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The Society has been having discussions with Southwark Council regarding Dulwich's unique finger post signs, many of which are looking worse for wear. Following the receipt of a grant from this year's Cleaner Greener Safer fund, a prototype of a new sign is being manufactured which should provide a more longer lasting installation than the traditional timber signs. They will look exactly the same but be made of a 'timber effect' recycled material around a steel core. The first sign should be installed on the Dulwich Village/Burbage Road roundabout at the end of January.
In the mean time, this week, the Council has gone around all the existing signs and carried out temporary repairs.
Thursday 10th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Fabulous Jewels and their famous owners by John Huxley Travis. 8pm James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Saturday 12th Dulwich Picture Gallery Study Day - "I was a rich man's plaything" - POP Art, its precursors and its legacy. 10.30am-3.30pm £29 includes morning coffee, a light buffet lunch and entry to the permanent collection.
Tuesday 5th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition - The Agony and the Ecstasy: Guido Reni's Saint Sebastians opens.
Thursday 14th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture King George III: The most cultured monarch, art collector and friend of America by Oliver Everett. 8pm James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Sunday 17th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition The Age of Enchantment - Beardsley, Dulac and their Contemporaries ends.
Tuesday 4th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture Joseph Wright of Derby - "The Spirit of the Industrial revolution" by Val Woodgate. Linbury Room 8pm £10
Wednesday 5th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Concert - Wihan Quartet String Quartets by Beethoven Op 18/4, Smetana, Dvorak Op 96 'American'. In the Gallery 7.30pm Tickets £20 (includes glass of wine)
Saturday 8th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Concert - Viva Flamenco: Juan Ramirez and his Troupe 7.30pm at St Barnabas Hall, Dulwich Village. Tapas from Barcelona Tapas on sale during the interval. Tickets £17. Children under 16 £10.
Sunday 9th Dulwich Going Greener - Practical Group Workshop in association with 'Food up Front'. To encourage people to grow food in the space they have available. 3pm Francis Peek Centre, Dulwich Park
Monday 10th Dulwich Subscription Concert - The Rautio Piano Trio. 7.30pm in The Old Library, Dulwich College. Tickets £15 concs £10 (tel Box Office 020 8761 6659)
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture The Islamic Garden in Architecture Painting and Poetry by Sarah Searight MA at 8pm at the James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Friday 14th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition Coming of Age of American Art 1850s - 1950s opens.
Saturday 15th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Treasures Roadshow with Paul Atterbury, Rupert Maas and Fergus Gambon. Two items per person. 5pm in the Gallery and the Linbury Room. Tickets £15
Tuesday 18th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture James Gillray - "A caterpillar on the green leaf of Reputation"by Val Woodgate. Linbury Room 8pm £10
Friday 21st Herne Hill Velodrome Southern Counties Cycling Union Good Friday Race Meeting 10.30am
Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th Saturday 5th The Dulwich Players Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Dulwich Society Garden Group: Talk and Practical Demonstration - "Plants and planting in a small town garden" by Tony Pizzoferro. 8pm The St Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue. Admission free, Refreshments.
Thursday 10th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture The Arts of Bloomsbury: Living in Squares, Loving in Triangles by Lady Marina Vaizey at 8pm at the James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Saturday 12th St Barnabas Church, Dulwich, 7.30pm. Viola player Michael Posner and cellist Julia Desbruslais of the Croydon-based London Mozart Players will be performing in concert together in aid of Cicely Saunders International and British Heart Foundation, including works by Beethoven, Offenbach, Rolla, Barrière, and Posner and Desbruslais’ own arrangements of traditional folk songs. Tickets priced £10 (adults), £6 (concessions) and £3 (children) are available from St Barnabas Parish Office on 020 8693 1524 or via
Sunday 13th Christ's Chapel, Dulwich Village. 6.30pm Choral Evensong with London Gallery Quire.
Tuesday 29th Dulwich Society Annual General Meeting 8pm St Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue.
Thursday 8th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture In Praise of Follies by Dr Celia Fisher at 8pmat the James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Saturday 10th Dulwich Festival - Dulwich Society Trees Walk in Dulwich Woods led by Letta Jones. Meet at top of Grange Lane 2pm. Tickets £3
Sunday 11th Dulwich Picture Gallery Focus Exhibition The Agony and the Ecstasy: Guido Reni's paintings of Saint Sebastian closes.
Tuesday 13th Dulwich Subscription Concert - The Aoyama Trio Flute, Viola and Harp. At 7.30pm The Old Library, Dulwich College. Tickets £15 concs £10 Tel Box Office 020 8761 6659.
Sunday 18th Dulwich Festival - Dulwich Society Local History 1 hour Walk 'War-torn East Dulwich'. Led by Brian Green. Meet at Dulwich Library 2.30pm Tickets £3 from the Box Office in advance.
Sunday 1st National Gardens Scheme – Gardens Open - 66a East Dulwich Road 12-pm and 167 Rosendale Road 2-6pm.
7.30 pm Sydenham International Music Festival – Concert – Endellion String Quartet with Susie Meszaros, viola. Martinu: String Quartet No 7, Mozart: Viola Quintet in G minor K 516, Mendelssohn: Viola Quintet No 1 in A Op 18. Tickets £13, £8.50 concs.
Friday 6th 7.30pm Concert – Salieri String Ensemble in aid of Dulwich Helpline Access to Art, Christ Church, Barry Road SE 22. Tickets £10 Te: 8761 4898 or on the door.
Saturday 7th 11am Sydenham International Music Festival – Concert – The Carnival of the Animals – St. Bartholomew Festival Orchestra conductor Robert Trory. Tickets £5
Sunday 8th National Gardens Scheme – Gardens Open – 142 Court Lane 2-6pm and North House, 93 Dulwich Village 2-6pm in aid of Dulwich Helpline, light refreshments and teas. Entrance £2.50 (children free)
Dulwich Picture Gallery Coming of Age of American Art ends.
Wednesday 11th 2.30pm Sydenham International Music Festival – Concert - Valerie Tryon, piano. Music of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann followed by Afternoon Tea. In aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. Tickets £8.50
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture – The New Golden Age: Sculpture since 1945 by Eric Shanes. James Allen’s Girls’ School 6th Form Centre 8pm
Sunday 15th National Gardens Scheme – Gardens Open - 103 & 105 Dulwich Village 2-5pm
7.30pm Sydenham International Music Festival – Concert – The London Mozart Players Valerie Tryon piano, Robert Trory conductor. Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor K466, Philip Sawyers: Symphony No 2 – World Premiere, Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major Op 92. Tickets £16, £10 concs.
Wednesday 18th National Gardens Scheme – Garden Open – 5 Burbage Road 6-8.30pm
Thursday 19th BBC Antiques Roadshow at Dulwich Picture Gallery 9.30am-4.30pm and from 7.00pm in the Gallery. Admission free.
Sunday 22nd National Gardens Scheme – Garden Open – South London Botanical Institute 2-5pm. London’s smallest botanical garden
Thursday 26th Dulwich Society Garden Group. Coach outing to ‘Nymans’ and ‘Squerryes Court’. Tickets £28 from Mrs Ina Pulleine, 1 Perifield, SE 21 8NG. Tel. 8270 5477 after 11.am
Saturday 28th Lambeth Orchestra – Concert- Prokofiev:Suite No2 Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No 1, Stavinsky: Petrushka(1947). Anthony Hewitt: piano. St Luke’s Church, Knights Hill, West Norwood.
Sunday 29th Dulwich Society Local History Walk – Byron, The Somme, lost railways and garden follies! – an historical walk through Dulwich Woods. Meet at the bottom of Cox’s Walk (opposite The Harvester PH, Dulwich Common) at 2.30pm. Free.
Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Saturday 5th Sunday 6th Shakespeare in Dulwich Picture Gallery Garden. The Dulwich Players Present – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5.30pm and 8.30p Sunday at 6pm.. Tickets £12 seated £6 on the grass ( Box Office tel 020 8670 0890 or The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.). Bar.
Sunday 6th National Gardens Scheme – Garden Open - 66a East Dulwich Road 12-6pm, 22 Scutari Road 2-6pm, 82 Wood Vale 2-5pm.
Wednesday 9th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition – Painting Family: The De Brays, Master Painters of 17th Century Holland – opens.
Thursday 10th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture – Psychology of a City: Architecture of St. Petersburg by Rosamund Bartlett. James Allen’s Girls’ School 6th Form Centre.
Saturday 12th Dulwich Picture Gallery Study Day with Valerie Woodgate – A Day with the Gods: Greek Myths and Legends in Art – 10.30am-3.30pm £29, £24 concs. Includes morning coffee and buffet lunch.
Tuesday 15th -Friday 18th Dulwich Picture Gallery Short Summer Course – Painting for the Petrified: an introduction to painting. Tutor Peter Astwood. 10.30am-4.00pm £85, £75 concs.
Sunday 10th National Gardens Scheme – Garden Open - 66a East Dulwich Road 12-6pm
Tuesday 12th-Friday 15th Dulwich Picture Gallery Short Summer Course - Land, Sea and Weather. Tutor Felicity Montaigu. £85, £75 concs.
Saturday 13th Concert – Enjoy an evening with Mahler Symphony No1 (Titan) with JAGS Community Orchestra, in aid of Dulwich Helpline. 7.30pm St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue. Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) on the door.
Thursday 18th Dulwich Picture Gallery – Celebrating Architecture – Talks about the Gallery architecture, music in the Gallery and short films in the Linbury Room. Architectural drawing classes in the Sackler Centre. Entry fee £5 (including Exhibition) from 6.30pm.
Sunday 21st Open House Weekend. Friends of Kingswood House. Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE 21 open from 1pm – 4.30pm. There will be talks on the history of Kingswood given by Patrick Darby at 2pm and 3.30pm. Cream teas available and the Beckenham Concert Orchestra will play on the terrace.
Sunday 12th The Peckham Society present The Theatres, Music Halls and Cinemas of Camberwell an illustrated talk by Richard Norman. 3pm at The Goose Green Centre, St John’s Church, Goose Green SE 22.
Thursday 16th Dulwich Picture Gallery – Celebrating Black History Week. Gospel singing, art classes and films will be themed. Entry fee £5 (includes Exhibition) from 6.30pm
Thursday 22nd, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th The Dulwich Players present Daisy Pulls It Off at 8pm and 4pm Saturday. Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Tickets from the Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Saturday 22nd Dulwich Picture Gallery Study Day The Changing Face of Nature – A History of British Landscape Art 10.30-3.30pm with Valerie Woodgate. £30 (£25 concessions) includes morning coffee and a fresh buffet lunch.
7.30pm Concert – The Ionian Singers Conductor Timothy Salter, harpist Daniel de-Fry. Music by Debussy, Fauré, Grieg, Holst, Lange-Muller, Ravel, Sibelius, Salter and Tournier. All Saints’ Church, Lovelace Road. 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (£5 students) to include interval wine, at the door or from 020 8693 1051.
Thursday 27th Dulwich Picture Gallery Director’s Exhibition Lecture. Ian Dejardin will speak on the Saul Steinberg exhibition. 12.30-1.30pm Linbury Room. Admission free, but suggested donation £3.
Dulwich Society Local History Group at 8pm – Cinema going in SE London: from the Electric Palace to the Multiplex. Illustrated talk by Allen Eyles. The Old Library, Dulwich College. Admission free to members and their guests.
Saturday 6th Dulwich Choral Society Concert - Carmina Burana by Carl Orff and The Passing of the Year, a virtuoso showpiece by the British composer Jonathan Dove at 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood. Tickets available on the door.
Thursday 11th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Glory to the New Born King: Depictions of the Nativity in European Art by James Lindow. James Allen’s Girls’ School 6th Form Lecture theatre at 8pm (coffee from 7.30pm) £7, students £1
Tuesday 16th Concordia Chamber Choir present a programme of Christmas Carols and Readings. Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich Village at 7pm. Entrance free - Retiring Collection for the Kingfisher Charity.
Monday 22nd Dulwich Choral Society - A programme of Christmas Music from across the ages at 6.30pm St Stephen’s Church, College Road, South Dulwich. Retiring collection in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice.
Wednesday 10th Dulwich Picture Gallery Education Department 10 week course Looking and Seeing - Use observation to develop and improve your watercolour skills. 3.15 - 6pm. £130 for course. Bookings to Becky Allen 020 8299 8732.
