Saturday Tours of The Old Library (starts 3pm)
Apr
20
to Jul 27

Saturday Tours of The Old Library (starts 3pm)

Free, but booking essential

Join local blogger Hugh Neal (Maggot Sandwich) for a Saturday tour of The Old Library! See areas currently behind the scenes, and discover the rich community history of the space.

Please note, that the top floor is currently not wheelchair accessible.

To book onto one of these tours, follow this link. (no need to enter card details as the tours are free!)

All tours start at 3pm

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Saturday Morning Yoga
Jun
1
to Dec 31

Saturday Morning Yoga

New Yoga Class Starting Saturday 1st June
Every Saturday, Time: 8:30-9:30am

What to bring: Yoga mat. Comfortable clothing you can move in.

Join Ashley for Hatha Yoga, energising & uplifting yoga to start your weekend well. You will learn and practice the ancient and modern yoga techniques to find strength and calm both on and off your yoga mat.

Increase your mobility - strength - flexibility - relax - improve balance - connect to your inner resilience and peace.

Classes include pranayama (breath work), meditation, asana (postures), and are layered with both yoga and modern philosophy to inspire your yoga practice beyond the mat.

Suitable for all levels, including beginners.
£8 drop in. £5 low income. Block booking discounts available.

If you have any questions Feel free to contact Ashley at ashley@bayleafyoga.com

To book, follow this link

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Collective Market
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Collective Market

The Collective Market will be popping up with a fair at The Exchange on the weekend of 15/16 June.

On Saturday 15th June, 12-5pm - Affordable Print & Botanicals Fair.
On Sunday 16th June, 12-5pm - Pop-Up market & workshops (celebrating Father’s Day!) 

Free to come in, and there will be delicious food in our cafe!

More details coming very soon.

If you are interesting in taking a stall, please contact The Collective Market.

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THE BEXLIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

THE BEXLIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES

Dear humans of Bexley, you are cordially invited to the planet of Parbexia for one day and one day only. We Parbexians really love Bexley so you’ll be treated like real VIPS. Shoot through the galaxy in our time travelling space portal, try a Bexley burger in our famous Earth Café, meet our very own Bexley human replica robots and maybe even audition for a special Parbexian episode of Bexley’s Got Talent. (We told you we love Bexley…)

This piece of childrens theatre is performed by second year Drama, Applied Theatre and Education (DATE) students and is being performed to local schools, aimed at an age group of around 10 and 11 year olds. Please meet at the Bookstore Cafe and you will be taken through to the performance space at 19:00.

To book for this event, Follow This Link

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THE BEXLIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

THE BEXLIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES

Dear humans of Bexley, you are cordially invited to the planet of Parbexia for one day and one day only. We Parbexians really love Bexley so you’ll be treated like real VIPS. Shoot through the galaxy in our time travelling space portal, try a Bexley burger in our famous Earth Café, meet our very own Bexley human replica robots and maybe even audition for a special Parbexian episode of Bexley’s Got Talent. (We told you we love Bexley…)

This piece of childrens theatre is performed by second year Drama, Applied Theatre and Education (DATE) students and is being performed to local schools, aimed at an age group of around 10 and 11 year olds. Please meet at the Bookstore Cafe and you will be taken through to the performance space at 19:00.

To book for this event, Follow This Link.

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Embroidery Sundays
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Embroidery Sundays

FREE EVENT

Join Lemuel MC and The Exchange for Embroidery Sundays! Participants will learn how to embroider, learning new stitches and techniques whilst working towards collaborative textile projects.

The current project is the creation of a series of Storytelling Cushions that will be exhibited at The Exchange later in the year, before being used by young people for education sessions.

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Sew a Lavender Heart
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Sew a Lavender Heart

Join Original Me for this ‘Sew a Lavender Heart’ workshop.

This is a workshop showing how to sew a lavender filled fabric heart on a sewing machine. The workshop is suitable for beginners onward......

