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

01
Apr
2017
Exhibition by Members of the Muswellbrook & Districts Camera Club

01 April - 26 May 2017

Arts Upper Hunter

Arts Upper Hunter is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Muswellbrook & Districts Camera Club. Exhibiting members include: Nadine Chudyk, Didier Coulston, John Hughes, He ...







05
May
2017
'Curiouser and Curiouser' by Denise Faulkner

05 May - 30 June 2017

Michael Reid at Murrurundi

Continuing on with her “Alice” theme, the artist Denise Faulkner has invited the local wild birds further into her imaginary home. Not only are they selecting cakes and serving tea but they ar ...







12
May
2017
The Lady & The Unicorn by Authur Boyd and Peter Porter, Ebb & Flow by Untethered Fibre Artists

12 May - 02 July 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

The Lady and The Unicorn by is an exhibition showcasing one of the most significant collaborations between artist Arthur Boyd and poet Peter Porter. Official opening of both exhibitions: Friday 1 ...







24
May
2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

24 May 2017

Upper Hunter Regional Library - Muswellbrook

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. http://uhrl.nsw.gov.au/ Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian ...







24
May
2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

24 May 2017

Upper Hunter Regional Library - Denman

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. http://uhrl.nsw.gov.au/ Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian ...







24
May
2017
Picnic in the Park

24 May 2017

Simpson Park

The Upper Hunter Community Services is hosting a fabulous fun day day for the family. Activities include: National Simultaneous Storytime and Aboriginal Dreamtime Story. Please click on event ima ...







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 ...







26
May
2017
Screening of "A Man Called Love"

26 May 2017

Scone Senior Citizen's Centre

Based on the worldwide bestseller by Fredrik Backman. Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. He is an isolated retiree and widower with a short fuse and has given up on life, until a b ...







30
May
2017
Aboriginal Flag Raising

30 May 2017

Simpson Park

Muswellbrook Shire Council Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee invites you to the annual raising of the Aboriginal Flag during National Reconciliation Week. The Aboriginal Reconciliation Committe ...







02
Jun
2017
Free Lunchtime Concert with Aaron Rothemund, Flute & Sheriden Sommerley, Piano

02 June 2017

Atherston Room, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music

The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music offers a free concert on the first Friday of each month.   Date: Friday 2 June 2017 Time: 11.30am. Venue: Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music - Conse ...







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 ...







03
Jun
2017
Screening of "A Dog's Purpose"

03 June 2017

James Theatre

A film for animal lovers of all ages, A Dog’s Purpose, from acclaimed director Lasse Hallström, shares the heart-warming story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence thro ...







06
Jun
2017
A Ramble through the Decorative World of Margaret Preston lecture by Mr Tom Thompson

06 June 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS. Margaret Preston was an influential Australian landscape and still life artist of the early 20th Century. Margaret constantly experimented with a variety ...







10
Jun
2017
Resin Art Workshop with Naomi Norris

10 June 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Free workshop. Learn the techniques and processes used in resin art to create your own resin art pendants. Date: Saturday 10 June 2017. Time: 10am to 5pm. Venue: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Cent ...







10
Jun
2017
Screening of "Snatched"

10 June 2017

James Theatre

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure. Rated: MA15+   Date: Saturday 10 June 2017 Time: 7pm Venue: James Theatre, Brown St, Dungog. More details: http://www.jamesthea ...







12
Jun
2017
Screening of "Their Finest "

12 June 2017

James Theatre

Their Finest is a new World War II drama sparkling with wit, grace, and humour. It stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. Rated: M Date: Monday 12 June 2017 Time: 1pm Venue: James T ...







13
Jun
2017
Screening of "Danny Deckchair"

13 June 2017

Aberdeen Sport and Recreational Club

Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life's next luncheon and movie to be held on Tuesday, 13th June, will be the Australian comedy film "Danny Deckchair" starring  Rhys Ifans and Miranda Otto.     (D ...







