After a hugely successful launch night, the Festival is in full swing! Plan ahead, as there is lots to look forward today, especially for families. Day in the Village includes the Belair House Picnic Day, Sustainable Stalls Market with Pexmas, a Wild Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Village Orchard with the London Wildlife Trust, Dulwich Picture Gallery Open Day and the Festival’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition, at the former Biff shop. Plus… the first ever Festival Fringe at Alleyns, with a multitude of musical, dramatic and artistic productions available to all, for free! But… don’t let kids have all the fun! Strictly Swing with King Groovy and Horn Stars are playing at St Barnabas tonight, so dust off your dancing shoes and prepare for a superb evening of entertainment! Don’t forget to visit the Dulwich Festival website before heading out, to ensure you have tickets… even free events are ticketed!
Artists fling open their doors this weekend for Artist Open House so be sure to plan your route! Remember to check dates when checking the website and catalogue, as many artists may only be participating over one weekend. Highlights this year include fantastic glass pieces by Peter Layton, Sophie Layton and London Glassblowing, a collective of artists at Kingswood Arts, sculptures by Sarah Tombs & Myles Mansfield, a number of medias from the creative community at Havelock Walk, and, of course, the cover artist for this year’s catalogue, Catherine Macleod.
We’d love to see your photos from the day – be sure to tag us @dulwichfestival and @artistopenhse on Instagram!