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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FunTimeArt – Manga Art-Tasia with Elaine Butler – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Mon April 6 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon 6 April 2020,

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Learn about Manga, its origin, drawing style and techniques. Develop drawing and visual narration skills. Explore the world of famous manga/anime characters. A term filled with creativity, drawing and fun!

Art with Amy

Thu April 9 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Thu 25 June 2020,

Our live classes will continue for now on Facebook every Monday and Thursday, the website has different tutorials as well as a certificate at the end of each one

Tipsy Creations – Easter Bunny (All Ages) – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Thu April 9 at 7:00 pm

BATHURST. Kick off the Easter long weekend and paint this sweet easter bunny together! This is an ALL AGES event, simply click through the appropriate ticket link to book. This is our first of many family workshops - so excited!

Kids ArtTonic Online – Colours – One Week Program

Mon April 13 - Fri April 17

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about colour and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy.

Mondays at the Museum – Cancelled for the time-being due to Covid-19

Mon April 13 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

Catapult Festival: Gravity & Other Myths intensive masterclass – Postponed due to Covid-19

Tue April 14 - Sat April 18

BMEC, BATHURST. The final installment of the National youth circus and physical theatre festival in Bathurst will be a three day intensive workshop with Gravity & Other Myths. 

Kids ArtTonic Online – Perspective – Five Week Program

Tue April 14 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about perspective and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy.

Kids ArtTonic Online – Form and Value – Five Week Program

Wed April 15 at 1:00 pm

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about form and value and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy. Art Chats take place once a week for 5 weeks.

Tipsy Creations – Paint Your Pet (All Ages) – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Thu April 16 at 7:00 pm

BATHURST. Create a special painting of your most loved pet in this unique painting workshop! You'll create a Pop Art inspired painting of your pooch, cat, bird or any pet that holds a special spot in your heart

Backbone

Fri April 17 - Sat April 18

BMEC, BATHRUST. Gravity & Other Myths. Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.

Kids ArtTonic Online – Form and Value – One Week Program

Mon April 27 - Fri May 1

An online art course for children 5 to 12 learning about form and value and how to use it to improve their art. Includes 5 prerecorded video lessons and 5 online video art chats with a small group of children and Wendy.

Parkes Dance Co: Ready Set Dance – Cancelled for the time-being due to Covid-19

Wed May 6 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.

Carillon Theatrical Society – The Sound of Music – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Fri May 8 - Sat May 16

BMEC, BATHURST. The Carillon Theatrical Society presents a talented local cast in “The Sound of Music” – the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein and one of the world's most beloved musical.

LithGlow 2020

Sat May 9 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LTIGHOW. A spectacular night of innovation and imagination from the past to the future featuring food trucks,night markets and entertainment.

The 91-Storey Treehouse – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Mon June 1 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!
But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

Firefly Forest & Glow

Fri July 10 at 2:00 pm - Fri July 17 at 8:00 pm
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One event on Mon 6 April 2020, at 2:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. This timeless piece, inspired by an unexpected sublime moment in a paddy field under a full moon and next to a volcano, is an inspiration for all ages.

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