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!
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
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.
Click HERE to access site.
“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”.”
For more information, please click HERE
This morning at BANC we received an extremely generous donation of over $1,400 from The Blackheath Knitwits group! We are so incredibly grateful as this donation will assist us to continue helping the local community. We would like to take this opportunity to promote what these wonderful people do.
The Blackheath Knitwits are a knitting group that meets in the Invanhoe pub dining room area every Tuesday at 2pm. There they knit various items for community services and charity groups like Katoombas Thrive Family Support services, ‘Wrapped With Love’, Junction 142 and Soul Kitchen. If you’d like to join in, head on down and meet new friends while knitting for some great causes.
Donations of knitted 25cm/10 inch squares, yarn, or completed rugs are also happily collected.
Phone Yvonne 4787 5392 or Dot on 47877610
Thanks again to the Knitwits!
The month ahead looks like a lot of fun as the sister towns of Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath in the Upper Blue Mountains exhibit a healthy dose of sister rivalry to compete to be the ‘best-dressed’ town for the inaugural 4 Sisters Yulefest – a joyous mid-winter celebration!
The Blackheath sister has already started to rebel and has no interest in being the ‘prettiest’ … true to her name BLACKheath, she’s the cool, dark and daring sister and her businesses are celebrating Blackheath’s DARK side … which is why Blackheath is a good place to go stargazing in winter! But check them out … they’ve created a ‘red light district’ to look at the issue of light pollution on wildlife, and are daring customers to go#ToplessInJuly as they tackle the plastic pollution problem of single-use plastic ‘tops’ on cups.
Check her out and check out all the other sisters as the month unfolds … they each have very different personalities!
Blue Fringe Literature Award entries are now open.
Entries are due by 5pm 14th September 2018.
Open for people with a lived experience of mental illness.
For more information and entry form go here.
Come and meet a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) at BANC Community Access.
This one to one consultation is an opportunity to bring your questions to an LAC.
The LAC can assist you with the following:
* Provide you with information regarding the NDIS,
* Help you understand your NDIS funded plan,
* Help you identify the next steps to take on your NDIS journey,
* Connect you with your local community,
* Help identify what supports are available in the community if you do not have a NDIS plan.
Location: 110 Wentworth Street Blackheath
Date: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30pm
If you would like more information please call 4723 9444, for general questions you can also call BANC Community Access on 47875684
Please book should you require AUSLAN or language interpreting services so we can make arrangements to suit your needs.