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

Follow Theatre Box on:

Facebook

Instagram: @TheatreBox

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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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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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Saturday Tours of The Old Library (starts 3pm)
Apr
20
to Jun 1

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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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The Erith Melting Pot Feast! (NEW DATE!)
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Erith Melting Pot Feast! (NEW DATE!)

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. [no need to enter card details as its a free event]

Our aim is to create 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Royal Opera House Set Design Challenge [exhibition]
Feb
27
to Mar 10

Royal Opera House Set Design Challenge [exhibition]

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 – 4pm

FREE

London South East College students are entering the Royal Opera House’s Design Challenge, and will be exhibiting their entries and their sketchbooks at The Exchange. The challenge this year is to create a set for Kenneth Macmillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece Romeo and Juliet.

Find out more about Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet here.

Image: From last year’s Design Challenge for the Richard Strauss’s opera ‘Salome’, by Student Designer Isabelle Abernathy

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True Fictions: Julie and Julia (12A)
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

True Fictions: Julie and Julia (12A)

The lives of two female writers intertwine in this story about success, excellence and the power of incredibly delicious food. Director Nora Ephron whose previous films include the romantic classics Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, this film is pure warmth and joy.

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: Capote (15)
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

True Fictions: Capote (15)

This film tells the incredible story of how Truman Capote came to write his non-fiction masterpiece In Cold Blood, and the dangerous way the quest for a story can take hold of a writer’s life. The much-missed Philip Seymour Hoffman won several awards for his portrayal of the American writer, including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

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: Before Night Falls (15)
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

True Fictions: Before Night Falls (15)

Javier Bardem was nominated for an Academy Award for his incredible performance of Reinaldo Arenas, the Cuban poet, novelist and playwright.  Before Night Falls is based on Arenas’ posthumously published memoir, and tells of his life as a writer and as a gay man living in mid-1950s and then Castro’s Cuba.

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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Seed sowing for the kitchen garden [family]
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

Seed sowing for the kitchen garden [family]

FREE

Help us to create a kitchen garden at The Exchange! Families will plant seeds for the garden, and make seed bombs and Cress Heads to take home.

The seeds will include rosemary, coriander, lemongrass, cayenne pepper, spinach, different varieties of lettuce, cress and carnations, which, once grown, will then be planted in the garden to create an amazing Kitchen Garden for The Bookstore Cafe. Contributing families will be invited back for a meal at Cafe using the produce that they helped grow.

This is a partnership activity with North West Countryside Partnership.

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Seed sowing for the kitchen garden [family]
Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

Seed sowing for the kitchen garden [family]

FREE

Help us to create a kitchen garden at The Exchange! Families will plant seeds for the garden, and make seed bombs and Cress Heads to take home.

The seeds will include rosemary, coriander, lemongrass, cayenne pepper, spinach, different varieties of lettuce, cress and carnations, which, once grown, will then be planted in the garden to create an amazing Kitchen Garden for The Bookstore Cafe. Contributing families will be invited back for a meal at Cafe using the produce that they helped grow.

This is a partnership activity with North West Countryside Partnership.

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True Fictions: Saving Mr Banks (PG)
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

True Fictions: Saving Mr Banks (PG)

National treasure Emma Thompson plays P.L. Travers, the author of the Mary Poppins children’s books, as she battles with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and his vision for her story on the big screen. A heart-warming modern classic, complete with the songs we all know and love.

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 Cafe

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: Into the mind of the author [film]
Feb
16
to Mar 2

True Fictions: Into the mind of the author [film]

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 at The Exchange.

To view and book for any of the films in the True Fictions season, follow this link.

This programme is part of Bexley’s Book Buzz Festival.

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Windrush and Bexley’s Story of Migration [exhibition]
Feb
16
to Mar 17

Windrush and Bexley’s Story of Migration [exhibition]

Open Thursday – Sunday, 11 – 4pm

FREE

A partnership was instigated last year between Bexley’s African Caribbean Community Association, The Exchange, The Rev. Ann Norman and London Borough of Bexley to develop an exhibition that celebrates the 700th Anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the contribution of migrants to Bexley.

The exhibition will end its tour at The Exchange, and showcases the aspirations and determinations of the migrant communities that make up Bexley’s rich culture. There will also be interactive opportunities for you to tell us about your journey to the area.

This exhibition takes place in The Conversation Room.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Adults: £4

Under-16s: £2

PLEASE NOTE: This film is certified a PG.

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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.

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