Thursday 11th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Vases and Volcanoes - Sir William Hamilton and his Collection by Jane Gardiner. James Allen's Girls School 6th Form Lecture theatre at 8pm
Wednesday 24th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition Canaletto in England: A Venetian Artist Abroad 1746-1755 opens.
Thursday 8th Dulwich decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Great Tarts in Art: High Culture and the Oldest Profession by Linda Smith. James Allen's Girls' School 6th Form Lecture Theatre at 8pm
Saturday 3rd My Real War 1914-? Play. Directed and adapted by Tricia Thorns. St Barnabas Community Suite, Calton Avenue at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (concs) £4 Tel: 020 8299 4593
Tuesday 6th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture Albrecht Dürer by Frank Woodgate. Linbury Room 7.45pm Admission £9
Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th Exhibition Lilian Clarke (1886-1934) South London Botanist and Educator. Dr Clarke was a Science mistress at JAGS from 1896-1926. She was one of the first women admitted as a Fellow of the Linnean Society. 10am-4.00pm at The South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, SE 24 9AQ. The Exhibition is also open on 15th and 17th March.
Thursday 8th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - 20th Century Design Classics: A survey of all aspects of design, architecture, furniture and the decorative and fine arts. By Peter Darty at 8pm at James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Thursday 22nd Dulwich Society Garden Group Lecture - 'Roses for Pleasure' by Ann Bird, President of the Royal National Rose Society. This illustrated lecture will cover all aspects of Rose cultivation and will also look at places, at home and abroad, where beautiful roses grow. At the St Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue, SE 21 at 8pm. Admission free
Saturday 24th Concert - 7.30pm Schütz the Seven Last Words from the Cross, Handel Messiah part 2. Ruth Holton soprano, Tim Garrard countertenor, Andrew King tenor, Andrew Copeman bass, Nicholas Ansdell-Evans organ. All Saints Concert Choir and Orchestra l David Williams leader, Timothy Penrose director. At All Saints Church, West Dulwich. Tickets £15 and £12 (concessions) Tel 020 8671 4455
Tuesday 27th The Dulwich Society Annual General Meeting at 8pm at St Barnabas Church Centre, Calton Avenue, SE 21.
Wednesday 28th Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Recital - Susan Tomes, piano. Mozart Rondo in A minor K511, Haydn Sonata in Eflat Hob, Chopin Ballade No1, and selected pieces 7.30pm in the Gallery. Tickets £20
Thursday 29th Friday 30th Saturday 31st The Dulwich Players present Top Girls by Carol Churchill at the Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College at 8pm. Tickets £6 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st Son of Man Play by Dennis Potter, directed by Tricia Thorns in St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue at 8.00pm No admission charge but Retiring Collection.
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Gallé, Lalique and their contemporary French glassmakers. By Diana Lloyd at 8pm at James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Sunday 15th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition - Canaletto in England ends
Thursday 26th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Concert - Malcolm Martineau and Jonathan Lemalu music of Schumann, Fauré, Bennett, Quilter. Arias from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Verdi. 7.30pm in the Gallery. Tickets £20
Sunday 29th Garden Open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme - 5 Burbage Road, SE 24. Garden Open 2pm-5pm. Sale of plants, cards and the famous home-made teas. Entry £2.50 children free.
Thursday 10th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - L.S. Lowry - A Visionary Artist. By Michael Howard at 8pm at James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Saturday 12th Dulwich Society Trees Walk in Sydenham Wells Park led by Letta Jones. Meet at the Park entrance in Wells Park Road 2.30pm
Saturday 19th Concert - Lambeth Orchestra Concert Series. Bax: Tintagel, Frederic Cliffe: Violin Concerto, Rutland Broughton : Symphony No. 3. At All Saints Church, West Dulwich at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6 children £1 at the door.
Until 24th June - South London Gallery - Group Exhibition - Stay Forever and Ever and Ever - Curated by Andrew Renton Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm. 65 Peckham Road SE 5.
Until 15 July Dulwich Picture Gallery - Exhibition - Artists' Self-Portraits from the Uffizi.
Sunday 3rd Sydenham International Music Festival - at 7.30pm The Endellion String Quartet performing Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy. St Bartholomew's Church, Westwood Hill, Sydenham. Tickets £12.50 concs. £8.50 Box Office tel: 020 8778 4701
Wednesday 6th Lecture - Modernism: designing a new world 1914-1939 Dulwich Picture Gallery Linbury Room 10.30am Tickets £10
Saturday 9th Sydenham International Music Festival - Children's Concert at 11.15am Hansel & Gretel by Humperdink. Soprana: Suzannah Clarke, mezzo-soprano : Emma Selway, Conductor: Robert Trory. At St Bartholomew's Church, Westwood Hill, Sydenham. Tickets £4. Box Office tel. 020 8778 4701
Sunday 10th Garden Open - North House, 93 Dulwich Village 2pm-5pm. Wheelchair access. Children welcome. Refreshments. Large mature garden with lawns, trees, climbing roses and flower beds. Garden Open in aid of National Gardens Scheme nominating Dulwich Helpline as the designated charity.
Southwark Concert Band - featuring the works of Holst and Grainger- including The Planets, First Suite in Eb ,Japanese Suite, Tuscan Serenade, County Derry Air. The Great Hall, Dulwich College at 7.00pm. Tickets £9 concs £5, children under 11 free Tel. 020 7733 6024 or on the door.
Wednesday 13th Lecture - Post- War Architecture of the 50s and 60s. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room 10.30am. Tickets £10
Thursday 14th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - "Mr Stubbs the Horse Painter" by Carolyn Leder at 8pm at James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Theatre
Saturday 16th Sydenham International Music Festival - St Bartholomew Festival Orchestra perform Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Brahms: Symphony No 4. at 7.30pm St Bartholomew's Church, Westwood Hill, Sydenham . Tickets £15, concs £10. Box Office tel. 020 8778 4701
Wednesday 20th Lecture - Post- Modernism and Beyond Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room 10.30 am. Tickets £10
Garden Open - 5 Burbage Road SE 24. Garden open 6pm-8.30 pm for charity within the National Gardens Scheme. Sale of plants and cards. Wine included in £3 entry (children free)
Friday 22nd Dulwich Picture Gallery Garden - Opera in the Gallery Garden - The Perfect Picnic, a light hearted operatic entertainment set to the music of Mozart and presented by Opera on the Run. 6.30pm for 7pm. BYO picnic supper for the interval or buy one from the Café for £11.75 per person. Garden open 6pm. Tickets £35 (chairs) £18 (sitting on the grass - bring your own rug!) includes glass pf champagne.
Sunday 24th Garden Safari - In aid of the Dulwich Helpline 5 gardens open in Dulwich 2pm-6pm. Programmes available on the day £6 (children 16 and under free) from North House, 93 Dulwich Village which will also provide refreshments and be the 'hub' garden for the event.
Wednesday 27th Dulwich Society Local History Walk - Ancient Fields and Historic Woods led by Brian Green assisted by members of the Wildlife and Trees sub-committees - A summer's evening walk through Dulwich fields and woods for those interested in the past or wildlife. Meet 7pm outside the Dulwich College PE Centre, Pond Cottages (note change of starting point). Binoculars recommended for bird watchers.
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Imperial Gardens of China by Dr Patrick Conner 8pm James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Theatre
Thursday 26th Summer Love - an evening of contemporary poetry Dulwich Picture Gallery Linbury Room (Café open from 7pm for light supper and snacks) Tickets £8
Wednesday 1st Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition - The Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits and their influence in Europe - Exhibition lasts until 4 November.
Sunday 19th Dulwich Picture Gallery - The Seaside Comes to the Gallery. Summer Family Day 12-4pm. A fun-packed afternoon of art workshops, donkey rides, Punch & Judy, storytelling. Admission £2
Until 4th November Dulwich Picture Gallery - The Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits and their influence in Europe
Tuesday 11th Dulwich Going Greener - New Tricks for Old Bricks: the best Green Building Ideas to improve your London Home - Talk by Russell Smith. 8pm upstairs at The Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich Village. Admission free.
Thursday 13th Dulwich Picture Gallery Director's Lecture - the Changing Face of Childhood: British Children's Portraits and their influence on Europe. Linbury Room 12.30-1.30pm
At 7pm at the Dulwich Picture Gallery - Jazz in the Garden - Charles Cary-Elwes, Esmé Howard and Friends. Morag McLaren soprano, and Kingsdale Steel Band
Saturday 15th-Sunday 16th London Open House Weekend. Dulwich Picture Gallery admission free (not including the Exhibition).
Christ's Chapel, Dulwich Village built 1616 open, see times in porch.
Friday 28th 13th London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert Haydn: Quartet in D, Op 64 no 5 "The Lark", Beethoven: Quartet in F minor Op 95 "Serioso", Glazunov: Three"Novellettes"Op 15, Prokofiev: quartet in F No 2 "Kabardinian". 8pm St. Faith's Community Hall, Red Post Hill SE 24. Tickets 0207 435 6232 or on the door
Wednesday 3rd at 7pm Dulwich Society Traffic and Transport Committee & Dulwich Going Greener - talk by Lynn Sloman on The Community Travel Plan. Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich Village.
Friday 5th 13th London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert Mozart; Clarinet Quintet in A K581, Jean Francaix: Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet, Spohr: Nonet in F Op 32 for wind and strings. 8pm St Faith's Community Hall, Red Post Hill SE 24. Tickets tel: 0207 435 6232 or on the door
Friday 12th Dulwich Society Private Visit to the Society of Antiquaries and the Exhibition in the Royal Academy Making History :Antiquaries in Britain. Conducted by Bernard Nurse MA, Archivist. Coach leaves from the Dulwich Picture Gallery at 6.30pm For Bookings see insert.(Numbers limited to 50)
13th London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor Op 101, Beach: Piano Quintet in F sharp minor Op 67, Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op 44. 8pm St Faith's Community Hall, Red Post Hill SE 24. Tickets tel: 0207 435 6232 or at the door
Wednesday 17th- Saturday 20th The Dulwich Players present - Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. 8pm Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Tickets £6-£8 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village or Tel 020 8693 4830
Friday 19th 13th London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert Haydn: Quartet in G minor Op 74 no 3 "Rider", Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio Op 10, Mendelssohn: String Octet in E flat Op 20. At 8pm at St Faith's Community Hall, Red Post Hill, SE 24. Tickets tel: 0207 435 6232 or at the door
Saturday 20th Lambeth Orchestra - Concert conducted by Christopher Fifield. Weber: Overture: Euryanthe, Reinecke: Violin Concerto in G minor Op.141, Brahms: Symphony No.3. 8pm All Saints Church, West Dulwich. Tickets £10, £8 (concessions), children £1 available on the door or in advance 07812 984236
Thursday 1st Dulwich Society Trees Committee visit to Wakehurst Place - 'Kew in the Country'. Guided tree walk in the woodland to see the spectacular autumn colour and time to explore the winter garden and Millennium Seed Bank. (For booking details see insert)
Thursday 15th Dulwich Society Local History Group presents an evening entertainment of 'Dulwich in Literature: readings about Dulwich from historical sources, diaries, poetry and fiction. 8pm the Old Library, Dulwich College
Wednesday 28th Until 17th February Dulwich Picture Gallery - Beardsley, Dulac and their Contemporaries
Thursday 29th Dulwich Picture Gallery Director's Lecture - the Age of Enchantment: Beardsley, Dulac and their Contemporaries. Linbury Room 12.30-1.30pm
Saturday 1st Dulwich Choral Society conducted by Aidan Oliver performs Handel's Messiah at 7.30pm at All Saints' Church, West Dulwich. Tickets from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village or South London Music tel. 020 7274 6388 £10 (£5 under 17's) or £12 on the door.
Tuesday 4th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture - Professor A C Grayling Uncertainties: The Climate of Ideas in a Time of Hopeless Peace 1919-1939 Linbury Room 10.30am. Ticket on the door (if available)
Saturday 8th The Ioanian Singers conductor Timothy Salter Concert with Eulalie Charland violin, Emily Atkinson soprano - Into Advent - a seasonal celebration and music for all the year. Bach, Barber, Bax, Delius, Elgar, Faur?©, Ireland, Poston, Salter and Warlock. 7.30pm All Saints' Church, West Dulwich. Tickets (interval wine included) £12 (£5 students) at the door or in advance tel. 020 8693 1051 email
Sunday 9th Tour of Dulwich Park Friends' Winter Garden led by Stella Benwell and Isaac Marks. 11.30am Meet in the Winter Garden 100m SW of Snakes Lane.
