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Florence “Flo” Smith-Now & Then

Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then – Bell House, Dulwich – Saturday 19 Sept 2020 @ 3pm Produced by Kick In The Head Written & Directed by Christopher Saul With Ursula Mohan as Flo Smith After the huge successes of Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell, South East based theatre company, Kick In The Head Productions, are bringing the highly acclaimed play, Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then to Bell House in Dulwich. The show is based on the book of the same name written by Christopher Saul and taken from the real-life audio recordings he made of his paternal grandmother, Flo Smith, when he was a drama student working on his dissertation. He sat in her cosy living room in North London, drinking copious amounts of tea and listening avidly while spool after spool of his tape recorder was filled with her recollections. From the Boer War to The Summer of Love, Flo Smith, daughter, sister, wife, mother, widow and grandmother recalls with horror, humour, tears and joy those turbulent …

Preparing for University 

Educational charity Bell House are putting together a week-long series of online events, workshops and open discussions to give support, guidance and a chance to share experiences with anyone navigating the unique landscape of higher education in 2020 and beyond. With sessions exploring everything from looking after mental health while at university, to alternatives to the traditional gap year, there’s a trove of insight and discussion on offer for all entering the world of higher education this autumn – whether you’re a parent, school leaver or current student. Dates and times for each session are listed below, with some yet to be confirmed. These will be updated and can be viewed at the Preparing for University hub on Bell House’s website (accessible here: http://www.bellhouse.co.uk/preparing-for-university). Full schedule: How to Stay Mentally Healthy at University, Thursday 3rd September, 11am What does mental resilience look like at university? Join Sara, counsellor at Oxford University, for an interactive session where she draws on her experiences of working with students to offer practical thoughts on what to do to take …

Dulwich Street Art Walk

The new street art works popping up over the last few months have been reflecting the sign of the times. Lockdown has given us a chance to hugely appreciate the NHS – as in the shutters (painted by Atila) on Rise & Bloom and next door at Barry’s shop on Barry Road. We’ve been shopping local and travelling less, helping us pause and think about our consumption and climate change – as in Ant Carver’s Extinction Rebellion message of decaying woman and flowers mural on Felbrigg Road. Ingrid Beazley set a precedent for great street art in our community with her very ambitious “Baroque the Streets” idea bringing world reknown international artists to the area. Ingrid passed this project my way, just as a few works needed repairing and saving such as Stik’s “Couple in a Landscape” Hansler Road, and the 3 by Mrs Robinson, destined for the skip!  Even Conor Harrington’s “Fight Club” characters have a new anti-graffitti coating to preserve this iconic East Dulwich masterpiece. Repairs funding thanks to Southwark Council. It’s a …

Crystal Palace Festival

Coming this weekend, the Crystal Palace Festival will be live streamed on the 15 & 16 August. They have recently announced some very special guests for the show which will be beaming live to your homes and gardens from the Upper Norwood Library Hub! Alongside a fabulous programme of Crystal Palace and south London artists, don’t miss these brilliant musicians and comedians: Kingdem – Rodney P & Blak Twang 2019’s Kingdem tour saw three of UK Hip Hop’s most heavyweight artists join forces for an explosive experience but now sadly Ty, one of the UK’s most prolific and beloved rappers, is no longer with us. Rodney P and Blak Twang reuniting for a very special performance of Kingdem material, celebrating Ty’s huge impact and talent tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/the-kingdem-rodney-p-ty-blak-twang/ Marcus Brigstocke The organisers are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Marcus Brigstocke, comedian, writer and broadcaster. He was the BBC New Comedian of 1996, and is a regular at the Edinburgh festival, where his shows have included Planet Corduroy, The Museum Of Everything, and The Award Winning Show. He once had a #11 chart …

Look Out Exhibition

‘Look Out’, a solo exhibition by Conceptual Artist, Laura Hepworth at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in East Dulwich, South East London. Opening Thursday 13th -31st August, on weekdays from 11:30-5:30pm and Saturdays from 10-5pm. Then, Sundays from 11-4pm. Get free by transforming your surroundings, look out and see a changing world. A world full of energy felt consciously and unconsciously. How does that make you feel? And in what way would you express those feelings if you were given the chance to? ‘Look Out’ visualises the joining of two acts, transference and transformation. Tools such as these are used to shift our perception on the way our own emotive language can be represented, sublimating into colour and mark making. Through this, Hepworth breathes energy into her lockdown collection ‘In Between’, as the exhibition celebrates the process of Laura’s artistic journey, in relation to her own mental health and grief and the freedom the artist has found within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.  You’re invited to the Private View Of ‘Look Out’ by Laura at the …