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Charlie Chaplin and Regathon

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East Dulwich based film maker, Laverne Hunt, writes about her work with a Latin American group of dancers and artists aged 11-25 who specialise in Regathon style music (a cross between Hip Hop and Reggae). […]

Keep Smiling Through

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by Angie Macdonald History is full of untold stories and one such story is that of of black Londoners on the home front during the Second World War. I don’t know about you, but in […]

The Original Jurassic Park

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by Anna Sayburn Flowers or dinosaurs? To a child growing up in 1970s south London, there was no contest. Crystal Palace Park, with its huge stone dinosaurs, won every time over the more refined pleasures […]

Dulwich – Then and Now

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Have you ever wondered what your street looked like 100 years ago? Thanks to a postcard lent to me by my neighbour, Glyn Davies, I was able to catch a glimpse of Court Lane back […]

Glyn Davies – Mr Green Fingers

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For over fifty years Glyn Davies has been tending parks and gardens around Dulwich. In the first of an occasional series on South London People, Angie Macdonald asked him about life in Dulwich and the […]

Talks and parties in the coming week at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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………. and all run by the Friends.     Wednesday 20 February    No. 2 in a series of 3 talks on Wednesday mornings InSight Lectures – Sculpture: how far can it go? 10.30am Linbury room   Coffee […]

Dulwich Life after WW II

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Sally-Ann Johnson reviews Ian McInnes’ local history lecture Like other parts of south east London, Dulwich suffered disproportionately from bomb damage during World War 2, explained Ian McInnes at his well-attended lecture at the Picture […]

The visitors change, the paintings don't

Have you any fascinating images of Dulwich you’d like to share? Email them to us.   Flick through more inspiring images of Dulwich Picture Gallery on our flickr photo album

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