Each heart will be made using high-quality fabrics such as Liberty's of London fabrics, real vintage fabrics or people are welcome to bring their own 2 x A5 sized pieces of fabric and pay only £8 for the lesson instead of £11 if the fabric is supplied at the workshop. Everything else needed to make the product will be covered by the fee which also includes the dried lavender that will be used to fill the hearts and any ribbons/bows etc used for decoration.

You can pay on the door, but please let us know you are coming by following this link.

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'Boro' Patchwork Coasters (textile project)
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

'Boro' Patchwork Coasters (textile project)

FREE

Make a ‘Boro’ patchwork coaster for The Bookstore Cafe providing new life for scrap fabric!

Participants will join our Textiles Group on this new project to create coasters for our cafe and for events, helping us to make this a truly beautiful space whilst learning new skills. Participants will be able to leave their Makers Mark on their coasters, so everyone can recognise your handy work.

The name for this technique comes from the Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired, boro refers to the practice of reworking and repairing textiles through piecing, patching and stitching, in order to extend their use. Worn areas of cloth are patched over or older garments cut up and joined, with running stitches or areas of sashiko (running stitches sewn through layers of fabric), used for reinforcement and to quilt layers of cloth together.

Materials are provided, including lovely scrap fabric and sashiko needles.

This workshop is part of the Waste-Less Market, and will be delivered by Lemuel MC and The Exchange.

To let us know you are coming, follow this link.

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The Waste-less Market
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

The Waste-less Market

A new initiative from a local resident Teresa!

A zero waste pop up market following our ethos of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Supporting local businesses and charities who are making a difference to people’s lives and the environment, by providing opportunity to promote or sell environmentally-conscious goods or services and reducing our impact on the environment.

Come and explore natural and eco-friendly products, find package-free personal care products and learn about Terracycle’s solution to recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Encouraging the community to work towards a more sustainable way of living.

Every product on offer will be natural, edible, reusable, recycled or compostable.

So bring your containers and reusable bags to discover new ways to live, shop and eat more sustainably!

Follow the Waste-less Market on Facebook by clicking here

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Erith's Garden Party
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Erith's Garden Party

FREE event

A weekend of outdoor pleasure at the new garden around Erith's Old Library.

This is a free event, but please let us know you are coming by signing up for the event.

There are some elements that you will need to book onto in advance of the day, and can do so by following the links below.

The programme:

Throughout the weekend, there are things to do including Painting a Big Garden Mural, planting workshops and Garden Games.

There is also going to be a Garden Hat Competition - we will be taking polaroids throughout the event, and prizes will be given on Sunday.

Saturday 27 July

11am - 1pm - Drop-In Seed Bomb Workshop with Re-Instate

11am - 1pm - Drop-in Flower Pressing - get your own flower pressing kit, paint it and get pressing!

12pm - 8pm - BBQ with ‘Brisket Bloke’

12.30pm - 1pm - Performance by young members of Theatre Box Performing Arts

1.30pm -2.15pm - Taster Yoga Class with Ashley / Bayleaf Yoga (Book here)

2.30pm - 3pm - Bhangra Dance Workshop 1, with the Jugnu Bhangra Group (Book here)

3.15pm - 3.45pm - Bhangra Dance Workshop 2, with the Jugnu Bhangra Group (Book here)

4.30pm - 10pm - Live music and performance (Acts TBC)

Sunday 28 July

11am - 1pm - 3 colour cut outs, create your own Matisse-inspired masterpiece! (Book here)

12pm - 1pm - Lunch time talk in ‘Erith & The River Thames’ from Ken Chamberlain / Erith & Belvedere Local History Society (Book here)

1pm - 2pm - Lunch time music (Acts TBC)

2pm - 4pm - Sashiko Embroidery Workshop with Lemuel MC (Book here)

2pm- Spoken word performance by Jade Flannery, Theatre Box Performing Arts

2.30 - 4pm - Live music and performance (Acts TBC)

4pm - Judging of the Garden Hat Competition, and prizes announced

5pm - 7pm - Live music (Acts TBC)

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Embroidery Sundays
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Embroidery Sundays

FREE EVENT

Join Lemuel MC and The Exchange for Embroidery Sundays! Participants will learn how to embroider, learning new stitches and techniques whilst working towards collaborative textile projects.

