Please note: While there are many events on in our region, cancellations, venue and time changes due to COVID-19 might occur.
The Bendigo Advertiser recommends people stay informed and updated on all details by:
We will continue to keep the community informed of events while they are still operating.
Please contact your council or the Department of Health and Human Services for any further information required.
BIG BIKE FILM NIGHT
The Big Bike Film Night is a movie event that showcases the best cycling short films from around the world right in Bendigo.
There will be films about adventurers relying on human power, a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your 'why, a movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes, three adventurers bike-rafting across one of New Zealand's most remote National Parks and much, much more.
Tickets are $26 adults, $20 concessions. To book, phone 5446 2025.
For further information, email: email@example.com or click here.
Where: Star Cinema, Town Hall, Peg Leg Rd, Eaglehawk
When: Wednesday, January 20, 7pm to 9.20pm
Hosted by the Rural Australians for Refugees group, this event will raise awareness for those in immigration detention centres.
COVID-19 regulations are in place, masks must be worn and registration of attendance is a must.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up with Jan on the corner of Pall Mall and View Street - near the Amnesty Banner.
Where: Rosalind Park, Bendigo.
When: Friday, January 22, from 5.30pm.
Get back into the swing of things after the COVID-19 break and enjoy a 5km timed run, jog or walk this weekend.
The parkrun is not a race against others, but a fun event out or great for part of a training plan.
Click here for schedule and updates. Please remember to social distance.
Where: Kennington Reservoir, Reservoir Road, Kennington.
When: Saturday, January 16, from 8am.
Join in for a free community barbecue in Bridgewater to reflect on the 2011 Bridgewater floods.
This event is also to celebrate the community.
Bring own chairs and drinks.
Where: Bridgewater Swimming Hole, 10-12 Brougham Street, Bridgewater on Loddon.
CREATING A DRY GARDEN
Learn how to keep your garden beautiful throughout the dry, summer months with this workshop hosted by Simon Rickard.
This event will include information about the right plants for Australian gardens and how to love the climate we are in.
This is an online event, click here to book.
Where: Online event via Zoom.
When: Thursday, January 21, 7pm - 8pm.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Cellar doors across the Macedon Ranges will open to help host events as part of a series called the Summertime Fling Festival.
This festival will feature three weeks of wine, food and fun.
The Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association is running the event to encourage wine and food lovers to take a well-earned break from 2020 and share in the fun, scenic spaces while following COVID protocol.
This is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends, family and the community in an easily accessible, central location - that also happens to be stunningly picturesque.
For tickets and further information, please click here.
Where: Various locations and venues within Macedon Ranges.
When: Saturday, January 9 - Sunday, January 31.
Immersion 20/20 is an art exhibition of original paintings by local artist, Kerry L Brown.
These works will feature mid-century inspired interiors and abstract landspaces with reflection of the year that was 2020.
Works are for sale and entry is free.
For further information, click here, email: email@example.com or phone 0407 876 754.
Where: 60 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 31, 10am - 3pm.
CLOSE TO HOME
Last year was a year like no other and this exhibition, with works by Janet Neilson and Penny Peckham, showcases all that was 2020.
Peckham and Neilson's shared artistic interests brought them together during the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up in them creating linoprints, monoprints, paper works, stamping and much more.
Inspiration has been drawn from the daily activities that were taking place during the pandemic, books that were read, gardening and more.
For further information on this exhibition, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Lot19, 19 Langslow Street, Castlemaine.
When: Open weekends January 16 and 17, 23 - 26, and 30 and 31.
Ceramists Sharon Alpren, Cassie Hansen and Emma Jimson have come together to showcase their exhibition Table Matters.
This exhibition celebrates the art of dining and features a floral installation from Libertine Florists.
For further information, click here.
Where: Living Arts Space, Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Until January 31, 9am to 4pm.
PIINPI: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS FASHION
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion is an exhibition showcasing garments and textiles by First Nations artists from all across Australia.
This exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through fashion.
This exhibition will feature art fashion by Grace Lillian-Lee, Babbarra Women's Centre, Marree Clarke, Hopevale Arts and Cultural centre and many more.
Free exhibition but due to COVID-19, bookings are a must. Click here to book.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone: 03 5434 6088.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, January 17, 10am to 5pm.
In addition to the regular exhibitions that the Central Goldfields Art Gallery has, there will also be pop-up exhibitions throughout the new year.
The pop-up works will feature artists who reside in the Central Goldfields region.
These exhibitions are free. For further information, phone 5461 6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station, 1 Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, February 21.
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