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Grove Vale Library

Grove Vale Library
Grove Vale Library

Address

18-22 Grove Vale
East Dulwich
London
SE22 8EF

How to get there

Bus: P13, 40, 176, 185, 484
Train: East Dulwich

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Opening times

  • Monday 10am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 7pm
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday 10am to 7pm
  • Friday 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed  

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Accessibility

  • flat access to the library
  • disabled access toilet
  • computers offer Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired).

 

History made in Dulwich by Lasma Liepina
History Made In Dulwich by Lasma Liepina

Public art at Grove Vale Library

Local artist Lasma Liepina was commissioned to create the large-scale artwork, History Made In Dulwich to transform the entrance of the library.

The piece is inspired by the nature, history and architecture of the area told through an intricate illustrated timeline from the year 967, when East Dulwich was a dill meadow through to the present day. It uses the historical reference, “967 Edgar the Peaceful granted Dilwihs to a thane” as a starting point.

Through research gathered at Southwark’s Archives and walks around the area, Lasma drew out elements of local history and architecture alongside everyday stories of people and places in the area.  Familiar buildings and infrastructure that have been part of everyday life in East Dulwich for centuries, such as St John's Church and its beautiful clock face, the railway, and city foxes are represented.  

 

 

Page last updated: 27 June 2024

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