All posts tagged: dulwich

Link Age Southwark Online Pet Contest

Link Age Southwark is excited to announce their first ever Online Pet Contest. Our pets have brought us so much joy over these last few months, so if you have a dapper doggy or a loyal furry friend now is your chance to showcase them! The contest will open on Sunday 13th September and you will have one week to submit your photos, with entries closing on Sunday 20th September. There will be five categories – including ‘Most Adorable’ and ‘Owner/Pet Lookalikes’ – and we have some excellent local judges on board to choose the winners for us. As the event is a fundraiser to help fund Link Age Southwark’s vital services for older people and people with dementia in Southwark, they are asking for donations of £3 per category to enter, or you can enter all 5 for £10. You will be able to submit your entry via the Link Age Southwark Facebook events page or by email. Visit Link Age Southwark’s website where you will find all the details. We look forward to …

The Last Word – Ursula Mohan

Ursula Mohan started her career at 15 and has been a working actress ever since. She is delighted to be performing FLO in FLORENCE SMITH – NOW AND THEN in the gardens of Bell House. How long have you lived in the area? We moved to Dulwich in 1987. What do you most value about the area you live in? Our tree lined road and good transport links. If I am in a play it is bonus to feel safe walking home from the bus or train. We are lucky to have friendly and supportive neighbours and to be near the lovely Dulwich Park. There is also a glorious silver birch tree outside our front door. What has changed most during that time? When we first moved here Lordship Lane was a down to earth place with inexpensive property, a police station, and simple high street shops. Now it’s got coffee shops, restaurants, bars, clothes and gift shops as well as a wonderful cinema. Unrecognizable! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? When I was …

The Luna Cinema is back in Dulwich Park

The Luna Cinema’s 12th consecutive open-air film season has returned in a brand new socially spacious way! After a somewhat turbulent few months for cinema, when it appeared only drive in screens might see the light of day this year, film fans across the country (and those without cars) can now look forward to summer evenings in gorgeous settings, enjoying great films on giant screens under the stars. The Luna Cinema was founded in 2008 by George Wood with a showing of Some Like It Hot at Dulwich Park.  In fact it was the readers of SE21 and SE22 magazines who chose the very first film!  So we are delighted that we have five fantastic nights to chose from this month: 16 Sep – Joker @ 7.30pm 17 Sep – Jo Jo Rabbit @ 7.30pm 18 Sep – Rocketman @ 7.30pm 19 Sep – The Greatest Showman @ 7.30pm 20 Sep – Pretty Woman @ 7.30pm   George Wood, founder of The Luna Cinema, said: “As much as we have fully embraced drive in format, …

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 …

Garden Talk with Janine Winlaw

Plants adapted to climate change With summers generally getting hotter, it makes sense to use plants in the garden that once established won’t need regular watering. Beth Chatto’s gravel garden and the RHS Hyde Hall’s dry garden, both in Essex, are fantastic examples of drought-tolerant planting. This kind of planting is especially useful in front gardens that get watered less, or south facing gardens. Drought-tolerant plants often originate from hot, dry environments and have adapted in different ways to cope with the conditions. They also tend to like well-drained soil, so add grit or sand to clay soils. Grey or silver-leaved plants conserve water by reflecting the sun. Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s ears) with its woolly silvery low growing leaves is a lovely example of this (S. ‘Silver Carpet’ has smaller neater leaves than S. ‘Big Ears’). Convolvulus cneorum is a fab small evergreen sub shrub with shiny silvery leaves and masses of white flowers throughout the summer, and Ballota pseudodictamnus is a more unusual evergreen sub-shrub with rounded furry grey-white leaves. Sun-loving cistus varieties with …