Vietnam with Sir Max Hastings

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Thursday 15 November, 7.30pm

Village Books and Alleyn's School Enterprises invite you to an evening with Sir Max Hastings.

From the best-selling author of All Hell Let Loose comes a masterful chronicle of one of the most devastating international conflicts of the 20th century and how its people were affected. Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive conflict since the Second World War.  Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.

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Alleyn's Holly Fair Comedy Session


Saturday 1 December, 1pm

Dane Baptiste
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ Scotsman
★★★★ Fest Magazine

Joey Page
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks
★★★★ Chortle.co.uk
★★★★ Australia Times

Jenny Collier
★★★★★ Edfest Mag

Age restriction: 16+

Ticket includes free entry to the Holly Fair.

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Dan Snow: On This Day in History

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Wednesday 28 November, 7.30pm

Join us for an evening with Dan Snow as he looks back at over 3000 years of the most important stories from the past. From the Ides of March to D-Day, Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that happened on each day of the year. Some are famous – from Julius Caesar fatally ignoring a soothsayer’s warning about 15 March to how World War II actually ended (D-Day) – and others more surprising – from Ada Lovelace’s meeting in 1833 which led to the invention of the computer, or the Great Beer Flood of 1814 that killed eight people. Dan shows how each offers a different and unexpected insight into our past.

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Alleyn's Holly Fair: Cathy Newman in conversation with Rosemary Bennett


Saturday 1 December, 11am

Cathy Newman is one of Channel 4 News' anchors, having joined as a political correspondent in 2006.

Her book, Bloody Brilliant Women, is about the pioneering women who defied the odds to make careers for themselves and alter the course of modern history; women who achieved what they achieved while dismantling hostile, entrenched views about their place in society.

Cathy will be in conversation with Rosemary Bennett who is Education Editor of The Times, having joined the paper as Deputy Political Editor in 2002. She was born and grew up in Belfast during the 1970s before moving to England to study and started her newspaper career at the Financial Times. At The Times she campaigned successfully to reform the law on adoption, and led the paper's 'Time to Mind' campaign to raise the profile of poor teenage mental health. 

Ticket includes free entry to the Holly Fair.

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'La Bohème' at Alleyn's Holly Fair


Saturday 1 December, 11.30am

Alleyn's Holly Fair & OperaUpClose present Puccini's La Bohème in a new English version by Robien Norton-Hale.

★★★★ New York Times
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ Sunday Express
★★★★ Daily Express

Ticket includes free entry to the Holly Fair.

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Plosive Comedy in Dulwich: James Acaster

Friday 7 December, 8pm

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

Netflix star JAMES ACASTER – as seen on ‘Taskmaster’ and ‘Mock the Week’ – headlines December’s show.

Plus ‘Live at the Apollo’ star JEN BRISTER, BBC Three’s LUKE MCQUEEN and acclaimed stand-up GARRETT MILLERICK

Tickets: £17

Age restriction: 18+

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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)
Music by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich 

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. Individually they have garnered numerous awards and accolades, and as a trio are regularly heard on BBC Radio 3 and at Festivals throughout the UK and abroad. They revel in the fact that few pronounce the name of their trio correctly, and always hope that they’ll be able to live up to the word’s French meaning, hooligans, as they approach middle age!

For more information & booking

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