Henry Marsh at the Alleyn's Holly Fair in conversation with Rosemary Bennett


Saturday 2 December, 11.30am

Henry Marsh was one of Britain’s foremost brain surgeons, and worked as Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley’s/St George’s Hospital in London for thirty years. Since retiring from full-time work in the NHS, he has continued to operate and lecture abroad, in Nepal, Albania and Ukraine.

His prize-winning memoir, Do No Harm, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. He has been the subject of two award-winning documentary films, Your Life In Their Hands and The English Surgeon. He was made a CBE in 2010.

Ticket includes free entry to the Holly Fair.

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'Lose Weight for Good' with Tom Kerridge


Tuesday 30 January, 7.30pm

Village Books and Alleyn's School invite you to hear Michelin-star chef Tom Kerridge talk about how to cook full flavour meals for a low-calorie diet with a difference. Tom will be in conversation and there'll be lots of time at the end for your questions.

As Tom says: 'It's impossible to stick to a diet if the food you're expected to eat is boring and doesn't fill you up. So I've developed lots of tasty and satisfying recipes that people will love to cook and eat, but that will also help them lose weight. I truly believe that this attitude works. I've been there myself and now I want to help others get there too.'

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Photo Credit: Cristian Barnett

Comedy Session at the Alleyn's Holly Fair


Saturday 2 December, 1pm

Trevor Lock first went on the telly with Lee and Herring, on Radio 4 with The Afternoon Play and on tour with Stewart Lee. He starred in all three series of Channel 4’s British Comedy Award winning, BAFTA nominated Star Stories, wrote two plays for Radio 4 and once addressed the Oxford Union on the meaning of life. True stories, one-liners, flights of fancy and plausible theories, all went into his stream of consciousness freestyle stand up.

‘Blew me away… a masterclass in comedy performance’Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

Sarah Keyworth, originally from Nottingham is an exciting new comic. Since starting comedy in 2015, she has come Runner Up in the Funny Women Awards, been a finalist in Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year and has supported Stewart Francis, Kerry Godliman, Abandoman and Jan Ravens on tour in venues all over the UK.

'Charming' - The Independent

Joey Page has spent the last few years blustering around the comedy circuit, supporting the likes of Josie Long and Noel Fielding and appearing on shows such as BBC Three’s comedy marathon, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.

'Spaced out magical humour' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Age suitability: 14+

Ticket includes free entry to the Holly Fair.

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Alleyn's International Concert Series: Castalian String Quartet

Tuesday 27 February, 7.30pm

Sini Simonen & Daniel Roberts (violins), Charlotte Bonneton (viola) & Christopher Graves (‘cello)

Music by Haydn, Dutilleux & Schumann

The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene. Over the last three years they have won top prizes at major international competitions in Canada (Banff), Lyon, Hanover and the UK.

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Plosive Comedy in Dulwich: Reginald D Hunter

Saturday 2 December, 8pm

The best in alternative comedy comes to the MCT at Alleyn's, featuring hand-picked line-ups of the finest comics.

The challenging, intelligent and blissfully funny Reginald D Hunter - as seen on 'Have I Got News For You', 'Live at the Apollo' and '8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown' - headlines December's show.

Joing Reg are giddy stand-up Lou Sanders - who's appeared on 'Live at the BBC', 'Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled' and the new 'Russell Howard Hour' - ever-inventive absurdist hero and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ben Target and critically-acclaimed filth merchant Fin Taylor as MC.

Tickets: £16 

Ages: 18+

For more information and booking visit, www.plosive.co.uk

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