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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Event Series Cowra Library Storytime

Cowra Library Storytime

Cowra Library (part of Central West Libraries) 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Storytime at Cowra Library is lots of fun! They read stories, play games and make craft. Storytime sessions are held every Monday during the school term, and cater for preschool aged children and their carers.

Free
Event Series Monday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Monday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. 1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free
Event Series Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

Ten Minutes a Day – Mondays

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

Free

Inklings – Kids Book Club

Orange City Library (part of Central West Libraries) 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

During our June meet-up, we'll be talking about Non-Fiction. Read any information book - a biography, cook book, history book etc, and tell us something that you learned about (we have plenty to choose from that you can borrow).

Activities, discussion and afternoon tea await you at our gathering, where you can borrow the next book and meet other keen readers.

Free

Tuesday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. 1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free

Tuesday Storytime – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

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

Free
Event Series Make/Do – Teen Meet-Up

Make/Do – Teen Meet-Up

Orange City Library (part of Central West Libraries) 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Make/Do is a safe space for you to catch up with friends, chat about books, listen to music and hang out.

Each week you will have the opportunity to try a new activity, but if you prefer to sit and read, you can!

This activity is aimed at tweens and teens from 10-16

Free
Event Series Cowra Library 1, 2 BOOKS!

Cowra Library 1, 2 BOOKS!

Cowra Library (part of Central West Libraries) 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way to develop literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free

Friday Music for Little Ears – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Music for Little Ears is perfect for children aged 2-5 years. Join Samantha Bartholomeusz from the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a morning of music and dancing at Orange City Library. Music is proven to stimulate learning and literacy. Initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games.

Free

Forbes Library Birth to Kinder Rhyme Time

Forbes Library (part of Central West Libraries) Victoria Lane, Forbes, NSW, Australia

During Birth to Kinder Rhyme Time we read books, sing songs and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free

Event Series Blayney Library Storytime

Blayney Library Storytime

Blayney Library (part of Central West Libraries) 48 Adelaide Street, Blayney, NSW, Australia

Storytime at Blayney Library is lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and make craft. Storytime sessions are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month during the school term. They cater for children from birth to 6 years, and their carers.

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

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