September - October is Boyn (Bread) & Lawan (Mallee Fowl) Time!

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Special Events

 Courtesy of Thompson Foundry Brass Band

Courtesy of Thompson Foundry Brass Band

September 1
White Night Bendigo - experience a night filled with colourful projections, wondrous installations, music performances and interactive works, including Enlighten @ White Night

September 28
TrumpitUp & DroneOn - a concert by the region's pipe and brass bands on the banks of picturesque Lake Jubilee, including the world premiere of a composition by Louisa Trewartha in collaboration with Lincoln Hilton
Jubilee Lake, Daylesford

October 10 -14
Artlands - Regional Arts Australia conference
Bendigo & Castlemaine

 Circus Oz, Photo: Jessica Jeanfield

Circus Oz, Photo: Jessica Jeanfield

October 14
Circus Oz rolls into town
Starring the kids of Maryborough
Maryborough Station Amphitheatre


 ACT Natimuk, Photo: Michelle McFarlane

ACT Natimuk, Photo: Michelle McFarlane

October 20
Poppet by ACT Natimuk
Projected images interacting with aerial dancers suspended on ropes
7:30pm Poppet Head, Rosalind Park, Bendigo

 Photographer Neil Newitt

Photographer Neil Newitt

October 25 - 27 at 8:00pm
Demolish by Russell : Evans
A theatrical spectacle to shine a new light on progress
Outdoors, Bendigo

Performances, Readings

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September 1
What if there was PEACE - Bendigo Youth Choir performs beautiful music with the theme of Peace
7:30-8:30pm Bendigo Art Gallery

September 4
Castlemaine Jazz Jam
Free entry, all welcome to sing, play or listen
2-5pm Maurocco Bar, 4a Templeton St, Castlemaine

September 4
Who Am I …? By Russell Cheek
The Capital, Bendigo

September 5, 6, 7
Breaking Bread: A Dementia Awareness Café
Official opening at 4pm on September 5
10am-4pm The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Café, 404 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

September 7
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

September 8
Castlemaine geology walk with Dr Julian Hollis
10:30-11:30am Meet at Castlemaine Library at 10:20am

Justin Bernasconi and Kelly Brouhaha perform on
The Blues Tram

Legendary guitarist Phil Manning performs @ SteamRoller supported by local duo Sons of the Blues
The Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum
Vincents Road, Maldon

September 15
An Evening with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

September 16
Booktown on Sundays
Mira Robertson, The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean
The Warehouse, Clunes

September 21
Acoustic Open Folk'n open mic night presented by Bendigo Folk Club
6:30pm The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo

September 25
Australia on Screen - introduced by John Flaus
Beneath Clouds
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk

September 29
Dan Duggan, Sean Orr, Alex Murphy with Dan Simons perform 11am-2pm
Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo

October 6
They Played A Tin Shed - Film Premiere
Music documentary about Castlemaine's iconic band founded in 1885 - Thompson's Foundry Band
6pm Goods Shed, Castlemaine

Castlemaine Spring Ball 2018: A Dark Night in Wonderland
Castlemaine Community House presents its legendary annual fundraiser at the Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, 8pm

October 11
Discovery Little Kids Bugaloo - dress up for stories, special planetarium screening and lots of hands on activities for ages 0 - 5, bookings essential
Discovery Centre, Bendigo

October 13
White Lightning (Sean McConnell and Benny Gerrard) and Jess Parker perform on
The Blues Tram

October 16
Melba Quartet
Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo

The Gruffalo
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

October 20
Cushion Concert
The Capital, Bendigo

October 21
Booktown on Sundays
Robert Hillman, The Bookshop of the Broken-Hearted
The Warehouse, Clunes

October 23
Australia on Screen - introduced by John Flaus
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk 

October 26
Back in the hood: Grumpy Neighbour perform at The Guildford Family Hotel, 7:30-11pm


 Chart Form, LaTrobe Art Institute

Chart Form, LaTrobe Art Institute

Throughout September to October 14
In Celebration of the Pudding: 100 Years of The Magic Pudding - exhibition of original illustrations and artefacts related to Norman Lindsay's classic children's book
Creswick Museum

Throughout September and October
Transience - exhibition of works by Sharon Greenaway
Finders Keepers Cafe, 20 Mitchell St, Bendigo

To  September 2
'It takes a child to grow a village' by Ann Ferguson
'Oceanarium: Deep Ocean Other World' by Karen Richards and Sue Ferrari
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough

September 6 - 30
A Woven Dialogue, a collaboration between Aboriginal weavers from Victoria & the NT
Studio residency from September 6 to 13
Open day for general public: September 12, 12-4pm
Official opening on September 14 at 4pm
Lot19, Castlemaine

