Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh talk Sweets & Cakes

Monday 25 September, 7.30pm

Village Books, in association with Alleyn's School, are thrilled to welcome Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh to the MCT at Alleyn's!

Yotam’s new book Sweet is a return to his roots as a pastry chef and offers a mouth-watering array of recipes for hand-crafted sweet treats, freshly made with love, flair, real ingredients and lots of attention to detail.

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Alleyn's International Concert Series: Benjamin Baker (violin) & Daniel Lebhardt (piano)

Monday 9 October, 7.30pm

Music by Beethoven, Ysaÿe  & Richard Strauss.

As soloists, both musicians have the remarkable distinction of winning both
the Young Concert Artists International in New York and the UKs Young Classical Artists Trust and have formed a highly successful and in-demand duo.

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Adam Kay at the MCT at Alleyn's


Wednesday 18 October , 7:30pm

Join Village Books and Alleyn's School for and evening in the company of comedian, writer and former junior doctor, Adam Kay, as he brings his stand-up set to his childhood home of Dulwich to mark the publication of his new book This is Going to Hurt.

Be prepared to laugh and cry as Adam Kay converses with renowned broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kholi. Revealing his experiences and the joy, pain, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy he faced and what made him finally hang up his stethoscope.

Age Suitability: 18+

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An Evening with Philip Pullman

Tuesday 7 November, 7:30pm

Join Village Books and Alleyn's School to hear Philip Pullman in conversation with The Sunday Times journalist, Nicolette Jones, as he talks about his life in writing and his new collection of essays on story telling Daemon Voices.

Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling is a unique collection of Philip Pullman's essays, written over 20 years and brought together now for the first time.
Together, these essays form a lively personal exploration of storytelling by one of the world's greatest storytellers.

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An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Tuesday 3 October, 7.30pm

Village Books in Dulwich Village and Alleyn's School are incredibly excited to host Alexander McCall Smith for a talk on writing his wonderfully popular books and what makes him write.

An evening with Alexander McCall Smith is an evening of sheer delight. Join the worldwide best-selling author as he discusses the eagerly anticipated new Isabel Dalhousie novel, A Distant View of Everything, and catch up with little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. 

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Judith Kerr in conversation with Nicolette Jones

Sunday 15 October, 3pm

Village Books and Alleyn's School are delighted to welcome Judith Kerr to the MCT at Alleyn's. 

Judith Kerr is one of the nation’s most celebrated and beloved authors. Join The Sunday Times children’s literary editor Nicolette Jones and Judith for a fascinating chat about her latest book, Katinka's Tail

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Plosive Comedy in Dulwich: Sara Pascoe

Saturday 4 November, 8pm

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

Sara Pascoe is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, acclaimed author and star of Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, QI and Mock the Week.

Joining Sara are hugely talented stand-up Tez Ilyas – who’s appeared on The Last Leg, Mock the Week and Live from The BBC as well as starring in his own Radio 4 show – and shape-shifting absurdist and fast-rising leftfield star Jordan Brookes, and podcasting champ (‘All Killa No Filla’ podcast) and Chortle Award nominee Kiri Pritchard-McLean as MC.

Tickets: £16
Ages: 18+

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


An Evening with Alison Weir

Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm

Village Books in Dulwich Village and Alleyn's School are delighted to host a talk from Alison Weir as she shares with us the dramatic story of five Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, to the turbulent Empress Maud, who fought a bitter war with her cousin King Stephen, and founded the Plantagenet dynasty as the mother of Henry II. 

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Plosive Comedy in Dulwich: Tim Key

Friday 6 October, 8pm

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

Headlining the inaugural Plosive Comedy in Dulwich gig is Tim Key – Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, ‘Alan Partridge’ star and Radio 4 regular. ‘He’s a genius plain and simple’ Time Out.

Joining Tim are multimedia mischief maker and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Mat Ewins, Bathgate-born stand-up and star of Viceland’s ‘Brexit Stage Left’ Fern Brady, and MC Lloyd Griffith, the new co-host of 'Soccer AM'.

Tickets: £16
Ages: 18+

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


An Evening with Robert Harris

Monday 16 October, 7.30pm

Join Village Books and Alleyn's School and hear Robert Harris talk about his writing and his new book Munich.

Munich is set over the four days of the Munich Conference, and is filled with the real-life characters and events of the time.

Robert Harris is the author of eleven bestselling novels: The Cicero Trilogy - Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and Conclave.

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An Evening with Evan Davis

Sunday 5 November, 7.30pm

Village Books and Alleyn's School are thrilled to host this event in which Evan will talk post truth, what it means for us and for our future. 

Why we have reached 'Peak Bullshit' and what we can do about it

Lies and deception, flannel and waffle, distracting decoration or flamboyance, artifice and insincerity, pure nonsense and gibberish: everywhere you look. And never has there been more concern about it. From President Trump to the Brexit debate, we hear constant talk of falsehoods and fake news, and appeals to alternative facts. So why has it apparently become the communications strategy of our time?

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