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Churchill’s Iceman – an unsung hero and a true eccentric

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The name of Geoffrey Pyke does not mean anything to most people today, but when he died 1948 The Times wrote in its obituary that he was “one of the most original figures of the […]

Staying Power: Portraiture and the portrayal of Africans in Art

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The title of this unprecedented series in conjunction with Dulwich Picture Gallery and The Black Cultural Archives comes from Peter Fryer’s groundbreaking book of 1948, Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain who […]

Noah’s Ark; The secrets finally revealed after thousands of years

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Dr Irving Finkel’s book The Ark before Noah is a great read but the story how the author got hold of the facts for his exciting tale is worth another book. Irving Finkel is the […]

Your Christmas shopping done in one day – and all in Dulwich!

Forget the traffic of the West End, the usual offerings of gift packs and pre-Christmas queues and inflated prices. Dulwich can offer so much more and all within walking distance. The Friends of Dulwich Picture […]

South London’s leading ensemble finally appears at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Dominic Moore, the musical director of the renowned St George’s Chamber Ensemble, is also one of the three founders of St George’s Chamber Orchestra. Just days before our chat they had a celebration concert to […]

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Open Exhibition a beautiful success

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Something new keeps catching my eye. I’ve already walked through Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Open Exhibition two, three times, but I still feel I haven’t taken in nearly enough. The variety of colors, styles, techniques; the […]

Lee Miller, the legendary photographer who speaks to women of today

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Lee Miller was born in 1907 but for women of today she is a real shape-shifter. Her life would make an exciting film, all the ingredients are there; glamour and fame, lovers in exotic places, […]

Concert and puppets: treats for all families at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Last year Dulwich Picture Gallery hosted the first of the well-known Cavatina concerts aimed at children and it was a great success. Lately discussion has raged in the media since recent statistics showed that pupils […]

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