Events

Wednesday 30th April 2014 - 12 noon
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse


On the last Wednesday of each month (except August and December) the Friends of Age Exchange arrange a lunchtime concert given by students of Trinity Laban.  The April concert will feature Wakana Gong (soprano), Saki Matsumoto (piano) and Yuko Yagishita (piano). The programme will include works by Mozart, Monteverdi, JS Bach, Handel, Ravel, Bellini, Wolf and Chopin.

Admission is free although there will be a retiring collection in aid of Age Exchange & Blackheath Village library. Please note the change of time to 12 noon.


Saturday 17th May 2014 - 11am to 1pm
Three Style Steps to your Perfect Wardrobe
Three Style Steps to your Perfect Wardrobe

Age Exchange Bakehouse Theatre

Find out the styling secrets that will work for YOU, with personal stylist Jacqueline Johnston.

In this interactive workshop Jacqueline will share with you three top tips that will change the way you dress and shop forever. In a fun and fast-paced two hours you will discover:

  • how to define your own unique personal style and be your own fashion editor
  • simple techniques to magically appear taller and slimmer in all your own outfits
  • your colour profile to help create the perfect palette in your wardrobe.

Jacqueline is a style consultant based in West London who specialises in styling and shopping for 35+ women.

Tickets £35 - advance booking essential - send contact details by email or ring (020) 8852 5354 


 


Sunday 23rd November 2014 - 10.30 am to 4.30pm
The Blackheath Christmas Fair in aid of Age Exchange in the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls SE3 0RQ.
The Blackheath Christmas Fair in aid of Age Exchange in the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls SE3 0RQ.


After the success of the 2013 Fair which attracted around 2,000 visitors, Friends of Age Exchange are delighted that the 2014 Fair will move into the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls - and therefore will feature an increased number of stalls with a lot more space for visitors. 

Applications for booking stalls are now invited.  Complete the application form and, as shown on the form, return by the closing date Friday 11 April 2014.  Successful applicants will be notified by 13 May.  Do not delay - we were very oversubscribed last year!

 



Past events

Thursday 17th April 2014 - 10.30 am to 12.30pm
Pampered Chef Cookery Show
Pampered Chef Cookery Show


Bridget Prentice will present a Pampered Chef Cooking Show  in the Bakehouse Theatre. Bridget will show how to prepare and cook two recipes using the Pampered Chef innovative kitchen tools – and then invite the audience to enjoy eating what she has prepared!  She will also run a raffle. There will be a small charge of £2 to cover the cost of ingredients and after the show it will be possible to order the demonstrated products – Age Exchange will receive a percentage of the value of all orders.  The number of participants is strictly limited - email info@friends-of-age-exchange.org.uk if you would like to attend.  


Saturday 12th April 2014 - 10am to 4pm
Book Sale
Book Sale


Bakehouse Bookshop open from 10am to 4pm for many exciting bargains. We hold a Book Sale on the second Saturday of each month so do put the dates in your diary now. This month we are also selling CDs so come and browse!

The Bakehouse Bookshop can be reached directly from Bennett Park (turn first left as you come from the Village) or through the garden at the back of Age Exchange (go through the garden gate and turn left).


Wednesday 26th March 2014 - 1 pm
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse


On the last Wednesday of each month (except August and December) the Friends of Age Exchange arrange a lunchtime concert given by students of Trinity Laban.  The March concert will feature Creekside Brass Quintet, a student group led by french horn player, Hannah Key.

Admission is free although there will be a retiring collection in aid of Age Exchange & Blackheath Village library.