The current project is the creation of a series of Storytelling Cushions that will be exhibited at The Exchange later in the year, before being used by young people for education sessions.

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Creative Camp
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Creative Camp

Get to The Creative Camp!

Theatre Box Performing Arts School and The Exchange are teaming up to provide fun creative activities for 6 to 14 year olds over the first week in August. Children will explore their creative sides through a packed programme of indoor and outdoor activities including musical theatre, drama, arts and crafts, dance, cookery and garden workshops. Every day children will take something home that they have made.

Activities Include:-

• Musical Theatre Classes

• Drama Classes

• Embroidery

• Outdoor Painting

• Ceramic Tile Making

• Potting & Planting

• Pizza Making

• Flower Pressing

• Collage Making

Ticket prices:-

Early bird ticket with lunch – £25

Early bird ticket without lunch – £22

Standard ticket price with lunch - £27

Standard ticket price without lunch - £24

Early bird week ticket with lunch - £95

Early bird week ticket without lunch - £90

(Pre-order your lunch packs when you book a ticket. Lunch will include a wrap, yoghurt, fruit and a drink.)

Daily and weekly tickets are available

BOOK BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK

For more information contact Jade on 07703753018 or email theatreboxschool@gmail.com

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The Melting Pot Feast!
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

The Melting Pot Feast!

FREE

We would like to welcome everybody to The Melting Pot Feast! – an opportunity for everyone to bring a dish that reflects your identity, culture or faith, and sit down with others in the community to share each other’s food and the stories behind them.

If you are interested in joining us for this event, please let us know you are coming by following this link.

We are creating an Erith Melting Pot recipe book, so if you are interested in your recipe featuring in this book, please let us know.

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The Waste-less Market
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

The Waste-less Market

A new initiative from a local resident Teresa!

A zero waste pop up market following our ethos of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Supporting local businesses and charities who are making a difference to people’s lives and the environment, by providing opportunity to promote or sell environmentally-conscious goods or services and reducing our impact on the environment.

Come and explore natural and eco-friendly products, find package-free personal care products and learn about Terracycle’s solution to recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Encouraging the community to work towards a more sustainable way of living.

Every product on offer will be natural, edible, reusable, recycled or compostable.

So bring your containers and reusable bags to discover new ways to live, shop and eat more sustainably!

Follow the Waste-less Market on Facebook by clicking here

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The Waste-less Market
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

The Waste-less Market

A new initiative from a local resident Teresa!

A zero waste pop up market following our ethos of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Supporting local businesses and charities who are making a difference to people’s lives and the environment, by providing opportunity to promote or sell environmentally-conscious goods or services and reducing our impact on the environment.

Come and explore natural and eco-friendly products, find package-free personal care products and learn about Terracycle’s solution to recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Encouraging the community to work towards a more sustainable way of living.

Every product on offer will be natural, edible, reusable, recycled or compostable.

So bring your containers and reusable bags to discover new ways to live, shop and eat more sustainably!

Follow the Waste-less Market on Facebook by clicking here

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The Waste-less Market
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Waste-less Market

A new initiative from a local resident Teresa!

A zero waste pop up market following our ethos of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Supporting local businesses and charities who are making a difference to people’s lives and the environment, by providing opportunity to promote or sell environmentally-conscious goods or services and reducing our impact on the environment.

Come and explore natural and eco-friendly products, find package-free personal care products and learn about Terracycle’s solution to recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Encouraging the community to work towards a more sustainable way of living.

