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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Cowra Library: Meet Authors Ruth and Don Pollock in Conversation

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

What do you do when Covid has closed your international business and you are in lockdown at 80?

You write your family history because you have time, and you are the last one left to tell the stories!

The community is invited to meet Ruth and Don Pollock as they discuss their books: Clouds and Sunshine - an aerial-themed romantic fiction set in Gunnedah, and Hard Women - three generations of women against a background of social history; and Don’s anthology of war stories - Suggy’s Men.


Cowra Library: Seniors Week: Meet Author Anne Ring – Engaging With Ageing

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

We all get older, and yet ageing is a topic that is often ignored altogether or treated as something wholly negative. We are bombarded with products and lifestyle hacks to wind back the clock, perpetuating the stigma of old age.

In Engaging with Ageing Anne Ring challenges this with a fresh, new and wholistic perspective on growing older.


Cowra Library: Meet Craig Semple The Cop Who Fell to Earth

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

The Cop Who Fell to Earth is Craig's story of transformation and profound personal growth through exposure to extreme life events. Ultimately, it is a story of how human endurance, tenacity, sacrifice and belief in something beyond the self ultimately lead to the triumph of good over evil.



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’).