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.
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. ..
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. ..
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.
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. ..
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, 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. ..
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"
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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… ..
If you missed it, you must have been living under a rock. Bleach* Festival has just rolled through town, with three fun-filled weeks of events celebrating the best of our unique arts and surfing culture on the Southern Gold Coast and across the city. ..
Longing for more Bleach* fun already? Well, it’s just around the corner, with Opera on the Beach getting ready to serenade the shores of Greenmount Beach on May 9, 10 and 11. Corporate Packages are now available for up to 20 VIP tickets to this Australian-first event. ..