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.

Gathering Threads Exhibition

Date: Thu 16 Aug - Sun 30 Sep 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

Gathering Threads Exhibition - Show Event Block

Manning Regional Art Gallery will inspire visitors to explore their own personal responses to fibres and textiles when the 'Gathering Threads' exhibition launches on Thursday 16 August. The exhibit...

Outback / Ocean / Obsession Exhibition

Date: Mon 27 Aug - Fri 28 Sep 2018 Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

Outback / Ocean / Obsession Exhibition - Show Event Block

Works in Encaustic by Ken Robb Location: Hallidays Point Library Exhibition Space Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-12pm NB: Please check with Library staff before tra...

Circus Oz - Model Citizens

Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Circus Oz - Model Citizens - Show Event Block

Celebrating their 40th year, Circus Oz explodes back on stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show. Model  Citizens  seamlessly&nbs...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - 2Bit and Shanteya & Jo

Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 12pm-5:30pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - 2Bit and Shanteya & Jo - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions during the Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  2Bit wil...

Big Book Arvo

Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 2pm-5pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 0408 002 541

Big Book Arvo - Show Event Block

Midcoast Libraries, in association with the Forster Fellas Book Club, will be holding the popular Midcoast Big Book Arvo on 22 September 2018.  This year’s three books will create fertil...

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...

Craven Creek Concerts

Date: Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sep 2018, 2pm Venue: Kingfisher Contact: 0412 498 855

Craven Creek Concerts - Show Event Block

Featuring Mendelssohn’s magnificent Octet in E Flat Major The sounds of Haydn, Bach, Koehne, Strauss, Mendelssohn & others meet the sounds of cows and cockatoos at this unique classical m...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Gypsy Royals and Jake Davey & Jackson James

Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018, 12pm-5:30pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Gypsy Royals and Jake Davey & Jackson James - Show Event Block

Don't miss live & local acoustic sessions during the Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival @ Hamiltons Oyster Bar. Enjoy live music on the deck overlooking Wallis Lake!  Gypsy Ro...

Longview Farm Party

Date: Fri 28 Sep - Mon 1 Oct 2018 Venue: Longview Farm Contact: 0413 508 740

Longview Farm Party - Show Event Block

Longview is an annual event held over the October long weekend. There is a family focus / camping theme encouraged. The entertainment is exceptional:Movies under the starsFire worksLoads of live...

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...

Paint Party

Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 0447 114 796

Paint Party - Show Event Block

Paint, sip & have a great time at Club Forster! We'll have a canvas, paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for you. Our artist will walk you through every step of the way so no experience requi...

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 ...

Live Music @ The Gazebo

Date: Sun 30 Sep 2018, 1pm-5pm Venue: Coomba Aquatic Club Contact: 0438 849 590

Live Music @ The Gazebo - Show Event Block

Only 45km from Forster, and right on the shores of Wallis Lake, it's an afternoon of music! With a huge variety including rock n roll, swing, jazz, motown, country and international styles it's sur...

Julie

Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Julie - Show Event Block

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Bl...

Cohesive - Art Exhibition

Date: Thu 4 Oct - Sun 25 Nov 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

Cohesive - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

Yvette and Peter Hugill’s latest collaboraton sees them combine Yvette’s painting with Peter’s ceramics, producing works that relate in either colour, pattern or style. Yvette has be...

Terror Australis - Art Exhibition

Date: Thu 4 Oct - Sun 25 Nov 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

Terror Australis - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

Terror Australis by Jane Hosking What will we see when we look back on 2018 and beyond in Australia?  How will history portray this country and its people?  A lifelong fascination w...

TOTs Tours

Date: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 11:15am-12pm Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

TOTs Tours - Show Event Block

Do you have pre-school aged children? Join us for TOTs Tours - Exciting and fun art engagement for under 5's with their parents or carers. Under 5's will explore the current exhibition through s...

The Diamonds

Date: Sat 6 Oct 2018, 8pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

The Diamonds - Show Event Block

Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, The Supremes, Donna Summer, The Pointer Sisters, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguliera, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys Hit show ‘The Diamonds’ celebra...

Manning Valley Concert Band - 100 Years of Anzac

Date: Sun 7 Oct 2018, 2pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Manning Valley Concert Band - 100 Years of Anzac - Show Event Block

Join the Manning Valley Concert Band on Sunday, 7th October at 3 pm for our concert, “100 Years of ANZAC”. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, the band wi...

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...

Paint Party

Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018, 6pm Venue: Wynter Tavern Contact: 0447 114 796

Paint Party - Show Event Block

Paint, sip and have a great time with your partner (lover or friend) at the Wynter Tavern. You don't have to be good at art to take their fun class! It's a great experience to explore acrylic paint...

Elands Market

Date: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 10am Venue: Bulga Soldiers Memorial Hall Contact: 02 6550 4588

Elands Market - Show Event Block

This small market will have legendary toasties, hair dresser extraordinaire, cakes made by angels and a wonderful variation of stalls for your perusal including handmade and home grown items, local pr...

