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What's On

Welcome to our “What’s On” calendar listing festivals, events, performances, exhibitions, workshops and much more, taking place in the Upper Hunter.  You can search the calendar by interest, town, and upcoming or past events. Once you have made your selection, press the Search button. If you don't make a selection, all upcoming events will display, listed in date order.  

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Upcoming events

03
Mar
2017
Jo White - Sons of the Soil

03 March - 30 April 2017

Michael Reid at Murrurundi

SONS OF THE SOIL celebrates the stories of Jo White's family and friends, in particular the dust-tinged tales of Australia's men of the land.

This body of work captures the allure of farm life, bot ...







04
Mar
2017
Carol Scaramuzzi: Collected Works

04 March - 30 April 2017

Small Forest Wine

Carol Scaramuzzi has worked prolifically since relocating from Sydney to Scone over 8 years ago. Carol finds influence and inspiration through artists Louise Matthiasdottir and Franz Marc and her ...







11
Mar
2017
44th Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, Heth: Norman Hetherington – Artist at war

11 March - 07 May 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Muswellbrook Art Prize: With a prize pool of $70,000 the 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize received a record 710 entries from artists across Australia. Finalists Selection Panel members, Visual Art Cons ...







28
Mar
2017
Navigating Social Media Workshop for Visual Artists

28 March 2017

Dungog Arts Society

Well known Hunter Valley artist Rebecca Rath will be running a workshop at the Dungog Arts Society on Tuesday 28 March for visual artists interested in developing their use of social media. Using ...







28
Mar
2017
Whatever Gets You Through the Night

28 March - 01 April 2017

Atherston Room, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music

Muswellbrook Amateur Theatrical Society Inc presents "Whatever Gets You Through the Night " by Nicky Peelgrane. This is a new Australian comedy about the madness of motherhood. Contains some coar ...







31
Mar
2017
Screening of "A United Kingdom"

31 March 2017

Scone Senior Citizen's Centre

Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A United Kingdom tells the true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana ...







01
Apr
2017
Resin Art Workshop with Naomi Norris

01 April 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

In this full day workshop with Naomi Norris, artist and owner of Brook Gallery, Muswellbrook, workshop participants will learn the techniques and processes used in resin art and create their own r ...







01
Apr
2017
Sandy Hollow Music Festival

01 April 2017

Sandy Hollow Tourist Park

Sandy Hollow Music Festival takes place in Sandy Hollow, in Muswellbrook Shire, on April 1st 2017 from 3pm – midnight. Food and drinks are available on the night, with tickets $80 including free ...







01
Apr
2017
Screening of "Manchester by the Sea "

01 April 2017

James Theatre

Set in the North Shore of Massachusetts, Manchester by the Sea is written and directed by Kenneth Lonergatells, and was awarded this year’s Oscar for Best original screenplay. Rated M. Date: S ...







07
Apr
2017
A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

07 - 09 April 2017

Various venues around Broke

A weekend program of Italian food, wine, festivities and fun hosted throughout Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley.   Dates: (Friday 7), Saturday 8, Sunday 9 April 2017. Venue: Various venues in the ...







07
Apr
2017
Country @ The Con

07 April 2017

Atherston Room, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music

This concert features Troy Kemp and Damien Baguley.   Date: Friday 7 April 2017 Time: 7pm. Venue: Atherston Room, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music. 80 Bridge St, Muswellbrook. Tickets: $ ...







07
Apr
2017
Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music Heritage Tour and Free Lunchtime Concert

07 April 2017

Atherston Room, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music offers a free tour and lunchtime concert on the first Friday of each month. The next tour and concert is: Date: Friday 7 April 2017.  Time: 11.30am for ...







08
Apr
2017
Corroboree

08 April 2017

Weeraman Fields

Wakagetti Indigenous Corporation and Gunni Thakun Cultural Assocaiton presents Corroboree 2017.
For all the details please click on the event image for a flyer. Date: Saturday 8 April 2017
Time: 2p ...







08
Apr
2017
Screening of "Trainspotting 2"

08 April 2017

James Theatre

After 21 years of anticipation, Danny Boyle is back with the “class A” sequel to Trainspotting, reuniting the entire cast from the first film to show us where Renton and his merry band of misf ...







09
Apr
2017
Dialysis in The Country

09 April 2017

Little Paddocks Chapel

Louise Anderson is hosting “Dialysis in The Country”, on Sunday 9 April at Glendon to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia and awareness about chronic kidney disease. There will be an art e ...







11
Apr
2017
Screening of "Young Einstein"

11 April 2017

Aberdeen Sports and Recreation Club

The Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc presents the 1988 musical comedy “ Young Einstein”  written, produced, directed by and starring Yahoo Serious.

( DVD, Colour, 91 min., 1988,  [PG] ) ...







13
Apr
2017
Screening of "Sing"

13 April 2017

James Theatre

This is one for the family. Rated G.

Date: Thursday 13 April 2017

Time: 11am.

Venue: James Theatre, Brown St, Dungog.

Details: http://www.jamestheatre.com.au/







13
Apr
2017
Fairy Poppilina @ Muswellbrook Library

13 April 2017

Upper Hunter Regional Library - Muswellbrook

Fairy Poppilina, the storytelling fairy who “flies into many places to put smiles on little people’s faces”, Fairy Poppilina will ‘touchdown’ in Muswellbrook Library brimming with storie ...







