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Fashion Forward

A major exhibition, Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast hits The Arts Centre Gold Coast this month. The exhibition celebrates some of the most iconic fashion images of the past century as the publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour opens up its photography archive to the public. The exhibition shows the sharp contrast from the early 20th century compared to the modern day. Galler ...

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Kind Kids Rule!

Have you heard of the Choose Kind Classroom Challenge? It encourages students to create and spread more kindness in the world while being kind to their peers and teachers. It is linked with the upcoming movie WONDER, in cinemas November 30. WONDER is an uplifting and inspirational story that has been praised for its important messages of kindness and acceptance. The movie is an adaption of RJ Palacio's nove ...

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Lindisfarne’s Sam Backs a Winner

Former Wallaby great, best-selling author and nationally recognised media personality Peter FitzSimons will come to Twin Towns in support of a Kids In Need (KIN) Schools Day fundraiser organised by local Year 7 student Samuel Smith from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. At the beginning of 2016, Sam made a pledge to create a legacy that would create awareness and raise funds for the local community. In s ...

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Calendar for a Cause

Australian young women’s breast cancer charity, So Brave, launched late last month. The charity specialises in empowering, supporting and educating women under 40 to be breast aware. As part of the official launch, So Brave founder, CEO and breast cancer survivor Rachelle Panitz (aged 36) unveiled the charity’s 2018 So Brave calendar. It features young breast cancer survivor models in full body paint, shot ...

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Buskers Bring It

One of the GC’s newest fave festivals, Buskers By The Creek, is set to explode (musically!) Creekside on October 14-15. It’s free and family-friendly, attracting more than 24,000 people last year so make sure you get there early to snag the best seats. While the list of performers is massive, we are all keen to experience the Gold Coast’s favourite band of 11-year-olds, Valley Vibes. Visit www.buskersbythec ...

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Australia’s Fave Sister

As you will know, the brave, feisty, fabulous and much-loved Connie Johnson passed away last month. With brother Samuel and the mighty Village they built, Connie raised more than $7 million dollars for cancer research. Hachette Australia, publisher of Connie’s bestselling book Love Your Sister has just donated $5000 to Connie’s cause and will continue to donate a percentage from every copy of Connie’s book ...

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Ekka Goes Back to Nature

The Ekka’s iconic natural fibres fashion parades are set to be amped up with a host of new initiatives for Ekka’s 140th season, later this month. A regular contributor of fashion advice to haven magazine, The Style Report’s Laura Churchill will produce and direct this year’s ‘Back to Nature’ themed natural fibres fashion parades. “We want our audiences to experience Queensland farming and then understand ho ...

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Your Lucky Number

Remember the number 56. No, it’s not a lucky Keno number – it’s a pretty cool social movement inspiring our kids, while also supporting disadvantaged students to get an education. We aren't sure what we love most - Fiftysix tablet kits (to teach young minds about the inner workings of a computer via easy snap-together components), Fiftysix VR Kits (virtual reality via cardboard and your smartphone), Fiftysi ...

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Illuminate Your Senses

GLOW is the Gold Coast’s unique night time digital art, light, water and laser experience and it’s headlining on Saturday, July 8 (5 - 10pm) at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, Surfers Paradise. Don’t miss the spectacular laser show on the lake, interactive gaming, virtual reality activations, glow in the dark yoga and tai chi, as well as digital murals. There will also be roving street performers, dancers ...

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The New Dreamworld

There has been loads going on at Dreamworld recently with new attractions launching in time for the school holidays. Tiger Island’s Up Close Experience offers viewing tunnels into the enclosure that kids can crawl through, while double-storey Treehouse cabanas and the Parkway Patisserie and Grill add new flavour to the park. A live music and special events program, a series of ‘Park After Dark’ events and a ...

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