Tuesday 11th Dulwich Picture Gallery - Master Class with Robert Tear. The celebrated tenor and Professor of Opera at the Royal Academy will hold a Master Class for three selected RA students. Tickets £12
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture The Art of Taste: Liberty and the Aesthetic Movement by Anna Buruma. 8pm James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Theatre.
Friday 14th Dulwich Picture Gallery Curator's Study Afternoon - Poussin at Dulwich Picture Gallery 2.30-6.15pm Structured around two lectures by Dr Xavier Salomon and an early evening private view. £20 to include coffee and wine.
Sunday 16th Lambeth Orchestra conductor Christopher Field invite you to come and sing Handel's Messiah with soloists Elodie Kimmell, Chloe Beecham, Peter Mitchell, Philip Canner. Vocal scores provided £5. At 2.30pm All Saints' Church West Dulwich. Admission Free.
At 6pm St Barnabas Church, Dulwich Festival of the Nine Lessons and Carols. A candlelit service of seasonal readings and music led by the St Barnabas Choir
Monday 17th Dulwich Choral Society Carol Concert in aid of St Christopher's Hospice. 7pm St Stephen's Church, College Road, South Dulwich with pupils from Oakfield School followed by seasonal refreshments in the church hall. Free entry - retiring collection
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society A History of Chinese Art as seen at the Hotung Gallery at the British Museum. Lecture by Carol Michaelson, Assistant Keeper, Dept. of Oriental Antiquities. 8pm James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Tuesday 24th Dulwich Subscription Concert - The Alea Quartet. The Old Library, Dulwich College at 7.30pm Amanda Lake - violin, Esther King - Violin, Lydia Bunn- viola, Yu-Ting Tseng - cello. Tickets £15 (concs £10) from Sabrina Faulkner 020 8761 6659
Tuesday 9th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Baron Haussman' Paris, Capital of Modernity Lecture by Thirzaq Valois. 8pm James Allen's Girls'School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Monday 22nd - May 21st Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition Winslow Homer - Poet of the Sea.
Thursday 9th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series - Winslow Homer's English Sojourn. Linbury Room 12.30 - 1.30pm
At 7.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery. Lecture: The Americans in Paris by Kathleen Adler, Curator of National Gallery's Exhibition Americans in Paris. Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery. Tickets £8 ( incl. glass of wine) from the Gallery.
At 8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Edward Lear: Landscape Painter and Poet by Desmond Moriarty. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall
Saturday 11th The Ionian Singers - Concert (In aid of Save the Children). Music by Brahms, Bruckner, Verdi, Rossini and Mendelssohn. St. Stephen's Church, College Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (£10 concs, £5 students) at the door or from tel. 020 7733 6719
Wednesday 15th Dulwich Subscription Concert Lauren Weavers, Zephyr Wind Quintet. The Old Library, Dulwich College. Tickets £15 (£10 concs) from Sabrina Faulkner (020 8761 6659)
Saturday 18th Two's Company Production - Forgotten Voices of World War I - Handmaidens of Death. World War I play preceded by a reading of war poems. Directed by Tricia Thorns. St Barnabas Parish Hall, Dulwich Village. At 4.30pm and 8.30pm.Tickets £10 (concs £6) from The Art Stationers Dulwich Village. Unsuitable for children
Wednesday 22nd 7.30pm Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery. Concert - The Doric String Quartet. 7.30pm in the Gallery. Tickets £15 incl. glass of wine. Tickets from the Friends Desk, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Thursday 23rd THE DULWICH SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 7.45pm at the St. Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue SE 21. Followed by a talk by Louise Simson, Sculptor of the Edward Alleyn Statue.
Thursday 6th Dulwich Society Garden Group Lecture - Plant Hunting and Planting by Tom Hart Dyke who is an enthusiastic botanist, lover of plants and hunter of rare plants and orchids. 7.45pm for 8.00pmat the St. Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue. Admission free.
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Ideal Villages? Milton Abbas to Poundbury by Mervyn Miller. 8pm at James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall.
Thursday 4th Dog & Hat Film Society - Animation Night featuring local film makers, including work by Dulwich Hamlet School pupils.7.30pm upstairs at The Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich Village. Entrance £3 (concs £2)
Friday 12th Dulwich Festival opens.
Tuesday 16th 7.30pm Dulwich Subscription Concert. The Alexander Piano Quartet. Peter Graham - violin, Miriam Eisele - viola, Anna Mowat - cello, David Alexander - piano. The Old Library, Dulwich College. Tickets 315 (£10 concs) from Sabrina Faulkner (020 8761 6659)
Saturday 20th, Dulwich Society Trees Walk, Gallery Garden and College Road, led by Letta Jones, Horticultural Lecturer. Meet 2pm at Gallery Garden entrance in College Road. Part of Dulwich Festival. £3 charge.
Sunday 21st Dulwich Society Local History Walk - Wells, Romans, Telegraphs and TV led by Brian Green. Hilly walk, difficult for wheelchairs users. Part of the Dulwich Festival. Meet at bottom of Cox's Walk in front of The Harvester (corner of Dulwich Common and Lordship Lane) 2pm. £3 charge.
Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition - Winslow Homer : Poet of the Sea closes.
Sunday 4th Sydenham International Music Festival Endellion String Quartet Concert at 7.30pm Haydn: String Quartet Opus 52 No.2, Ravel: String Quartet in F, Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 'American'. At St. Bartholomew's Church, Westwood Hill SE 26. Tickets £12.50 (unreserved) Concs £8.50
Wednesday 7th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition Rembrandt & Co: Dealing in Masterpieces opens.
10.30-11.30am Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture Constable: The Great Landscapes at the Royal Academy by Graham Greenfield. Linbury Room, tickets £10
Sydenham International Music Festival Suzannah Clark, soprano, Afternoon Tea Concert at St. Christopher's Hospice. At 3pm. Tickets £5 (unreserved)
Thursday 8th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Rembrandt & Co: Dealing in Masterpieces by Ian Dejardin, Director. 12.30-1.30pm
Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Fine Art Forgery, Craftsmanship or Conjuring Trick by D. Phillips. 8pm James Allen's Girls' School VIth form Lecture Theatre.
Friday 9th Dulwich Picture Gallery Pepys and the Playhouse: a theatrical performance in costume. 7.30pm Linbury Room. Tickets £13
Saturday 10th The Dulwich Helpline Fund Raising Concert. "Summer Serenade" St. Stephen's Church, College Road SE 21 at 7.30pm. The Programme will feature a selection of excerpts from opera, operetta and musicals. Tickets from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village, Tickets £8 Concs. £5 (includes interval refreshments)
Sydenham International Music Festival Children's Concert: Peter and the Wolf. St. Bartholomew's Church 11am. All Tickets £4.
Saturday 17th Sydenham International Music Festival - St. Bartholomew Festival Orchestra Concert. Mozart: Overture 'Cosi fan tutte', Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in Eb 'Eroica'. At 7.30pm St. Bartholomew's Church. Tickets £15 (unreserved) £10 concs.
Wednesday 21st, Friday 23rd at 8pm. Saturday 24th at 5.30pm and 8.30pm Sunday 25th at 6.00pm The Dulwich Players present The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare in the Garden of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Tickets seated £8, on the grass £5 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village or the Friends Desk, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Wednesday 21st Dulwich Society Combined Local History, Wildlife & Trees Walk - Unseen Dulwich - A Walk through Dulwich's fields. Meet at 7.15pm at The Griffin Club Sports Ground, Dulwich Village (opposite Dulwich Infants New Building). Walk finishes 9.15pm Crown & Greyhound garden.
Thursday 22nd Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Van Rijn - Sarah Emily Miano, talks about her novel based on the life of Rembrandt. 12.30-1.30pm.
Wednesday 28th Dulwich Picture Gallery Meet the Authors Series - Giles Waterfield. The Gallery's first Director talks about his new novel, Markham Thorpe. Linbury Room 7.30pm Tickets £10 (incl. glass of wine)
Saturday 1st Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Summer Exhibition opens until 16th July. Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Palette full of Sun: Art on the Riviera. By Peter Osbourne. At 8pm James Allen's Girls' School VIth Form Lecture Theatre.
Wednesday 19th Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Lecture Modigliani and his Models at the Royal Academy by Graham Greenfield. 10.30-11.30am Linbury Room. Tickets £10
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th Friends of the Horniman Art Exhibition. In the Conservatory, at the Horniman Museum.
Unseen Dulwich - A Walk through Dulwich's Fields
Tuesday 21 June at 7.15pm
The Local History, Wildlife and Trees sub-committees have combined to present a highly unusual and probably unrepeatable evening. In co-operation with five different sports clubs in Dulwich there will be a walk through 'Green Dulwich'; almost all the walk will be in fields with opportunities for bird-watching, wild flower hunting and tree identification. Experts will be on hand to help with identification. (bring field glasses!). In addition, the local history group will give some of the historical background to the area walked - the medieval open field system, Dulwich's early film studios, World War II sites and the 1948 Olympic Games. Meet at the Griffin Club (Kings sports ground) car park, Dulwich Village opposite Dulwich Infants School New Building at 7.15pm. Walk ends at the Crown & Greyhound garden at approx. 9.15pm
Thursday 14th 7 for 7.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery - Architecture Lecture and Discussion - Two renowned architects, Graham Morrison and Chris Wilkinson talk about their latest projects and different approaches to design. Tickets £10
Saturday 16th Open House Weekend. Admission to Dulwich Picture Gallery free. Christ's Chapel open 1.30 - 4pm Organ recital by Marilyn Harper and Friends.
7.30pm Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery - Concert for Two Harps - Robert Huw Bowen and Ricardo Curbelo. In the Gallery. Tickets £17
Sunday 17th Open House Weekend Admission to Dulwich Picture Gallery free. Christ's Chapel open 1.30-4pm. Organ recital by Marilyn Harper and Friends. 2.30pm Guided walk by Brian Green Looking at Dulwich's Architecture 1600-2000 from the Gallery (book place in advance from the Education Dept. Dulwich Picture Gallery 020 8299 8732)
Wednesday 27th at 3.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Tour - On Reflection: How artists play with light and water. Tickets £3
Thursday 28th at 7.30pm The Dulwich Society Conference - Trees and Subsidence - The Facts. Debate and Conference arranged by the Trees & Wildlife Committees. Speakers from the Forestry Commission and insurance, law and arboriculture bodies. Chairman HH Michael Rich QC. The Old Library, Dulwich College.
Friday 29th 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music
Mozart, Schubert, Sallinen, Dvorak. English String Quartet, St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Tickets at the door £13, concessions £10, under 26, disabled, unemployed £5
Wednesday 4th 7.30pm Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery - Concert - Katharine Gowers, violin and Charles Owen, piano: playing Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. In the Gallery. Tickets £17 (incl. glass of wine)
Thursday 5th at 7.30pm. Dulwich Picture Gallery - Meet the Authors Series - John Simpson. Talking about his early life as featured in his book "Days from a different world" published in paperback in September. Linbury Room. Tickets £10
Friday 6th 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music
Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Moeran, Bliss. Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor, English String Quartet, St. Faith's Church Red Post Hill. Tickets as above
Thursday 12th at 8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - London in the 18th Century: The terrace House and Garden Square. By Caroline Knight. James Allen's Girls' School 6th Form Lecture Theatre.
Friday 13th at 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music
Boccherini and Mendelssohn String Quintets, Korngold Sextet, English String Quartet, van der Werff, Cooper. St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Tickets as above.
Saturday 14th at 7pm. Concert - The Lambeth Orchestra. Beethoven Overture: Egmont, Beethoven Triple concerto, Beethoven Symphony No 9. All Saints Church, West Dulwich. Tickets (at the door) £8, concessions £6, children £1
Tuesday 17th Dulwich Society Garden Group outing to the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley. Coach from outside the Picture Gallery at 9.30am. Return c.4.45pm Tickets £20 (including admission) from Ina Pulleine - Tel 020 8670 5477 after 11am.
Thursday 19th at 8pm Dulwich Society Trees committee - Lecture by Prof Julian Evans - Trees of the National Trust and Experiences in Owning Private Woodland. St Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue, Dulwich SE 21.
19th - 20th-21st The Dulwich Players present - Frankenstein by R. A. Sandberg at the Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Tickets £6 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Friday 20th at 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music, Mozart, Frank Martin, Dvorak. Martin Jones piano, English String Quartet. St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Tickets as above.
