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Regional Songwriting Contest

Fri 8 September - Fri 6 October

The Regional Songwriting Contest returns for another year and we are looking to unearth new and exciting talent from the Central West of NSW.

This includes any songwriter from the Bathurst, Blayney, Oberon, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Cabonne, Orange, Cowra, Weddin, Forbes, Parkes or Lachlan local government areas.

We will be providing even more support to assist you in creating your new songs through two workshops in the lead-up to the competition.

Friday 8 September Entries open Regional Songwriting Contest 2023 Entry Form — Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (bmec.com.au)
Saturday 16 September 10am – 4pm Songwriting Workshop with Abby Smith and Kris Schubert
Entries close 11:59pm, Friday 6 October 2023
Saturday 28 October 10am – 4pm Performance Workshop
Saturday 11 November Regional Song Contest Top 15 Finalists in City Hall


Fri 8 September
Fri 6 October
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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Bathurst Region
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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.

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’).