The Joan Holiday Theatre Workshops - The Magic Wand Workshop

Daily (Mon 23 Apr - Tue 24 Apr 2018)
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street,...
Two workshops over two days! Explore prop construction and create stage elements used in performance at artist Tania Rose's hands-on Prop-Making Workshop, followed by a Storytelling with Props workshop with artist Emilia Stubss-Grigoriou where youn...

Fantasy Landscape Sculpture Workshop

Mon 23 Apr 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
5 - 9 yrs. Using plaster, water and paint and all things shiny, students will create a colourful mystical landscape inspired by the artwork of Pip and Pop. Pay by credit card over the phone.

A Celebration of Margo Lewers' 110th Birthday

Mon 23 Apr 2018
Cafe @ Lewers, Penrith Regional Gallery & The...
Enjoy coffee and birthday cake at Cafe @ Lewers for $6 in celebration of Margo Lewers' 110th birthday!

Sensory Concert 3

Mon 23 Apr 2018
Lower Mountains Anglican Parish - 1 Wascoe St, Gle...
Come experience a high quality live classical concert in a more relaxed setting, designed with those with special needs in mind. With our onsite occupational therapist (Josey Sharpe Occupational Therapy) and child psychologist (Jane Wearn, Solutions...

The Joan Holiday Theatre Workshops - Basics of Stage Combat

Mon 23 Apr 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street,...
Karin Kennedy from local stage combat experts Swordplay returns to The Joan with more theatre techniques in stage combat for young artists to sink their teeth into. This full day course provides introductory training in the safety aspects, rules of...

Sydney Dance Company holiday workshops

Daily (Mon 23 Apr - Fri 27 Apr 2018)
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street...
Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 April 2018, 10am to 4pm, 8-11 years Thursday 26 & Friday 27 April 2018, 10am to 4pm, 12-16 years Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops at The Joan Performing Arts Centre provide a fun and focused environment fo...

The Joan Holiday Theatre Workshops - Developing your Voice

Tue 24 Apr 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street,...
Artist Linda Nicholls-Gidley returns to The Joan with more vocal techniques in this full day workshop. Accents for Acting provides students simple systems of vocal practice they can apply to acquiring popular accents for the stage and screen; followed...

School Holidays Kids Plarn Workshop

Tue 24 Apr 2018
The Creative Fringe, Unit 6, 51 York Road, Penrith
Get the kids involved in our Plastic Fantastic Challenge and bring them along to this PLARN workshop. They will learn how to make rolls of Plarn from plastic bags to help our crocheters who are busily making mats. Further information and bookings a...

Artful Animation

Tue 24 Apr 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
9 - 12 yrs. Come along to our specially designed Claymation workshops using our gallery iPads. Participants will develop animation skills whilst exploring the tactile properties of clay. Animations will be emailed to participants. Don't miss out! Pay...

Chasing Lines - An exhibition by Aidan Williams

Daily (Tue 24 Apr - Sun 06 May 2018)
GalleryONE88 Fine Arts 186-188 Katoomba Street Kat...
A word from the artist...The photographs in this exhibition are observations and representations of the emotional, physical & personal investment involved in exploring distinctive objectives. The time I spent with these athletes confirmed to me...

Printmaking with Naomi

Tue 24 Apr 2018
Katoomba Library, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba
Etch an original artwork into foam and create mono prints with paint. 6 - 12 years. All material provided.

ANZAC Day Golf Classic

Wed 25 Apr 2018
Blackheath Golf Club, Brightlands Ave Blackheath
The Rotary Club of Blackheath in conjunction with Blackheath Golf Club 2018 ANZAC DAY GOLF CLASSIC Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Blackheath Golf Club Come join us for golf, breakfast and lunch, auction and Anzac dusk service. HOLE-IN-1 PRIZE - A trip t...

Morning Melodies – ANZACS Forever

Wed 25 Apr 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street...
Starring Toni Stevens, The Starr Sisters, Chris Gable and the Greg Hooper Trio A special tribute to the ANZACs with ANZACs Forever, a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. The Starr Sisters will whisk you back to the 1940s, channeling the sounds of th...

Nerd Alert - ‘Garden Chemistry’

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Waratah Education Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic...
Nerd Alert is all about hands-on Science fun. We’ll make and use fun gadgets, mix up chemical compounds, build and test models, investigate with scientific equipment and experiment with super-cool science! Garden Chemistry: Mix up some chemical potions!...