Saturday 22nd February 2014 - 7 to 9pm
Blackheath - Now and Then
Blackheath - Now and Then


A celebration by Simon and Jenny Standage, Neil Rhind and three young Conservatoire students, of the music and musicians which, from the nineteenth century to the present day, have been associated with Blackheath Halls, the Conservatoire and St Margaret's Lee.  The musical life of Blackheath Village was richly enhanced in the latter part of the nineteenth century with the establishment of the Conservatoire of Music and Blackheath Halls.  From those beginnings to the present time, an impressive array of noted composers and performers such as Elgar, Percy Grainger, Solomon, Kreisler, Mischa Elman, Alan Bullard and Kate Bush have been associated in one way or another with music-making in Blackheath.   Simon, Jenny and Neil have devised a progamme of music and words marking this.  They will be joined in performance by young students from the Conservatoire (as it is now called) – a fitting symbol of how music continues to be such an important part of local life.  Tickets cost £12 each to include a pre-concert glass of wine/soft drink.  Tickets will be available at the door until sold out and can also be purchased in advance - in person at Age Exchange (11 Blackheath Village), by calling (020) 8852 5354 or by downloading & completing the booking form.



Friday 6th December 2013
Christmas Concert and Lunch
Christmas Concert and Lunch


This popular annual event was held at the Royal Naval College.  Starting at 12 noon with a delightful harp and flute concert in the Chapel with performers from Trinity Laban, we then moved to the King William Restaurant for a delicious traditional Christmas lunch. 


Wednesday 24th July 2013 - 12 noon to 2 pm
Come and meet ZoŽ Wanamaker!
Come and meet ZoŽ Wanamaker!


We are very grateful to Zoë Wanamaker for supporting Friends of Age Exchange by generously giving her time to discuss her career with Malcolm Jones, Age Exchange Arts & Education Co-ordinator. Zoë Wanamaker is one of the UK's greatest acting talents of recent years.  Her career has spanned all genres and all media - theatre, film, TV and radio.  

The event took place at the Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath, SE3 0RW on 24 July 2013. It was much enjoyed by the audience who were delighted by Zoë's modesty and charm!

 


Thursday 18th July 2013
Sponsored Walk
Sponsored Walk


On a sunny July day, staff from the Blackheath and Lewisham branches of Barclays undertook a sponsored walk on Blackheath as part of the Barclays community support programme of matched funding so that any sponsorship donation was doubled by the bank.  Thank you to those who walked or donated - and to Barclays!

 


Thursday 23rd May 2013 - 11am to 1pm
Come and meet Jude Law!
Come and meet Jude Law!


We are very grateful to Jude Law for supporting Friends of Age Exchange by generously giving his time to discuss his career with Malcolm Jones, Age Exchange Arts & Education Co-ordinator.  The event at the Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath on 23 May 2013 was enjoyed by over 100 guests. 

Born in Blackheath and brought up locally, Jude is ranked as one of the top ten most bankable actors in Hollywood.  He combines a successful film career (The Talented Mr Ripley, Sherlock Holmes, Cold Mountain) with theatre (Hamlet, Anna Christie, Henry V) and television work.

 


Saturday 13th April 2013
Quiz
Quiz


The “Age Exchange Quiz” at Kingswood Halls, Kingswood Place, SE13 5BU, has become a regular success with those attending having a lot of fun whilst raising valuable funds for Age Exchange. This year we welcomed 95 participants and were delighted to raise £1,325 for Age Exchange which was then doubled to £2,650 because Barclays matched the funding raised. Thank you to all concerned.


Friday 7th December 2012 - 12 noon: Concert in Royal Naval College Chapel - 1 pm: Lunch in the King William Restaurant
Christmas Concert and Lunch


The Annual Friends of Age Exchange Concert and Lunch was held at the Royal Naval College on 7 December 2012.  The concert featured soprano Mary Seers, flautist Paul Chapman and pianist Joe Ashmore.  The event was very successful and enjoyed by 80 people. 


Saturday 10th November 2012
Concert - Radio Times: The Musical - A day in the Life of the Wireless
Concert - Radio Times:  The Musical - A day in the Life of the Wireless


The concert was held at St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, SE13 5EA.

Four acclaimed local musicians – and pupils from St Margaret’s and All Saints’ schools and their families – brought to life a day of entertainment from the BBC’s Light Programme, Home Service and Third Programme in the early 1950s. With Simon Standage on violin, Jenny Standage at the piano, and percussionist Emily Gunton leading contributions from St Margaret’s and All Saints’ – and with trombonist Simon Gunton contributing headlines from sixty years ago and conjuring up musical mischief and audience participation.



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