Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
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Sunday Jam – Open Mic & Live Music

Sun 30 January - Sun 29 May

CORRONATION HOTEL, PORTLAND. Every Sunday afternoon from 2pm, the Coronation Hotel in Portland hosts 'Sunday Jam' - an Open Mic & Live Music afternoon.

Gathered Around the Same Table

Wed 18 May at 7:00 pm - Wed 1 June at 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 1 June 2022,

A series of art and craft workshops that bring us together, yes, around the same table with a focus on connecting with one another. The focus for this series of 3 workshops will be stitching/embroidery, with no prior experience needed. Each participant will receive an embroidery kit which will include all materials needed including embroidery hoop, fabric and embroidery thread. Just bring your spectacles if you wear them.

The Listening Room Open Mic Sessions

Wed 25 May at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 28 December 2022,

A new weekly Open Mic session. You can sign up from 6.30pm to perform three songs (or about 15 minutes), in an acoustic format (no drums or electric guitars etc). The event is hosted by local musician Cletis Carr, who has over 20 years' experience running these events at venues such as Penrith Panthers Club.

Condo Corroboree

Sat 28 May at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in a great night of sharing our First Nations Culture. A great night capturing radiational dancing and singing of our First Nations culture.

Open Mic and Live Music

Sun 29 May at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 13 November 2022,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Sun 27 November 2022,


Reading Circle at Gulgong Library

Mon 30 May
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Every Monday at 11am (during school terms only)

Join us each week for an enticing blend of book-group style discussions, writing activities, crafts, history, tech support and more.

‘I Heart Books’ Book Group

Fri 3 June
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Every first Friday of the month at 10am

MUDGEE LIBRARY, MUDGEE. 'I Heart Books' Book Group meets at Mudgee Library on the first Friday of each month (during February-November) from 10:00am-11:00am

2022 Arts OutWest Regional Gathering and AGM

Sun 5 June at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Connect with your Regional Arts Development Organisation, network with creatives and explore Canowindra’s creative spaces.

Kelly Rimmer launches The German Wife at Cowra Library Up Late

Thu 16 June at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate local bestselling author Kelly Rimmer's latest novel The German Wife at Cowra Library's Up Late event on Thursday 16 June from 5pm - 7pm.

Mudgee Library Poetry Circle

Mon 20 June at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Mon 19 December 2022,

MUDGEE LIBRARY, MUDGEE. Share or listen to poetry in a relaxed environment. Open to all new and established poets, and fans of poetry.

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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

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