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Cakes for a cause – gather the gals and head to the High Tea with Friends charity event
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Cakes for a cause – gather the gals and head to the High Tea with Friends charity event

Tea, colourful cakes, fresh scones (with jam and cream, of course), dainty sandwiches – oh yes, we're all for a fancy high tea! Though, most of us really only do high tea when it's a special occasion, like a birthday or a baby shower. If you're done waiting for the next excuse to indulge in a high tea experience, then gather the girls and book a table at High Tea with Friends – it's happening at Southport Sharks on Saturday May 26. The best part? It's all for an incredibly wonderful cause. more

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The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!
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The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!

You may have seen The Pop-Up Hotel before – a luxurious bell tent in the middle of Brisbane Festival, on the sandy shores of Kirra at Bleach* Festival, or smack-bang in the middle of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. As its name implies, The Pop-Up Hotel can pop up anywhere at any time ... and this May it's bringing a whimsical night of luxury to Death Valley Fun Camp. more

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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two

Wow, what a week! Festival 2018 has well and truly delivered the goods, from culinary celebrations to colourful cultural displays and contortionism – we've seen it all! If you're yet to venture in to check out all of the action, there's plenty still to come across all areas of the Gold Coast. Hold onto your hats folks because week two is set to be jam-packed with fun things to see and do, here is our pick of top five must-see events from April 9 to 14. more

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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week One
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week One

It's been hailed the most ambitious multi-day festival the Gold Coast has ever seen and it's finally here! Festival 2018 kicks off on Wednesday April 4 and brings with it a culinary and cultural smorgasbord of things to see and do, from wandering maze-like sculptures to marvelling at the physicality and power of contemporary Australian circus. With so much happening around the coast, it's easy to get overwhelmed and miss something so we thought we'd do you a solid and round-up our top five must-see events in week one (from April 4 to 8). more

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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018
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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, our fine city is gearing up for one the most pivotal years in its history. Just when we thought we couldn't cram any more excitement into the first half of 2018, the talented crew behind Bleach* Festival drops its most genre-bending and ambitious program ever. The 18 days of action kicks off on Thursday March 29 – here's what's in store. more

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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

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From electrifying athleticism to indigenous magic – five unmissable events at The Gold Coast Arts Centre this year
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From electrifying athleticism to indigenous magic – five unmissable events at The Gold Coast Arts Centre this year

Something big is brewing on the Gold Coast. It involves electrifying athleticism, musical gems, a hint of mayhem, soul-stirring stories and a helluva lot of string. Intrigued? You should be! The Arts Centre Gold Coast's 2018 season has been bubbling under the surface for while – but we decided it was time to lift the lid and expose some of the mind-blowing cultural goodness that awaits you this year. The arts and culture hub has combined 40,000 years of indigenous culture, added a splash emotion-driven contemporary dance, stirred in a 52-person ensemble and sprinkled on some theatrical madness to create this year's line-up. Here are our top picks ... more


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Get into the festive spirit at this waterside Christmas wonderland
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Get into the festive spirit at this waterside Christmas wonderland

Christmas means many different things to all of us, but there are a few points we can agree on that make it such a special time of year. It’s coming together to celebrate with our nearest and dearest, a reminder that the spirit of giving is important, and (of course) a wonderful excuse to eat a large amount of delicious food. One place that ties these crucial elements together perfectly is Sanctuary Cove. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15, the luxury master-planned community will be overtaken with jolly vibes and loads of free family-friendly fun for A Sanctuary Cove Christmas. more

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The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season
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The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season

It's been a shining, shimmering, action-packed year of live theatre, arts, exhibitions, cabarets and all sorts of cultural goodness at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. While we've all been continually swept off our feet this year by the arts precinct's sights and sounds, even bigger things have been bubbling away under the surface. Well, wait no more – the curtain has now been raised to reveal what's in store for the year ahead. Let's just say 2018 is going to be a show stopper. more

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Enjoy a not-so-silent night under the stars at the 2017 Mayor's Christmas Carols
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Enjoy a not-so-silent night under the stars at the 2017 Mayor’s Christmas Carols

It's official –  December is upon us and the Christmas countdown has begun! You know what that means, don't you? The Christmas tree goes up, the credit cards begin to run hot and Mariah Carey's Christmas album gets put on repeat (we know you all do it). If, like us, you're bursting at the seams with excitement that it's now that time of year where it's socially acceptable to blast the festive tunes, then you'll want to pull out the picnic rug for a not-so-silent night at the Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast on Saturday December 2. more

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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day
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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day

Let’s be real, our lives would be terrible without animals – the joy a pet can bring cannot be quantified. The only thing that could possibly compare to the feeling of patting a happy puppy is eating some scrumptious cupcakes, which is why the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is such an important event. It’s time to get your bake on, invite some friends around and raise funds to help rescue and rehabilitate the thousands of animals that the RSPCA shelters yearly. more

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We’ve just launched another huge giveaway game – just because we love you
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We’ve just launched another huge giveaway game – just because we love you

The look of love is in our eyes and we're looking right at you, dear readers. It's true – we really, truly love you. That's why from February 14 – Valentine's Day, in case you forgot – until Thursday February 16, we're showering you with gifts. Forget the mushy cards and long-stemmed roses, we're giving you the opportunity to take part in another huge giveaway game so you can share the love. Note: if you haven’t yet found all of the candy hearts, we’ve made it easier for you! Keep searching – the more you find, the more chances you have to win. more

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The round up: where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast
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The round up: where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast

Okay mates, it's that time of year again – Australia Day is upon us. Now, this year it's on a Thursday, which kind of throws us working folk into a mid-week spin, but hey – it's that one day of the year where we can ditch work and really glow with national pride. Some of us like to celebrate with a Milton mango in hand, others dust off the Akubra's and head to the beach. However you roll, we've put together a bloody handy list of events across the Gold Coast where you can celebrate Australia Day in 2017. more

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Let your hair down and run wild at Pacific Fair
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Let your hair down and run wild at Pacific Fair

Things are getting a little bit wild at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre this January. If you noticed a few growling noises and rumbles in the jungle during your shopping adventures, it's not your stomach (it's really not) – it's a fun new concept called Run Wild that is bringing the centre to life by day and night. more