The recent publication of The Dulwich Notebook is an opportunity to take stock of the history and current state of health of this neighbourhood. A special event at the Old Library at Dulwich College on Monday 9 November will showcase new trends and old favourites.

The one-hour programme will flag recent projects and bring together people who have made a contribution to the cultural scene in Dulwich.

Date: Monday 9 November from 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Venue: the Old Library at Dulwich College
Refreshments: the first drink is free – Refills £2
Books: on sale with authors present for book signing
Transport: nearest train station is West Dulwich. Buses 3, P4, P13 and 115. Car parking on site
Tickets: £10.00

The following programme, chaired by Chris Baugh, will start at 7pm precisely:

  • Welcome by Paul Fletcher, Head of Libraries, Dulwich College
  • Introduction: the London suburb. Dr Cathy Ross, Honorary Research Fellow, Museum of London
  • ‘The nine lives of Dulwich’: Mireille Galinou, a former Curator at the Museum of London and the author of The Dulwich Notebook, presents a survey of past and present Dulwich, which contrasts traditional landmarks with more unusual highlights.
  • Dr Jan Piggott, a former member of staff and Archivist at Dulwich College, describes how the ‘battle’ for Dulwich College was won after the rebuilding of the institution in 1857. One of Dulwich’s most famous Old Boys, P. G. Wodehouse, set his first novels and stories at the prosperous new College.
  • Ingrid Beazley RSA, teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery for 20 years and past chairman of their Friends, will talk about the recent street art that she organised in and around Dulwich, ‘Dulwich Outdoor Gallery’ where the legacy of Dulwich Picture Gallery is reflected by the world’s top street artists. Her extraordinary project was thus described by the Londonist: ‘Dulwich is the new Shoreditch’.
  • ‘The Lost Romance of Elizabeth Linley’: Leo Crane from Brilliana brings museum artefacts to screen-animated life, here one of Thomas Gainsborough’s most famous sitters in the Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the ‘Linley Sisters’. This is an evocative study of celebrity status in eighteenth-century England.

To purchase tickets: e-mail Your London Publishing at: galinou88@gmail.com