All posts tagged: events

Around Dulwich – December news!

‘Tis the season to be jolly… merry and bright, naughty and nice, bake gingerbread houses and eat mince pies. It’s a time when everything sparkles – from the windows on our high street to the sequins on our party skirts. We drink our wine warm, sip our chocolate hot, eat our chestnuts roasted on an open fire – or so the song goes – and add cinnamon and ginger to everything! I love the Christmassy feeling in the air, but not a day before 1st December. I was hoping the new Christmas rom-com with all the music by George Michael was going to be our December Film Club pick, but it came out in the middle of November! November is the month for fireworks, bonfires and kicking leaves, not for movies about an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. I’ll still go and see it though, obviously because… it’s George! This year, we are adapting some of our festive family traditions to have an eco-friendlier Christmas. I shall be giving more thoughtfully too and there …

Horniman Museum and Gardens Events

Exhibitions and Displays Meltdown: Visualizing Climate Change 23 November–12 January 2020 The Horniman is hosting the UK premiere of this exhibition that features images of glaciers to demonstrate the impact of climate change across the world. Since 2008, Project Pressure has been commissioning artists to document the impact of retreating glaciers across the world and the resulting consequences for billions of people. The exhibition emphasises the importance of glaciers in an artistic and scientific way, and provides unique insights into the world’s fragile ecosystem and our changing global climate. Free. Stages of Making Now until 19 April 2020 Do you know how the things around you were made? What materials were used and who was involved in making them? Step into this immersive exhibition in The Studio where all the artworks have a story to tell about design, techniques and time. Inspired by the history of the Horniman and its collections, Stages of Making is produced by a collective of local community members working with artist Katie Schwab. Works include painted walls, table tops made from …

An Evening With Brahms and Schumann

For their autumn concert, the Concordia Chamber Choir brings you a unique programme devoted largely to the work of Johannes Brahms, one of the great composers of the 19th century Romantic Period. The centrepiece is the magisterial German Requiem. Originally written to be performed with a full orchestra, Brahms later prepared this version for soloists, chorus and two pianists with a single piano. Yet instead of diminishing its impact, it is, if anything, enhanced, allowing the voices full rein to soar and capture the intensity of the music. The soloists will be Helen Meyerhoff and Alex Jones. In addition, they will also bring you songs from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben sung by Helen Meyerhoff, accompanied by Luis Parés and, not least, the stunningly beautiful Brahms Geistliche’s Lied, a ‘spiritual song’ whose mood anticipates the great Requiem itself and whose lyrics contain the line ‘let no sad thought oppress thee.’ The performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd November at All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Road, SE21 8JY. Tickets cost £14 at the door, or £13 in …

Around Dulwich – November news!

It is the hottest topic on the school run, in the playground, at home and in the pub. It has divided more opinion among our family than the time my husband ordered pineapple on his pizza. It has occupied most of my waking – and sleeping – thoughts. I also bravely went down the rabbit hole that is the East Dulwich Forum and surfaced days later feeling more confused than ever (but with some excellent new handyman recommendations, thank you!). However, it is done and now out of my hands. Yes, my son’s secondary school application is finally in and I don’t want to think about schools again until March 2020… *pours wine*   I did still manage to get out and about last month, although I can’t guarantee I didn’t bore my friends to tears with my obsessive school chat. The Great Exhibition has reopened following a make-over and I recently enjoyed a lovely night out there with the Editor of this very mag! The Watson’s General Telegraph on Forest Hill Road is under …

Village Books – autumn events!

My Penguin Year: Life with the Emperors by Lindsay McCrae Lindsay McCrae is an award winning cameraman. He spent an extraordinary year in the Antarctic filming emperor penguins for the BBC Documentary Dynasties, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and watched by 8 million people when it was broadcast in November 2018. He endured unimaginable weather conditions and witnessed behaviour new to science, all the while living isolated on an Antarctic ice shelf for an entire winter that lasts eight months. And finally, how could anyone forget the intervention he and the crew took to save the penguins from death in the storm? ‘My Penguin Year’ is Lindsay’s story and the culmination of a childhood dream. An event for all the family, Lindsay will be discussing his extraordinary journey and sharing some stories and photographs of his expedition to film the incredible emperor penguins – from a frost bitten nose to near impossible journeys across a harsh landscape, and being over 15,000 km from home with no way back for a whole year.  This event is suitable for the whole …