The BANC Winter Newsletter is now out in a new booklet format. We hope you like it. If you live in the Blackheath and surrounds area and didn’t get a copy in your mail box, please let us know on 4787 7770. You can download it here.
Blackheath Commmunity Centre.
Inviting Healers to come together, swap healings, and network in a supportive atmosphere.
Contact to register: 0410 410 405
We need a long term, sustainable solution to the transport needs of the Central West, not a highway widening that will result in a truck tsunami which will forever change the Blue Mountains.
There is an online petition on Change.org (see link below) Please go online and read the petition and if you agree with the proposal please sign online.
The advantage of an online petition is that every time there is a signee an email is sent to the politician.
Help the voice of Blue Mountains Residents be heard.
- legal action to stop power stations from polluting the Coxs River
- achieving World Heritage Listing for the Blue Mountains
- protecting wilderness by preventing the filming of a Hollywood Movie at Mt Hay
- conserving our endangered Blue Mountains Hanging Swamps.
- opposing an open-cut coal mine proposal in Ben Bullen State Forest
- expanding the Gardens of Stone reserves (‘Stage 2’)
- addressing major flaws in the proposed new Local Environment Plan
- opposing hunting and logging in our National Parks
- resisting the proposed Metropolitan Urban Area for the lower Blue Mountains
- stopping Coal Seam Gas exploration in the Greater Blue Mountains
- opposing the flooding of the stunning Kowmung River by raising Warragamba Dam.
Due to unforeseen circumstances (a broken leg) one of our indefatigable volunteers (who is I guess defatigable after all) is unable to present the movie. Movie Magic will return on 21 June.
|VARUNA GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you know a bit about gardening – mulching, weeding, etc – we need you at Varuna!
Rod Dark oversees the garden and grounds which are very large.
At present the position will only be for one day a week (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) but may increase.
See their web page www.brandl.com.au for details about Brandl & Schlesinger.
Health, Healing & Wellbeing Day Workshop
After running nine of the Ian Gawler Living Well with Cancer 12 week programs in our community, Blue Mountains Cancer help is pleased to announce that Ian Gawler will present a one day workshop in Katoomba.
Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group are currently providing food and basics to families and individuals who have been released on bridging visas with no right to work and hence no “legal” way to financially support themselves and their families.
Our fundraising target for this project is $5000 if we are to make a real difference. We are now able to receive your kind donations online simply by clicking on this link (or navigating to this address in your browser) https://give.everydayhero.com/au/bmrsg and clicking on the green “Donate now” button.
Your donation will directly assist these extremely vulnerable people who have sought refuge and a new life in our blessed country.
- Feed a family of 4 for a day by donating just $20
- Feed a family of 4 for a week with your generous donation of $140
Directly help someone sleep better by purchasing a bed from $85 (most are sleeping on the floor)
Donate now at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/bmrsg, the process only takes 3 minutes but the effects are remembered for a lifetime.
There is also a link on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsRefugeeSupportGroup
Thank you BMRSG
The chamber music string trio, Three Piece Suite, is returning to Blackheath on Sunday, 30 June.
The warm reception they received following their debut concerts in Blackheath and Sydney in March has compelled them to schedule further concerts in both venues over the next few months. The trio was particularly impressed not only with the receptive audience, but the wonderful ambiance of the Presbyterian Church, which had acoustics that well-suited their style of music.
The new program will feature these works:
Haydn : Divertimento No 2 in G Major
Beethoven : Serenade Op. 8 D major
J.S.Bach : Trio in G (arranged from the gamba sonatas)
G. Jacob : Six Shakespearean Sketches
J. Playford : English Country Dances
There will also be a free afternoon tea to be held in the church hall next door following the concert where patrons can meet and chat with the performers.
Blackheath Presbyterian Church
Wentworth Street, Blackheath
DATE and TIME: Sunday 30 June, 2013 at 3pm
HOW TO BUY A TICKET:
Choose any of the following ways:
1) Buy them at the door on the day (cash only)
2) Via the website http://tpschambermusic.com using PayPal or a credit card
3) By bank transfer. For this method, contact Henry directly
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 02 9797 7227 or 0418 436 727
4) Buy them from Cafe Memento in Wentworth Street, Blackheath.
