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Mingaan NAIDOC Day

Sat October 19

WOLGAN VALLEY. This year's Mingaan NAIDOC Day: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Lithgow Rail 150 Year Celebration

Sat October 19

LITHGOW. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of opening up of the Western Railway line through to the Central West.

Condo Skyfest 2019

Sat October 19 at 4:00 pm

CONDOBOLIN. Dancing with Galari Bila Waga Dhaanys
Star Gazing With Donna the Astronomer
Art exhibitions with Bev Coe, Sista Shed weavers and Marion Whighton-Packham
Arts & Crafts
Wiradjuri language workshops v Intro to exciting online courses
Charles Sturt University Three Rivers information tent
Aboriginal sky stories

Cowra Archibird Prize

Mon October 28

COWRA. With Bird Week just around the corner, Cowra Council, Cowra NRM, Mid Lachlan Landcare and Cowra Woodland Birds have partnered to hold a Cowra native bird photo competition - the "Archibird Prize".

Skywriters Project Book Launch: Artstate Tamworth

Thu October 31 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TAMWORTH. Inspiring prose and poetry by diverse Australian writers responding to the big sky and wide landscapes of our ‘Inland Astro-Trail’. Including stargazing with Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club (TRAC)

Lithgow Arts Trail

Sat November 2 - Sun November 3

LITHGOW. These local artists open their studios just once a year. See them in action and enjoy two days of eclectic creativity. 

Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour in Yeoval

Thu November 7

YEOVAL. The iconic 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is making a special stopover in Yeoval as part of its 2019 whirlwind World Tour.

Orange Record Fair

Sat November 9 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ORANGE. The 3rd Orange Record Fair will provide music lovers across the Central West the opportunity to dig through crates of 10,0000 Records There will also be plenty of CD’s, DVD’s & other collectibles.

Book Launch – From the Pens of the Oberon Writers’ Workshop

Sat November 9 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

OBERON. There will be a book launch from the pens of the Oberon Writers' Workshop on Saturday, November 9 from 6pm at the Oberon Community Centre.

Encountering the Wild 2019

Sat November 30 at 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DARGAN. Welcome summer with art, live music by Blackheath & Lithgow musicians, singers and drummers, community conversation on what's involved in embracing Australia's ancient cultural heritage as the core of our national identity in the age of Climate Crisis.

Airing of the Quilts – Expressions of Interest

Mon December 2

LUCKNOW. Expressions of interest are now open for the Airing of the Quilts and Gold Quilters Challenge to be held 7-8 March 2020, at Wentworth Main Mine, Lucknow.

Friday Night Jazz at Abercrombie

Fri December 13 at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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ABERCROMBIE HOUSE, BATHURST. Be entertained by the in-house combo — 'Abercrombie Jazzmen' and their guest musicians — with a repertoire of modern and classic jazz standards

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 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.

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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