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The Bowl bounces back with live music this summer

We all need something to look forward to after the last twelve months and news that a series of big name fronted gigs in one of Penge’s local parks has to be a tonic. The venue, the Crystal Palace Bowl in CP Park, will launch an amazing new month long music and arts festival: @southfacingfestival…

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Help fund a new stage for Crystal Palace Bowl

The legendary Crystal Palace Bowl has hosted the likes of Pink Floyd and Bob Marley, while in 2021 the venue celebrates its 60th birthday. However, the striking open-air concert stage that sits on the site has been dormant for more than a decade and sadly fallen into a state of disrepair over recent years. Having…

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How to keep supporting our businesses during lockdown

We are losing count of the number of lockdowns (is this number 3?) and for our great local businesses every one jeopardises their future existence.  There are ways that we can still support them though and many are offering services, just not quite in the same way as they used to.  So here are some.  Let…

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Local eateries sign up to Eat In To Help Out

The Government has introduced an initiative to help cafes, restaurants and other eateries by offering discounts to customers who eat in participating outlets on a certain days in August. The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme allows you to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a…

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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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