Join us for 45 minutes of fun during the free WPCC early learning program for under-fives. Sing songs, listen to stories and have fun doing craft. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers love this opportunity to relax, make friends and spend time with their little ones in the knowledge that someone else will clean up the mess!


Minimakers meet in the WPCC’s Sister City Room in the Dubbo Regional Museum. All materials will be provided.


Ages: Infants – 5 years

Wednesdays 9.30am
Thursdays 9.30am and 10.30am

2020 Dates:


Term 2: April: 29, 30 May: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 June: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 July: 1, 2

Term 3: July: 22, 23, 29, 30 August: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 September: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

Term 4: October: 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 November: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 December: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Cost: Free

All children must be accompanied by an adult.


The Writers Hub


The Writers Hub is the place for new, emerging, aspiring or inspired writers to gather together to share, create, learn and augh. If you are interested in writing; join the Writers Hub to help develop your craft. The Writers Hub is an Outback Writers Centre programme. First Saturday of every month at 10am

Contact Val Clark via for more information.

APRIL 2020


Smokescreen | Fences

Saturday 4 April | 4.00pm

Written by August Wilson and directed by Denzel Washington (2017)

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, Fences follows the lives of Troy Maxson his wife Rose and their son Cory. They also care for Maxson's younger brother Gabriel, who sustained a head injury in World War II that left him mentally impaired. Gabe had received a government payout which Troy uses as a down payment on a home for his family, but Gabe has decided to move out and live across the street at "Miss Pearl's" house.

Starring; Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

Smokescreen 2020 is 'From the Playwright’s Desk’. Films that were originally written for, and presented on the stage. Usually taking place in only a few locations, these ‘limited setting’ films bring the focus on the psychology of the characters. And in their confinement, there is little escape.

Individual Film: $10.00

Season Pass: $60.00

ORISCON: Cross-Cultural Festival

Saturday 4 April | 5.00pm

The Cross-Cultural Celebration is Dubbo' largest annual celebration of the diversity of life and culture in the Central West. Sample food from across the globe, view handicrafts and learn new dance moves as the many cultures of Dubbo come together for a night of song, dance and friendship. This event is organised in partnership with ORISCON and supported by Dubbo Regional Council.

Time: 5.00pm - 11.00pm
Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre | Victoria Park #2 Oval

Bring a picnic blanket or chair

Autumn School Holiday Workshops

Monday 20 April - Friday 24 April | Multiple Sessions

Each holiday period we offer a FREE dynamic program of art and craft workshops to inspire students from 5 – 14 years of age.  Choose the workshop of your fancy and create a masterpiece with collage and painting, printmaking, sculpture and scratchboard. We have a great team of artist/tutors who will help you make the most of our holiday arts program. No bookings required. Please bring an old shirt for working in.

More information available soon.


Artist Talk | A Country Practice: Fresh Artist's Forum

Friday 24 April | 6.00pm

Please join us for a free artist talk by the artists included in Fresh Arts: 20/20. Curator Kent Buchanan will lead a Q&A with the artists about their work, the exhibition and working in the regions.