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British Surrealism virtual exhibition

From this Friday, anyone can experience Dulwich Picture Gallery’s acclaimed British Surrealism exhibition for free online, with a virtual walk through produced with The Net Gallery. Championing the British artists that contributed to the iconic surrealist movement, this major exhibition features over 70 eclectic artworks from 42 artists, including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Ithell Colquhoun, Conroy Maddox and many more. The Gallery hope this gives as many people as possible the chance to experience this fantastic show (which sadly had a shorter run than expected). While the virtual exhibition is free, they encourage online visitors to make a donation (the standard entry ticket price is £15) to help support the Gallery as they face unprecedented financial challenges in the wake of COVID-19. Find out more here. Conroy Maddox, Onanistic Typewriter I, 1940, Photo credit: The Murray Family Collection (UK & USA). Given with the kind permission of the artist’s daughter.

Local fundraiser House Sale

Local fundraiser Lesley’s house items sale on driveway, all welcome, for mental health in sport charity Dulwich resident, and professional netball coach Lesley Tischler, has hit on a novel fundraising idea to raise much needed funds for a charity close to her heart. On planning for an upcoming house move, Lesley realised that although she has items she’s enjoyed having around her for many years, this was time for a thorough sort out. And who could better benefit from the sale of Lesley’s items than the mental health in sport charity Sporting Minds UK. Lesley said “I’m really pleased to be able to support the charity in this way. As a performance netball coach I see the pressured environment in which our young sportspeople operate. They need to know that there are independent experts out there that they can get in touch with when they need some support. I was planning to run the London Marathon in aid of the charity back in May, which obviously got cancelled. So as I’m moving house soon, rather …

Local resident sets up new raffle

Local resident Esme a.k.a East Dulwich Mummy,  is raising money for two causes by running a local raffle. 50% to Nimble Arts Holiday Club and 50% to the London Air Ambulance charity. We caught up with Esme to find out more: I am a local mum raising money for a local business owner, Catherine Burgis (pictured) who owns Nimble Arts Holiday Club. I felt compelled to set up the raffle because Cath is an absolutely amazing individual. She is the eternal optimist and very selfless and kind. I have known her for six years (my sons attend Nimble Arts holiday club every school holiday and love it). Cath is the director of a limited company, so has had to rely on savings to get by throughout the Covid-19 lockdown period (as the face-to-face holiday club could not open over Easter or May half term, leading to a huge loss of income for her and her employees) and small donations from people doing the virtual holiday club. No government help has been available for Cath or  her employees as …

Link Age Southwark launches Bloomin’ Lovely

Local charity Link Age Southwark has launched a brand new project with the aim of bringing colour and nature back to the lives of older people in Southwark, but they need your help to make it happen. Bloomin’ Lovely is a fundraiser with a vision of gifting plants to older people who have been unable to leave their homes for many weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the pandemic, the charity have been supporting over 60s who have been unable to do any kind of shopping, which includes buying plants and flowers to spruce up their homes and gardens. This project aims to raise funds to deliver bedding plants, a bunch of flowers or a houseplant to show our older friends that the local community hasn’t forgotten them. A willing band of volunteer gardeners will deliver the plants and can also offer practical help with planting and tidying garden spaces to ensure our older friends’ gardens aren’t left untended. The charity’s fundraising goal is £5,000 which is being raised through an online crowdfunder page …

July Magazines Out Today!

Our July magazines are being distributed today.  Each magazine (SE21, SE22 & SE23) is available to read as a flipzine.  Please do free free to share them with your friends and family. Local charity Link Age Southwark has launched a brand new project with the aim of bringing colour and nature back to the lives of older people in Southwark, but they need your help to make it happen.  You can read all about the Bloomin’ Lovely campaign in each magazine . Suzanne James is back with a wonderful recipe.  Janine Winlaw is back with her gardening tips.  Leanne Spencer talks about how the lockdown has changed her exercise routine.  Becca Teer is back with a very relevant article including Mindset Tips for Coping with Change. Local photographer Julia Hamilton took to the streets of East Dulwich to photograph our High Street Heroes last month; look out for part two. The Last Word features Vivien Piercy in SE21, Tarik from High Vibe in SE22 and Orlene Henry in SE23.  They make for an interesting read. This …