We have our very own brand new cinema now – in Lordship lane

East Dulwich Picturehouse is open!
Around Dulwich 23 April 2015 East Dulwich Picturehouse is open!2015-04-23T14:30:50+00:00 Local News, News

After a successful VIP launch last week, the East Dulwich Picturehouse officially opened today!

The Cinema is equipped with state of the art digital projection and sound technology, with comfortable seating and ample legroom. There are 3 Screens totalling a capacity of 244 seats: Screen 1 – 105 seats, Screen 2 – 86 seats and Screen 3 – 53 seats, with extra seating for the disabled. There is also a café/bar serving good quality adult and children’s victuals from a menu created by an experienced chef, with beverages of equal standards, serving espresso drinks of fine Fairtrade coffee and an array of quality wines and boutique beers.

East Dulwich Picturehouse & Café will be exhibiting an eclectic and diverse programme of films, including the best of Mainstream, as well as British Independent, World Cinema, Documentaries and Arthouse films. There will also be the Picturehouse Screen Arts programme, which includes gems from the ‘National Theatre’, ‘Met Opera’, ‘Royal Shakespeare Company’, ‘Bolshoi Ballet’ and many more special screenings and events.

Film listings for w/c Friday 24th April – Thursday 30th April are below:

East Dulwich Picturehouse Listings 23rd-30th April 2


Gardens – Seed Swaps – Food Growing Workshops

Spring has brought out two initiatives at the Rosendale Allotment Association at the Lambeth end of Turney Road.  They are open to everyone whether you have an allotment or not and are a beginner or an expert.

The first is the opportunity to swap seeds and seedlings with other gardeners.  The first swap is on 11 April and full details are here:

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Secondly, Food Growing Workshops start on 27 June with an introduction to organic gardening and the sessions continue in the summer.  Details here:

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Quietway for Turney Rd – Street meeting Sat 18 April 10.30am in the SCST Pavilion.

The Mayor of London and the London Borough Councils are developing cycling strategies.

The Mayor of London has set out his Vision for Cycling programme, amongst which are two key elements:

  • Two flagship segregated Cycle Superhighways, one East-West from Tower Hill to Westbourne Terrace, and one North-South, from Elephant & Castle to King’s Cross.
  • A new network of ‘Quietways’ – direct, continuous, fully-signposted routes on peaceful side streets, running far into the suburbs, and aimed at people put off by cycling in traffic.

A Quietway is proposed to run along Turney Road.

What is a Quietway?  According to the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, Quietways comprise: “A cross-London network of high quality guided routes being created on low-traffic back streets and other routes so that different kinds of cyclists can choose the routes which suit them.

Unlike the old London Cycle Network, Quietways will be direct. They will be better surfaced. They will be clearly signed, mostly on the road itself, making it impossible to lose your way. Each route will be delivered as a whole, not piecemeal and they will not give up at the difficult places”.

The proposals are at an early stage and the precise proposals are not yet known.

The Committee of TRRA is addressing this issue and wishes to develop a response, to both Southwark and Lambeth Councils, that has the support of residents.  We would welcome your views and invite you to come along.

We will also be able to inform you about the Green Spine Initiative.

The Green Spine Initiative Is a community approach to enhance the general street environment and encourage wildlife through a series of mini community projects along Turney Road

Both require some serious consideration and hope you can join us. If you cannot make the meeting but wish to make comments then please email: michael@cama.clara.net

Quietway meeting notice

Garden Enthusiasts Alert!!

St Christopher’s Hospice is again supported by this garden opening.

This year the specific hospice benefit opening is on 7 June.

For both openings there will be wind players from Dulwich Symphony Orchestra playing mostly classical music throughout the afternoon.


103 and 105 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ

Sunday June 7, 2-5 pm for St.Christopher’s Hospice

Sunday June 21, 2-5 pm for the National Gardens Scheme (yellow book)

Both days:  £5 entry, children free, No dogs.

Teas, cakes and PLANTS for sale

All proceeds go to the charities concerned.