At the Mansion, we connect with lots of different visitors, organisations and practitioners who use the space in different ways. Our blog will focus on some of these stories.
Lewisham Refugees Festive Market
Create Without Borders work with refugees and people of forced migration to create spaces with creativity and activism at their core. They are hosting Lewisham Refugee Festive Market on Sunday 20th December at the Mansion. We talk to founders Tara Bradberry and Keeley Mudd to find out more.
TAPE presents Ceremony
T A P E is a film collective fighting for a more inclusive film industry. They are hosting a free pop-up exhibition of moving image, photography and illustrations and a market on Saturday 24th October, with all work by Black creatives and creators. We talk to founders Angie Moneke and Isra Al Kassi to find out more.
Dance Educates deliver cross-curricular dance and movement sessions. They come to the Mansion this autumn with Baby & Young Children Creative Dance Class and Adult Contemporary Dance. We chat to founder Katie Vernon-Smith.
devi’s x Beckenham Place Mansion
Tanya Gohil is the co-founder of devi’s, a plant focused, female-led food concept, honouring flavours of the Silk Road. Her Allotment Cocktail Class is coming to the Mansion on March 22nd, followed by Introduction To Natural Wine on March 26th.
Wasteless Market is a monthly zero waste pop up market, visiting local areas in London & Kent, helping you to reduce waste by offering sustainable goods. The market comes to the Mansion on 18th April. We chat to the founder Teresa Ewart to learn more.
Successful Mums provide career coaching and training for mothers. They are holding a free career and business taster session with us on 2nd March. We spoke to founder Jane Knight about their work.
New Light Concerts
New Light Concerts is founded and hosted by singer songwriters Anna Pancaldi and Susie Butt. On the 12 th February they host their first concert at the Mansion with a performance by Anna Pancaldi. We spoke to both musicians to find out more.
Christmas Family Panto
Take A Seat Productions run fun local Family Days, School Workshops and Corporate Events, all with a performance element. On the 15th December they are bringing a Christmas Family Panto to the Mansion with an interactive performance of The Glass Slipper. We speak to founder Chantelle Hopkins.
Beckenham Christmas Gin Party
The Pedal Inn is a mobile bar events company with a special affection for gin. On 7th December they host Beckenham Christmas Gin Party at the Mansion.
Artist profile: Marina Beard
Marina Beard is a multi media artist with a BA joint honours degree from Camberwell College of Art. She works in the Mansion on private commissions and as a sound artist.
Event profile: Free Family Film Festival
The third annual Free Family Film Festival at Beckenham Place Mansion is on Sunday 1st of September.
Everyone is welcome at this one-day celebration of cinema in the community. We speak with Saskia van Roomen, the organiser of the Free Family Film Festival and founder of Bromley Family Film Club.
Resident Profile: Rebecca Brown
Becky specialises in Maternity Reflexology and Functional Reflex Therapy; a way of performing reflexology on people with autism and special educational needs; and she also sits on the board of the British Reflexology Association.
As part of Peckish Place Park; our weekly summer event on Thursday evenings with workshops inside and street food, drinks and fun outdoors; we are hosting a Clothes Swap event in the Mansion on Thursday 30th May.
Artist profile: Sophia Lyons
Tell us about yourself. How did you become an artist? It has been a long journey! It probably should have been very different. I was born to be creative, but […]
Event profile: Bromley Mindfulness
Bromley Mindfulness is the most well-known and established mindfulness training organisation serving Bromley, Beckenham and borders. Robert Mitchell teaches twice a week at the Mansion. We find out more
Event Profile: So Last Century Vintage Market
So Last Century have been running markets at the Mansion for a while now; we catch up with two local friends – Alan Old and Alison Davis – who run the markets.
Artist profile: Froso Papadimitrious
Froso experiments with multiple art forms and has collaborated with galleries worldwide. You may already be familiar with her work as an example hangs in the Atrium.
Artist Profile: Daniela Fleckenstein
Daniela shares her experience as a photographer in workshops and tutorials facilitated at the Mansion.
Class profile: Life Drawing
A look at the weekly Life Drawing class held at Beckenham Place Mansion.
Resident profile: Studio Kooks
Studio Kooks is our resident yoga and pilates studio, open 7 days a week. We caught up with the founders to find out more.