Every product on offer will be natural, edible, reusable, recycled or compostable.

So bring your containers and reusable bags to discover new ways to live, shop and eat more sustainably!

Follow the Waste-less Market on Facebook by clicking here

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What Youth Programme do YOU want?
Jun
14
4:30 PM16:30

What Youth Programme do YOU want?

If you are aged between 10 and 21, The Exchange wants to hear from you! 

Join us on Friday 14 June, from 4.30pm until 6.30pm, for FREE refreshments and a chance to voice your thoughts and ideas!

We want to know:

  • What you find interesting?

  • What you like to do with your time?

  • If there is anything we can help you with.

  • How you feel about the area where you live?

  • What do you want to do in the future?

With this information, we plan to apply for some funding so that we can deliver a youth programme that is designed by YOU!

Let us know you can make it by sending us a DM on Instagram (@exchangeerith) or by following this link, clicking on the event, and filling in your details.

If you can’t make it, but would like to send us your thoughts on the questions above, please contact Gina Williamson: gina@theexchangeerith.com 

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Concert by members of BBC Symphony Orchestra: A fundraiser!
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Concert by members of BBC Symphony Orchestra: A fundraiser!

Help us raise money for the restoration of The Book Hoist!

On Sunday 09 June, five members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra have kindly offered to perform at The Exchange to raise money for the restoration of The Book Hoist. The quintet will be performing a programme that includes Vaughan Williams, Mozart and Erith composer Percy Hilder Miles.

We are aiming to raise £3,000 which would fund the restoration of the original book hoist, which was installed in the building in 1906 and allowed the librarians to easily move books from the bookstore on the lower ground floor to the public part of the building on the ground floor.

Donation tickets - £10 (£5 for concessions*)- although you are free to give more if you are able to!

*concessions - over 65s, income-support, students, under-16s

The programme:

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Phantasy Quintet

  • Percy Hilder Miles (1878-1922, of Erith) String Quintet in A

  • INTERVAL

  • W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) String Quintet in C 

The BBC Symphony performers:

  • Violins: Anna Smith & Lucy Curnow 

  • Violas: Phil Hall & Peter Mallinson 

  • Cello: Michael Atkinson 

To Donate and Secure a Ticket, follow this link

(image: by Anna Hall)

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BOOQA - Vietnamese Pop Up - Seafood Boil!
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

BOOQA - Vietnamese Pop Up - Seafood Boil!

Saturday June 08 from 6pm

Join Jenni Quan, the culinary brains behind BOOQA for a Seafood Boil!

Tonight expect a hearty portion of seafood in a our spiced and herby boil mix along with potatoes, chorizo, sausages and sweetcorn. We then toss it in our own special garlic and butter sauce and serve in food bags.

For dessert we have a Jenni's Apple Pie, our homemade apple and pecan pie with custard.

We're all about no fuss comfort food. No cutlery will be provided*, just bibs and hand wipes. So expect to get messy!

To book follow this link

About BOOQA

BOOQA was founded in 2016. Our inspiration came from home cooked meals created by my Aunt. Coming from a Chinese and Vietnamese background, flavours were often fused together and we grew up eating tasty and creative meals without caring where they originated from. That’s the inspiration behind BOOQA - bringing amazing and comforting flavours together and delivering the best to our customers every time.

Visit BOOQA’s website

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A Collage Workshop
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

A Collage Workshop

A collage workshop for young people. Come and spend some creative time expressing what is good win the world, or what concerns you about the future, in the medium of collage, whilst learning about composition, colour, image and text. Feel free to bring your own selection of old magazine and newspapers. Selected collages will be displayed at The Exchange.

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Potting & Painting: Creating a Kitchen Garden
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Potting & Painting: Creating a Kitchen Garden

FREE!

The next stage in the creation of the Kitchen Garden at The Exchange!

