Dulwich Festival is back live and in person, following its move online due to the pandemic. The 29th Festival offers forty events, many of them free, with a diverse programme of art, music, literature, comedy, walks, talks and more.
The Dulwich Society is hosting four local history events. On 14 and 15 May, Ian McInnes is guiding two walks around Dulwich's Mid Century modern estates as a complement to his recently published book 'Dulwich: Mid Century Oasis'. And on 18 May Brian Green will give a talk, 'Hell's Bells', about the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Bell House during World War Two, in person with an online talk following a week later on 25 May. You can book for these and other events here.
Artists Open House bookends the Festival as usual, offering over 400 local artists in 180 venues. Participants include Bell House which is opening its doors to show works from more than 30 artists, and designer turned sculptor, Nicole Farhi, who will exhibit in the home of Dulwich Prep London’s first female Head Master, Louise Davidson. Details of all the artists exhibiting can be found here.