Thursday 26th at 10am Dulwich Picture Gallery Tour - Licence to Dare: Artists' innovation and experimentation in subject and composition. Tickets £3
Wednesday 1st at 7.30pm Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery - Concert - Leopold String Trio. Boccherini, Krase,and Bach's Goldberg Variations (aa. D. Sitkovetsky) in the Gallery. Tickets £20 (incl. glass of wine)
Thursday 9th at 8pm. Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Matisse and magic of colour. By Jennifer Morgan. James Allen's Girl's School.
Tuesday 21st at 8pm The Dulwich Society Local History Group - Lecture- Wartime Dulwich and London under VI and V2 Attack. Lecture by Stephen Henden. The Old Library, Dulwich College
Saturday 2nd Southwark Concert Band - Celebration Concert - Programme includes Theme from Superman John Williams, Tijuana Holiday Derek New - Winter Holiday James Swearingen - Festive Overture Shostakovich, Wassail! Roger Cawkwell, The Royal Fireworks Handel. Great Hall, Dulwich College at 7.30pm. Tickets £9 (concs £5) at the door.
Sunday 3rd Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition Adam Elsheimer: Devil in the Detail ends.
Monday 4th Concert of Christmas Music arr. Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. A Concert of Music for Christmas presented by musicians from James Allen's Girls' School. Christ's Chapel 7pm Admission £12 (includes wine and mince pies) free admission to the Gallery afterwards. Tickets from the Friends Desk, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Saturday 9th Dulwich Choral Society Concert - Haydn's Creation St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue SE 21 at 7.30pm. Aidan Oliver Conductor, Olivia Russell soprano, Daniel Auchincloss tenor, Samuel Evans bass. Tickets £10 in advance from Dulwich Choral Society - 020 7274 6388, South London Music 54 Grove Vale SE 22, The Art Stationers 31 Dulwich Village SE 21. £12 on the door.
Sunday 10th Horniman Charity Carol Concert The Bandstand, Horniman Park at 5pm (Charity stalls, tea and coffee visit and by Father Christmas to his Grotto from 4pm.).
Wednesday 13th-Friday 15th Dulwich Picture Gallery Education Department. 6. - 8.30pm Evening Life Drawing. Three consecutive evening of life drawing for all abilities with artist and teacher Lufe Jones. Single class £15, all three classes £39. Book with Becky Allen 020 8299 8732.
Thursday 14th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - 'The Master': Noel Coward as writer, actor and painter by Frances Hughes. James Allen's Girls' School 6th form lecture theatre at 8pm
Saturday 16th Lambeth Orchestra Concert - Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola K 364, Bruch: Double Concerto for violin and viola Op 88, Hurlstone: Variations on a Swedish air, Charlie Piper - new work. All Saints' Church, Lovelace Road, West Dulwich, SE 21 at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (concs £6, children £1) at the door.
Sunday 17th St Barnabas Church Carol Service 6.30pm. Music will include Resonet in Laudibus by Jacob Handl, Angelus ad Virginem by Andrew Carter, Lullay, lullay, thou tiny little child by Kenneth Leighton and a setting of Silent Night by Christine Gwynn, together with traditional carols for choir and congregation. The service might not be suitable for children under 7 - there will be special Crib Services for this age group on Christmas Eve at 3pm and 4,30pm when children will be encouraged to come dressed as a character from the Christmas Story.
Thursday 13th Dulwich Decorative Fine Arts Society Grinling Gibbons, Carver to the Crown. Lecture by Caroline Knight. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall at 89m. Admission charge.
Saturday 29th January at 7.30pm An Evening of South American Music Contemporary and traditional tangos, waltzes and milongas played and sung by Ricardo Curbelo (harp) and David Caswell (guitar). Dulwich Picture Gallery tickets £15 (includes refreshments and a glass of wine)
Thursday 10th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Pleasant Sensations: French Rococo Paintings by Catherine Parry-Wingfield. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall 8pm. Admission charge.
Friday 11th February at 7pm Valentine Party at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Informal, live music, pay bar. Tickets £12
Thursday,Friday,Saturday 17-19th Toad of Toad Hall The Dulwich Players production. Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. 8pm (matinee Saturday 2.30pm). Tickets £6 from mid-January from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Thursday 3rd Dulwich Society Garden Group Lecture The Herbaceous Border by David Cheston. St. Barnabas Centre, Calton Aveneue, SE 21 8pm. Admission Free
Friday 4th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Gala Concert by English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble Dvorak, Terzetto, Mozart, Brhms. 7.30pm in the Gallery. Tickets £30 to include a glass of champagne.
Thursday 10th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series Art and Ideas Dr A.C. Grayling. Linbury Room 12.30-1.30pm Collection
Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture William Hogarth and Captain Coram's Founding Hospital and New Museum Ann Hopkins-Clarke. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall 8pm Admission charge.
Saturday 12th St. Paul's Church, Herne Hill at 7.30pm Last of the current 'In-Spire' Concert Series - Sydney Carter - a Life of Music and Poetry. Admission free but collection for the Appeal.
Thursday 17th Dulwich Society A.G.M. and Wine Tasting 7.30pm St Barnabas Centre.
Saturday 19th Dulwich Symphony Orchestra present a Spring Concert Wagner: Overture Faust, Saint-Saens: Cello Concert, Dvorak: Sympthony No.5. At 7.45pm at St. Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue, SE 21. Tickets £7.50 & £5 (includes a glass on wine) at the door.
Thursday 24th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series A Factory of Cunning: Honest and Dishonest Women in the 18th century Phillipa Stockley 12.30-1.30pm Collection
Thursday 31st Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture The Modern and Antique Ceramics Roadshow Eric Knowles of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and Ben Williams will give expert opinions on the audience's ceramics. Bring your own pots! 12.30-1.30pm Collection
Thursday 14th Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series Samson and Delilah in Art and Music Lois Oliver. 12.30-1.30pm Collection
Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture Spanish Painting of the 17th Century; Velasquez, Zurbaran, Murillo. Jennifer Morgan. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall 8 pm Admission charge.
Thursday 21st Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel James Hall. 12.30-1.30pm Collection
Saturday 23rd London Wildlife Trust Dawn Chorus Walk Sydenham Hill Wood led by Alan Crawford. Meet 4.30am at the Crescent Wood entrance.
South London Chorus perform Elgar's choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius at Fairfield Hall, Croydon. 7.30pm Tickets £13 & £16 from Fairfield Hall Box Office or The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Sunday 24th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibitions The Triumph of Watercolour and Modern Pots ends.
Dulwich Society Wildlife Walk on Wimbledon Common led by Dave Haldane, meet at the Windmill at 10am.
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture The Drama of Donatello -the most important sculptor in the 15th century Warren Hearndon. James Allen's Girl's School Lecture Hall 8pm Admission charge.
Friday 13th Dulwich Festival begins (see separate draft programme)
Saturday 14th Dulwich Society Garden Group Plant Sale 163 Turney Road, SE 21 2.30pm
Sunday 15th London Wildlife Trust Wildflower Walk in Sydenham Hill Wood led by Mark Spencer. Meet 2pm at the Crescent Wood Road entrance.
Saturday 21st Dulwich Society Trees Walk led by Letta Jones along Alleyn Park and Alleyn Road. Meet at junction of Huntslip Road and Alleyn Park at 2.00pm
Thursday 9th 10am Dulwich Picture Gallery Tour - Genesis to the Gospels: Biblical images in the Gallery. Free with entry ticket.
8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture William de Morgan and the Arts and Crafts Movement Diana Lloyd. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Hall. Admission charge.
Wednesday 15th Dulwich Picture Gallery - Graham Sutherland Exhibition opens
Thursday 16th 1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Thursday Lunchtime Lectures - Graham Sutherland by Ian Dejardin. Linbury Room. Collection.
Saturday 18th 2 - 3pm Horniman Museum. Lecture for Architecture Week - The Arts & Crafts Architecture of the Horniman Free but booking essential.
8pm. South London Chorus Concert Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cecile ( St. Cecilia's Mass) by Charles Gounod. Conductor Susan Farrow Topolovac. St. Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue. Tickets from The Art Stationers and The Dulwich Music Shop or on the door.
Wednesday 22nd 7.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Concert Malcolm Martineau and Friends. Robert Murray, tenor, singing Die Schone Mullerin The first of four song recitals with Malcolm Martineau the distinguished accompanist.. Tickets £18 (incl glass of wine)
Thursday 23rd 10am Dulwich Picture Gallery Tour - The Reign in Spain: patronage and painters. Free with entry ticket.
Thursday 30th 1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Thursday Lunchtime Lectures - London through the Artist's Eyes Jef Page. Linbury Room. Collection.
Thursday 7th 1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Thursday Lunchtime Lectures - The Tulip and Ceramic Design. Anne Howarth. Linbury Room. Collection.
Sunday 10th 10.30am Dulwich Society Wildlife Committee presents A Butterfly Walk through Dulwich Led by Malcolm Bridge, Surrey recorder for the Butterfly Conservation Trust. Meet in the car park of Dulwich Park. Sensible shoes advisable! The walk will include woods and allotments edge and some rough grassland, weather permitting.
Tuesday 12th Dulwich Society Garden Group visit to Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Price £24 ( Reservations required - telephone Ina Pulleine 8670 5477 after 11 am)
Thursday 14th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture German Expressionism an introduction to the bright worlds of Kircher, Schmidt-Rotluff and Macke, by Barry Herbert. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Theatre, 8pm. Admission charge
Sunday 17th 2.30pm Dulwich Society Local History Group present a Guided Tour of Nunhead Cemetery. Led by Ron Woollacott. Meet at the main gate, Linden Grove. Collection.
Thursday 21st 1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Thursday Lunchtime Lectures - Nelson, his Life and Loves. Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar James Taylor. Linbury Room. Collection.
Friday 22nd 7.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Concert Kopelman Quartet. Music by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Tickets £18 (incl glass of wine).
Monday 12th Dulwich Subscription Concerts Dulwich College Old Library at 7.30-m. The Hundwandler Octet and Chums - Mozart's Gran Partita. Followed by Champagne Launch Party. Tickets - telephone 020 8761 6659 £15 (concs £10) or £60 (concs £48) for complete series of six concerts.
Thursday 15th Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery. 7.30pm for 8pm Meet the Authors: Ned Sherrin. An evening around his autobiography. Tickets £10 (includes a glass of wine) available at the Gallery or from The Bookshop, Dulwich Village.
Saturday/Sunday 17-18th Dulwich Picture Gallery - Open House Weekend. Architectural tours of the Gallery on both days at 3pm. Sunday 2pm Architecural Walk in Dulwich Village. Led by local historian Brian Green. A one hour walk including a Jacobean cemetery and an Edwardian gin palace. Meet outside the Gallery café. Suitable for wheelchairs. Free
Sunday 25th Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibitions - Graham Sutherland/ Antony Gormley ends.
Friday 30th 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music 11th Season - Concert Mozart, Schumann, Debussy St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Tickets available at the door £12, concs £9, under 26, disabled, unemployed £4
Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery Concert Malcolm Martineau & Friends. Robert Murray, tenor, singing Schubert's song cycle, Die Schone Mullerin. 8pm in the Gallery. Tickets £18 (includes glass of wine) from the Friends desk in the Gallery.
Saturday 1st Friends of the Horniman - Art Exhibition 2005. 10am-5.00pm at the Victorian Conservatory, The Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Tuesday 4th Dulwich Society Garden Group visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Price, including coach from Dulwich £20. (Reservations required - telephone Ina Pulleine 8670 5477 after 11.00am)
Thursday 6th Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery - "I must go down to the sea again" - Poetry of the Sea from Horatio Nelson to Ellen Macarthur Linbury Room at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (includes glass of wine)
Friday 7th 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert : Boccherini, Dvorak, Milhaud, Fauvre. St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Ticket prices as above.
Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery present A Gourmet Dinner. A sit-down dinner with Perigord as its theme. 7pm in the Gallery. Tickets £40 (includes a glass of wine). From the Friends desk in the Gallery.
Saturday 8th The Dulwich Society Edward Alleyn Statue unveiling by The Rt.Hon. Tessa Jowell, MP, Secretary of State for Culture. 11am on the lawn of The Old College Dulwich Village. All members cordially invited.
Wednesday 12th October-22nd January Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition - Beatrix Potter: Artist and Illustrator. £7 adults. £6 seniors, £3 concessions, children free.
Thursday 13th 12.30 - 1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series - Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature Dr. Linda Lear. Linbury Room, donation.
