Introducing All@Alleyn's

We are delighted to introduce the All@Alleyn’s series of free-to-attend lectures and workshops for 2019, delivered by subject specialists, and to invite friends and neighbours from the local community to take part. There will be something for everyone, so please do come and participate – simply book your free place via this website.

All@Alleyn’s forms part of Alleyn’s School’s programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Edward Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift, alongside formal commemorative events and the launch of an ambitious bursary fundraising campaign.

Learn more about Alleyn’s 400 here.


An Evening of Storytelling, Family Secrets and the Bonds That Tie Us Together

 Tuesday 5 March, 7.30pm

Join Village Books and Alleyn's School Enterprises Ltd for an evening with three fabulous novelists.

Ruth Hogan’s debut novel The Keeper of Lost Things was a Sunday Times Bestseller, and has sold over 800,000 copies since publication. Her latest novel Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel is a story about mothers and daughters, families and secrets, and the astonishing power of friendship.

Hannah Beckerman’s novel If Only I Could Tell You has been gathering praise from authors including Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, John Boyne, Kate Mosse and Erin Kelly. 

Harriet Evans is the author of Sunday Times bestselling novels The Butterfly Summer and A Place For Us. Harriet’s latest novel, The Wildflowers, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick for 2018 and has praised by authors such as Sophie Kinsella, Lesley Pearce and India Knight. 

Harriet, Ruth and Hannah will be in conversation with publicist Becky Hunter.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Food and Nutrition

Wednesday 27 March, 6pm

Pasta-Making Workshop with the Food and Nutrition Department

Do you know your bucatini from your spaghetti and your farfalle from your fusilli? Spend a few hours with our Food and Nutrition teachers learning to make fresh pasta and learning about some of the more than 400 different pasta shapes. We'll also show you how to best use them in dishes that change to match the season.

SOLD OUT

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All@Alleyn's Series: Art History

Monday 17 June, 7pm

Camille Pissarro at work in Dulwich by Miss Alex Smith

What drew one of the most enigmatic Impressionist painters to our corner of South London? Explore how the atmosphere and landmarks (past and present) of Dulwich and its surroundings were captured by this French master and see some familiar sights in a new light.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Archive Workshop

Tuesday 16 July, 1.30pm

A Beginner’s Guide to Family History with Miss Nicola Waddington (School Archivist)

This session focuses on the main sources for researching family history and demonstrates how to access sources via Ancestry. It takes the participants on a chronological journey, starting with the present, and works backwards looking at which archive sources can be used for which periods of history. 

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: History

Thursday 7 November, 7pm

Who are the Germans? by Dr Gary Savage (Headmaster)

As the UK redefines its relationship with the EU, it has perhaps never been more important to try to understand our close neighbours, sometimes friends and erstwhile enemies. This Lecture will do so via a whistle-stop analysis of some of the pivotal moments and personalities in German history, from the (Holy) Roman Empire and the Reformation to Bismarck and the Berlin Wall, right up until the present day – Merkel, the refugee crisis and the future.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Psychology

Tuesday 26 February, 5pm

The Psychology of Evil by Mr Stephen Keeler 

Do evil people exist? Are evil acts only carried out by evil people, or is anyone capable of them under the right (or wrong!) circumstances? Find out how evil occurs in the world, from a psychological point of view.

Tickets are free but must be booked online. 

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Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Nina Conti

Friday 8 March, 8pm
 
Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.

NINA CONTI – star of ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Cats Does Countdown’ and ‘QI’ – headlines March’s show.

Plus Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee SARAH KENDALL, ‘All Killa No Filla’ podcaster RACHEL FAIRBURN and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ star LOU SANDERS

Tickets: £17

Age restriction: 18+

For more information and booking you will be redirected to the Plosive Comedy website


Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Shappi Khorsandi

Friday 5 April, 8pm
 
Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.

SHAPPI KHORSANDI – star of ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘I’m a Celeb’ and ‘QI’ – headlines April’s show.

Plus ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’ star DANE BAPTISTE, and more exciting acts to be announced. 

Tickets: £17

Age restriction: 18+

For more information and booking you will be redirected tot the Plosive Comedy website


All@Alleyn's Series: Film Studies

Thursday 16 May, 6.30pm

'Shakespeare in Love' and all that: representations of the Elizabethans in film by Mr Mark Grogan

Britain in the late 16th century: one of cinema’s go-to periods for drama, suspense, and intrigue. From the many film versions of Shakespeare's plays, to explorations of the religious and political turmoil of the Elizabethan 'Golden Age', this short talk explores the cinematic representation of the people who lived on ‘this sceptred isle’ around the time of the founding of Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift in 1619. 

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Archive Workshop

Tuesday 23 July, 1.30pm

Family History Drop-in Surgery with Miss Nicola Waddington (School Archivist)

Are you stuck at a point with your family history? This is a surgery session for people who would like to work on their family history overseen by a qualified archivist. Course participants will need a current subscription to the on-line family history sources that they wish to access in the session. Computers will be provided. You will work live on your project while having someone experienced with archive sources on hand to help with questions.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: History

Thursday 28 November, 7pm

Why is Tolkien so popular? by Revd Anthony Buckley (former Chaplain of Alleyn's, currently City Rector of Oxford)

It was originally panned by critics but increasingly loved by readers. Why has The Lord of the Rings achieved such enduring popularity?

Tickets are free but must be booked online. 

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Alleyn's International Concert Series: Trio Apaches

Thursday 28 February, 7.30pm

Matthew Trusler (Violin), Thomas Carroll (Cello), Ashley Wass (Piano)

This Piano Trio comprises three of the UK’s most respected soloists and are known not only for their imaginative programming and virtuosity, but also for their uniquely engaging chemistry and their relaxed, informal stage manner. 

Programme:

Saint-Saens (arr. Trio Apaches) – Danse Macabre

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2 in C minor Op.66

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line with Dr David Nott

Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with David Nott who will be discussing his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line.

David Nott is a consultant surgeon for the NHS but for more than twenty five years, he has taken unpaid leave from his job to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. Driven both by compassion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, David is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

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All@Alleyn's Series: English

Wednesday 24 April, 5pm

Shakespeare: a potted history of the 'Upstart Crow' by Mrs Claire Heindl

What do we know about the most famous of English playwrights and his place at the heart of the dynamic (and sometimes dangerous) world of Elizabethan theatre? From explosive performances, plague and posthumous publication to a still-thriving life-after-death, revisit the story of Ned Alleyn’s best known contemporary.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Design and Technology

Wednesday 26 June, 2.15pm

The Letterpress Workshop with the Food and Nutrition Department

Come and discover the history and changing technology of letterpress with our Design and Technology Department, and carve and print with your own wooden letterpress letter.

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All@Alleyn's Series: English

Tuesday 17 September, 5pm

Edith Wharton, the short story and the magazines, with Dr Sarah Whitehead (English)

Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald famously called it 'going whoring', but Edith Wharton made selling her stories to the magazines a lucrative means of further exercising her developed taste for irony. Find out how she beat the editors and advertisers at their own game and became the bestselling American writer of her age.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Sport

Tuesday 8 October, 7pm

Holistic Development through Sport by Mr Dan Bearfoot-Fallon and Mr Gavin English

Director of Sport, Gavin English, and Dan Bearfoot-Fallon, our Sports First Aid Officer and functional movement specialist, talk about developing character through sport and ways to offer physiological support to young people, and help them to prevent and recover from injury.

Tickets are free but must be booked online. 

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