Grab a seat in the audience for Valentine’s day

LIVE RADIO: James Valentine will bring his Afternoons Tonight! show to Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Friday.
LIVE RADIO: James Valentine will bring his Afternoons Tonight! show to Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Friday.

DIRECT from sell-out seasons in Sydney, ABC Radio host James Valentine will bring his wildly funny stage show to Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Friday.

Afternoons Tonight! features all the hilarity of Valentine’s daily radio program but after dark. And in a theatre.

Expect live versions of such legendary segments as This Is What I Live With, Ex, The New Normal and Petty Crime Stoppers … they’ll all be there. Who knows, maybe he’ll even attempt Nothing.

You’ll laugh, you’ll crack up and you’ll have something to talk about all weekend.

No one looks at the world quite like James Valentine, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it does.

Afternoons Tonight! is a fantastically funny and interactive night at the theatre and a great insight into how this radio show really works.

Tickets are $40/$45 and show starts 8pm. Phone 6333 6161.

Textures Of One

DROP in to the Blayney Community Centre and enjoy a glass of wine while on Friday evening as you mingle and explore a wonderful community exhibition, Textures Of One.

Textures of One has run each year since 2014 with a different motif each year.

The exhibition provides a platform for all artists and crafters from novices and hobbyists right through to established artists to display their work in a professional environment and demonstrate to the wider community the value of aesthetic experiences..

It opens on Friday (6pm-9pm) and continues Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Tickets available at the door: Opening night $10/$5 with children under 10 free; Saturday and Sunday $5/$3, under 10 free.

Phone 0407 058 352 or email

VARIETY FUN: The cast of This 'n' That Follies. Photo: SUPPLIED

VARIETY FUN: The cast of This 'n' That Follies. Photo: SUPPLIED

Variety show

THE fabulous This ‘n’ That Follies variety event at Oberon on Saturday will feature well-known local artists and profits will go toward the publication of Oberon Writers’ Workshop’s anthology and to Tarana Red Cross.

“There will be much frivolity with something for everyone and a touch of the shamrock in honour of St Patrick,” organiser Anne Russell said.

Brian Beesley, Ian Gordon, Jan Lanser, Anne Russell, Alexandra and Rod Tuson will perform and make up The Accidental Ensemble who were responsible for Matinee at the Music Hall.

A sumptuous high tea will be provided by Tarana Red Cross and includes complimentary wine.

It Oberon Community Centre from 2pm. Tickets are $30. Phone Anne Russell on 0429 350 880 or 

Harmony Day

HARMONY Day is a celebration of cultural diversity, a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. 

Bathurst Regional Council is hosting a free Harmony Day event on Saturday in the forecourt of the Bathurst Library and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 10am-noon.

Come along and join the celebration of Australia's cultural diversity. There will be food, entertainment, dance, music and children's activities.

The theme for Harmony Day 2018 is Everyone Belongs and everyone is welcome.

Harvest Festival

THE Bathurst Wholefood Co-op’s Harvest Festival – 10am-1pm on Saturday – is a bustling festival where you can listen to live music and celebrate the Bathurst region’s harvest season with the Wholefood Co-Op.

You can also buy locally grown produce and home-made foods.

It’s on at the Bathurst Wholefood Co-Op, Shop 5 Macquarie Plaza, 49 William Street. Phone 6332 1545.

Art in the Park

DRAW, paint or just relax under the trees during Art in the Park in Machattie Park from 2pm-4pm on Sunday.

The session includes a demonstration and informal instructions will be available on the day.

BYO materials such as pencils, paints, charcoal, paper, canvas ...  whatever you like to get creative with.

If you’d like a chat about materials before the day, phone 0428 311 534.

Lithgow day trip

​IF you feel like taking a trip out of town for a fun-filled day for the whole family, consider a trip to the Lithgow Agricultural Show on Friday and Saturday.

It’s at the Tony Luchetti Showground on Barton Street, Lithgow.

Entry is adult $12, child $6, under 6 free, pensioner $6 and two-day family pass $45 (two adults and two children).

You can find lots more local and regional arts events at