Inequality and the 1%

Dulwich Festival Event

Friday 8th May at 7:30pm in Alleyn's Great Hall

Danny Dorling in conversation with Zoe Williams

It seems that the gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. What is the true cost of the financial division in our society? Is inequality in our society the greatest threat we face?

Leading social thinker & Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, Danny Dorling will explore these questions with award-winning Guardian journalist and author, Zoe Williams.

A fascinating exploration is promised with ample opportunity for questions.

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Comedy Double Bill: Liam Williams with Jonny Pelham

Dulwich Festival Event

Saturday 9th May at 8:00pm in the MCT at Alleyn's

Liam Williams presents his acclaimed ‘Capitalism’ show. Nominated for a Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, it is an erudite, eloquent hour about Generation Y angst. ‘An intelligent, brilliantly funny and densely layered show’ (The Independent).

Liam is supported by Jonny Pelham, nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer and judges choice in the BBC New Comedy Awards.

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David Starkey: Magna Carta

Dulwich Festival Event

Saturday 16th May at 7:30pm in Alleyn's Great Hall

The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the 13th century agreement that, imperfect though it was, and radically modified in its first ten years, limited for the first time the power of the monarch by stating the basic rights, privileges, and liberties of leading citizens and clergy.

There are few more stimulating thinkers, and few who understand better the way the most powerful have thought throughout our history. His assessment of the situation then, and how our constitution stands today exactly 800 years later, will amaze and challenge you.

A Cambridge educated grammar school boy who became a respected LSE lecturer, a uniquely abrasive debater on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, and the creator and presenter of many very popular historical TV series …on such subjects as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, the Monarchy, the Churchills, and Music and Monarchy.

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Shami Chakrabarti

Dulwich Books of West Dulwich and Alleyn's are thrilled to host a talk with Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.

Drawing on her own life and work, and on Liberty’s campaigning on issues including privacy, 42 day detention and ASBOs, Shami will share with you why our fundamental rights and freedoms are paramount in upholding democracy, and how they are coming under unprecedented pressure today.

The talk will take place in the Great Hall at Alleyn's. Seating unreserved.

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Photo: Jo Metson-Scott

The MCT at Alleyn's


The Art of Eating Well with the Hemsley Sisters

Demonstration & Tastings

Tickets £12.50 includes cocktail (served from 7.00pm)

Concessions Under 18 £10, includes mocktail (served from 7.00pm)

Thursday 4th June 7.30pm

Join us for an evening with the very talented Hemsley sisters. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are food lovers with a passion for wellness and delicious, nutrient-dense cooking. As well as being authors of the international bestselling cookbook The Art of Eating Well and contributors to and the Guardian, Jasmine and Melissa cook and consult for celebrities and high-profile events around the world. As well as watching them demonstrate some of their gorgeous recipes, you will be able to taste the food, and enjoy a delicious cocktail. There will be time for questions and the event will be followed by a book signing of The Art of Eating Well.

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Emma Johnson (clarinet) with John Lenehan (piano)

Since winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 1984, leading clarinettist Emma Johnson has enjoyed extraordinary popularity and an international career taking her to major venues in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australasia. She will be joined by pianist John Lenehan, their recent recording of sonatas by Brahms and Mendelssohn being described as "definitive…triumphant…a landmark disc" in The Observer. 'Britain's favourite clarinettist' The Times

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