What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 12 December

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ABOUT THE CENTRAL COAST IS RETIRING Please click link for details.



PARTY AT THE HUT! The Rhythm Hut’s end of year party ft. Tijuana Cartel and The Big Ilch. Please click link for details.

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

BEN WOODHAM DUO at Avoca Bowling Club from 7pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/


Riding the Waves Michael Johnson (resident Harpist at Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens), Evripided Evripidou (Guitarist) & Coastal a Cappella at Erina Batist Church, 3pm. Please click link for details.

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


Phoenix Collective and Central Coast Conservatorium present, Tango Origins & Passion Please click link for details.

BEN WOODHAM DUO at Terrigal Hotel from 2pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

JELLYFISH at Terrigal Crowne Plaza
4:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.jellyfishband.com.au/gigs.html

DECEMBER OPEN MIC at The Rhythm Hut from 6pm. For more info, visit http://therhythmhut.com.au/

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/



Photos from the “Fab Fakes” Art Exhibition 2018 Please click link to view.

Central Coast Potters Society Annual Christmas Exhibition and Sale An exhibition and sale of locally handcrafted ceramics, decorative and functional. Perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends. Exhibition Dates: 30 November to 12 December at the Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford. Open Daily: 9.30am – 4.00pm. For more info, visit https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/recreation/venues-and-facilities/galleries/whats-on


“Waterline” art and sculpture exhibition Waterlines are everywhere to be seen and will be portrayed through sculpture, painting and prints at Republik Café Ettalong from the 7th to the 20th December. This is The Makers Annual Exhibition for the year with 13 members involved. Please click link for details.

“Weekenders” exhibition at Henry Kendall Cottage
Discover the romance and adventure of old fashioned holidays on Brisbane Water. Exhibition runs 1 December 2018 – 28 February 2019
Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum
25-27 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford. Please click link for details.

The Toukley and Districts Art Society 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

Yuley Buist is exhibition her work at The Gnostic Mana Cafe in Woy Woy throughout the month of December. For more info, contact Yuley at yl_buist@yahoo.com.au or the cafe on (02) 4344 1444

Shorethyme Restaurant, Norah Head,  exhibits the work of local artists on a fortnightly rotation. New submissions always welcome. For more information visit http://www.shorethymerestaurant.net.au/ or call 4355 1295

Sculpture Trail tours and High Tea with Emilia Krumm will resume from September at The Forest of Tranquility. For more information please visit http://www.forestoftranquility.com/

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

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 Wyong/Entrance Farmers Markets now at Wyong racecourse 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/



Pen Pushers Creative Writing Group

Join this dynamic creative writing group. Put pen to paper and transform your thoughts into stories. Enquiries: 4350 1540

Location branch, Toukley Library

The Lounge Room Writers Group
Come be apart of the monthly writers group on the first Tuesday of each month. Whether you are just starting out or an accomplished writer this may be the place for you.
For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/mmadloungeroom/events/

Friday Night Poets and the Half-Written Book Club meet at Umina 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Please click link for details.

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 7pm, on the last Wednesday of the month, in the conference room of the Gosford Hotel, corner of Mann and Erina Streets, Gosford. Everyone has the opportunity of presenting during the night and entrance is entirely free, everyone is welcome and a great night is assured! For further information contact Vic Jeffries on 0425252212 or 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

UNITING PRODUCTIONS – Calling all writers! Please click link for details.

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



David Wicks now hosts “Sounds of Musical Theatre” on coast fm963 on alternate Sundays from 6 to 8pm. Tune in to Coast FM 96.3 or listen online at http://www.coastfm.org.au/ Check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sounds-of-Musical-Theatre-272054533608350/ for more info

JOPUKA’S “BOGAN” Between Friday 7 December 2018 7:30 PM and Friday 14 December 2018 8:00 PM, Jopuka’s Factory, 12/13 Pioneer Av, Tuggerah. For more info and to book tickets, visit http://www.jopukaproductions.com.au

WMTC presents Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr Dickens JR Show Dates 7th – 16th December. Please click link for details.

DANCE CONCERT SEASON runs at Laycock Street Theatre and The Art House Wyong  until Sat 22nd December. For more info, visit https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres and http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on

WOY WOY LITTLE THEATRE HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR 2019 SUBSCRIPTION SEASON. For details, visit http://www.woywoylt.com/subscribe-and-save-for-2019/

JOPUKA’S SUMMERFEST 2019 INFO PACK AVAILABE NOW. For more info, visit http://www.jopukaproductions.com.au/

WMTC AND GMS HAVE BOTH ANNOUNCED THEIR 2019 PROGRAMME. For more info, visit http://www.wmtc.com.au/ AND https://www.gosfordmusicalsociety.com/show-season

WDG’s May production is SHAKESPEARE’S “THE TEMPEST”. For more info, visit http://www.wyongdramagroup.com.au/2019-season


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/

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

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


7 Responses to What are you doing this weekend?

  1. Julie Duell says:

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

  2. Always supportive of the events all over the coast thanks Karen so much

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

  4. Kevin Booth says:

    Thank you Karen ! We look forward to your information and appreciate your advertising
    G.M.S activities.
    Kevin Booth.

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