Author: Around Dulwich

The Horniman Museum Reopening

We are delighted to report that the Horniman Museum is reopening this week on Thursday 30 July. Visitors (including Members) will need to pre-book for a free, timed entry slot. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place, including hand sanitisation stations, an enhanced cleaning regime, updated signage and a one-way visitor route. Some attractions including the Aquarium and Butterfly House will remain closed initially, and some interactive exhibits have been removed or covered up. Free, advance booking required – horniman.ac.uk. Exhibitions and Displays Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs Extended to 3 January 2021 252 million years ago, in a period called the Permian, life on Earth was dominated by extraordinary creatures. It was a time of fearsome sabre-toothed predators, giant insects and bizarre-looking sharks. The Permian ended with a mass extinction that destroyed 90% of all life, paving the way for the Earth’s next great rulers… the dinosaurs. In this fascinating, family-friendly exhibition, which is travelling to the UK for the first time, you can discover more about this mysterious time period. …

Travels with my Camera

Coming soon to Jeannie Avent Gallery is this fascinating exhibition from Adrian Whittle: Travels with my Camera.  Starting on Thursday 3o July until Tuesday 11th August. Adrian explains the background to his exhibition: “The exhibition focuses on street photography and portraits from Cuba, India and Myanmar as well as a few from other countries. I am interested in the stories of everyday people and my approach is to spend time talking to the subjects of the photographs before taking my camera out. People are often willing to open up and to talk about their lives, their work and their families. Some also want to know about me and ask quite searching questions about family relationships and circumstances. Wherever possible I try to print copies of the pictures and give them to the people who have so generously given me their time. I have come to know a few of these people quite well and try to catch up with them on return visits to India and Myanmar.” Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, East …

Dulwich Picture Gallery: What’s On

As the outdoor spaces, pop-up shop and café have now reopened, here is a round up of what is happening at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. As the world’s first purpose built art gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed for the public to enjoy – and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our gardens as they burst into life this summer. Here are some highlights of what you can enjoy on your visit. Experience great art and architecture A visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery’s gardens provides a great opportunity to explore art and architecture in one setting. See Peter Randall Page’s outdoor sculpture Walking the Dog (pictured in the foreground above). Carved out of granite, the design echoes the frieze on the Gallery exterior. Why not also take a moment to appreciate the intricate patterns, lines and shadows of our iconic building, designed by late-Georgian architect Sir John Soane? Picnic in the gardens The Gallery Café is back offering a takeaway menu of delicious food and drink which you can enjoy with friends and …

Comtemporary Jewellery Showroom Now Open

Goldsmith and diamond setter Isabelle Capitain opened the doors to her new gallery and workshop in East Dulwich last month. Isabelle has taken over from long term East Dulwich jewellers Davies & Vaughan. Her minimal contemporary fine jewellery is entirely handmade in the galleryʼs workshop. Traditionally trained at the work bench, Isabelle welcomes bespoke commissions and hand-making fine jewellery to clientsʼ specifications is at the heart of her business. Her designs are strongly influenced by the famous art school Bauhaus with clean lines and subtle detailing. In addition to her own work the gallery will showcase exciting contemporary jewellery by artists from across the UK. The gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 5 and by appointment. www.isabelle-capitain.co.uk

The Last Word – Tarik Francis

  In the July issue of SE22, local resident and business owner Tarik Francis had the last word.  See what he had to say:     How long have you lived in the area? I am a newbie to East Dulwich.  I was lucky enough to take over High Vibe Fitness Studio which has been keeping people healthy for 10 years, but I am a South Londoner born and breed. What brought you here? When I was looking for a place to call home East Dulwich was one of few places that ticked all the boxes; with the right business, strong community and a huge amount of diversity.  I am very happy to have made that decision. What has changed most during that time? During these unpresented times it has been great to see what I thought was a strong community become even stronger with all local business and people pulling together. With great acts of unselfishness from heroes such as one of our High Vibe Tribe members Victoria #saveeastdulwich. The most famous person you’ve seen or …