6th – 15th May 2016

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    Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot

    SATURDAY 14 MAY 2.30PM

    Inspired by Spike Milligan and old shoes

    A fantastical tale of the secret life of shoes – what do they get up to when you are not there?

    Garlic Theatre take you on a journey to One Shoe Island where farmer Bunyan is fishing for shoes helped by little Roo and a one eyed welly boot.

    Magical transformations and beautifully crafted shoe puppets combine in this bizarre, funny, poetic and imaginative show.

    Performances

  • Joglaresa

    JOGLARESA: NUNS & ROSES

    WEDNESDAY 11 MAY 7.30PM

    Thoroughly enjoyable minstrelsy from the Middle Ages to the 17th century with voices, medieval fidel, harp, bagpipes, and percussion. Joglaresa perform dance tunes, lullabies and ballads, songs of nuns, songs of roses, songs of villains, songs of heroes.

    Music

  • Robert-Winston

    Professor Robert Winston
    What Makes Us Happy? – Reading the human mind

    Monday 9 May 7.30pm

    What led to French philosopher Michel de Montaigne thanking fortune for the pain he suffered? Or why did Mahler apparently stop composing after his meeting in Holland with Sigmund Freud?  Will we ever really understand what makes us happy?

    Literature & Talks

FESTIVAL FAIRS

From bouncy castles to beer tents, handmade children’s t-shirts to homemade cakes, designer jewellery to local photography, the 11th 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.

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    Street Art Walk

    SATURDAY 14 MAY 2PM

    Meet at Vale End, SE22, opposite East Dulwich station. Finish at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

    Walks

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