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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. more

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Snaps that speak – local photographers unite for mental health with pop-up exhibition Collective Minds
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Snaps that speak – local photographers unite for mental health with pop-up exhibition Collective Minds

This Thursday September 12, a pop-up exhibition called Collective Minds will be revealed to the public with one clear vision in mind – to shine a light on mental health by using photography as the catalyst for conversation. The exhibition is a collaboration between Gold Coast charity LIVIN and Robina Town Centre, and will feature courageous works by some of the Gold Coast's best emerging and celebrated photographers. more

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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year
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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year

Bleach* Festival is back again with a thrilling site-specific contemporary arts and culture program, featuring everything from incredible art installations to breathtaking live productions and goosebump-worthy music performances. From April 17–28, the Gold Coast will be fully immersed in all-things Bleach*, and while the entire festival program is worthy of the spotlight, we’ve picked out our top five events not to miss. From huge choral ensembles through to live theatre performances witnessed from the comfort of your own car, take a look below to see our favourites for this year’s festival. more

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Let's rage –  HOTA's new Let there be rock! exhibition kicks off a summer of rock'n'roll
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Let’s rage –  HOTA’s new Let there be rock! exhibition kicks off a summer of rock’n’roll

An eclectic exhibition celebrating three decades of rock music and culture is kicking off at HOTA this summer, and you'll definitely want a piece of the action. The exhibition, Let there be rock!, opens true to style on Saturday December 8 with a beer garden, free rock anthems, and a Q&A with those who lived through the Gold Coast's heyday of live and loud rock music. more

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Step outside the square – the coast's best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with
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Step outside the square – the coast’s best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with

Live your best life. Now, that's a set of words that are thrown around a lot these days, but how many of us actually do live our best lives? When the time comes that you stumble across your significant other, you're kind of expected to settle down, buy a house, save whatever little money is left after mortgage repayments and, you know, just generally scale back our lives completely to prepare for the future. Sound familiar? Well, the folks at Smith Collective, the coast's revolutionary new rental community, want to flip the script on 'adulting' for couples. We're in the know (it's our job), so Smith Collective teamed up with yours truly to let you know all about the best upcoming events and must-do foodie experiences across the Gold Coast. Forget Netflix and toasties on the couch – this is how you do it. more

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The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA
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The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA

The exhibition to showcase the finalists in the coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 will officially launch at HOTA this weekend. The winner of the prestigious award, considered one of the most important accolades for contemporary Australian photographic practice, will be announced at the exhibition's launch on Friday October 19. You've got until November 25 to experience this visual feast. more


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Get blooming at Botanical Bazaar this spring
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Get blooming at Botanical Bazaar this spring

Get excited – spring has almost sprung! You know what that means? It's time to roll out the astro turf for the Gold Coast's biggest gardening expo, Botanical Bazaar. All the green thumbs and plant lovers out there, be sure to put Sunday September 16 in your diary – you do not want to miss this. more

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Witness the city's evolution at HOTA's We are Gold Coast exhibition
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Witness the city’s evolution at HOTA’s We are Gold Coast exhibition

The Gold Coast oft gets a pretty crummy wrap from uninformed out-of-towners who still scoff into their soy latte at the very mention of the Gold Coast, believing the city is nothing more than surf, Schoolies and theme parks. But the truth is that we, its residents, know that those outdated stereotypes couldn't be further from the truth. We are Gold Coast: works from the Gallery at HOTA is a brand-new exhibition that shines a light on the city's evolution. 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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See the Gold Coast through a disposable camera at The Indisposable Concept's CLIK CLAK exhibition
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See the Gold Coast through a disposable camera at The Indisposable Concept’s CLIK CLAK exhibition

When was the last time you went and got a roll of film developed? You probably don't even remember ... that's what your iPhone is for, right? Well, there's an exclusive exhibition hitting the coast in a few weeks time that will challenge that theory. CLIK CLAK by The Indisposable Concept is the first of a series of city-specific pop-up exhibitions created with disposable cameras, and it kicks off right here on the Gold Coast on Friday October 6. more

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Venture up to GOMA and step inside Marvel's cinematic universe
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Venture up to GOMA and step inside Marvel’s cinematic universe

Calling all Marvel blockbuster fans, film buffs, art lovers and appreciators of fictional masterpieces (that covers most of you) – there's a new exhibition launching at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) this weekend and it's going to blow your mind. More than 500 pieces from Marvel Entertainment's archives and private collections will form part of  Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, which will run at the iconic Brisbane gallery from May 27 until September 3.  more