Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
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 Culture Maps Central NSW.


Gathered Around the Same Table

Forbes Forbes, NSW

A series of art and craft workshops that bring us together, yes, around the same table with a focus on connecting with one another. The focus for this series of 3 workshops will be stitching/embroidery, with no prior experience needed. Each participant will receive an embroidery kit which will include all materials needed including embroidery hoop, fabric and embroidery thread. Just bring your spectacles if you wear them.


Frost and Fire

Forbes Forbes, NSW

Entertainment on the night will include music from Forbes locals Emily Pavey, Clynton Breen and Jo Stephenson; 2019 ‘The Voice’ contestant from Cowra, Josh Maynard; Bathurst duo, Smith & Jones together with their band… and our incredible headline act, beloved Aussie Rock Band Thirsty Merc will be taking us through to the end of the night with all your favourite songs!

Listening to the Lachlan

Forbes Forbes, NSW

Meet and learn from Wiradjuri Elders, river-people, ecologists, musicians and scientists, and eat locally grown foods.
The Lachlan is threatened by mining and the raising of the Wyangala Dam wall so we need to create the future we want for this precious element of the #murraydarlingbasin


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. 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

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