Dulwich Festival 2015 will soon be upon us with a programme choc-full of astonishing art work, moving musical performances, literary luminaries, all the fun of the fair, a delicious food trail and much more! This year’s Festival runs from 8th to 17th May 2015, and highlights include the Queen’s Six – a magnificent male a capella vocal group who are part of the permanent choir at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – making their debut at the Festival at Christ’s Chapel on Wednesday 13th May. Comedic delights come thick and fast on Saturday 9th May at Alleyns School in the form of Liam Williams’ hit show ‘Capitalism’, described by the Guardian as ‘shatteringly funny’ when it ran at the Edinburgh Festival, supported by Johny Pelham who was nominated as ‘Best Newcomer’ in the 2014 Chortle Awards.
The old favourites are there too: be sure to make time for the Festival’s ever popular fairs – with the Festival Fair on Goose Green running on Sunday 10th May and now in its 10th year, and the Dulwich Park Fair is back on Sunday 17th May. Stalls range from foodie delights, homemade trinkets to children’s face painting and donkey rides.
The much-loved Artists’ Open House will run over both weekends of the Festival (9-10th and 16th-17th May). Now in its 11th year, Artists Open House continues to attract a rich and varied assortment of art, including painting, photography, ceramics and much more – the perfect excuse to add to your art collection at home. When tummies start to rumble after pounding the pavements, the offerings from some of Dulwich’s best loved food stores and restaurants as part of the Festival’s Food Trail will come to the rescue, returning after it proved a hit with the foodies of Dulwich and beyond last year. A new addition this year will be the Love West Dulwich Fair on Saturday 16th May – a great excuse to discover this vibrant quarter of Dulwich.
Extraordinary Bodies, the UK’s only circus company to feature disabled and non-disabled performers comes to Southwark as part of the Festival. This inspirational company is working with our communities and will present the premiere of “Weighting” in Dulwich Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May – watch out for further details in the coming months.