David Bowie Festival 2013

MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL “…The Sun machine is Coming Down, and we’re Gonna Have a Party…”  CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE AND THE BECKENHAM ARTS LAB. Sunday afternoon in the park in the residential south London town of Beckenham may not … read more

W G Grace Centenary Celebrations

W G Grace Centenary Celebrations The Centenary Celebrations for W G Grace , in Beckenham on Friday 23rd October, 2015,  who died age 67 on 23rd October 1915, “He  swung his bat and turned his arm on the green and … read more

Arts & Heritage Evening

Arts & Heritage Evening Venue 28 (formerly the studio) Friday, 17th July 2015 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm Come and enjoy paintings by local artists in this wonderful newly renovated Victorian building. Meet the artists. Free drinks and canapés with … read more

Fanfare for Beckenham

A GRAND CHARITY CONCERT with the Lewisham Concert Band Director of Music Leslie Lake and Paul Allen (Baritone), Dave Lee (Solo Horn), Derek Foster & Anthony Green (Piano Duo), and Christian Strover (Pianist and Narrator)   Link to Fanfare for … read more

Beckenham Heritage Group

Beckenham Heritage Group – Putting Life into Local History Timeline In 1998 Len Johnson the President of the Beckenham Photographic Society (BPS), proposed that during 1999 members should record life at the end of the 2nd Millennium. This was extended … read more

David Bowie Concert 2016

Last Saturday, 13th August 2016, a thousand Bowie fans arrived in Croydon Road Recreation Ground in Beckenham from all over the World.  (Photo by Cliff Watkins) They were in the park to enjoy the third concert to raise funds to restore the … read more

David Bowie Festival 2016

Info from https://www.facebook.com/bowies.beckenham.oddity/ BECKENHAM FUNDRAISER TICKETS ON SALE NOW “And away they soared…” Bowie’s Beckenham Oddity is an annual fundraiser which David Bowie supported by providing signed items for auction at the event. This year the Bowie Archive has donated … read more

May Queens

The Beckenham May Day celebrations date back to 1912. A short British Pathe film, from 1932, of the Beckenham May Queen. The following four groups of colour photos show a selection of the Beckenham  parades and ceremonies for 2003 and 2014, grouped … read more

Events In 1952 … or thereabouts

Events In 1952 … or thereabouts Beckenham was the most populous town in Kent. Victor Thornton laid plans to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 by getting the Council to close Beckenham High St. to hold a … read more