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Events, workshops and groups

At BANC we believe a successful community is one that supports the social, cultural and creative life of its people. Join the fun by taking part! Scroll down to see current and future activities, and regular support and social groups. Or click the button above to view photos and community feedback from recent events

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Exciting news! BANC has obtained funding for a Creative, Community, Wellbeing and Resilience Hub. Activities are on until mid-2023 in Blackheath and surrounds. Current Hub events are listed below. Note that current health regulations will apply to all. These projects are implemented through joint Commonwealth/ State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements via the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

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Events Calendar

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Every month we update this handy calendar of all BANC’s upcoming events, workshops and activities. It’s an easy way to peruse all the exciting options. When you’ve decided, just come back, look up the listings below that you are interested in and book. Download a copy for reference or request to go on our circulation list here

Download the latest one HERE


Fridays at 125

Fridays at 125
FREE
Join your community for a relaxed and enjoyable evening of music, games, and free wood-fired pizza. A great way to make new friends and wind down from the week. All ages and all abilities are welcome. Come solo or bring the family. Thanks to Vinnies for the financial support allowing us to hold this event.
5pm-7pm First Friday of the month
125 Wentworth St
Blackheath
NO BOOKINGS NECESSARY – JUST TURN UP!

Writing

‘The Inklings’ Writing workshop
Weekly from 14 October until 9 December
with James Gering
FREE

Your genre, your take: lyrics, poetry, fiction,
non-fiction.

NEW Series of ten workshops commencing October 14
10am-12pm on Fridays
Blackheath Hub, 125 Wentworth St
Blackheath
Bookings: Ph: 0472622977

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Blue Shorts Film Festival
FREE

Now in its 6th fabulous year, this event is open to all ages and all levels of experience. Even if this is your first ever go at making a video, we’d love to see it and show it on the big screen. Keep an eye out on this page for workshops that might help you get there. A big thanks to Mt Vic Flicks, which will be hosting the festival in November.

Key dates and information

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*CANCELLED*

Making a will: What you need to know
FREE

Drafting a will comes with many complexities. Experts from Roache Lawyers will guide you through many of the pitfalls and possibilities involved

*CANCELLED DUE TO LOW NUMBERS SORRY!*
Blackheath Hub
Presbyterian Church
125 Wentworth St, Blackheath

Bookings: or 0438 099 081.

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Make Art Like Matisse
Holiday workshop for ages 7-12
FREE

10am-Noon
Sunday, September 25
The Hub, 125 Wentworth St Blackheath

Bookings: Fiona 0402 190 904

Weaving

CANCELLED

Weaving Workshop for ages 7-12
FREE

CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO ILLNESS, SORRY!!

10am-Noon
Wednesday, September 28
The Hub, 125 Wentworth St Blackheath

Bookings: Fiona 0402 190 904

PLEASE NOTE: Parents or carers will need to stay on the premises
during the workshop

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Shared Reading Group
FREE

Sharing stories is one of humanity’s oldest and most profound traditions. This group is a great way to experience great stories and meaningful conversations.

At the Shared Reading Group you can choose to read a story aloud, join the discussion or just sit in silence, listen and enjoy a cup of tea. No pressure!

The group begins on July 28th 2022 and will run for nine weeks.
Meetings are from 10am-noon on Thursdays at the Blackheath Hub, 125 Wentworth St Blackheath,
For more information or to book:
0468 346 834

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Buzzing Bees play-workshop
FREE

A playful, interactive workshop utilising games,
nature exploration, original songs and art-making
to foster curiosity and learn about the diversity
and ecological needs of bees and other insects.
For youngsters 0 to 5 years and their caregivers.
Facilitator Amelie Ecology is an ecologist, educator,
and musician based in Blackheath who loves to connect
young people with local ecology.

Saturday, September 17
10am- 11 30am
At Blackheath Community Farm,
60 Thirroul Avenue, Blackheath
Email Jade: or call Jade: 47 87 7770

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Creating native BEE-friendly gardens!
FREE

An interactive and fun introduction to the diversity of native
bees, where they live, and what flowers they feed on. Then together
we’ll design gardens to support people and pollinators!
For all ages – family friendly!
Saturday, September 17
1pm-2.30pm

At Blackheath Community Farm,
60 Thirroul Avenue, Blackheath
For more information or to book:
Email Jade: or call Jade: 4787 7770

Rk

Re-kindling Connection
FREE

In these difficult times, many of us are looking for a deeper connection to our inner selves, the people around us and the land we live on.

This workshop, by Lure Wishes, delves into those deep fundamental issues.
Bookings:  


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Family Art workshops

FREE
Children under 12 and their parents are invited to express their creativity together in a joyful and messy art workshop. Materials and inspiration are both provided by facilitator Hannah. Book in now!

The third Saturday of each month
Noon-1.30pm
The Blackheath Hub
Presbyterian Hall, 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath.
Bookings essential: 0404 288 487 Text only.

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Go with the Flow art therapy groups

FREE
Come and connect with others through creativity. Creativity can assist with managing depression, anxiety, and other related issues. No artistic skills required. Note that this is not a drop-in group and bookings are essential

Group 1 – Go With the Flow

Location: 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath
Day: Every Monday (during school term times)
Time: 10.15 am-12.30 pm
The Blackheath Hub
Presbyterian Hall, 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath.
Bookings essential. Waiting list currently in operation

Group 2- Go With the Flow for people living with depression and anxiety

Day: Every Monday (during school term times)
Time: 1.30pm-3.30 pm
The Blackheath Hub
Presbyterian Hall, 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath.
Bookings essential. Waiting list currently in operation

Contact Sue Wildman 0438 830 390
DURING OFFICE HOURS ONLY (M-F: 9-5)

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Art Play on Wednesday
Art Play on Saturday

FREE
You’re invited to join Lindena Robb for a series of fun, creative and social art workshops. No experience is needed and all materials are provided. There are two separate options:

Art Play on Wednesday happens every Wednesday during school term times, commencing February 2nd and runs from
10am – 12 noon

Art Play on Saturday happens on the first Saturday of each month starting 5th March 2022 and runs from 10am – 12 noon
Bookings essential: Contact Lindena Robb for more information and to register on 0410 310 205

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Lemon Twist Lesbian Mountains Meetup
FREE
Join in the fun and meet new people at this monthly Saturday social gathering at the Hub

Times: 2pm-4pm
Dates for 2022: Jan 22nd Feb 26th Mar 20th Apr 30th May 28th June 25th July 30th Aug 20th Sept 24th Oct 29th Nov 26th Dec 17th 
No bookings needed. Call 4787 7770 for more info.

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Blue Shorts is back!
FREE
This festival of short films by local residents will be back in full force in November 2022. Keep an eye on this page for details.

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coming soon

In addition to our regular programs, and our Video on how to download the Fires Near Me app, we’ll soon be announcing dates for tutorials such as how to download your COVID-19 vax certificate and (for those who like a large-key device), how to drive an Easy-Tel phone. Watch this space.


Regular events and social groups

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Heathens Choir

Wednesdays, 2-4pm during school terms
Location: Phillips Hall
Cost: $75 per 10-week term
Blackheath’s celebrated community choir welcomes novices, experienced singers and even people who think they can’t sing! If you like music join in the fun. We perform at concerts, festivals and community events
More info: Christine Wheeler,
0408 276 436