What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 3rd May

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29th – 30th of April 2017

This traditional Agricultural Show has been held at “Gosford Showgrounds” Showground Rd, Gosford since 1888. Previously run as “Gosford Regional Show” it was considered appropriate, following recent amalgamation of the Gosford & Wyong Councils, that the name “Central Coast Regional Show” be adopted to reflect the changing demographic of the region. The Show Committee of the “Gosford Showground Trust” has proudly conducted this community event over the past 20 years to provide an event that celebrates all the great  aspects of life on the Central Coast. For mre info, visit http://www.centralcoastregionalshow.com.au/




OKA at The Rhythm Hut, supported by Brandon Duff Please click link for details.

Live music at Avoca Beach Pizza & Pasta every Thursday from 7pm. Call 4382 3506 for bookings.

DJEMBEAT casual drum circle held every Thursday in the mud brick kiosk on Kincumba mountain. For details visit http://www.bracketsandjam.com/

Live music every Thursday at Woy Woy Leagues Club from 8 pm





LIVE MUSIC at The Entrance every weekend. For details visit http://www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on


5 Lands April at the Rhythm Hut Please click link for details.

LIVE MUSIC at The Entrance every weekend. For details visit http://www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on

SOUNDS IN THE SUN – local artists at Terrigal Esplanade every Sunday from 11 am.

GOSFORD JAZZ LEAGUE live jazz every Sunday 2 – 5 pm. For details visit http://jazzleague.net/



Don’t forget to listen to the Coast Arts program on coast fm963 on Sundays from 6 to 7pm  to hear news, views and voices from our local arts scene. Tune in to Coast FM 96.3 or listen online at http://www.coastfm.org.au/

April 19 – 30 CO-OP MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION “Then & Now” at Art Studios Gallery, Gosford. For more info, visit http://www.artstudioscooperative.org

TEXTURE 2, 2017 entry forms now available from Art Studios Co-operative. Applications close 5pm Thursday May 11. For details, visit http://www.artstudioscooperative.org/

Emerging 2017

  • 8 Apr – 21 May 2017
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

Emerging 2017 gives young artists, aged between 18 and 30 years of age, from across New South Wales the opportunity to exhibit a series of works or a site-specific installation. For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/what’s-on/exhibition

Celebrating the 2017 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, Brisbane Water Historical Society present “Names Upon a Stone” an exhibition that explores the life of Henry Kendall and how he found true friendship. Exhibition runs 1st March until 31st May.Open: Wed / Sat / Sun 10am until 3pm. Group bookings at other times. Entry: $5 adult,$4 concession,$3 children,$10 family. For more info, please click on Names Upon a Stone Exhibition & Open Day

New exhibition at Hardy’s Bay Art Space Please click link for details. Each month, a new artist will be featured throughout the club following a launch evening where you are invited to meet the artist. All works are on show from 5 – 7 Wednesday to Friday and 12 – 7 weekends. 14 Heath Rd. Hardy’s Bay. http://www.hardysbayclub.com.au/art

The Toukley and Districts Art Society
in our home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre,  Wallarah Road, Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene. On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with porcelain, hand-painted silk, craft work, jewellery, and original cards. All the artwork is by the Society’s local members and are all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in and meet the artists. The Art and Information Gallery, is open daily from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, on Sat & Sun, from 10am to 1pm. We now have a Coffee Shop, located inside the Gallery, so call in and have a browse with a nice cup of coffee or tea, afterwards. The entry is free, a donation is welcome.For more details call the Gallery on 43924666 or visit the website: http://www.toukleyartgallery.com.au

CENTRAL COAST ARTS SOCIETY PAINTOUTS take place every TUESDAY.  For details visit http://www.artcentralcoast.asn.au/paintouts

For an unusual selection of gifts, craft and artwork visit Toowoon Bay Gallery, 179 Bay Road. Enquiries 4332 6023.

GBID are very excited to be partnering in a brand new event for Gosford, the Kibble Markets! This awesome new market will have a variety of stall selling fresh produce and general market stalls. And best of all, you don’t have to give up your weekend to attend! They will be on the 1st Thursday of each month, from 8am until 2pm, starting on Thursday 2 March 2017. For more information about having a stall at the Kibble Markets, please email the market coordinator at uminabeachmarkets@gmail.com .

