Events

Saturday 25th October 2014 - 12.30pm to 4pm
Young Friends Event - Face Painting - FREE
Young Friends Event - Face Painting - FREE

The Studio - Blackheath Village Library @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Drop into Blackheath Village Library @ Age Exchange and have your face painted for FREE!  

This event is part of Young Friends Week at Age Exchange & Blackheath Village Library


Monday 27th October 2014 - 2 TO 3.30pm
Young Friends Event - Make a Lantern Workshop - FREE
Young Friends Event - Make a Lantern Workshop - FREE

The Studio - Blackheath Village Library @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Make a cardboard lantern from a kit generously donated by Ottie and the Bea, Blackheath Standard, and then decorate it to take home.  Suitable for children aged 5 years and over.  Attendance is FREE but advance booking is REQUIRED. To book, email info@friends-age-exchange.org.uk stating name and age of child, name of parent/guardian making the booking, contact telephone number and email address.

This event is part of Young Friends Week at Age Exchange & Blackheath Village Library.


 


Tuesday 28th October 2014 - 10am to 1pm
Young Friends Event - Have a Heart Workshop - FREE
Young Friends Event - Have a Heart Workshop - FREE

The Studio - Blackheath Village Library @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Have a creative time at this fun workshop.  See examples of decorated and padded fabric hearts, and design & make your own to take home.  Each child will receive a kit of pre-cut heart pieces, beads, buttons and ribbons. Needles, thread & scissors available for use on the day. Suitable for children aged 8 years and over.  Attendance is FREE but advance booking is ESSENTIAL.  To book, email info@friends-age-exchange.org.uk stating name and age of child, name of parent/guardian making the booking, contact telephone number and email address.

This event is part of Young Friends Week at Age Exchange & Blackheath Village Library.


 


Wednesday 29th October 2014 - 1pm
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE

Bakehouse @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

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 programme for the October concert will be announced soon. 

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


Thursday 30th October 2014 - 2 to 2.45pm & 3 to 3.45pm
Young Friends Event - Learn to Knit (aged 6+) - FREE
Young Friends Event - Learn to Knit (aged 6+) - FREE

Bakehouse @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Have fun with the Age Exchange Knitting Group learning how to knit.  There are two separate sessions with ten places available for each session.  Bring your own needles - but we can provide them for you at a cost of £1. Please book your FREE place by collecting a ticket from the Box Office @ Age Exchange - or send an email request to info@friends-of-age-exchange.org.uk with your contact details with the age of the child participant and we will reserve one for you (while places remain). 

This event is part of Young Friends Week at Age Exchange & Blackheath Village Library


Friday 31st October 2014 - 2 to 2.30pm (aged 3+), 3 to 3.30pm (aged 5+), 4 to 4.30pm (aged 7+)
Young Friends Event - Halloween Stories - FREE
Young Friends Event - Halloween Stories - FREE

The Studio - Blackheath Village Library @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Attendance is FREE but advance booking is ADVISED.  To book, email info@friends-age-exchange.org.uk stating name and age of child, name of parent/guardian making the booking, contact telephone number and email address.

This event is part of Young Friends Week at Age Exchange & Blackheath Village Library.


 


Saturday 8th November 2014 - 7.30pm
Vanbrugh Ensemble Concert in support of Age Exchange
Vanbrugh Ensemble Concert in support of Age Exchange

St Margaret's Church SE13 5EA

Now in its second successful year, the Vanbrugh Ensemble is a flourishing and versatile chamber orchestra based in Blackheath, London.  The Vanbrugh Ensemble has been fortunate to attract young soloists and conductors at the beginning of their careers (notably this year's BBC Young Musician of the Year winner, pianist, Martin Bartlett), to perform a varied and stimulating series of concert programmes.  The Vanbrugh Ensemble's strength lies in the diversity of its members, who come together to perform music with professional dedication and quality.  

The programme, conducted by James Murray and featuring Nina Kiva (cello) is:

Rossini Overture La scala di Seta
Elgar Dream Children Op43
Saint Saens Cello Concerto No 1 Op33
Haydn Symphony No 104 in D Major

Tickets:  £12 (£10 for Friends of Age Exchange, FREE for children under 16) can be purchased in person from the Box Office at Age Exchange, ordered by emailing info@friends-of-age-exchange (please state number & type of tickets) or obtained at the door (until all sold).


 


Sunday 23rd November 2014 - 10.30 am to 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm)
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.  See the Christmas Fair page for full details.

 

 


Saturday 29th November 2014 - 10am to 3.30pm
Toy Sale
Toy Sale

Age Exchange Bakehouse Theatre

Good quality toys, children's books, games & jigsaws for sale.  All proceeds to support Age Exchange & Epilepsy Research UK.


 



Past events

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 2pm
Tea and Taxes - FREE
Tea and Taxes - FREE


Have you made a Will?  Are you satisfied that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes? Are you confused about inheritance tax?  Can you save tax by the way in which you leave your assets?  Are you in need of guidance about putting your affairs in order?  Are you concerned about what might happen if you or your loved ones begin to show signs of mental illness?

If you would like answers to these or any other questions in respect of similar matters, do come to an informal discussion with solicitors Grant Saw in the Bakehouse at Age Exchange.  Places are limited and on a strictly first come first served basis.  To reserve yours, please call Rose Walker on 020 8858 6971.  Free refreshments will be served.



Saturday 11th October 2014 - 10am to 4pm
Book Sale
Book Sale


SPECIAL FEATURE THIS MONTH! CDs (classical, jazz & popular) & films on DVD

Bakehouse Bookshop open from 10am to 4pm for many exciting bargains. We hold a Book Sale on the second Saturday of each month except August and December so do put the dates in your diary now. Do 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).


Saturday 27th September 2014 - 2.30 to 4.30
Three Steps to your Personal Style
Three Steps to your Personal Style


In this fun and fast-paced interactive workshop, personal stylist Jacqueline Johnston shared her three top tips to change the way you dress and shop for ever. 

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


Tuesday 8th July 2014 - 11am to 1pm
Come and Meet Owen Teale in conversation with Malcolm Jones
Come and Meet Owen Teale in conversation with Malcolm Jones


Owen Teale is a prolific and versatile actor.   Internationally celebrated for his role of Allister Thorne in the American TV hit Game of Thrones, he enthralled West End theatre audiences last year with his portrayal of James, a middle aged man caught up in an affair, playing opposite Zoë Wanamaker in Passion Play. In 2014 he played the First Voice part in the Under Milk Wood touring production.  He and his wife, actor Sylvestra le Touzel, discussed their careers with Malcolm Jones in the relaxed surroundings of the small restaurant at the Clarendon Hotel.  The audience were charmed by both Owen and Sylvestra and entertained by their stories of life as a couple in the acting business.  And the delicious scones and sandwiches provided by the hotel were a bonus. 


Saturday 26th April 2014 - 7 for 7.30pm
Age Exchange Quiz
Age Exchange Quiz


The 2014 Age Exchange Quiz entertained 95 participants with varied questions, delicious food and a raffle. We were delighted that over £1,600 was raised for 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 devised a progamme of music and words marking this.  They were 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. 


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 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.

 


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. 



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