8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Fitness for Purpose Art & Design on the London Underground - Geoffrey Toms. James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Hall
Friday 14th 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert : Mozart, Chausson, Ravel, Brahms, Poulenc, Brahms. St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Tickets as above.
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 19th - 22nd The Dulwich Players present The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe, 8pm at The Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Tickets £6 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village
Friday 21st 8pm London Festival of Chamber Music - Concert : D'Indy, Ravel, Brahms. St. Faith's Church, Red Post Hill. Tickets as above.
Monday 31st Dulwich Subscription Concerts at 7.30pm at Dulwich College Old Library. Sarah Leonard, soprano; with Stephen Gutman, piano. Mozart, Schubert, Poulenc. Tickets - telephone 020 8671 6659
Wednesday 9th Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery at 7.30pm Concert - Stephen Kovacevich Celebrity Piano Recital in the Gallery. Programme includes Beethoven's Sonata in A, Op 101 ,Mozart's Sonata in E Flat K282.Schubert's Sonata in B Flat D960. Tickets £25 (includes glass of wine) from the Friends desk in the Gallery.
Thursday 10th 12.30-1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series -Remembering the Fallen: War Memorials in Britain - Hilary Rosser. Linbury Room, donation.
8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Mantegna & the Renaissance - Paula Nuttall. James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Hall 8pm.
Thursday 17th Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery 7.45pm-Fashion Show in the Gallery Tickets £10. Friends desk.
Thursday 24th 12.30-1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Series Beatrix Potter:Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman -Judy Taylor Hough. Linbury Room, donation.
7.45pm Dulwich Society Local History Evening - Victorian & Edwardian Dulwich Illustrated - Special Showing -The Bill de Baerdemaecker Collection of unique photographs with a commentary by Brian Green. The Old Library, Dulwich College. 7.45pm
Saturday 3rd South London Chorus (performing name of The Dulwich Choral Society) Concert - Mozart's Vesperi and Handel's Dixit Dominus. Conductor: Susan Farrow. At 7.30pm at St. John's Church, Auckland Road, SE 19. Tickets at the door.
Sunday 4th Holy Communion and Meditation Service for Advent with choirs of St. Barnabas, Christ's Chapel and All Saints, West Dulwich. Director of Music: Timothy Penrose with William McVicar, organ. The music includes Missa Festiva by Flor Peeters and the anthem O Thou the Central Orb by Charles Wood. 6.30pm St. Barnabas Church.
Thursday 8th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society All done on Ginger Beer - Creation of the E.N.O., the Royal Ballet and the National Theatre lecture by Sarah Lenton, archivist to E.N.O. 1979-1987. 8pm James Allen's Girls' School Sixth Form Lecture Theatre.
Tuesday 13th Dulwich Subscription Concert - Phantasmagoria - vocal ensemble, Poulenc, Graham Ross, Monteverdi - Followed by a Christmas Party. The Old Library, Dulwich College at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (concs £10) from Sabrina Faulkner 020 8761 6659
Concert of Christmas Music - Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery. In Christ's Chapel, Dulwich Village at 6pm. Performed by pupils of Alleyn's School and celebrity readers. Tickets £12 (includes wine and mince pies and free entry to Beatrix Potter Exhibition)
Sunday 18th St. Barnabas Church 6.30pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Music includes Adam lay ybounden by Howard Skempton, Angelus ad Virginem by Andrew Carter, O Little Town of Bethlehem by Ian Hubbard and A babe is born all of a May by William Mathias.
Tuesday 6th 10.30-11.30am - The Victorian Lecture Series - The Art of Victorian Advertising Brian Green. The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. Admission £6.
Thursday 8th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - The Age of Silk; C18th fashion and the influence of the Huguenot silk weavers. Frances Musker. James Allen's Girls' School 8pm
Thursday 15th 12.30pm. Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture, Napoleon and his British Admirers Christopher Woodward. Linbury Room, Collection
Sunday 18th Last day. Dulwich Picture Gallery Heath Robinson Exhibition
Tuesday 27th 10.30-11.30am - The Victorian Lecture Series - The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Valerie Woodgate. The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. Admission £6
Sunday 1st 4pm Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Lecture Residential Development in Edwardian Dulwich Ian McInnes. Linbury Room
February 4th- 18th April Crystal Palace at Sydenham Exhibition to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of The Crystal Palace. Dulwich Picture Gallery
Tuesday 3rd 10.30-11.30am - The Victorian Lecture Series - The Victorian Museum Giles bbbWaterfield. The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. Admission £6
Thursday 5th 12.30pm. Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture.- Crystal Palace- Jan Piggot. Linbury Room. Collection
Thursday 12th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture - Newlyn 1914-50 David Evans. James Allen's Girls' School 8pm
Tuesday 17th The Victorian Lecture Series - Victorian Public Sculpture- Hilary Rosser. The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. 10.30-11.30am Admission £6
Thursday 19th Friday 20th Saturday 21st The Dulwich Players present The Mollusc an Edwardian comedy, at 8pm at The Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Tickets from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Tuesday 24th The Victorian Lecture Series - Interior Design and the Aesthetic Movement Diana Lloyd 10.30-11.30am. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. Admission £6
Thursday 26th 12.30pm. Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture- How to rebuild the Crystal Palace John Greatrex. Linbury Room. Collection.
Until 18 April - The Crystal Palace at Sydenham Exhibition at The Dulwich Picture Gallery coincides with the 150th anniversary. Works by Tenniel, Pugin and Holman Hunt as well as original photographs and engravings are included in the exhibition.
Thursday 4th 12.30-1.30 Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture Alchemy and the Artist; From Durer to Blake Philip Ball. Collection.
Thursday 11th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Moorish Architecture in Andalucia Lecture, Sian Helen Walters. James Allen's Girls' School 8pm
Saturday 14th 6.30pm Concert in aid of All Saints, West Dulwich Organ Fund - The Great Hall, Dulwich College. Programme includes Dixit Dominus by Handel, Verse Anthems by Purcell, Canticle 1 by Britten. All Saints' Concert Choir and Orchestra, Leader: David Williams, Director: Timothy Penrose. Tickets £15, cons £12. There will also be a Fund Raising Dinner after the concert with an Auction of Promises. For tickets and information tel. 020 8766 6882
Tuesday 16th 10.30-11.30 - The Victorian Lecture Series - The Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Crystal Palace Jan Piggott. The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. Admission £6
Thursday 18th12.30-1.30 Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture: 15th Century Court Life and the Status of Painters Brian Davies. Collection.
Dulwich Society Garden Group Lecture. Hardy Perennials for all Seasons. A lecture by Jane Sterndale-Bennett. St Barnabas Church Centre, Calton Avenue 8pm Admission free.
Saturday 27th 10.30am-3.30pm The Dulwich Picture Gallery. Sackler Study Day - Art at Easter: The Passion of Christ. Events in the Gospels have formed the subject matter of some of the greatest and most moving works of art ever created. Lecture by Valerie Woodgate. Fee £25: £20 cons and Friends (includes sandwich lunch).
Tuesday 30th - 10.30-11.30am - The Victorian Lecture Series - Joseph Paxton : Victorian Visionary and the busiest man in England - a lecture by Kate Colquhoun. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room Admission £6.
Thursday 1st 12.30-1.30 Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture: Crystal Palace: Whither the Future? Malcolm Woods. Collection.
Saturday 3rd 10am-3pm The Dulwich Picture Gallery Short Study Course Exotic Easter Eggs - The course unravels the ancient Oriental art of wrapping with Washi - Japanese hand-painted papers - and teaches students to create seductively patterned eggs. Ideal ornamental gifts at Easter. Tutor ; Carol Jones. Fee £35, £30 cons and Friends (includes a sandwich lunch)
Thursday 8th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Four Great Female Artists, Morisot.Cassatt, John and Kahlo Lecture, Pamela Halford. James Allen's Girls' School 8pm
Thursday 15th 12.30-1.30 Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture: A Profound Secret. Josceline Dimbleby. Collection
Tuesday 11th 8pm The Dulwich Society - 41st Annual General Meeting St Barnabas Church Centre, Calton Avenue SE21.
Wednesday 12th Dulwich Picture Gallery -Henry Moore Exhibition opens
Thursday 13th 12.30=1.30 Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture: Henry Moore. Ian Dejardin. Collection.
8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Has Listing Gone To Far? The rise and fall of Historic Building Preservation Lecture, Dr Nicola Smith. James Allen's Girls'School.
Saturday 15th 2pm Dulwich Society Tree Walk in Dulwich Park Northside led by Letta Jones, Lecturer in Garden History and Horticulture. Meet at the Court Lane Gate.
Saturday 22nd 10.30am-3.30pm Sackler Study Day, The Dulwich Picture Gallery. From Idol to Image: A History of Sculpture - In the context of the Henry Moore exhibition, this study day will trace the development of sculpture from the Greeks to the present day. Lecturer - Valerie Woodgate. Fee £25; £20 cons and Friends (includes sandwich lunch)
Wednesday 26th - Sunday June 6th Display of Finalists' Studies for the Edward Alleyn Statue, sponsored by The Dulwich Society. Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Until Sunday 6th Display of Finalists' Studies for the Edward Alleyn Statue, sponsored by The Dulwich Society. Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Until 12 September Henry Moore - Exhibition of Sculpture. Dulwich Picture Gallery
Thursday 3rd 12.30-1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture -Henry Moore: Too famous for his own good? Roger Bertould. Linbury Room. Collection
Thursday 3rd Friday 4th at 8pm Saturday 5th. at 2.30pm and 8pm. The Dulwich Players present - Amadeus - by Peter Shaffer, at the Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College. Tickets £6 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Sunday 6th at 7.30pm. The Endellion String Quartet -Concert -Haydn, Quartet Op 75 'The Lark', Britten; Quartet No.3, Beethoven: Quartet Op 59 No 3. St Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham. Tickets £12 cons £8. (tel 020 8778 4701)
Thursday 10th 12.30-1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture. Curating Exhibitions -Ian Dejardin. Linbury Room. Collection
8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Mrs Eleanor's Secret Coade Stone lecture by Lt Col Dick Bolton. James Allen's Girls' School.
Wednesday 16th at 3.00pm 'Afternoon Tea' Concert at St.Christopher's Hospice. Tickets £5, £3 cons (tel 020 8778 4701)
Thursday 17th The Dulwich Society Local History Group present "The People's Park - A Historical Walk led by Dr Jan Piggott in Crystal Palace Park - to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Crystal Palace". Meet at the Penge Gate (Thicket Road, beside the Information Office) at 7.30pm.
Friday 18th at 7.30pm An evening at Dulwich College - Summer Song - a Charity Concert in aid of ITDG. Soloists: Michael Dore and Morag McLaren. Tickets £25 (includes Buffet Supper) tel 020 8778 4746 or send cheque (payable to ITDG SE London Group, 22 Canal Walk, SE 26 5EG.
Saturday 19th ends Saturday 17 July Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Summer Exhibition. Works will be selected by a committee for the exhibition which is open to all Friends to enter. All work is for sale.
Sunday 20th at 7.30pm. The Orchestra of St Bartholomew, conductor Robert Trory. Concert - Haydn: Symphony No 101 'The Clock', Britten:Simple Symphony Op 4, Beethoven: Symphony No 7. St Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham. Tickets £12 cons £8 (tel 020 8778 4701)
Wednesday 23rd 8pm Where Have All Our House Sparrows Gone? Annual talk presented by the Dulwich Society Wildlife Committee. By Rob Robinson . St Barnabas Centre, Calton Avenue, SE 21. Admission free
Thursday 24th 12.30-1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture - The Talented Mr Brown, a lecture about Capability Brown, garden designer. Russell Bowes. Linbury Room. Collection
Friday 25th at 7.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery An Architectural Lecture- Dulwich in 1900 Ian McInnes. Linbury Room. Tickets £8 Friends £7, includes a glass of wine.
Saturday 26th at 3pm Architectural Tour of Dulwich Picture Gallery with Ingrid Beazely. Free with Gallery admission ticket.
The South London Chorus present Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle at 7.30pm at The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poplar Walk, Croydon. Conductor Susan Farrow. Soloists include Sophie Bevan, Soprano; Sian Menna, Mezzosoprano; and David Elwin, piano. Tickets £10 in advance from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village and the Dulwich Music Shop, Park Hall Road or £12 at the door.
Sunday 27th at 2.0pm. History Walk - The Old Village of Dulwich (with particular reference to its architecture). Led by Brian Green. Meet at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Café. Collection in aid of Gallery funds.
