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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


Writers showcase

The Inklings Showcase.

Local writers have been honing their craft over the past months with well-known poet, James Gering. Now they’re ready to share their work. Come along and enjoy brief readings of top-tier modern poetry, story, and life writing.

Friday, December 16: 10.30 – 12.30

at 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath.

Refreshments provided.

FREE. No bookings required, just turn up!

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Family Art Play Christmas Special – Potato Printing Workshop

FREE
Create your own unique Christmas cards and wrapping paper with potato printing at our fun family Art Play Xmas workshop. Free and all materials provided but places are limited so please text Hannah to secure your spot.
* New Time: 10am – 12 Noon 17 December
125 Wentworth St
Blackheath
Text Hannah to book on 0404 288 487

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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

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!

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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 – 1:30 pm
The Blackheath Hub
Presbyterian Hall, 125 Wentworth St, Blackheath.
Bookings essential: 0404 288 487 Text only.

Creativity

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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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