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Condo Skyfest 2019

Sat October 19 at 4:00 pm

CONDOBOLIN. Dancing with Galari Bila Waga Dhaanys
Star Gazing With Donna the Astronomer
Art exhibitions with Bev Coe, Sista Shed weavers and Marion Whighton-Packham
Arts & Crafts
Wiradjuri language workshops v Intro to exciting online courses
Charles Sturt University Three Rivers information tent
Aboriginal sky stories

Floor Talk with Rhonda Campbell

Sun October 20 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. Find out what inspires Rhonda to create the stunning collection that is NOTES FROM THE WETLANDS and how the process came to be.

Dr Stephen Gapps Book Talk – The Sydney Wars

Thu October 24 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement.

Dr Gary Lowder Book Talk

Thu October 31 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ORANGE. Garry Lowder has been a geologist for over 50 years and has just published a memoir of his experiences throughout the world. He will be discussing this adventures at an Author Talk in Orange.

Somerville Lecture: Minerals of Jenolan Caves

Thu October 31 at 7:00 pm

BATHURST. Come along and listen to Ross Pogson, Collection Manager at the Australian Museum, talk about the minerals of Jenolan Caves and his geological and biological contributions.

Skywriters Project Book Launch: Artstate Tamworth

Thu October 31 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TAMWORTH. Inspiring prose and poetry by diverse Australian writers responding to the big sky and wide landscapes of our ‘Inland Astro-Trail’. Including stargazing with Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club (TRAC)

Author Visit – Karly Lane

Tue November 5 at 6:30 pm

GRENFELL. Karly is an Australian author who lives on the mid-north coast of NSW where her parents, grandparents and great grandparents all lived. She has a strong love of rural towns and the communities created in them. Titles such as The wrong Callahan, Someone like you, Six ways to Sunday, Tallowood bound, Gemma’s bluff, North star, Morgan’s law, Bridie’s choice, Second chance town, Poppy’s dilemma and Burnt. Join us to hear from Karly about her new book coming out in…

Mark Filmer Book Launch – Three Steel Teeth – Orange

Thu November 7 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Discover the history of the wide comb shearing dispute with local author Mark Filmer.

Author Talk – John Killick

Fri November 8 at 6:00 pm

BATHURST. In this Q&A-style event, John Killick invites you to ask him anything about his multiple prison stints. He will also discuss his three books that provide a raw insight into what triggered his crimes and his views on rehabilitation and prison reform.

Archie Roach Book Talk – Tell Me Why

Wed November 13 at 6:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Archie Roach in conversation with Annette Gainsford about his new memoir Tell Me Why

Lis Edwards – Wearing the Green: Book Launch

Fri November 15 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ORANGE. Local author Lis Edwards’s book about Orange’s Dalton family entitled Wearing the Green: the Daltons and the Irish Cause

Mark Filmer Book Launch – Three Steel Teeth – Blayney

Mon November 18 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

BLAYNEY. Discover the history of the wide comb shearing dispute with local author Mark Filmer.

Chris Hammer Book Talk – Silver

Wed November 20 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ORANGE. Meet Chris Hammer in conversation at our Library UpLate event where we dim the lights, add refreshments and introduce you to the Library after hours

Bathurst Historical Society Monthly Muster: Gallipoli & Beyond

Thu November 21 at 7:30 pm

BATHURST. View a series of images from the landings on Gallipoli to the desert sands of Egypt, the Sinai and Palestine through several Australian Light Horse trooper's eyes.

ORM Talks: Fearless Flappers

Fri November 22 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. The flappers of the 1920s pursued new freedoms defying convention and occasionally running foul of the law. Join Underworld curator Nerida Campbell for a lively discussion of the Flapper.

ORM Floor Talk: Underworld

Sat November 23 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Descend into Sydney's underworld with exhibition curator Nerida Campbell in this free exhibition floor talk and guided tour of our exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au