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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How to Train Your Dragon with Cressida Cowell

Sunday 13th September, 3.00pm

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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An Evening with Tom Holland

Thursday 24th September 2015

Village Books in association with Alleyn’s School, is delighted to welcome Tom Holland to Dulwich.

Tom is the award winning and bestselling author of Rubicon, Persian Fire, Millenium and In the Shadow of the Sword. In Rubicon he recounted the final 100 years of the Roman Republic. Now he returns to Rome, telling the story of the House of Caesar with its gallery of leading characters: Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and finally Nero. Dynasty promises to be equally as riveting as Rubicon. Tom will be talking about his work, answering questions, and signing copies of Dynasty which will be available on the night at the special price of £20.

This event takes place in Alleyn's Great Hall.

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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.