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Bookstore Suppers

A new series of themed food nights in the Bookstore Cafe during October and November…

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Erith: In Review

04 - 27 October

Bringing together three exhibitions in one, Erith: In Review presents a fascinating sideways look at Erith through the photographic lens.

The photography group at Centrepieces led by Terry Longley have worked with Bexley Archives throughout the summer, Ssearching the collection for historic views of the town. The group returned to the locations of archive images to retake the views today - these stunning black and white photographs document how the town has changed over the last hundred years.

Photography students at London South East Colleges have turned their cameras on contemporary Erith, providing a sometimes surprising insight into the town as seen by a new generation of photographers.

Local artist Stuart Smith…

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Y.O.U! Programme

A Youth Programme with a series of events including Movie Nights, a Halloween Party and opportunities to Get Creative!

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Ceramic plate-making workshop

Saturday 26 October, 2 - 4pm

Hand build unique ceramic plates from black clay to be used at The Bookstore Café. During the workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques including wedging, slab rolling, and press moulding to make a set of even, stackable plates.

This is the first of a two part series to make and glaze a set of beautiful and functional ceramics for daily use in The Exchange’s Bookstore Café. The second workshop, where you can learn how to glaze the plates that you’ve made and leave your Maker’s Mark, will take place on Saturday 14th December, after the plates have been through their first firing.

The workshop will be run by Alexei from the Ceramics Workshop at The Exchange. We will be creating a set of even, stackable plates so suggest a guideline minimum age of 12 for this workshop.

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Free Textiles Taster Workshop

Saturday 26 October, 11am - 1pm

‘Redefining Craft - William Morris: Beyond Extinction’, is a new community project launching at The Exchange, in collaboration with National Trust’s Red House and Kew Gardens, led by Marta Cernovskaja, the textiles designer behind local fashion label Lemuel MC.

The aim of the project is to work with the community to develop new textiles designs using Morris’s designs and ethos as inspiration, combined with recent research around plant extinction in the UK. Participants will learn about textile design and get to try out different textile techniques including fabric printing and embroidery. The work of participants will be used in an exhibition at The Exchange in the New Year.

If you are interested in getting involved, please do come to this taster session to find out more.

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Day of The Dead Festival

A taste of Mexican Culture in Erith - A Family Friendly festival with workshops, dance and food.