Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Cowra Civic Centre

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.
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Coffee Concert: Lisa Richards – I Got A Story

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Cradling her guitar as she blends the traditions of folk, country, blues and jazz, Lisa takes audiences on a journey that spans five decades. From growing up in Far North Queensland, to singing in the subways of Sydney, performing in the iconic venues of New York City and a life in Texas, her journey has now brought her home again to Australia. A powerful and endearing sound, she performs songs of longing, love, and

$20
Recurring

Mothering Sunday

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. The events of Graham Swift's novel take place over the course of one day - the holiday Mothering Sunday. Maid Jane Fairchild has the day off, as her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven are attending an event to celebrate the engagement of their neighbours' son, Paul. Jane is an orphan, so has no mother to spend the day with - but she does have Paul, with whom she's been having a years-long secret affair. The story unfolds as they spend their final day together as lovers.

$14

Roger Knox

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Uncle Roger Knox has uplifted and entertained audiences from across the world with his beautiful honeyed voice. He has embraced a diverse career in Cabaret, Gospel and Country Music. With a performing career spanning more than 4 decades, he is a much loved and respected Aboriginal performer and Elder. He grew up on Country at Toomelah Aboriginal Mission Station on the border of Northern NSW and Qld, within the Gomeroi Nation.

$10

The Year of Magical Thinking

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

This highly personal account of loss through the lens of hope unpacks a surreal and overwhelming time in Didion’s life as she faces the sudden loss of her husband John, and later her daughter Quintana. Deeply moving, sometimes funny, and ultimately joyful, this is one woman’s story of the journey to find acceptance, and the lessons learnt in letting go.

$29
Recurring

Pil’s Adventures

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Pil is a young orphan living in the medieval city of Foggyburgh. One day, the cruel regent Tristain curses Roland, the heir to the throne, by changing him into a “chickat” (half chicken, half cat). To save Roland and the kingdom, Pil embarks on a quest for the antidote, along with Graubart, a clumsy guard with a good heart, Jiggler, a young loony jester, and her three tamed weasels. From the Cursed Forest to the Glen of the Beast, Pil and her unlikely companions live their greatest adventure and find the family they never had.

$14
Recurring

Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow is a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert that premiered in 2004. Kura Tungar — Songs from the River was a collaboration between First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter working with Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra.

$14
Recurring

Bootlegger

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

film. Mani, a law master’s student, returns to her remote Indigenous reserve and realizes that many outdated paternalistic laws are still in force. Resolved to reintegrate into the community, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol on the reserve.

$14

Winter Warmers with Bandaluzia

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Our winter event of our Four Seasons Series - a series of musical celebrations of local seasonal produce and fabulous music from around the world. We celebrate the winter harvest with acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble, Bandaluzia.

$49
Recurring

Lightyear

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew.

$14
Recurring

Waiting for Bojangles Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

A young boy, Gary, lives with his eccentric parents, and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment - each night, Camille and Georges dance lovingly to their favourite song, Mr. Bojangles. At home, there is only room for fun, fantasy and friends. But as his mesmerizing and unpredictable mother descends deeper into her own mind, it is up to Gary and his father, Georges, to keep her safe.

$14

Goliath Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Patrick is a tenacious lawyer specializing in environmental law. France is a schoolteacher who becomes an activist after her husband develops cancer from exposure to a pesticide. Mathias is an ambitious lobbyist working for an international chemical corporation.

$14

Purple Noon Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. A rich American industrialist gives Tom Ripley the task of bringing his son Philippe home. Tom, also a former friend of Philippe, finds him in Italy enjoying himself with his mistress Marge Duval and with no intention of returning to the U.S.A. Tom, thinking his mission to be over, takes advantage by taking a holiday with Philippe....

$14

Rise Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Elise thought she had the perfect life: an ideal boyfriend and a promising career as a ballet dancer. It all falls apart the day she catches him cheating on her with her stage backup; and after she suffers an injury on stage, it seems like she might not be able to dance ever again.

$14

Cowra Hangover Breakfast & Artisan Markets

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Come along to the Cowra Civic Centre & Civic Square just near the Cowra Peace Bell in Darling Street and purchase a much needed breakfast box, hot breakfast, coffee or Juice and ease that dreaded feeling of the night before.

FREE

Introduction to Acrylic Pour Painting

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Participants will learn basic skills to create their own beautiful fluid art on canvas during this highly interactive workshop. Suitable for ages 8yrs and above. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Introduction to Resin Art

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

You must be 14 years or older to participate in this workshop. Resin is a two part compound that hardens to a clear glossy finish. You can add paints, pigments, dyes, pastes and inks to the resin to create stunning original art. 

The Sapphires Written & Directed by Tony Briggs

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Cowra Civic Centre and across the nation.

$10 – $39

Barbaroi

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Barbaroi is a blend of high octane contemporary circus and exciting physical theatre. It combines daring acrobatics, aerials & phenomenal circus acts set against a pumping soundtrack complimented by finely tuned lighting and special effects. The Barbaroi will leave audiences young and old holding their breath and on the edge of their seat. Welcome to the five star award winning cyberpunk circus showdown that is Barbaroi!

$6 – $29

This is Eden – Cowra

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Cascades Female Factory, Hobart Town. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, Mary Ford waits alone in the darkness. Left for dead, ten thousand miles from home, she plots escape and reveals, with biting mockery, the untold tales of her captors.

$29

Recurring

Unsung

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Join award-winning cabaret powerhouses Amelia Ryan and Libby O’Donovan, In a rollicking, raucous celebration of songs and stories from 1960s Australia.

 

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.

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