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Updating the Fabric Crafts for the 21st Century

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Three women joined together about a year ago to form the group Women of the Cloth with the aim to update these traditional fabric-based crafts for the 21st century. These women of the cloth are […]

Five artists: an exciting exchange in modern Britain

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Jovan Nicholson, curator of ‘Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray, 1920-1931‘ and grandson of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, gives an introduction to the exhibition. The exhibition will be […]

‘Rust and Bone’ – a gritty romance – 17 April

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Are you free on Thursday evening?  The Bigger Picture Film Club’s April screening is a powerfully engaging Belgian/French film, beginning at 8pm upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern. Read the Guardian review below. RUST AND […]

“The Butterfly Lovers” Brings Laughter and Smiles to the Blue Elephant Theater

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My favorite thing about seeing a children’s plays is the joy that even the smallest moments can bring to the younger audience. The Butterfly Lovers told the tale of friendship in its adaptation of the […]

Paint a Picture: No Experience Necessary with Some Wine

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On a Friday evening I had a fantastic time helping to celebrate the first birthday of Popup Painting, an organization that brings the process of creating art to the community. I went into the event […]

The Use of Fans as a Record of History

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Before visiting The Fan Museum in Greenwich, I really had no idea how much is behind the history and making of antique fans. The lovely restored homes where the collection is housed add a greater […]

Viper Wine: Hermione Eyre’s debut novel inspired by Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Van Dyck painting

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Hermione Eyre introduces her debut novel Viper Wine, which takes Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Van Dyck deathbed painting of Venetia Stanley as inspiration. Venetia, Lady Digby, on her Deathbed, hangs at eye-level in Dulwich Picture Gallery, serene and […]

Bring your own books at the Brockley phone box mini library

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A disused telephone box in Brockley has re-opened its door as a community book exchange. Volunteers from the neighbourhood have taken the steps towards looking after the old BT phone box adopted for the community. […]

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