Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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Lampshade Workshops – Forbes

Fri October 23 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pull out from your stash that favourite piece of natural fibre fabric (30x70cm) and turn it into a magnificent lampshade for ceiling or a lamp base. Why not upskill and refurb all your home shades or gift a “made by you” shade for a wedding new baby, house warming or birthday. In a relaxed small group of like people we will provide you with lamp supplies, refreshments and tuition to complete your unique individual shade. And have lots of fun.

No prior skills required. A selection of fabrics also available on the day if you don’t have a piece in mind.


Carrawobbity Rural Retreat
1301 Bedgerabong Rd
Forbes, NSW 2871 Australia
(02) 6851 2050


Forbes area
Craft, Textiles

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media.  Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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