Fantasy Landscapes Sculpture Workshop

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
7 - 12 yrs. Relaxed workshops for children of all abilities including those who identify as living with a disability. Explore the magical wonderland of Pip and Pop through this sensory art experience. Participants will also create a textured mystica...

School Holidays Intermediate Hair Braiding Workshop

Thu 26 Apr 2018
The Creative Fringe, Unit 6/51 York Rd, Penrith
So you know the basics but want to learn more? Come along to this fun workshop and learn more complex braids. Further information and tickets at the website link.

Free Nature Play @ Buttenshaw Park

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Buttenshaw Park, 409 Great Western Hwy, Springwood
Join us for nature play in the park. Meet the staff of Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre at the park at 9.30am. No reservations required but limited to the first 30 kids to arrive on the day.

Rebecca Waterstone - Near and Far

Every  Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Sun 20 May 2018
Thu 26 Apr
Braemar Gallery 104 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
This exhibition explores place, distance and the powerful presence of mountains, both in Australia (Blue Mountains), and Scotland (Highlands / Isle of Skye). These themes are investigated through distilled imagery and colour fields, sensory materials...

Muddle Heads Sculpture Workshop

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
7 - 11 yrs Get your hands on the soft and squishy materials of clay - that's right, use refined mud to sculpt a strange and quirky face. Pay by credit card over the phone.

Harry Pottery School Holiday Art Workshop

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Art Club Kids Blue Mountains Grose Rd Faulconbrid...
Take part in a full day of Harry Pottery ceramics or an individual workshop. In the morning workshop we will be hand building baby dragons, and after lunch we will make our muggle mugs and wizards wands. Clay work on the day will be fired for you, o...

Metal Urges

Every  Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Sun 20 May 2018
Thu 26 Apr
Braemar Gallery 104 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
Metal Urges highlights the diversity of current practice of contemporary artists who work in metal casting and brings together a circle of National Art School Bronze Founders. Curated by Clara Hali this exhibition features the work of two local artists,...

Paper Tube Animals with Naomi

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Springwood Library, 104 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
Use paper tubes to make a variety of fun animals. 6 - 12 yrs. All materials provided.

Zentangle Drawing Workshop

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
9 - 12 yrs. Spend the morning exploring tone, line and shapes whilst developing your drawing skills. Using pencils and fineliner pens, participants will create their own zentangle creature inspired by the textures found in the gallery.

Creative Memories Free Open Night Event

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Road, Springw...
Come along and see what Creative Memories has to offer which is a range of scrapbooking, card making and paper craft supplies. The first 30 RSVP’s will receive a product gift bag at the event, valued at over $25. What to Expect • See new product releases...

Community Film Screening - 'The Bentley Effect'

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Big Beet Juice & Espresso Bar, Shop 13, Town Centre...
The second in a series of family and environmentally-friendly film screenings hosted by The Wilderness Society's Wilderness West team. The film this time is The Bentley Effect, by Brendan Shoebridge. Filmed over five years, it documents the movemen...

Josephine Wants to Dance A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street...
Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Perfect for young audiences and their families, brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete th...

VARUNA & SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL: 27-30 APRIL

Daily (Fri 27 Apr - Mon 30 Apr 2018)
Katoomba: Varuna the National Writers House, Blue...
Varuna the National Writers’ House is hosting exciting Sydney Writers’ Festival events from 27-30 April in Katoomba, the Blue Mountains, featuring bestselling national and international writers. The festival also gives the community a chance to hone...

Dan Sultan KILLER Solo Tour

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
Dan will strip back to basics - with only his guitar and piano - to reimagine all of his acclaimed album Killer as well as classics from past releases in this intimate, acoustic show. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 or online...

St Albans Folk Festival 2018

Daily (Fri 27 Apr - Sun 29 Apr 2018)
St Albans
It’s a great vibe, very well established and affordable fun festival. Come for the 3 days or just a day. Located near Wisemans Ferry, (just 1 or 2 hours from Sydney, The Central Coast or Newcastle). Four great performance venues clustered around...

Shake Your Tail Feather

Fri 27 Apr 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
Tots and families. In this workshop, children and carers will work together to reinterpret Troy Emery's colourful sculptures to create a zany sculpture of their own using newspapers, sticks, string and feathers. Adults don't pay but must stay.

The Ten Sopranos

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, 106 Macquarie Road, Spring...
Led by acclaimed soprano Penny Pavlakis, this all-female group presents powerful and exhilarating performances with their classic and contemporary repertoire.

Introduction to Permaculture Design

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Lyttleton Stores 1 Badgery Crescent Lawson
In this workshop, you will be learning about permaculture ethics and principles, ecological concepts for site observation, and design methodology. About your Teacher: Manu is a Permaculturalist, small scale food grower and researcher in regenerative...

