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Horniman Museum and Gardens – January events

Horniman Butterfly House Throughout the year 10am-4pm until February / 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 horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended. Exhibitions British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 To Sunday 14 January An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain. From action to pattern, the extraordinary images were all taken by talented photographers working in the UK ranging from established professionals to under-12s. Free. Displays Coral: Fabric of the Reef Until Sunday 9 September Inspired by the Horniman’s Aquarium …

The Dulwich Charity lunch raised a fabulous £1,941 for Link Age Southwark.

The lunch, now in its 16th year, is held every December and is a fantastic way for local business men and women to meet up and get in to the festive spirit. This year the lunch was held at The Palmerston, who kindly closed the pub for the event. Over 58 local business men and women got together and had a great Christmas party. The organisers enjoyed great support from local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and came along and enjoyed the day. A big thank you to: AA Graphics, Acorn Estates, Alcander Limited, Amanda Greatorex, Around Dulwich, Around Orpington, Aquarius Golf Club, Cafe G, The Clipper, Daisylets and Sales, Darren Littler Mortgages, Dolce Vita Catering, Glazer Delmar, Gymboree,Healthy Habits, Helen Jermyn Photography, House of Colour, House of Tippler, The Illusioneer, Inspiring Change Coaching Limited, James Barber, Jane Lyons, Little Blue Fish Web Design, MAC Support, Marcus Bishop Accountants, Martin Lea Photograpy, The Palmerston, Patrick Myers Photography, Pro Beauty Clinic, Property In, Push Studios, SE Magazines, SE22 Piano School, Satoria Lab, Suzanne James …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – December events

Exhibitions Tove Jansson 25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland. The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of Kings 10 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018 Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure is given the spotlight. Christmas Moomin Winter Weekend  15 – 17 Dec In celebration of our Tove Jansson exhibition, join us for a wintry weekend of Moomin-themed adventures and explore the wisdom and wonder of Jansson’s most celebrated characters. A Moomin Winter’s Eve 15 Dec, 6 – 10pm, £15.50 Standard, £12.50 Friends / Concessions Enjoy talks, workshops and more exploring the magical tales of Moominvalley. Moomins and the Comet (Live Re-Score} 15 Dec, 10 – 11.30pm, £8 Join us for an exclusive screening and live re-score of the cult 1983 stop-motion animation The Moomins and the …

The Christmas Herne Hill Free Film Festival

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival is celebrating Christmas with 9 free events this December, across a range of venues in SE24. The festival runs from the 7th – 20th December with a programme that includes Christmas classics, festive fantasies and, for the scrooges, a few Santa-free films too! At each event the Herne Hill Free Film Festival will be partnering with Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, to raise awareness of the great work the charity does and to bring food and support to those in need in the local area during the holiday period Dates: 7th December to 20th December 2017 Venues: Various locations around Herne Hill, SE24 Price: All events are free; no booking is required, but all venues are indoors and have limited capacity Full Programme: www.freefilmfestivals.org/hernehill/ The festival programme kicks off on the 7th December with a screening of the Oscar winning Babette’s Feast at the Herne Hill Baptist Church. This screening marks the start of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s partnership with the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, at one of …

The Massive Violins are coming to South London

  If you want a night out this Christmas that is truly sensational, you need go no further than Alleyn’s School in Dulwich where the Massive Violins, based in North London, will be performing their genius versions of iconic rock and pop songs, with some operatic arias thrown in for good measure. The Massive Violins, incidentally, don’t play violins – they play cellos, which, they say, ‘are bigger and better’! These seven singing cellists are truly unique. They manage to make each song they perform sound even better than the original and, by some peculiar magic, all their songs inspire joy and often laughter as well as being musically thrilling. They do a huge variety of numbers, from Elvis to Adele, via the Beatles, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, Shaggy, Bjork and many many more. Ricky Chatto, who founded the band, is particularly partial to the Beach Boys and says,’Good Vibrations is the best pop song ever written and the Beach Boys are the best band – apart from the Massive Violins, obviously.’ He started playing the …