Welcome to our 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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.
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FESTIVAL OF BELLS
Fri 28 April - Sat 29 April
Bathurst has a world-class Carillon, one of three Carillons in Australia and the only one in the whole of regional and rural Australia.
This bi-annual inclusive, accessible Festival will address the commemorative nature of the Carillon as a War memorial through a moving Last Post Ceremony on Friday evening, followed by one day of entertainment and celebration.
This event will feature carillonists and bellringers from around the country, together with the absolute best local adult and school bands, choirs, and ensembles.
The 2023 Festival is honoured to present the World Premiere of a newly commissioned work by Australian carillonist Thomas Laue combining the Carillon bells and All Saints’ Cathedral pealing bells.
Experience the unique sounds of bells, bands, and musical ensembles.
Seating is provided by the Festival organisers, BYO picnic rugs and chairs are welcomed.
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.
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