With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund, and in partnership with London Borough of Bexley, we can continue with our plans to repair and renew the old library, re-establishing it at the heart of the community. Between June 2018 and June 2019, we will be testing activities and fundraising to secure the building's future.
Windrush & Bexley's story of migration
On the 70th anniversary of Windrush, and in partnership with Bexley's African Caribbean Community Association (BACCA), The Revd. Ann Norman (Community Deacon for Erith) and London Borough of Bexley, this exhibition will explore Bexley's story of migration.
The Erith Think Tank is a place where the community can come together to discuss issues of local importance and, significantly, what we can do about these issues by working together. The conversation starts here and we want to know what you want to talk about.
We had a lot of fun working with Erith Christ Church to deliver activities for the annual Erith Christmas Tree Festival. We held a Street Food Fair, delivered some Christmas Crafting activities and decorated a large tree with donations from James Glancy Design. We are looking forward to next year already.
In September 2017 we launched the inaugural Pier Commission - an arts project based on Erith Pier. Members of the Erith community supported artist Julia Snowdin to create a series of storytelling sails that told stories of the river past and present, which were hung around the pier for three weeks as part of the Totally Thames Festival. This project was sponsored by Orbit and Wates Residential.
Erith Lighthouse was a project funded by Bexley Council and developed by design practices DK-CM and The Decorators. Over the summer this pop-up events space was located in two Erith sites - the Riverside Gardens and at the entrance to Erith Pier. the exchange ran daytime programming for local families, adults and schools. London South East College students supported the exchange by promoting the event and developing artwork, images and films.
the exchange's first local event! the exchange took a stall at Erith's Fun Day to ask local residents what they would like to see at the Old Carnegie Library, and to help us to design our logo. You can find out what people thought by clicking below.