Participants will get crafty and green-fingered painting pots and planting up the the budding seedlings (which were planted at a previous workshop). Once grown these plants will be planted in our kitchen garden and all participants will be invited back later in the year for a feast made from the produce!

There will also sweeties to take away for all those who get involved!!

See you soon!

This is a partnership event with North West Countryside Partnership.

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Embroidery Sundays
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Embroidery Sundays

FREE EVENT

Join Lemuel MC and The Exchange for Embroidery Sundays! Participants will learn how to embroider, learning new stitches and techniques whilst working towards collaborative textile projects.

The current project is the creation of a series of Storytelling Cushions that will be exhibited at The Exchange later in the year, before being used by young people for education sessions.

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The Walnut Tree House Estate - Talk by Kenneth Chamberlain
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Walnut Tree House Estate - Talk by Kenneth Chamberlain

As part of the Ex Libris Erith exhibition programme, Kenneth Chamberlain from the Erith and Belvedere Local History Society has offered to give a talk about the Walnut Tree House Estate, the land on which the Old Library was built.

The illustrated talk will include fascinating stories of the old library, the tram shed and the electricity station. We will also be keeping the exhibition open late that evening, if you haven’t yet had chance to see it.

This is a free event, but let us know you can make it by booking here.

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A Painting Workshop
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

A Painting Workshop

FREE EVENT but booking is essential

Join resident artist Christie Cassisa for A Painting Workshop.  Participants will learn some simple techniques with different paint brushes using acrylic paints on canvas, resulting in an effective painting that can be taken home and proudly displayed.

This workshop is suitable for people who have never painted before and those who have more experience. Children with adults are also able to join in.

Let us know you are coming by following this link.

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BOOQA - Vietnamese Street Food Pop Up
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

BOOQA - Vietnamese Street Food Pop Up

Thursday May 16 from 6pm

Join Jenni Quan, the culinary brains behind BOOQA for two pop-up evenings at The Bookstore Cafe. Expect delicious spring and summer rolls, fragrant broths and tasty noodles; a taste of Vietnam.

Download the menu here

To reserve a place in cafe, follow this link.

About BOOQA

BOOQA was founded in 2016. Our inspiration came from home cooked meals created by my Aunt. Coming from a Chinese and Vietnamese background, flavours were often fused together and we grew up eating tasty and creative meals without caring where they originated from. That’s the inspiration behind BOOQA - bringing amazing and comforting flavours together and delivering the best to our customers every time.

Visit BOOQA’s website

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The Erith Think Tank
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Erith Think Tank

Do you want to be part of the conversation about Erith's future? Do you wish to be better informed about the regeneration plans?

At the second Erith Think Tank meeting we will decide together the purpose of the group, and begin the conversation about how we will go about achieving our aims. From the responses and conversations in the room, we will write a brief 'manifesto' for the group. All are welcome. Free refreshments. 

Join our mailing list here. Follow us on Facebook here.

A free event, let us know you can make it here.

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Creating a Community Garden
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Creating a Community Garden

We are making plans for the gardens at The Old Library, and we need your help to plan it!

We would like this green (or currently brown!) area to become a proper community space where people can learn to grow, learn about and appreciate wildlife, can enjoy outdoor activities and events, and simply be a really pleasant place to be. Our current ideas include:

  • Chickens & beehives

  • Potting sheds

  • Lots of planters for herbs, veg and edible flowers for the cafe

  • Wild flower garden

  • Learning garden

  • Seating

Do you have any other ideas about how this space can be used? Or what sorts of things we should be planting? If so, please come along to this event where we will be serving tea and cake (hopefully in the outdoors!) and talking about the future of the green space.

Please let us know you are coming here.

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Potting & Painting: Creating a Kitchen Garden
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Potting & Painting: Creating a Kitchen Garden

FREE!

The next stage in the creation of the Kitchen Garden at The Exchange!

