January 2005

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) 

February 2005

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. 

March 2005

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 

April 2005

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.

May 2005

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 

June 2005

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. 

July 2005

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).

September 2005

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.

October 2005

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

November 2005

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

December 2005

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.

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