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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A Little Bit of Blue: A detective story with puppets

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry.

As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the color blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, combined with learning about this intriguing creature.

Cherry Blossom Lantern Crafting

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Cowra Civic Centre is hosting free lantern crafting workshops to create unique lanterns during September School Holidays.

Get a chase to learn lantern making with a professional puppet maker, that reflects one of the many colours of the Cowra landscape including cherry blossoms and canola fields.


PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the Paw Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true.

But things take a turn for the worse when the pups' archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains.

Limerick and The Shamrock Dancers

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

A 4-piece band from Bris, who are famed for being shiz.

Sittin' top of their game, Limerick is the name.

And the spreading of Celtic rock!

Three Chords and the Truth

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Angie could have been one of Australia’s leading musicians, but she sabotaged her own career. Now in her forties, she’s dying and alone – but determined to record one last album. Money is tight and the odd gig at the local pub doesn’t exactly fill the coffers. When she meets teenage runaway Ruby, the pair form an unlikely bond. Angie teaches her to play the guitar and write songs, but despite their closeness Angie just can’t bring herself to tell Ruby the truth about her illness. Marshall’s own songs, and resonant voice, alongside the Newcastle setting, bring a tender authenticity to this rebellious music-driven drama.


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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