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Events - Festival & Concerts

The Orange Jazz Club

The maroon stripes that detail the façade of the Royal Hotel in Orange, run the length of the building like an incomplete musical stave and coil in a flourish at the corner-breasting bow to form the tops of tremble clefs. Read more

Seniors Film Festival - Young At Heart

In celebration of Seniors Week (17 – 24 March) South West Arts will be touring the Young at Heart Seniors Film Festival. This annual flagship event of NSW Seniors Week is a week-long showcase for film premieres, film classics and social events for seniors, their friends and relatives. Read more

Go Go, Cobargo - The Cobargo Folk Festival

Next week, Cobargo will host to their annual folk festival. A little festival with a big pull, over 200 artists will converge on the Sapphire Coast to perform in the multicultural musical jamboree. Read more

The Necks

Internationally acclaimed jazz trio The Necks will be playing Wed 6 Feb at Byron Bay. Heralded by London’s The Guardian and The Telegraph as extraordinary feats of improvisation hypnosis, eminent British music commentator Richard Williams describes their sound as "the new music I would find it hardest to do without". Read more

Australian Blues Fesitival

Hosted by historic Goulburn, the Australian Blues Festival kicks off on Thursday 7th February for 4 days of music held  held in a variety of venues throughout the CBD. Read more


Cementa_13 is a new biennial contemporary arts festival taking place for the first time in the post-industrial town of Kandos (population. 1300) in February. Read more

Spirit of the Land Festival Lockhart

The Spirit of the Land Festival Lockhart took shape in response to the worst drought in the Shire’s 110 year history and escalating concerns over rural suicide and economic hardship. Read more

Andrew Robson returns to the Central West

Jazz meets classical when Andrew Robson, Australia’s jazz saxophone virtuoso, and his quartet of Paul Cutlan on bass clarinet, James Greening on trombone/pocket trumpet and Brett Hirst on double bass play alongside the Bathurst Chamber Orchestra in their upcoming central west tour to Lithgow, Bathurst and Forbes. Read more

Byron Bay Writers' Festival 2012

Widely regarded as one of Australia's premier literary events, the Byron Bay Writers' Festival will take place this August. It is an event that draws together thousands of literature lovers for three days of intelligent discussion, passionate interaction and fun. Read more

Dungog Film Festival

The Dungog Film Festival celebrates Australian films exclusively in a non-competitive environment increasing the appreciation of Australian screen culture and heritage. Read more

Davidson Brothers tour the South West

South West Music in partnership with South West Arts received Arts NSW funding through the Regional Conservatorium Association, to hold a series of concerts in 2012. Read more