Art & Music

Our cultural spirit flows and heart beats loudest in our events. Art exhibitions, film festivals, concerts, theatre, presentations and performances provide a platform for you to experience our personality. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

ARTEXPRESS - Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 18 May - Sun 24 Jun 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

ARTEXPRESS - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions that showcase outstanding works by Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW. The ARTEXPRESS exhibition selected by Manning Re...

Taree Eisteddfod

Date: Fri 19 May - Sat 16 Jun 2018 Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6552 3776

Taree Eisteddfod - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, The Taree and District Eisteddfod competition and performances are one of the biggest Eisteddfods in the country.  With so much local talent in the region ...

Bucketts Way group of Primary Schools Exhibition

Date: Thur 24 May-Sun 17 Jun 2018, 10am-1pm Venue: Gloucester Gallery Contact: 0425 203 877

Bucketts Way group of Primary Schools Exhibition - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, the Gloucester Gallery is showcasing the youngest artists in the region.  Artworks by the students of the Bucketts Way Primary Schools, ranging from kinder...

Camera to Canvas

Date: Fri 25 May-30 July 2018, 10am-4pm Venue: The Otherside Art Cafe Contact: 0439 496 848

Camera to Canvas - Show Event Block

The Otherside Art Cafe is a relaxing place to have lunch and take in the latest exhibition by Joshua Sgarano which is part of the Manning Winter Festival. "Camera to Canvas" showcases photographer ...

The Tree of Equalitea Unveiling

Date: Fri 25 May 2018, 5pm-8pm Venue: The Otherside Art Cafe Contact: 0439 496 848

The Tree of Equalitea Unveiling - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, this event is a signficant example of "insituyarnbombing" in which a seamless, bespoke variety of the craft is created. The inspiration for this piece by Suz...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Yhan Leal

Date: Fri 25 May 2018, 4pm-7pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Yhan Leal - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Friday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy happy hour bar prices from 4-7pm while Yhan Leal performs live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!...

Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples

Date: Sat 26 May 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples - Show Event Block

KASEY CHAMBERS & The Fireside Disciples | Saturday 26th May @ 8pm Australian country icon Kasey Chambers is excited to announce an extended run of national tour dates in support of the upcoming...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Brendan Twemlow

Date: Sun 27 May 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Brendan Twemlow - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Sunday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  This week Brendan Twemlow will be performing from 3...

Talk to the Animals at Taree Craft Centre

Date: Fri 1-Mon 11 Jun 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm Venue: Taree Craft Centre Contact: 02 6551 5766

Talk to the Animals at Taree Craft Centre - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, Taree Craft Centre presents a fascinating display of handcrafted animals, life-sized and lifelike.  They have been created from upcycled materials, crochet...

Having fun with succulents exhibition

Date: Fri 1-Mon 11 Jun 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm Venue: Taree Craft Cottage Contact: 02 6551 5777

Having fun with succulents exhibition - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, Taree Craft Cottage presents succulents potted in a myriad of planters and captured on creative crafts. "Pot a Plant for PCYC".  We'll be urging our mem...

Manning Winter Festival Official Opening

Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018, 6pm-8pm Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6556 1887

Manning Winter Festival Official Opening - Show Event Block

The talented comedian and performer Andy Saunders is the 2018 Manning Winter Festival Ambassador.  Come to the official opening and presentation of the biennial "Manning Winter Festival Visual an...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Pam Hata

Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018, 4pm-7pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Pam Hata - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Friday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy happy hour bar prices from 4-7pm while Pam Hata performs live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!...

Youth Art Exhibition

Date: Sat 2 & Sun 3 Jun 2018 Venue: Pacific Palms Public School Contact: 0434 678 381

Youth Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

The Youth Art Exhibition, as part of the Pacific Palms Art Festival, is now open to all children aged 5 - 16 years. Artist entry forms available at www.pacificpal-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/art-festival....

Dollys Flat Studio Winter Warming Open weekend

Date: Sat 2 and Sun 3 Jun 2018, 4pm-8pm Venue: Dollys Flat Studio Contact: 0437 869 037

Dollys Flat Studio Winter Warming Open weekend - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, Dollys Flat Studio are demonstrating wood firing ceramics.  See a brilliant spectacle with "white heat" which is extremely hot.  After the firing, enj...