At 3pm at the Dulwich Picture Gallery (following the walk) Architectural Tour of Dulwich Picture Gallery with Ingrid Beazely.
Thursday 8th at 8pm. Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society - Canaletto in England- Lecture by Andrew Davies. James Allen's Girls' School.
Thursday 15th Dulwich Society Garden Group - Day Trip to Rook Hill near Basingstoke (A National Penstemon collection) followed by a visit to White Windows near Andover (voted a Gardening Which favourite garden). To book, ring Ina Pulleine (020 8670 5477 after 11.00am)
Thursday 22nd 12.30-1.30pm Dulwich Picture Gallery Lunchtime Lecture - The Art of the Garden. Nicholas Alfrey. Linbury Room. Collection.
Tuesday 14th 10.30 - 11.30am Dulwich Picture Gallery Georgian Studies Course . First lecture in the Series - An Introduction to the Georgians by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Linbury Room. Course fee (14 lectures) £98, £84 concs.
Saturday 18th 10.30am-4pm Designing a Wildlife Garden. Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, SE 15. (tel: 020 7252 9186) Booking essential
Open House Weekend Christ's Chapel, Dulwich Village (17thC) open in the afternoon, teas available; Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Sunday 19th 2pm-4.30pm Annual Garden Fete, London Cheshire Home at Athol House, 138 College Road, SE 19. To raise money for two new baths to meet new regulations.
Open House Weekend - Christ's Chapel, Dulwich Village (17th C) open in the afternoon, teas available, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Kingswood House.
Saturday 25th Children's Book Festival 11am Meet Children's author Sally Gardner who talks about her book Boolar's Big Day Out (age 5-8) 3.00pm Zizou Corder author of Lion Boy (age 8-12) in the Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Sunday 26th Children's Book Festival 11am Author Jeremy Strong talks about his book The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog (age 5-8) 3.00pm Caroline Lawrence author of The Enemies of Jupiter (age 8-12). Linbury Room. Tickets; £5 each event or £8 family ticket of 2, available from The Bookshop, Dulwich Village (020 8693 2808)
Tuesday 28th 10.30 - 11.30am Dulwich Picture Gallery Georgian Studies Course Poetry and Turner Jan Piggott. Linbury Room
Wednesday 29th Dulwich Chamber Music Festival - Gaudier Ensemble Quintet for Horn and Strings, Mozart; Octet for Wind and Strings, Francaix; 'Trout' Quintet for Piano and Strings, Schubert. St Barnabas Church 7.30pm. Tickets from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village or Box Office 020 8693 3973 £13 (includes a glass of wine)
Thursday 30th Dulwich Chamber Music Festival - Gaudier Ensemble Serenata in Vano, Nielsen; Quintet for Piano and Wind, Mozart; Quintet for String Quartet and Double Bass, Dvorak. St. Barnabas Church 7.30pm. Tickets as above.
Saturday 2nd Dulwich Chamber Music Festival - Gaudier Ensemble - Children's Concert. The Gaudier Ensemble will introduce this concert which will include a performance for Narrator and Ensemble of Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. 3pm St Barnabas Church. Concert lasts approx 1 hour. Tickets £5 as above.
7.30pm Gaudier Ensemble Concert. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel 'Einmal Anders'; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Mozart; Octet for Strings and Winds, Schubert. St. Barnabas Church. Tickets as above.
Thursday 14th Public Meeting - Future of Dulwich Park. Organised by The Dulwich Society. The Old Library, Dulwich College 8pm.
Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture The Kingdoms of the Ancient Nile Delia Pemberton, 8pm James Allen's Girls' School (6th Form Lecture hall) Admission £7
Tuesday 19th 10.30 - 11.30am Dulwich Picture Gallery Georgian Studies Course The Influence of the Far East on the Georgian Interior Diana Lloyd. Linbury Room
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd. The Dulwich Players present The Man who came to Dinner a comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman at The Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College at 8pm. Tickets £6 from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village
Saturday 23rd- Sunday 24th Art Exhibition 13th Annual Friends of the Horniman Art Exhibition, The Old Library, Dulwich College, 10am-5pm Admission Free
Wednesday 27th - 16th January Exhibition - Quentin Blake at Christmas, Dulwich Picture Gallery 10-5pm Tues-Friday (weekends 11-5pm)
Thursday 4th 7.30pm for 8pm Meet the Authors at the Dulwich Picture Gallery -Great Tales from English History. An evening with Robert Lacey. Linbury Room, tickets £10 (includes a glass of wine/soft drink) from The Bookshop, Dulwich Village or Friends Desk.
Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th 10am-5pm Dulwich Quilters 2004 Exhibition. The Old Library, Dulwich College. Demonstrations, refreshments available. Admission, incl. catalogue £2.50, children free.
Tuesday 9th 10.30 - 11.30am Dulwich Picture Gallery Georgian Studies Course Pictures of Innocence: Portraits of Children from Hogarth to Lawrence Amina Wright, Linbury Room.
Thursday 11th 8pm Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society No More Mugs - the work of John Singer Sargent lecture by Ann Clements, James Allen's Girls' School. Admission £7
Tuesday 16th 10.30 - 11.30am Dulwich Picture Gallery Georgian Studies Course The Georgian City Gavin Stamp, Linbury Room.
Thursday 18th Dulwich Society Local History Group present - Edward Alleyn Double Bill 'Discovering Edward Alleyn's Theatre'- Talk by Harvey Sheldon archaeologist of the Rose Theatre site, Bankside and 'Discovering Edward Alleyn the Actor' by Jan Piggott. 7.30pm. The Old Library, Dulwich College. Admission free to Dulwich Society members, £5 non-members.
Thursday 25th 7.30pm for 8pm Meet the Authors at the Dulwich Picture Gallery The Edwardians - An evening with Roy Hattersley. Linbury Room, tickets £10 (as for November 4th)
Tuesday 30th 10.30 11.30am Dulwich Picture Gallery Georgian Studies Course Masters of the Sea: The Story of the Maritime Act 1714-1820 James Taylor, Linbury Room.
Saturday 4th Dulwich Symphony Orchestra Concert at 7.45pm at St Barnabas Church, Dulwich. Programme includes Bax - Tintagel ; Canteloube - Songs of the Auvergne; Elgar - Sea Pictures; Elgar - Symphony No I. Conductor Julian Williamson. Leader Paula Tysall. Tickets available at the door.
Saturday 4th Dulwich at 7.30pm The South London Chorus present the spectacular but seldom performed St. Paul by Mendelssohn at St. John's Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood. Tickets from The Dulwich Music Shop and The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Thursday 9th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture It will never show- designing historical costumes for Films and Television by Anna Buruma. James Allen's Girls' School Lecture Theatre 8pm. Admission charge.
Tuesday 14th Carols and Music for Christmas Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. 7pm in Christ's Chapel and afterwards in the Gallery. Tickets £12 (includes a glass of wine and mince pies) from the Gallery.
Thursday 16th The St. Andrew's Society (a charity to help ladies in need) is holding a Christmas Party from 11.30am-1pm at 8 Burbage Road. Any lady or gentleman who would like to attend would be very welcome. The Society, which normally meets monthly for a coffee morning at members' homes, would be pleased to welcome new supporters. For further information please telephone 020 8693 4017
Sunday 19th St Barnabas Church Carol Service 6.30pm Festival of Lessons and Carols. Includes Ord : Adam lay-y-bounden, Handel: And the glory of the Lord, Tread arr. Carter: A maiden most gentle, Hubbard: Sing Nowell! Trad arr. Cleobury: Joys Seven
Tuesday 2nd 10.30-11.30am - the Victorian Lecture Series - Late Turner and the Early Victorians Nicholas Alfrey. The Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room.
Friday 5th Concert of Christmas Music, Carols and seasonal music Friends of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. £12, £10(Friends), Children Free. Christ's Chapel 7pm
Saturday 6th The Dulwich Society. 40th Anniversary Party. The Great Hall, Dulwich College at 7.30. Admission by ticket only
South London Chorus - Concert - Monteverdi's.Vespers. Conductor Sue Farrow. 7.30pm St John's Church, Auckland Road, SE 19. Tickets £12 (£10 concs) available on the door.
Thursday 11th Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society. Lecture The Life and times of Jane Austen Andrew Davies. James Allen's Girls' School 8pm
Sunday 14th Children's Event - Science, Magic, Interactive demonstrations of weird and wonderful Heath Robinson machines Dulwich Picture Gallery, Linbury Room. £6 Adults, £5 children aged 6 and over (includes tea) 2pm and 3.30pm Linbury Room
Thursday - Saturday 18th, 19th,20th The Dulwich Players present Return to the Forbidden Planet - The rock, sci-fi musical. Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College at 8pm. Tickets from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village.
Sunday 21st All Saints' Church, West Dulwich. All age Carol Service at 4pm
St Barnabas Christmas Carol Service at 6.30pm. Featuring English music prominently, including Britten's A Hymn to the Virgin, Vaughan Williams setting On Christmas Night and Holst's Lullay mine liking.
Southwark Council will be holding a public exhibition on their proposals to expand the existing Hamlet 20mph zone into Dulwich Village. It will be held in St Barnabas Parish Hall on Thursday 9th December.The exhibition opens at 2:30pm and it will be followed by a public meeting from 7:00-9:00pm.
Most households in the area who will be directly affected should have received a consultation document and questionnaire from the Council and this has to be returned by 15th December.
The proposals include:
- Alterations to the junctions at Calton Avenue and Towley Road, Calton Avenue and Court Lane, Court Lane and Eynella Road and Court Lane and Lordship Lane
- Traffic calming and cycle improvments in Dulwich Village including raising the two existing zebra crossings, the provision of a new non-raised crossing at the roundabout at the Burbage Road/Gallery Road junction, and four sets of speed cushions running north between the roundabout and the Turney Road junction.
- In Gallery Road there will be a raised zebra crossing and a series of speed humps and on College Road there will be a similar crossing and speed cushions.
- There will be speed humps installed in Pickwick Road, Aysgarth Road, Boxall Road, Dekker Road, Desanfans Road, Druce Road, Dovercourt Road and Eastlands Crescent.
It is essential that as many residents as possible respond to the questionnaire even if they cannot attend the meeting. Southwark needs to be made fully aware of residents' views.
This is your chance to shape the future of Southwark!
Southwark Council is preparing important plans for regeneration and new development in Southwark.
The document is known as the Core Strategy. This will affect
- space available for community groups and small businesses
- how much new housing is built and where it goes
- what type of housing is built
- how much space is provided for jobs,
- where shopping, leisure and cultural uses are located
This is your chance to choose the future of the borough. Do you think that Dulwich should continue to have low density housing?
Do you agree that the main types of development in Dulwich should be infill housing and that shopping areas and open spaces should be protected?
You can comment on the issues and options starting 3rd November 2008. All comments must be received by 5pm 15th December 2008.
Find out more at: www.southwark.gov.uk/corestrategy
The directory of Garden Opening and Event Dates 2009 has been compiled by the Dulwich Society Garden Group to encourage residents to visit the many delightful local gardens that are open each year to raise money for charity.
The popularity of garden visiting has grown rapidly. Last year two splendid gardens in the Village opened on two consecutive Sunday afternoons and raised over £6000 for St Christopher’s Hospice and the National Garden Scheme. Similarly, the Dulwich Garden Safari attracted 350 visitors to five different gardens and raised £3300 for the Dulwich Helpline. It’s great to be able to enjoy yourself and to help others at the same time.
But there’s much more to it than enjoyment. You can learn a lot by visiting different gardens. You find new and interesting plants and find out where and when to plant them. In this ‘going greener’ age you can find out which are the best fruit and vegetables to grow – and this can be done even if your garden is not much bigger than a window box. The momentum to grow more of our own food is gathering pace.
Lastly, a word of gratitude to the owners of the gardens that open for us. They put in a tremendous amount of work preparing their gardens for our visits: they give a great deal of helpful advice and they also raise a lot of money for charity. Without their hard work these visits could not take place. Enjoy your visits!
This Directory is published annually by the Dulwich Society. New entries are welcome. Please send details to John Ward -
Please see below for further information on each date.
