London Festival of Architecture

We’re delighted to announce that Bromley town centre is an official Destination for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) in 2024!

This exciting cultural programme will be delivered by the council and the LFA in partnership with Your Bromley BID and include a series of events taking place around interesting architectural locations in the town.

LFA2024 is a month-long celebration and festival of place making and architecture and this year’s theme is “Reimagine”. It takes place every June across London.  

Your Bromley is very proud to help fund and support the following non-for-profit organisations in running events and activities  celebrating London Festival of Architecture June 2024 in Bromley Town Centre.
 
We also have Make Music Day as part of the festival, more info here.
 

Community Hub Pilot – Using Shopping Centre Units – What and Why

Greener & Cleaner 5th June 16.00 – 17.30

The Greener & Cleaner Hub: A Shopping Centre based Model for Empowering Communities:

 

Have you ever wondered how each of us can make a real difference for the wellbeing and future of our communities? Come learn about how this question triggered the volunteers at Greener & Cleaner to set up their popular Community Hub in The Glades over 2 years ago, open 5 days a week, serving 1000+ a month.

 

Join us for a captivating panel discussion about this model for facilitating and normalising wider and more active engagement with sustainability at a local level, based at the pilot community Hub itself.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

Revitalizing Shopping Centres & High Streets While Building Stronger, Greener Communities

Greener & Cleaner 5th June 18.00 – 19.30

Interested in interactive town centre spaces, empowering communities and supporting sustainability? At this event we demystify Greener & Cleaner’s Community Hub model in South East London:

 

This captivating panel discussion dives into the innovative Community Hub model developed by sustainability charity Greener & Cleaner, exploring its potential to transform shopping centres and high streets into vibrant hubs for sustainability and community resilience.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

Demistifying Solar for Homes, Schools & More

Greener & Cleaner 5th June 11.30 – 13.00

Sunshine & Savings: Your Guide to Home & Community Solar Power!

Tired of high energy bills? Want to harness the sun’s power and save money?
Join us for a fun and informative session that busts solar myths and helps you decide if it’s right for you!

Here’s what this FREE event is all about:
• Solar Made Simple: Demystifying solar power for homes and for schools/community buildings (incl. local community energy initiatives).
• Sun Power for Your Wallet: Discover how solar panels can slash your energy bills and help you become more energy-independent.
• A Powerful Q&A: Bring your burning questions about solar for homes and schools/community buildings – no question is too small!

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

Architecture in Bromley – from Wren to Art Deco….and beyond?

Bromley Civic Society 13th June 19.00 – 21.30

Come and see this illustrated and animated presentation given by Tony Banfield and Peter Martin and other local enthusiasts from the Bromley Civic Society in the fabulous art-deco Heritage Room of the Old Town Hall.

 

We will tell the story of Bromley town through the buildings you can see today – the Wren inspired Bromley and Sheppards Colleges, the Georgian origins of the current Bishops Palace to the treasure trove of Victorian Arts and Crafts pubs, shops and public buildings built in Bromley’s hey-day in the late 1800s.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

A walking tour of Victorian Bromley

Bromley Civic Society 15th June 10.30 – 12.30

Bromley is a treasure trove of Victorian Arts and Crafts architecture built when Bromley flourished in the late Victorian period. Our walk will take around some of the best examples: The Railway Tavern, The Star and Garter, The Royal Bell and more.

 

We will tell the story of how Bromley grew rapidly from 1860 and also of how many buildings have been adapted for use in the 21st century. The walk will finish at Bromley Little Theatre where we will see how it was adapted from a Victorian bakery and where refreshments will be available.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

Midsummer Music – Brahms in Bromley

Everyone Matters 21st June 19.30 – 21.30

Join us for a midsummer evening that celebrates music, art and architecture brought together in the beautiful ambience of St Mark’s Church. A full evening of chamber music starts at 7.30, paintings created during the afternoon workshop will be displayed in the nave. and everyone can share experiences of the day over a glass of wine or a soft drink during the concert interval.

 

The event will end with a full performance of Brahms’s Trio in A minor Op.114 performed by Margaret Archibald (clarinet), Julia Desbruslais (cello) and Daniel King Smith (piano). All three musicians have toured extensively in concerts around the UK and internationally, can be heard on commercial recordings and on the BBC, love working in schools, care homes and the wider community and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for music in their teaching.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

Making Music at St Mark’s

Everyone matters 21st June  11.00 – 17.00

As part of “Make Music Day” in Bromley we’re welcoming visitors to sit for a while, listen and share in our full day of workshops exploring chamber music. We’re inviting keen amateur musicians to enrol separately to explore chamber music and in particular the Trio Op.114 by Brahms.

 

Participating musicians will play in a full day of masterclasses and break-out workshops led by Margaret Archibald clarinet, Julia Desbruslais ’cello and Daniel King Smith piano. All those who enrol will be allocated time to play in groups with one another, play alongside the professionals and study in small break-out groups led by the specialist tutors to focus on wind, string or piano techniques.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

A walking tour of Victorian Bromley

Bromley Civic Society 27th June 18.30 – 20.30

Join us on this walk to discover the treasure trove of Victorian Arts and Crafts architecture built when Bromley flourished in the late Victorian period. Our walk will take around some of the best examples: The Railway Tavern, The Star and Garter, The Royal Bell and more.

 

We will tell the story of how Bromley grew rapidly from 1860 and also of how many buildings have been adapted for use in the 21st century. The walk will finish at Bromley Little Theatre where we will see how it was adapted from a Victorian bakery and where refreshments will be available.

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

The Big Lunch

Queens Gardens, Bromley, 29th June 11.00 – 13.00

Bromley Council are delighted that the Big Lunch is once again coming to Bromley to help people come together to celebrate their community, neighbourhood friendships and places which have been ‘re-imagined’ to support social connectivity.

 

The Big Lunch is an initiative which comes from Eden Project Communities, an organisation which fosters & values connection, community & neighbourly spirits. The same organisation has brought us the Big Jubilee lunch in 2022, and the Big Coronation lunch in 2023.

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.

Reimagining Homes with Mrs Paprika

Better Libraries, Bromley, 22nd June 10.30 – 11.30

Come along to meet the amazing Mrs Paprika, find out what happens when the neighbourhood stray cat looks for a new home and create a beautiful house of your own using fun craft materials!

 

This in-person puppet show and creative craft event will be led by the dynamic children’s team and will link to iconic buildings in London.

Suitable for children aged 4-8

 

More info and tickets are available from the button below.