What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 29 November

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Christmas at The Entrance

Friday 24th November- Saturday 23rd December 2017

Begins with the lighting of the tree and includes Santa’s magic garden – open daily, and live entertainment every weekend. For more info, visit http://www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on/events


Best of The Lounge Room + Accessibility Launch

You’re invited to come and CELEBRATE the end of year with The Lounge Room Crew, while enjoying a mashup of all your favourite Lounge Room events all in one night. NOVEMBER 25, 6pm, $10. Please click link for details.




Tim Rogers @ 8pm, For details, please click on NOVEMBER EVENTS @ HARDYS BAY CLUB

ANDREW G at gwandalan bowling club @ 7:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

BEN WOODHAM at The Rusty Udder, Wyong from 6.30pm. 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

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

JELLYFISH at Diggers @ The Entrance, 8:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.jellyfishband.com.au/gigs.html

Soloists concert in Wamberal. For more info, please click on UPCOMING CONCERTS AT ARTISTS CENTRAL

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


ANDREW G at The Sunken Monkey Hotel, Erina @ 1:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

Deck Sessions – The Royal River Rats, 3-6pm For details, please click on NOVEMBER EVENTS @ HARDYS BAY CLUB

The 5 Lands Experience ft. The 5 Lands Band and Epizo Bangoura. For details, please click on Feel the Rhythm at the Hut with Bangoura

Mirrabooka Hosting Open Mic – Tall Timbers Please click link for details.

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


GOSFORD JAZZ LEAGUE live jazz every Sunday 2 – 5 pm. For details visit http://jazzleague.net/
SOUNDS IN THE SUN – local artists at Terrigal Esplanade every Sunday from 11 am.



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/

Tuggerah Lakes Art Society Presents
Art Exhibition: Fab Fakes 2017

The ‘FAB FAKES’ exhibition is an initiative of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society Inc and proudly supported by the Central Coast Council. ‘Fab Fakes’ are recreated masterpieces of paintings by famous artists. The exhibition will be held in The Art House– Wyong, from November 15-25, 2017 and will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, weekdays plus viewing in the evening during the day and weekends in conjunction with the Wyong Drama Group – Coast Theatre Company’s production of “Allo Allo”. For more information, visit http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/art-exhibition-fab-fakes and to view a selection of photos taken at the exhibition, please click on “FAB FAKES” ART EXHIBITION 2017

The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested annual event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes.

  • 23 Sep – 26 Nov 2017
  • Gosford Regional Gallery
  • Phone: 4304 7550

For more info, visit http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/

Print Exchange at The Makers Studio Deadline extended to 30 November. Please click link for details.

SHORETHYME EXHIBITION – this year’s theme is MEMORIES Exhibition Tuesday 14th to Sunday 26th November. Please click link for more info. Shorethyme Restaurant, Norah Head exhibits the work of local artists on a fortnightly rotation. For details, visit http://www.shorethymerestaurant.net.au/art-gallery/

HARDY’S BAY CLUB exhibits the work of local artists. Each month, a new artist is 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 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/



A brand new book from Jill Mather  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

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

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 https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/coast-arts-theatre-segment-november-2017-as-broadcast-121117 As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday November 12,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

A Night For Alf – Uniting Productions Special Event commemorating and featuring the works of Alf Taylor. This Friday at the Uniting Church Hall, Gosford. Please click link for details.

WYONG DRAMA GROUP presents “‘Allo ‘Allo” at The Art House Closes this weekend. Please click link for details.

from Nate Butler’s Studio’s Full-time Musical Theatre Diploma’s students. November 23 – 25, 2017      ~    The Art House, Wyong. For details, please click on THEATRICAL DIPLOMAS PLAY WITH A NEW BRAIN

Auditions for all WWLT 2018 plays will be held on the 22 – 29 November 2017. An Information night is scheduled at The Peninsula Theatre on Monday 20 November at 7:00 pm. For details, please click on Auditions for WWLT 2018 Shows

Subscriptions are now open for WWLT’s 2018 season Please click link 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 live entertainment from OPERAVITA, and a SPECIAL DOCTOR WHO EVENT: the BBC’s new regeneration of the lost Tom Baker story, “Shada”,  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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