Re-imagining rural

A GROUP of passionate book lovers are making it their mission to prove that rural and regional communities are not always “slow, dusty and uncreative”.

Summerfield love

WHEN Mark Summerfield talks about his three children, his eyes light up in love.

Antipodean love

KATE Pierce has always felt it important to give gifts that make others feel happy and proud (and that aren’t tacky).

The year of the rooster

Heading to Ballarat to celebrate the year of the rooster? Here’s how Chinese New Year is looking down our way.

Australia Day at the Mill

NOTHING says Australia more than devouring home-made lamingtons. And this Australia Day you’ll be able to do just that with a picnic at Creswick Woollen Mills.

Medieval adventures

DID you know Kryal Castle is open every day of the school holidays? Well now you do.

Your Beer Festival escape

THE BALLARAT Beer Festival is returning to the city for another year, so why not make a weekend of it?

An intimate parlour gig

AS YOU walk through the wrought iron gates of Greenfield Place, you can’t help but feel like you’ve entered into a secret sanctuary.

A culinary crawl

SUMMER is the perfect time to get out and explore the culinary delights that Ballarat and surrounds has to offer.

Happy when it rains

A LITTLE bit of summer rain shouldn’t keep anyone away from Ballarat. Here’s a list of five things to do even if the weather isn’t cooperating.