Pilates on Wednesdays
Mar
20
to Jun 19

Pilates on Wednesdays

Join Melissa for Pilates on Wednesdays!

  • Beginners: 10.30-11.30am

  • Intermediates: 11.45am-12-45pm

  • Beginners: 6.30-7.30pm

  • Intermediates: 7.45-8.45pm

On the first day - 20 March - all classes will be £6. After than the costs are:

  • £12 for taster class

  • £48 for 4 classes per 28 days

  • £10 for taster class (income support) / £40 for 4 classes per 28 days (income support)

  • Discount: for those who bring someone else, both get 4 classes for £40

To book, please follow this link to Melissa’s website

What is Pilates?

“Pilates works all the muscle group in your body with dramatic results. It can streamline your figure, making you look longer and leaner, give you incredible posture and physical presence, build up your strength and free you from any persistent little aches and pains.

It focuses on gaining muscle alignment, achieving a flexible spine and obtaining what is called core strength when the abdominals and back muscles create a girdle of strength that supports your torso effortlessly.”

Melissa Janneh is a Pilates instructor but started with a yoga teacher training in 2013 in France. She continues to develop as both a teacher and practitioner of Pilates and loves the breadth and depth of the method and how it will support everyone from injured to athlete. She offers a structured and encouraging environment in which to learn Pilates, her knowledge ensures that her teaching is safe but effective. On a personal note Melissa is a proud mum of four children who also enjoy the benefits of this method.

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Theatre Box Performing Arts: Musical Theatre (7-15 year olds)
Mar
20
to Jun 12

Theatre Box Performing Arts: Musical Theatre (7-15 year olds)

Wednesdays 4.15 - 5.45pm

Tickets: £6

Children between 7 and 15 are invited to join the Theatre Box Performing Arts School. In this Musical Theatre class children with or without any experience will be able to join in the singing, dancing and acting.

Children will learn and perform from a collection of musicals as well as music old and new. Taught in groups and individually, our classes will build skills in musical theatre as well as improve self-confidence and performance technique.

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’.

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.

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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Theatre Box Performing Arts: Drama (7-15 year olds)
Mar
20
to Jun 12

Theatre Box Performing Arts: Drama (7-15 year olds)

Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.30pm

Tickets: £6

Children between 7 and 15 are invited to join the Theatre Box Performing Arts School. In this Drama class children with or without any experience will be able to join in.

Taught in groups and individually, children will learn various methods of drama and acting, utilising scripts and plays. Improv activities are also used to create scenes, develop further confidence and enhance knowledge. Through these Drama classes, children’s social skills are increased and their ability to communicate and express themselves confidently is hugely enhanced.

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’.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, and glaze it to give it some colour. These tiles will then be left at The Exchange to be fired. 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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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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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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The Erith Melting Pot Feast
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

The Erith 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.

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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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

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.

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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.

To book tickets, please follow this link.

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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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.

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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.

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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 

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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

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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.

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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!

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