If you buy tickets via Henry or the internet, Henry will send you an eTicket as a PDF file. You can either print it out and bring it along, or just show us the ticket on your smartphone. If you can’t do either, then you need not worry, as we will have a record of your ticket purchase with us at the door.
Please note that seat numbers will not be allocated, so for the best seating, ensure you arrive early, as we will also be selling tickets at the door.
PARKING AND TRANSPORT:
There is plenty of street parking available.
However, if you’re thinking of taking the train, the church is an easy walk (5 mins) from Blackheath station.
Hope to see you there.
RECOGNISE PUBLIC FORUM
Referendum on proposed changes to the Constitution
24th June 2013
7pm for 7.30pm start – 9pm
Sassafras Room 1
Springwood Sports Club
Presenters from Blue Mountains and Sydney
Discussion to follow.
Enquires : Lyn : 4758 6811
All welcome, no need to book
“Our eyes remain on one prize: a successful referendum that delivers true recognition and equality for First Peoples.”
Congress Mob News, 2010
Featuring Blackheath choir The ‘Heathens with Sydney friends, singers and instrumentalists Loosely Woven.
All proceeds from the concert will go to the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre for their use on a range of excellent community projects www.banc.org.au
For anyone who’s not seen a Loosely Woven concert, you’re in for a treat – a dozen or so instrumentalists and another dozen singers present a light-hearted concert/cabaret.
2pm,Satuday 1st June
Blackheath Public School Hall
Cnr Leichhardt St and Great Western Hwy
Entry $15/$10 (Including afternoon tea)
Tickets : BANC office (4787 7770) and at the door
Singers in The Heathens Choir, suitably named for its Blackheath locality, prefer songs that celebrate life. So do their Sydney based counterparts, Loosely Woven, who add instruments and costumes as well as voices to the equation. The two groups are joining forces on Saturday 1 June in a concert to raise funds for the life-affirming and community-supporting work of BANC, the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre.
Celebrating its fourth birthday this week, The Heathens choir has been supported by BANC since its inception. The choir aims to provide an opportunity for anyone to enjoy singing in a group regardless of their experience or skill level. At the same time, the group constantly strives to improve its musicianship, as this is an integral part of enjoying music making in a group. Their selection for this concert includes songs by Neil Murray, Tom Waits, Crosby Stills & Nash, Ritchie Valens, local composer Jane E Millar and an Irish traditional song.
Loosely Woven was formed by Wayne Richmond, a recently retired technical adviser to the Education Department, who is passionate about community music making. When players or singers commit to a concert with Loosely Woven, Wayne drives a hard bargain in terms of commitment to a demanding rehearsal schedule. Consequently they’re able to tackle an incredible array of music, from folk to pop to music theatre and cabaret.
The concert begins at 2pm at the Blackheath Public School Hall. Tickets (available from BANC or phone 4787 7770) are $15/10 and include afternoon tea.
Sam is having an exhibition ‘Life in New Places’ at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre at the end of Govett’s Leap Road, Blackheath. The opening is at 2pm on Sunday 2nd June and the exhibition runs for the whole month.
As well as the framed images in the exhibition, limited edition prints of the work will also be available.
Visit Sam’s website for a preview of his work, www.sambeatty.tumblr.com
Award-winning author and illustrator, Tohby Riddle, will open the exhibition on Sunday 2nd June at 2pm
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, National Parks Office, Govett’s Leap Road
‘Mysterious flaming braziers float over Hokusai waves, a pop art mushroom cloud erupts from a swarming cartoonish jungle, anime-style seaweed and bubbles make an underwater tapestry against infinite blackness in landscapes that are cryptic and intriguing and evoke moods from the lyrical and playful to the volatile and unnerving. “Life in New Places” displays a distinctive graphic style combining digital, ink and paint techniques with highly detailed, realistic rendering, resonant colours, and hard-edged forms. At a meeting point between the scientific-natural and mythic-imaginative worlds, Beatty’s work has a futuristic vision that melds the biological and mechanical with influences from surrealism, Japanese anime and pop art among other styles’
Art Review – Julian Leatherdale
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