We’ve been nominated!

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Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre has been nominated for the 2018 BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s Choice Awards, if you’d like to vote for us, click here  and fill in the relevant fields. Thank you! 

Three Piece Suite Concert

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Variations on a Theme – Three Piece Suite concert in Blackheath.

Sunday September 9th.

In their final concert series for 2018, string trio Three Piece Suite will present a true variety performance at the Blackheath Presbyterian Church on Sunday September 9th at 4pm– all the works by diverse composers are connected with Theme and Variations form. Covering  a wide range of musical periods and styles ,  Rachel Westwood, violin, Valmai Coggins, viola and Deborah Coogan, cello will explore this perennially popular form with  an eclectic mix of  works by Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, Dohnanyi, Klein and more. The varied moods will mean you’ll  laugh, you’ll cry and everything in between – our infinite variety will never stale!

Some things will remain the same; the cosy acoustics of the church will delight and you can stay after  the concert for a delicious afternoon tea in the hall. Remember variety is the spice of life! Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or at tpschambermusic.com $25 for adults, $5 for children.

Venue: Blackheath Presbyterian Church, Wentworth St, Blackheath

Date & Time: Sunday  9th September at 4pm

Tickets: Adult $25, Child $5

Web: http://tpschambermusic.com

Email: tpschambermusic@gmail.com

Phone: 0418113309

New! Frozen Meals at BANC.

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Did you know we know have frozen vegetarian meals here at BANC? This is a new community project, created in response to increasing food insecurity being felt by local people. We are partnering with The Victory Cafe, Junction 142 Food Recovery, and BANC volunteers to provide nutritious meals to our community for a gold coin donation. Please share this information with your networks.

Junction 142

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“In partnership with the Uniting Church the ‘Junction 142’ project at 142 Katoomba Street now has a renovated laundry and bathroom available for use. It is incredibly difficult to function in society without access to these facilities so they are filling an important need. On top of this, we can also provide free clothing from our Op Shop to prepare people for job interviews and appointments with real estate agents.

In the past year we have provided more than 6000 free meals and food parcels as well as rescuing around 20,000 kilos of surplus food from going to landfill.

We deal with homelessness every day. Often it can be locals who just haven’t been able to make the rent or mortgage payments. Director Rosa Del Ponte says “We deal with ordinary people who struggle to manage sky rocketing housing costs. It just takes a run of bad luck and anyone can end up homeless. One partner loses a job and the other gets sick and then in a matter of months they are on the streets. We have even helped a family of five who were living in a tent in the bush”.

The Soul Kitchen also helps the Sydney homeless who are riding the trains at night to stay safe and warm. Rosa explains “They hop off at Katoomba and come to us for a meal or to have a shower and launder their clothes”.”

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