Welcome to our BIG 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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Cowra Ballet School Online Term 2

Mon April 20 - Sun May 31

Cowra Ballet School has now moved 100% online with a combination of pre-recorded videos, live classes, challenges and connection calls.

Mondays at the Museum (at home!)

Mon May 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 29 June 2020,

Orange Regional Museum have moved our Mondays at the Museum program online. Each week, download a new hands-on activity inspired by our latest exhibitions. Two are already available, and future activities on skeletons, sharks and cicadas are coming soon.

The Art of Drawing Starts with Seeing – Postponed (Covid-19)

Mon May 25 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 22 June 2020,

BATHURST. An eight week exploration into the Art of Drawing.

Art with Amy

Mon May 25 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Thu 25 June 2020,

Our live classes will continue for now on Facebook every Monday and Thursday, the website has different tutorials as well as a certificate at the end of each one

Ukestra online to Kids

Tue May 26 at 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 23 June 2020,

ONLINE. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits including social, emotional and its great for your brain development. We are a Creative Kids Provider, families are entitled to $100 per school aged student per year to use our music services.

Virtual Ukestra Adult

Wed May 27 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 24 June 2020,

ONLINE. You can play from home on your device, computer, tablet or laptop.You just need an audio and visual, or just audio will do. Learn new songs and play along with professionals.

Drawing The Human Form and Colour – Postponed (Covid-19)

Wed May 27 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 24 June 2020,

BATHURST. An eight week focus on drawing and painting the human form.

Lithgow Varuna Young Writers Studio Workshop Series

Thu May 28 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 28 May 2020,

THE RAINBOW EXPRESS – NOW ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19

Thu May 28 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 28 May 2020,

BATHURST. A series of creative workshops where LGBTIQA+ young folk can meet, make, and share.

EMPOWER Community Choir – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Fri May 29 at 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

BATHURST. A community choir for persons living with a disability.

Rock n Roll Dance Beginner Lessons for Adults – Postponed due to Covid-19

Fri May 29 at 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

PARKES. Learn Authentic 1950's Rock n roll Partner Dance for Adults.

Art Classes for Beginners – Cancelled for the time-being due to Covid-19

Mon June 1 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Mon 7 December 2020,

LEE STREET HALL, KELSO. First Monday each Month (with some exceptions). Classes are structured to allow participants to build skills in using acrylics.

Parkes Dance Co: Ready Set Dance – Cancelled for the time-being due to Covid-19

Wed June 3 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wed 9 December 2020,

An event every month that begins at 5:15 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thu 10 December 2020,

PARKES. WEEKLY. READY SET DANCE in an amazing pre-school dance program designed especially for boys and girls aged 2 to 5 years old. This is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun.

Knit Happens – Paused due to Covid-19

Thu June 4 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

BATHURST. The Knit Happens group meet on the first Thursday of each month between 1pm-3pm at The Neighbourhood Centre.

Orange Art Society – Closed for the moment due to Covid-19

Sat June 6
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Fri 1 January 2021,

ORANGE. Activities Mon-Wed 10am-5pm. Thursday 10am-3pm. Fri-Sat 9am-3pm. We are open most days and have many classes available for those beginners or others who may want to improve or just have a go.

Macramé and Mimosas with Dianna

Sat June 6 at 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

BATHURST. Knot up a luxe macramé plant hanger and enjoy a morning mimosa!

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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.

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