Bendigo Life

Music on a Sunday afternoon

THERE is something special at the Capital Theatre this weekend. Musicians Katie Kim and Cheryl Long will be joined by soprano Merlyn Quaife for a performance of the Enchanted Flute. The show is at the Bendigo Bank Theatre at the Capital on Sunday, and starts at 5pm....

Time for a red ribbon

The re‐enactment of Bendigo’s Red Ribbon Rebellion of 1853, will take place this month. It all kicks off at 11am on Monday, August 27 starting from the Bendigo Art Gallery forecourt in View Street. The Bendigo Historical Society arrange this re‐enactment annually to...

The birds are back

The Bendigo Avicultural Society of Australia’s annual bird expo and sale returns this weekend. The last Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning-approved bird expo for 2018 will be held in the Bendigo Exhibition Centre at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds...

Bike conference puts Bendigo in spotlight

Have you heard of one day in five? The idea, conceived in Bendigo, is to walk, bike or take public transport, instead of driving, one day in five. Like many cities around the world, Bendigo is facing increased traffic pressure from a growing population. Given that...

Celebrating science

Discovery is celebrating science in sensational ways during National Science Week. “It’s the one week where we can go crazy and hold heaps of events and really inspire scientific curiosity across the region,” manager Jonathan Ridnell said. “We’re supporting events as...

BendArts is a festival reality

Much respected artist Hugh Waller envisioned an arts festival to showcase and grow Bendigo arts culture. Mr Waller’s unexpected death after a short illness in 2017 inspired his friends and colleagues to carry his dream forward for a Bendigo arts festival which is now...

Sarah has style

Local artist Sarah Poyser has nailed it as far as marketing is concerned. Eager to get as much exposure as possible for her artwork, she is holding her first solo exhibition upstairs at the Rifle Brigade Hotel this weekend when our city will be packed with visitors...

Time for innovation

THE inaugural Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival will take place between September 3 and 9. It’s an initiative of Be.Bendigo and forms part of the Victorian Digital Innovation Festival. The festival will celebrate and promote local invention and innovation, as...

Heart and soul

AFTER almost a year out of life as a professional footballer, Bob Murphy says he doesn’t yet feel like an ex-player, but knows he has fallen in love with the game again. Murphy’s second book, Leather Soul, was released on Monday and chronicles his early days as a...



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