What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 28th June

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5 Lands Walk 2017

On 24 June 2017 celebrate the 12th 5 Lands Walk. A gift from the communities of the Central Coast, the 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival along 10 kms of spectacular coastline. For more information visit http://www.5landswalk.com.au/

MUSIC PRO OPEN DAY Saturday June 24th, Wyong. Includes free concert, open mic competition, indigenous art exhibition and more. Please click link for details.




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


BEN WOODHAM at ETTALONG BOWLING CLUB from 7.30pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/


ANDREW G at Budgewoi Soccer Club @ 6:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

BEN WOODHAM at Kincumber Pub from 7pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

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


The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra at Laycock from 2pm. For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres

Symphony Central Coast’s Spirit Unleashed concert. For more info, please click on COMPETITION WINNER TAKES CENTRE STAGE

The 5 Lands Experience: ft. The 5 Lands Band and Tall Hearts. For details, please click on Get Your Heart Pumping at The Rhythm Hut

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/

Central Coast Council Presents Photography Exhibition: Exposure
at The Art House, Wyong until 25 June Exposure is the Central Coast’s annual, acquisitive prize and public exhibition. The competition aims to promote the art of photography and to showcase still-based works. Amateur and emerging photographers are invited to enter and the competition is open nationally. Cash prizes are awarded to the most outstanding images with a pool totaling $4400. For more info, visit http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/all-events


  • 16 Jun – 25 Jun 2017
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

This exhibition includes works from a group of Central Coast artists featuring: paintings, ceramics, photography and functional glassware. For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/event-detail/2017/06/16/galleries-calendar/solstice

Fab Fake – Entries Now Open Please click link for details.
News, entry forms, terms & conditions can be obtained from the new Fab Fakes website. A short history of the Fab Fakes is also included.
The site will be continually updated as the deadline for entries (6th Oct 2017) nears.

Shorethyme Annual Abstract Art Exhibition. Closing date for entries, 7th July. Please click link for details.

Sean Lonergan Schools Project

  • 27 May – 16 Jul 2017
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

An exhibition of collaborative works created by local schools under the guidance of a local Aboriginal artist.For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/event-detail/2017/05/27/galleries-calendar/sean-lonergan-schools-project

EXHIBITION – ‘RED WOOLLEN PETTICOAT’ Brisbane Water Historical Society proudly presents it’s latest Exhibition, ‘Red Woollen Petticoat’ and other delicate pieces usually kept under wraps! Not often seen glimpses from the costume archive make an appearance with local stories about those people who helped weave the very fabric of cultural life in the early days of the Gosford region. Exhibition on display from 1st June until 30th August 2017. Please click link for details.

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

74th Bi Annual Art Exhibition at Toukley Art Gallery, Gorokan 26th May – 25th June. Please click link for details. 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-june-2017-broadcast-on-coast-arts-4617 As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday June 4  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

June Playreading
Friday 23 June 7.30pm
Uniting Church Hall,
Donnison Street Gosford.
For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/181962771836403/

Theatresports® at 5 Lands Walk On Saturday 24th of June some of the team from Theatresports® Central Coast will be performing at Avoca Beach as part of Ephemera Happynings. Please click linkk for details.

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, including ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD starring Daniel Radcliffe, from National Theatre Live, visit http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/index.html

8 Responses to What are you doing this weekend?

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

  2. Thank you, Debbi, yes I had a nice quiet Christmas and New Year, spent with friends.

  3. Julie Duell says:

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

  4. Hi Ron, yes I think so. I’m certainly promoting it already, and have been for a while. Here’s the most recent post: https://aboutthecentralcoast.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/wdg-presents-noises-off-at-the-art-house/

  5. Done 🙂 Thanks for the feedback, Mal.

  6. Alan Moore says:

    Twice tried to open the “for more info” link to “Carmen” but to no avail?????

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