Behind the magic of Swell Festival

JUSTIN FAULL Last week, Currumbin was host to one of the most awe-inspiring events on the Gold Coast- the Swell Sculpture Festival. Over fifty different artworks were showcased across the 8th to the 17th of September, ranging from small … [Read more...]

Griffith Student Lands Dream Job with Commonwealth Games

By: ABBIGAIL PALUDAN Griffith University student, Madison Spedding, claimed a job with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Corporation (GOLDOC) after completing an internship at their headquarters. Journalism graduate, Spedding, worked hard … [Read more...]

Whistle Dixie a huge success at Broadbeach Country Music Festival

JUSTIN FAULL The Gold Coast welcomed the annual Broadbeach Country Music Festival last July for its most successful iteration yet. The free event hosted over 20 artists this year, all from Southeast Queensland. New band on the block, … [Read more...]

Independent artists make 30% of music sales

EMILY FERNANDEZ Australians independent musicians have been given an insight into their contribution in an industry-first report. The study, published last week by Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), found independent music … [Read more...]

State Library Celebrating Indigenous Literacy day

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK National Indigenous Literacy Day will be celebrated with a special event at the Queensland State Library on Wednesday. Ms Suzy Wilson, founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, along with the foundation's patron … [Read more...]

Global organisation set to revolutionise Gold Coast live music scene

KATHRYN UNDERWOOD   Global music organisation, Sofarsounds, has launched on the Gold Coast, giving local artists a platform to showcase their musical talent. The Gold Coast is following in the footsteps of other Australian cities … [Read more...]

Behind the scenes of our beautiful beaches

JAIME-LEE WOODS Gold Coast beaches are undergoing maintenance ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. With more than double the Gold Coast’s population expected to attend the event, the council is working to ensure our beaches will be ready … [Read more...]

Mount Warning: a clash between culture and tourism

KATHRYN UNDERWOOD   Popular North Coast destination, Mount Warning, is proving grounds for debate amongst the local Aboriginal population and tourists. Also known as 'Wollumbin', the mountain attracts over 100,000 visitors per year … [Read more...]

Gold Coast Multicultural Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

SARA WECKERLE Thousands of locals and tourists flocked to Broadwater Parklands on Sunday August 6th to celebrate the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival. The annual event showcased more than 50 stalls of international food, arts and crafts, … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters are going vegan

OLIVIA WECKERLE With the Gold Coast’s easy going, beach lifestyle it only makes sense that people are becoming more health and ethically curious. This interest has brought many people to veganism, a diet and lifestyle free from all animal … [Read more...]