International Tabletop Day

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Springwood Library, Macquarie Road, Springwood
A Free family day with games and tuition by Katoomba Games Shop - Afternoonified.

Decadance

Sat 28 Apr 2018
The Clarendon Theatre 68 Lurline St, Katoomba
Join us for a night of legendary house music with special Guest DJ James Ingram #4 Jackn House Artist of 2017. Supported by DJ Shimon and a live performance from Tra La la. Early Bird tickets $22 Book online now. Tickets Selling fast.

Meet Grug and Storytime for the Varuna Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Katoomba Library. 30 Parke Street, Katoomba
: A Sydney Writers' Festival event for kids. Come along for this story session and meet Grug in person. Perfect for kids aged 2-6,but fun for fans of all ages.

Meet Emily Rodda - Varuna Sydney Writers’ Festival

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Katoomba Library, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba
A Sydney Writers' Festival event for kids. Meet Emily Rodda in person. Emily's Deltora Quest books cemented her place as one of Australia's most renowned and loved children's fiction authors. This session is a chance for readers to meet the author, ask...

Second Round of the 5x5 Roller Derby Championships

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Katoomba Sports & Aquatics Centre, Catalina Ave,...
The Blue Mountains Roller Derby League (BMRDL) Travel Team – the Free Sisters – will be competing in the Second Round of the 5x5 Roller Derby Championships, on home ground Saturday April 28 at the Katoomba Sports & Aquatics Centre. The now well...

Springwood Foundation Day 2018

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Macquarie Road Springwood
Aston Martinis Salt Bonnie Doon Duo, Macs, Midnight Boogie, Liam Gray, Tall Timbre, Weekend Warriors, LKM Dancers and more... 3 stages full of local talent Over 30 food stores & 100 market stalls and amusement rides 10:30 official opening

Dinner With Tinsae - Pop-up Ethiopian Kitchen

Sat 28 Apr 2018
20 Mile Hollow Cafe 68 Great Western Highway Woodford,...
Join Tinsae for a special evening of Ethiopian food in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Feast on a range of Ethiopian dishes prepared fresh with local ingredients and authentic Ethiopian spices. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite - just click o...

Tohby Riddle Writing Workshop: 'Good Thinking, Good Writing' at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke St, Katoo...
A Sydney Writers' Festival event for kids. A Creative Writing Workshop by acclaimed children's author Tohby Riddle offering playful ways of looking at words and generating ideas, this workshop extends a young writer's approach to the art of writing...

Baby et Lulu

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, 106 Macquarie Road, Spring...
Irresistable, enchanting and sassy: charismatic chanteuse duo Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge and their stellar band celebrate la vie française.

The Buzz on Native Bees

Selected Dates until Sat 28 Jul 2018
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Waratah Education Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic...
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don’t store honey, they are the world’s most efficient flower pollinators. They are beautiful, diverse an...

Travellers Tales: Miriam Lieberman Trio

Sun 29 Apr 2018
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Parke Street,...
Music Hunter, Blue Mountains & Varuna the Writers' House present Travellers Tales: Miriam Lieberman Trio Join us for enchanted tales by a well travelled songstress who crafts a narrative as well as she composes music and song. Miriam has soulful...

Tarella Open Day

Sun 29 Apr 2018
99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls
Tarella, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum in Wentworth Falls will be open from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm on Sunday 29 April 2018. Come along and explore Tarella and see how our ancestors lived in the Mountains. If you...

A Curious High Tea With Catherine Jinks

Sun 29 Apr 2018
20 Mile Hollow Cafe, 68 Great Western Hwy, Woodfor...
Catherine Jinks will be giving a talk based around her book Charlatan. Thomas Guthrie Carr was charged by Eliza Gray with mesmerising her and raping her while she was under his influence. But if mesmerism and Mr Carr were shams, was Eliza really raped?...

Creative Memories Advisor and Friends Scrapbooking Workshop

Sun 29 Apr 2018
Springwood Country Club 84 Hawkesbury Road Springw...
Come along to a day of Scrapbooking and fun. Bring along your own projects to work on. The day will include lucky door prizes, tea and coffee and new products to complete a 2-page layout.

Hidden in Plein View - An exhibition by Heather Dunn

Daily (Tue 10 Apr - Tue 24 Apr 2018)
GalleryONE88 Fine Arts 186-188 Katoomba Street Kat...
Heather Dunn practices art across a range of mediums, but often circles back to textiles. Her art takes a more meditative approach to a theme when using textiles to layer meaning and process to express the ideas that emerge from the enquiry. Currentl...

