Welcome to our BIG 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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Sun 1 December 2019, - Fri 31 January 2020,

Come and experience the Stones & Bones tour and Bats, Bugs & Beasties at Jenolan
Caves. Tours are run on selected days for children aged 7 to 11yrs. These tours allow
children to experience the caves through fun activities they can understand. Charges
apply. Bookings essential.

Oberon Music School Classes Start

Mon February 3 - Fri February 7

OBERON, Affordable lessons for voice, violin, guitar, bass and piano by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

After School Drama Classes Start: Term 1

Mon February 3 - Tue February 4

BMEC. Join Local Stages and Beloved Monster this term for fun-filled afternoons of drama play and story building activities. Classes start in Week 2 of Term 1 for students in Kindy to early high school.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon February 3 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 14 December 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. DURING TERM TIME. Join us for look and make activities and craft for Under 5s in 2020. This free program is designed for kids aged 3-5 years and their parents/carers to discover and learn from our exhibitions

PENCIL to PAINTING Classes With Kay Chapman

Wed February 5

PENCIL to PAINTING classes resume feb 2020, with realist artist and teacher Kay Chapman, Bathurst.

After School Art Lessons

Wed February 5 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OBERON. Each student will get an Artists sketchbook to use throughout the eight weeks, as well as having access to all pencils, paints and brushes. At the end of the term students will keep their book and be proud to show their progress and creations.

Parkes Dance Co: Ready Set Dance

Wed February 5 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wed 9 December 2020,

An event every month that begins at 5:15 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thu 10 December 2020,

PARKES. WEEKLY. READY SET DANCE in an amazing pre-school dance program designed especially for boys and girls aged 2 to 5 years old. This is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun.

Cinema Under the Stars – Orange

Sat February 15 at 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ORANGE BOTANIC GARDENS. This summer join us for a FREE family friendly evening under the stars! Pack a picnic, gather your friends and enjoy an incredible open-air screening of real-life remake of Aladdin!

Bathurst Rail Museum Opening

Sat February 22 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

BATHURST RAILWAY MUSEUM. Come along to the public opening of the Museum on Saturday 22 February. Doors will open at 9am and everyone is welcome.


Mon March 2

COWRA. Entries are now being accepted for this annual event at the Civic Centre.

Moorambilla Voices Workshop – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Tue March 3

TRANGIE. Michelle and the team will be facilitating 84 skills development workshops, covering 60 towns, inviting 134 schools, starting on Monday 2 March to 9 April in remote and regional areas of NW NSW.

Into the Woods Jr – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri March 6 - Sun March 22

PARKES. Into the Woods Jr is a young performers' edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make.

Musical Busking Workshops

Fri March 6 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Fri 3 April 2020,

COWRA. The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

Student Drawing Exhibition

Sun March 8 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ORANGE. Family and Friends welcome. This is a casual function to admire all student artworks from the Term 1 first 5 week block - Drawing.

Auditions: Wicked

Mon March 9 - Tue March 10

PARKES. WICKED AUDITIONS will be held Monday 9th March, Tuesday 10th March, and Wednesday 11th March - sessions at 6.00pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm each evening. Please email to register your preferred timeslot for auditions: lyntownsend5@bigpond.com.

Rebellion on the Turon

Sun March 15

SOFALA. Annual re-enactment of the 1843 rebellion in Sofala NSW with full festival.

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