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Final Reminder! 👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋

Have you started filming your short for the festival yet?
Applications are accepted from people whose film is either made on location between Lapstone and Lithgow, or if the film maker/s reside between the same areas.
Film entry lengths are restricted by category as follows 
General: 7 mins or less
Youth(13-18): 7 mins or less
Youth(under 13): 2 mins or less

Entries are being accepted online at

The closing date and time is 5pm on March 31st 2018.
Finalists’ films will be shown at Mount Vic Flicks on Sat 19th May 2018

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Are you sad that the Winter Magic Festival is being postponed this year? There’s still something fun to do on that weekend here in Blackheath!

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Vacation activities for April 2018 School Holidays!



Art Workshop

Come and make art with local artist Niki Martignago.

Monday 16th April                            10.00 am – 11.30am        



Bollywood to Brazil HIP HOP WORKSHOP

Tuesday 24th April                           10.00 am – 11.00 am



Indoor Archery with FitKids Australia

Thursday 26th April                          9.30 am – 11.30 am



Location –                   Community Halls, Blackheath, CNR Gardiners Cres and the Highway

Cost –                            $10 per child (accompanying parent/ carer is free of charge)

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited, Call BANC on 4787 7770

Parents/ Carers MUST stay on the premises for the duration of the workshop

Bring own morning/ afternoon tea.

For further information contact Jo on 0438 099 081





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New! JP service at BANC.

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre now has the services of a NSW JP.
Current Availability – Thursdays 9.30am to 4pm. No need to call – just come in to BANC with your documents.
Other times may be available by prior arrangement. Please call 4787 7770 to leave your name and number and our JP will get back to you.

Volunteer Opportunity

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We are currently offering volunteer position/s at our Blackheath Out Of School Hours (BOOSH) service! This position is for one hour between 3pm and 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and also has the possibility of turning into paid work. If you love kids and would like the chance to join our wonderful team, please call Jade on 47877770 to discuss.

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Sadia is a human rights activist working in the field of sexual violence as a consultant on honour-based violence, forced marriage and FGM. Based in the UK, she has a focus on black minority ethnic women. Sadia organised a hugely successful event titled ‘Let’s Talk Honour’ in October 2016, which was held at Gloucester University. She also launched Critical Sisters, a forum to debate, discuss and challenge anti-feminist norms, including religious norms. She talks about the importance of speaking out against religious fundamentalism and Islamist narratives regarding blasphemy and apostasy laws and other matters, insisting on the right to criticise some aspects of religion, despite the fact that views such as hers are often labelled as unacceptable, Islamophobic or offensive, and people can even be – and are – killed for such criticism.

Sadia won the IKWRO Special Recognition: Activist of the Year 2017, and is a spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.

There is no charge for this talk but please rsvp by 5 Feb, as seating is limited.

RSVP by 5 Feb: Gaby Grammeno – or 4751 9715.


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Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre is now a provider of Water Payment Assistance Scheme (PAS) vouchers

PAS vouchers can help you if you are having difficulty paying your Sydney Water bill. This scheme assists people experiencing financial hardship by providing vouchers or a credit to a water account.

Before you seek assistance:

If you are having trouble paying your bill you should speak to your water company first.

Water suppliers may be able to suggest a payment arrangement to assist you manage your bills.

If you are unable to make an acceptable payment arrangement with your supplier, contact Jade on 47877770 to make an appointment to discuss your eligibility for PAS vouchers.