What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 25 April 2018

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BEN WOODHAM at the Elanora Hotel, East Gosford from 7.30pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

JELLYFISH at Wallarah Bay Recreation Club from 9:00pm. For more info, visit http://www.jellyfishband.com.au/gigs.html



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

JELLYFISH at Diggerrs, The Entrance from 8.30pm. For more info, visit http://www.jellyfishband.com.au/gigs.html

Mirrabooka at The Entrance Plaza Waterfront from 11am-3pm. The Central Coast Uke Club will also make a special appearance.

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


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.)

BEN WOODHAM at Breakers Country Club from 1pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

ANDREW G at woy woy leagues club @ 3.30pm. For more info, visit http://www.andrewgodbold.com/gig_guide

AUTUMN DECK SESSIONS at The Rhythm Hut, Gosford from 6pm. For details, vivit http://therhythmhut.com.au/autumn-deck-sessions-bencamden/

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 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).


A CENTRAL VISION annual exhibition celebrating the achievements of high school visual arts students from public Central Coast secondary schools.

  • 24 Mar – 25 Apr 2018
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

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

Shorethyme Best in Show Exhibition 2018 Closing date for entries is Friday 27th April. 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


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/



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 https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/theatre-on-the-coast-segment-april-2018-broadcast-1418-on-coast-fm-963 As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday April 1 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

Uniting Productions’ Juppies present “Rat Race”.  at the Uniting Church Hall, Donnison Street, Gosford from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April. Please click link for more details.

Jopuka Productions presents the WTF Short Play Festival this weekend, plus their Central Coast premiere of the award winning play “Because There Was Fire”. For details, please click on WTF Festival 2018

INFORMATION PACK for WMTC’s “Me and My Girl” available now. AUDITIONS next week. For more info, visit http://www.wmtc.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 a BENEFIT NIGHT FOR CONCERTANTE ENSEMBLE, visit http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/index.html


5 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

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