- Thursday 19 March - Dulwich Society Garden Group Lecture: ‘Gardener’s London’ 7.45 for 8.00pm St Barnabas Centre. Admission Free
- Sunday 26 April - 5 Burbage Road
- Friday 8 May - The Dulwich Festival - until Sunday 17th
- Sunday 10 May - 15A Sydenham Hill
- Sunday 17 May - 49 Alleyn Park
- Sunday 17 May - 13 Gipsy Hill,
- Sunday 17 May - Stoney Hill House, Rock Hill
- Thursday 21 May - South London Botanical Institute
- Saturday 23 May - Tewkesbury Lodge Group
- Sunday 24 May - Tewkesbury Lodge Group
- Sunday 31 May - 35 Camberwell grove
- Sunday 31 May - 118 Court Lane
- Sunday 31 May - 20 Rollscourt Avenue
- Sunday 31 May - South London Botanical Institute
- Sunday 7 June - Dulwich Garden Safari
- Sunday 7 June - Ardlui Gardens, 174 Peckhaqm Rye
- Sunday 14 June - 103 & 105 Dulwich village
- Sunday 14 June - North House, 93 Dulwich Village
- Sunday 14 June - 24 Chestnut Road
- Sunday 21 June - 5 Burbage Road
- Sunday 21 June - 99 Stradella Road
- Sunday 21 June - 103 & 105 Dulwich Village
- Tuesday 23 June - Dulwich Society Garden Group Outing to Cherkley Court and Denbies Wine Estate. Bookings: Ina Pulleine Tel 8670 5477 after 11am. Price £30.
- Thursday 25 June - South London Botanical Institute
- Sunday 28 June - 5 Roseway
- Sunday 12 July - 71 Central Hill
- Thursday 23 July - South London Botanical Institute
- Sunday 26 July - 10a The Pavement West Norwood
- Sunday 2 August - 13 Gipsy Hill
- Thursday 27 August - South London Botanical Institute
- Friday 4 September - The Roof Terrace at 21a Waldegrave Road
- Sunday 6 September - 24 Chestnut Road
March / April / May
Thursday, March 19th
Dulwich Society Garden Group.
Talk by Colin Jones - ‘Gardeners London’.
Find out about London’s lesser known public gardens.
London is the greenest city in the world, with over 600 public parks and gardens. Colin Jones illustrated lecture selects the best of them to visit – many of them almost unknown.
7.45 for 8.00pm at the St Barnabas Centre,
Calton Avenue. Admission free. Refreshments.
Sunday, April 26th*
5 Burbage Road,
Crawford and Rosemary Lindsay
Herne Hill, SE24. Telephone: 020 7274 5610
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Admission: £2.50. NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities)
Botanical artist and gardener, Rosemary Lindsay, has been opening her stunning garden for over 10 years. Divided into a series of ‘rooms’ through paths, screens and evergreen trees and shrubs, this lush and beautifully planted garden features a giant lime tree and three old apple trees as well as a number of tender plants. The garden makes great use of scented plants and in the spring and summer months the heat-loving aromatics come into their own. Spring is a time for narcissus, fritillaries, cyclamen and tulips.
*Also open on Sunday, June 21. Private visits by appointment.
Friday, May 8th – Sunday May 17th
The Dulwich Festival
Music, comedy, walks, talks, fairs and Artists Open Day.
Full details in Festival Programme.
Sunday, May 10th*
15A Sydenham Hill
Mrs Susan Marsh
London, SE26 6SH. Telephone: 020 8670 6017
Opening time: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Admission: £3.00 (children free) NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Parking: Unrestricted on Sydenham Hill
Sorry, wheelchair access very limited. No dogs.
Terraced, hillside, woodland garden, over _ acre, with rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and some unusual trees and shrubs and mixed herbaceous beds. Acer glade and spring planting. Gravel garden and gazebo. Secret courtyard with pergola and fountain. Willow ‘Fedge’ screening new composting area. One area awaiting development into stumpery with
*Viewing by appointment until June 10th.
Sunday, May 10th*
13 Gipsy Hill
Eils and Jon Digby-Rogers
Crystal Palace, SE19 1QG. Telephone: 020 8766 7547
Opening time: 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Admission: £3.00, children free NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Refreshments available, including Pimms and wine.
Parking: In side streets. Sorry no wheelchair access. No dogs
Secluded town garden, 17m x 17m, protected by a high brick wall and a steep shrub covered bank. Yorkstone terraced areas with many coloured glazed and terracotta pots. Wide variety of different shrubs, climbers and perennials for year round colour. Wiisteria-covered oak-framed pergola, summerhouse, large and small blown glass and copper fountains, all providing outside rooms for the home.
*Also open on Sunday, August 2nd.
Sunday, May 10th
49 Alleyn Park
London, SE21 8AT. Telephone: 020 8670 3839
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Admission: £2.50 in support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities)
NB. Sorry, no wheelchairs. Unfenced pond.
The garden has a formal structure with trees and shrubs and other low maintenance planting, plus some sculpture.
Sunday, May 17th
Stoney Hill House, Rock Hill
Cinzia and Adam Greaves
Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6SW. Telephone: 020 8670 3402
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Admission: by donation in aid of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
NB. Sorry, not suitable for wheelchairs as there are steps to the main part of the garden. No dogs please.
This is an unusually large garden for London, covering approximately one acre. It is a mixture of woodland with many mature oaks and holly trees, plus a number of flower beds.
Thursday, May 21st
South London Botanical Institute
Opening time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Open evening - wander around the garden with a glass of
wine. Free admission.
See May 31 entry for address and garden details
Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th
‘Tewkesbury Lodge’ garden opening
Four very different gardens in Forest Hill, SE23 will be open to the public for the National Garden Scheme, raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities. The gardens are within a few minutes walk of one another.
Opening times and combined admission: Sat 23 May, (6-9pm) £6 with glass of wine. Sun 24 May (2-6pm) £5. - buy a ticket at the first garden you visit. Refreshments: Homemade tea and cakes available. Plants for sale on both days.
NB. Sorry, no wheelchair access. Accompanied children welcome, as are well-trained dogs on leads.
27 Horniman Drive
A small, low maintenance, north-facing front garden with shrubs creating a tapestry of green. Evolving back garden with emphasis on colour harmony using perennials, roses and shrubs. Vegetable areas, greenhouse, views over London and the North Downs.
53 Ringmore Rise
Corner plot with spectacular views over London. Front garden inspired by Beth Chatto's dry garden, with stunning borders in soft mauves, yellows and white. Rear garden on three levels, with themed beds, some shady, others sunny. Large pond; patio with pergola.
Coach House, 3 The Hermitage, Westwood Park
Sculptor's mature courtyard and roof garden, crammed full of unusual plants and sculptures. Water features, wildlife interest, vegetables and decorative plants in containers large and small, many of which have been fired in the artist's kiln and are for sale
30 Westwood Park
Garden designer's sloping creation, with herb garden, water feature, and winding paths. Unusual plant combinations in the borders, and pots and hanging baskets that link patio and garden. Featured in The English Garden, Gardeners' World, Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful.
Sunday May 31st
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road, SE24. Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Opening time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Admission: £2.50 in support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Refreshments. Plants usually for sale.
Special plant sale, Saturday May 9 – 11.00 am – 1.00 pm.
Sorry, no dogs, limited wheelchair access.
London’s smallest botanical garden, formally laid out with paved paths, densely planted with 500 labelled species and many rare and interesting plants of worldwide origin, including medicinal, carnivorous British plants and ferns.
Sunday, May 31st
118 Court Lane
London, SE21 7EA. Telephone: 020 8693 2254
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Admission: £3.00 in support of NGS (raising moneyfor cancer, caring and gardening charities).
NB. Sorry, no wheelchairs. Open pond area.
Front garden planned to give year round interest with white and green foliage. 180 foot rear garden backs onto Dulwich Park and emphasises the owner’s interest in unusual plants. Terrace, wide herbaceous borders, scented area and newly established wild life area with pond.
Sunday, May 31st
35 Camberwell Grove
Juri Gabriel and Lynette Hemmant
London, SE5 8JA. Telephone: 020 7703 6186
Opening time: 12.00 – 6.00 pm
Admission: £2.50 (children under 16, free) in support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities) and St Giles Church Restoration Fund.
Refreshments: Fruit juice and biscuits - 50p
NB. Sorry, no dogs, no wheelchair access.
Country-style garden with St Giles’s Church spire and trees as a backdrop. Roses rampant on artists’ studio and iron staircase. Pots overflowing. Featured in garden magazines in UK and USA. Only 20 feet wide, 120 feet long.
Sunday, May 31st
20 Rollscourt Avenue
Herne Hill, London, SE24 0EA. Telephone: 020 7733 4293
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm.
Admission: £2.00 in support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Refreshments available. Sorry, no dogs.
Woodland garden, 90ft x 15ft, circular lawn, meandering paths with clever use of willow panels and open fencing, creating an illusion of width. Ornamental trees – Prunus maakii, multi-stemmed Betula albosinensis underplanted with ferns, euphorbia, Thalictrum aquifolium. Small vegetable/herb garden, sculptural bench and formal circular pool with fish pond.
Sunday, June 7th
174 Peckham Rye
Mr and Mrs I Bland
London, SE22 9QA. Telephone: 020 8299 1708
Opening time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Admission: £2.50 in support of St Christopher’s Hospice and the NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Children free. Refreshments available. Plant sales. Wheelchair access. No dogs except guide dogs.
The garden is about the size of the inside of a tennis court. Originally designed by Judith Sharp as an easy-care, child-friendly space with year round interest, it has evolved over the years with some rarer plants spread round various habitats – shady, woodland, sunny, arid, etc.
Sunday, June 7th
37 Towton Road jointly open with 45 Idmiston Road
Josie Slade David Aitman and Marianne Atherton
West Norwood, London, SE27. Telephone: 020 8670 5469
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Joint admission charge: £4.00 in support of the NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Refreshments: Home made cakes, tea and ice cream.Plant sales. Sorry, no dogs. No parking restrictions.
Two gardens separated by a few yards but so different in scale and style. Towton Road, 20ft x 20ft. Decking, pergola with climbing roses, flower beds, small circle of lawn, gravel, millstone pond, potted hosta collection, carved bear. Idmiston Road, 100ft on two levels. Upper level with architectural plants, aliums, lavender and clematis. Lower level with ancient apple trees, thalictrum, eryngium and brunnera approached through wisteria and laburnum-clad pergola.
Sunday, June 7th
Dulwich Garden Safari
In aid of the Dulwich Helpline, 2.00 – 6.00pm,
For details, see advertisement on the inside of the back cover.
Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th
Open Garden Squares Weekend
The one weekend when you can visit gardens throughout London which are not usually open to the public. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to peer behind the walls of many private community gardens and squares. Last year over 170 gardens and squares took part.
Get full details from the website: www.opensquares.org
Sunday, June 14th
24 Chestnut Road
Paul Brewer and Anne Rogerson
West Norwood, SE27 9LF. Telephone: 020 8761 0647
Opening time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm.
Admission: £1.50. NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities), plus Sound Minds.
Refreshments available (tea and cakes).
NB. Sorry, not suitable for wheelchairs.
Front garden bed with mixed planting. Compact rear garden with an unusual gazebo made gazebo made from recycled wood, pond, patio, decking. Tropical feel with banana, palms, acer griseum, vintage ferns. Featured in House Beautiful magazine in 2008.
Sunday, June 14th and Sunday. June 21st
103 Dulwich Village*
Mr and Mrs Noel Annesley
London, SE21 7BJ
Opening time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Joint admission (see below): £4.50. ln aid of St Christopher'sHospice on June 14 and NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and garden charities) on June 21.
Refreshments available. Plant sales.
NB. Limited wheelchair access. No dogs.
About half an acre of 'country garden' in London. Long herbaceous border, spacious lawn, ornamental pond, roses and many and varied other plants, plus fruit and vegetable garden.
*Jointly open with 105 Dulwich Village
Sunday, June 14th and Sunday, June 21st
105 Dulwich Village
Mr and Mrs Andrew Rutherford
London, SE21 7BJ
Opening time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Joint admission (see above): £4.50. ln aid of St Christopher’s Hospice on June 14 and NGS (raising money far cancer, caring and gardening charities) on June 21.
Refreshments available. Plant sales.
NB. Sorry, no wheelchair access. No dogs.
About half an acre, mostly herbaceous with lawns and lots of old fashioned roses. Shrubbery, ornamental pond, water garden. Very pretty garden with many unusual plants.
*Jointly open with 103 Dulwich Village.
Sunday June 21st
5 Burbage Road
Crawford and Rosemary Lindsay
Herne Hill, SE24 9HJ. Telephone: 020 7274 5610
Opening time: 2.00 pm - 5.00pm
For full details, please see entry dated April 26
Also open - 99 Stradella Road - for details see next page.
