Local dancer becomes international success

Savanna Haenel

TIARNI REID Like many girls growing up on the Gold Coast, Savanna Haenel had dreams of becoming a star, but what makes her different to many other girls is that she was able to turn her dreams into reality.   The former Merrimac … [Read more...]

Scandinavian Festival returns to Brisbane

Scandinavian Festival Viking

MARY JO DOWSETT Brisbane’s Scandinavian Festival is back for its eighth consecutive year on Sunday and visitors to the event can look forward to a diverse range of cultural offerings including Estonian craft beer, Finnish cuisine, Danish folk … [Read more...]

Beach Rugby Festival hits Kirra

Beach Rugby Australia

MARY JO DOWSETT AND SAKARA BELL This weekend sees Beach Rugby Australia kick off their second International Beach Rugby Festival at the Gold Coast’s Kirra Beach.   The three-day festival, which runs from September 6 to 8, will attract … [Read more...]

Quadriplegic designer promotes adaptive fashion

Carol Taylor at Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

OLIVIA SIVA Gold Coast local Carol Taylor is the world’s first quadriplegic designer and she spends her time painting and sketching designs for other quadriplegics and people with disabilities.   Taylor made history at last week’s … [Read more...]

Times are changing for Gold Coast Show

Fireworks at the Gold Coast Show

LOGAN WALKER Few events are able to really bring a community together for good old family fun in the way that a show can, and the Gold Coast Show is no exception. From sideshows and showbags to fireworks and animals, the Gold Coast Show is a bona … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival hits Brisbane

13th Annual Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

OLIVIA SIVA The 13th annual Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival starts this Sunday with the newest styles from the hottest designers parading down the runways at local hotspot, Howard Smith Wharves.   The festival is Queensland’s … [Read more...]

Gold Coast beach goers bust a move

Flashmob Gold Coast at Burleigh Beach

JESSICA AMBLER Visitors to the Gold Coast's Burleigh Beach were treated to some rather unexpected entertainment when around 40 people from Flashmob Gold Coast broke into a surprise performance on the sand on Saturday morning.   The … [Read more...]

Rockabilly festival reaches 20-year milestone

Greazefest first timer Peachy Petra

BRITTINY EDWARDS The Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary year in the Redlands area this weekend, showing that the Southeast’s love of 1950s rockabilly culture is still going strong.   The festival, … [Read more...]

Storytelling runs deep with Chasing Smoke

Storytelling is as foundational an aspect to community as a rigger is to a circus act, and only at Woodford Folk Festival, in an evocative performance like Chasing Smoke, would you find these two facets intertwine so seamlessly. Lara Croydon … [Read more...]

Creative blacksmithing project entices Woodfordians

By Connie Savage Woodford Folk Festival attendees are re-imagining the possibilities of what they can build out of everyday junk. Paradijsvogelstraat (Bird of Paradise Street) uses the tools of blacksmithing, sculpture, recycling, gardening … [Read more...]