What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 24 October

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BEN WOODHAM at Summerland Sporties from 6.30pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

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


ANDREW G  Margarita Daze @ 1:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

Vanishing Shapes present Beyond the Folk  YAW, Gosford. 7pm. Please click link for details.

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


BEN WOODHAM at Gosford RSL from 11am. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

Charmian & Friends – an Afternoon Concert 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/

On alternate Sunday nights, 6-8pm, Meredith Gilmore presents Sunday Session, Coast FM’s all-local music program, featuring a wide range of tracks from contemporary music artists plus featured artist interviews. Broadcasts on Coast FM 963, Central Coast Community Radio. You can also listen to Coast FM via the TuneIn Radio app or streaming at www.coastfm.org.au Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SundaySessionradioshow



Gosford Art Prize at the Regional Gallery, East Gosford. A hotly contested annual event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. Saturday, 15 September 2018 – 9:00am to Sunday, 18 November 2018 – 5:00pm. For more info, visit https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/council/gosford-art-prize

5 LANDS ART IN THE OPEN 5-31 October. Please click link for details.

Shorethyme Themed Show Closing date for entries is Friday 26th October. (Shorethyme exhibits the work of local artists on a fortnightly rotation. New submissions always welcome.)


Calling for entries for ‘Fab Fakes’ Please click link for details.Total prize money this year is $3,300. Closing date for entries has been extended to 25th October 2018. Fab Fakes will be held again at The Art House, Wyong from the 14th to 30th November 2018.

Toukley & Districts Art Society Upcoming Events 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

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/



INSPIRATIONAL NIGHT OF STREET POETRY COMES TO THE ART HOUSE  The Art House and Musicians Making a Difference MMAD Presents The Street Poets Saturday 20 October 7.30PM Please click link for details.

Poetry Writing Competition

Entries are now open for the first Poetry Writing Competition for the Central Coast Library Service. Pick up a form at your local library or submit your entry online at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/libraries.
Entries close 5pm Wednesday 31 October 2018.

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 the fabled Gosford Hotel, Gosford on the last Wednesday of the month. 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 8 to 10pm. 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

GMS’ SHREK, THE MUSICAL opens this weekend. For more info, visit https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/theatres

WWLT presents “Season’s Greetings” Opens this weekend. Please click link for details.

FLASH FESTIVAL 2018 – AWARD WINNERS Please click link for details.

ENTC’S DRACULA INFORMATION PACK and AUDITION BOOKINGS available now. For more info, visit http://www.entc.com.au/auditions.html

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


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 AIDA from the MET Opera, 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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