Music in the Back Paddock - Bennett Brown

Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

Music in the Back Paddock - Bennett Brown - Show Event Block

Family friendly music days in the back paddock are a highlight at Great Lakes Paddocks. A day in the country with family and friends kicking back with a picnic listening to live music is a great escap...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - The Grass Cutters

Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - The Grass Cutters - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Sunday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  This week The Grass Cutters will be performing from...

Opening Night of Pacific Palms Art Exhibition and Sale

Date: Fri 8 Jun 2018, 7pm-10pm Venue: Pacific Palms Public School Contact: 0434 678 381

Opening Night of Pacific Palms Art Exhibition and Sale - Show Event Block

The Pacific Palms Art Festival is a long established art show now in its 26th year. It is held every June long weekend. The official opening will be held on Friday 8 June from 7pm - 10pm. All ex...

Mini Festival at Not a Cafe, Wingham

Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018, 9.30am-3pm Venue: Not a Cafe Contact: 0429 964 335

Mini Festival at Not a Cafe, Wingham - Show Event Block

Not a Cafe in Wingham is part of the 2018 Manning Winter Festival with a mini festival on Saturday 9 June.  Local artists and crafts people will be demonstrating their skills including glass blow...

Pacific Palms Art Exhibition and Sale

Date: Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10am-4pm Venue: Pacific Palms Public School Contact: 0434 678 381

Pacific Palms Art Exhibition and Sale - Show Event Block

The Pacific Palms Art Festival is a long established art show now in its 26th year. It is held every June long weekend. The exhibition will be shown on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018, from 10am...

We own the hall

Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018, 5:30pm-10:30pm Venue: Bungwahl Hall Contact: contact@bungwahlhall.com

We own the hall - Show Event Block

We party for a good cause at the Bungwahl Hall. All money raised from WE OWN THE HALL will go toward paying for our 104-year-old stumps to be reconnected with our floor joists. We need $1500 to comple...

Songs in the Key of Motown

Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Songs in the Key of Motown - Show Event Block

SONGS IN THE KEY OF MOTOWN | Saturday 9th June '18 The most outstanding live show in Las Vegas, ‘Songs in the Key of Motown’ returns to our shores for the sixth time in six years. Th...

Manning Made Artisans' Fair

Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018, 9am-3pm Venue: Taree PCYC Contact: 0415 504 026

Manning Made Artisans' Fair - Show Event Block

The Wingham Spinners and Craft Group are organising an artisans' fair as part of the Manning Winter Festival. See spinning and weaving demonstrations and meet the artists. There will be hand made g...

Music in the Back Paddock - Manning Degroot

Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

Music in the Back Paddock - Manning Degroot - Show Event Block

Family friendly music days in the back paddock are a highlight at Great Lakes Paddocks. A day in the country with family and friends kicking back with a picnic listening to live music is a great escap...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Gypsy Royals

Date: Sun 10 Jun 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Gypsy Royals - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Sunday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  This week Gypsy Royals will be performing from 3-6p...

Chisel Revived Barnsey Revisited

Date: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Chisel Revived Barnsey Revisited - Show Event Block

CHISEL REVIVED - BARNSEY REVISITED | Friday 15th June '18 | 8pm Tribute to Jimmy Barnes & Cold Chisel Is Australia’s number one Tribute to the Legends that are Cold Chisel & Jimmy ...

Music in the Back Paddock - Harry's Lookout

Date: Sun 17 Jun 2018, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

Music in the Back Paddock - Harry's Lookout - Show Event Block

Family friendly music days in the back paddock are a highlight at Great Lakes Paddocks. A day in the country with family and friends kicking back with a picnic listening to live music is a great escap...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Jake Davey

Date: Sun 17 Jun 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Jake Davey - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Sunday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  This week Jake Davey will be performing from 3-6pm....

An Afternoon at the Proms

Date: Sun 17 Jun 2018, 2pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

An Afternoon at the Proms - Show Event Block

Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, Australia’s foremost Bagpipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer...

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

Date: Wed 20 Jun 2018, 7:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival ... Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around...

