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.

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 ...

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 ...

Junior Art Workshops

Date: Thu 12 - Thu 19 Jul 2018 Venue: Coco's Closet Contact: 0410 577 050

Junior Art Workshops - Show Event Block

July School Holiday Art Workshops .... Thu 12 July - Olive Owl Collage CanvasTue 17 July - Boris Bear CanvasWed 18 July - Stanley Sock Monkey CanvasThu 19 July - Kindness Warrior Workshop Class ...

Taree Open Art Exhibition

Date: Sun 15 Jul - Sun 22 Jul 2018 Venue: Taree High School Contact: 02 6559 3787

Taree Open Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

Organised by Taree Artists - The Art Society of the Manning, this massive exhibition of various mediums of visual artwork will hold its official opening on Saturday July 14 at Taree High School Hall, ...

My Art, Your Heart - Art Exhibition

Date: Thu 19 Jul - Sun 12 Aug 2018 Venue: Gloucester Gallery Contact: 0425 203 877

My Art, Your Heart - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

The artist behind 'My art, your heart' is Tallwoods local, Fred Bullen. Fred started painting nine years ago, creating traditional landscapes on canvas and then moved on to large format boards for ...

Lego Club

Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:30am Venue: Taree Library Contact: 02 6592 5290

Lego Club - Show Event Block

We are excited to launch Lego Club in partnership with Northcott. Bring the kids down to create and build using Lego! Activity runs 10:30am - 12:30pm Bookings essential. Ages 8-14 years. S...

Mondrook Market

Date: Sun 22 Jul 2018, 9am-2pm Venue: Mondrook Hall Contact: mondrookmarket@gmail.com

Mondrook Market - Show Event Block

A seasonal event showcasing local Artisans and Producers! Fresh and localYummy food, coffee, organic gourmet goodiesEco friendly, hand made and moreLive music, visual and performance artWorkshops a...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Covers with the Croziers

Date: Sun 22 Jul 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Covers with the Croziers - 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 Covers with the Croziers will be performi...

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...

The Bar at Buena Vista

Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018, 7:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

The Bar at Buena Vista - Show Event Block

Following a sell-out International smash hit tour, The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music, are set to return to Australian stages, and will once again have patrons dancing in the ais...

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...

Hunter Wind Ensemble Fundraising Concert

Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018, 3pm Venue: St John's Anglican Church, Taree Contact: 02 6551 5067

Hunter Wind Ensemble Fundraising Concert - Show Event Block

Hunter Wind EnsembleFundraising Concert Sunday 29 July3pmSt John's Anglican Church294 Victoria St, Taree These fabulous young musicians from all over the Hunter / Central Coast region return to ...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Bennett Brown

Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Bennett Brown - 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 Bennett Brown will be performing from 3-6...

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 ...

TOTs Tours

Date: Fri 3 Aug 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...

SupercalifragilisticOsteoporosis

Date: Fri 10 & Sat 11 Aug 2018, 6pm Venue: Gloucester Citizens Centre Contact: 02 6558 1772

SupercalifragilisticOsteoporosis - Show Event Block

Dinner theatre returns to Gloucester with this hilarious one-man show starring Gloucester-born Jared Laurie! Bring your friends for this latest dinner cabaret from the talented entertainer Jared who t...

Rat Pack Reloaded

Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 2pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Rat Pack Reloaded - Show Event Block

What do you get when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin meet Robbie Williams, Harry Connick Jnr and Michael Bublé?………Rat Pack Reloaded!   Criticall...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Darren Jack

Date: Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Darren Jack - 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 Darren Jack will be performing from 3-6pm...

INXS and Noiseworks Tribute

Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

 INXS and Noiseworks Tribute - Show Event Block

Returning by popular demand, Live Baby Live! The INXS Tribute Show is Australia’s premier rendition of one of the most iconic bands in Australian history. Live Baby Live! brings together a...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - The Barflys

Date: Sun 19 Aug 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - The Barflys - 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 Barflys will be performing from 3-6pm...

Monkerai B&S Ball

Date: Fri 24 - Sun 26 Aug 2018 Venue: Riverwood Downs, Barrington Tops Contact: http://monkeraispringersball.webs.com/

Monkerai B&S Ball - Show Event Block

Come for the Friday Night Warm Up Party, or just the Saturday Night B&S Ball, it's your choice.   **FRIDAY NIGHT THE WARM UP PARTY 24th AUGUST 2018** (ONLY Available to patrons atten...

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...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Chris Rose

Date: Sun 26 Aug 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Chris Rose - 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 Chris Rose will be performing from 3-6pm....

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Emma Dykes

Date: Sun 2 Sep 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Emma Dykes - 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 Emma Dykes will be performing from 3-6pm....

TOTs Tours

Date: Fri 7 Sep 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...

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...

Mondrook Market

Date: Sun 16 Sep 2018, 9am-2pm Venue: Mondrook Hall Contact: mondrookmarket@gmail.com

Mondrook Market - Show Event Block

A seasonal event showcasing local Artisans and Producers! Fresh and localYummy food, coffee, organic gourmet goodiesEco friendly, hand made and moreLive music, visual and performance artWorkshops a...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.  Friday 19 October:DragonThe Swamp StompersMinni...

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. ...

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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