What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 22 Aug

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ANDREW G at Bay Sports Club @ 8:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

BEN WOODHAM at GWANDALAN BOWLING CLUB from 7pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/


JACK RAYNE 7.30pm. For more info, please click on HARDY’S BAY CLUB EVENTS – AUGUST & SEPTEMBER


ANDREW G at Club Umina @ 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



ANDREW G at Rusty Udder @ 12:30pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

BEN WOODHAM DUO at Kincumber Pub 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

Charmian Gadd & Friends present: The Great Pianist Composers, Robert Knox Hall at 2.30pm. For more info, visit https://centralcoastconservatorium.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/

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 (Alternates with the Coast Arts program, see Art section below for more info.)



Don’t forget to listen to the Coast Arts program on coast fm963 on alternate Sundays from 6 to 8pm  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/ (Alternates with Sunday Session local music program. See Music section above for more info).

Shorethyme Annual Abstract Exhibition Exhibition from August 7th to 18th. Please click link for more info.

The event – which is the first of it’s kind on the Central Coast – runs until 31st August at the Art House in Wyong, and will showcase an Exhibition of Amazing Artwork created by local Artists and Magnificent Masks made by so many of our talented Central Coast school kids, with a beautiful and varied range of Hand-Crafted goods for sale. Please click link for details.


Entries now open for Fab Fakes 2018
Entries for this year’s Fab Fakes are now available to download HERE or from www.tlas.org.au and www.fabfakes.org.au
Total prize money this year is $3,300. Closing date for entries is 12th October 2018
Fab Fakes will be held again at The Art House, Wyong from the 14th to 30th November 2018.

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 click on High Tea in The Forest

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/



Lambing Flat FAW 2018 Writing Competition. Closing date Oct 5th Please click link for details.

Poetry at the Pub Monday Please click link for details.

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



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-august-2018-as-broadcast-on-coast-arts-5818 As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday August 5 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

Central Coast Opera presents “La Boheme”.   SAT 18 AUG – SUN 26 AUG   | LAYCOCK STREET COMMUNITY THEATRE. Please click link for details.

CENTRAL COAST CHILDREN TO PERFORM WITH OPERA AUSTRALIA Children’s Chorus to appear in Madame Butterfly at The Art House Monday 20 August 7:30PM. Please click link for details.

FLASH FESTIVAL PLAYS ANNOUNCED. For details, visit http://www.woywoylt.com/flash-festival-performances/

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 EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: CANALETTO & THE ART OF VENICE, 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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