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In Village Ward the Society was successful in obtaining funds for a new pedestrian crossing in Gallery Road by ‘Lovers Walk’ as well as more works to posts and chains, and additional works to the Mark Evison memorial bench in the Village. In College Ward we received funding for two replacement width restrictor posts on Hunts Slip Road and a contribution towards the upgrading of the terrace to the Crystal Palace Subway. All three wards agreed to contribute towards the production of a leaflet guide to the Society’s World War 2 memorial plaques.
The Society will be holding a public meeting at the Crown and Greyhound on the 18 March to discuss the future of Dulwich’s open spaces.
Unfortunately Shepherds have said that they are no longer interested in taking over the post office. We wait to hear from Post office Counters on what they propose as an alternative. Meanwhile the existing Post Office remains open.
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Thursday 9th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society – Lecture – Paintings inspired by Music and Music Inspired by Paintings: Peter Medhurst. James Allen’s Girls’ School 6th Form centre 8pm.
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society – Lecture – The Vikings : Barbara Askew. James Allen’s Girls’ School 6th form centre. 8pm
Wednesday 4th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition opens- Art and Life -Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray. Curated by the Nicholson’s grandson, Jovan.
Sunday 8th Dulwich Helpline - Cake and Book Sale at 97 Dulwich Village
Tuesday 10th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture - Muhummad’s Biography: Islam and Revisionist History- by Mailise Ruthven. Linbury Room 10.30am £10.
Talk by Bernard Victor - History of the Hollywood Musicals from1920-195 0 illustrated with music and pictures. Lecture Hall, Dulwich Library 2.00pm. Admission Free. Tea and biscuits served.
Wednesday 11th Dulwich Society Public Meeting - Making the most of our road space - Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich Village, meeting room 8pm.
Thurs 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture: Art & Illusion: Picture Puzzles from Mesopotamia to Magritte. James Allen's Girls' School, 8pm; see www.ddfas.org.uk
Sunday 15th Dulwich Helpline - Garden Safari - map and tickets £5 to visit all 5 gardens, from Fountain House, 17 Sydenham Hill SE 26 2pm-6pm refreshments available.
Dulwich Helpline - Open Garden - North House, Dulwich Village, 5pm-8pm
Tuesday 24th Dulwich Society Garden Group annual visit, this year to the RHS gardens at Wisley. Booking essential.
Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture - Shakespeare: Playwright and Prophet- Jenny Stevens. Linbury Room 10.30am £10
Sunday 29th Dulwich Helpline - Sunset Soirée- 39 College Road, A summer evening in a beautiful garden with wine, music and canapés.6.30pm - 8.30pm
Tuesday 1st Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture - Joseph Lister: Medical Revolutionary - Lord McColl of Dulwich. Linbury Room 10.30am £10
Saturday 5th Dulwich Players present The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare at 12 noon in the garden of Dulwich Picture Gallery Tickets £12 seated, £7 on the grass/bring your own chair.
The Dulwich Choral Society Concert ‘ WHITE NIGHTS; A RUSSIAN CELEBRATION at All Saints Church, West Dulwich. 7.30pm Music by Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Chesnokov,Rachmaninov,
Sunday 6th Dulwich Players present The Comedy of Errors at 12 noon and 3pm. In the garden of Dulwich Picture Gallery
Tuesday 8th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture - Galileo: Science, Religion Philosophy : Maurice Finocchiaro. Linbury room 10.30am £10.
Thursday 10th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture: The History of Gardens through Art & Society from the Nile to the Seine. James Allen's Girls' School, 8pm; see www.ddfas.org.uk
Saturday 12th Dulwich Players present The Comedy of Errors at 12 noon and 5pm in the American Garden, Dulwich Park. Tickets £7 on the grass/bring your own chair.
Sunday 13th July Dulwich Players present The Comedy of Errors at 12 noon and 5pm in the American Garden, Dulwich Park
Tuesday 9th The Dulwich Society event – Bats, Buildings and Bubbly
Wednesday 24th September Dulwich Society Trees Group – Visit to Kew Gardens
Thursday 9th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture The Legacy of Abraham through Art and Tradition by Anne Davison. James Allen’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre 7.30 for 8.00pm See www.ddfas.org.uk for details
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Rembrandt: Family, Faces and Friends by Hilary Williamson. James Allen’s Girls’ School Sixth Form Centre 7.30 for 8.00pm
Saturday 15th -Sunday 16th Dulwich Quilters Exhibition 2014 at The Old Library, Dulwich College, Dulwich SE21 7LD. 10am – 5pm. Admission £3 (children free) includes programme. Parking , teas and sales table.
Sunday 30th Dulwich Chamber Choir presents A Concert of Carols for Advent, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Carols for Choir and for Audience. St Faith’s Church, Red Post Hill 6.30pm
Wednesday 3rd Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery - Hand Down - Edmund de Waal and Chris Keenan in discussion - De Waal describes himself as “a potter who writes”. Chris Keenan was an actor and became Edmund’s first apprentice. 7 for 7.30pm £16 including glass of wine Linbury Room.
