Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet Summer Disco Ball

It's D.I.S.C.O party time!

We are SO excited to be bringing Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet to Beckenham Place Mansion this July. Our fabulous DJ Da'Lynne will be spinning feel good 70s & 80s tunes – and a few hula hoops too! – and Lady Boo will be getting you up and dancing to everything from Car Wash to Footloose.

If you haven't been to HSDY before, do check out our website www.haventstoppeddancingyet.co.uk where you can book tickets too.

HSDY is recommended by everyone from Time Out and Londonist to BBC Radio 4 but our favourite quote comes from a recent partygoer who told us that "HSDY makes people feel so happy it should be on the NHS!" – come get your prescription!

Tickets £15 in advance, £18 door (if available)


Beckenham Arts Lab: Launch Party

In 1969 David Bowie started The Beckenham Arts Lab, a home for music in Beckenham. 50 years on, Beckenham Arts Lab returns for the 21st century, bringing the creative hub of Beckenham back to the community and giving artists, bands, poets and filmmakers a space to share their passions. The Launch Party is taking place at Beckenham Place Mansion on February 1st.
The Lineup consists of South London favourites,

The Vouchers/Rattletooth/Waxdoll

Tickets: https://www.beckenhamartslab.co.uk/event-info/launch-party


Catfest

Catfest returns bigger and better at Beckenham Place, a Georgian mansion in a leafy south London park. The day-and-night festival for cat lovers will bring together buzz-worthy cat accessories with 50+ exhibitors and feature films, live music, books, art, vegan street food and cat-themed cocktails, along with feline superstar meet-and-greets and talks from international bestselling authors and feline experts.

Part of the proceeds will benefit Erham Rescue and Freshfields Animal Rescue Wales to help cats and kittens in need.

  • Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey)
  • Tom Cox (Close Encounters of the Fur Kind; the Good, the Bad, the Furry)
  • Giles Clark, star BBC's Big Cats About the House
  • James Bowen (A Street Cat Named Bob) and street cat Bob
  • Britta Jaschinski, European wildlife photographer of the year
  • Shawn Simons, Kitty Bungalow founder and animal advocate
  • Anna Kogan, Forgotten Animals founder

Feline Film Festival

After dark, Catfest will be screening in the park: ROAR, Tippi Hendren's cult classic - the most dangerous film ever made

Catfest will show a limited screening inside the Mansion of KEDI, the enchanting documentary about Istanbul's street cats. See the movie inside the Meow Parlour surrounded by kittens (6.30pm; and 8.15pm showings)

Live Music on the Mansion Terrace

  • Young Sawbones
  • Dai & the Ramblers
  • Liberation Drummer

Art, books, food + cocktails

  • Swell Cat Art Show
  • Bookshop/storytelling tent
  • Face painting + arts and crafts workshop
  • Fab vegan street food and kitty-inspired cakes
  • Cat-themed cocktails

Rescue kittens + celebrity cats

  • Meet street cat Bob and other feline superstars, Maine coon adventure cats Artemis & Apollo and kitty supermodel Starina and others
  • Fall in love with adoptable rescue kittens at the Meow Parlour (£5 donation at the door)

Helping cats in need

Catfest will donate part of the proceeds to Erham Cat Rescue to sterilise and improve the lives of suffering Moroccan street cats and kittens.


Christmas Magic at The Mansion

Come and join our festive family fun day at The Mansion this December. Join us for singing, dancing, crafts and a Christmas Adventure with our magical characters.

We will be making some magical reindeer food to leave out on Christmas Eve plus some sparkly Christmas crafts, before you make your way through to meet some very special guests!

For the adults there will be the chance to purchase some sweet treats and favours from our local bakers! A great afternoon for the family to really get into the Christmas spirit, set in the beautiful rooms of The Mansion.

Tickets must be purchased online through EventBrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-magic-at-the-mansion-tickets-52171398056

£13.50 per child (1 adult included). £5 for additional adults.

Two sessions available:

  • Session 1: 12pm-1pm
  • Session 2: 1pm-2pm

 


PoetryHouse Arts Ensemble: Broken English

Select contributions from poets, actors, dancers, fashionistas and musicians. All intertwined to create an evening of pure creative ambience.

Each person has been selected for their unique contribution qualities. There are rumors of a mini-fashion show and a very elusive and varied line up, so the artists get to enjoy the experience as much as the audience. A genuine gathering of creatives and art lovers. Saying all that, I must mention that this is a unpolished event, a celebration on the fundamentals of respective art.
Creative Director: Jahmar Ngozi. Emerging Artist Award Winner

This event will be filmed and photographed.

£5 – £10 Donations would be appreciated, though not enforced.


Halloween Monster Bash!

Trick or Treat…!?!

Book your ticket to our Monster Bash at the Mansion this Halloween!

Grab your broomstick and join our characters as they take you on an imaginative adventure to rescue the magic book of spells from the evil Evanora! Get ready for games inspired by the oldest wizards of our time, spell practise, monster dancing and pumpkin paper lantern making. A great day for all the family!

  • Session 1 – 12.00 -14.00
  • Session 2 – 15.00 – 17.00

CHILD TICKETS £10 (Includes 1 free adult)

ADDITIONAL ADULT TICKETS £5

Tickets can be booked online through Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/halloween-monster-bash-tickets-50827360002


Togetherness Christmas Party

A seasonal soul spectacular as resident Craig Jamieson (Peckham Soul) and very special guests bring you a yuletide feat of Motown, Northern Soul and more. Early booking advised.


Togetherness Soul Party

A night of Soul 'Togetherness' spinning the best in Northern Soul, Motown and funk. Joining resident Craig Jamieson (Peckham Soul) are special guest DJs Romeo (The Magic Numbers) and the magnicicent Ren Harvieu.