All posts tagged: local

‘Disturbance’ by Marianne Kavanagh

‘Disturbance’ is a new book from local author, Marianne Kavanaugh, which is published in hardback this week. Sara lives with her husband Mike, a successful entrepreneur, and their two sons in the Old Rectory, a large house hidden behind tall hedges in a small village. Mike, perceived by his friends to be the doting father and loving husband, is currently working at home and is becoming increasingly angry and irritable. Sara feels isolated and lonely. When eighteen-year-old Katie, a student living in the village, rings the doorbell and offers to walkSara’s dog, a new friendship develops. Katie is young and full of energy, the perfect antidote to Sara’sbullying husband. Katie encourages her to get out and about and meet the neighbours. When a shocking accident happens in the house, and Mike’s sister arrives from Australia and begins asking awkward questions, disturbing truths emerge. Nothing is quite what it seems. Innocence and guilt are not clear cut. This is a novel about the secrets within a marriage and relationships under so much pressure they crack. It’s …

NDLTC Charity Mixed Davis Cup

North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club are hosting a Davis Cup style tennis tournament on Saturday 30th March to raise money for VICTA and Leukaemia UK. Each team has been assigned to one of 8 nations for the day and will dress up, bring along food and in the evening perform a karaoke song relevant to their country, so it should be an amazing event with 50-100 people in attendance and raising over £1000 for the charities. Non-members and guests are more than welcome to watch, eat, drink and party in the evening with a great raffle and bake sale. All the money raised from the event going towards two amazing charities: 1) VICTA – a charity which supports and empowers blind and partially sighted children and young adults in the UK. 2) Leukaemia UK – a charity which funds research into all blood cancers and offers essential care and facilities for blood cancer patients. NDLTC Charity Mixed Davis Cup Saturday 30th March 1pm-5pm + Evening Entertainment. £15 Entry Contact: ianpoole_92@msn.com

The Last Word: Jessica Rose, founder of London Jewellery School

Hello I’m Jessica Rose I Live in Forest Hill and am the Founder of the London Jewellery School and Jewellers Academy. We teach jewellery-making skills to people of all walks of life including silver-work, stone setting,metal clay, beading, glass and business skills. I am also mummy to a lovely (almost) 2 year old boy. How long have you lived in the area? A long time, I grew up in Dulwich moved around south London for a while in my early 20s and moved to Forest Hill around 4 years ago. I love it! What brought you here? Havelock walk – that is where I live and the houses are so beautiful and unique. I love that many of them are also artists/ creative studios and the community that creates. I am a jeweller and I help other jewellers to run successful jewellery businesses online with the Jewellers Academy so being part of a creative community was invaluable to me. What has changed most during that time? Lots of new coffee shops – which is my …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – March events

Exhibition Brick Wonders Saturday 16 February to Sunday 27 October Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks. From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks. Build your imagination at the interactive play areas, and don’t miss two special models of Horniman icons created especially for the show. Ticket prices:  Child £5; Adult £9: Family (up to 2 adults, 2 children) £20. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. See www.horniman.ac.ukfor more information.  Displays  The Lore of the Land Until Sunday 2 June The first exhibition in our new arts space, The Studio, explores our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create a multi-sensory installation featuring ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and …

Celebrating actor Richard Burbage 400 years after his death

Exit Burbage – The Perfect Epitaph Celebrating actor Richard Burbage 400 years after his death Shakespeare wrote giant tragic roles for Burbage – he was the best, most popular actor of his time. The 13th March 2019 sees the 400th anniversary of his death and the residents of Burbage Road, Dulwich, are following in his footsteps, with among other events, a walk (setting off from his resting place in St Leonards Church) commemorating his epic removal of  ‘The Theatre’ from Shoreditch to Bankside, rebuilding it as the Globe Theatre. Louise Wood, Chair of the Burbage Road Residents’ Association says “Our project has quickly evolved into an enthusiastic partnership with Andrew Dickson, author of Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe, the Globe Theatre and St Leonards Church, Burbage’s final resting place. Louise continues “Initially the aim was to make sure that every household knew the story of the man who gave his name to the road.  We’ve especially valued involving around 100 young local people through our partnerships with the Glove and MOLA.  This has given us the opportunity …