Two Concerts for Dulwich Helpline!
Following last year’s hugely successful fundraising concert in Alleyn’s brand new theatre, local charity Dulwich Helpline has another musical treat lined up for you this Spring by way of Bowjangles! This is a classically trained professional string quartet with a difference who will be bringing their energetic all-singing, all-dancing (yes, really!) dazzling stage show to Dulwich! Come and be thoroughly entertained on Saturday 24th April in the Michael Croft Theatre, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, SE22. The performance will start at 7.30 p.m. and tickets priced at £15 (£12 concessions) will be available from Dulwich Helpline (020 8299 2623) from mid-March, so save that date now!
Bowjangles use energetic dance, vaudeville comedy and song to introduce classical instruments and music to audiences young and old. They have performed around the world and are also one of the most popular groups of Covent Garden-based street entertainers, regularly performing to thousands of delighted tourists!
On Sunday 28th March at 6 p.m. in the Holst Hall, James Allen’s Girls’ School, East Dulwich Grove, the James Allen Community Orchestra (JACO) will be giving a concert in aid of local charity Dulwich Helpline. There is now a well-established partnership between the two organisations and this will be the orchestra’s sixth concert in respect of this. The evening’s programme will comprise Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Eroica). Tickets priced at £7 (Concessions - £5) can be obtained by sending a stamped-addressed envelope and cheque (payable to “JAGS”) to “Music Department, JAGS, East Dulwich Grove, London SE22 8TE”.
JACO is a vibrant high-calibre orchestra made up of local professional and non-professional musicians. They currently perform twice-yearly, and they always play major works from the orchestral repertoire.
Dulwich Helpline, founded in 1993, is a small local charity providing friendly volunteer support for over 300 isolated older people living in Dulwich and neighbouring areas. Through their team of excellent volunteers, they offer practical help with escorted shopping, gardening, odd jobs, and transport. They also provide social and emotional support through befriending visits, and a variety of activity and friendship groups.
The charity has recently introduced a Friends Scheme and if you’d like to become a Friend of Dulwich Helpline, please contact them for a Friends form on 020 8299 2623. You will receive their quarterly Newsletter and will be kept up-to-date on their various events.