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What’s on across the coast this weekend
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What’s on across the coast this weekend

Summer’s disappearing faster than a Frosty Fruit after a day in the sun, so we’re packing in the activities while we can. Luckily there’s plenty of events making the most of the long days and balmy nights this weekend, like musical bingo, a double-day blues-barbecue and bottomless lunches. Some of the coast’s best venues are putting on cracker parties for the Hottest 100 countdowns, with live music and tasty treats to boot. Here's a snapshot of what's on from Thursday January 21 to Sunday January 24. more

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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever!   more

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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer
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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer

This year may have robbed us of many of our favourite pastimes, but live music, foodie festivals and exhibitions are coming back in 2021 with a vengeance and we couldn't be happier. Never again will we take life's simple pleasures like catching a live gig or meeting with mates for a beer for granted. With that in mind, here are five unmissable events to add to your calendar immediately. more

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From bendy archers to sandy sundowners – five unmissable events at BLEACH* 2020!
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From bendy archers to sandy sundowners – five unmissable events at BLEACH* 2020!

BLEACH* is set to make a triumphant return to the Gold Coast – hurrah! Kicking off on Thursday November 12, the annual arts and cultural event will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens in Benowa. While the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight, we’ve cherry-picked our top five events for your viewing pleasure. From parties at an abandoned block of houses to acrobatic archers – go ahead and clear your calendar because you definitely won't want to miss these. more

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Factory Summer Festival is coming to Brisbane and the line-up is huge
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Factory Summer Festival is coming to Brisbane and the line-up is huge

In probably some of the most exciting news to be announced this year, a massive music event – Factory Summer Festival – has revealed it's heading to Brisbane with a jam-packed line-up of Australian musical talent. If everything goes to plan (we are crossing our fingers and toes), then this series of gigs will be here come December. Start planning your outfit pronto. more

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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia and the premiere celebration of all things spring – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to bloom in its 71st year. Picture-perfect flora, plenty of family-friendly fun and local foodie adventures are all on offer over the course of the entertainment-filled festival from September 18–27. So you know what events to make the roadtrip for (there are more than 30 of them!), we have curated our top five picks of (horti)cultural adventures to get around – from dog-friendly activities and street-art walking tours to grand floral parades and Ferris-wheel rides. Read on to discover what to add to your calendar ... more


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HOTA announces Rage Against The V(irus) Artist Fund for Gold Coast creatives
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HOTA announces Rage Against The V(irus) Artist Fund for Gold Coast creatives

While HOTA – the Gold Coast's own Home of the Arts – may be temporarily closed, the team is still working tirelessly to help the city's arts industry and creative communities navigate their way through these challenging times. This week, HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke announced Rage Against The V(irus) Artist Fund – an initiative designed to turn downtime into a spark for innovation, using digital technology as the medium. more

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Real to reel – Murwillumbah to host international Craft Film Festival this March
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Real to reel – Murwillumbah to host international Craft Film Festival this March

Those of us who aren't involved in the hands-on aspect of craft making probably rarely consider the human relationship between the maker and materials – more often than not, it's simply a process of identifying an appealing aesthetic, then making a purchase. Though, if you're interested in digging deeper into wonderful world of crafts and making, don't miss Murwillumbah's Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival on Saturday March 21. more

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Missed out on tickets to From Brissy, With Love? You can still join the fun(draising) – and win some incredible prizes!
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Missed out on tickets to From Brissy, With Love? You can still join the fun(draising) – and win some incredible prizes!

In case you missed it, last week we announced that we were joining forces with the team behind iconic Newstead live-music institution The Triffid to support From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit. While the concert component of the event sold out in record time, there are plenty of reasons to come along in the early afternoon. There's live music, mouthwatering bites and more, plus we've assembled a collection of seriously phenomenal prizes for the event's charity raffle – we're talking the kind of haul that'll have you digging deep for a good cause. more

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Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns
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Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns

Festival of Small Halls, a travelling music festival dedicated to voyaging only to small regional towns, has announced its summer program. The festival will kick off at the Mullum Music Festival on November 17, before embarking on a journey across 20 town halls throughout regional Queensland, venturing as far north as Cairns, before coming back down to wrap up at the Woodford Folk Festival from December 27 to January 1. more