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

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Event Series Chess Club (Kids)

Chess Club (Kids)

Mid Western Regional Council Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Mudgee Library Chess Club offers a great opportunity to test your chess skills, make new friends and most importantly - have fun!

Held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (ages 6-14).


Author Talk: Christine Sykes

Mid Western Regional Council Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join Christine Sykes as she discusses her three books.

The award winning debut novel The Changing Room, was based on experiences at the non-profit Dress for Success. Being raised in Cabramatta provided the basis for her memoir, Gough and Me, in which Christine overlays the social and political events of the tumultuous 1960s and 70s and the impact that Gough Whitlam has – on her own life and generations of Australians. Her latest book, The Tap Cats of the Sunshine Coast, was inspired by her aunt’s experience taking up tap dancing in retirement.



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’).