Open House this Sunday – Sustainable House Day

Lots of people have been talking about Stay Social lately, especially after winning the Bendigo Excellence in Accommodation Award earlier this year. Big thanks to all those who have stayed and left great feedback. Also to those who have referred us to people you know coming to Bendigo. For those who haven't had a chance to check out our place, now is your chance to come and see what all the fuss is about! We are open this Sunday 29 October, as part of ... Read more

Bendigo Music and The Northern Folk

We’re a huge fan of the Bendigo music scene and in particular the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. When you are choosing dates to come and stay in Bendigo, we recommend you find a gig to enjoy Bendigo music during your stay. The main Festival is on in November each year, but there are Blues and Roots organised gigs throughout the year. The Blues and Roots website is a great place to find out what’s on. This includes gigs and Bendigo ... Read more

Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival

We’re passionate supporters of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, a highlight on the Bendigo music and events calendar. A number of artists performing at the festival stay at Stay Social. It was such a thrill to have some of our favourite bands Lily and King, and Emilee South stay with us when they performed at one of the Blues & Roots fundraiser gigs earlier this year. That’s the great thing about the festival - not only is it one big event ... Read more

Bendigo Sustainable House Day

The Bendigo Sustainable House Day is on again this year and Stay Social is pleased to be a part of it. Come and visit us on Friday 28th October between 12noon and 3pm. Take a tour and be inspired by all the sustainable features of our property. This includes our quirky recycled timber bed heads and our "Chook Mahal". See you there! Chris and Karen ________________________________________________________________________ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY Part 1: FREE Sustainable Business Tours - Friday 28th October Two highly sustainable businesses, Bendigo Bank and ... 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