22 July 2018   Gallery Lates By the Seaside 13 July, 6-10pm, £12; £10 Friends & Concessions Grab your bucket and spade for the alternative British summertime experience! Inspired by our Edward Bawden exhibition, we’re taking you on a trip to the seaside. …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July 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  This summer we celebrate the opening of our new World Gallery with a …

An Exhibition by South London Women Artists

Over 20 female artists have their say on a blank canvas on the subject of coercive control and sexual abuse. The canvases are assembled into billboards, to create a ‘wall of unity’. Traditionally used for advertising, often objectifying women, the billboards serve as a reclaimed space where the female voice can be heard. The look of the billboards will depend entirely on the artists and their interpretation of the brief, making this exhibition truly exciting. The ‘Weinstein Ripple Effect’ and campaigns such as ‘Me Too’ have raised public awareness of sexual abuse and encouraged open conversation. Abuse can be subtle, coercive and manipulative or it can be overt, violent and explosive. It can be shrouded in silence and hidden within plain sight, or can erupt into our awareness through news stories and scandals. How do we change the culture of victim blaming and what can be done to end violence against women? The idea for using billboards references, SaveArtSpace:The Future is Female, The Guerrilla Girls, and ideas explored in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. …

EDT Children’s Arts Festival

The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! Science Mania Presents… Professor Kaos Kitchen Chemistry (experiments to do at home!) This fast-moving science show gives you the chance to join in with all the stuff most mini mad scientists love to do. Kitchen chemistry shows you how to do all the cool experiments at home. You’ll also get the chance to electrocute your parents! For ages 5 to 10. Monday 28th @ 2pm and Wednesday 30th May @ 4pm. £7 for all 6FootStories presents… The Potato Puppet Playground Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Recommended age : 3 – 11. Tuesday 29th @ 11am. £7 for all. Mad Etiquette presents… Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – May events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm March to October 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 (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Book at www.horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended.   Special Events Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 5 May, 5-7am Experience the many bird songs that make up the dawn chorus on an early morning tour of the Horniman Gardens. Ornithologist David Darrell-Lambert will help you to identify the birds as you hear them. Hot drink and a pastry included. Suitable for ages 10+. Tickets: Child £5, Adult £8 Under the Sea Late Thursday 17 May, 6.30-9.30pm Immerse yourself in all things under the …