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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Friday Music for Little Ears – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Music for Little Ears is perfect for children aged 2-5 years. Join Samantha Bartholomeusz from the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a morning of music and dancing at Orange City Library. Music is proven to stimulate learning and literacy. Initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games.

Free

Author Andrew Skeoch Deep Listening to Nature Presentation at Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

How can we engage our hearing to connect more deeply to nature around us?
Andrew Skeoch is a naturalist, sound recordist, environmental thinker and author of Deep Listening to Nature.
His recordings have been heard in documentaries, installations and feature films such as Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to Rabbit Proof Fence.

Free
Event Series Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

Free

Pageturners June Day Book Discussion

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Let's talk about Australian crime fiction with Burn by Melanie Saward.

Wednesday Storytime – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Storytime at Orange City Library is lots of fun. They read stories, sing songs, play games and make craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.

Free

Tuesday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. 1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free
Event Series Monday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Monday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. 1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free

Wednesday Music for Little Ears

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Music for Little Ears is perfect for children aged 2-5 years. Join Samantha Bartholomeusz from the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a morning of music and dancing at Orange City Library. Music is proven to stimulate learning and literacy. Initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games.

Free

Pageturners May Daytime Book Discussion

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Central West Libraries are talking about Australian crime fiction and the thriller Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann.
'She's isolated. Trapped. Hunted'. An almost unbearably tense Australian survival thriller.

Free

Easter Storytime Hosted by Holy Trinity and St Barnabas

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join St Barnabas Anglican Church and Holy Trinity Anglican Church for story reading, singing and craft.

Amanda from Holy Trinity Church will be lead this Easter Storytime with singing, craft and reading The Lost Sheep by Bethan Lycett, and A Very Happy Easter by Tim Thornborough.

Free

Pageturners April Daytime Book Discussion

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about Anam by Andre Dao at the April Daytime meeting.
This book won the Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

Free

Tuesday 1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. 1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

Free

Thursday Storytime – Easter Theme

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join us for a special Easter Storytime! We will be reading books about Easter, and playing a special egg hunting game.

Free

Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. We also share tips with parents on how to include these in their routines at home.

Free

Wednesday Storytime – Easter Theme

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join us for a special Easter Storytime! We will be reading books about Easter, and playing a special egg hunting game.

Free

Pageturners March Evening Book Discussion

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about Anam by Andre Dao at the March evening meeting.

This book won the Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

Free

Ten Minutes a Day – Orange Library

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. We also share tips with parents on how to include these in their routines at home.

Pageturners February Daytime Book Discussion

Orange Library (part of Central West Libraries) Civic Square, 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Pageturners Book Club returns this month with a discussion about your Holiday Reads! Please choose a book or two you enjoyed during the Summer break, and share it with everyone.
What did you like, didn't like and would you recommend it.

Free

 

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

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