Bell House

Dulwich may be famous for its many schools within a small area, but there are plenty of opportunities for all members of the family to take part in activities or attend events.

Bell House is a volunteer led charity that provides creative learning for people of all ages and backgrounds. Set in the heart of Dulwich Village it is based in a Grade II listed large Georgian house. 

Interesting fact: Bell House was built in 1767 for Thomas Wright who was Lord Mayor of London 1785. The house gets its name from the striking bell tower. If a fire broke out, the bells of Bell House and Dulwich College chapel were rung to gather help in pumping water for the village fire engine

The Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts a large number of opportunities for children, adults and families to engage with art. Full details of events can be found on their website.

Alleyn’s School hosts numerous events that are open to all – their Live Events series includes famous authors, comedians and radio and television personalities.

James Allen’s Saturday School for the Performing Arts (Jasspa) was started at James Allen’s Girls School in 1993. Jasspa offers specialist music tuition on Saturdays during term time and courses that take place during the school holidays. Jasspa is also home to the South London Youth Orchestra, which is actually 4 different orchestras catering for all ranges of ability with 300+ members from across London and the South East.

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