The Dulwich Festival Celebrates Its 20th Year
What do street artists, chamber musicians and an adventurer have in common? They are all coming to Dulwich this May as part of the 20th Dulwich Festival! With a host of events to whet your cultural appetite, this year’s Festival runs from the 10th to 19th May and will be bigger and better than ever before.
The StreetArt festival is back by popular demand after the amazing reception street artist Stik enjoyed when he brightened up the streets of Dulwich with his inventive and lively ‘Stik’ men. This year’s Festival includes a series of StreetArt workshops and a special outdoor recreation of ‘Museums At Night’ events, with live street art being created under the cover of darkness.
Tempted to unleash your adventurous side? Then Jason Lewis’ talk introducing his new book – The Expedition: Dark Waters – is a must. Jason’s heart-stopping rendition of his extraordinary human-powered circumnavigation of the earth will have you gripped. Taking 13 years, 2 months and 24 days, Jason’s journey cost him two broken legs and blood poisoning in the Pacific. Come to The Old Library, Dulwich College on 13th May at 7.30pm to hear more.
The Artists’ Open House programme is the perfect opportunity to purchase unique art works while having a private view of the artists’ studios and houses during the weekends of the Festival. A well-loved favourite, this year’s programme has pottery, paintings and handmade jewellery a-plenty.
Those with an ear for good music will be tempted by the Dante Quartet’s sublime chamber music programme. Playing at the atmospheric Christ’s Chapel in an evening co-presented with the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery on 15th May at 7.30pm, the quartet’s performance is set to be a real treat!
The Festival programme has many other delights in store including a lively walks and talks programme. As the Festival approaches this 20th anniversary year, it is a time to reflect on the amazing dedication and energy of the many people who have helped to make the Festival what it is today. Friendships are forged in this tremendous joint endeavour. If you would like to lend a hand to make this year's Festival extra special, please do contact the team.
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