What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 27 September

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CENTRAL COAST UKULELE FESTIVAL 2017 from 21st-24th September at The Entrance. Please click link for details.

PEARL BEACH FOOD AND WINE FAIR this Saturday at Pearl Beach Memorial Hall. For details, please click on PEARL BEACH UPCOMING EVENTS

Dads Day Out

  • Date Sunday, 24 Sep, 2017
  • Time 10am – 2pm
  • Location Lake Munmorah Reserve, Colongra Bay Rd Wyong

The day celebrates the important role Men play in the life’s of their children and families. Come and join us for a fun family day with Roaming Puppets, Face Painting, Drumming, Fishing, Spray Tattoos, Plaster Painting, Outdoor games, The Fun Engine, Giant Connect 4, Tug of war plus much more. Free BBQ and $1 cold drinks available. For more info, visit https://www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/events/






DJEMBEAT casual drum circle held every Thursday in the mud brick kiosk on Kincumba mountain. For details visit http://www.bracketsandjam.com/

Live music every Thursday at Woy Woy Leagues Club from 8 pm


BEN WOODHAM at Mingara from 7.30pm. For more info, visithttps://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/



TRACEY MCNEIL & THE GOOD LIFE  @ 7:30pm. For more info, please click on SEPTEMBER EVENTS @ HARDYS BAY CLUB

BEN WOODHAM at Sportsfest Bateau Bay from 3pm. For more info, visithttps://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

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


Deck Sessions – Charlie & Jensen @ 2pm – 5pm For more info, please click on SEPTEMBER EVENTS @ HARDYS BAY CLUB

The 5 Lands Experience ft. The Midnight Movers. For details, please click on Dancing Under the Moon Light

Afro Brazilian Jazz Moods: Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz at Robert Knox Hall, Central Coast Conservatorium, 45 Mann St Gosford from 2.30pm. For more info, visit http://centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/

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/

Calling for entries for ‘Fab Fakes’

The highly popular FAB FAKES Art Exhibition is once again calling for submissions from eager artists from across NSW and the ACT, with prizes of $3,000. For first and $1000 runner up. Closing date for entries is October 6th, 2017. Please click link for details.

“Coastal Elements” exhibition from The Makers Studio Coastal Elements will be open for public viewing from 5th September to 15th October . 15 members of The Makers Studio Inc present prints, paintings, textiles and sculptures which reflect their interpretation of Coastal Elements at Kooindah Waters, Wyong. Open 7 days a week during business hours for viewing and sales. Please click link for more info.

ART STUDIOS 4th ANNUAL SMALL WORKS ART PRIZE NOV 1 – 19, 2017 This year’s theme is: “CELEBRATE the CENTRAL COAST”. DEADLINE for entry forms is Friday, October 27 at 4pm. Please click link for details.

Join Art Studios Co-op now as a studio member or general member or book a 2 week exhibition for $500 for 2018. Deadline for expressions of interest for membership or exhibiting in 2018 is September 30, 2017. For more info, visit http://www.artstudioscooperative.org/

SHORETHYME EXHIBITION – this year’s theme is MEMORIES Closing date for entries is Friday 10th November. Shorethyme Restaurant exhibits the work of local artists on a fortnightly rotation.

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


ROBERT DOYLE MEMORIAL COMPETITION 29th September to 26th October

Criteria – Australian Bush Scenes

Entries to be delivered to Toukley Art Gallery on Friday 29th September between 2pm and 3pm.

First prize $200.  Prize presentation – you are invited to an afternoon tea at the gallery on Sunday 30th September at 2pm.

Entry fee $5.00.

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/theatre-on-the-coast-segment-september-2017-as-broadcast-on-coast-arts-3917

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday September 3,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.


Wyong Musical Theatre Company Inc. is proud to present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Opens this weekend. Please click link for details.

Woy Woy Little Theatre’s 2017 season
Please click link for details.

WYONG DRAMA GROUP 2017 SEASON Please click link for details.

Wyong Musical Theatre Company have announced their 2017 season. For details, please click on WMTC UPCOMING SHOWS

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/

Xtract Drama Academy enrolling now – for details visit http://www.xtract.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

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

For details of Avoca Beach Theatre’s highlights this week, including a 50th anniversary showing of The Graduate, 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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