Dulwich Festival 2017
12th – 21st May

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  • Music 16 Facade-Portrait_of_Edith_SitwellWalton: Façade

    The Bloomsbury Ensemble of London
    Tuesday 16th May 7.30 pm
    Dulwich Picture Gallery
    £20, £18 Conc & Friends, under 18s £6

    In the summer of 1923, when the cultural life of London was dominated by the Sitwells and the Bloomsbury Group, the first performance of Façade, William Walton’s setting of Edith Sitwell’s poem sequence, was a succès de scandale.  Virginia Woolf was there, Noël Coward walked out.  This startling work still has the power to amaze, amuse and infuriate.



  • Music 18 P&G - Album Portrait-20 v1 cropped (CREDIT MARCUS DURAN)Patch and the Giant

    Thursday 18th May 7.30pm
    Belair House, Gallery Road
    Tickets £10

    This acclaimed indie-folk quintet are a dynamic troupe of musicians who have fast become a genuine force within the UK alt-folk scene with national radio support and appearances at festivals throughout the land.  Unique instrumentation fuses with inviting story-telling courtesy of lead singer Luke Owen’s rich and tender vocals.  

    Supported by the incomparable James Riley. Not to be missed.
    Photograph Marcus Duran


  • Events 13 TangramTangram Theatre

    The Element in the Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie

    Sat 13th May 7pm
    The Great Hall, Alleyn’s School, SE22 8SU
    £12, Conc £10, 18 & under £8

    Suitable for 8yrs to 108yrs

    Marie Curie lived an extraordinary life, and made incredible scientific discoveries in the face of unbelievable odds. This is her story, replete with breathtaking breakthroughs and seriously silly songs. 



Over 200 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 13-14 May and many will also be open on 20-21 May.


From bouncy castles to beer tents, handmade children’s t-shirts to homemade cakes, designer jewellery to local photography, the 12th Festival Fair will bring together the essence of SE22. Love West Dulwich Fair and Dulwich Park Fair both make a welcome return.

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    Dulwich Park Fair, now in its 10th 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 and the Magician.  The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages.




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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