Author Archives: Pia Helena Ormerod

In Town, an exciting series of lectures organised by Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery

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In Town, is a series of lectures about major exhibitions in other London galleries. Experts will talk in depth about the artists, their background and influences. Jessica Saraga, Tate guide and a painter herself, writes here […]

Two Temple Place: an exciting visit to Astor’s Gothic home

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The Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery is arranging a visit to Two Temple Place, an extraordinary building overlooking the Thames from the Embankment. It had once belonged to William Waldorf Astor, who in his day […]

Two young ladies meet after 350 years to finally hear the music

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One of the most loved paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery is Gerrit Dou’s A woman playing a clavichord, but it has a sister painting, Young Lady playing the Virginal. This famous work of art is […]

GalleryFilm: A season of delights for film lovers

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Liz Buchanan leads the team behind GalleryFilm but it is the choice of the team, and sometimes on advice from the audience, that films are picked. “I hate the word iconic, but that is what […]

Dulwich Doyenne behind a gripping tale of espionage

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Looking at Jane Reid it is hard to believe that this gentle looking lady has been spending the last couple of years translating, researching and editing a book of espionage and betrayal. It all started […]

Joglaresa, a group of gifted musicians putting the fun into medieval music

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There is a hint of mischief in Belinda Sykes, the musical director of Joglaresa. She is a respected academic, a top classical musician and has travelled the world to research music from the Middle Ages […]

Harmoniemusik – acclaimed ensemble known for its versatility and entertaining concerts

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Paul Guinery has a voice like spiced honey and according to a radio critic he is the voice of BBC Radio 3. Someone at the upper echelons of the radio station must have heard that […]

David Cairns: Sir Thomas Beecham made England a more musical nation

The well-known and revered music critic David Cairns admits freely that he is a devotee of Sir Thomas Beecham, and maybe that is not too strong a phrase as David Cairns has admired the British […]

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