Both of these SE20 events offered programmes packed full with local talent - from live music and entertainment, speakers, street art tours, arts and crafts, craft beers, great food and much more. Our team and families were involved in festivities and it felt great to be back out there with our gazebo and balloons reunited with the community we know and love.
We hope all who attended had a brilliant time and we're already looking forward to next year!
With the fete scheduled for 26th June we're already counting down the days to some much needed community fun, and hope to see you all there.
If you are considering having a stall at the fete, holding an event in Penge at the end of June or in July which you would like to have included in the festival programme, or have suggestions for new events then please let the Penge Festival team know via email to Pengefestival2021@gmail.com.
Taking place over the weekends of 11th/12th and 18th/19th September, you can expect a hybrid of virtual and exhibition space art. For details, including how the event will be Covid secure, and to register your interest in taking part please click here.
Classical PopUps have set up a crowdfunding page to help create opportunities and income for out-of-work professional musicians, and bring brilliant music into local communities. As longstanding supporters of the arts we are happy to support this brilliant cause and ask that, if possible, you do too. You can visit their fundraising page here.
Times are hard, but if you can contribute we know Classical PopUps would be very grateful!
In these strange times the summer has felt all the stranger for not being out and about, supporting local activities in our neighbourhoods of Penge and Sydenham. As proud sponsors of many SE26 and SE20 community events (Sydenham Arts output, Spontaneous Productions shows, Penge Day and local school fairs to name just a few!) it's certainly taken some adjustment.
Thankfully, signs are positive with regard to South East London's property market and demand is still high. We're busy but can't wait to celebrate our area and it's wonderful community again. Stay safe.
For more information and to get a feel of last year's event please visit sydenhamarts.co.uk/artists-trail.
To start the day why not learn about the heritage and history of SE20 with a free & informative guided walk meeting at 10am outside Alexandra Nurseries ❤️
Be sure to follow @PengeDay on Facebook & Twitter for the latest news. We look forward to getting involved and joining the celebration of our wonderful area.
To view the trail map, learn about the artists and for details on fantastic workshops and demonstrations on offer please visit sydenhamarts.co.uk/artists-trail
For more details head to the Festival's website here.
This hard-hitting, original drama written by young people challenges expectations about London’s youth and offers hope for the future. Don't miss the free performance on Friday 31st May, 6-6.30pm at TNG Youth Centre. For more information click here.
Upcoming events include Film Club: The Beaches of Agnès on Thursday 30th May, physical theatre & dance performance Under the Horse on Friday 31st May, a stunning concert of Haydn, Prokofiev & Schubert on Saturday 1st June and singer, songwriter and storyteller MariaM on Friday 21st June.
For full event information and booking details please visit sydenhamarts.co.uk.
Sophie of their PTA explains:
"We had plants, cakes, Mother’s Day gifts and a human fruit machine. PropertyWorld kindly sponsored our children’s raffle. Thanks to them we were able to buy some brilliant, desirable toys and so the children not only had fun playing the raffle, but also got to take home great prizes. We’re enormously grateful to PropertyWorld for their support."
Thanks to your generosity over previous years, and as part of PropertyWorld's ongoing support of fabulous family-support charity Welcare, we are again collecting eggs for children who would otherwise not receive one.
All donations are appreciated and should be made by 9th April in order to be distributed by the charity. Thank you 🙏
Click here to book tickets now.
The event will involve children collecting dinosaur egg stickers from participating shops and trading the stickers in at the end for a chocolate egg.
There will also be a disco for the children in the last venue, the Bridge House.
PropertyWorld is delighted to participate once again and we hope to see you and your little ones. We'll be well stocked with chocolate so make sure you pop by on your way to the disco!
For more details follow the Facebook event page here.
Celebrating the written and spoken word, Spontaneous Productions Theatre Company and Kirkdale Bookshop join forces, with a wide variety of events and activities for all ages. From a World-Premiere rehearsed reading of The Magnificent Death of Henry Fielding by Jonathan Coe, to a Children’s Poetry Workshop, there really is something for everyone.
