This year Remembrance Day has a special significance, as November 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.
A century on from the end of the Great War, services and installations will be held in central Victoria to mark the date and remember those who served and the fallen.
There’s a lot of history around. One family is trying to track down exactly where and why this photo from 1918 in Bendigo was taken. Their grandfather, perhaps recently returned from the theatre of conflict in Europe, is in it. Can you help?
Fields of paper poppies are being planted at schools and at the Soldiers Memorial – keep an eye out for them when you’re out and about.
If you’re looking for a Remembrance Day service, have a look at our comprehensive list for the area.
And the White Night light tribute will return to the Soldiers Memorial Institute in Bendigo on Friday and Saturday between 8pm and midnight.
It’s also a big weekend in Bendigo as the eighth Blues and Roots Festival takes over the city for lots of grooves and gigs. There’s sure to be something for everybody – a lot of the events in city pubs are free. There’s a boot camp showcasing young talent, a gig by The Badloves and the blues tram will be rolling through the city. If you want to get out of town on Sunday, you’ll find wine and music at five vineyards in Heathcote at a fringe event for the fest, Wine Down Sunday. Taste some good food or take a picnic and relax to the sounds.
Garden DesignFest 2018 gives you the chance to pick the brains of the designers who have created beautiful gardens at houses in Spring Gully, Malmsbury and Kyneton on Saturday and Sunday. It’s part of a Statewide festival celebrating our green-thumb experts and innovations.
On November 9 comedian Wil Anderson will debut the show crafted from his travails at Wagga Wagga last year, Wilegal, at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo.
Bendigo band Four Lions will launch the first single from their upcoming album at Handle Bar on November 17. It will be the group’s first show in six months.
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