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).
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Ukelele or Hand Drumming with Harmonie Group Facilitation

Tue 1 March - Wed 30 November

ONLINE
This Beginner learning opportunity runs continuously throughout the year every fortnight. I can supply the instrument pack, with the pack the cost is $100 and includes the instrument, instructional videos and a live online lesson. 

Kids Workshops at Gang Gang Gallery

Mon 2 May at 4:00 pm - Mon 20 June at 5:30 pm

LITHGOW - GANG GANG GALLERY
Our full term Kids Workshops with Elaine Butler from Fun Time Art are back!

Mondays at the Museum

Mon 23 May 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 27 June 2022,

ORANGE RGEIONAL MUSUEM.
Mondays at the Museum is a one-hour, fun-filled, art and craft session designed to engage and inspire 3–5 year-olds and their carers at Orange Regional Museum.

National Simultaneous Storytime

Wed 25 May at 10:45 am

BATHURST
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Baby Music Class

Weekly Babies Music Class

Thu 26 May at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Fri 1 July 2022,

BATHURST - MITCHELL CONSERVATORIUM
This class is the ideal place for babies aged 0-2 to begin learning the joy of music in a fun and dynamic environment.

Ten Minutes a Day

Mon 30 May at 10:45 am - 11:15 am

ORANGE LIBRARY
Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting program that you share with your child of 0-18 months. It is designed to enhance language development, develop pre-literacy skills, stimulate imagination, and make reading with your child a part of your everyday routine.

LEGO Club

Mon 30 May at 4:00 pm - Fri 1 July at 4:00 pm

ORANGE CITY LIBRARY
Roll up, roll up! Step right this way, for a thrilling LEGO club in the library!

Musical Busking Workshop

Fri 3 June at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Fri 4 November 2022,

RIVER PARK, COWRA.
The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

The Dino-Store

Mon 4 July - Fri 15 July
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One event on Sat 21 May 2022, at 12:00 am

THE AUSTRALIAN FOSSIL AND MINERAL MUSEUM BATHURST.
So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

The Gruffalo

Mon 25 July at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. After sell-out seasons across the world, including London's West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaption of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

Barbaroi

Sun 14 August at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE.
Barbaroi is a blend of high octane contemporary circus and exciting physical theatre. It combines daring acrobatics, aerials & phenomenal circus acts set against a pumping soundtrack complimented by finely tuned lighting and special effects. The Barbaroi will leave audiences young and old holding their breath and on the edge of their seat. Welcome to the five star award winning cyberpunk circus showdown that is Barbaroi!

Whalebone

Tue 16 August at 6:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Physical reality turns virtual and back in this family show about what makes us humans, the stories we tell and artificial intelligence knocking at the door.

The Dino-Store

Mon 26 September - Fri 7 October
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One event on Sat 21 May 2022, at 12:00 am

THE AUSTRALIAN FOSSIL AND MINERAL MUSEUM BATHURST.
So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

Edward the Emu

Thu 27 October at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. A brand-new take of another much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaption, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books. Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale. 

Cinderella Pantomime

Fri 25 November - Sun 27 November

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. In a first for Orange Theatre Company, Cinderella by Bob Heather and Stuart Adern, licensed by Lazy Bee Scripts is a traditional British Pantomime. Packed with jokes, slapstick, wordplay and magic, this is a family friendly show with enough music, hijinks and audience participation to ensure a thoroughly good time out for all. 

The Dino-Store

Wed 21 December 2022, - Thu 26 January 2023,
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One event on Sat 21 May 2022, at 12:00 am

THE AUSTRALIAN FOSSIL AND MINERAL MUSEUM BATHURST.
So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

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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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