Central Coast Harvest Markets
Sundays weekly 8am – 1pm
Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi
Central Coast Harvest Market is Central Coast’s (NSW) NEWEST OUTDOOR WEEKLY marketplace. Fresh produce, baked goods, handmade products.
Become a stallholder ccharvestmarket@gmail.com
Find out more at facebook.com/centralcoastharvestmarket

Waterfront Arts & Craft Markets
When: Every Saturday
Where: Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance
Time: 9am – 4pm Contact: 4333 5377
For more details visit http://www.theentrance.org/attractions/markets.html

Ettalong Markets open every weekend and public holidays 9am to 5 pm – for more info visit http://www.ettalongmarkets.com.au/

Peninsula Waterfront Markets 2nd Sunday of every month. See details and flyer in Peninsula Waterfront Art and Produce Markets

The Entrance Farmers Markets on the foreshore 1st and 3rd Saturday each month. For details visit http://www.theentrancefarmersmarket.com.au/

Avoca Beachside Markets on the 4th Sunday of the month. For details please click on AVOCA BEACHSIDE MARKET

Shelly Beach Markets is based on the grounds of the old Entrance High School, now the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus, Shelly Beach (Central Coast, NSW) on the LAST Saturday of the month between 8am-2pm. For more details visit http://shellybeachmarkets.com.au/



For details of upcoming writing awards and competitions, visit http://www.wyongwriters.org/literary-awards-competitions/

Wyong Writers meet at the Wyong RSL in Anzac Avenue on the 4th Saturday of the month from 1:30 pm to approx 4:30 pm. For more info, visit http://www.wyongwriters.org/

Gosford Bush Poets meet at the fabled Gosford Hotel, Gosford on the last Wednesday of the month. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/GosfordBushPoets For further information contact Vic Jeffries on 0425252212 or me mate Peter Mace on 43693561

Do you have a way with words? Join in the new poetry group that’s starting at Kincumber Library. Share your own work, make new friends, and enjoy a cup of tea. For more information, please contact Mavis and Peter Atha on 4368 2780.  For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/libraries/event-detail/2015/09/14/libraries-calendar/poetry-group-at-kincumber-library

Friday Night Poets and the Half-Written Book Club meets at The Clearing at Gnostic Corner – for details click on link.

UNITING PRODUCTIONS are seeking local playwrights. Please click FREE PLAY READINGS OF LOCAL PLAYS for details



If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show this month, you can listen online now at https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/theatre-on-the-coast-segment-april-2017-broadcast-16417 As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday April 16  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.


Friday 28 April Tickets: $33.50

A selection of some of the Central Coast’s best singers, dancers and performers are coming to The Art House to showcase their talents in an unmissable evening of performances. For more info, please click on What’s on at The Art House 2017

Woy Woy Little Theatre’s 2017 season Please click link for details.

WYONG DRAMA GROUP 2017 SEASON Please click link for details.

Wyong Musical Theatre Company have announced their 2017 season. For details, please click on WMTC UPCOMING SHOWS

UNITING PRODUCTIONS CALLING LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS Please click on link for details. Uniting Productions hosts play reading nights on the 4th Friday of every month, starting at 7.30pm. UP is a proud supporter of local playwrights, and loves to showcase their work at these events. Entry is FREE with a gold coin donation for a light supper. For more info, visit http://www.unitingproductions.org.au/

Xtract Drama Academy enrolling now – for details visit http://www.xtract.com.au

Want to join the GMS  Minstrels?? The GMS Minstrels are looking for new members. If you enjoy Singing, moving and the company of like minded members then the Minstrels are for you!! If you are interested please email gosfordmusicalsociety@gmail.com

WMTC’s Encore seeking new members. For more details visit https://www.wmtc.com.au/

For details of Avoca Beach Theatre’s highlights this week, visit http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/index.html

6 Responses to What are you doing this weekend?

  1. Pingback: What are you doing this weekend? | About the Central Coast

  2. Julie Duell says:

    What a great run down and overview of happenings on the Coast.
    A big thank you Karen!

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