If you haven’t seen a copy of ambedo magazine, you’re missing out!

Ambedo is more than just a beautifully produced zine. You’ll also find it on tumbler, facebook   and coming soon to YouTube.

Produced by former and current BSSC students, ambedo aims to inspire readers in making a positive impact in their lives and on those around them, and create a better awareness of the local arts, music, events, business, and most importantly, youth culture.

Issue one features stories on two of our amazing young achievers, Year 12 students Belle Harwood and Reza Azimi.

Co-Director Tom Cook says the team at ambedo wants to create a space that provides a little bit of everything – music, art, interviews, reviews, photography, competitions, creative writing, local issues, featured artists, and more.

“We want to involve the local youth community,” Tom said. “We’re looking for submissions from young people to be featured either in the printed zine or in our other media.”

Tom is one of a group of former BSSC students who grabbed hold of the idea for a youth-based zine and ran with it. Along with Jahmiele Hicks, Ruby Baker and Milli Browne, who all graduated BSSC in 2015, and Jasper Turpie, Mikayla Kerr and Ashley Eidon who graduated at the end of last year. Current Year 12 student Ryan Peterson also writes for the magazine. Together they have created something really special with the potential to grow along with the creativity of Bendigo’s youth.

“The team at ambedo would love to hear your ideas or submissions,” Tom said. “If you’re interested in journalism or are studying art, it’s a great opportunity to add to your creative resume.

“People can hit us up on facebook, or go online to the submissions application page at Yo Bendigo. We also meet every Tuesday from 4.30 pm at 45 Mundy Street (Yo Bendigo’s creative hub) and everyone’s welcome to come along and share ideas, food and music.”

Check out our submission application page here and get involved:

Pick up a copy of the zine from the counter in the BSSC library.