Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Events

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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to Culture Maps Central NSW.

Mudgee Town Hall Cinema

Mudgee Town Hall 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Mudgee Town Hall Cinema screenings are usually held on the first weekend of the month.

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Mothering Sunday

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. The events of Graham Swift's novel take place over the course of one day - the holiday Mothering Sunday. Maid Jane Fairchild has the day off, as her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven are attending an event to celebrate the engagement of their neighbours' son, Paul. Jane is an orphan, so has no mother to spend the day with - but she does have Paul, with whom she's been having a years-long secret affair. The story unfolds as they spend their final day together as lovers.

$14

Primary School Holiday Acitvities

Parkes Library 25 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW

We can only have thirty children attend at the movies and twenty for the craft activities, so please come to the library to book your children in. A librarian will be with the children during the movie screening, so it's fine for parents or carers to leave them at the library during this period, or you are very welcome to stay and enjoy the movie too!

School Holidays at Bathurst Library

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Our July holiday activities are now open for bookings. These book out really quick sometimes so get in quick if you see something you love!

Various, some free
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Pil’s Adventures

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Pil is a young orphan living in the medieval city of Foggyburgh. One day, the cruel regent Tristain curses Roland, the heir to the throne, by changing him into a “chickat” (half chicken, half cat). To save Roland and the kingdom, Pil embarks on a quest for the antidote, along with Graubart, a clumsy guard with a good heart, Jiggler, a young loony jester, and her three tamed weasels. From the Cursed Forest to the Glen of the Beast, Pil and her unlikely companions live their greatest adventure and find the family they never had.

$14
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Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow is a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert that premiered in 2004. Kura Tungar — Songs from the River was a collaboration between First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter working with Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra.

$14
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Bootlegger

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

film. Mani, a law master’s student, returns to her remote Indigenous reserve and realizes that many outdated paternalistic laws are still in force. Resolved to reintegrate into the community, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol on the reserve.

$14

NAIDOC Film Festival

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2022 (3-10 July) Bathurst Library is screening two films in the library on Sunday 10 July. Bluetooth headphones will be available from the library front desk. Closed captions available.

MET Opera: Turandot

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Thrilling sopranos Christine Goerke and Liudmyla Monastyrska share the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess. Tenors Yusif Eyvazov and Yonghoon Lee trade off as the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside sopranos Gabriella Reyes, Michelle Bradley, and Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and bass-baritone James Morris and basses Alexander Tsymbalyuk and Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score.

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Lightyear

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew.

$14
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Waiting for Bojangles Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

A young boy, Gary, lives with his eccentric parents, and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment - each night, Camille and Georges dance lovingly to their favourite song, Mr. Bojangles. At home, there is only room for fun, fantasy and friends. But as his mesmerizing and unpredictable mother descends deeper into her own mind, it is up to Gary and his father, Georges, to keep her safe.

$14

Goliath Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Patrick is a tenacious lawyer specializing in environmental law. France is a schoolteacher who becomes an activist after her husband develops cancer from exposure to a pesticide. Mathias is an ambitious lobbyist working for an international chemical corporation.

$14

Purple Noon Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. A rich American industrialist gives Tom Ripley the task of bringing his son Philippe home. Tom, also a former friend of Philippe, finds him in Italy enjoying himself with his mistress Marge Duval and with no intention of returning to the U.S.A. Tom, thinking his mission to be over, takes advantage by taking a holiday with Philippe....

$14

Rise Part of A Season of French Cinema

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Film. Elise thought she had the perfect life: an ideal boyfriend and a promising career as a ballet dancer. It all falls apart the day she catches him cheating on her with her stage backup; and after she suffers an injury on stage, it seems like she might not be able to dance ever again.

$14

The Sentimental Bloke

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW

Ian and pianist Aura Go perform Ian's new score live in the venue while the NFSA's 2019 digitally restored film is played, so that the film may be enjoyed in as close to its original from as possible.

 

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form. These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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