On its 50th anniversary we have had an amazing Penge Festival, which has enabled us to raise funds and awareness for many of Bromley Charities including.
Bromley Brighter Beginnings
The BAT Trust
The Gateway Club
We have supported to raise the profile and much needed funds for The West Beckenham Bowls Club with BINGO night and The Penge Heritage trail with walks and talks and poetry. We have hosted shows in partnership with the excellent Bridgehouse Theatre and held important charity and community events at Melvin Hall and the Penge East Community Centre. This year, more pubs than ever have been involved in the festival. The Goldsmiths , The Bridgehouse, The Pawleyne Arms and The Maple Tree as well as the Southey Taproom have all held events. Some of our local restaurants have also been involved with the Cockail and Curry Night introducing the Penge Colada at Himalayan Kitchen and an Elvis night at Friends of Flavours.
We have also worked alongside our local school with whom we launched a competition with designs from student to front the Penge Festival Programme.
It has been a great year working with our local cadets and scouts for our Uniformed Services Day. For younger children we also ran The Teddy Bears Picnic, The Penge Rec Sports Day and The Children’s Funday. All received fantastic support and feedback.
This year we were also very exited and proud to launch the first Penge Pride Picnic which was held in Cator Park leading in nicely to Pride Month.
We also loved holding events supporting our vulnerable residents and Penge Festival’s tradition of hosting a Karaoke and Buffet for the Gateway Club and a meal, raffle and Entertainment Show for The Penge Older People’s Network ( in partnership with Melvin Hall) continue to be highlights
Being a four week festival it is difficult to mention all events. The many choirs, bands, bingo and quiz nights to name a few. To anyone we have missed out that has helped or performed at our events we thank you so much. We appreciate your time, efforts and contribution to our community.
A few special thank you to those who, outside the committee, have been integral to the success of the festival. They include.
The SE20 BID Team .
The Good Gym and all our other amazing volunteers.
Millie Knights and the Friends of Cator and Alexandra Rec ground for leading with Penge Pooches and Pride Picnic .
Our main sponsor Property World who have been out continued sponsor for the festival for many years and supported to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in style at our opening fete .
Designer Drapes for their sponsorship and being able to rely on them for support from dropping of tables to litter picking with their marigolds on fete day 😂😂
Kiru @ Favourite Chicken for their sponsorship to our opening fete – everyone enjoyed the Bucking Broncho!
The Hadley Group for their donation to the festival
Southey Taproom for the launch of Penge Pride Festival Ale at the opening fete .
The Bridgehouse Theatre for supporting the festival with many new events
We would like to thank everyone who has purchased a raffle ticket or T-shirt / tote bag throughout the festival – all monies that have raised will go back into the festival to run free events next year .
Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who has attended an event it has been great seeing our events so well attended. We still have our closing event left so please join with us to celebrate the end of the 50th Penge Festival.
The Penge Festival Team ❤️