Participants will get crafty and green-fingered painting pots and planting up the the budding seedlings (which were planted at a previous workshop). Once grown these plants will be planted in our kitchen garden and all participants will be invited back later in the year for a feast made from the produce!

There will also sweeties to take away for all those who get involved!!

See you soon!

This is a partnership event with North West Countryside Partnership.

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Embroidery Sundays
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Embroidery Sundays

FREE EVENT

Join Lemuel MC and The Exchange for Embroidery Sundays! Participants will learn how to embroider, learning new stitches and techniques whilst working towards collaborative textile projects.

The current project is the creation of a series of Storytelling Cushions that will be exhibited at The Exchange later in the year, before being used by young people for education sessions.

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Potting & Painting: Creating a Kitchen Garden
Apr
11
11:00 AM11:00

Potting & Painting: Creating a Kitchen Garden

FREE!

The next stage in the creation of the Kitchen Garden at The Exchange!

Participants will get crafty and green-fingered painting pots and planting up the the budding seedlings (which were planted at a previous workshop). Once grown these plants will be planted in our kitchen garden and all participants will be invited back later in the year for a feast made from the produce!

There will also be mini-eggs to take away for all those who get involved!!

See you soon!

This is a partnership event with North West Countryside Partnership.

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Spring Holiday: Young Person's Gallery & Competition
Apr
10
to Apr 21

Spring Holiday: Young Person's Gallery & Competition

Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm

Throughout the Spring Holidays, young visitors to The Exchange will be able to borrow art materials - paper, clipboards, easels, paints and pencils - from The Bookstore Cafe, to create artworks for exhibition in our pop-up Young Person’s Gallery.

Young People can enter their artworks into a competition where there are 3 categories:

  1. Using The Old Library as inspiration

  2. What I think should happen in the Old Library in the future

  3. Freestyle - drawing whatever I want!

These entries will be judged by a group of local artists, and the winners of each category will win a set of art materials. Details of the judging to be announced very soon.

We are all looking forward to what you create!

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Family Tile-making Workshop!
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Family Tile-making Workshop!

FREE - as part of our anniversary weekend!

Join Monica for a fun and messy tile-making workshop! Adults and children very welcome. 

Participants will first explore The Old Library and the current exhibition 'Ex Libris Erith' creating designs and patterns for your tile. You will then roll out clay to create a tile, cut shapes to decorate it. These tiles will then be left at The Exchange to be fired and glazed. Participants will be able to pick their tiles up at a later date, or leave it at The Exchange to be used somewhere in the building.

This session is free, but booking is essential. Please book by clicking here. (as it is free don’t enter your card details!)

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Learn to embroider with Lemuel MC
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Learn to embroider with Lemuel MC

FREE - as part of our anniversary weekend! All ages are welcome!

Join Marta from local fashion label Lemuel MC to learn about the processes involved in fashion and textiles. In this session you will learn how to embroider, learning different stitches and creating motifs and patterns that mean something to you. These embroideries and designs will be used to develop a series of storytelling cushions to be made at the new Textile Studio that will soon be opening at The Exchange, and will be exhibited later in the year.

Materials and resources will be provided, however feel free to bring along any photographs or fabrics with you if you would like.

This event is free, but booking is essential. Please book by clicking here. (as it is free don’t add your card details!)

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Celebrate the Anniversary! with Don't Problem
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Celebrate the Anniversary! with Don't Problem

FREE

To celebrate Erith’s Old Library’s 113th year, and the beginning of a new chapter, we are having a party with eight-man brass and drums band Don’t Problem, who are taking the brass band genre somewhere totally new. We are proud that Erithian resident Ben is the guy that plays the sousaphone.

A special street food menu will be available from The Bookstore Cafe, and you will be able to see the new exhibition Ex Libris Erith that explores the history and future of The Old Library.

Let us know you are coming here.

See you there!

