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Alleyn’s Girls become ISFA National Champions!

Alleyn’s girls 1st XI footballers became the U18 Independent Schools Football Association Smith’s Construction National Cup Champions for the first time in the School’s history! After a strong season and an excellent performance in the semi-finals which took the team through to the National Cup Final for the second consecutive year, the girls made the journey to Bisham Abbey where they would face Oakham School who saw off favourites ACS Cobham in their own semi-final. It was clear from the kick-off that the Alleyn’s side was on the way to achieving something special. They produced a purposeful and determined performance; pressing hard all over the pitch, countering aggressively. Despite carrying a threat, Oakham could not cope with the pace that Alleyn’s set. When they broke through the lines, any attack was quickly snuffed out by Eleanor (Y12) who was composed and confident between the sticks. Elisabeth (Y12) scored an impressive hat-trick and when Oakham rallied to pull one back, Captain Honor (Y13) produced a spectacular strike to restore her team’s three goal lead. When Elisabeth latched onto …

Bring along baby for London’s smartest new parent event

RECLAIM YOUR BRAIN … BRING YOUR BABY! Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old. Coming Up in East Dulwich… On Wednesday 22 May at 11.30am, Babble Talks will be hosting Dr Jen Gupta at the East Dulwich Picturehouse for her talk: Rainbow Astronomy. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12on the door. Visit www.babbletalks.com for more information and to book. Rainbow Astronomy Gazing at the night sky with our eyes or telescopes reveals twinkling stars and far away galaxies. But to fully understand the Universe around us, we need to manipulate light coming from these objects, splitting it into its components in the same way that water droplets can spread out the Sun’s light into a rainbow. In this talk I will show and explain how astronomers do this to reveal the secrets of our Universe, touching on the stories of some unsung heroes of astronomy along the way. Dr Jen Gupta is an astrophysicist and science communicator. She runs the public engagement programme …

May events at Bell House

LIFE DRAWING FOR ALL – every Tuesday for 4 weeks, starting May 14th, 7pm Would you like to develop your life drawing skills? Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned practitioner, join in this four-week course with tutor Liz Charsley. AN EVENING OF POETRY AND MUSIC – Tuesday 14th May, 7:30pm Bell House Poets are back, following on the success of previous evenings, with music and poetry to lighten the soul as summer approaches. AN EVENING WITH STEPHANIE CALMAN: CONFESSIONS OF A BAD MOTHER – Wednesday 15th May, 7:30pm Stephanie Calman, the founder of the ground-breaking Bad Mothers Club website and the author of six previous books including the bestselling Confessions of a Bad Mother, will be talking to her husband Peter Grimsdale about her new book and how to navigate the teenage years. FROM SCRIPTWRITING TO SHOOTING: FILM ON YOUR SMARTPHONE – Saturday 18th May, 10am This creative, hands-on course will cover some of the basics of film-making, including scripting, lighting and directing, to enable you to create a short film that you can shoot …

Dulwich Opera Company present Epic Momentsan Opera Gala concert

Dulwich Opera Company are making their debut at the newly opened, state of the art Vaughan Williams Auditorium at James Allen’s Girls School in Dulwich on Saturday 25th May with a gala evening of unforgettable arias and ensembles including music by Verdi, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky. The evening, which marks the 5thanniversary year of Dulwich Opera Company’s founding, will feature Loretta Hopkins, soprano, Phillipa Thomas, mezzo-soprano, and Borja Gómez-Ferrer, tenor. The young professional singers will be accompanied by the Dulwich Opera Company Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Fletcher. Dulwich Opera Company was established in 2014 to showcase young professional artists and to attract new audiences to opera. Described by Opera Today as “compulsive and enjoyable”, the young company presents exciting concerts and fully staged productions, and tours across the UK. Tickets are available in advance from www.dulwichoperacompany.org.uk/box-office – £23 / £21 / Under 16’s £10.

The Last Word: Andrew Geoghegan, Jewellery Designer

How long have you lived in the area? You could say that I have been in and out of West Dulwich all my life although I have been an actual resident for about 2 years. What brought you here? My grandparents lived on South Croxted Road and this was inherited and is now the family home. But I would also say I love it as a place to live. What has changed most during that time? In West Dulwich I would say there have been superficial changes but on the whole it is the same lovely place it always has been. What do you most value about the area/street you live in? Incredible sun-drenched and quiet gardens  – but easy access to the city when a bit more activity is required!  What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? My pad and pencil – and quiet! As a jeweller designer (job and passion!) I find myself sketching whenever I get the opportunity to. I never know when inspiration will strike so I need to be …