What are you doing this weekend?


Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 27 June

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The 5 Lands Walk is a day-long festival along 10 kms of spectacular coastline from Macmasters Beach to Terrigal and featuring art, entertainment and cultural activities at each of the 5 towns en route. For full details, visit http://www.5landswalk.com.au/

The Royal Hotel Wyong presents Saturday Night Spectacular

The Royal Hotel presents a variety night of stellar talent in Saturday Night Spectacular!
Hosted by Marney McQueen (Priscilla, Hairspray, Dream Lover) and starring leading ladies and gentlemen of musical theatre, cabaret and comedy, expect a variety night like you’ve never seen before.

The Royal Hotel
40-44 Pacific Highway
Wyong NSW 2259
Sat 23 Jun 2018 – 8pm

For more info, visit http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/saturday-night-spectacular



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

BEN WOODHAM at Ettalong Bowling Club from 6pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/


MIRRABOOKA at the 5 Lands Walk, Terrigal from 1pm. For more info, visit https://mirrabookaband.wordpress.com/

Johnny Cash The Concert – Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison at The Art House, Wyong. Please click link for details

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

BEN WOODHAM at Davistown RSL from 6pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

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



The Swings Sets with Neilson Gough. For more info, please click on Hardy’s Bay Club June Events.

BEN WOODHAM at Woy Woy Leagues from 3.30pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/musicbenwoodham/

OPEN MIC at The Tall Timbers, Ourimbah, 3-7pm. For more info, visit https://mirrabookaband.wordpress.com/

THE JUNE 5 LANDS EXPERIENCE FT THE 5 LANDS BAND + SALT & STEEL 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 (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).

Please click link for details.

Shorethyme Annual Abstract Exhibition Entry forms now available, submission due August 3rd. Please click link for details.

Carnervale 2018 Entry forms now available, submission due 28th June. Please click link for details.

Sean Lonergan Schools Project + Lines of Inspiration: Central Coast Potters 50th Anniversary

  • 26 May – 15 Jul 2018
  • Gosford Regional Gallery

In celebration of Reconciliation week in May and NAIDOC week in July we present the 2018 Sean Lonergan Schools Project: an exhibition of collaborative artworks by students from eleven local schools who have worked in conjunction with an Aboriginal mentor artist.

An exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Central Coast Potters Society Inc.(CCPS), the ‘Lines of Inspiration’ exhibition was conceived to celebrate the collective wealth of knowledge and inspiration passed down through 50 years of the CCPS.

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

Toukley & District Art Society Inc. 76th Spring Art Exhibition
25th May to 29th June 2018, Official Opening 6-8 pm Friday 25th May
Featuring new and original artworks showcasing our wonderful Central Coast by our talented local artists.

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/



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 June theatre spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show, you can listen online now at https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/theatre-on-the-coast-june-2018-as-broadcast-on-coast-arts-27518

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday May 27 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

FS Dance and College of Creative Arts presents
Annual Mid-Year Gala Day 2018
24 Jun 2018 Showing at The Art House Theatre
For more info, visit http://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/annual-mid-year-gala-day-2018

Uniting Productions June Staged Reading this 7.30pm Friday at the Uniting Church Hall, Gosford. 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 ART ON SCREEN featuring VAN GOGH, 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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