As final preparations are made behind the scenes, Dulwich’s lucky inhabitants still have time to get their hands on the hot tickets of this year’s Dulwich Festival.
The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and with a host of international acts on the programme, it promises to transform Dulwich into a buzzing centre of artistic and cultural activity.
Hot picks for this year’s Festival include….
Jason Lewis – The Expedition
Monday 13 May
Old Library, Dulwich College
13 years might seem a long time to make an around the world trip but when you’re using only human-powered means of transport, it’s pretty good going. Jason Lewis’s epic 46,505-mile journey took him across five continents, two oceans, and one sea, using only the power of his body. Walking, cycling, and rollerblading the landmasses, and kayaking, rowing, swimming and pedalling a boat across the oceans – with no assistance from motors or the wind – Lewis set four world records, and clinched what the Sunday Times hailed as “the last great first for circumnavigation.” Hear his gripping story at The Old Library, Dulwich College and prepare to rethink your holiday options.
John Hegley – Peace, Love and Potatoes
Saturday 18 May
Michael Croft Theatre, Alleyn’s School
London comedian John Hegley has achieved national acclaim as an iconic poet and songwriter, regularly appearing at the Edinburgh Festival. John’s show at the Michael Croft Theatre is based on his brand new book PEACE, LOVE AND POTATOES. Encompassing tragedy, travesty, poignancy and pictures of Daleks, the show offers Hegley fans old and young a great opportunity to experience a selection of songs and poems drawn from the book – and no doubt a few laughs along the way.
Come & Sing
Faure’s Requiem & Vivaldi’s Gloria
Sunday 19 May
St John’s Church, Goose Green
Calling all classical choir fans – exercise your vocal chords, Come & Sing! Come and join in a full performance of the haunting Faure’s Requiem and the uplifting Vivaldi’s Gloria. No experience is necessary so why not take the opportunity to try out a new singing experience on the closing day of the Festival?
If Music Be The Food Of Love
Sunday 19 May
Shakespeare’s plays get given a fresh lease of life in this very special musical journey through Elizabethan England. The Nightingdale Consort weave theatre and music together to create vibrant performances enhanced visually by beautiful costumes inspired by Celtic mythology and Romantic gothic styles.
Sophie Harris & Dominic Saunders
Cello & Piano Recital
Friday 17 May
Holst Hall, JAGS
Treat yourself to an exquisite performance to celebrate the start of the weekend on Friday 17 May. Acclaimed cellist Sophie Harris performs regularly as a soloist with many of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles – don’t miss this opportunity to see her perform as part of the Dulwich Festival!
Tickets are available on the Dulwich Festival website - www.dulwichfestival.co.uk.