Pocket Fest celebrates 10 years of growth

The Pocket Community Garden

ATHENA ZELANDONII The Pocket Community Garden in Woolloongabba will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this Sunday with Pocket Fest, a special community festival and fundraiser.   All members of the public are welcome to attend Pocket … [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...]

Author to hold fight scene workshop

Aiki Flinthart

ROMAN KATO Brisbane author Aiki Flinthart is running a special workshop on writing fight scenes involving women at the State Library of Queensland next month. The workshop, titled ‘Writing Fight Scenes Featuring Women’, is run in conjunction … [Read more...]

Fans suit up for Oz Comic-Con

Star Wars Oz Comic-Con 2018

LOUIS MITCHELL-TURNER Oz Comic-Con is back in Brisbane this weekend, giving locals a chance to dress up as their favourite pop culture characters, meet some celebrities and get their hands on all manner of themed merchandise. Yesterday was the … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters go nuts for Nutella fest

LUCY REES The Nutella Festival at Nightquarter in Helensvale was a huge hit. Guests were treated to hazelnut chocolate flavoured treats like Nutella donuts, Nutella martinis...and intrigued by unusual creations like Nutella steak and pizza. For … [Read more...]

Green living a hit for Botanical Bazaar

BY BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Gold Coasters will embrace their green side as Botanical Bazaar touches down in Nerang for a fourth year. More than 100 stalls, art exhibits and family activities will be available at the garden festival, which showcases … [Read more...]

Pin ups, rockabilly and classics hit Coast

ERIN SEMMLER More than 30 classic cars rolled into the Paddock at Helensvale NightQuarter over the weekend. Father’s Day Car Show participant John Moylan said he was happy to be involved in the new event. “They’ve (organisers) looked after all … [Read more...]

Fit and Fun Family Day promotes healthy living for children

OLIVIA WECKERLE The Fit and Fun Family Day event was held on Saturday the 16th September and aimed to inspire parents and their children to lead healthier lives. Held at Pimpama Shopping Junction, the event had a range of stalls such as … [Read more...]

Orchid show blossoms in Mermaid Waters

OLIVIA WECKERLE The 2017 Orchid Spring Show is being held at the Albert Waterways Community Centre in Mermaid Waters from Friday the 15th until Saturday the 16th of September. Secretary for the Gold Coast Orchid Society, Lew Smith wants the … [Read more...]

Swell festival brings tides of people to Currumbin beach

OLIVIA WECKERLE From the 8th to the 19th of September, Currumbin shore is jam-packed with sculptures for 2017’s Swell festival. The annual event has been a hit for crowds from all members of the community, both Gold Coast locals and … [Read more...]