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Made with love

For more than 10 years, Sonia Brit has been celebrating beautifully made items and supporting creative locals. She’s just upped the ante with her latest project —‘Made For You’ — a wonderful initiative that looks to take her philosophy of community artistry and expand it even further into the community.


Head Above The Rest

Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, Clara Bow, Gene Kelly … While costume designer Edith Head has worked with the biggest names in Hollywood, her extensive portfolio of designs makes her a star in her own right. Bendigo Art Gallery will host a selection of these in its latest exhibition, The Costume Designer: Edith and Hollywood.


Car Couples

The traditional view of classic and sports cars is that it is a bloke’s domain. But in Bendigo there is evidence that the world of polished fenders is attracting both genders.


Planting the seed

The gentle rolling hills that fold away from central Victoria’s granite outcrops to Bendigo hold a revelation – stunning wines with a rich heritage.


Kettlebells

Once used to weigh farm produce in 18th century Russia, kettlebells are now lifted as a competitive sport, and one Bendigo gym is proving to be an international powerhouse.


Taste of the south

It’s been years in the making, but two food and beer enthusiasts are living the dream, dishing up American-style chicken to patrons from both here and abroad.


Cool knights

There’s nothing like donning medieval garb and waving a sword to relieve the pressures of daily life as members of Bendigo’s Swordcraft crew explain.


Bear-ly there

A recent resurgence in “Yowie sightings” and reports of alarming noises in the bush at night beg the question: how much can a koala bear?


Fit for battle

Meet the modern-day warriors continuing a sporting tradition steeped in history.