May 2016

Thank you to all the artists, musicians, performers, writers, event organisers, stewards, leaflets distributors, venues and sponsors for their wonderful contributions to the Dulwich Festival 2015.

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    THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

    Sunday 17 MAY

    Calling all monkeys! The Origin of Species… is a show for young and old alike. It tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea. Performances

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    ANNETTE HAMLEY-JENKINS

    Framed paintings on canvas featuring nocturnes of Clapham Common, the atmospheric Thames at dawn, and sunny Dulwich alongside small framed and unframed sketches of Wilderness Festival and studies of the nude in charcoal. Fine Art, SE22

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    SOPHIE COOK

    Sophie Cook’s work can be found in shops from Designers Guild in London to hotel collections in Las Vegas. During Open House, many discounted ‘seconds’ and experimental pieces are available. Please be prepared to queue at certain times due to limited space in the studio. Ceramics, SE22

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    LOUISE WARD

    Louise is a fine-art photographer whose inspiration comes from observations of the everyday. She has developed a visual language akin to painting and drawing, which pushes the boundaries of conventional photography. Craft & Design, Photography, SE22

FESTIVAL FAIRS

From bouncy castles to beer tents, handmade children’s t-shirts to homemade cakes, designer jewellery to local photography, the 10th Festival Fair will bring together the essence of SE22. New this year is the Love West Dulwich Fair. Dulwich Park Fair makes a welcome return.

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    DULWICH PARK FAIR

    Come and enjoy a free traditional fair with guest appearances from Titan the Robot, maypole dancing and a falconry display. No Parking. Fairs

STREET ART

Over twenty of the world’s leading street artists have been invited to Dulwich Picture Gallery to study the Baroque paintings and reinterpret them in their own style on walls and pavements around Dulwich creating Dulwich Outdoor Gallery. See some of these street works and the paintings that inspired them, and discuss street art with the organiser, Ingrid Beazley.

FESTIVAL BLOG

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FOOD TRAIL

Celebrate the fantastic food scene around Dulwich with special Festival produce from some of the makers and suppliers that make this area such a great place to eat.

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    Participating businesses:

    Volcano Coffee Works; Rococo Chocolates; Local Greens; Franklins Farm Shop and Restaurant; The Florence; and Pavilion Café & Otter Trading Food Trail