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Dulwich Literary Festival 2017

Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Sam Leith, Henry Blofeld, Mihaela Noroc and many others to appear on the main weekend, 10-12 November. Additional events to take place throughout November, including a spooky All Saints Day special with Andrew Michael Hurley, a pop-up at West Norwood Feast and an evening in conversation with Robert Peston. Dulwich Literary Festival returns this November with a striking line-up of speakers, including celebrated writer Alan Hollinghurst, Man Booker shortlisted Ali Smith, ITV Political Editor Robert Peston, renowned sports journalist Henry Blofeld, The Spectator’s Literary Editor Sam Leith and photographer and social media sensation Mihaela Noroc. Presented by award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books, events will be hosted at various local venues including Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the bookshop itself. The 2017 programme includes something for everyone, with talks for children, walks for adults, ‘how-to’ workshops and thought-provoking discussions covering everything from sport and literature, to faith and global affairs. Commenting on the festival programme, Susie Nicklin, owner of Dulwich Books said: “We are delighted once again to bring together some …

Herne Hill Music Festival

South London’s multi-genre music festival returns this October from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th. The annual festival is becoming an established fixture in the capital’s musical calendar and will this year present its largest and most varied programme ever. In total, there will be a record 19 individual events across various venues around the SE24 postcode. As always, Herne Hill Music Festival tickets are extremely attractively priced (from £5) and are further complimented by a variety of free entry performances. The aim is to maximise musical engagement across the community over the 10 days and to act as a platform for musicians and groups from many musical styles. All events are listed on the festival website www.hernehillfestival.org There really is something for everyone in this year’s lively and inventive programme including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk and Musicals as well as Choral music of various styles. This is paired with a strong community strand of events reflecting the wide range of local talent across South London. This year dance is also included for the first time. In another …

Summer Festival at Community Market Garden

Sydenham Garden charity is holding its annual summer festival in its community market garden. It is being held on the De Frene Road site (between 35 and 37 De Frene Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 4AB) on Saturday 19th August 12-5 pm. As well as live music from local bands there will be workshops. These include crafts, childrens activities (den building, magical clay faces on trees, creating bubbles and nature crowns), garden sustainability and bee keeping talks, hula hoop taster, pizza spinning and more. The majority of the workshops are free, those that are charged for are all under £5 and there in a small charge on the door. All money raised is for Sydenham Garden which supports people recovering from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham and surrounding London boroughs. As well as on the door tickets can also be bought in advance here.

The East Dulwich Literary Festival 2017: FEAST!

Once again Harris Girls’ Academy is celebrating the literary arts with opportunities open to our local community, including performances, readings and talks from 10th-21st July. The theme for 2017 is Feast, with many of the scheduled events focusing on food in literature and the exploration of culture and identity through food. This year all of our public events will be run in partnership with the Ivy House, our local Community led Inn on Stuart Road and all of the scheduled events, except the pub quiz are free entry. Students will be taking part in a range of activities linked to the theme throughout the week including a big lunch; a pop-up bookshop; talks from local authors and performances from visiting theatre companies. Join us for an enriching week of events; we look forward to seeing you!   Monday 17th July 19.30 Spark London: Story Telling Driven by the principals of community, authenticity and sharing, storytelling nights have been popping up across London and one of the most popular is Spark. Every week Spark hold nights …

2017 Crystal Palace Overground Festival heralds the return of the free festival to Crystal Palace Park!

Crystal Palace Park has been the scene of many a free concert and additionally the bowl has a long history of legendary gigs from the very beginning in 1967 when Pink Floyd performed all the way up to the famous Bob Marley concert in 1980 and finally in 1999 with the last concert by Pixies. This summer sees the return of the free festival to the landmark park with the relaunch of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival on 17 June 2017. The festival will take place in the heart of the park and 10,000 festival visitors are expected from all over London. Festival Director Noreen Meehan says “We have a gorgeous site in the park which we are very excited about and an amazing line up including Morcheeba as headliners for the main stage!” Morcheeba’s involvement came about by happy accident with Ross Godfrey from the band hearing about the festival from a mutual friend. Ross says “Crystal Palace Park has always been a magical place for me and deeply connected to music. I attended …