Erith's iconic Carnegie building is set to open for a whole host of festivities this Christmas.

The building, which is due to officially open on February 1 next year, will firstly be hosting a free exhibition, curated by arts project Centrepieces from November 19.

Visitors can expect painting, sculptures and photography before the works are auctioned off December 1.

A percentage of the takings on the night will go back to the artists while the rest goes back into the Centrepieces charity.

The Exchange, a local company which manages the building, is also hosting a pop-up cinema between December 6 and 21. Films to be shown as part of this cinematic treat will include Black Panther, Pulp Fiction and O Brother Where Art Thou.

Bexley's deputy leader and Conservative councillor Louie French has expressed his delight at seeing historic buildings being repurposed "for the benefit of the local community."

The improvements to the Carnegie building are part of the Greater Erith Programme funded by Bexley Council and the Mayor of London.

"Erith is one of the main locations that will benefit from our ambitious growth strategy for the borough, and we have an ongoing programme of regeneration, aimed at developing the town into a thriving riverside community," said Cllr French.

Following its official opening in February, the lower ground floor of the building will be available for use by the public.

This will house The Conversation Room, an area for creativity and community events, as well as The Bookstore Cafe, a new space for freshly produced food and drink.