Illustrated: Playing with Paint: Focus on Colour with Lindena Robb 27th February 2021
COVID-19: Please note that due to Public Health Order restrictions event details may change at short notice. Please check directly with the event via their website, social media or directly with the organiser for updates.Wednesday evenings
3 Feb – 24 Mar 2021
Exploring drawing with Pam Vaughan
Blackheath Art Society, 139a Station Street, Blackheath. This 8 week workshop offers a great opportunity to expand and develop your drawing skills as well as to work on a project of your choice. Suitable for all levels of experience. Time: 6pm-9pm. Fee: $280/$360 (discount applies for BAS members). Book online at www.blackheathart.com/forms. Closing date for registrations: Friday 22 January 2021. Enquiries: email@example.com or contact Constance Ellwood on 0418226173
Fri 5 Feb 2021
Gigs On Govetts
Meteor Infant / Liam Keenan & Band (Sydney / Wollongong) in Concert
Blackheath Bar & Bistro, 35-41 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. Meteor Infant is the project of South Coast-based singer-songwriter Liam Keenan. 2019 saw the release of the album “United in His Physical Scar,” which drew upon Keenan’s Indigenous identity and experiences growing up in regional Australia. The music is folk rock in the style of Fleet Foxes and the English folk of the 60s/70s. This will be their debut Blue Mountains performance. Time: Show starts 8pm. FREE Entry. Bookings are highly recommended. Call 02 4787 5787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table. https://fusionboutique.com.au/
Fri 12 – Sun 14 Feb 2021
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba Street, Katoomba. It may be on the other side of the world from Hawaii, but for 3 days each year Katoomba transforms into the Ukulele capital of the world during the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival. There’s wonderful shows, Hawaiian shirts galore and many happy visitors. The fun starts on Friday night with a Dinner and Show at the Carrington Hotel. All are welcome to book in and enjoy the fun!
See Facebook for updates on ticket details:
Wednesdays – 5 week term
17 Feb – 18 Mar 2021
KIDS CRE8: Art After School
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba. Exercise your kids inquisitive minds and unlock creative problem solving skills in our KIDS CRE8 art workshops, designed to nourish creativity in a fun and relaxed space. Each workshop will encourage kids to follow a creative process to develop their own, unique style across a range of art materials. Kids will learn about designers and artists as well as visit the gallery to take inspiration from current exhibitions. Ages 8-12 years. Time: Wednesday – 5 week term, 3.30pm – 5pm. Entry: $125 ($120 Insight Members). Creative Kids Vouchers accepted. Bookings essential at reception or on 4780 5410. Please note that social distancing and hygiene measures will be implemented. http://bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au/public_programs/kids-cre8-art-school/
Sat 20 – Sun 21 Feb 2021
Life drawing to Life painting with Anthony Cahill
Blackheath Art Society, 139a Station Street, Blackheath. In this two-day workshop you will use acrylics and other media to work between realism and abstraction to explore contemporary painting approaches, using a model. Time: 10am – 4pm. Fee: $170/$210 (discount applies for BAS members). Book online at www.blackheathart.com/forms. Closing date for registrations: Friday 12 February 2021. Enquiries: email@example.com or contact Constance Ellwood on 0418226173
Fri 26 Feb 2021
Gigs On Govetts
Dave Wells (Hunter Valley) in Concert
Blackheath Bar & Bistro, 35-41 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. Those that have witnessed a Dave Wells performance are privy to the beguiling power of this most rare of musicians. Few songwriters conjure the emotive force of this songwriter, whose command of both voice and guitar captivates to the point of transcendency. On his new seven-track release, due mid-2021, Wells captures the arresting simplicity of his voice and guitar. In February 2021, Wells will embark on his first post-COVID headline tour, taking this mostly unheard set of songs on the road for a series of solo and full-band shows. Time: Show starts 8pm. FREE Entry. Bookings are highly recommended. Call 02 4787 5787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table. https://fusionboutique.com.au/
Sat 27 Feb 2021
Playing with Paint: Focus on Colour with Lindena Robb
Blackheath Art Society, 139a Station Street, Blackheath. This is Day 1 of a four part series held the last Saturday of the month. You can do as many in the series as you like. In this one-day workshop you will Time: 10am – 4pm. Fee: $70/$90 (discount applies for BAS members). Book online at www.blackheathart.com/forms. Closing date for registrations: Friday 19 February 2021. Enquiries: email@example.com or contact Constance Ellwood on 0418226173
Sun 28 Feb 2021
Open Day at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
17B Tusculum Road, Valley Heights. Enjoy the Museum’s great experiences and activities – climb on engines and carriages showcasing over 100 years of railway history across the Mountains. Take a 10 minute heritage train ride in an 1890 carriage* and even grab a hot or cold drink and ice cream from the shop. Don’t forget to browse for a unique souvenir or gift! *Please note that the steam rides are subject to operational restrictions. Time: Pre-booked tickets only (online or phone). Two sessions available 10am or 1.30pm. Entry: See website for ticketing details. P: 0414 764 178 valleyheightsrailmuseum.info
Regular Happenings and Open Days
For the market enthusiast, every weekend in the Blue Mountains offers a different market to explore. Everything from organic foods, local art and craft to collectibles and clothes, there is a treasure to find for every avid market explorer. Ask for the Markets List at the Blue Mountains Visitor Information Centres.
