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LAURA FISHMAN: INFINITE POSSIBILITIES 

508 Gallery, King’s Road

Thur 8 Nov-Wed 21 Nov

Resident artist, American Laura Fishman is back with an outstanding exhibition of a collection of styles. Landscape artist of the year runner up, Laura’s exciting solo exhibition explores her drip and pour paintings. Her primary motivation has been nature and the world. With bold brushstrokes, drips and pours, Laura connects with the viewer through the language of colour and paint to convey her experiences.

www.508kingsroad.com

FIREWORKS

(Best to book)

Sat 3 Nov

Dulwich Sports Club, from 5pm

Lambeth Fireworks, Brockwell Park, from 5pm

Morden Park, 6.30pm

Battersea Park, from 6pm

Mon 5 Nov

Crystal Palace Park, from 6pm

Wimbledon Park, from 6.30pm

 

CHINEKE! ENSEMBLE

Trinity Church Wimbledon

Sun 11 Nov

Chineke! founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku, to champion change and celebrate ethnic diversity in classical music presents a programme including Beethoven’s Septet, a Boccherini Sonata,  works by Chevalier de Saint-George, the first classical composer of African ancestry and by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, lauded in his day as the ‘African Mahler’.

www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk/chineke.php

MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH ART SALE

Bonhams, New Bond Street

Wed 14 Nov

Mask, an extremely rare sculpture by Henry Moore is the highlight of this sale. Estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000, it is being offered for sale for the first time for more than 80 years, and has never before been put up for auction.

www.bonhams.com

SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE

Temple

Wed 14 Nov-Jan 13

Somerset House’s grand 18th-century courtyard is the stunning setting for a beautiful ice rink. No matter how unimpressive your skating skills a trip to this 900-square-metre outdoor rink will be the very definition of festive fun.There are lots of tempting extras too: the Fortnum’s Lodge offers champagne, mulled wine and winter dining; and Skate Lates will feature top-notch DJs and music nights. Better get your skates on. 

www.somersethouse.org.uk

Also Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Oct 25-Jan 6

ANIMALIS

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Until 27 Jan 2019

These intimate performances (six each Sunday), choreographed by the critically acclaimed dancer Dane Hurst, run alongside the Ribera: Art of Violence exhibition and will give form to the emotional tensions, psychological resonances and physical impulses in Ribera’s work.  

www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

LIVING WITH BUILDINGS

Wellcome Collection

Until Mar 3

How does our built environment affect us? Examine some of the ways in which architecture and the built environment interact with concerns of health and wellbeing. From the slums of 19th-century London to the bold experiments of postwar urban planners to therapeutic spaces for people affected by cancer, look anew at the buildings that surround us and shape us.

www.wellcomecollection.org 

MIDCENTURY MODERN SHOW

Dulwich College

Sun 18 Nov, 10am-4pm

View a wide selection of collectable vintage furniture and home ephemera and source the latest designs in wallpaper, ceramics, cushions and gifts from 85 dealers and designers.

www.modernshows.com

CROCHETDERMY

Horniman Museum & Gardens

Until Mar 7

See Shauna Richardson’s beautifully crafted, life-size crochet animal sculptures, inspired and informed by natural history. Trophy heads of animals including a bear, lioness and wild boar look down at visitors from the walls, while monkeys and an ‘Evolution’ graphics panel chart the development of Shauna’s work and life as an artist.

www.horniman.ac.uk

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