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.

Ocean Dreaming - Art Exhibition

Date: Thu 31 May - Sun 24 Jun 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

Ocean Dreaming - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

Call it coincidence, call it fate… it so happens the two Andys were both making enquiries about each other’s work at the same time without having ever met. Andy Snelgar was after a timber...

ARTEXPRESS - Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 18 May - Sun 24 Jun 2018 Venue: Manning Regional Art Gallery Contact: 02 6592 5455

ARTEXPRESS - Art Exhibition - Show Event Block

ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions that showcase outstanding works by Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW. The ARTEXPRESS exhibition selected by Manning Re...

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 ...

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

Date: Wed 20 Jun 2018, 7:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival ... Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around...

Pix from the Stix - Annual photography competition

Date: Fri 22 Jun - Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10am-4pm Venue: Gloucester Gallery Contact: 0428 589 294

Pix from the Stix - Annual photography competition - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival, the annual photography competition, 'Pix from the Stix' for 2018 will show a wide range of skills with entries being shown from 22 June to 15 July 2018. The ...

Hurricane Fall Fundraiser Concert

Date: Sat 23 Jun 2018, 8pm-10.30pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Hurricane Fall Fundraiser Concert - Show Event Block

Well known Club Forster staff member, Ian Yule, has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia and in an effort to help support Ian and his family with ongoing medical expenses, Club Forster will be presen...

Music in the Back Paddock - Sweet 'n Swampy

Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

Music in the Back Paddock - Sweet 'n Swampy - Show Event Block

Family friendly music days in the back paddock are a highlight at Great Lakes Paddocks. A day in the country with family and friends kicking back with a picnic listening to live music is a great escap...

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Vena Klymo

Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 3pm-6pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

Live music @ Hamiltons Oysters - Vena Klymo - 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 Vena Klymo will be performing from 3-6pm....

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Date: Wed 27 Jun 2018, 10:30am & 1pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Show Event Block

As part of the Manning Winter Festival ... The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is based on the genius of children’s literature, Eric Carle’s incredible stories that come to life on stage i...

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 ...

Guy Sebastian "Then & Now" Regional Tour

Date: Fri 29 Jun 2018, 7:30-10pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

Guy Sebastian

The Harbour Agency presents Guy Sebastian "Then & Now" Regional Tour with special guest Fatai! This winter, for the first time in two and a half years, Guy Sebastian will be taking his band on ...

TOTs Tours

Date: Fri 6 Jul 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...

Women Like Us

Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

Women Like Us - Show Event Block

WOMEN LIKE US | Saturday 14th July '18 | 8pm show ‘Totally relatable…charismatic female Comedy! Had the crowd in Stitches!’ ...Glamadelaide Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...


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