How to Train Your Dragon with Cressida Cowell

Sunday 13th September, 3.00 pm

Village Books, in association with Alleyn’s School, is delighted to present How  to Train Your Dragon with Cressida Cowell.

Join the bestselling author and illustrator of the wildly popular series, How To Train Your Dragon (also a blockbuster film series), as she talks about the LAST book in the series, How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury.  Get top tips on becoming an author or illustrator, listen to the behind-the-scenes details about how the books became films, and learn some Dragonese. This event is unmissable!

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Cooking and Conversation with Rick Stein

Thursday 3rd September 2015

One of our favourite TV chefs is back with a memorable new food odyssey as he explores the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean. His new book, From Venice to Istanbul, accompanies a major BBC TWO series and takes us on a mouth-watering journey from Venice through Greece, Croatia and Albania to Turkey and beyond.

Rick Stein is a vivacious and captivating speaker and this will be an extremely entertaining evening as he demonstrates dishes from the book and answers questions from the audience.

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The MCT at Alleyn's


Alison Balsom & Friends

Thursday 15th October 2015

Three-time winner at the Classical BRITs and 2013 Gramophone Artist of the Year, trumpeter Alison Balsom has an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors and is one of the most sought after musicians on the international circuit today.

As Patron of Brass for Africa, Alison is presenting this concert as part of the Alleyn's International Concert Series, but in support of the charity's mission to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and their communities in Africa through brass music and brass music education. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Brass for Africa.

The opportunity to learn and to play music together is quite literally life changing, especially for children surviving on the fringes of society in Africa. You can read more about the wonderful work of this charity at

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The MCT at Alleyn's, Alleyn's School, Townley Road, East Dulwich SE22 8SU.   Box Office: 0208 557 1541.