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Did you know that you can now book a library PC online? Simple - go to https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley/home and book your slot. It's free to book and free to use!

Arts Award Explore

Libraries in Bexley are running Arts Award workshops at Central Library Bexleyheath and Welling Library during February and March.

Come and take part in four fantastic workshops including drama, poetry and comic book illustration to achieve an Arts Council Arts Award Explore.

Suitable for children aged 7 to 11 the programme is free but places are limited.

For more details contact your local library or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries

Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty

Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April and the Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sybil Camsey, is planning a birthday tea for some special Bexley residents. One of them could be you!

If your birthday fell on 21 April, between 1926 and 1946, or if you were born during 1926, you can apply to join the Mayor and the Borough's Deputy Lieutenant, Major David Hewer OBE TD DL for an afternoon at Hall Place, Bexley on the Queen's birthday.

The party will feature musical performances, an English afternoon tea and, of course, a birthday cake.

Send your name, address, date of birth and a contact telephone number to:

The Worshipful the Mayor of Bexley Cllr Sybil Camsey
Civic Offices
2 Watling Street
Bexleyheath
DA6 7AT

Applications should be received by 30 March. Successful applicants will be notified by 6 April.

Bexley under 13s girls reach London Youth Games cricket finals

Bexley under 13s girls indoor cricket team have qualified to play at Lords in the London Youth Games finals.

The girls played their qualifying rounds on Sunday 7 February at Harrow Leisure Centre. In their first match they took on Southwark and Bexley bowled the opposition out in 4.3 overs for 49, in reply Bexley took exactly the same amount of deliveries to record 50 for 2 wickets.

Next up were Newham who were also bowled out in 9.4 overs for 59 with Bexley reaching their target for the loss of only 1 wicket in 4.5 overs. This put Bexley on top of their group and their day at Lords.

The finals are due to be played on Sunday 28 February.

For more information about girls cricket contact John Daniels, johnwilliamdaniels@gmail.com

Church calls for artistic talent to celebrate Erith

Christ Church in Victoria Road, Erith is to stage an art exhibition with the theme 'Our Erith'. Local people of all ages will be invited to submit photographs, paintings, drawings, embroidery, models or any other visual art form depicting the place and people of Erith.

The exhibition will take place at the church between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May 2016. Entrance to the exhibition will be free.

Living Well with Dementia Carers' Group

A Living Well with Dementia and Carers' Group will be held at Central Library, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, on the following dates, on Fridays from 10.30am to 12 noon:

•19 February
•18  March
•22  April
•20  May
•17 June
•22 July
•19 August
•23 September
•21 October
•18 November
•16 December

If you're living with dementia, or are a carer for someone with dementia, come and have a chat with others over a tea or coffee.

Have a look at the Reading Well books on prescription collection, specially selected for people with dementia, take part in reminiscence sessions, quizzes and many other activities.

No need to book in advance, sessions are free but there is a small charge of 20p for a cup of tea or coffee.

Return to this week's Bexley Bulletin.

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