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Around Dulwich – December news!

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why… Santa Claus is coming to town! I can’t promise I’ll make it through the entire merry season without crying (almost certainly not without pouting) and after 9-years of Santa Claus, I am starting to wonder whether this will be the year my son decides he no longer requires me to pretend that Santa does even come to town at all *sobs* Until then, I am throwing myself into the festivities with as much Christmas spirit as I can muster! I am all over the Winter fairs, elbow-deep in mince pies, and my cup runneth over with mulled wine. The Link Age Southwark 25th Birthday Gala at Dulwich College last month promised a night of glitz and glamour and it did not disappoint! Over £20,000 was raised for this wonderful charity to support their work in helping older people maintain active lives in the community. Meanwhile, there were gold catsuits, pink catsuits and jokes galore at the Scummy Mummies live comedy …

Link Age Southwark Big Give Christmas Challenge

Link Age Southwark is a vibrant, local volunteering charity supporting older people experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Their fantastic network of volunteering provide befriending, group activities, volunteer transport and light DIY and gardening services. Last year, with the help of their fantastic friends and supporters, Link Age Southwark raised £22,314 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, an online match funding campaign, which doubles the value of a donation. This money was used to fund transport older people to group activities and parties throughout the year. This year, the charity is taking part in the campaign again with the opportunity to raise £25,000 to fund their 24 social and activity groups, which include gentle chair-based exercise, singing, reminiscence and three groups specifically for people living with dementia. The groups help to ensure that the older people of Southwark can age healthily and happily, meet new people and remain part of the local community. Link Age Southwark’s newest group start in December 2017 with members meeting every other Monday to enjoy a varied programme of activities. …

All Children are Artists

Sally Reynolds, Head of Art at Alleyn’s, tells us how to encourage our children’s artistic development. Why is Art so good for us? Art has a unique place in the human psyche; combining both the intellectual and emotional faculties. Engaging in the creative process can be a deeply personal and rewarding one in which art allows a space for reflection and for making sense of the world. “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso Making art is serious play and is an important expressive outlet for children, giving them the freedom to experiment, develop their imagination, and providing fun and relaxation. For teenagers, it is a tool they can use to explore their own identity and interests, often making work about personal and social issues they feel strongly about. Art also encourages independence and critical awareness, with children from GCSE level onwards becoming used to researching and directing their own projects. Developing your child’s interest in Art London is a brilliant city for children …

New M&S Simply Food store to open at East Dulwich station

Marks & Spencer will be opening the doors to its newest Simply Food store in East Dulwich, tomorrow Thursday 15th November at 10am. We were invited to have a look around the store as the final setup was taking place.  It looks fantastic! Located on Grove Vale Road, the store will be led by Store Manager, James Adabie, alongside his team of 30 colleagues. The team will offer the community the very best service at M&S East Dulwich Station and have all been extensively trained in how to make every moment special for customers, drawing on M&S’s 134 years of serving the British public. To celebrate the opening, M&S East Dulwich Station will be giving away exclusive Golden Tickets to the first 200 customers through the doors. The Golden Tickets will include offers for £5 and £25 ‘spend today’ vouchers, as well as 1 x £200 gift card and 2 x £100 gift cards. Store Manager, James Adabie, has worked at M&S for eight years and said, “My team and I are really excited about our new …

The Charter School North Dulwich Christmas Fair

The Charter School North Dulwich will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday 29th November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Local Artists and Designers will be selling their work including gorgeous vintage jewellery, handmade scarves and accessories, home-made jams and jellies, homewares, plants, cards and limited edition prints. It is the perfect opportunity to pick up an original Christmas gift. There will be a raffle on the night with many fabulous prizes. And there will be festive food, drink and music for entertainment. The Fair will be held at The Charter School North Dulwich, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JH. Entrance £1 for adults, kids free.