What have the Edward Alleyn statue by Louise Simson, the Old Grammar School and Christ’s Chapel clocktower got in common? Answer: they all feature in the current Pokemon Go treasure hunt craze included on a telephone app.
Images of Dulwich
This calendar of local scenes which proved very popular last year is being published again for 2017 with new images and is available now from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village in A4 and A3 sizes at £9.95 and £14.95 each.1
Historic Kingswood House - The Architecture
London Open House Day, 12.30-4.30pm Sunday 18 September
Visit Kingswood House, enjoy music, take cream tea (1 to 3.30pm) or picnic in the park. Described by Historic England as rambling baronialised Victorian Tudor, the House lies at the heart of Kingswood Estate SE21, near Gipsy Hill. Built in 1811, partly rebuilt in 1890s, the House reflects eclectic tastes of “Mr. Bovril” John Lawson Johnston. The architect Lanchester later became famous as architect of Edwardian municipal buildings and promoter of town planning.
Enter our drawing competition inspired by the House (adult, 18 or 11 years and under); details from Kingswood Library or contact
Britain’s First 'pop-up' Sustainable Department Store
St Barnabas Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BT, Saturday October 1st 2016, 10 am - 6 pm On Saturday 1st October, the ‘Blue Patch Department Store’ will open its doors to the public for one day only, giving customers the opportunity to browse a selection of innovative, sustainable and quality creations from some of Britain’s best designers and producers, who will be on hand to discuss their handiwork.Visitors will be able to feel fabulously soft British Alpaca, discover Mr Dulwich, a very local fashion label , sample beauty products made with the help of British bees and try out handcrafted designer furniture made from reclaimed and sustainable wood. All the companies with products at the store are part of the Blue Patch collective, a social enterprise that’s uniting small British manufacturers and independent workshops that are continually improving their sustainable practices and to providing exceptional service to their customers.
Entry is free. The store also provides informal drop-in advice for people starting their own businesses and an afternoon ‘conversation’ on 'High Streets of the Future’ so come and have your say! You can follow Blue Patch on twitter @BluePatchTeam
If music be the food of love . . .
then join Dulwich Chamber Choir for an evening of music, poetry, prose (and food) to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on Friday, 23rd September 2016 at 7pm The Old Library, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common SE21 7LD Tickets on the door: £15/£10, or a family ticket for £20
The Ionian Singers
Saturday 12 November at All Saints Church, West Dulwich. CONCERT -The Ionian Singers, conductor and pianist Timothy Salter and cellist Karolina Ohman, English, French and German choral and instrumental music from the late 19C to the present.
7.30pm £12.50 (£10 concessions) at the door or from 0208 693 1051 or
A Villager’s Notebook