East Dulwich Literary Festival - Public Events
The fourth East Dulwich Literary Festival, organised by Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, opens on Monday 4 July, with a week-long programme of performances, readings and talks, including events open to the public. The theme for 2016 is Growing Up, with many of the scheduled events focusing on childhood, adolescence and old age.
Public events will take place at our local community inn The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE.
Tuesday 5 July, 19:30, £2.50
Connecting people through stories. Spark London is true stories told from the stage.
Driven by the principals of community, authenticity and sharing, storytelling nights have been popping up across London and one of the most popular is Spark.
Every week Spark hold nights in venues across the city which include open-mic nights as well as curated evenings which are recorded and turned into a monthly podcast by acclaimed producer Matt Hill.
Following the festival’s theme Growing Up, a number of storytellers will share their tales before offering the mic to audience members who feel inspired to tell their own true story.
Expect the unusual, the hilarious, the tragic and the heart warming.
Live Music: Poppy Ajudha
Wednesday 6 July, 19:30, £2.50
Poppy Ajudha is a musician from South East London who merges elements of soul and jazz with funky rhythms. As an artist she has released on Catching Flies’ own record label with Clash Magazine and had tracks remixed by the likes of Imagined Herbal Flows, Tom Misch and Uffe. Her spellbinding vocals have graced tracks and live sets from acts such as Sumochief, Ben Hayes, Othasoul, VI & SE Dub Collective and with recognition steadily building and a continual thirst for writing, you can expect a lot more to come from Poppy Ajudha this year.
Poppy will be performing with a live band at the Ivy House on Stuart Road.
Harris Girls’ Literary Pub Quiz
Thursday 7 July, 19:30, £2 per person
English Teacher Mr Brown will host a quick fire quiz with a literary theme including a picture and music round!
Join us with your knowledge of literary greats, from Charles Dickens to JK Rowling!
Teams of 6, entry £2 per person
Public events will take place at The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE. Tickets available from the school reception or on the door (if not sold out), or from Eventbrite (additional booking fee applies).
Find out about our student events too.