Pop up Cinema: Films from the Bookshelves
Dec
6
to Dec 21

Pop up Cinema: Films from the Bookshelves

The Exchange are pleased to present a three week Pop up Cinema. We will be sifting through the library bookshelves for cinematic inspiration; poetry, classic literature, short stories, comics and graphic novels will get the big screen treatment.

Book for:

Comics: Black Panther

Poetry: O Brother Where Art Thou

Fairytales: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Fairytales: Belle et La Bete

Graphic novels: Persepolis

Dime store stories: Pulp Fiction

Classics: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Classics: Scrooged

Poetry: The Nightmare before Christmas

Short story: It’s A Wonderful Life

View Event →
The Grotto Bar
Dec
6
to Dec 21

The Grotto Bar

Enter the magical Grotto Bar at Erith's Old Library which will be decked with decorations donated by James Glancy Design, and where The Exchange will be serving a festive and warming menu of drinks and snacks. This bar will be run alongside the Pop-Up Cinema programme 'Films from the Bookshelves'.

Thursday 06, 13, 20 December - 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Friday 07, 14, 21 December - 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Saturday 08 & 15 December - 1pm - 10.30pm 

View Event →
Graphic novels: Persepolis
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Graphic novels: Persepolis

Based on the celebrated graphic novels of Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis tells the story of the Iranian revolution seen through the eyes of a rebellious heavy-metal loving tomboy teen Marji. This black and white animated film co-won the Jury Prize at the Cannes 2007 film festival, and put the power of graphic novels firmly in the spotlight.

To book for this screening, please follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified as a 12 - we are unable to allow any children under this age to enter the screening. Tickets are refundable up until 7 days before the event.

View Event →
Dime store stories: Pulp Fiction
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Dime store stories: Pulp Fiction

Tarantino’s masterpiece weaves three trash novels into a breathtaking and pacy cinematic ride; one of the most influential films of the 90s. Incredible performances throughout from John Travolta, Uma Therman, Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken.

“A delirious postmodern mix of Neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humour and pop-culture touchstones” Rotten Tomatoes

To book for this screening, follow this link.

Adults: £4

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified as an 18 - we are unable to allow anyone under this age to enter the screening. Tickets are refundable up until 7 days before the event.

View Event →
Classics: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Classics: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Part of a Dickens Double Bill, this 1992 musical puppet-led comedy features Michael Cain as Ebenezer Scrooge alongside Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzy the Bear in a remaking of the classic novella The Christmas Carol. We are now officially in Christmas season!

We are also showing Scrooged, another reimagining of the tale. Reduced rates if you buy tickets for both films.

To book for this screening, please follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified a U.

View Event →
Short story: It's a Wonderful Life
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Short story: It's a Wonderful Life

The final film in the programme and an all-time Christmas classic is based on a short story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern. It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, is one of the most inspirational American films of all time, and encapsulates the wonderful spirit of the season.

To book tickets for this screening, follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified a U.

View Event →

Fairytales: Belle et La Bete
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Fairytales: Belle et La Bete

Part of a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ double bill, this 1946 film by master poet and film maker Jean Cocteau is now recognised as a classic of French cinema. Black and white, French language with English subtitles, you will be swept away with the spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death.

“One of the most spellbinding fairytales of all cinema” The Times

We are also showing the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast - a reimagining of the Disney animated classic.

To book tickets, please follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified a PG.

View Event →
Fairytales: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Fairytales: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Part of a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ double bill, this 2017 reimagining of the Disney animated classic has Emma Watson in the lead role. Once again you will be swept up with the magic created by characters that include Maurice, Lumiere and Mrs Potts. A heart-warming classic.

We will also be showing Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film Belle et La Bete, now recognised as a classic of French cinema.

To book for this screening, please follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified a PG.

View Event →
Poetry: O Brother Where Art Thou
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry: O Brother Where Art Thou

Taking inspiration from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, O Brother Where Art Thou is the Cohen brothers at their very best. The fantastic cast includes George Clooney and John Turturro, with a masterpiece of a soundtrack. This crime comedy won multiple awards and has become a modern day classic.

To book tickets, follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified as a 12A - we are unable to allow any children under this age to enter the screening. Tickets are refundable up until 7 days before the event.

