Events


Past events

Friday 1st December 2017 - 12.30 to 3.30pm
The Friends Christmas Lunch
The Friends Christmas Lunch


We invite you - and your family and friends -  to join us at the Friends Christmas Lunch. After our very enjoyable lunch last year, we are delighted to return to the Clarendon Hotel for this festive occasion. 

There will be a three course lunch (see menu below) followed by traditional mince pies & coffee. There will also be a festive raffle.

STARTER: Melon Ball Cocktail with Elderflower and Mint.
MAIN: Roast Kentish Turkey Breast, Chipolata in Bacon and Chestnut & Cranberry Stuffing
OR Vegetarian Option: Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Frittata
Both options served with a selection of roast potatoes, honeyed parsnips, baton carrots and sautéed Brussels sprouts
DESSERT: Passion Fruit & Mango Cheesecake

COST: £30 for Age Exchange Friends/Volunteers - £35 for Guests

To book, download the booking form here, complete and return with payment to the address on the form by 23 November.


Sunday 19th November 2017 - 10.30 am to 4.45 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 four very successful years, the Blackheath Christmas Fair returns to Blackheath Halls.   See the Christmas Fair page.

 

 


Saturday 11th November 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm
Art & Craft Sale - Book Sale
Art & Craft Sale - Book Sale


Come to our Art & Craft Sale and Book Sale in the Bakehouse from 10am to 4pm. Local makers and artists offer their goods for sale - and we have a varied stock of secondhand books on offer at bargain prices. Delicious snacks and drinks available at The Exchange Café

If you are interested in hiring a table at future Art & Craft sales or would like to donate books for the Book Sale, please contact us.


Friday 27th October 2017 - 12 noon
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE


On the last Friday of each month (except July, August and December) the Friends of Age Exchange arrange a lunchtime concert given by students of Trinity Laban

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


Friday 20th October 2017 - 1 to 3pm
Friends Friday - The Age Exchange Literature Group
Friends Friday - The Age Exchange Literature Group


Friends Fridays are held on the third Friday of each month to give Friends and their guests the opportunity to listen to a speaker, socialise and share tea & cake. Have you heard about The Age Exchange Literature Group that meets at Age Exchange every week? Come and hear about it at our Friends meeting this month. You are in for a treat.

ADMISSION: FREE for Friends, £5 for Guests


Friday 29th September 2017 - 12 noon
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE


On the last Friday of each month (except July, August and December) the Friends of Age Exchange arrange a lunchtime concert given by students of Trinity Laban. For the September concert, we welcome the Mattalia Duo: Matt Norris (violin) and Natalia Wierzbicka (violin) who will present a varied programme of works by Mazas, Bartok, John Sturt, Gustav Holst, Ignaz Pleyel, Garbage, Mozart and The Beatles.

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

Thursday 28th September 2017 - Meet at The Exchange at 8.00 am
Coach Trip - In the Footsteps of Jane Austen
Coach Trip - In the Footsteps of Jane Austen


Join our visit to Chawton House and Chawton Cottage - the houses of Jane Austen's brother and Jane Austen herself. The trip will include guided tours of Chawton House & The Library, with its collection of early women's writing, plus Chawton Cottage & Museum. Complimentary coffee and biscuits will be served on arrival. 

COST: £40 to include coach travel, entrance costs. guided tours, coffee on arrival and driver tip. 

An optional lunch costing £10 can also be provided if ordered in advance. The lunch at Chawton House will be a choice of two types of quiche with a range of salads, a chocolate brownie dessert, soft drink/water and tea/coffee. If required, please order the lunch on the booking form. (Special dietary requirements can be accommodated as long as notified by the end of August.)

Download the BOOKING FORM HERE


Friday 15th September 2017 - 1 to 3pm
Friends Friday - Reminiscence Arts in Action - speaker David Savill, Artistic Director, Age Exchange
Friends Friday - Reminiscence Arts in Action - speaker David Savill, Artistic Director, Age Exchange


Friends Fridays are held on the third Friday of each month to give Friends and their guests the opportunity to listen to a speaker, socialise and share tea & cake. In his presentation, David will run a taster session enabling participants to experience the charity's approach to working with people in care and the community. The session will include some film as well as experiential activities. Refreshments will be served after the session.

ADMISSION: FREE for Friends, £5 for Guests


Saturday 9th September 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm
Art & Craft Sale - Book Sale
Art & Craft Sale - Book Sale


Come to our Art & Craft Sale and Book Sale in the Bakehouse from 10am to 4pm. Local makers and artists offer their goods for sale - and we have a varied stock of secondhand books on offer at bargain prices. Delicious snacks and drinks available at The Exchange Café

If you are interested in hiring a table at future Art & Craft sales or would like to donate books for the Book Sale, please contact us.


Friday 18th August 2017 - 1 to 3pm
Friends Friday - The Story Behind the Portrait - speaker Sally Ward
Friends Friday - The Story Behind the Portrait - speaker Sally Ward


Friends Fridays are held on the third Friday of each month to give Friends and their guests the opportunity to listen to a speaker, socialise and share tea & cake. In her August talk, Sally Ward will discuss the understanding of portrait paintings. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

ADMISSION: FREE for Friends, £5 for Guests


Friday 21st July 2017 - 1 to 3pm
Friends Friday - Bee Informed, speaker Caiirus Chickey
Friends Friday - Bee Informed, speaker Caiirus Chickey


Friends Fridays are held on the third Friday of each month to give Friends and their guests the opportunity to listen to a speaker, socialise and share tea & cake. This month our speaker is Caiirus Chickey - the topic of his talk is Bee Informed - Caiirus will tell us about bee keeping at the Greenwich Peninsular Ecology Centre. 

ADMISSION: FREE for Friends, £5 for Guests


Saturday 6th May 2017 - 7 for 7.30pm
Friends of Age Exchange Quiz
Friends of Age Exchange Quiz


Join us at the annual Age Exchange Quiz which has become a very popular feature of our events programme.  Teams consist of a maximum of 8 people - bring your own team or we can add you to a Friends team.

Tickets cost £15 (or £12 for any participant who is a Friend of Age Exchange).  

Light supper - bring your own drinks. Raffle.

Pre-booking by end of April essential.  Download the booking form in Word or as a pdf.


Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 10am to 3.30pm
Village Day at The Exchange
Village Day at The Exchange


Santa will be in his Grotto at Age Exchange from 10am to 12.30 pm and 1 to 3.30pm during Blackheath Village Day. Come to visit!  Thank you, Santa, for visiting us and supporting Age Exchange and Blackheath Village Day.  Tickets at £5 each child (up to 8 years) available on the day.

The Bakehouse Bookshop will be open from 10am to 2pm - we have a wide range of good quality secondhand books for sale - come and browse! 

There will be a Board Games Workshop in the Bakehouse Theatre from 11am to 2pm - great fun for ALL ages!



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