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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National Simultaneous Storytime

Wed 22 May at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Bathurst Library will participate in National Simultaneous Storytime, which is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Each year a picture book, by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously around the country.

Arrive by 11:50am for a 12pm sharp start.

Dress in blue to celebrate this year’s featured book, Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker. There will also be stories, songs, rhymes and a take-home craft.


Wed 22 May
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Bathurst Library Forecourt
Keppel St
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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0407 197 480


Local government area
Bathurst Region
Craft, Music, Literature
Council/ tourism lists or online calendars


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.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).