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Ex Libris: The story of the old library
Apr
6
to Jun 2

Ex Libris: The story of the old library

Open Thursday – Sunday, 11 – 4pm

FREE

Erith’s Old Library was built in 1906 to serve the people of the town, providing opportunities for ‘learning and advancement’. This project explores the important role the library played in creating a thriving community in Erith, and investigates how it can once again take a leading role in the town’s future.

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My Story Textile Mood Boards with designer Lemuel MC
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

My Story Textile Mood Boards with designer Lemuel MC

FREE - as part of our anniversary weekend! All ages are welcome!

Join Marta from local fashion label Lemuel MC to learn about the processes involved in fashion and textiles. In this session you will create a textile mood board using your stories of Erith and beyond as inspiration. These mood boards will be used to develop designs for a series of storytelling cushions to be made at the new Textile Studio that will soon be opening at The Exchange, and will be exhibited later in the year.

Materials and resources will be provided, however feel free to bring along any photographs or fabrics with you if you would like.

This event is free, but booking is essential. Please book by clicking here. (as it is free don’t add your card details!)

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Launch of The Erith Think Tank
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Launch of The Erith Think Tank

FREE

Are you interested in Erith and its future? Are you worried about development plans and their impact on our community? Are you fed-up with not knowing your neighbours? Are you wanting to do something positive locally, but not sure how to do it?

If so, come and celebrate the Launch of The Erith Think Tank – a space and group for people who want to make positive grass-roots change in Erith. Drinks and snacks will be available and the opportunity to meet like-minded neighbours, and a chance to see the Studying Erith exhibition out-of-hours.

Image: Created by Timothy Metcalfe, Unit 15, Case School of Art, Architecture and Design

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Studying Erith: An exhibition by London Met Students
Mar
28
to Apr 7

Studying Erith: An exhibition by London Met Students

Thursday - Sunday, 11 - 4pm

FREE

Unit 15 at London Metropolitan University have been studying our town, looking at its landscape, its history and its future. The students work will be on display with opportunities for the community to comment and feed back to the students.

This exhibition will take place in The Conversation Room.

Image: Created by Timothy Metcalfe, Unit 15, Case School of Art, Architecture and Design

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Yellow Ribbons
Mar
21
to Mar 30

Yellow Ribbons

POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS - keep an eye on this page for new dates

Tickets: £9.12

Yellow Ribbons follows the story of Cara, a young woman with dreams of becoming a professional dancer, who suffers with a debilitating gynaecological condition. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women worldwide and is a condition that can affect sufferers' whole lives, often costing them their careers, friendships, and relationships.

Cara, like many women, in her teenage years begins to experience worrying symptoms such as severe pain and cramping in her abdomen and repeated visits to her GP go unheard. Eventually, Cara is taken into hospital and given an emergency surgery. So begins, a long journey in which Cara must learn to become an advocate for herself, repair and re-establish relationships, and learn to live a fulfilling life despite the constant battle she fights unseen.

Yellow Ribbons examines the impact Endometriosis can have on a woman's life and the people who love her, while also giving voice to the community of women who suffer from it. Using comedy and movement, the piece tackles difficult yet important issues surrounding women's health and disability, that is often invisible.

Yellow Ribbons is a charity project, aiming to raise money for Endometriosis UK, a small charity with a big cause. The project hopes to raise money to help the charity as they support the women suffering from this invisible disease and further important research into better diagnosis, better treatments, and eventually a cure, as there is currently no cure for Endometriosis.

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Theatre Box Performing Arts: Musical Theatre & Drama
Mar
20
to Jun 12

Theatre Box Performing Arts: Musical Theatre & Drama

Every Wednesday, Tickets: £6 per class

Children between 7 and 15 are invited to join the Theatre Box Performing Arts School! Theatre Box was founded from the belief that all children deserve the chance to shine and develop as individuals who have the confidence, self belief and drive to achieve whatever they set their minds to in life. The core skills which Performing Arts teaches are invaluable and ones which Jade a large portion of her successes to.