View Event →
Comics: Black Panther (12A)
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Comics: Black Panther (12A)

Inspired by the Marvel comic book character, this action-packed 2018 superhero film stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, who must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country. This must-see blockbuster rewrote the rules of comic book movies.

To book your tickets, follow this link.

Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified as a 12A - we are unable to allow any children under this age to enter the screening. Tickets are refundable up until 7 days before the event.

View Event →
An Exhibition & Auction by Centrepieces
Nov
20
to Dec 1

An Exhibition & Auction by Centrepieces

Monday - Friday 11am - 3.30pm

Saturday 01 December (for the auction) - 11am - 3.30pm (auction starts at 12pm)

Join us for the 18th Annual Exhibition and Auction of artwork created by artists from Centrepieces Mental Health Arts Project. The event raises money to help keep the organisation running, with 50% of sales going to the artists who are members of Centrepieces, all of whom have experienced mental health problems. This year’s Auction will take place at The Exchange on Saturday 01 December, with previewing times to be advertised leading up to the auction. Advanced bids can be made if people are unable to make the auction date.

Centrepieces was founded in 1999 by a group of artists with mental health issues, living in Bexley and the surrounding areas. Originally established with a £5,000 Millennium Award from the National Lottery, Centrepieces was for many years supported by the Crayford Centre, which was part of the local mental health services. It moved in June 2014 to new premises in the Lodge at Hall Place in Bexley, financially supported by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Today, Centrepieces consists of 120 artists, many of whom volunteer to help run the project.

Centrepieces exists to promote mental health recovery through the arts, creating opportunities for people to take part in art activities, and to exhibit and sell their work; it also tries to promote a better understanding of mental health in the wider public.

View Event →
Erith's Old Library - Open Day
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Erith's Old Library - Open Day

Join The Exchange, London Borough of Bexley and Robin Lee Architects at Erith's Old Library to find out more about the repair and renewal project.

The building is due to partially reopen in Autumn 2018, so this is your chance to get a sneaky peek at what's in store, and ask questions about the upcoming programme. Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the building because of the scaffolding, and please wear sensible shoes on your visit.

As a result of a recent break-in, we are taking additional security measures to ensure the building remains safe. We are therefore programming in tours throughout the day and booking is now essential. Please let us know you will be coming by following the links below, or leaving us a message on 07921 847269.

Tour times:

10.15

11.30

12.45

14.00

15.15

We look forward to seeing you then!

View Event →
Erith Festive Food Fair
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Erith Festive Food Fair

Join The Exchange and Street Food Markets for a one-day seasonal culinary adventure with stalls providing Christmas menus, German sausage, gourmet falafels, beer, cider, mulled wine and much more. Come and enjoy this festive feast amongst the jolly lights provided by the Erith Christmas Tree Festival in and around the beautiful 19th century Christ Church in Erith. 

The fair is sponsored by London Borough of Bexley.

Let us know you are coming by clicking here.

View Event →
Crafting Christmas
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Crafting Christmas

Get crafty this Christmas with The Exchange who will be helping people create the perfect Christmas decorations and gifts at their drop-in workshop at Erith Christmas Tree Festival. You can also warm up with some street food and drinks and be dazzled by some fabulous outdoor light installations by James Glancy Design.

View Event →
Erith Christmas Tree Festival
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Erith Christmas Tree Festival

The Erith Christmas Tree Festival is an annual community event that is held a Christ Church in Erith. 80 Christmas trees as well as window ledge arrangements, lighting effects, music and activities fill Christ Church with light and sound and wonderful smells!

This year The Exchange is working with James Glancy Design to incorporate an outdoor display to add to the illuminations, with Street Food Markets on delivering a Food Fair, and to provide Christmas craft activities.

As a real community event everyone and anyone is welcome to join in with this now essential part of Erith’s Christmas preparation. Every tree is different as every one is sponsored and decorated by a different person, family, charity or company. Every tree tells a story.

Entry is FREE! Donations go to the Greenwich & Bexley Hospice and to Christ Church.

There is a FREE Musical Concert featuring the Rock Choir on Saturday night and our traditional Carol Service by tree light on Sunday evening so plenty to get you in the mood for Christmas!