To September 8
Collection Focus
LaTrobe Art Institute, Bendigo

Reflections - an exhibition of works by Kain White
Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine

September 8 - October 14
Jeff Makin - Survey
Exploring the picturesque and sublime elements of nature, this survey exhibition brings together paintings and supporting studies of works from Central Victoria to the Western District
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough

To September 9
Paul Guest Prize
Bendigo Art Gallery

September 13 - 17
This House My Body
Live art exhibition by Rachael Wenona Guy and Leonie van Eyk
Newstead Railway Arts Hub

September 15
Weaving Connections: Basketry and Fibre Arts Forum, 10am - 4pm, free but RSVP required to
Lot 19, Castlemaine

September 16
Eaglehawk Regional Play Space grand opening
11am-2pm Lake Neangar, Eaglehawk

To September 16
Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise
Bendigo Art Gallery

September 18 - October 28
Emerging Curator: Brigid Hansen
LaTrobe Art Institute, Bendigo

September 22 – December 9
Rupture: Jessie Boylan
Bendigo Art Gallery

To September 29
The Gentleman's Collection: Contemporary Australian Art and Something Old, Something New: Andre Sardone, Metal Work & Sculpture
Gallery 369, Bendigo

October 6 - 20
Never-ending Journey, featuring the work of printmaker and painter Nyrel Saunders & master weaver Aunty Marilyne Nicholls
Tren du Bourg Hall, Maryborough

October 10 - November 28
Chart Form
La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo

October 13
The Irrational Maker, curated by Wide Open Road

October 13 & 14
Re-Imagining Energy Castlemaine
Launch event on October 12
Workshops taking place October 7 - 9: applications close August 24 - EOI info
The Goods Shed, Castlemaine

October 19  – November 2
Castlemaine Secondary College Art Exhibition
Castlemaine Market Building

October 20 - 27
The Waller Exhibition
Opening event on October 20
Trades Hall, Bendigo 10am-5pm

October 27
Makarrata Garden Tarrangower -
Artists Marilyne Nicholls & Forest Keegel collaborate on a sculpture project about Tuan and Powerful Owl habitat
Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, Church St, Maldon

 A Woven Dialogue

A Woven Dialogue

Festivals, Markets

 Courtesy of Bike Bendigo

Courtesy of Bike Bendigo

September 7, 8, 9
Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music

September 8 & 9
Spring Women's Adventure
September 8: Women's Choir Workshop with Wendy Stapleton, 10am-3pm
Flappers Masquerade Women's Ball, 7:30pm
September 9: Topp Twins in Concert 2:30-4pm
Daylesford Town Hall

September 9
Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown

September 15
Newstead CFA Community Market

September 16 & October 21
Trove Makers' Market

September 22 & 23
Central Goldfields Rally & Tractor Pull - Stationary engines, tractors, vintage cars, trucks, antiques and historical memorabilia, presented by the Central Goldfields Historic Machinery Society
Vintage Tractor Pull at 10am on Sunday
10am-4pm Old Dunolly Racecourse,  Dunolly-Timor Rd, Dunolly

September 23
Bendigo Pop Culture Fair 2018 - Record, Comic & Toy Fair
Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo

September 28 - 30
Weaving a Magic Pudding Cubby -Children's Festival

Throughout October
Bike Bendigo’s Bike Palooza, all things bike

October 2 - 4
Elmore Field Days

October 6, 7
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival

October 19
BendArts Festival Gala Dinner
Bendigo Pottery Function Centre

October 12
Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown

October 19 - 24
BendArts Festival - a week long program of free and ticketed events, designed to build arts capacity and promote the value of the arts to the Bendigo community:
Festival Gala Dinner at Bendigo Pottery on October 19
Creating Space: Professional Development Day at La Trobe Art Institute on October 24
The Waller Exhibition at Trades Hall on October 20 - 27, opening event on October 20
Closing Celebration and announcement of including The Waller Art Prize at La Trobe Art Institute on October 28

October 21
Maldon & Baringhup Agricultural Show

October 26
Bendigo Rotary Spring Twilight Market 4-8pm
Bendigo South East College, Ellis St, Bendigo

October 26 - 30
Bicylce Tourism & Aus Walking and Cycling Conferences

October 26 & 27
Bendigo Agricultural Show

October 27, 28
This is … Mucklefest  
The RCC presents performances on October 27
811 Muckleford-Walmer Rd, Muckleford

Throughout October
Bike Bendigo’s Bike Palooza, all things bike