What’s On


21-23 September – TONY! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] – at the Churchill Theatre. Tickets here.

10 September – Paws In The Park, Cator Park

23 July – West End @Life Cafe, SE20. Tickets here.

8 July – ‘A Decade Of Dance’ by Beckenham Ballet Academy at the Churchill Theatre. Tickets here.

8 July – Chelsfield Village Fair. More here (and in Episode 108).

1-30 June – London Festival of Architecture – Crystal Palace and Penge. More here.

24 June – Pride in the Park Picnic, Cator Park, 12-4pm. Details here. Then 8pm at The Bridge House for “Hi, Camp: Fun and Gaymes”

11 June – Tour de Penge 2023. Details here.

8-10 June – ‘Amy’s View’ at the Matchbox Theatre in West Wickham. Tickets here.

15-20 May – Orpington Literary Festival. More here and an interview with poet Richard DJJ Bowdery in episode 107, here.

15 April: 5K Family Fun Run at Westcombe Park RFC – for charity www.joshysheartofgold.com. “To mark Joshes four year anniversary we are holding a family fun run at Westcombe RFC. Join us for a Family Fun packed day to raise funds and awareness for Joshy`s Heart Of Gold Charity. Joshy`s Heart Of Gold Charity supports bereaved families during and after the loss of a child or young person. Joshy`s Heart Of Gold Charity was set up in memory of Josh Osborne. To mark Joshes four year anniversary we are holding a 5k Family Fun Run.. The Mayor of Bromley and our local MP will be attending along with the London Air Ambulance, Made In Kent Radio, K2K Performing Arts, Cake Stand, Ice Cream Van and various stalls.” More on the Run here.

10 April – Antiques, Vintage and Collectables Fair – Keston Village Hall. More here on Twitter.

7 April – Less is more – decluttering workshop @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – At the Greener Cleaner Hub at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley. Decluttering using KonMari Method. Details here.

1 April – Closing date for applications to Platinum Jubilee Parks Fund: money for community led projects for a park or open space. Details here.

26 March – Bromley Young Person’s Market, 12pm–7pm, with stalls, free activities, performances and more.

18 March – Alice in Boogieland – Temple Players, Temple Church St Mary Cray – under 5’s free to £5 for adults – email templeurcevents@gmail.com

11 March – The Frock Exchange, Chislehurst – details here.

9-11 March – Wodehouse In Wonderland at the Churchill Theatre, tickets here. Our interview with Robert Daws, actor and star of the show, is here.

8 March – Volunteering Fair – 11am-4pm – Hope Church, Walnuts, Orpington – find out what you could get involved in – see Community Links Bromley

1 March – Free legal advice clinic by Legal Peace solicitors, Bromley. Details here.

26 February – The Orpington Alternative Market at the Priory, Orpington. “Orpington’s very own Alternative, Nerdy, Geeky & Holistic Market!” Details here.

24 February – the Mayor of Bromley’s Quiz Night. The trivia-tastic evening, which takes place at Crofton Halls in Orpington, include a gourmet burger supper. Tickets here.

19 February – Bromley Young Person’s Market, 12pm–7pm, with stalls, free activities, performances and more.

16-18 February – Peter James ‘Wish You Were Dead’, Churchill Theatre, Bromley – tickets here. World premiere.

28 January – The Mayor of Bromley’s Charity Appeal Whisky Tasting Evening in the Function Rooms, The Old Palace, Bromley Civic, Centre, Bromley BR1 3UH, at 7pm. Tickets here.

27 January – Black People in the RAF in World War 2 – a talk at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum. Tickets here.

26 January, Energy Cafe, @ 11:00am – 1:00pm – At the Greener Cleaner Hub at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley. Details here.

19 January – Kids Knitting Class @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Learn how to knit using age appropriate techniques. At the Greener Cleaner Hub at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley. Details here.

13-21 January – Love From A Stranger, by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper, at Bromley Little Theatre. Tickets here.

12 January – Grow up Greener – Parents Meet-Up @ 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Greener Cleaner Hub at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley. Inclusive, monthly meet-up for everyone interested in bringing up babies eco-friendly. Details here.

12 January – Kids Crochet Workshop @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm at the Greener Cleaner Hub at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley. Details here.

11-14 January – Swan Lake (11-12 January), performed by The International Classic Ballet Theatre at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Then The Nutcracker, by the same company (13-14 January). Tickets here.


15 December – ‘Signature Market’ at Signature Care Home in Beckenham, 11am-3pm. With 20 local stalls, indoor market, mulled wine and mince pies. Raising money for St Christophers Hospice and the local food bank). Website here.

14 December – Talk at Start Up Bromley – The Power of ‘My Self-development Journal’ for young people’s wellbeing – Business Lounge, Orpington Library, 10:30am – 12:30pm. Tickets here.