HSC Workshops

Selected Dates until Wed 27 Jun 2018
Springwood Library, Macquarie Road, Springwood Katoomba...
Free at Springwood and Katoomba Libraries. Limited spaces, bookings essential at any Blue Mountains Library.

Sculpture Otherwise

Daily (Fri 13 Apr - Sun 13 May 2018)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Parke Street Katoom...
Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by the exhibiting artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2018. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging,...

Mindful Families: An introduction to mindfulness

Daily (Fri 13 Apr - Sat 05 May 2018)
Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 33 Hope Stree...
Mindful Families: An introduction to mindfulness is an 8 week course for adults and teenagers. Please note that Registrations close on 6th May 2018 at 1.00am. Is stress and anxiety taking its toll on your family? Come and learn some simple techniques...

Sculpture at Scenic World 2018

Daily (Fri 13 Apr - Sun 13 May 2018)
Scenic World, Cnr Violet Street & Cliff Drive,...
Embrace your inner artist and experience art like never before during Sculpture at Scenic World 2018. Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition which transforms the ancient rainforest...

Autumn Festival at Mayfield

Daily (Sat 14 Apr - Sun 29 Apr 2018)
Mayfield Garden, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon
During the 16 day Autumn Festival the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the Chapel, the...

Autumn Bird Walk & Talk with Carol Probets

Selected Dates until Sat 26 May 2018
Meet in the Wollemi Room, The Blue Mountains Botanic...
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden’s beautiful birds and learn about their habits. Autumn is an exciting time, often bringing surprises as migrating birds pass through the area. Many species move away from...

WilderQuest: Bug Hunt Adventure

Selected Dates until Tue 24 Apr 2018
NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre At the end of...
Get ready to discover some of the planet’s most amazing creatures – bugs! You will be surprised at the many different bugs living right under your feet. Have fun learning all about where they live, what they eat, where they sleep and why they are so...

Bubble Soccer

Daily (Mon 16 Apr - Fri 27 Apr 2018)
Katoomba Sports & Aquatic Centre, Catalina Ave...
Visit the Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre these school holidays and for $8.80 you can join in a game of Bubble Soccer. For the duration of the school holidays, Bubble Soccer will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am through to 2pm...

WilderQuest Tree Painting and Art Day

Selected Dates until Fri 27 Apr 2018
NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre End of Govetts...
Join our Aboriginal Ranger and participate in some tree painting, using natural ochre and your own imagination. You will learn more about the rich language behind some traditional symbols, and have a unique opportunity to get creative and make a natural...

Kids Flix for the School Holidays

Selected Dates until Thu 26 Apr 2018
The Blue Mountains Theatre, 104 Macquarie Street,...
Back by popular demand! Fun, heartwarming and positive kids movies to keep everyone happy these coming school holidays. Tickets are just $7 each and our snack bar will be open with fresh popcorn, drinks and treats for that complete cinema experience....

Winmalee Knitting Group

Monthly on the 4th Wednesday
Wed 23 May 2018
Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Whitecross Road Winm...
Free once a month knitting and crochet group! BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED - ALL WELCOME. Bring your latest project, compare techniques and swap patterns. Everyone is welcome - every fourth Wednesday of the month (Except April 2018 due to Anzac Day on the...

Tumbling Wednesdays @ Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre

Every  Week on Wednesday until Wed 25 Apr 2018
Wed 25 Apr
Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre, Catalina Ave,...
Tumbling sessions these school holidays. Bookings essential.

WilderQuest: Aboriginal Experience at Walls Cave

Selected Dates until Mon 23 Apr 2018
Meet: Carpark at the end of Walls Cave Road, Black...
Cool down this summer with an outing to the magnificent Walls Cave at Blackheath. Journey with our Aboriginal Ranger as we descend down into this hidden cave. Hear stories and legends of this country’s first people, and retrace their steps along this...

Autumn Tots Club

Every  Week on Friday until Fri 25 May 2018
Fri 27 Apr
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest...
Join us for our special weekly tot sized experiences for you and your little one. Each week during autumn we will learn about art through stories, exhibition tours and hands – on art making in the studio. The program will stimulate your child’s imagination...

Mountains of Stories 2018

Selected Dates until Sat 10 Nov 2018
Blue Mountains Libraries
All day writing workshops with professional writers. Age 16+ Book and pay at any library branch - limited places. Katoomba - 21 April & 22 September Springwood - 21 July & 10 November

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