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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Regional Songwriting Contest 2023

Sat 11 November at 7:00 pm

Join us as we unearth new and exciting talent from the Central West. Emerging songwriters are backed by a band of professional musicians from the region and compete for great prizes. This annual event is a highlight for showcasing the incredible local talent. Pay what you can and enjoy a fabulous night of live entertainment.

Congratulations to all 23 entries. From that the panel has selected the finalists. These are:

  • Marijke McLoughlan
  • Phil Blatch
  • Gabby Forshaw
  • Lusi Austin
  • Yanhadarrambal Jade Flynn
  • Liam Gildea
  • Layla Stark
  • Cameron Love
  • Jon Carter
  • Harriet Fahey
  • Sidney Speirs
  • Bridie Beth
  • Phil Greuter
  • Sam Bucca
  • Jack Portegies

Regional Songwriting Contest 2023 — Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (bmec.com.au)


Sat 11 November
7:00 pm
Event Category:


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Box office 02 6333 6161
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
Sourced from listings, newsletters or community


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
+ Google Map
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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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