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Art Trail – A Village Walk

Saturday 13th is the Festival’s Day in the Village. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Artists’ Open House venues along our suggested trail, as well as other Festival activities.

Start the day by dropping into Sustainable Stalls Market at St Barnabas Parish Hall 10am–4pm.

Then head straight to Blue Patch (venue 17) showing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, an historic gallery dating back to the 1600s with a lovely café to enjoy a light refreshment.

A few steps away is Bell House (venue 16) on College Road, with 40 artists and craft makers in this elegant Georgian house.

Wander into Frank Dixon Way and meet glass maker Hilary Woof (venue 18) and before heading across the South Circular take a stroll through Lovers Walk to see the collection of artists at the Old College Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (venue 11). Then cross to Pond Cottages and see four painters, sculptors, and ceramicists (venue 28).

Walk up through the tollgate enjoying the impressive school and grounds of Dulwich College and meet the Tollgate Collective (venue 26).

Back on College Road and just near Sydenham Hill Station meet weaver Bridget Lane and ceramicist Birgit Pohl (venue 25).

Now for your hill climb! Just before St Stephen’s Church take the steep path up to three venues – Sarah Hamilton and friends (venue 160), Justine Ellis (venue 161), Christine Hodson (venue 159). If you make it, there is the Wood House pub to enjoy a cool beer or ice-cold glass of wine.

Otherwise continue straight on taking the station’s pedestrian overpass towards Seeley Drive and follow the road to Kingswood Arts where 15 extraordinary artists have taken residence (venue 30).

Down the hill now and round the corner to Little Bornes for the East Southeast Asian designers collective (venue 29).

Return to Alleyn Park and stop at Kingsdale Foundation school (venue 27) and get to meet the young stars of the future.

Then, drop into the Head Masters house of Dulwich Prep London (venue 31) to see some amazing hand-blown glass pieces and stone carvings.

In need of a break? Enjoy a refreshment at the Belair House Picnic Day 12–5pm or relax in the Village Orchard at the Wild Teddy Bear’s picnic 12–4pm.

Continue into the Village to see Janet Whittaker hosting six artists in Pickwick Road (venue 5) and then drop into Romeo Jones for a coffee, whilst enjoying Janet Tod’s colourful still life paintings (venue 8).

Next, enjoy a cheese tasting at Heritage Cheese (venue 2) and Nolan Price (venue 3) and Beth Worth (venue 4) in Calton Ave.

Just around the corner, visit the Festival pop up, with four displaying artists and the 30th Festival Commemorative Exhibition (venue 1).

Still want more fun? Strictly Swing with King Groovy & the Horn Stars play at St Barnabas Parish Hall at 7.30pm.

Download this Art Trail and map here