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Reactivate the Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform

Bromley Council is looking for creative and community-minded business proposals to reactivate the cherished concert platform in Crystal Palace Park. In 1996, Ian Ritchie Architects won a competition to design a permanent concert platform in Crystal Palace Park. The structure, which is largely made of oxidised Corten A steel, was designed on the principles of…

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A Christmas Carol at the Bridge House Theatre – A Review

Scrooge is a well-known Christmas character. He comes from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, a morality tale about neighbourly living. “Scrooge” is an easy insult to throw. This production, faithfully adapted from the book, gives the audience a bit more depth as it follows the transformation of a sad, lonely man into a happier member…

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They Came, They Sawed, They Conquered – Penge Men in Sheds

Penge’s Men in Sheds are a regular presence at local events, selling lovely handcrafted nick nacks, usually created from old re-purposed wood, at ridiculously cheap prices.  But what is Men in Sheds? The Men’s Shed concept brings together older men in a space with which they are comfortable. They can socialise and carry out activities that…

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Penge provides another treat for its little monsters

Every year we work with the local traders to organise a Halloween Trail on and around our High Street.  This year was our biggest yet with twenty nine businesses involved and despite the poor weather, around four hundred mini ghouls and ghosts. Before we thank the businesses involved, we thought you’d like to see some…

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Crystal Palace Park – Through the lens of Trish Anderson

We are very lucky to have the magnificent Crystal Palace Park as our very own extended back garden.  It’s a beautiful space, with woods, lakes, historic artefacts and sports facilities.  In fact, all it seems to lack is a big glass building… It attracts many people from all over London and beyond to enjoy its…

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Tick, Tick… Boom! – A Review

Jon Preston reviews the latest offering at BHT I have just acquired a Smart Phone. I’d resisted one for years. Decades, even. However, my mum died in August and I now know, deeply, how life ends. I also know I’ve still got lots to achieve. As far as conquering Smart Phones goes, why wait? Suddenly,…

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Poetry in the Park Winners 2019

This summer the Friends of Cator and Alexandra held a Poetry in the Park event to celebrate the launch of London as a National Park City. This was one third of a long weekend of events which included an enhanced version of our annual Music in the Park and another special — Physicality in the…

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Twelfth Night at the Bridge House Theatre – A review

Watching a Shakespeare play can feel difficult. The language is from 400 years ago and English has moved on apace. In the wrong hands it can be an intimidating and confusing experience. So it was with slight trepidation that I accepted my neighbour Guy’s invitation to watch his production of Will Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at…

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Penge pops up on the small screen

Rather surprisingly perhaps for a little place in deepest South London, Penge has pushed itself to the front of the queue for filming TV shows in recent months.  So while we don’t expect Elstree Studio to close any day soon or the BBC to relocate their offices to Anerley, it has been fun hosting scenes for two programmes,…

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