Bendigo Life

Teddy joins the choir

The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir is marking winter with a major concert in Bendigo on June 24 at the Ulumbarra Theatre. The 50-strong choir will be joined by New Zealand born bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, and Melbourne soprano Kate Amos. It is Tahu Rhodes’ third time...

Michellie makes her mark in art

Michellie Charvat was all smiles last week when she was told she had been granted an inaugural award in curatorship. The Mentorship in Exhibition Operations for Indigenous Artists has been created to enable an indigenous artist to learn about exhibition operations in...

Friends with Juniper

When it comes to friends, Juniper has no idea what all the fuss is about. In fact, when classmates tease her for being like a robot she takes it as a compliment. Through the unconventional eyes of a child on the autism spectrum, Robot Song takes the audience on an...

Steph up to the challenge

MUSICIAN Steph Bitter has rallied the troops for a fundraiser concert at the Golden Vine Hotel. “Myself and a couple of friends are taking part in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge this year, and we decided to hold a fundraiser concert in support of it on June 10,”...

Crime fans gather

  Internationally acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeves tops the lineup of international guests heading to Bendigo Writers Festival in August. Cleeves, the creator of novels on which the BBC tv series Vera and Shetland are based, will release the final book featuring her...

A country double

Aussie artists Sara Storer and Sunny Cowgirls have much in common, including the fact they are coming to Bendigo. It is their love of Australia and the many characters who inhabit it that has been the inspiration for many of the songs they have written and recorded....

Mariah’s on home ground

Heathcote born, Bendigo based, folk artist Mariah McCarthy is back playing on her home patch. Since living and performing in Melbourne with her old band Deer Prudence for a time, McCarthy has returned to her neck of the woods as a solo artist and is focussing all her...

Writers on the way

Poet, actor, advocate for children in care, and one of the UK’s most sought-after public speakers, Lemn Sissay, will be one of the international guests at Bendigo Writers Festival, August 10-12. This week, as the City of Manchester marked the anniversary of the...

Topp of the ballet scene

It’s a long way to the top if you want to choreograph for the Australian Ballet, but Bendigo-born dreamer Alice Topp always loved ballet and for her, the hard yards of daily practice and then separation from her family to study in Melbourne, were worth the effort....


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