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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Author Talk – Craig Semple

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Join ex NSW Police Officer Craig Semple for an honest and insightful discussion on his book 'The Cop Who Fell To Earth'

Free

Gyan Yankovich – In Conversation

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Former Bathurst girl, Gyan Yankovich will be in conversation to discuss her debut book Just Friends.

The book explores modern friendship – what it means to be, to make and, sometimes, to lose a friend. It is a celebration of friendships, shining a light on the many different forms they can take and the comfort they provide, whether they exist within the workplace, emerge in motherhood, are uncovered inside our neighbourhoods or become our chosen family.

Free

Rose Ellis In Conversation

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Join us for this special 'in conversation' event with writer, editor and researcher Rose Ellis to discuss her biography detailing the life of the colourful character, Bee Miles.

Bookings Essential: 6333 6281.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.

Free
Event Series Movie Matinee: The Bookshop

Movie Matinee: The Bookshop

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Celebrate NSW Seniors Festival 2024 with two special film screenings of 'The Bookshop'.

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet, 'The Bookshop' is an elegant film about power, personal resolve and the battle for the soul of a community.

Free

History Talk: The Bathurst Sportsground

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Join Mark Windsor for a presentation on the development of this historic landmark and how its sporting events provide an insight into the character and spirit of Bathurst. Celebrate 100 years of the old Grandstand in the lead up to the NSW Heritage Festival.

Free

 

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’).