Bendigo Life

Have a great night with Joel

After playing more than 600 concerts in over 20 countries across four continents since 2012, Tongan born, Melbourne raised and Germany-based singer-songwriter Joel Havea certainly knows how to put on a good show, and he’s bringing it back to Bendigo. His show is at...

Mural sets the mood

Birthing women will soon be able to experience the calming comforts of a wall mural in the new birthing suites of the maternity ward at St John of God Hospital, Bendigo. The three spacious birthing suites have been refurbished to give each suite a homely feel and...

Backing the belly dancer

The play, The Belly Dancer, is an exciting cultural event which has been supported by The Capital’s performance subsidy for both its development and production phases. Tripwire Theatre, which is producing the play, was also awarded the inaugural Performing Arts...

Alanna and Alicia Egan return

It is 18 months since former Bendigo residents, identical twins Alanna and Alicia Egan, performed on a Bendigo stage, but their return is sure to pull a crowd at the inaugural Bendigo Autumn Music festival. “It is so exciting to have a new festival in Bendigo that...

Seventy and still a boy

Chatting with Leo Sayer is a comfortable business. True to his image, he is warm and affable. I told him that a friend of mine was working in a coffee shop when he (Leo) walked into her shop. When she saw him, she couldn’t help herself and burst into song. “You make...

Lessons for free

PEOPLE wanting to learn or brush up on their Chinese language skills are invited to take up free weekly lessons at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. The classes are targeted towards those planning travel to China,  people working with Chinese suppliers or customers,...

febfast for youth

STAFF from Youth Support and Advocacy Service in Bendigo have decided to give up sugar, coffee and junk food for one month as part of the febfast challenge. The initiative raises funs to support vulnerable young people experiencing alcohol, drug and mental health...

Street art in miniature

Take a stroll down Pennyweight Walk off Bath Lane and have a look for an art installation which comes in the form of a tiny diorama. We’re not giving out any more clues because part of the fun here is to find the art work, but don’t touch, as it is somewhat fragile....

Taking up a challenge

IN December, I set out on a challenge: a solo, unsupported cycle tour of the Yarra Ranges and Gippsland region. Being predominantly a mountain bike rider, this was something a little bit different for me. While this was not my first cycle tour, it had been a few years...

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