January - March is Barramul (Emu) & Milakuk (Lightning) Time!

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Special Events

March 3
Water Hole
from 2:30pm
Celebrate all things swimming including films, dancing and a performance of In the Deep End by Asking for Trouble
Newstead & District Swimming Pool  Full Event Details

February 14 Love Letters to the Heart of Victoria From 6:00pm Free public event to kick off the RCC program at Rosalind Park, Bendigo

February 14
Love Letters to the Heart of Victoria
From 6:00pm
Free public event to kick off the RCC program at Rosalind Park, Bendigo

Performances, Readings

February 8 - April 19
FAST: Film & Street Art 2018
Weekly workshops for Young Regional People run by XtremeInc
Castlemaine

February 9
Harry Coulson
No Cover Charge Friday at Old Castlemaine Gaol

February 10
The Blues Tram, Bendigo

Music By The Pool
Bendigo Summer in the Parks free event
at Golden Square Pool

The Northern Folk, Hailey Calvert & Skip
The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo

February 16
Australian Youth Orchestra
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

February 16
Mandy Connell
No Cover Charge Friday at Old Castlemaine Gaol

February 17
Castlemaine Clay Collective - Prue Venables presentation
ClayStation #1
Lot 19, Castlemaine

Ghost Tour: Hangings
Old Castlemaine Gaol

February 17, 18
Follies - National Theatre Live, special cinema event
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

February 18
Booktown on Sundays
Melanie Cheng, Australia Day
The Warehouse, Clunes

February 21
Art & Tea with Sally Smart presented by Friends of Bendigo Art Gallery
La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo

February 24
Steampacket 4: Big and Horny
Big Songs • Big Sounds • Big Band
A 13 piece high energy performances of songs by Chicago, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and more
Maldon Railway Station 

February 24
Low Down Big Band
Old Castlemaine Gaol

Woody: Songs of Freedom - a tribute to Woody Guthrie
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

February 25
Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival Summer Showcase/Fundraiser
The Rifle Brigade Hotel

February 25
Sunday Arts & High Tea at Buda - The Gardens of India and Kashmir - A talk by Warwick Forge
Buda Historic Home & Garden, Castlemaine

February 27
Australia on Screen
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

The Write Stuff #6 - spoken word event for writers & readers
Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo

February 28
Harry Manx
The Capital, Bendigo

March 1,2,3
SK¡N by terryandthecuz
The Engine Room, Bendigo

Nomadic Cooling House

Nomadic Cooling House

March 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12
Punctum's Public Cooling House
Castlemaine Botanic Gardens

March 3
The Eskies
Old Castlemaine Gaol

March 4
Jacqui Lambie talks about her autobiography, Rebel with a Cause
3pm Banquet Room,
The Capital, Bendigo

March 4
Hair Dream Machine Fundraiser Gig
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

March 6
The 78-Storey Treehouse
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

March 10
The Blues Tram, Bendigo

March 11
Castlemaine Clay Collective - Petras Spronk presentation ClayStation #2
Lot 19, Castlemaine

March 13
Vicki Thorn (The Waifs)
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

March 14
John McSherry and Donal O'Connor
Old Castlemaine Gaol

March 16, 17
A Prudent Man by Lab Kelpie
The Engine Room, Bendigo

March 17
BABBA - Calling All Dancing Queens Tour
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

March 17,18
Light at the End … by Rose Turtle Ertler  presented by Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Service
Performed in a secret tunnel
Bendigo

March 18
Arcadia Winds
Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo

Booktown on Sundays
Lynne Kelly, The Memory Code
The Warehouse, Clunes

Ustad Shujaat Khan with Jay Dabgar
presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

March 21
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

March 22
Inventi Ensemble
Old Castlemaine Gaol

Jen Cloher
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

John Butler Trio
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

March 24
All My Love by Anne Brooksbank
The Engine Room, Bendigo

Fiesta de Salsa
Theatre Royal Castlemaine

March 27
That's not Daffodil
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

