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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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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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High Street spruce up nears completion

Some much needed TLC has recently been delivered to Penge Town Centre with facelifts to pavements, the squares and a number of local businesses. In the last 2 years funding from the TfL and GLA totalling nearly £1m, has been used to implement a programme of regeneration for the town centre. Penge has seen its two public…

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Nice and Cheesy… Rat Run Productions are doing it for laughs

Once upon a time Penge was the butt of jokes courtesy of its unusual name (derived from the old celtic word Penceat, meaning edge of wood).  Nowadays, Penge makes its own laughs and the local Rat Run Productions was born from a mutual love of improvisation and sketch comedy. A group of Penge based actors, they decided to…

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PTB Community Award – Millie Knights

In addition to celebrating the very best shops, pubs and eateries once a year in our annual poll we like to occasionally recognise the individuals who help to make Penge such a great place to live, work and play.  This year we have awarded our special Community Award to Millie Knights. The first time some…

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