With the coming of Spring and some warmer weather, we can once again look forward to the Dulwich Festival, taking place from 12th - 21st May. Now in its 24th year, the festival continues to flourish, promising another jam-packed line-up of theatre, music and literary events.

This year’s festival sees the return of the internationally-acclaimed Tangram Theatre with the third part of their wonderful science trilogy exploring the life and work of Marie Curie, The Element in the Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie. Their collaborative and irreverent approach to theatre takes the audience on an adventurous musical-comedy journey that follows Marie’s real-life journey across the USA. Get ready to join in!
Fantastic blues singer-songwriter, Adam Norsworthy, will delight with his mellow sounds during an intimate evening at Belair House. Known as the lead singer of British-blues rock band The Mustangs, this will be a chance to hear Adam’s impressive solo material.

For classical music fans, a highlight will be a performance, in the spectacular surroundings of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, of ‘Façade’, William Walton’s setting of Edith Sitwell’s poem sequence, by the Bloomsbury Ensemble of London with Julie Berry and Paul Guinery narrating.

The ever-popular Artists’ Open House takes place across both weekends of the festival, celebrating painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery and illustration. Over 200 artists, across Dulwich, Herne Hill, Nunhead, Peckham and Forest Hill will be opening their homes and studios, so don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work with them.

There will be walks aplenty, with the ever popular tree walk, bat walk and street art walk, as well as an architecture walk with Ian McInnes, a local history walk with Brian Green and a wonderful early morning birdsong walk with Daniel Greenwood.

Fun for all the family can be had at the festival fairs, which will be back in full swing, with the Love West Dulwich and the Dulwich Park Fair confirmed for the final weekend of the Festival.

This is just a taste of what is on offer over the 10 days of this year’s Festival.

With such a range of events across all aspects of culture there will certainly be something for everyone. Please let us know if you would like to help out as a volunteer at the Festival. Details of how to contact us, and further information on all Festival events, venues and dates can be found on our website: http://dulwichfestival.co.uk

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