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 two weeks 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.

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Come be Dramatic!
POSTPONED
Discover your hidden thespian with easy drama activities (you can sit!) and hear a play reading with Maggie Davis and Liz Barclay.  Come and have fun at this Senior’s Week event!
 Light Refreshments provided 
keep an eye out for a new date for this event. Bookings still open.
Blackheath Hub, 125 Wentworth St
Blackheath
BOOKINGS: Liz 4787 7770

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Fridays at 125
FREE
Join your community for a relaxed and enjoyable evening of music, dancing, games and 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

Writing workshop
New series
with James Gering
FREE

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

NEW Series of ten workshops
Fridays 9.30am-noon from 29 April
Blackheath Hub, 125 Wentworth St
Blackheath
Bookings:   Ph: 0472622977
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Create magical faery doors
FREE

Channel the ethereal as you craft a door for the sprites in your garden.

10am-12 noon
28 May 2022
Blackheath Hub, 125 Wentworth St
Blackheath
Bookings:  0424 230 114
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Planting

Propagation workshop at Cliff View Farm
FREE

Hands-on practical ways to reproduce plants and trees using techniques such as

  • Veneer and cleft grafting
  • Air-layering techniques
  • Propagating from softwood and hardwood cuttings
  • Grafting fruit trees

10am-11.30am
28 May 2022
Book online HERE or call 4787 7770
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Huff wind
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Are You Ready ?
Learn more about HUFF.
The Blue Mountains is one of the world’s most fire-prone areas. To help ensure everyone is well-prepared, BANC and the RFS are offering free community engagement seminars for all Upper Mountains residents. All seminars are at 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath and go from 10am to noon. Bookings: 0438 099 081

Risk Assessment
Thurs 17 March
Sat 11 June
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Preparing a Fire Plan
Thur 28 April
Thurs 21 July
Sat 13 Aug
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Property Protection
Thurs 19 May
Sat 10 Sept
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Create budget

Let’s Create a Budget!
FREE
Clear and simple strategies to manage your income and expenditure.

Choose from two sessions
Tuesday, June 21st 1pm-4pm OR
Thursday, June 23rd 9.30am-12.30pm

Blackheath Community Hall
Great Western Highway

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.

Creativity

Go with the Flow art therapy group

FREE
Come and connect with others through creativity. Creativity can assist with managing depression, anxiety, and other related issues. No artistic skills required.
Location: 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath
Day: Every Monday (during school term times)
Time: 10.15 am-12.30 pm
Commencing: Feb 7th 2022
The Blackheath Hub
Presbyterian Hall, 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath.
Bookings essential. Contact Sue Wildman 0438 830 390

Paint drama

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

Lemon twist

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.

Blue shorts

Blue Shorts is back!
FREE
This festival of short films by local residents will be back in full force in November 2022 with a Green theme. When Covid restrictions allow, we’ll be re-screening our fantastic 2020 entrants to get you in the creative mood. 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.

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Blackheath Choir Festival

Date: 26 – 28 August 2022

Blackheath Choir Festival is a showcase of excellence for choirs located in the upper Blue Mountains.

More: www.blackheathchoirfestival.org


Regular events and social groups

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Reach group

Date: 9.30 – 11.30am on Tuesdays
Location: Presbyterian Hall, 125 Wentworth St Blackheath
Support and strategies to manage depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
For more information,and to find out if you are eligible call (02) 8853 2500 or

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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