Venues

About the venues where this year's events are taking place.

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Active Age Centre, High Street A cafe open six days a week, and a meeting complex available for hire, located centrally next to Sainsbury's in Chislehurst High Street.  
     
Beaverwood School, Beaverwood Road

Founded in 1896 as Sidcup High School, it later became Sidcup County School for Girls before moving to the new purpose-built main school building in 1931, which was expanded twice during the 1950s. After World War II, it became Chislehurst and Sidcup County Grammar School for Girls. In 1968, the name was changed to Beaverwood. In 1982, the school changed from being a grammar school to a comprehensive school, and it is now a Foundation School.

Beaverwood Road has a number of interesting Arts and Crafts cottages designed by EJ May.

 
     
The Bull's Head Hotel, Royal Parade

This old coaching Inn, and its predecessors, has been at the centre of Chislehurst life probably for as long as there has been a village here. It is located on what was the crossroads of the road through to Bromley, and the road south to Orpington.

 
     
Camden Place Formerly the home of Lord Camden and later the deposed Emperor Napoleon III and his family, this wonderful building is now a golf club. Unfortunately we have not been able to mount any events here, although it will be open briefly as part of the London Open House Weekend.  
     
Chislehurst Common Fabulous and unique, our Commons will be host to The Big Draw, The Chislehurst Chase (Fun Run), and the Family Fair. The Commons extend through and around the town, and there are four main areas - between the High Street and Royal Parade, between the High Street and Camden Place, behind Royal Parade, and to the south, which is a different common, St Pauls Cray Common.  
     
Christ Church, Lubbock Road The Link is a new community area linking Christ Church with its Church Hall. It is an imaginative development and a great venue for a wide variety of events.  
     
Coopers Technology College Situated on Hawkwood Lane, Coopers School is opening its doors to the community to engender better relationship between the College, its students and the community.  
     
Farringtons School An Independent Day and Boarding School on Perry Street, with well-equiped and extensive grounds behind. Ferens Hall is a large meeting and performance hall with excellent acoustics.  
     
Chislehurst Library The library was built between the two world wars on Red Hill. It is a key feature of our community, with friendly and helpful staff, and it boasts meeting rooms and other facilities in addition to the books, music and other features of a public library.  
     
Livingstone House A mid Victorian Villa in Beechcroft, off Willow Grove, with well maintained gardens, lovely interior and unrivalled views over Chislehurst Commons. Now owned by the Unification Church.  
     
The Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road

Chislehurst Methodist Church, built by 1870, is now a refurbished space which is intended to serve as a centre for the creative arts in Kent and South London. The church has sold its pews and replaced them with comfortable seating. Under-floor heating and state of the art sound and audio systems will enhance the experience for the church congregation and for the community.

The art exhibition which runs throughout the festival and until 29th October, will be the first event in the refurbished church and already a programme of arts and music is being planned for autumn 2011 and for 2012. A programme including monthly concerts is being prepared. The church will have a capacity of 200 for concerts, making it the largest auditorium of this type for many miles, and with the infrastructure surrounding Chislehurst; the church expects a significant take-up for the various community events in the future.

 
     
The Chislehurst and Walden Road Recreation Ground Our own sports and recreation ground accessible from Red Hill (behind the Library), Empress Drive, and Walden Road. Now boasting a new playground, and being developed and maintained by the Friends of the Rec  
     
St Mary's Church A village church, built in 1854 on land given by the owner of Coopers opposite. Napoleon III was buried here in 1873, and a new chapel was erected to house his remains. The illegitimate son of Charles Parnell is one of the more interesting graves in the churchyard.  
     
St Nicholas Church, Church Lane A church has stood on this spot for at least 900 years. It has been a focal point for Chislehurst residents throughout its history and is well-situated on the Commons by the Cockpit. The village hall is 200 yards away in Church Lane.  
     
Scadbury Park Formerly owned by the Lord of the Manor, it was brought into public ownership in 1976 by Bromley Council. The Friends of Scadbury is a group of local enthusiasts who help maintain the area. They have a walk arranged for 16 September at 10am, just before the Festival. ODAS have an annual open day at the site of the moated manor which can be reached via the footpath which circles the Park. This year their open weekend is on 12/13 September. Click here for more details.  
     
2gether, 103 High Street A charity shop in the heart of Chislehurst High Street, 2gether sells everything from books, films, accessories, bric-a-brac and fashion to music and coffee!