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.
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Book Talk – Robyn Hardina

Tue 2 March at 6:00 pm

BATHURST. Join family history author Robyn Hardina as she discusses the role her fifth great uncle, John Rowley, played in exploring routes to Bathurst and the Central West

Book Talk – Deborah Rodriguez

Thu 4 March at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

LITHGOW. Join us for this exciting opportunity to meet Deborah Rodriguez and discuss, 'The Moroccan Daughter'

Book Talk – Meg Keneally – Lithgow

Mon 29 March at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LITHGOW. Author Meg Keneally will be visiting Lithgow Library for an author talk on her books 'Fled' and 'The Wreck'

Book Talk – Meg Keneally – Orange

Tue 30 March at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ORANGE. Author Mega Keneally talks about her latest book The Wreck.

Book Talk – Meg Keneally – Bathurst

Tue 30 March at 6:00 pm

BATHURST. Meg Keneally's second solo novel 'The Wreck': Heroism, adventure and passion in the time of NSW colonisation

Sophie Hansen ‘In Good Company’ Book Launch

Tue 13 April at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ORANGE CITY LIBRARY. 'In Good Company' takes the angst out of cooking for friends, showing us how we can make things right, better, best, through good food served with minimum stress and maximum love.

Book Talk – Sophie Hansen

Tue 13 April at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Sophie Hanson's new cookbook In Good Company: Simple, generous recipes and ideas for get togethers and good times

Book Talk – Kate Kelly

Thu 15 April at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

FORBES. Rob Willis will interview author and artist, Rebecca Wilson about her amazing book, Kate Kelly, the true story about Ned's little sister

2021 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Mon 21 June

ORANGE. The Banjo Paterson Writing Awards were established in Orange in 1991 and each year we host the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards to honor this great Australian writer

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at