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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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The PTB Awards – Best of SE20 2018

Every year we ask our Facebook group members for their nominations for the best in Penge and Anerley and then allow them to vote on their favourite in each category.  Each year the quality gets better and the competition fiercer so for every winner there are many others heavily supported and well worth a visit. Anyway, here’s the…

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Rachel Tucker – West End star is back in Penge

With the amazing Rachel Tucker appearing again at the Penge’s lovely Bridge House Theatre on 30th September, it seemed fitting to publish a tribute by Jon Preston to this famous performer with local credentials.    Rachel Tucker is well known in Musical Theatre circles. However, I was ignorant of her track record and her talent when she and…

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Penge: A Poem by Matthew Ker

One of our Facebook group members has written a poem about the area and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with the world. PENGE by Matthew Ker In the shadow of history’s palace Near the memory of where glass melted hot Down the road from Jurassic footprints There’s a name that…

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High Street shops to receive a makeover

London Borough of Bromley has successfully secured £100,000 of funding from the GLA to improve the appearance of shopfronts on Penge High Street. To take this forward the council has appointed You&Me Architecture as a partner to deliver the programme of improvements. There is currently enough funding to deliver works to around 12 shop units…

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