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Women of Wit Volume 4 – the biggest one yet! (SOLD OUT)

For the fourth instalment of the Women of Wit series, Bendigo will be graced with national comedy legend Claire Hooper. Her first big break was on Good News Week ten years ago and she has since become a regular on the lineup of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, along with her current projects as

Close-ish Weekend Getaways

Although we absolutely love the Bendigo region, sometimes it can be good to go out a little further and explore, or wind down and reconnect with the environment. Here are some close-ish destinations that make the perfect spot to do just that! Halls Gap (2 hr 20min) Located within the Grampians National Park, here you’ll

Where to go for a digital detox

It's most definitely the age of the smart phone. I don't know about you, but I use mine for EVERYTHING. An alarm clock, a kitchen timer, to write my shopping list, to check my bank account and to chat to my friends and family (of course). At the end of the day, it makes me

Watch a movie and make a difference – easy!

Help celebrate National Volunteer Week and raise vital funds The Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre is holding a Film Fundraiser on Thursday 23 May to celebrate their wonderful and diverse volunteers. Head to Star Cinema and settle in on the comfy couches with a glass of wine, for the first screening of the romantic comedy Gloria

Why I wish I was in Bendigo for Easter

It’s no secret the Easter weekend is one of the busiest weekends on Bendigo’s event calendar, and for good reason too! I’m not going to be in Bendigo for Easter this year but I REALLY wish I was. For me, the Bendigo Easter Festival is a celebration of so many different things. I love to

New play set for a world premiere in Bendigo

Tripwire Theatre Inc. are in rehearsal for a new play which promises to deliver a big impact this March. Written by local theatre-makers Megan J Riedl and Jacob Honeychurch, The Belly Dancer is a bold new performance inspired by real-life experiences of family violence. The play, which has been almost two years in the making,

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is on Friday 8 March 2019. It means different things to different people around the world. What does this day mean to you? For some it's a celebration, for others it's a call to action to accelerate gender equality, and for many it's an opportunity to align and promote relevant activity. The

Hobbies in Bendigo: Try something new

We're lucky to live in a city where there’s always something on. Whether you’ve just moved to Bendigo, you're a local looking to connect, or simply looking for something new to try, Bendigo has something for you. There are a tonne of benefits of having a hobby. It can help to reduce stress, improve performance

Bendigo’s best brownies!

This post was written by the lovely Issy Kerr, from Seriously Milestones.  I’m a sweet tooth, but I’ve also noticed lately that gluten tends to give me killer heartburn, so in order to satisfy my cravings but also not feel like I’m dying, I’ve turned to my old friend the humble brownie (which are usually made

Top 5 school holiday activities in Bendigo

The January school holidays can be tricky. On some days it’s too hot to do anything, you might run out of ideas, and you probably will become accustomed to the phrase “I’m bored”. We’ve come up with a list of our top five things you can do in Bendigo, these school holidays. Get off the