View Event →
The Future of the Carnegie Library
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

The Future of the Carnegie Library

Join representatives from Bexley Council, The Exchange and Robin Lee Architects for a drop-in event to discuss the future of Erith’s Carnegie Library on Thursday 26 October.

The event will take place at the Carnegie, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the phased repair and renewal project that is due to start this year, and the future use of the building. Tours of the building will also be provided. 

View Event →
The Pier Commission: Storytelling Sails with Julia Snowdin
Sep
24
12:30 PM12:30

The Pier Commission: Storytelling Sails with Julia Snowdin

Join Julia Snowdin, the artist responsible for this year's Pier Commission in Erith, for this drop in activity where participants will be able to make their own storytelling sail to either take away or to help us create bunting that will get used at future Erith events.

Erith Lighthouse cafe / Erith Pier

Please book for this event here.

View Event →
The Pier Commission: Storytelling Sails with Julia Snowdin
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

The Pier Commission: Storytelling Sails with Julia Snowdin

Join Julia Snowdin, the artist responsible for this year's Pier Commission in Erith, for this drop in activity where participants will be able to make their own storytelling sail to either take away or to help us create bunting that will get used at future Erith events.

Erith Lighthouse cafe / Erith Pier

Please book for this event here.

View Event →
Draw Your Own Erith
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

Draw Your Own Erith

We would like to celebrate the unique and inspiring landscape of Erith. This Saturday, families will be become town planners, reimagining the wonderful riverside town of Erith. Participants will be able to draw a new map of the town with all the things they most wish for.

This activity will be available from 9.30AM to 12.30PM. This activity is a drop-in event, and FREE!

View Event →
Day Out in Erith: Hand-made music
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Day Out in Erith: Hand-made music

We would like to celebrate the unique and inspiring landscape of Erith. This Saturday, families will be able to visit Erith Pier to see and take part in the inaugural Pier Commission created by artist Julia Snowdin, making hand-made musical instruments to create their own sea shanties in the Erith Lighthouse Café. Maps will be available from the Lighthouse to visitors who want to explore the other sites, for example the historic St John’s Church, the industrial waterfront walk or the marshes that are home to nature and industry.  Need sustenance?  Well, there’s chips from the Riverside Fish & Steak House, Pie and Mash from Raymond’s (at Nemesis Gym) or a brilliant ale from the 3-year-old Bexley Brewery.

Hand-made musical instruments will be available from 9.30AM to 12.30PM. This activity is a drop-in event, and FREE!

Please check other organisations' websites for their opening hours.

View Event →
Day Out in Erith: Sailor hats & sail boats
Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

Day Out in Erith: Sailor hats & sail boats

We would like to celebrate the unique and inspiring landscape of Erith. This Saturday, families will be able to visit Erith Pier to see and take part in the inaugural Pier Commission created by artist Julia Snowdin, making origami sailboats and sailor hats while watching the Erith Regatta, or taking lunch in the Erith Lighthouse. Maps will be available from the Lighthouse to visitors who want to explore the other sites, for example the historic St John’s Church, the industrial waterfront walk or the marshes that are home to nature and industry.  Need sustenance?  Well, there’s chips from the Riverside Fish & Steak House, Pie and Mash from Raymond’s (at Nemesis Gym) or a brilliant ale from the 3-year-old Bexley Brewery.

Origami will be available from 9.30AM to 12.30PM. This activity is a drop-in event, and FREE!

Please check other organisations' websites for their opening hours.

View Event →
Watercolour Challenge
Sep
8
to Sep 24

Watercolour Challenge

With the river Thames as inspiration, we invite you to take part in the Watercolour Challenge for the chance to win a watercolour set and brushes. We are looking for paintings that capture the pier and riverside location. Easels, paper and watercolours are provided, and will be available Monday - Friday from 8 September 2017.

This is a FREE drop-in event.

 

 

View Event →
Pier Party
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Pier Party

Join us for a double celebration as we formally open Julia Snowdin's Pier Commission, and the Erith Lighthouse reopens, on Erith Pier. We will also be holding a local gin bar, so join us for a cocktail and a mooch on the Pier, before the summer disappears.

The Pier Commission has been sponsored by Orbit & Wates Residential.

This event is FREE, but the bar is a pay bar, please book here so that we know how many cocktails to plan for!

View Event →