Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Central West Libraries

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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to Culture Maps Central NSW.


Thursday Storytime – Orange Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Storytime at Orange City Library is lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and make craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.


Potter-Fest at Orange City Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter with magic-themed activities for Primary School-aged kids and adults at Orange City Library.

School Holidays at Cowra Lirbary

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Join us for:
*Rock Painting
*Tap a Shape & Foil Mandalas
*STEM Studio
*Sand Art
*Fabric Pencil Cases
*Science in the Kitchen



Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Roll up, roll up! Step right this way, for a thrilling LEGO club in the library!

Stuart Lloyd Author Talk

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Join us to discover this story when author Stuart Lloyd - 'the perfect storyteller' according to The Telegraph UK - speaks at Cowra Library.


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. 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

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.