January 2008

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.

February 2008

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.

March 2008

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

April 2008

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

May 2008

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.

June 2008

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.

July 2008

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.

August 2008

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.

September 2008

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.

October 2008

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.

November 2008

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.

December 2008

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.

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