This image says it all

Our main picture is possibly one of the most evocative to come across this desk in a very long time. The sight of a fire fighter reaching through the smoke says so much about the dedication of our volunteers who risk life and limb to fight the all too familiar conflagrations that are part of living in Australia. The Country Fire Authority’s website has heaps of advice of what you can do to help safeguard your own property. https://bit.ly/2ByjZlj

Comedian Nazeem Hussein image compliments of Grapes of Mirth

Bendigo Comedy Festival
After sold out shows in 2018 the Bendigo Comedy Festival is back for a second year. Its going to be a big lineup of shows packed with laughs and good times this coming weekend. Featuring acts like Nazeem Hussein, Nick Capper, Danielle Walker in a variety of venues around the city – more details & tickets https://bit.ly/2p5SwSa

Bendigo at Twilight
Take in the sights of Bendigo at Twilight on one of the cities trams. Enjoy wine and nibbles, music and great company. Two local wineries GilGraves and Newbridge will have a selection of red, white and rose available for purchase as well as soft drink (No BYO drinks). Snacks available on board or bring your own nosh. Friday 11th Oct. 5.30 – 7.30pm. $15 per person more tourism@bendigo.vic.gov.au

Bendigo Blues Tram

Bendigo Blues Tram
This exciting concept combines two of Bendigo’s best attractions – its historic trams and sublime music talent. Fans can enjoy a relaxed drink on the tram, while leisurely rolling through the streets of the city as some of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival’s finest talent performs, up close and personal. All sessions will take approx 2.5 hours and there will be beverages served by the crew, in co-operation with valued partners Bendigo Tramways and Bendigo Beer. https://bit.ly/33dZpj6

And just a few reminders

Markets this weekend

Saturday
Kyneton Farmers Market
Ballarat Farmers Market
Bendigo Farmers Market
Ballan Farmers Market
Wesley Hill Castlemaine

Sunday
Maldon Market
Clunes Farmers Market

Spring issue out now

The spring issue of Secrets is out now with some good stories and proves that technology is great when it works. Our designer was overseas during our production period and managed to pull the issue together remotely. He still managed to visit a lot of National Parks in Canada and the US.