Stay Social and the Big Give

We recently contributed to a number of worthy causes as part of the Big Give - a day for fundraising in Central Victoria for local community groups, sports clubs and not-for profits. Our donations helped Bike Bendigo’s plan to join the Open Street’s campaign, to build gardens beds at the Bendigo Sustainability Group’s office and to replace an emergency support vehicle for the Golden Square CFA. Bike Bendigo Big Give fundraising money has contributed to Bendigo’s first Open Streets event held on Saturday 29 October. ... Read more

Eat Up – Making sandwiches for school children

Stay Social were delighted to host 32 volunteers from Eat Up Australia, who in 45 minutes made over 1,000 sandwiches, as organised by The Greater-Good Project. The volunteers delivered the sandwiches to all 12 Bendigo primary schools for children who for whatever reason come to school without lunch. Also supported by Bendigo Foodshare and OzHarvest Melbourne.     It’s hard to believe, but there are many young Aussies who go to school each day without any lunch. Without food, concentration is compromised. Which means learning is compromised. Which means ... Read more

Reflections on Marilyn Monroe Bendigo

What an experience it was to attend the first public session of the Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Bendigo on Saturday. We arrived at the Bendigo Art Gallery five minutes before the opening time and found ourselves joining a long queue of people waiting in anticipation for the doors to open. As I waited in the queue I wondered what the exhibition would be like. There’s certainly been a lot of hype and we’ve been caught up in it a bit ourselves since we ... Read more

Marilyn Monroe Bendigo

The Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox Marilyn Monroe Bendigo exhibition is on 5 March to 10 July. This is a not to be missed exhibition, a first of it's kind with items gathered from different locations all over the world. We attended a recent talk by Bendigo Art Gallery's curator Tansy Curtin. She talked about many of the unique items including a dress Marilyn Monroe wore whilst performing to the troops in Vietnam. This dress is privately owned by ... Read more

Stay Social with Marilyn Bendigo

The arrival of the 8m high Marilyn Monroe sculpture and the Marilyn Bendigo exhibition has caused a big buzz in Bendigo. "Forever Marilyn" was designed by Seward Johnson, the statue is a representation of one of the most famous images of Monroe, taken from the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. The 'Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe, 5 March - 10 July 2016' is set to become another major draw card for visitors to Bendigo. We are ... Read more

An Interview with Guest Rob Dawes

We recently caught up with one of our regular Stay Social guests Rob Dawes, to find out why staying at Stay Social works so well for his business travelling needs. 1. Tell us a bit about your job and why you travel to Bendigo? I choose to live in Adelaide where my partner and my two boys live, but there are limited job opportunities in senior management within the agribusiness sector in Adelaide. This means I travel a lot – over the ... Read more

Talking Stay Social and Airbnb

Thanks to The Bendigo Advertiser and Chris Pedler for this great interview about Stay Social and the growing number of alternative accommodation options such as Airbnb. Read more

Stay Social and Celebrate the Story

‘Stay Social’ is a beautiful accommodation space designed to bring people together for work and play. We believe that connections between people can result in new business collaboration that transforms community and life! When Frances Ardern got in touch with us to stay with her family for her book launch we got just a little bit excited and had to share her story with you. “The people who are staying with me at Stay Social span three generations: my late grandmother’s brothers, ... Read more

Come and visit us for Sustainable House Day

We set up Stay Social with environmental and social considerations front of mind. With that, we are delighted to be opening Stay Social as apart of Sustainable House Day on Saturday 24 October. This is your opportunity to check out our many sustainable features. Take the opportunity to visit 9 other sustainable properties, see a Tiny House on Wheels and hear some really informative talks on sustainable design. Registration is at the Old Church on the Hill from 9.30am. Get your ticket here and ... Read more

Early guests staying with “Us”

It was a huge pleasure to have had well known Australian TV actors and crew "Staying Social" recently - it was a LOT of fun! Their show "US" was magnificent and so - well "Bendigo"! Natalie Carr, Travis McMahon, Ned Napier, Daniel Rice, Sally-Anne Upton and Janet Watson Kruse all loved Stay Social. Thanks also to local Bendigonians Playright Margaret Hickey and Director Matt Emond and also to Producer Rosie Koop - what a team! "I booked Stay Social for a cast of ... Read more
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