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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For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.
Meet Disability Activist and Author Hannah Diviney
Wed 25 October at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFREE
Hannah Diviney has always wanted to be a writer and she always thought this would mean telling other peoples stories. As it turns out she needed to tell her own story first. I’ll Let Myself In is Hannah’s attempt at figuring out what it’s meant to come of age as a disabled woman in a world not built for her.
I’ll Let Myself In was written as a counter to the challenges she’s experienced since childhood, left behind by never seeing herself (or anyone like her) represented anywhere. Not in movies or television. Not in books or games, or in the toys kids could eagerly pluck off shelves. I’ll Let Myself In is a deeply personal essay collection that unpacks what it has meant for Hannah to grow up in a world where people like her weren’t relevant or seen.
She’s had to navigate medical trauma, internalised ableism, inaccessibility, and the long-lasting impacts of limited representation. Beyond that, this is about finding her voice socially and politically. It’s almost a journal in real time of a twenty-something woman coming to terms with all of she is – the good, the bad and the ugly bits. This is Hannah’s heart in ink on paper (sprinkled with pop culture references).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.
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