15
Apr
2017
Screening of "Jasper Jones"

15 April 2017

James Theatre

Adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, Jasper Jone ...







18
Apr
2017
"Putting Australia on the Ballet Stage" lecture by Mr Lee Christofis

18 April 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is hosted by Scone ADFAS. For as long as there have been ballet companies in Australia, choreographers have created ballets about this land and its history. This lecture will explore ...







19
Apr
2017
Author Talk with Michelle Morgan

19 April 2017

Upper Hunter Regional Library - Muswellbrook

Michelle Morgan is the author of "Racing the Moon", published by Allen & Unwin in 2014 and released in the UK and USA in 2015. Michelle has also written short plays that have been performed in fe ...







20
Apr
2017
Screening of "Beauty and the Beast "

20 - 25 April 2017

James Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, sta ...







23
Apr
2017
Manga workshops for young people

23 April 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Monthly Manga workshops for young people aged 8-14. Tutor is Jade Goodwin.

Just drop in, no need to book.

Date: Sunday 23 April 2017

Time: 10.30 to 11.30am

Venue: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Cn ...







29
Apr
2017
Painting outside the Square

29 April - 04 May 2017

Burragan Recycling Shop at Singleton Waste Management Facility

Painting outside the Square is a community art project run by local artist Erwin Zehentner as part of the Singleton Festival 2017. Residents of the Singleton local government area were invited to ...







30
Apr
2017
Hooking into the record books

30 April 2017

Singleton Civic Centre

Singleton has successfully applied to contest a Guinness World Record in none other than crocheting. The record attempt will be a huge event for Singleton and is open to everyone of any or little ...







30
Apr
2017
Banney's Baton Banter with Christ Church Camerata

30 April 2017

Sacred Spaces Chapel

The Christ Church Camerata (CCC) is an assembly of local (Newcastle) virtuoso soloists that formed in January 2009. In association with 1233 ABC Newcastle, be part of the live recording with ABC' ...







30
Apr
2017
Aberdeen Quilt Affair

30 April 2017

St Mark's Church hall

Displays, demonstrations and market stalls. Good coffee and great food available.   Date: Sunday 30 April 2017 Time: 10am to 3pm Venues: St Mark's Church Hall, 1-11 Segenhoe Street, Aberde ...







05
May
2017
Scone Arts & Crafts Members Exhibition

05 - 14 May 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

Members of the Scone Arts & Crafts Inc presents this exhibition of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and hand craft items.

Official Opening: Friday 5 May 2017, 6.30pm.

Exhibition open: Friday 5 to Sa ...







06
May
2017
Bulga Beats Festival 2017

06 - 07 May 2017

Bulga Recreational Ground

Bulga Beats is a community event unifying festival experiences with practical learning through workshops, art, movement and theatre.   Date & Time: Saturday 6 May 9am to Sunday 7 May 5pm. Venu ...







06
May
2017
Baerami Bush Dance and Campout

06 - 07 May 2017

Baerami Hall

Baerami Bush Dance and Campout, Upper Hunter Valley – 6/7 May, 2017
 
You are invited to a truly authentic and fun filled bush dance and country weekend in the beautiful Upper Hunter Valley.

Tradi ...







13
May
2017
Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt - Fiddle & Grand Piano

13 May 2017

Sisters of Mercy Convent (Sacred Spaces)

Chris Duncan (Scottish fiddle) & Catherine Strutt (grand piano) are Australia's finest Scottish music duo, ARIA award winners and international performers. Chris and Catherine’s superlative mus ...







14
May
2017
Manga Workshops for Young People

14 May 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Monthly Manga workshops for young people aged 8-14. Tutor is Jade Goodwin. Just drop in, no need to book.

 
Date: Sunday 14 May 2017

Time: 10.30 to 11.30am

Venue: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, C ...







16
May
2017
"Tibet – The Roof of the World" lecture by Miss Zara Fleming

16 May 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS. An introduction to this extraordinary land lying in the heart of Central Asia surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world. We will explore t ...







26
May
2017
Murrurundi Art Prize 2017

26 May - 12 June 2017

Murrurundi RSL Hall

 Total prize pool of $3,050. Seven art sections.   Official Opening: Friday 26 May 2017 at 6.30pm. $10 entry and light supper provided. Venue: RSL Hall, New England Highway, Murrurundi. Exhi ...







03
Jun
2017
Dungog Antiques & Collectables Fair 2017

03 - 04 June 2017

Dungog RSL Club

This very popular antique fair is on again. For a flyer please click here.   Date and time: Saturday 3 June from 10am to 5pm. Sunday 4 June from 10am to 3pm.   Venues: Dungog Memorial RSL ...







20
Aug
2017
Sydney Balalaika Orchestra - "Siberian Adventure"

20 August 2017

Sisters of Mercy Convent (Sacred Spaces)

This internationally-acclaimed Orchestra, under the direction of Victor Serghie, is dedicated to the folk music of Russia. They will perform a 'Siberian Adventure' - an exciting and creative progr ...