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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February 2020

NSW Seniors Festival in Cowra

Wed February 12 - Mon February 24
Cowra Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
Most events are free

COWRA. The 2020 NSW Seniors Festival in Cowra kicks off Monday 10 February and runs until Sunday 23 February! Take a look at the program, full of fun activities for our seniors to enjoy. A big thank you to all our local supporters

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ONCE UPON MY LIFE: MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

Wed February 19 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
Free please book

BATHURST LIBRARY. Everyone has a story to tell – what’s yours? Join this introductory workshop to memoir writing where experienced writer and family historian Kerry Chater will guide you through the process of capturing your life story.

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Writers Workshop

Fri February 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duntryleague, Woodward St
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia

ORANGE. Writers are invited to learn from our high achieving workshop facilitators - Tom McIlveen and Caroline Tuohey. Question time will be available.

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

Fri February 21 at 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Parkes Community Hall, Old Parkes Hospital Cnr Coleman and Rose Streets
Parkes, NSW Australia
$20

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

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking and Paper Making

Sat February 22 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on Sat 14 March 2020, at 10:00 am

One event on Sat 16 May 2020, at 10:00 am

Lee Street Hall, 7 Lee Street
KELSO, NSW 2795 Australia
$15

BATHURST. At this workshop you will carve and create a lino print. No experience needed

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In Depth Resin February Workshop

Sat February 29 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orange Orange, NSW 2800 Australia

ORANGE. This 3 hour Workshop will guide you through the processes of creating your own resin and timber artwork

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Paper Beading

Sat February 29 at 10:00 am
Former Evans Shire Council Chambers, 7 Lee Street
Kelso, NSW 2795 Australia

Evans Arts Council Workshop

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Resin Basics February Workshop

Sat February 29 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange Orange, NSW 2800 Australia

ORANGE. Duration: approximately 1 hour

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March 2020

Moorambilla Voices Workshop – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Tue March 3
Trangie Central School Trangie, NSW Australia

TRANGIE. Michelle and the team will be facilitating 84 skills development workshops, covering 60 towns, inviting 134 schools, starting on Monday 2 March to 9 April in remote and regional areas of NW NSW.

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Seniors – Tech Savvy Tuesday

Tue March 3 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oberon Library Oberon, NSW Australia
Free

OBERON. Oberon Library Tech Savvy Seniors 2020

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Silk Painting

Sat March 7 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Former Evans Shire Council Chambers, 7 Lee Street
Kelso, NSW 2795 Australia

KELSO. Evans Arts Council Workshop

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Non-tutored life drawing

Sat March 7 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dairy Creative, Cnr Princes & Bentinck St
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
$30

BATHURST. A relaxed afternoon drawing from the model.

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Random Weaving Workshop

Sun March 8 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
GANG GANG gallery, 206 Main Street
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
$140

GANG GANG GALLERY LITHGOW. The girls from Branching Out are back in 2020 with another great workshop.

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Art Classes -Paused for the moment due to Covid-19

Mon March 9 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Mon 14 December 2020,

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Mon 21 December 2020,

Lee Street Hall, 7 Lee Street
KELSO, NSW 2795 Australia

LEE STREET HALL, KELSO Art Classes are designed to build and enhance current artistic skills. This class is run each month on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays.

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THE RAINBOW EXPRESS – NOW ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19

Thu March 12 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,

Central West Women’s Health Centre, 20 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
FREE

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

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

Fri March 13 at 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Walshaw Hall, 9 Church St,
Bathurst, NSW 2895 Australia
$5

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

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