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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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 ...







04
Jun
2017
Beautiful Mechanism Series

04 June - 02 July 2017

Murrurundi Historical Society Exhibition Centre

Engineering excellence has come to Murrurundi in the form of the models from the "Beautiful Mechanism Series" which are part of the Art of Engineering.

Housed in the village's church hall exhibitio ...







04
Jun
2017
“Before Power“

04 June - 02 July 2017

Murrurundi Historical Society Exhibition Centre

This exhibition features life before things got electrified.

The exclusive local collection features the farm-improvised kerosene tin kitchen cupboard and sink along with a range of irons from the ...







30
Jun
2017
NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony

30 June 2017

Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council

The Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council invites you to the annual NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony.   Date: Friday 30 June 2017. Time: 11am to 12pm. Venue: Wanaruah LALC, 19 Maitland St, Muswe ...







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
Denman Farmers & Artisans Markets

01 July 2017

Lions Park

The Denman Farmers & Artisans Market is a predominantly producers only market in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW Australia. Fresh fruit & vegetables, nuts, oils and olives, meat, cheese & dairy, seaf ...







01
Jul
2017
Aberdeen Highland Games

01 July 2017

Jefferson Park

Aberdeen Highland Games have become the town's most spectacular event, drawing thousands of people to the township every year to enjoy the festivities.

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan ...







01
Jul
2017
NAIDOC Week 2017

01 July 2017

Singleton Civic Centre

Welcome to Country, Flag Raising, Barbecue, Jumping Castle, Art Competition Display, Information and Market Stalls, FREE Health Checks, Children’s Activities. Date: Saturday 1 July 2017. Time: ...







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 ...







03
Jul
2017
NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony

03 July 2017

Simpson Park

Wanaruah NAIDOC Committee is hosting a Flag Raising Event. Please click on event image for a flyer. This is a community event where everyone is welcome!!!   Date: Monday 3 July 2017. Time: 11 ...







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: ...







04
Jul
2017
NAIDOC Week 2017

04 July 2017

Upper Hunter Shire Council, Administration Centre

Upper Hunter Shire Council invites you to attend NAIDOC week celebration. Please click on event image for flyer.   Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017. Time: 10am. Venue: Upper Hunter Shire Council Cha ...







07
Jul
2017
Andrew Clermont and the Hillbilly Goats in Concert

07 July 2017

Chicken in the Window

Chameleon feature Muso of The Chicken in the Window Barn gatherings, Andrew Clermont warns it's time to -
Kick yer shoes off, put yer hoe down and hang on to yer britches! Festival favourites, the ...







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 ...







08
Jul
2017
Book Sale

08 July 2017

Upper Hunter Shires Library - Scone

Scone Library will be hosting a book sale and would love to see you there. Books for sale include some great donated and discarded titles including childrens, young adult and adult titles in regul ...







08
Jul
2017
Christmas in July Scone Twilight Markets

08 July 2017

Scone Visitor Information Centre

Markets, music, food, wine and snow. Date: Saturday 8 July 2017. Time: 1pm to 5pm. Venue: Scone Visitor Information Centre, Kelly St, Scone. Details: Please call the Scone Visitor Information ...







10
Jul
2017
Aboriginal Art Workshop for Youth

10 July 2017

Upper Hunter Shires Library - Scone

The Scone Neighbourhood Centre and the Upper Hunter Shires Libraries presents this free workshop. Please click event image for a flyer.   Date and Time: Monday 10 July, 10.30am to 11.30am  - e ...







11
Jul
2017
Screening of "The Fourth Wish"

11 July 2017

Aberdeen Sports and Recreation Club

The next luncheon and movie to be held by the Upper Hunter Museum of Rural  Life will be held on Tuesday, 11th July, when we will present the Australian tearjerker  “THE FOURTH  WISH”  sta ...







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 ...







14
Jul
2017
Chasing Bushrangers - A John Cann Presentation from State Records

14 July 2017

Upper Hunter Regional Library - Muswellbrook

New evidence found at State Archives relating to the inner workings of the hunt for the Frank Gardiner-Ben Hall gang after the Eugowra Rocks holdup, presented as a narrative tale.  The presentati ...







21
Jul
2017
The Coal & Allied 2017 Singleton Art Prize

21 - 25 July 2017

Singleton Civic Centre

 The Coal & Allied 2017 Singleton Art Prize is hosted by Rotary Club of Singleton on the Hunter. From humble beginnings 35 years ago, “The Singleton Art Prize” has matured into one of the la ...







30
Jul
2017
Peek into the Past

30 July 2017

Tocal Homestead

Peek into the Past is when Tocal Homestead comes alive with the sights and sounds (and smells) of yesteryear. It is a wonderful old fashioned day out for all the family. Date: Sunday 30 July 2017 ...







13
Aug
2017
ON STAGE- Songs from Musical Theatre

13 August 2017

Singleton Civic Centre

In it's 40th Anniversary year the Newcastle University choir presents , ON STAGE - Songs From The Musicals Much loved favourites from Porgy & Bess, West Side Story, The King and I, Wicked, The Sou ...







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 ...







26
Aug
2017
Quiltarama

26 - 27 August 2017

Clarence Town School of Arts Hall

Dungog-Clarence Town CWA presents its popular Quiltarama.  Come along and enjoy viewing the amazing quilts and quilted items on display.  Be tempted for a little shopping too by the wonderful s ...







08
Sep
2017
Dungog Arts Society 2017 Art Exhibition

08 - 17 September 2017

Dungog Arts Society

This is the annual exhibition held by the Dungog Arts Society. Wide range of categories. Artworks for sale.   Official Opening: Friday  8th September 2017, 6.30 pm Venue: Dungog Arts Society ...







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 ...







16
Sep
2017
The Ray Boy's Dance

16 September 2017

Wingen School of Arts

This is a fundraiser for the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre. Please click on event image for a flyer. Date: Saturday 16 September 2017. Time: 8pm to 12am. Venue: Abbotsford Hall Trust Comm ...







02
Oct
2017
Bobadil House Spring Markets

02 October 2017

Michael Reid at Murrurundi

The overriding theme for the Bobadil House Spring Market will be quality, quality, quality; handmade; localish goods and produce. Date: Sunday 2 October 2017 Venue: Michael Reid Murrurundi, Boyd ...







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 ...