Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Events

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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom 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 Culture Maps Central NSW.

A City for Kids, SPARKE Project

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

This joyful art-making and environmental education project was developed with our friends @orangeregionalmuseum and hundreds of school children and their teachers through the SPARKE network of local public primary schools.

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Barbaroi

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Barbaroi is a blend of high octane contemporary circus and exciting physical theatre. It combines daring acrobatics, aerials & phenomenal circus acts set against a pumping soundtrack complimented by finely tuned lighting and special effects. The Barbaroi will leave audiences young and old holding their breath and on the edge of their seat. Welcome to the five star award winning cyberpunk circus showdown that is Barbaroi!

$35
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Barbaroi

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Barbaroi is a blend of high octane contemporary circus and exciting physical theatre. It combines daring acrobatics, aerials & phenomenal circus acts set against a pumping soundtrack complimented by finely tuned lighting and special effects. The Barbaroi will leave audiences young and old holding their breath and on the edge of their seat. Welcome to the five star award winning cyberpunk circus showdown that is Barbaroi!

$6 – $29
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Mondays at the Museum

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Mondays at the Museum is a one-hour, fun-filled, art and craft session designed to engage and inspire 3–5 year-olds and their carers.
Each week we explore a different object in the museum's exhibitions before getting into a craft activity based on what we've discovered.

FREE, please book
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1, 2 BOOKS! – Orange Library

Orange Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

In 1, 2 BOOKS! we read books, sing and play to encourage engagement with language and literacy. 1, 2 BOOKS! builds upon the skills introduced during the Ten Minutes a Day workshops, focusing on older babies, aged 1 and 2 years. We use nursery rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in a fun and interactive way. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both children and adults.

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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.

FREE
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Kids After School Classes

Mudgee Art House Mudgee, NSW

Our Monday after school art classes are the perfect artistic outlet for you’re the little Picasso, Rodin or Pro Hart in your life. Each week/term we introduce your budding artist to a number of different activities and mediums, guaranteeing inspired creations, exposure to a wide range of artistic experiences and a lot of fun and friendships along the way.

Whalebone

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

BMEC, BATHURST. Physical reality turns virtual and back in this family show about what makes us humans, the stories we tell and artificial intelligence knocking at the door.

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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.

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Manga and anime squad

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Held on the third Wednesday of each month, join this fun event and meet fellow enthusiasts. Explore different styles, techniques, and share from your experience.

Free, bookings required
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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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Cowra Library Storytime

Cowra Library 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Storytime at Cowra Library is lots of fun! We read stories, play games and make craft. Storytime sessions are held every Thursday during the school term and cater for children from birth to 6 years, and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour.

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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
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Friday Music for Little Ears – Orange Library

Orange Library 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Music for Little Ears is perfect for children aged 2-5 years. Join Samantha Bartholomeusz from the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a morning of music and dancing at Orange City Library.

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Book Week Event

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Smith & Jones will be launching Book Week on Monday 22 August at 10.30am. The duo will lead a lively session of music, book readings and more! Perfect for pre-schoolers and families!
BRAG exhibiting artist Linda Jackson will be visiting as a special guest on Thursday 25 August at 4pm to read from her children's book 'Rainbow Menagerie'. PLUS she will be leading a fun collage craft activity!

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LEGO Club

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

ORANGE CITY LIBRARY
Roll up, roll up! Step right this way, for a thrilling LEGO club in the library!

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Musical Busking Workshop

River Park, Cowra outside the swimming pool, Cowra, NSW

The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

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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
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Crafternoon

Kandos Library Angus Ave, Kandos, NSW

Come along to an afternoon of various crafting activities.
New and funky, or old school and traditional, each session includes something for everyone. All materials are supplied. Held at Kandos Library on the second Tuesday of each month.

FREE

Trivia night

Grenfell Bowling Club Cross Street, Grenfell, NSW

Trivia night is coming back to the Bowling Club. Come and support the library while having fun. Registration starts at 6pm Trivia starts at 7pm

$10
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The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

Smart Phone SF3 Film Workshop

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

This FREE workshop for 10-18 year-olds will be delivered by SF3 (SmartFone Flickfest, Australia's international film festival) at the Lithgow Transformation Hub. Learn smart device skills to turn you into a creativity powerhouse. SF3 provides training and a platform for budding and emerging young filmmakers to bring their ideas to life, and the potential to have their films seen by a global audience, without the need for lots of fancy equipment or a big budget.

 

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. 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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