Open limited capacity.
Pre-booked train rides only: 7 Feb 2021
Grahame Street, Blaxland. Please note the picnic areas and canteen are closed due to the distancing restrictions Please check our Facebook page for updates, particularly as restrictions ease:
Pre-booked tickets only. Please check the website for details.
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum Open Days
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Tusculum Rd, Valley Heights. Pre-booked tickets only (online or phone). P: 0414 764 178 valleyheightsrailmuseum.info
Open Thursday to Sunday
Braemar House & Gallery
Braemar House, 104 Macquarie Road, Springwood. Showcasing changing exhibitions of various mediums from both emerging and established artists work in one of Springwood’s most historic buildings. Time: 10am – 4pm. FREE Admission.
Please check the Library website for updates on opening hours and programs.
Blue Mountains Libraries
There are currently no live events running due to COVID-19 however a number of exciting online programs are available. Explore these via the What’s On section on the Library website https://library.bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Reopening 20 Feb 2021 subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford. This historic property dates back to the 1830s. P: 4758 8743 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently closed due to Covid-19
Historic Tarella Cottage Museum
99-101 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. Built in the 1890s, this cottage museum is a hidden treasure filled with a wonderful collection of memorabilia of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 however the Research Centre is open. Please check the website for updates as restrictions ease.
P: 4757 3824 www.bluemountainshistory.com
Currently on hold due to COVID-19
Blue Mountains Radio Players
Palais Royale, 230 Katoomba Street, Katoomba. Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays from long-running drama series such as ‘Suspense’, ‘Escape’ and ‘Quiet, Please!’; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces and Life of Riley; and crimes solved by Sherlock Holmes and more. Currently on hold due to COVID-19. Please check the websites for updates as restrictions ease. P: 4784 6300 https://sites.google.com/site/bmradioplayers/performances
Open daily (Closed Christmas Day).
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath
End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. New exhibition every month. FREE Entry. Time: 9am – 4.30pm. P: 4787 8877 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Visitor-centres/Blue-Mountains-Heritage-Centre
Currently closed due to COVID-19.
Mount Victoria Museum
Located at the back of Mount Victoria Railway Station. Opening in 1868, this Heritage Listed sandstone station is now a museum full to the brim with memorabilia of early history and old ways of living, farming and working in the upper mountains. Please check the websites for updates. http://mountvictoriamuseum.info/
Blue Mountains City of the Arts Events
Various Locations and Times. Inspired by the natural beauty of this World Heritage Listed area, the Blue Mountains has a vibrant community of artists, writers, composers, poets, sculptors, performers, artisans and creatives who live, work, entertain and educate visitors to the Region. Everything from workshops to exhibitions, poetry readings to concerts, radio plays to films, there is something for everyone who wants to experience why the Blue Mountains was the NSW Inaugural City of the Arts. For more information on a full range of our City of the Arts cultural events “Like” the facebook page: www.facebook.com/cityofthearts