Dulwich Picture Gallery Articles

Dulwich Players collaborate with the Royal Shakespeare Company!


For the second time the Dulwich Players’ open-air Shakespeare production has been accepted to be part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages Project. Starting three years ago, the RSC invited amateur groups undertaking productions […]

The Lost Romance of Elizabeth Linley


Visitors to Dulwich Picture Gallery will know Elizabeth Linley immediately: the love-struck 18-year-old with her sister Mary in Gainsborough’s show-stopping double portrait. The more loyal may remember a later painting, lent from Washington for the […]

A night of romantic music – Glyndebourne style


William Vann is a man on the go. This young musician and accompanist has just wrapped up the London English Song Festival, which he founded, to great acclaim. Last week he had an unexpected concert […]

A feast for everyone with an eye for design – and beautiful cars!


You may well wonder why Dulwich Picture Gallery has invited a car designer to come and talk – and to show his latest designs and some classics. To paraphrase the M&S ad, this is not […]

‘Landscape with Windmills near Haarlem’ by Jacob Van Ruisdael, John Constable & Walter Kershaw

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In about 1650 Jacob Van Ruisdael painted a landscape that typified his native Netherlands: two windmills, a large church on the horizon, a thatched cottage with a lady in a red dress giving something to […]

GalleryFilm serves up the best of films in a convivial club atmosphere


Liz Buchanan, who heads the GalleryFilm team at Dulwich Picture Gallery, admits they do not always get it right. “This season we have tried to appeal to our filmgoers by listening to what they want. […]

The author Sarah Dunant – Next star turn in the series In Their Own Words

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The partnership between Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and Dulwich Books, recently winner of the Best British Independent Bookshop, continues apace. The winning team at Dulwich Books still manages to attract star names of a […]

Puppets to enchant children and grown-ups alike


Drew Colby is Britain’s only professional puppeteer and although still a young man he can boast of a career stretching back some 27 years, but then he produced his first performance when only twelve years […]

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