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.
It’s free to submit your local events. (Use the ‘Submit’ option under the ‘Whats On’ menu at the top 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 the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.


‘I Heart Books’ Book Group

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

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


Open Mic and Live Music

Gooloogong Hotel Gooloogong, NSW

12 noon pub opens . Bring your own microphone. Lunch 12 till 2 Dinner 6 till 8 Great day out for all .


The Oberon Writers Group

Oberon Oberon, NSW

meet on 2nd Tuesday each month 10am-12.30pm. For more information and to join contact Denise 0467 390 663


The Listening Room Open Mic Sessions

Jack Duggans Irish Pub, Bathurst 135 George Street, Bathurst, NSW

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.


Page Turners – Teen Book Club

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Each month we'll discuss a selected Young Adult book, as well as other titles you've been reading lately.


Mudgee Library Poetry Circle

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

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



Hill End Hill End, NSW

The historic and iconic Australian gold rush town of Hill End NSW was once home to a thriving community of over 8,000 people, today it is a charming heritage village with a population of around 100.
On 22 October 2022, the village celebrates the 150th anniversary of its golden past.


TUNES ON THE TURF MUSIC FESTIVAL, second weekend in November @ the Dunedoo Sports Club supports and features live performances of original Australian music. Rain, hail or shine-which it usually does, the festival will go ahead!

$11 – $17


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 (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). 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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