For details and to book tickets click here.
We were again delighted to sponsor the event and feel very proud to work with those involved. It was also a pleasure to see so many little locals visit Santa and collect their gifts. Thank you all, and Merry Christmas Penge!
Expect the usual delights including tombola and raffle draws, food and drink, Santa's Grotto and more!
There will also be music from local choirs and bands, festive wares for sale, mince pies and much more. Join us on the High Street from 11.30am!
Ocelot Gymkhana was a series of short play and sketch nights staged by Spontaneous Productions between 2009-2013. Now, after a well-earned five year hiatus, the Brothers are reviving their pick of the best pieces, dusting them down, giving them a new lease of life, and occasional mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to entertain, bamboozle, confuse and possibly outrage those of a sensitive nature. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Brothers Kaufman!
For details on how to book tickets click here.
“Some extremely hilarious moments…If you are a fan of surrealist comedy, you should definitely give it a go.” (Female Arts review of Ocelot Resurrection, 2013)
Our thanks also go to Penge Tourist Board for organising another wonderful event, and to fellow members of the Penge Trade Association for helping to keep SE20 a unique and fantastic community. We're proud to be a part of it.
You can pick up route maps for the event from 4pm on the day in the three participating pubs (Alexandra, Bridge House and Goldsmiths). Alternatively they will be available online closer to the date - check the Facebook event page for details.
We look forward to your visit mwahahahahaaaaa!
These locally-inspired beauties can be purchased in our Penge office until the end of the month, so please take the opportunity to stop by and take a look, and possibly a piece of stunning local art home with you!
This magical, musical version of the classic tale is conjured up by the same team who brought you Goldilocks and The Little Mermaid. Expect innovative video effects, highly original songs and dance routines and an unforgettable chase through the American landscape!
For tickets and timings click here.
This wonderful annual event showcases the amazing talent and community spirit SE20 locals love so much, and we are very proud to support it. Our team had a wonderful day and we look forward to discovering what 2019 has in store!
Follow Penge Day's Facebook here for any last minute information, and prepare for a fantastic day of family fun in the heart of SE20.
We have year-round donation points for the Bromley Borough Foodbank (part of The Trussell Trust network) in both our Sydenham and Penge offices, and would be incredibly grateful for any food or money you can spare to support the vital work the charity does in our community.
To see a list of the foods urgently needed please click here.
To donate money, regularly or as a one-off, visit here.
Click here to book.
Don't miss out - check out the spectacular 10-day multi-arts programme here, and be sure to book as events will sell out! We're sure the festival will go down a storm, and are delighted to be able to support this brilliant event now in its 10th year.
We thank you for your generosity, and wish Dan the best of luck with the ride (although we're sure he won't need it!)
Two shows only at 2 & 4pm, Saturday 23 June. Click here to book your tickets!
We'll shortly be sharing our festival highlights here on our blog, but in the meantime make sure you check out the full programme of events on their website here and be sure to book asap as events are selling out fast!
Inspired by local treasure Crystal Palace Park, these colourful art prints have brought a beautiful splash of colour to our offices and are guaranteed to brighten your day too - stop by to take a look!
For information about the event head here, and view the artist's website here.
For more details head to the Festival's website here.
For timetables and more information on the brilliant events on offer head to the festival's website here, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!
For information visit their Facebook page here, and we look forward to welcoming you into our offices for art viewings!
Between Wednesday 18th April and Saturday 12th May Sydenham’s very own theatre company Spontaneous Productions is bringing this dramatic true story to life Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, just around the corner from where Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling lived out their final few years. Lucy Kaufman’s powerful new drama celebrates this remarkable woman — political activist, translator, early feminist and often neglected figure of historical importance — whilst tackling themes of love, loyalty, identity, betrayal, domestic abuse and the role of women in society.
Tickets are selling fast (particularly for weekend showings) - to avoid disappointment click here to book now!
It involves following a map and collecting cute numbered egg stickers from various shops on or near Penge High Street.