Australia on Screen
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

March 29
Junk by Flying Fruit Fly Circus
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
 

Exhibitions

Shannon Lyons, It takes a small team of workers (after the Salon Hang) (detail) (2013), © Courtesy of the artist and photographer Bo Wong

Shannon Lyons, It takes a small team of workers (after the Salon Hang) (detail) (2013), © Courtesy of the artist and photographer Bo Wong

January - February
Art Life & Family, Summer Exhibition at Buda, a closer look at the fine & applied art collections of the Leviny Family
Buda Historical Home & Garden, Castlemaine

Current - February 25
MARKET ART summer exhibition at
Castlemaine Market Building

February 1 - March 25
‘…stitched to everything… Musings of an errant ecologist’ exhibition by Greg Somerville
Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine

February 3 - March 30
Transfiguration, works by Wes Campbell
Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine

February 6 - March 17
Infrastructuralism: A fusion of process, presentation and form
La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo

February 9 - 18
Chrysalis - a cutlurally diverse art exhibition by Janet Bromley, Tashara Roberts, Michellie Charvat, Ian Clark, Hyra Usman presented by Emerge Cultural Hub Bendigo
Dudley House, Bendigo

February 24 - March 25
COLD work by Anna Wilson, Belinda Michael & Jason Luca
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough.

February 28 - March 31
The Market Building Group Exhibition
Arts Open program and exhibition launch on March 2
Castlemaine Market Building

February - April 28
Bendigo for business, sunshine and pleasure
Post Office Gallery, Bendigo

March 3 - June 11
Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018
Bendigo Art Gallery

March 8 - 19
Tacit Knowledge: Shadows & Reflections - exhibition by Julie Andrews,, Leonie Kelsall, Noela Stratford
Dudley House, Bendigo

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18
Arts Open - Over 90 artists, open studios, exhibitions
Grand Opening on March 9 at Lot19
Video Architecture Light Show on March 10 at Castlemaine Market Building
Pecha Kucha on March 13 & 15 at CCC Cultural Hub, 22 Hargraves Street
Castlemaine & surrounds

March 24 - April 22
Autumn Open Garden & Sculpture Exhibition
Mica Grange, Sutton Grange

March 31 - May 6
War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914 - 1918
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough an ACMI exhibtion
 

Festivals, Markets

Photo Courtesy of Harcourt AppleFest

Photo Courtesy of Harcourt AppleFest

January 25 - 28
Newstead Live
Newstead

February 17
Chinese New Year Festival
Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo

February 17, 18
Maldon Antiques and Collectables Fair
Maldon Football Ground

February 17, 18 
Four Seasons Fine Music Festival
Creswick

February 18 & March 18
Trove Makers' Market
Bendigo

March 2, 3
Scots Day Out
Bendigo

March 4
Lantern Festival - Chinese New Year
Bendigo Joss House Temple

March 8 - 12
Chillout Festival
Daylesford

March 9 - 12
Goldfields Music Festival
Bendigo Health Fundraiser
Newstead Racecourse and Community Hall

March 10
AppleFest
Harcourt

Moonlight Market
Bendigo

March 11
Taradale Mineral Springs Festival

24th Annual Bullarto Vintage Tractor Pull and Vehicle Display

March 16 - 22
Zinda Festival - multicultural music, food and art
Bendigo

March 17
This is … the Creswick Market
The RCC presents performances

March 17
Newstead CFA Community Market

March 18
This is … the  Talbot Farmers Market
The RCC presents performances

March 24
Twilight Market presented by Castlemaine Football & Netball Club, Castlemaine

Bendigo Craft Beer & Cider Festival

March 29 - April 2
Maldon Easter Fair

March 30, 31 & April 1, 2
Bendigo Easter Festival

March 30, 31 & April 1
Easter Blues Bender
Bendigo