Past Events

Check out images and comments from past events and workshops below.


Fridays at 125

The first Friday of every month, BANC holds Fridays at 125, a social event with pizza, social mingling and games. Here, BANC General Manager Leah Godfrey masters the pizza oven at the inaugural event. Yum!

“Terrific initiative.”

“Pizza was scrummy!”

“Good get-together. I’ll be back.”

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Eco-Dyeing workshop

Sue Wildman led a fascinating workshop on eco-dyeing. Participants used natural materials like bark, leaves and flowers to create cards and wall hangings like the one at left. Gorgeous!

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Mocktails and Matisse

BANC’s Seniors Week event was Mocktails and Matisse, an indulgent event with spectacular alcohol-free cocktails and goodies from the deli. Led by BANC’s own Jo Davis and Jade Hudson, participants then went on to express themselves with a range of artistic works. Great fun!

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Family Art Workshops

Children under 12 and their parents meet once a month to express their creativity together in a joyful and messy art workshop. Materials and inspiration are both provided by facilitator Hannah. You’re invited to join in the fun on the third Saturday of each month.

Writers workshop participation

James Gering’s first series of writing workshops was so successful, they were repeated due to demand. The workshops included all genres of writing from lyrics and poetry to fiction and non-fiction.

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Cliff view harvest

Upper mountains green thumbs flocked to a composting and worm farm workshop by Lyndall at Cliff View Farm (left). Many also returned for the working bee (below). Look out for more hands-on events at the community farm on Shipley Plateau later this year.

Bird masks boosh march

Participants at BOOSH’s before and after school program made bird-themed masks. A much better look than those other masks we’ve had to wear!

School picnic

What a lovely day we had on Saturday 29 Jan, with children and families from Blue Gum Montessori and Kookaburra Kindy coming together to celebrate the children who are going to big school this year!
Supported by Blue Gum, Kookaburra, Thrive, BMCC and BANC.

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Playing with Paint, December 2021.

Community members flocked to three creative painting workshops with Lindena on December 1st, 8th and 15th .

You can view some of paintings from this workshop on the left.

Comments from participants:
What a fabulous workshop!”
“A wonderful way to reconnect after lockdown”
“Fun!!!”
“Lovely and relaxing

Look out for more painting workshops under ‘events’.