Pix from the Stix - Annual photography competition

Date: Fri 22 Jun - Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10am-4pm Venue: Gloucester Gallery Contact: 0428 589 294

Pix from the Stix - Annual photography competition - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, the annual photography competition, 'Pix from the Stix' for 2018 will show a wide range of skills with entries being shown from 22 June to 15 July 2018. The ...

Music in the Back Paddock - Sweet 'n Swampy

Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

Music in the Back Paddock - Sweet 'n Swampy - Show Event Block

Family friendly music days in the back paddock are a highlight at Great Lakes Paddocks. A day in the country with family and friends kicking back with a picnic listening to live music is a great escap...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Vena Klymo

Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Vena Klymo - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions every Sunday @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  This week Vena Klymo will be performing from 3-6pm....

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Date: Wed 27 Jun 2018, 10:30am & 1pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival ... The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is based on the genius of children’s literature, Eric Carle’s incredible stories that come to life on stage i...

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - Art Exhibition

Date: Thu 28 Jun - Sun 12 Aug 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

For the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and pe...

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Art Exhibition

Date: Thu 28 Jun - Sun 12 Aug 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still based ...

Guy Sebastian "Then & Now" Regional Tour

Date: Fri 29 Jun 2018, 7:30-10pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Guy Sebastian

The Harbour Agency presents Guy Sebastian "Then & Now" Regional Tour with special guest Fatai! This winter, for the first time in two and a half years, Guy Sebastian will be taking his band on ...

Women Like Us

Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Women Like Us - Show Event Block

WOMEN LIKE US | Saturday 14th July '18 | 8pm show ‘Totally relatable…charismatic female Comedy! Had the crowd in Stitches!’ ...Glamadelaide Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan...

Macbeth

Date: Tue 24 Jul 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Macbeth - Show Event Block

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris.  Captured on film from the National Theatre, London. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly f...

Killer Queen Experience

Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Killer Queen Experience - Show Event Block

KILLER QUEEN EXPERIENCE| Friday 27th July '18 | 8.00pm English musical group Queen are one of the world’s most loved and most iconic rock bands. Their legacy spans decades and generations, an...

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018, 10:30am & 1:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine - Show Event Block

What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George's Marvellous Medicine ...

The Sydney Balalaika Orchestra - From Russian With Love

Date: Sat 25 Aug 2018, 7.30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

The Sydney Balalaika Orchestra - From Russian With Love - Show Event Block

Sydney Balalaika Orchestra - From Russia With Love.  Musical Director and Conductor:  Victor Serghie “Such a measure of true Russian joy, delight, sadness, & cheeky slyness&rdqu...

Mark Vincent - Young at Heart

Date: Sun 9 Sep 2018, 2:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Mark Vincent - Young at Heart - Show Event Block

In these series of spectacular concerts, Mark’s repertoire will include Granada, The Impossible Dream, Somewhere,  Young At Heart, On The Street Where You Live, Music Of The Night, Nessun D...

Ian Moss - National Theatre Tour

Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 8pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Ian Moss - National Theatre Tour - Show Event Block

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clar...

Madame Butterfly - Melbourne City Ballet

Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018, 7:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Madame Butterfly - Melbourne City Ballet - Show Event Block

Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo brings to life the tragic opera favourite, Madame Butterfly, featuring Puccini's signature score. Expect gorgeous costumes, impressive new scenery and stunning hai...

Seaside Heritage Quilters 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Date: Sat 29 Sep - Mon 1 Oct 2018 Venue: Holy Name School, Forster Contact: rjvlb@bigpond.com

Seaside Heritage Quilters 30th Anniversary Exhibition - Show Event Block

An exhibition of bed quilts, workshop items, art quilts, raffles and sales table. Morning and Afternoon Tea available. Also a display of memorabilia from members and club archives celebrating ...

In The Mood

Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018, 2pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

In The Mood - Show Event Block

In The Mood, direct from America, is a 1940s theatrical musical revue show presenting a retro look at the life and times of a Great Generation with fabulous singers, hypnotic swing dancers and a Big B...

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

Date: Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct 2018 Venue: Wingham Showground Contact: http://www.akoostik.com.au/

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival  - Show Event Block

The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a three day celebration of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians. Previous festivals have seen performances from James Rey...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

Lakeside Festival - Show Event Block

Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the stunning Wallis Lake. A bar that won't send you broke, good food and you can bring the kids. ...


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