Alleyn's International Concert Series: Jennifer Pike with Martin Roscoe

Tuesday 21 June - 7.30pm

In demand as soloist and recitalist all over the world, Jennifer is known as an artist of exceptional integrity and depth, whilst her ability to “hold an audience spellbound” (The Strad) and “luminous beauty of tone” (The Observer) have established her as one of the most exciting artists performing today. Since gaining recognition in 2002 when she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year at the age of 12, Jennifer has taken the musical world by storm. She made acclaimed debuts at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall three years later, with many subsequent Proms appearances including as 'featured artist', she has been a BBC New Generation Artist, and is the only classical artist to ever win the South Bank Show / Times Breakthrough Award.

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Jeremy Bowen: The Making of the Modern Middle East, A Personal Story

Thursday 29 September - 7:30pm

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor has been covering the region since 1989. This is his account of the making of the modern Middle East.

In this new book, in part based on his acclaimed podcast, Bowen takes us on a journey across the Middle East and through its history. He meets ordinary men and women on the front line, their leaders, whether brutal or benign, and he explores the power games that have so often wreaked devastation on civilian populations as those leaders, whatever their motives, jostle for political, religious and economic control.

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An Evening with Maggie O'Farrell

Thursday 1 September - 7:30pm

Maggie O’Farrell is a bestselling and award-winning author. She has written eight novels and in 2020 her novel Hamnet won the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Maggie will be discussing her latest novel The Marriage Portrait with journalist Hannah Beckerman.

The Marriage Portrait brings to life Florence in the 1560s as Maggie tells the tale of Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de’ Medici. When Lucrezia’s sister dies on the eve of marriage to Alfonso d’Este, ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust into the limelight. Alfonso quickly asks for her hand in marriage and Lucrezia faces court life for the first time.  

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An Evening with Elly Griffiths

Thursday 6 October - 7:30pm

Village Books and the MCT at Alleyn’s are delighted to welcome bookshop favourite Elly Griffiths to Dulwich to celebrate the publication of her new thriller Bleeding Heart Yard.

Elly Griffiths is the author of the bestselling series featuring Dr Ruth Galloway. The most recent, The Locked Room, was a Sunday Times hardback number one. The series has won the CWA Dagger in the Library and has been shortlisted five times for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

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Sabrina Ghayour: Persiana Everyday

Monday 19 September - 7:30pm

Persiana Everyday is a new collection of more than 100 fuss-free, crowd-pleasing recipes for everyday eating. Designed to ensure maximum flavour with the greatest of ease – including no-cook, quick-prep, quick-cook and one-pot dishes – Persiana Everyday is full of generous, inviting and delicious recipes to cook again and again for family and friends. Recipes include pomegranate and harissa roasted aubergine steak; sticky tamarind, garlic & tomato green beans; orange & dark chocolate rubble cake, and more.

Persiana Everyday will be the go-to cookbook for those who love food packed with flavour but whether due to a busy family or simply due to life’s demanding pace, just don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen.

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