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Hidden Lines up Events For Summer

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Tugun’s newest night spot, Hidden, has released the details of their upcoming events for November and December. The wine and cocktail bar has been well-patronised by Southern Gold Coast locals and visitors since it opened in July, with new events ensuring the momentum continues through summer.
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Tugun’s First Wine Bar Opens

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Tugun’s first wine bar, Hidden, has now opened. As the name suggests, the bar is tucked away behind Groove Café in Tugun Village, and is the latest venture from owner James Park – the well-known Singing Barista.  
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Southern Gold Coast Takes Out Music Awards

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015


Two Southern Gold Coast entrants took out major awards at the Gold Coast Music Awards held in July. The inaugural Currumbin music event, Buskers by the Creek, won Live Music Event of the Year, and the Soundlounge at Currumbin RSL took out top spot for Live Music Venue of the Year.

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Bleach* Festival Transfers to New Entity

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bleach* Festival, an initiative of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, is moving to its own independent  company from 1 July, 2015. The new entity, Bleached Arts Ltd, will take ownership of Bleach* Festival and be responsible for delivering the annual event – now the largest arts and cultural festival in the city.
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Southern Gold Coast Arts and Culture Trail

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

With a growing arts and cultural scene establishing its roots on the Southern Gold Coast, CSGC is developing a new brochure called the Southern Gold Coast Arts and Culture Trail. The brochure will be available shortly, and will be free to the general public as well as accommodation providers, restaurants, coffee shops and tourism businesses across the region to promote this growing cultural space.  ..

CSGC Profile: Café d’bar and Gallery

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The old Queenslander at the top of the hill opposite the Point Danger Lookout has had many reincarnations over the years, servicing busloads of tourists as a snack bar and ice cream parlour. But it’s not since owners Donna and Steve Archdeacon transformed the run down site into the Café d’bar restaurant and gallery eight years ago that it has become a local attraction in itself.   

While they have a strong following including local world champ surfers and nearby residents, Donna says they also look after the needs of international tourists, short stay visitors from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth and day trippers from Brisbane. ..

Local Artists for Kirra Hill Art Gallery Bookings

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kirra Hill Community Centre, in Garrick Street, Coolangatta, has a number of last-minute spots available for local artists to exhibit at their popular Art Gallery in June. There is no cost to be involved. 

The bookings run in two week blocks, and the last remaining vacancies for this year are June 15 - 29 and June 29 - July 13. There are also vacancies available for all of next year. 

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Buskers by the Creek to Return in 2015

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

Buskers by the Creek 2015 has received approval and will be back in Winders Park, Currumbin on 17 and 18 October 2015. The outdoor music and entertainment event attracted crowds of over 10,000 people in its inaugural year last year, and organisers will be busy holding various “Side Street” events at various locations throughout the year to promote the festival to new audiences. As such they are anticipating an even greater crowd in 2015.  ..

Buskers by the Creek

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over 10,000 people flocked to Winders Park on the weekend of 18-19 October, to watch more than 140 performers showcase their talents along Currumbin’s creek scape for the inaugural Buskers by the Creek event.   ..

Bin 72 Opening at The Strand

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bin 72, the newest star on the Coolangatta dining scene, is opening at The Strand on Saturday November 8. It’s the latest venture from highly-acclaimed chef Daniel Ridgeway following the success of his two other Gold Coast restaurants.  ..

Celebrate Gold Coast at Coolangatta

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The City of Gold Coast's 'Celebrate Gold Coast' festival was held on Sunday 28 September in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta. Crowds of people came out to enjoy the sunshine on the Southern Gold Coast, with headline act popular group “Sheppard” performing their #1 single "Geronimo"

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It’s Coffee Time

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

With such an array of great coffee shops on the Southern Gold Coast, CSGC has put together a colour brochure listing all the best places to grab a coffee – designed for tourists and visitors to navigate the coffee culture on the SGC. ..

CSGC Profile: Arno Schilling Wood Carver & Sculptor

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

A local resident of Currumbin Valley for 30 years, Arno Schilling is a talent in a field of his own – possibly the only person in Australia to exhibit such skill in hand carving wooden masterpieces. Born in the German city of Karlsruhe, home of the automobile inventor Karl Benz, Arno moved to Australia as a young man, building homes in Melbourne. Before long, he and his wife Trudi moved to the Gold Coast in 1969 to be closer to family, where Arno’s real artistic career began.    ..

‘Those Guys’ Team up for Events

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With health and fitness playing a big part in the way of life on the Southern Gold Coast, this month our business feature is on Chris Van Hoot and Matt Judd, cofounders of ‘Those Guys Events’. Their passion for sport and adventure is bringing new events to the Southern Gold Coast that combine an active and healthy lifestyle with our picturesque natural landscape.  ..

CSGC Launches New Website

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Our new look website www.southerngoldcoast.com.au has officially launched this week. All Southern Gold Coast businesses are encouraged to view the website and check the details of their free Business listing courtesy of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, or contact us to be added to the database.  ..

Opera on the Beach Wins Hearts Across City

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Queen of the Night may have sung her last note in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, but the magic of Opera on the Beach has only just begun for the city, with thousands of Gold Coasters delighted by an evening under the stars for the three sold-out shows on 9, 10 and 11 May.  ..

Cooly Rocks On May 30 – June 9

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It’s always a great time of year as Coolangatta rocks and rolls into the 10-day Cooly Rocks On Nostalgia Festival. The atmosphere is starting to pick up as the Festival gets set to kick off on Friday May 30 in time for a huge opening weekend of music, cars and Rock ‘N Roll dancing in the streets of Coolangatta.  ..

Rainbow Bay – Queensland’s Cleanest Beach

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It’s a clean sweep for Southern Gold Coast beaches winning Queensland’s Cleanest Beaches for the past three years in a row, with Rainbow Bay crowned Queensland’s Cleanest Beach this month. The annual awards are run by Keep Queensland Beautiful. ..

Cooly Rocks On Again in 2014

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shine your shoes and slick your hair back, Cooly Rocks On is hitting our streets from 30 May to 9 June. Coolangatta will be transformed into one big party, celebrating everything that was great about the 50s and 60s – from the cars, the music and fashion to the street parades and jivin’ atmosphere.  ..

Coolangatta’s Opera on the Beach

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

The most spectacular event to be staged on the Gold Coast this year is rapidly approaching. Now just days away from the performances on 9, 10 and 11 May, the excitement surrounding Opera on the Beach is building to an almighty crescendo! Read more… ..

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