Open days have been visited, speeches have been listened to, preferences have been agonised over, applications have been submitted, scholarship assessments have taken place, banding tests have been sat and now there is nothing to do but wait.

For parents of Year 6 children, the anticipation is almost over as they will soon discover the result of their child’s secondary school application! This can be such a stressful time – especially if you have a particular school in mind – and for every family celebrating the news on 2nd March, there will be many others calling the admissions team and sitting out the summer months on the waiting list of a higher preference school. Good luck for a happy outcome for us all!

Perhaps the ‘Breathe Yourself to a Happier Life’ workshop at Telegraph Hill Centre (4 & 18 March) might be useful? You will learn a simple and easy breath technique that can support you in all areas of your life, including reduced stress and anxiety.

Link Age Southwark’s annual All That Jazz fundraiser is back for its 9th year (6 March). Join this lovely local charity for a wonderful evening of music performed by students from JAGs, Kingsdale, Dulwich College and more.

60 top Mid-century dealers descend upon the bold brutalist Christison Hall and red brick Victorian cloisters of Dulwich College at the Midcentury Modern Show (15 March). Expect an eclectic mix including original travel, film posters and artwork, iconic furniture, industrial, lighting, rugs, textiles, throws, glass pieces, ceramics, wallpaper and jewellery.

Join Chef David Datt at Fifty Seven on Northcross Road for a very special supper club evening in tribute to Gary Rhodes (28 March).

Over the hill, the Club Naija Supper Club is held at Grounds & Grapes in Honor Oak on the first Wednesday of each month (4 March). Enjoy a five-course tasting menu of traditional Nigerian dishes reimagined with a modern twist, to the sound of Naija pop and afrobeats.

The Illusioneer Presents March Magic Mix at Belair House (12 March) – a compendium of close up, casino magic, parlour magic and magical games presented by an eclectic team of talented Illusioneers.

All are welcome at the Plastic Free East Dulwich Monthly Community Clean (29 March). Meet 11am at St Francis Park.

At the Babble Talks event at East Dulwich Picturehouse (25 March), Anthologist, Ana Sampson, seeks out the hidden talent of female writers of the past. Who are these women and why do we not already know their names? From the innovative to the inspirational, discover the stories of suffragettes, aristocrats, schoolgirls and medieval visionaries who make up the hidden history of women’s writing. These TED-style talks are designed for parents and carers with babies under 1-year old.

Feels like just yesterday I had a newborn in my arms and now he will be starting secondary school in September! Fingers crossed it’s to the one he wants… *refreshes email*

Details of all local events including ticket and booking information can be found on our events page and Instagram @arounddulwich.