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.

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Baby Music (Term 3)

Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

To make sure you get the benefits of those Dine & Discover vouchers before June 30th, we have popped up our Baby Music tickets for Term 3 a little early. 

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Thursday Storytime – Orange Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Storytime at Orange City Library is lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and make craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.

FREE

SPRING CEILIDH

Abercrombie House, Bathurst 311 Ophir Rd, Bathurst, NSW

Celebrate the Spring Equinox in Bathurst with pipes and drums, kilts and traditional dancing. This Scottish night starts with the loan piper on the ramparts.

Spring Dance with Limerick & The Shamrock Dancers

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Limerick, Australian Celtic Music Award winners, bring together 4 highly talented and entertaining musicians who have a ‘Reel’ passion for hi-energy music. Joined by The Shamrock Dancers (individually award winning), put on a show that will get your blood flowing, performing a line-up of toe tapping, beer stomping, sing a long, Celtic rock, traditional tunes, originals and modern crowd pleasers that you are sure to be sure to be Celta-field with Limerick’s roaming ‘Pied Piper’ like fiddle player, leaving you satisfied with a smile from ear to ear.

$55
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Yarn the Mountain

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

Come along and learn a simple yarn project and yarn to others.
No experience or materials required.

HILL END 150

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.

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The Princess and the Frog

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

FILM
A modern twist on a classic tale from Walt Disney Animation Studios features a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) who dreams of owning her own restaurant. When she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana...with the villainous voodoo magician Dr. Facilier (Keith David) in hot pursuit.

$10

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‘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

FREE

EXHIBITION OPENING Liam Benson: Virtue Without Stain & HOME 2022

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is delighted to present Liam Benson: Virtue Without Stain, an exhibition presenting a collection of works, including performances and community engagement developed works, by Western Sydney based artist Liam Benson and exploring the intersections of cultural, gender and queer identity.

Painted River Project

Lake Wallace Lake Wallace Playground, Barton Ave, Wallerawang NSW 2845, Wallerawang, NSW

Residents of Lithgow will have the opportunity to paint alongside renowned artists, and explore aquatic life next month at and event designed to bring art and science together in a day of painting, talks and science activities on the banks of Lake Wallace.

Free
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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

TUNES ON THE TURF [TOTT]

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 ART OF WINE: Sparkling Wines

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is delighted to present The Art of Wine: Sparkling Wines

$32.74

Orange Art Society Inc. Open Weekend

Orange Art Society 22 Sale Street, Orange, NSW

The Orange Art Society Inc. gallery and art rooms will be open to the public and members, with art demonstrations throughout the weekend.
FREE ENTRY - Orange Art Society Gallery, in the Cultural Centre, Opposite Harris Farm Markets

Free
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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.

Free

November Shorn Bush Band

Bloomfield Hall, Orange Orange Health Services Campus, Forrest Road., Orange, NSW

November Shorn will be celebrating their 41st year of preforming across NSW with a concert and bush dance

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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 .

Meet Author Toby Roberts: Two Mums and a Dad

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

This delightful coming of age memoir explores the angst of puberty, school, sport and bad 80s fashion. Beneath the humour and quirky characters, reminiscent of Netflix’s Sex Education series and just as awkwardly funny, lies a deeper reminder of the human need to pursue more authentic lives, and the capacity for people to surprise us by accepting love in all its forms.

Free
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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.

Free
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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.

FREE

PAINT 4 EUGOWRA

POP Up Art Orange shop 15/9 Telopea Way, Orange, NSW

PAINT 4 EUGOWRA , on Thursday December 8. Brush and Giggle have partnered with some very generous local businesses, some who have been impacted by the flooding themselves, and have donated time and goods to make this a memorable night, and raise much needed funds for the ECCC.

 

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 artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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