Events

Friday 12th September 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 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 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 cellist Anastasia Kuznetsova, includes:

Rossini La gazza ladra
Saint Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A Minor Op33
Elgar Dream Children Op43
Haydn London Symphony No 104 in D Major

Tickets:  £12 (£10 for Friends of Age Exchange).  Booking opens in September.

 



 


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.

 

 



Past events

Tuesday 15th July 2014 - 2pm
Theatre Group Discussion
Theatre Group Discussion


Group discussion led by Malcolm Jones, Arts & Education Co-ordinator at Age Exchange of the Clywd Theatr Cymru production of Under Milk Wood.  Admission:  £5 (at the door) donation to support Age Exchange.   


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. 


Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - 1pm
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse


Pianist Sofia Sarmento delighted the audience with a programme of Spanish music. 


Wednesday 18th June 2014 - 2pm
Theatre Group Discussion
Theatre Group Discussion


Group discussion led by Malcolm Jones, Arts & Education Co-ordinator at Age Exchange of the National Theatre production of A Small Family Business.  Admission:  £5 (at the door) donation to support Age Exchange.   


Wednesday 28th May 2014 - 1pm
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 May concert will feature guitarist Peter Bennett who will entertain with a varied programme of works from the 16th to the 20th century.

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


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


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 


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. 


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


Bridget Prentice presented a Pampered Chef Cooking Show in the Bakehouse Theatre. Bridget showed an enthusiastic audience how to prepare and cook two recipes using the Pampered Chef innovative kitchen tools – and then invited the audience to enjoy eating what she had prepared.  A tasty way to raise funds for Age Exchange. 


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 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.

 


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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