Sunday, June 21st
99 Stradella Road
Chris and Ted Barry Herne Hill, SE24 9HL
Opening time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Admission: £2.50 in aid of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Refreshments available. Plant sale. Sorry, unsuitable for wheelchairs – some steps. Children welcome. No dogs.
This is a foliage garden with many architectural plants with a focus on shape and movement. Planting is dense and varied and includes ferns, grasses, annuals and agave.
Also open - 5 Burbage Road – see previous page
Tuesday, June 23rd
Dulwich Society Garden Group
Visit to Cherkley Court Gardens
and Denbies Wine Estate.
Coach from Dulwich Picture Gallery, College Road at 9.00am.
Both visits will include guided tours.
Price £30 includes transport, admissions, tours and tips.
Booking: Ina Pulleine, Tel: 8670 5477 (after 11.00am).
Thursday, June 25th
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road, SE24
Opening time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm. `Open evening’ – wander around the garden with a glass of wine. .Free.
For full details please see entry dated May 31.
Sunday, June 28th*
David and Diana Smart
Dulwich Village, SE21 7JT. Telephone: 020 7733 8335 Opening Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Admission: Voluntary donation to’ Medical Aid to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’. Refreshments available.
NB. Limited parking, wheelchair access, small dog in residence.
Small cottage garden. Interesting, colourful. Garden sculpture. Small lawn for relaxation (chairs). Very large fruit and vegetable garden 300 yards behind garden. Most vegetables and a variety of fruits (seasonal).Well laid out for inspection with lawn surrounding. Compost production is important. This is a garden designed to encourage fruit and vegetable growing within the community.
*Open all the year subject to telephone appointment
Sunday, July 12th
71 Central Hill
Upper Norwood, SE19 1B. Telephone: 020 8771 4112
Open; 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Admission £3.00 in support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities). Refreshments available.
NB. No parking – park in Rockmount Road. Sorry, no dogs.
This Victorian secret garden is situated at the end of an unmade- up lane between Rockmount Road and Harold Road. There are many Mediterranean plants of structural interest, large herbaceous borders and both a wildlife and a formal pond. There are several items of architectural interest around the garden.
Thursday, July 23rd
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road, SE24. Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Opening time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm. Open evening – wander around the garden with a glass of wine. Free.
For full details, please see entry dated May 31
Sunday, July 26th
10a The Pavement
Chapel Road, West Norwood, SE27 0UN
NB. Entrance from Ladas Road, down alleyway.
Telephone: 020 8761 5651
Opening times: 10am – 12.00 noon and 2.00pm – 6.00pm.
Admission: £2.00 in support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities) and the local RSPCA.
Sorry, no wheelchair access.
Children and dogs (accompanied) welcome.
Described in the ‘Yellow Book’ as the smallest garden open to the public. A hidden oasis behind houses and shops. Country type of garden, with cottage style planting, mostly in containers, Shrubs, herbaceous, bedding, herbs continually changing. Of special interest to gardeners with small spaces. Has been featured in many magazines, including Country Life; and on Carlton and Sky TV.
Sunday, August 2nd
13 Gipsy Hill
Eils and Jon Digby-Rogers
Crystal Palace, SE19 1QG
Telephone: 020 8766 7547
Opening time: 2.00pm – 7.00pm
For full details please see entry dated May 10
Thursday, August 27th
South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road, SE24. Telephone: 020 8674 5787
Opening time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Open evening - wander around the garden with a glass of
wine. Free admission.
For full details please see entry dated May 31
Friday, September 4th
The Roof Terrace at 21a Waldegrave Road
London, SE19 2AL
Opening time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Admission: £3.50 including a glass of wine. In support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities).
Sorry, no wheelchair access. Not suitable for children.No dogs. Parking in surrounding streets.Access via two flights of stairs.
Urban roof terrace 60ft x 30ft with Mary Poppins views, central rusty water feature and sedum roof. Simply planted with trees, grasses and verbena bonarienis. A calm oasis in the sky.
Sunday, September 6th
24 Chestnut Road
Paul Brewer and Anne Rogerson
West Norwood, SE27 9LF. Telephone: 020 8761 0647
Opening time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
Admission £3.00. In support of NGS (raising money for cancer, caring and gardening charities), plus Sound Minds.
Refreshments – a glass of wine included (and candlelight).
For full details please see entry dated June 14.
MINUTES OF THE 45th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DULWICH SOCIETY held on Tuesday, 29th April 2008 at St.Barnabas Centre SE21 7DG
PRESENT; President (in chair): HH Michael Rich QC
Vice-Prsident: HH Michael Goodman, and approximately 45 members.
Apologies: Vice-Presidents: M.Gibbs & I.Dejardin; P.Reynolds, A.WiIkes,R.Dawson.
MINUTES of the 44th AGM (available before & at this meeting) held on 27th March 2007 were approved and signed.
MATTER ARISING:Query regarding Flooding in the area: Report prepared last January following engineering survey by Thames Water recommending (now approved) further storage capacity (estimated cost £20 million) hopefully to be implmented 2010/15, and a new sewer across South London (£200 million) which will not be started before 2014.
REPORTS for the year 2007 were available before this Meeting on the Society's website or from the Hon. Secretary as reported in the Society's Newsletter. The following is a Summary of the points highlighted by the Committee member presenting each Report:
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT:(Adrian Hill): Membership has slightly increased. Executive and Sub-committes met regularly and were active, and tribute is deserved to these members,those who deliver the Newsletters, and all who assist in fulfilling the aims of the Society. Amongst our activities has been working with The Friends of Dulwich Park to further improve the Park including planting trees and bulbs, and consulting over the future of the lodge houses and use of the Francis Peek Centre. We are pressing Southwark to maintain the Park, and are exploring the possibility of a community trust to manage the Park. In respect of Crystal Palace Park we participate in the process set up to monitor and influence its restoration. We are considerably concerned at the pressure being brought by insurance companies for the felling of trees said to be responsible for subsidence and have supported opposition where appropriate but some fine specimen trees have been lost. There have been a number of applications for late night sale of alcohol and entertainment and we have opposed several of these. Mobile masts: our policy is to oppose these where to be sited near schools or housing. There is an apparent need for better reception and;we did not oppose an application for a mast in the South Bank University Sports Ground off Turney Road but Southwark refused consent which is the subject of appeal.
The Advisory Committee under the Scheme of Management is a very useful forum for us to meet with Trustees of the Dulwich Estate -and express our views.The Estate is obliged to give a reasoned response to queries we raise which have included preservation of particular trees, conversion of front gardens for vehicle parking and monitoring budgets and estimates of expenditure payable by freeholders under the Scheme.
After 8 years as Chairman I am standing down and wish to record my thanks for the help and encouragement I have received during this time, and wish my successor every success.
PRESENTATION to Adrian Hill; To mark his retirement as Chairman (and previously Vice-Chairman) the President on behalf of the Society thanked him for his leadership and dedication and presented him with an engraved spade and fork to aid him on his allotment,for which he will now have additional time.
HON.SECRETARY'S REPORT:(Patrick Spencer): The Executive Committee met 11 times during the year. To emphasis our appreciation of the volunteers on committees and delivering the Newsletter,we held a Summer Evening Party for them, about 100 attending. The quality of our Newsletters under the editorship of Brian Green was recognised by The London Forum of Amenity & Civic Societies in granting us a Walter Bor Media Award. In December 2007 the boy of the Edward Alleyn statue was wrenched off but subsequently found in the nearby shrubbery and after repair will be more securely fixed.
HON.TREASURER'S REPORT:(Russell Lloyd): Audited Accounts for 2007 were circulated. Income was slightly lower and expenditure slightly higher than the previous year but allowed for £7374 to be earmarked for donations and carrying forward £424 to funds. Gift Aid amounted to £2591. It is greatly appreciated if members will pay by Banker's Standing Order. The Accounts were formally adopted by the meeting. Our thanks to Sally-Anne Jeffries, our Honorary Auditor, who was re-elected.
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY'S REPORT:(Wilf Taylor): Membership wes just over 1100 at the end of the year. As always there was significant loss and gain of members, and all are urged to recruit new neighbours and friends.
Traffic & Transport (Alastair Hanton): Much work has been put into preparing a Community Travel Plan for Dulwich and in this connection an Open Meeting was held in October attended by Lynn Sloman, an expert on travel and transport problems. Discussions have taken place on Car Clubs and Car Sharing Schemes as well as measures to improve safety (particularly at certain road junctions) and encourage walking and cycling to schools etc. 2 bids were submitted (1 successful) for funding under the Cleaner Greener Scheme. It is,we believe,largely through our efforts that there is now an improved service on the West Dulwich etc. line.
A number of queries were raised including the danger of cycling on pavements not designated for such.
Planning & Architecture (David Roberts):Applications for consent for work to the Dulwich Estate under the Scheme of Management have been checked, and suitable response made bearing in mind the Estate's guidelines and effect on neighbours etc. Similarly, we respond if we consider it necessary to applications to the local "Councils.
We remain very active in the pursuit of having the listed boundary wall rebuilt in Red Post Hill. We requested the Estate to put on the tollgate lodge the weathervane originally designed for it my our member Don Adie and made by the boys at Dulwich College, and having tracked down its whereabouts, it has now been erected.
Wildlife (Angela Wilkes): Success was achieved by the grant by Southwark to' form a Woodland Walk on the perimeter .of Belair Park; we had proposed this supported by the Trees Committee and Friends of Belair Park. It will provide owl and bat havens. Birdlife monitoring continues,and detailed records are kept and reports published in the Newsletter. Support is given to the Trees Committee to preserve trees that,for example, insurance companies wish to have felled but which may be saved by pruning. Members took part in bat-surveying and tree tagging at Horniman's and Sydenham Hill Woods. We provided at the Francis Peek Centre birdlife fact sheets for teachers,a bird display board, and wildlife recording book.
Trees (Stella Benwell): Subsidence claims continue to be the most serious threat to trees in Dulwich; we attend the Estate tree surveys and defend trees where possible but have lost several specimen trees. The Tree Map continues to sell well. We arranged a well attended walk in May in Sydenham Wells Park. We have planted 3 more trees in Long Meadow (which is alongside Dulwich Wood Avenue) adding to the 12 already planted together with a long stretch of hedgerow.
Gardens (John Ward): Numbers were down attending our annual lecture and local gardens - if you wish to be on the list notified of the open gardens contact a committee member; we are most grateful to the owners of such gardens and for the committee volunteers; offers of further gardens and helpers are very welcome. The away visit this year was to West Dean Gardens
Local History (Bernard Nurse): The Summer Evening Walk took place in the rain which,no doubt, accounted for the poor turn out. A happier occasion was the visit to the Society of Antiquaries which was celebrating its 300th anniversary with an exhibition at the Royal Academy which was also visited. In November we held,assisted by members of the Dulwich Players, readings referring to Dulwich in fact and fiction; about 60 attended. The restoration of the Dulwich Village Post cart continues by Society members Willis Walker and Graham Nash.
ELECTIONS FOR 2008/9;
The following,having been proposed and seconded, were elected:
- Chairman: Ian Mclnnes
- Hon.Secretary: Patrick Spencer
- Hon.Treasurer: Russell Lloyd
- Membership Secretary: Wilf Taylor
- Brian Green to be also Newsletter Editor
- Alastair Hanton to be on Traffic & Transport sub-com.
- David Roberts to be on Planning & Architecure group
- Stella Benwell to be on Trees sub-committee
- Angela Wilkes to be on Wildlife sub-committee
- John Ward to be on Garden group
- Bernard Nurse, Bill Higman, Adrian Hill, Kenneth Wolfe to be on Local History sub-committee
- President: HH Michael Rich
- Vice-Presidents: QC Graham Able MA.MA, lan Dejardin MA, Dr.Colin Diggory, Marion Gibbs BA Mlitt, HH Michael Goodman, Peter Lawson FRIBA, FRSA
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Matters raised included: John Payne requested the Executive Committee's views on the proposed Development Plan for Crystal Palace Park which included some property development on the periphery of the Park - the same point was raised at last year's AGM and our view remains the same:we are opposed to it if sufficient funds can be obtained elsewhere but should this not be possible we would consider limited appropriate development provided that funds so raised were put to capital improvement of the Park.
The Green Chain Walk was being extended to Southwark - Crystal Palace to Nunhead with branch off to Dulwich Picture Gallery. Attention was drawn to the information on the website of the Dulwich Estate
The Meeting ended at 9.15pm and wine etc. was served.