You can start wherever you want but sheets for the stickers and maps for the route will be handed out at the Alexandra and Goldsmiths pubs before 4:30pm. Alternatively you can print them off here when we make them available a few days before the event.
At the end, at the Bridge House, the children are given a chocolate egg and there's a disco for them till 6:30pm.
We look forward to seeing everyone in their most 'cracking' costume!
Your donations will go to children who would otherwise not receive one, and so anything you can give will be gratefully received. We need to have all donations in by 5th April and want to thank you in advance for your support.
Join Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s finest shopkeeper – sorry, storyteller! – on a magical journey under the sea as he tells three of his most famous tales to a very unhappy opera singer. Can The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling cheer her up and make her sing again?
The companies reinvention of classic tales with a modern twist are often surprising, always entertaining and are sure to leave your little ones smiling.
For more information and to book your tickets click here.
Additional thanks to Harris Academy Beckenham for their support, and to local business pip & lil who delivered a bag of brand new hats, scarves & gloves. St Mungo's have now collected your donations and they are being distributed to those in need tonight.
If you're considering selling but aren't sure where to begin be sure to give us a call. As Penge and Sydenham's only family-owned and managed estate agency, and proud winners of Best Small Chain in the UK 2017*, we're offering you a free in-depth market appraisal, with no obligation to sell, so that you can understand your property's current worth.
One of our expert valuers will be in Penge/Anerley every day from Monday February 19th to Friday 23rd and in Sydenham Monday 26th to Friday March 2nd as part of our free valuation initiative. If you are interested in having your property valued by a local expert, including free tips on how to increase it's value, it's saleability and our market forecasts for 2018 then please call us on 0208 659 1005 (Penge office) or 0208 488 0011 (Sydenham office) to make a free appointment.
** Source: AllAgents.co.uk - the property industry's biggest customer review site
Expect comedy, tragedy, romance, quirkiness and a soupçon of perversity. The plays will be performed ‘script-in-hand’ by professional actors and the audience will get to vote on their favourite play on the night.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Get tickets here.
Likewise, be sure to take a look as you walk by to ensure you don't miss out on fantastic local productions, fundraisers, fairs, festivals & more!
PropertyWorld hit the big 2-0 & so we invited those around us to join in the celebrations at Penge Day. The competition submissions were incredible, and Great British Bake Off Finalist Jane Beedle was on hand to select our winners, offering the unique prize of a baking tutorial together with winner of BBC’s Yes Chef! Regan Anderton.
It was a very memorable day, and now we are delighted to confirm that the event raised £300 for St Christopher’s Hospice.
We are very proud to support this fantastic local charity, and if you’d like to learn more about what they do, or how you can fundraise on their behalf please click here.
Published: 10/01/2018 Last Updated: 10/01/2018 23:09:32 Tags: Local
Please bear in mind that we have a year-round collection running, so anything you can spare in the future is greatly appreciated too!
To read about the work the Bromley Borough Foodbank and the Trussell Trust do, and to see a list of urgently needed food items please click here. Thank you.
When a proud Christmas Fairy loses her place on top of the Christmas tree, her adventures are just beginning. But an encounter with a lonely snowman changes everything … Can she find a new home and the snowman make a new friend? Join Spontaneous Productions in this magical story of learning and friendship.
The show is completely free and lasts approx 20 minutes. It will perform on the hour at 2 & 3pm at Sydenham Community Library on Sat 2 December and at 1, 2, 3 & 4pm in the Main Hall Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre on Sat 9 December. Seating is limited to 100 people per show so get there early to get the best seats!
As proud sponsors of the event we've got our hands on some raffle tickets, so if you fancy your chances at winning the £250 Sainsbury's voucher pop by our Sydenham office before the end of the month and get yours! Tickets are £1 each. Good luck, and we're sure the fair will be fantastic fun.
Expect old favourites like Santa's Grotto, craft stalls, cake stall, face painting, and much much more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Published: 12/10/2017 Last Updated: 30/10/2017 13:01:52 Tags: Local