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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Julian Leatherdale – Book Talk – – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Thu April 9 at 6:00 pm

BATHURST. Find out about Julian's extensive research process and delve into the thrilling and dangerous world of Sydney's underbelly with Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club

Bathurst on a Plate – Book Launch – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Fri April 17 at 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

BATHURST. Come down for a wonderful evening to witness the book launch of Bathurst on a Plate. This is a recipe book that showcases recipes from local women who have survived Breast Cancer

Book to Screen: The Invisible Man by H.G Wells – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Tue April 21 at 6:15 pm

BATHURST. A modern reimagining of both the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1933 film adaptation of the same name.

Drew Bale – Book Launch

Thu April 23 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Mr Bale is well known in his local school at Orange but is keen to step onto the unknown with his first novel Following the Leader. The youth fiction book is a culmination of Drew’s love of reading, writing and sport.

Entries close: Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Fri April 24

Entries are now open for this year’s annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. The contest is sponsored by Orange City Library, the Central Western Daily and ABC Central West Radio established in 1991, these awards aim to honour Banjo Paterson, a great Australian writer and favourite son of Orange, with a competition to encourage short story or poetry writing with Australian content.

Start Your Life Story: A One Day Life Writing Workshop

Sat May 23 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

BATHURST. The Life Writing workshop is for those who want to write the story of their own life, led by Patti Miller.

Tony Park – Book Talk

Thu July 9 at 5:30 pm

ORANGE CITY LIBRARY. Tony Park is the author of 17 novels set in Africa, including Ghosts of the Past and Captive, and latest novel Last Survivor.

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