17
Jun
2017
Tiny Thread Treasures with Untethered Fibre Artist - Barbara Schey

17 June 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Free workshop. Take a contemporary approach to time tested stitching techniques and create elements which can be used in assemblage work and jewellery. Date: Saturday 17 June 2017. Time: 10am to ...







18
Jun
2017
Screening of "The Country Doctor"

18 June 2017

James Theatre

Jean-Pierre Werner ( François Cluzet) is a kind, no-nonsense, firmly established country doctor, who works gruelling hours and whose role in the community often extends beyond simply overseeing t ...







23
Jun
2017
A Day in the Bush

23 June 2017

Clarence Town School of Arts Hall

The Dungog-Clarence Town CWA will present “A Day In the Bush” featuring award-winning bush poets, musical interludes and renowned country cooking. The Dungog Ukulele Group will perform, with ...







24
Jun
2017
Dungog Masked Ball

24 June 2017

James Theatre

The party of the year. The theme this year is Under The Sea (& back on the beach). Think beach blanket bingo, clownfish, tentacles, deep sea divers, surfers, froth and spume. Prizes for Best Mask ...







25
Jun
2017
Screening of "Zulu"

25 June 2017

James Theatre

Zulu details the epic Battle of Rorke’s Drift in 1879 between outnumbered British soldiers and Zulus in Natal Province, South Africa. Date: Sunday 25 June 2017. Time: 1.30pm for 2pm. Venue: J ...







30
Jun
2017
Folksongs and Fairytales

30 June 2017

Atherston Room, Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music

This concert is by Simone Easthope, soprano and Benjamin Moser, piano. Featuring works by Brahms, Wolf, Britten and Ravel, the mysterious stories of past and imaginary worlds will transport you. T ...







01
Jul
2017
Screening of "The Sense of an Ending"

01 July 2017

James Theatre

Adapted from a brief but emotionally potent 2011 novel by Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending is a new British drama directed by Ritesh Batra and written by Nick Payne about a man who becomes ha ...







04
Jul
2017
Kilipiynpiyn Workshops

04 - 07 July 2017

Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council

Wanaruah NAIDOC will be holding Kilipiynpiyn Workshops  - Contemporary Aboriginal Art & Basketry. There will be 2 weaving and 2 art workshops. Please click event image for a flyer.   Dates: ...







07
Jul
2017
Contemporising the Modern, and Travis De Vries: Lost Tales - Walking with Gods

07 July - 27 August 2017

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Contemporising the Modern showcases 50 photographic works that speak of Australia in the 20th and early 21st centuries collected by Russell Mills and donated to the Murray Art Museum Albury, MAMA ...







11
Jul
2017
Wine Women and Song? Dutch Genre painting by Vermeer and his Contemporaries lecture by Dr Sophie Oosterwijk

11 July 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS. Genre paintings are often described as scenes of everyday life but there is usually more to them than that. The artist frequently left clues to a deeper ...







15
Aug
2017
"Percussion – Use & Abuse" lecture by Mr Nigel Bates

15 August 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS.

From calling ancient armies to battle to signalling the audience to stand for the National Anthem, drums and percussion have been part of history well over ...







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 ...







12
Sep
2017
The Cuisine of Art & the Art of Cuisine lecture by Ms Ghislaine Howard

12 September 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS.

This lecture will be a feast for your eyes and tickle your taste buds. It will feature the art, anecdotes and recipes of artists who loved their food from ...







17
Oct
2017
Romans & Roses – A History of Italian Gardens lecture by Mr James Bolton

17 October 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS.

This lecture explores the development of Italian gardens from Emperor Hadrian’s 1st Century garden at Tivoli to the Renaissance and on to the 20th centur ...







08
Nov
2017
My Artistic Journey – Memory and Landscape lecture by Ms Hanna Kay

08 November 2017

Scone Arts and Crafts Centre

This lecture is presented by Scone ADFAS.

Hanna’s work maps memory and experience, an interest in landscape and the processes of growth and decay. Hanna’s life has been marked by significant jo ...