What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 21 February 2018

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Gallery Precinct 2259 Love Lanes Festival

  • Date Saturday, 17 Feb, 2018
  • Time 4pm – 10pm
  • Location

The event will be an abundance of colour, sounds and smells of a food market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival encompassing the theme of ‘Love’. Guests and stallholders will celebrate the fantastic food and entertainment from around the region with beautifully designed stalls and dining under the stars precinct created to soak up free live music across multiple stages, roving entertainment, circus precinct and art installations on local buildings. For more info, visit https://www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/events/

La Boheme Auditions

Audition to be in the Central Coast Opera Choir: Adults and teens 12+

45 Mann Street Gosford. 16-Feb-2018 6:30pm Also Friday 23 February 6.30pm. For more info and to register, visit https://centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/concerts/la-boheme




BEN WOODHAM at Gwandalan Bowling Club from 7.30pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/


ANDREW G at avoca beach bowling club @ 7:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

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


CHARMIAN GADD & FRIENDS concert at Robert Knox Hall, Gosford from 2.30pm. For more info, visit https://centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/

ANDREW G at Club Umina from 2.30pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

JAM W/ PAT & NESS 3pm – 6pm. For more info, please click on FEBRUARY EVENTS @ HARDYS BAY CLUB

BEN WOODHAM at Patonga Beach Hotel from 1pm and SIPS North Avoca SC from 6pm. 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

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/

The 5 Lands Walk: Art in the Open – 1st to 28th February 2018

The 5 Lands Art in the Open is an annual outdoor art event as part of the 5 Lands Walk. Then the artists bring works from the day and a work inspired by the day, to the major exhibition at The Art House Wyong where a first second and third prize is decided by the judges. For more info, visit http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/all-events

Shorethyme is now opening its diary for exhibitions in 2018. Please click link for details. See also New Exhibition at Shorethyme extended until the 5th March.

By Popular Demand
Wednesday 7th – 28th February 2018
Reception Saturday 10th 5pm-6:30pm  All welcome to attend.
Featuring selected artists from the Small Works Art Prize.
Cat Soper, Skye Mescall, Terry Baker, Gillian Perrett & Jo Waite (2017 Winner)


Brisbane Water Historical Society’s upcoming temporary exhibition is a charming collection of photographic images on loan from the Local History Collection of Central Coast Council. The images are from the Les Allen collection that captured many star studded performances and social highlights of the Gosford Leagues Club back in the 60’s and 70’s. Runs until 28th February 2018. For more information, please click on ‘SING SING SING EXHIBITION

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

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/



Poetry at the Pub Monday Please click link for details.

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 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

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



 If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show this month, you can listen online now at http://bit.ly/TheatreontheCoast-forFebruary2018
Presented by Gosford Musical Society

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • 8 Feb – 17 Feb 2018
  • The Don Craig Room
  • Phone: 4323 3233

For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres/what’s-on

 Subscriptions are now open for WWLT’s 2018 season Please click links for details.

WWLT’s Flash Festival 2018 Please click links for details.


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, including Judith Nijland live on stage, visit http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/index.html


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

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