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.


Meadow Flat Recreation Ground Meadow Flat, NSW

A great day out with live music, food stalls, jumping castle and bar. Tickets are now on sale!
Share with your friends and come and join the party!


Bathurst Panthers 132 Piper Street Bathurst, NSW 2795, Bathurst, NSW

Also on the day there will be a Silent Auction of one of Meryl Kolhoff’s wonderful tea cosies as well as a beautiful cross stitch.  There will be a raffle, demonstrations and a table of odd crafty supplies – make an offer.


Radio Play in a Day

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW

Announcing a fun community activity for both experienced and non-experienced ACTORS. Gather your creative friends and join in the fun: we are calling for 15 voice acting roles and two sound effects makers to, in one day, read, rehearse, perform (using the script), and record a classic play from the 1940s!



Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Rockley, NSW

The Rockley Mill and Stables Museum was built in 1862 and displays the rich history of the
area, with old mill machinery, period clothing on display, old police records and more.

Live & Kicking: Jaffer with support act Twiggy

The Broadway Hotel, Parkes 277 Clarinda St, Parkes, NSW

Dynamic duo Jaffer from Orange consist of the Funk Soul brothers Luke & Zac Ferguson. Luke’s giant hands create a funky fluidity on the bass that can get anyone into a groove whilst Zac’s syncopation keeps it all chugging along. Opening the lunchtime session will be one Parkes favourite local artists Twiggy.



Old Government Cottage Stanley St, Bathurst, NSW

The building known as Old Government Cottage is a rare, intact example, of an early
Bathurst home. This historic building is located at 16 Stanley Street on the western side of
the Macquarie River in the area of the old Government settlement.


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 .

Life Drawing Class

Platform Arts Hub: Blayney Railway Station Blayney Railway Station, Blayney, NSW

Join us for an afternoon of untutored Life Drawing at Platform.

FLOOD SUPPORT FUNDRAISER Live & Kicking: CJ Stranger with support act Eli Stanford (Cowra)

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

UPDATE: This event is raising funds for individuals and businesses impacted in our community by the floods. Tickets are free but donations are being requested at the door – cash or card. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

A unique Australian songsmith carving out a distinctive place in the Australian music landscape with his unique blend of indie rock and alt-country


The Cri Top Bar 104 Main Street, Grenfell

The Cri Top Bar and Paper Daisy Studio are hosting a ‘Wreath Workshop’ on Sunday 27th November 2022, from 2pm onwards.

Live & Kicking: Genni Kane, Montgomery Church, Sarah Humphreys (acoustic sunday reboot)

Club Millthorpe (Millthorpe Bowling Club) Elliott Street, MILLTHORPE, NSW

Loved by audiences and performers alike, acoustic sunday created a respectful listening space to share music from the heart. A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the people who create the music and to hear the stories that inspired their work.


Art Hints, Tips and Techniques

Lee Street Hall. Kelso 7 Lee Street, KELSO, NSW

Come and learn some very useful and fun techniques in this small group setting.


Marramarra Makerspace

Marramarra Makerspace Studio, Parkes Shire council Parkes Library, Bogan St, Parkes, NSW

The Marramarra Makerspace Studio is a flexible STEAM space in the Parkes Shire Library and Cultural Centre.
Free to use for library members the space fosters learning, creativity and opportunities in the areas of STEM and the Arts.


Play with Forbes Town Band

Forbes Town Band Hall 165 Rankin Street (opposite Bernardi's), Forbes, NSW

Can you play an instrument? Are you a bit rusty? Join the band!


Art Workshop

The Little Art Nook 190 Anson Street, Orange, NSW

The Little Art Nook runs Workshops each week on Tuesday and Friday focusing on a new craft each time


Ruby Tuesday – Melissa Etheridge

The Agrestic Grocer, Orange 426 Molong Road, Orange, NSW

The Agrestic Grocer is proud to present Melissa Etheridge performed by Megan Woods. Megan and her band will be performing some of Melissa Etheridge’s best of hits . ‘Like The Way I Do’ , ‘Bring Me Some Water’,’Come To My Window’ and many more.

Lithgow Live & Local Professional Development for Local Musicians

Western Sydney University, Maldhan gurr Ngurr, Lithgow Transformation Hub, Lithgow 154 Mort St, Lithgow, NSW

Whether you're just starting out or looking to level up your career, this professional development session will cover all the essentials for the working musician. Join us for an evening with industry professionals talking about the best ways to grow your career.



Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

A timely biopic of the trailblazing female Māori leader, Dame Whina Cooper, whose extraordinary life saw her break gender boundaries, champion innovation, and fight for the recognition of her own culture, all the while staying true to her heart and...


1, 2 Books at Cowra Library

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Stories, songs and actions for babies and children 0-3 years old in the Children's area at Cowra Library.


Argentine Tango Lessons

Cowra Cowra, NSW

Would you like to learn how to dance the Argentine Tango, come and try a lesson, now every Wednesday at 6.30pm.


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.


Theatre Sports

CWA Hall Bathurst 172 Russell Street, BATHURST, NSW

Theatre Sports are back again this week! Come along to have some fun and make friends.
Every Wednesday evening.


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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