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.

It’s free to submit your local events

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 the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Author Talk- Gabbie Stroud

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW, Australia

The staff of St Margaret's Primary School are hanging by a thread. There's serious litigation pending, the school is due for registration and a powerful parent named Janet Bellevue has a lot to say about everything. As teachers they're trying to remain professional, as people they're unravelling fast.


Friday Flicks

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW, Australia

Each month some of the latest and most loved films are shown at Parkes Shire Library.


Parkes Library 25 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Do you have a passion for writing?
Come along to Author-Rised, Parkes Shire Library's writing group where all writers from 18+ share their passion for writing over snacks and tea.
We welcome writers of all stripes; poets, non fiction writers, fiction writers, scriptwriters.

Roald Dahl Story Day

Parkes Library 25 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Join the Parkes Library as they read around the Library from the wonderful stories of Roald Dahl.

10am: "Esio Trot" read by Emma

12pm: "Revolting Rhymes" read by Jenny

2pm: "The Witches" read by Veronica

4pm: "Fantastic Mr Fox" read by Benson

Event Series Marramarra Makerspace

Marramarra Makerspace

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW, Australia

Calling all Youthful Creative Makers and Shakers!

From cardboard sculptures and laser cutting leather, to screen printing and drumming, there is something for everyone with this line up of holiday activities for youth.



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’).