Saturday 6th at 7.30 pm Dulwich Choral Society presents JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (parts 1,2, 3 and 6), conducted by Aidan Oliver in the magnificent historic Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Period-instrument orchestra Sinfonia Britannica - Elin Manahan Thomas - soprano, Catherine Backhouse - mezzo soprano, Andrew Tortise - tenor, Jonathan Brown - bass
All tickets £20 (£13 for under 16s) from the ORNC Box Office (visit ornc.org and search for Bach) or phone 0208269 4799
Sunday 7th Creation - The Dulwich Mystery Play adapted from traditional medieval dramas by Tricia Thorns. St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, SE21 2.30pm and 5pm. Admission free
Monday 8th Gallery Film - Irma la Douce (1963) with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine 7.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. Bar opens 7pm £9
Wednesday 17th at 7.30pm Dulwich Players present The Wolves of Willoughby Chase St Barnabas Hall, Dulwich Village also on Friday 19th at 7:30pm, Saturday 20th at 3pm and 7pm Monday 22nd at 7:30pm Tickets (preview) : £5 17th December, 19th, 20th & 22nd December : £8 (£10 on the door) / £5 (under 18s) Tel: 07936 531356 Email:
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture -ROMAN TOWN PLANNING: CITIES FOR THE CITIZEN (Geoffrey Toms) 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Centre. See www.ddfas.org.uk.
Saturday 14th at 7.30pm. A Sequence for Lent. All Saints Church, Rosendale Road. Concert by The Ionian Singers, Timothy Salter conductor/organ. J.S.Bach (Jesu meine Freude), Byrd, Purcell, Fauré (In Paradisum), Rubbra (Motets for Maundy Thursday), Warlock. Tickets £12 (£10 concs) at the door or from 020 8693 1051
Saturday 28th 7.30 pm at St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue. Dulwich Choral Society, with professional soloists, will perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. Neither small nor solemn! Moving and energetic, with beautiful melodies showcasing Rossini's great contrapuntal skill. Tickets £16 (£8 for under 17s) from The Art Stationers (Dulwich Village), South London Music (Grove Vale) or phone 0207 7274 2349.
Thursday 9th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - TAKE A SEAT: TRENDS IN 20th CENTURY FURNITURE DESIGN (Deborah Lambert) 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Centre. See www.ddfas.org.uk
Saturday 18th Come and Sing the Verdi Requiem! A workshop day, with our friendly choir, conducted by Aidan Oliver and culminating in a performance with professional soloists. Open to all, from those who wish an introduction to the work to singers who want to deepen their appreciation of it.
Dulwich Opera Company will present a staged performance of Puccini's La Bohème at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, West Dulwich. (see separate notice on poage ? for details)
Monday 27th Dulwich Society AGM at St Barnabas Church Community Suite, Calton Avenue, SE21 7DG. 8pm
Thursday 14th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - THE ARTISTIC TRADITIONS OF TIBET & THE HIMALAYAS (Jasleen Kandhari) 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Centre. See www.ddfas.org.uk.
Thursday 11th Dulwich Decoirative & Fine Arts Society lecture ARMENIAN CULTURE AND MONUMENTS (Pauline Chakmakjian)n 7.30 for 8pm, James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Centre. See www.ddfas.org.uk.
Saturday 13th Dulwich Chamber Choir Summer Concert: All Saints Church, Rosendale Road, 7.30pm. Handel's The King Shall Rejoice, Pizzetti's Messa di Requiem and Bach's Cello Suite No.2 played by Tim Hewitt-Jones. Tickets £15 Concessions: £10
Thursday 9th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - LATE ANTIQUITY IN THE NEAR EAST - THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN WORLD (Sam Moorhead)7.30 for 8pm, James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Centre. See www.ddfas.org.uk.
Wednesday 23rd September - Coach trip to Cambridge University Botanic Gardens - departing at 9am from Dulwich Picture Gallery (College Rd.entrance). The cost of £33 includes entrance to the Botanic Gardens and a one and a half hour guided tree walk. Everyone is welcome. To book a place, please send a cheque payable to The Dulwich Society to the Trees Committee secretary, 7 Pickwick Rd SE21 7JN. Any queries can be emailed to
The Council has now agreed to replace the pedestrian island at the east end of Burbage Road following a CGS (Cleaner Greener Safer) bid from the Society. Consultation letters should be circulated to those residents directly affected next week.
There will be a drop in session on the Chinese ZhongRong Group’s proposed reconstruction of the Crystal Palace building. It will be held at the ‘Living Water Satisfies Café’, 46-48 Westow Street, on Tuesday 10 December between 2:00pm and 8:00pm.
The Herne Hill Christmas Fair will celebrate the reopening of Herne Hill after the flood. It takes place on Saturday, 14 December from 11am till 5pm and will be a great chance to support the hard hit local businesses. There will be gifts, a vintage and arts and crafts market, a non-traditional Santa’s grotto, plus children’s entertainers, local bands and carols.
The Carol Sing-a- Long at St Barnabas Church is on Sunday, 15 December between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. This is a new event with mulled wine and mince pies to sustain the singers whilst they reprise all the old favourites and also plenty of time to mix and chat. You are invited to come along with your children, friends or grandchildren and there will be a collection for Shelter with Barclays Bank agreeing to match donations up to a maximum of £750.
This popular annual multi-faith Carol service will feature local resident Jenny Agutter amongst the readers and takes place on Tuesday, 17 December at 6.30 pm at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road West Dulwich SE21 8JY
A Winter Wonderland Experience featuring Santa’s Grotto will be held at College Lodge in Dulwich Park from 7–23 December in support of Whippersnappers’ work for Children With Disabilities. Further information is available at http://whippersnappers.org/news/