10 December – Bromley FC’s last home game of 2022, vs Wealdstone FC. Tickets here

9-17 December – Nigel Slater’s Toast at the Bromley Little Theatre – more here

8-23 December – Santa and his Bromley Rotary Club helpers tour Bromley – view his route here

5-10 December – The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Studio 62 theatre in West Wickham. More here

4 December – Orpington Santa Dash 2022 – more here

3 December – A Night of Classic Movie Themes at the Palace for one of the Mayor Of Bromley’s two annual charities, Everybreath – more here

3-31 December – Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime, Churchill Theatre, Bromley – tickets here

29 November – Dorothy and Marshall opens in Bromley – more here

7 November – Life On A Harp String – lecture by Margaret Wilson for the Arts Society Bromley. More here

13 November – Fundraiser for Sri Lanka at the Copper Ceylon restaurant in Bromley. More here

2 November – Beckenham Business Day – more here

29th October – Fundraising 25-hour cycle for JenUp Community Hub helping young people in Bromley and beyond with eating disorders. More here – the crowdfunding closes on 16 November

16 October – Alejanda Burgos with Nicolas Meier and Demi Garcia Sabat – a night of latin-infused blues, pop, and jazz at Bromley Little Theatre in aid of Shelter – More here

16 October (and weekly) – Life Drawing and Painting Class – Ripley Arts Centre. More here

14 October – Cello soloist and chamber music player Yoanna Prodanova, with pianist Mihai Ritivoiu. Ripley Arts Centre. More here

11 October – Community Links Bromley Volunteering Fair – more here

10-14 October – God Of Carnage at Theatre 62, West Wickham. More here

9 October – Live from the Bridge House – comedy from the Edinburgh Fringe at the Bridge House Theatre in Penge. More here

4 October – The Billy Walton Band (US) at the Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst. More here

3-8 October – Strictly Ballroom with Kevin Clifton and Maisie Smith – Churchill Theatre, Bromley – more here

28 September – September Book Club at Joelle’s, Chislehurst – details here

26 September to 1 October – The Commitments at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley – here

22 September – Makeup Masterclass for Business, Start Up Bromley, Bromley Central Library. Tickets here

17 September – Pengefest 3 – more here

16-24 September – Beautiful Thing, Bromley Little Theatre – tickets here

16-17 September – Orpington Priory and Old Library Open House Event, 10am-5pm

10 September – Westcombe Park Rugby Club vs Sudbury – more here

8 September – An Introduction to Podcasting, by the Bromley Buzz team with Start Up Bromley, Bromley Central Library

4 September – Paws in the Park, Beckenham – more here

4 September – Orpington Food Festival: Sunday Social in Market Square. More here

3-24 September – The Big Bromley Hero Hunt – more here

3 September to 19 November – ‘Lifestyle ‘ by Raymond exploring domestic interiors and the practice of drawing – exhibition at the Bethlem Gallery – more here

3 September – Bromley Little Theatre Season Launch event (free entry) – more here

3 September – Dr Bike – ‘free MOT for your bike’, Norman Park. Details here

28 August – Bromley Football Club Women vs Steyning Town Community Women – more here

28 August – Bromley Cricket Club – three teams playing fixtures in Bromley – more here.

18-22 July – Great Expectations, Bromley Community Arts Theatre – more here

16 July – Children’s Business Fair, Orpington (second event, report on first here

1-31 July – Bromley Arts Festival. Link: www.bromleyartsfestival.com

15 June – Oti Mabuse ‘I Am Here’ show at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. Tickets here

22 May – FA Trophy Final, Wembley – Bromley FC vs Wrexham. Tickets here

6-14 May – Shakespeare In Love – Bromley Little Theatre. More here

13 April – The Buccaneers, Bridge House Theatre, Penge. More here

22 March – Biggin Hill Memorial Museum – Afternoon Talk: Zigi Shipper Holocaust Survivor. Tickets here

15 March – Start Up Bromley – A business panel to discuss the local and national experience of entrepreneurs in the U.K. Tickets here

14-19 March – Start Up Bromley Business Week with workshops, a Business Panel and the Business Pitch Competition Final, and ending the week will be the Spring Marketplace. More here

11-19 March – Taken At Midnight, Bromley Little Theatre, Bromley – a play “set in 1930’s Germany where the celebrated young lawyer Hans Litten disappears into the Nazi system and his indomitable mother Irmgard confronts his captors at enormous personal risk as she fights to secure his release.” Tickets here

1-5 March – The Addams Family, Churchill Theatre, Bromley – As we saw on the opening night, this is a ghoulishly gorgeous-looking fantastical feast of Addams Family oddity telling stories of multiple romances, packed with memorable moments with some outstanding performances, notably from Kara Lane and Kingsley Morton, and a blast of a finish. More dance to showcase the talents of Joanne Clifton would have made the night pretty much perfect. Tickets here