Akoostic Festival Pre-Show with James Bennett

Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018, 6:30pm Venue: Bent on Food Contact: 02 6557 0727

Akoostic Festival Pre-Show with James Bennett - Show Event Block

Join us for an intimate preview of this year’s Akoostik Festival featuring one of our faves - James Bennett! Thursday 18th October, 6.30pm at Bent on Food. This award winning café h...

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.  Friday 19 October:DragonThe Swamp StompersMinni...

Akoostic Fringe

Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018, 4pm-8pm Venue: Queen Street Hall Contact: 0409 269 939

Akoostic Fringe - Show Event Block

Chill out, soak up a few hours of fine acoustic music during the big Akoostik weekend, in our small hall venue, seating 80, where the acoustics are so good you barely need a microphone!  Artis...

Les Miserables - Taree Arts Council

Date: Fri 2 - Sun 18 Nov 2018, 2pm & 7:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Les Miserables - Taree Arts Council - Show Event Block

Les Misérables, the most acclaimed and best loved musical in the world, is storming into the MEC in November.  TAC first brought Les Mis to the Manning Entertainment Centre stage 23 years ...

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. ...

Newcastle Permanent Cinema Under The Stars - The Greatest Showman

Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:30pm Venue: Bicentennial Park, Forster Contact: 02 4927 4219

Newcastle Permanent Cinema Under The Stars - The Greatest Showman - Show Event Block

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Forster!  Before the sun sets and the movie gets underway enjoy a great line...

Doug Parkinson

Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Doug Parkinson - Show Event Block

Doug Parkinson with special guest Colleen Hewett When two of Australia’s best known voices; Colleen Hewett and Doug Parkinson, hit the stage at Club Forster on Saturday 10th November it will ...

Elands Market

Date: Sun 11 Oct 2018, 10am Venue: Bulga Soldiers Memorial Hall Contact: 02 6550 4588

Elands Market - Show Event Block

This small market will have legendary toasties, hair dresser extraordinaire, cakes made by angels and a wonderful variation of stalls for your perusal including handmade and home grown items, local pr...

Ocean Photography Experience with Warren Keelan & Russell Ord

Date: Fri 16-Sun 18 Nov 2018 Venue: Mobys Beachside Retreat Contact: 02 6591 0000

Ocean Photography Experience with Warren Keelan & Russell Ord - Show Event Block

Join Tracks Magazine Senior photographer Russell Ord & multi international award winning seascape and ocean photographer Warren Keelan, for a very unique 3-day ocean, textures, surf & lifestyle photog...

Led Zeppelin Experience

Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Led Zeppelin Experience - Show Event Block

Led Zeppelin Experience presents the "Hammer of the Gods" Tour! Direct from Seattle, USA. Rolling Stones magazine credited the band for keeping the Zeppelin spirit alive in a 2012 Collector&rsqu...

La Boheme

Date: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

La Boheme - Show Event Block

From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the...

The Event

Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

The Event - Show Event Block

THE EVENT The Acclaimed Tribute to John Farnham, Olivia Newton John and Anthony Warlow Three of Australia’s most talented singer/ performers join together to recreate The Main Event which ...

King Lear

Date: Tue 27 Nov 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

King Lear - Show Event Block

A National Theatre Live Film King Lear by William Shakespeare ★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph) Broadcast live from Lo...

The Kings of Comedy

Date: Sat 1 Dec 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

The Kings of Comedy - Show Event Block

Don't miss... The Kings of ‘Comedy’ An Englishman, Irishman & Australian comedian go on a cruise.... 'The Kings of Comedy' was born... Performing to a packed Star Lounge! A comedy lcuk...

A Taste of Irish Christmas

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

A Taste of Irish Christmas - Show Event Block

All tickets $39 each ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance tak...

Elands Market

Date: Sun 9 Dec 2018, 10am Venue: Bulga Soldiers Memorial Hall Contact: 02 6550 4588

Elands Market - Show Event Block

This small market will have legendary toasties, hair dresser extraordinaire, cakes made by angels and a wonderful variation of stalls for your perusal including handmade and home grown items, local pr...

The Merry Widow

Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

The Merry Widow - Show Event Block

A Cinema Live Film Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, t...

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Show Event Block

The Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show features all live instruments and vocals with a fantastic band of talented musicians. You will be treated to all the hit songs including Rhiannon, ...

Darren Coggan - Like a Rhinestone Cowboy

Date: Sat 6 Apr 2018, 8pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Darren Coggan - Like a Rhinestone Cowboy - Show Event Block

Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots 'Like A Rhinestone Cowboy', delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal re...

Marina Prior & David Hobson - The 2 of Us

Date: Fri 12 Apr 2019, 7:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Marina Prior & David Hobson - The 2 of Us - Show Event Block

Their 50 date national tour of 2018 has been a huge success, selling out around the country, with such demand from fans, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends, of Musical Theatre & Opera, Marina Pr...

Manning Made Artisans' Fair

Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019, 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...


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