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Thanksgiving – GC style!

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Here on the beautiful Gold Coast, we much to be thankful for also and since we’ve already adopted Halloween, why not Thanksgiving? For the […]

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Mummy Tree Christmas Markets

The Mummy Tree Christmas Markets are a little bit different to what you may expect…the market is not a second hand market or just a baby market, nor is it 100% handmade. The Mummy Tree Market is a boutique family market, providing quality, unique products and services which are not mass produced or easily found […]

Surfers Paradise Beachfront markets


By Benjamen Judd   Yay for summer! One of our favourite things to do here on the sunny heaven that is the Gold Coast during the best season of the year is spending evenings meandering along The Esplanade in the heat enjoying some of the best local foods and designs that the region has to […]



By Benjamen Judd   We dare anyone to say that they were not completely overwhelmed and uplifted by the sheer glorificous (that IS a word!) exuberance depicted in the Bacchanalian party scenes in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. Say what you like about the rest of the film, casting or whatever (personally, we loved it […]


The Grand from 14th November

The Arts Centre Gold Coast The Space November 14 – November 23, 2013 When a mysterious young woman arrives at The Grand Hotel seeking shelter one dark night, she is taken in by proprietor Matilda and trained in the art of fine hotel service. But Eugenia soon learns that here, comfort means much more than […]



GC Indie Film and TV Network has nowconcluded five years and what a journey!  So far we have had some amazing guests and over the years these Indie Nightshave successfully built networks and connected many people in the filmindustry.   November 20th is a special night, as we are now going to be based in theParadise […]

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Tweed Foodie Fest from 27th November

Tweed Foodie Fest was inspired after the 2011 inaugural “Foodie Friday” dinner party, which surprised organisers and attracted over 800 people.  The festival has since grown to a five day celebration of local food and food culture, with events and activities across the Tweed region. Agriculture and tourism are key building blocks of the Tweed […]

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Gatorade QLD Triathlon competition 17th November

Here is all the info you need to know!   QTS Swim course The Robina swim course for QTS competitors is a 400m U shaped course at event 3 (750m at Event 5 in January). Swimmers head 140m to the first swim buoy. Then head 60m to the next swim buoy, and turn left again. […]


Yellowood Music Festival 16th November

Set amongst one of the last bastions of real country living between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Yellowood Music Festival is the latest installment from the team at Cotton Productions. With the backdrop of the cane fields the festival will be held on November 16th in the old rodeo arena of the 125-year-old Gem Hotel. The festival is a pristine setting for […]


Gold Coast Brick Event, 9th and 10th November 2013

Brick Events Pty Ltd is private company whose main propose is to organise, conduct and manage exhibitions made up of Lego creations in the regional centres of Queensland and northern New South Wales. The company is teaming up with Bricks n Fun, Brisbane’s #1 Lego Speciality Shop and the Friends of Bricks n Fun group, […]


Experience cinema at The Arts Centre Gold Coast

The Arts Centre Gold Coast has a cinema space dedicated to arts and indy films. The space is gorgeous and it is a really cool take on the modern cinema experience. Check out what is currently showing here.



Gallery 1November 2 – December 1, 2013 The Gold Coast campus of Queensland College of Art at Griffith University has gained a reputation for nurturing local creative talent. This year’s Graduating Fine Art and Honours artists embrace their position on the threshold of embarking on their careers as professional artists through their exhibition Liminal. Through sculpture, […]


We Love a Launch

By Benjamen Judd Our favourite local art space, 19 Karen Contemporary, has announced a new selection of works from esteemed Australian contemporary artists Esther Erlich, Johnny Romeo, Michaela Kloeckner and Richard Denny. A quaternity of solo shows that will occupy the space at the same time, the curators at 19Karen have succeeded in creating a […]

Kuku Paka

Recipe of the month for October.

KUKU PAKA Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of cooking oil/butter 1 onion, finely sliced 2 Green peppers, chopped 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced Half Teaspoon of ground ginger 1 teaspoon curry powder 4 or 5 whole cloves 1 teaspoon of salt 1 whole chicken, cut into quarters or smaller 1 cup water 4 potatoes, cleaned and […]

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Jess keen to help regain bikini record!

DRESSED in a hot pink, polka-dot bikini, Jessica Young can’t keep it on the QT anymore. The 20-year-old QT Hotel waitress has signed up for the Gold Coast Bikini Parade and has roped in some of her colleagues to try to break the world record on Surfers Paradise beach next month. The Coast held the […]

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