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.

It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top of the page).

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Bathurst Chamber Orchestra – An Easter Concert

Bathurst Uniting Church Hall 140A William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Come and hear how the passion of the Easter story inspired great composers! From the devout Lutheran, Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed a new cantata every week for one job, to the prolific Joseph Haydn, commissioned to compose the suitably solemn and dramatic “Seven Last Words of Christ”, and finally, to the Russian nationalist, Rimsky-Korsakov, who infused his Russian Easter Overture with populist Orthodox melodies of the time. A poignant spiritual and some glorious flute playing from Emma Knott will be heard as well - please join us.


Bathurst Uniting Church Hall 140A William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Saturday 11 November, 2023 marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Bathurst
War Memorial Carillon. Constructed through the efforts of the people of Bathurst and the
surrounding district, the Carillon has been at the heart of commemorations, celebrations,
and civic events. However, it wasn’t until November 2020 that the instrument became a true
carillon, and the memorial was completed as originally intended. Come along and hear the
story with Jan Page of this unique and iconic memorial including the many changes that have
taken place over the years. Meet Bathurst’s wonderful carillonists and hear the plans for 2023.
A light supper will be served at the conclusion of the presentation.


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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