Hello Weekend its a beauty



Who doesn’t love Kitty Flanagan

Whether on stage with her stand up comedy or with Charlie Pickering on The Weekly, or wreaking havoc in Utopia, Kitty is one of Australia’s leading talents. You can see Kitty yourself in her touring show Smashing at Ballarat’s Her Majesty’s Theatre.  One night only Friday 11th August.  If you’re quick, you just may manage to get a ticket.  Call 5333 5888 and keep your fingers crossed.



Image courtesy Alphaville.com.au

Kick off your weekend at Ballarat’s newest eatery, Nouvelle Orleans.  Experience the soul food of southern USA combining French, Creole, Cajun, Spanish and Caribbean traditions. If you like your food served with great drinks, fun and lots of laughter, try out Nouvelle Orleans. 0401 316 063  http://www.nouvelleorleans.com.au

lucy and scott

Bendigo Writers Festival 2017 is spreading its wings and its on this weekend.

Now in its 6th year, Bendigo Writers Festival has become a winter highlight of the Central Victorian cultural calendar.  With six venues all on the go at the same time, so much to see and do. The weekend rounds up at Ulumbarra Theatre, with comedians Judith Lucy and Denise Scott talking about their brilliantly successful new show, Disappointments.  The full program, with session information and ticketing, is available at www.bendigowritersfestival.com.au and the Capital box office (03) 5434 6100.



Go Doggies

Bulldogs unite! Bring your pet bulldog to The Bull-Doggie-Do.  The Bull-Doggie-Do is part of the City’s Celebration of Football which features a range of football inspired events in celebration of the inaugural AFL game between the Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide at Mars Stadium.  Enter your bulldog into the best bulldog, bulldog with the best trick, best footy themed bulldog, bulldog most like its owner competitions.   Special guest – Caesar the Bulldog, the official mascot of the Western Bulldogs.  Sunday 13th August more info at http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/afl

Put these in your diary



Ballarat International Foto Biennale kicks off next week – 19th August and runs to 17th September.  Venues throughout Ballarat, which will come alive for the whole months of the Biennale

Daylesford – 20th August

The Choir

Ballarat – 23rd August


 Bakersfield Mist is a comedy based on a true story and thoroughly entertaining.  Starring John Wood and Julie Nihill.  At Her Majesty’s Ballarat Wednesday 23rd August.  Book now on 5333 5888




Before we go – it’s happy birthday to us.  Our first issue was released twelve years ago this month. It’s been a very happy journey and looking forward to the next twelve.