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Vanessa Bell at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Vanessa Bell was a visionary, a modern woman always on the brink of something new.  An exhibit on her life and work opened at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on 8 February and will be running […]

March Great Reads

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We’ve got historical novels as well novels set in the present day as our suggestions for great reads this month. We head to Bristol with Helen Dunmore, Scotland with Polly Clark, America with George Saunders […]

The Iron Man at The Unicorn Theatre (Review)

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“The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where did he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Taller than a house the […]

LISTEN: Amazingly Magical Poems for Children

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Listen to these amazingly magical poems from Peter Bently and Jeanne Willis, and teller of tall tales, Andra Simons. For ages 5 to 7. Recorded by The National Poetry Library, part of Imagine Festival for Children.

Interview with Alexandra Spencer-Jones

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Last week I met Alexandra Spencer-Jones, theatre director and artistic director of Action to the Word company which is resident at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, South East London. I first came across Action to […]

Former JAG’s pupil to perform at the Blue Elephant Theatre

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Jesse Dupré, a fellow South Londoner and a former pupil of James Allen Girls School, Dulwich, is returning to Southwark in a revamped version of the much-loved fringe show, Oyster Boy. Jesse is one-fifth of […]

The fascinating world of the Robot Zoo

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How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities. […]

A new contemporary art gallery in Eltham – and it’s in a shiny red container

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Leafy Eltham is famous for it’s old royal palace, but now there’s a new architectural talk of the town – the SE9 Container Gallery. When you think of shipping containers, art isn’t the first thing that […]

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