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Arts OutWest 50th Anniversary Dinner (SOLD OUT)

Sat 1 June


In 2024 we’re celebrating 50 years of arts and cultural development in the NSW Central West.

Join us for a night of dinner, entertainment, art and connecting.

We welcome old friends and new, people who are part of the Arts OutWest story and people who make the Central West’s arts and cultural scene tick.

Enjoy a night of cabaret style entertainment from the region (curated by Rob Shannon).

Food by Eat Your Greens: canapés, main, desert and coffee.

Also enjoy an exhibition of photography by Arts OutWest media associates and art by current Arts OutWest staff (opening from 2pm next-door in St Andrews Hall).

Dress: Dress for dinner. You might like to wear something that showcases talents from our region. For shopping ideas visit the Handmade map at Culture Maps Central NSW.

Tickets $110 per person.  Ticket includes complimentary drink on arrival. Drinks for sale at the bar.

Starts 6pm for 6.30pm.

For accommodation options in Forbes visit the Amazing Forbes website.



Arts OutWest


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Forbes Town Hall
2 Court Street
Forbes, NSW 2871 Australia
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02 6850 2300
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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