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 lastly regular support and social groups.

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Exciting news – BANC has obtained funding (from Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/20 bushfires) for a Creative, Community, Wellbeing and Resilience Hub. Activities start soon and go until mid-2023 in Blackheath and surrounds. Tell us what you would like to see in the Hub by filling out this survey online, or drop a paper copy in to the Neighbourhood Centre. Deadline is December 3rd 2021. To give you an idea, our first Hub events are listed below. Note that current health regulations will apply to all.

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Art activity for adults and young people 16+
1st, 8th and 15th Dec

Come to one group or more!
Bookings essential: 0410 310 205

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Art, Fun and Feeling: A workshop for children
A two session course for kids 6-9 years and their parents and carers providing simple, effective and creative strategies to manage big emotions.
December 1st and 8th
3.30pm to 5pm.

Bookings essential: 0438 099 081.

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December creative workshops for families

18th December 10am-noon Creativity, art and recycling

22nd December –10am-noon Christmas art with recycled materials

22nd December 1pm-3pm Faery Door Workshop using natural materials and found objects.
Bookings essential
0424 230 114

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Composting and worm farming
At beautiful Cliff View Community Farm, Shipley plateau. Bring a hat and sunscreen.
December 4
10am to noon

Limited numbers.
please book here

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Propagation workshop
At Cliff View Community Farm, 169 Shipley Rd, Blackheath. Refreshments provided. Please bring sun protection.
December 4

Limited numbers.
Please book


Shelter’ art exhibition.
Local artists are invited to contribute to a new exhibition with the theme of housing insecurity, homelessness, gentrification, and/or displacement and its impact on the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, young people, and/or families in the Blue Mountains community. Deadline for submissions is December 6. Learn more by contacting

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Blue Shorts is back!
This festival of short films by local residents will be back in full force in November 2022 with a Green theme. In the meantime, to get everyone in the mood, we’ll be re-screening our fantastic 2020 entrants on February 5 at 5pm at the Phillips Hall in Blackheath. More details coming soon, but put in your diary now!

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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.


Regular events and social groups

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Lemon Twist: A mountains lesbian meetup

Monthly on Saturday from 18th December 2021
The Creative Hub, 125 Wentworth Street, Blackheath

Queer women welcome: drop in for food and fun
see old friends and meet new people.


Reach group

Date: 9.30 – 11.30am on Tuesdays from 18 January to 15 March 2022
Location: Presbyterian Hall, Blackheath
Support and strategies to manage depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
For more information, call Virginia on 0412 729 088

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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