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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Collections on Tour: Wages Paid to the Irish Orphans

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

Join experts from Museums of History NSW to view rarely seen state archives that document the history of some of the 4,100 Irish girls and women who came to Australia as orphans between 1848 and 1850 and learn about their lives.

Author Talk: ‘The Silver Tea Service’ – Judy Campbell

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

Hear Judy take us through the discovery she made on an old family relic and the resulting deep dive into her family history. The result – her memoir The Silver Tea Service.

Book Launch: Anita Heiss

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

Join award-winning Wiradyuri author Anita Heiss and Dinawan Uncle Bill Allan in celebrating the launch of Dirrayawadha: Rise up - a historical novel about resistance, resilience and love during the Bathurst frontier wars.

Author in conversation – Donna Cameron

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

Local award winning author Kim Kelly will lead debut novelist Donna Cameron in a conversation about her book. 'The Rewilding', a passionate intimation of hope in our time of climate change, part thriller, part odd-couple love story, capturing the essence of what it means to be alive today.


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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