Theatre Box offer two sessions - either Musical Theatre or Drama

  • Musical Theatre: Wednesdays - 4.15pm - 5.45pm

  • Drama: Wednesdays - 6pm - 7.30pm

Jade Flannery, the founder of Theatre Box Performing Arts School, has 15 years experience and knowledge of the Performing Arts industry. Her academic credentials include BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Performing Arts, a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Production Arts, a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts and Jade is currently completing a BSC Business Management with Creative Industries Degree.

Jade has performed in a large number of shows and production adaptations in theatres around London and Kent, including ‘Annie’, ‘Rent’, ‘Chicago’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Caged’.

To book for a class, please email Jade on: theatreboxschool@gmail.com or call/text on 07703 753018

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The Filthy Rakes of Woolwich
Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Filthy Rakes of Woolwich

Adults £3; Under-18s: £1.50; LSEC students: free with lanyard (pay on the door)

London South East College students present this promenade performance piece, a Restoration comedy exploring excess and vice in 17th century London. Selected scenes performed will represent the bawdy witticism and panache of a time of great cultural and political change. Charles II has reopened the theatres; music, excess, vice and the indulges of life’s pleasure without care or concern are plentiful.

The performance will take place at Erith’s Old Library using the unique historic setting as inspiration.

Reserve your tickets today by emailing: ian.shillito@lsec.ac.uk

Please note: Due to some of the explicit language and content this performance piece is not suitable for audiences under the age of 16. The Old Library has stairs and the audience are required to stand throughout the peformance.

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The Filthy Rakes of Woolwich
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Filthy Rakes of Woolwich

Adults £3; Under-18s: £1.50; LSEC students: free with lanyard (pay on the door)

London South East College students present this promenade performance piece, a Restoration comedy exploring excess and vice in 17th century London. Selected scenes performed will represent the bawdy witticism and panache of a time of great cultural and political change. Charles II has reopened the theatres; music, excess, vice and the indulges of life’s pleasure without care or concern are plentiful.

The performance will take place at Erith’s Old Library using the unique historic setting as inspiration.

Reserve your tickets today by emailing: ian.shillito@lsec.ac.uk

Please note: Due to some of the explicit language and content this performance piece is not suitable for audiences under the age of 16. The Old Library has stairs and the audience are required to stand throughout the peformance.

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True Fictions: Shakespeare in Love (15)
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

True Fictions: Shakespeare in Love (15)

Relatively little is known about William Shakespeare who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. This film imagines a love affair involving the playwright and Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) as he writes his enduring romance Romeo and Juliet. Full of fun, frolicking and full-on costume, the incredible cast, including Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth, bring the magic of theatre to the big screen.

This film is part of a new film programme exploring cinematic portrayals of a diverse group of writers – including food, comic book, children’s book writers and poets, and exploring themes of loss, sexuality, fulfilment, dependence and star-crossed love.

Cinema snacks will be available from the Bookstore Café.

To book for any of the tickets in the True Fictions season, follow this link.

This film is part of Bexley’s Book Buzz Festival

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True Fictions: The Lost Weekend (PG)
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

True Fictions: The Lost Weekend (PG)

A stunning 1945 American film noir from Director Billy Wilder is based on Charles R. Jackson’s 1944 semi-autobiographical novel about a writer battling with alcoholism. A massive commercial success at the time, but more recently praised for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance. A must-see on the big the screen.

This film is part of a new film programme exploring cinematic portrayals of a diverse group of writers – including food, comic book, children’s book writers and poets, and exploring themes of loss, sexuality, fulfilment, dependence and star-crossed love.

Cinema snacks will be available from the Bookstore Café.

To book for any of the tickets in the True Fictions season, follow this link.

This film is part of Bexley’s Book Buzz Festival

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