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All in a Day’s Work

Fri June 7 - Sun October 13

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. All in a Day’s Work provides a rare insight into the daily life of people at work in the Orange district between 1955 and 1974.

Up Late @ ORM: A Hard Day’s Night

Fri September 20 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. This family friendly and free Up Late event at Orange Regional Museum is the perfect chance to explore All in a Day’s Work.

Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra

Sat September 21 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Tue 31 December 2019,

CANOWINDRA. OPEN DAILY. A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contains the remains of thousands of freshwater fish

Mondays at the Museum

Mon September 23 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Mon 16 December 2019,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Look and make at Orange Regional Museum with activities and craft for Under 5s in 2019. This free program is designed for parents/carers with children aged between 3-5 years.

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Tue October 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Thu 30 April 2020,

BATHURST. OPEN DAILY. The Somerville Collection features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.

Mystery at Emmaville: An Escape Room

Thu October 10
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One event on Fri 11 October 2019, at 12:00 am

EMMAVILLE COTTAGE. Four sessions daily.

The Foundations Monthly Market

Sun October 13 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 8 December 2019,

PORTLAND. Join us for The Foundations Monthly Markets, on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

Black Springs Heritage Festival

Sat October 26 - Sun October 27

BLACK SPRINGS. Our Heritage Festival will have market stalls, chainsaw competition, novelty sporting events, SES and RFS displays, heritage tours of our area, a display of photos and information of past families, food stalls and so much more.

Back to Hartley

Sun October 27 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

HARTLEY HISTORIC SITE. Join in on the fun at Hartley Historic Site's family fair. From pony rides and face painting to the artisan stalls, this special day near Lithgow is a great family day out.

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival: Poet’s Brunch & Lunch

Sun 16 February 2020,

YEOVAL. Relax in the shade of the trees for free entertainment, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum. Enjoy the outstanding collection of history and memorabilia.

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival 2020

Sun 16 February 2020, - Sun 23 February 2020,

ORANGE. What better way to celebrate this great Australian’s life and work than through the sixth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival.

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Emmaville Cottage Family Market Day

Sun 23 February 2020,

ORANGE. Visit the Emmaville Cottage and soak up the history. The Rotary Club of Orange presents craft and produce market, kids’ activities, local entertainment and open microphone for poetry recitals.

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat 28 March 2020, - Sun 29 March 2020,

BATHURST. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

Ironfest 2020 Gothic

Sat 18 April 2020, - Sun 19 April 2020,

LITHGOW SHOWGROUND. The 21st annual Ironfest will take place at the Lithgow Showground over the weekend of Sat 18 & Sun 19 April

Bathurst Remembers World War 2 Exhibition

Fri 14 August 2020, - Mon 17 August 2020,

BMEC. This is a World War Two exhibition which will consist of “Snapshots of World War 2” - 500 enlarged photos – battlefields, training, home front, etc., and “Wall of Valour - World War 2 Servicemen and Women with an association with Bathurst who enlisted and served” - 100 enlarged photos. Plus some 2,000 military and WW2 memorabilia items and old wartime newsreels from guest exhibitors.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au