11th – 20th May 2018

25th anniversary

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  • Programme Highlights 2018 – Preview

    Doric String Quartet

    In association with the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Wednesday 16 May 7.30 pm
    Christ’s Chapel
    £22, £20 Concessions and Friends, includes a glass of wine; under 18s £10
    The Doric String Quartet was formed nearly 20 years ago, and is now recognised as the leading British string quartet of its generation with a world-wide reputation. The Times calls them ‘A superb ensemble, intelligent, technically brilliant, wonderfully balanced’, but beyond that they ‘blend together as though of one mind’.

    Programme:

    PURCELL: Two 4-Part Fantasias
    DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G minor Op 10

    BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No 13 Op 130

  • Jane Robinson

    Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

    Friday 11 May 7.30 pm
    Dulwich Picture Gallery – Linbury Room

    To celebrate the centenary of Votes for Women, this is the astonishing and uplifting story of the nationwide ‘Great Suffrage Pilgrimage’ of 1913, one of the most significant but neglected episodes in twentieth-century history. Jane sets the Pilgrimage in the context of the whole Suffrage campaign, introducing a cast of unforgettable characters who came together to change the world – step by step.

    Joe Innes and The Cavalcade

    Saturday 12th May 7.30 pm
    The Crown & Greyhound
    Dulwich Village
    Tickets £10

    Joe Innes & The Cavalcade are a post-Brexit indie-folk band from London, led by singer / songwriter Joe Innes, whose masterfully offbeat and often irreverent songwriting has gained wide-spread praise.

    Their early releases were financed by Joe selling his comic book collection. Following a European tour, Joe and the band began work on their debut album, Foreign Domestic Policy – after a hugely successful crowd funding campaign raised a lot more money than selling comics did.

    Joe plays with his band The Cavalcade – a bunch of super nice musicians he’s recruited over time, acting as a revolving door of fun people to hang out with; band members include Angie Rance from Patch and the Giant, Tom Hyatt (an incredible singer/songwriter in his own right), Michael Feerick from Amusement Parks on Fire and even impeccable talent like Zach Comtois, a guy who plays guitar for Britney Spears (he plays a mad good solo on the album). Their live shows are not to be missed.

  • John Hegley: A Potato Show

    Friday 18th May 7.30pm
    The Laboratory Dulwich College, SE21 7LD
    Tickets £12/£10 (concessions)

    Join poet John Hegley as he takes us on a humorous journey with his songs, poems and drawings, relating to family and vegetables.

    John Hegley is a performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter. His 14 books, from which he will read, include I Am a Poetato; Peace, Love & Potatoes, and New and Selected Potatoes. John has acted in the West End and is a much-loved performer, including at Glastonbury Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. He has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the USA Comedy Festival in Aspen and on BBC R4’s Hearing With Hegley.

    Art, Music, Poetry, Comedy, Walks and Talks

ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE 2018

Over 250 artists will be throwing open their doors to you during the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival from 11am–6pm. All venues will be open on 12–13 May and many will also be open on 19–20 May.

FESTIVAL FAIR

From bouncy castles to beer tents, handmade children’s t-shirts to homemade cakes, designer jewellery to local photography, the 13th Festival Fair will bring together the essence of SE22.

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    Dulwich Park Fair

    SUNDAY 20 MAY / 12 NOON – 5pm / DULWICH PARK
    Dulwich Park Fair, now in its 11th year, gets bigger and better each year! It is a traditional country style fair and will have all the popular attractions such as the Steam Fair rides, Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, the Magician and Maypole dancing. The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages. The arena will have demonstrations of martial arts, football skills and a surprise show! There will be a great variety of world foods from roast hog to Thai cuisine, interesting craft and charity stalls and a chance to sample local craft beers and cider.
    Dulwich Park. Free event. Please note: There is no parking available.

    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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