What’s On – Heritage-related event

Spring Walk

Date: Sunday, Sunday April 7th
Time: 1.45pm for 2.00pm start
Alexandra Recreation Ground

Join the Friends of Cator and Alexandra on a walk to Cator Park from Alexandra Recreation Ground via the River Pool embankment. Learn something of the history and heritage of the parks as you go. Takes about one and a quarter hours. Ends at Kent House Coffee and Flowers. £5.00 offer on coffee and cake. Free but donations welcome.

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Penge Poets Evening

Date: Saturday April 13
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Blue Belle Cafe, Maple Road

First half: the poetry of celebrated Penge Victorian Poet, Joseph Gwyer. Second half: read your own poems. Admission £5.00 includes a drink and nibbles. Book in advance in person at the café.

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Spring Exhibition

Date: Saturday April 13th, Sunday 14th April
Time: Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Location: Kenilworth Hall

Artwork from a plethora of talented Penge artists to see and for sale.

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Easter in the Park

Date: Saturday April 20th
Time: 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Location: Alexandra Recreation Ground

Join a traditional Easter egg hunt for children in Alexandra Recreation Ground. Look for painted pebbles and exchange them for an Easter egg! Easter basket making, Easter biscuits. Light refreshments (small charge). The event is meant to complement the Easter Trail.

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Easter Trail

Date: Saturday April 20th
Time: 3.30-5.00pm
Location: In and around Penge High Street

Children collect stickers from participating shops in ad around the high street. They place these on a sheet and hand them in at one of the participating shops for an Easter egg. A free event followed by a children’s disco 4.30pm to6.30pm at the Bridge House. Organised by the Penge Tourist Board and the Traders.

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Art Trail

Date: 1 and 2 June; 8 and 9 June
Time: normal daytime hours but check the Art Trail map
Location: Various venues

A great tradition as part of the Penge Festival. Various venues including artists studios host exhibitions of local artwork. Follow the trail and buy a great piece of art for your home.

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Penge Festival

Date: Saturday June 1st to Sunday June 23
Time: Various: as on the programme
Location: Various

A variety of events over three weeks beginning with the 47th Festival Fete in Royston Field from 11.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday June 1.

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Penge Heritage Walk 2

Date: Saturday June 8
Time: 2.00pm
Location: Meet at the Penge West entrance to Crystal Palace Park

Join us for a walk around Penge taking in the Dinosaurs, Penge Recreation Ground, the Victorian Murder Mystery, the Royal Naval Asylum, the Royal Watermen’s Almshouses and much more. A free walk but donations gladly received towards Penge Heritage Trail projects.

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Walter de la Mare Walk

Date: Saturday  June 15
Time: 10.00am
Location: Moon and Stars pub, Penge High Street

Join us for a circular walk around Penge and Anerley visiting the houses where the poet and novelist lived and wrote much of his best work. A free walk but donations gladly received towards Penge Heritage Trail projects. Light refreshments in the last house.

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