Bendigo Life

Caitlin’s on cue for Fanfare

COMPOSER Caitlin Buchan was one of eight teen composers selected as a winner in the national 2017-18 Fanfare Competition. Fanfare was launched this week and her composition, instead of the cue bells, is being played at the Melbourne Arts Centre and the Perth Concert...

Forum asks where are we from?

  As part of the the Zinda Festival this year a community human rights forum asks the question “but where are you really from?” The City of Greater Bendigo is putting on the event next week in partnership with Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services. Council’s Steven...

Book club for guys

One of the first things Alex Playsted did when he moved to Castlemaine was start up a book club. But this is not just any book club. Mr Playsted was keen to be part of a community network for men that wasn’t necessarily centred around sport or social clubs....

Star flicks to Capital

As it makes way for the annual Eaglehawk Festival in the town hall, the Star Cinema will be popping up in the Capital Theatre’s Bendigo Bank Theatre for 10 nights of quality film screenings. The film selection includes Swedish box office hit A Man Called Ove, Joan...

Golden guitars and a Bendigo show for Davidson Brothers

Bendigo chiropractor Hamish Davidson and his brother Lachlan have recently arrived home from the Australian Country Music Awards with another two Golden Guitars to add to their collection. That makes that five in total for the boys. Bendigo residents are in for a...

Time for a laugh

The Shamrock Comedy Club is back tonight with Nick Capper headlining. The show will be hosted by Melbourne comedian Brett Blake. Support act for the night is Raewyn Pickering is a rising star of the Australian comedy scene, having performed across the country and she...

Moments with Maura

Maura the Clairvoyant Cruise Ship Librarian is a baby boomer and feisty to boot. Maura performs at libraries world-wide, but has taken a break from cruising the seas to perform her comedy show chock-full of characters, stories and observations about ageing, caring for...

The wide world of music

Jeff Apter has been writing for more than 25 years and is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. His biographies include the Finn brothers, the Bee Gees, Silverchair, John Farnham and Keith Urban, and this month he’s coming to Bendigo....

Textiles are top fashion

Bendigo Art Gallery’s latest exhibition originates from the Finnish Marimekko textile and fashion company which was founded in Helsinki by Viljo and Armi Ratia in the early 1950s. Design Museum Helsinki’s Harry Kivilinna said the museum held a huge archive of...

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