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Celebrating Bonfire Night In South London

Remember, remember the fifth of November…across the UK, people celebrate Bonfire Night on November 5th. There are small fireworks parties in back gardens along with big organised displays in public parks. The reason we do it is […]

Art in the Attic – an innovative Pop-Up gallery


Art in the Attic at Brockley Art House is a community event that allows art lovers to discover a changing gallery of contemporary artists alongside a selection of unique vintage art in a private artist’s […]

It’s Au Revoir from me and onto my next challenge…


So the time has finally come and I’m moving on from Dulwich Books, leaving the bookshop that I loved and where I’ve worked for 12 years. It’s been a fantastic roller coaster ride and now […]

My Son’s Not Rainman


Today I had lunch with a debut author, stand-up comedian, blogger, and parent of a young son afflicted  with cerebral palsy and autism. John Williams, who lives in Lewisham, has just published ‘My Son’s Not […]

Join a semi-participatory audio walk to rediscover the lost words of women


BARDO is an experiential audio walk. It’s a guided audio piece combining fact and fiction, rediscovering the lost voices of women’s literary London. It’s stories are heavily inspired by South London’s Feminist Library. Guided by a Librarian […]

Dulwich Almshouse 400th Anniversary‏


2016 is a very special year for the Dulwich Almshouse. At the start of the 17th Century Edward Alleyn, an Elizabethan actor and entrepreneur, bought the Manor of Dulwich and in 1613 decided to create a […]

Any 18th century shorthand experts out there?


Michael Baron, besides being a Dulwich resident and a bit of a poet, is also a history enthusiast and has a query that someone in Dulwich might be able to answer. The story begins with […]

Memories: Festival of Britain at Battersea Park


In 1951 Battersea Park hosted the Festival Pleasure Gardens, one of the major exhibitions of the Festival of Britain. Judith Taylor (nee Reid) joined the Festival of Britain project in 1949 and worked as Personal Secretary […]

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