February 21, 2013 by Mark
The best of surf culture will be celebrated when this year’s Bleach Festival takes place [Read more]
December 27, 2012 by James
Horse racing enthusiasts can start the New Year in winning fashion at the Magic Millions horse sale and racing carnival next month.
The 2013 event starts on Friday, January 4 and [Read more]
November 14, 2012 by Mark
Fans of UK boy band One Direction can now follow their idols around the globe, thanks to a new iPhone application designed by a Gold Coast man and released just in time for the launch of the [Read more]
October 31, 2012 by Robyn
Boat-lovers and sailing fans will find plenty to interest them at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo this weekend.
The show, which [Read more]
September 26, 2012 by Mark
Next month is the last chance for local businesses to enter the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, before the annual winners are announced in November.
The awards, held each [Read more]
August 7, 2012 by Mark
The Gold Coast Show will celebrate its 106th anniversary this year and organisers promise it will be better than ever before. The Gold Coast Show expands each year to provide visitors and exhibitors with [Read more]
July 7, 2012 by Mark
Everyone wants to give their children the very best and the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Expo, taking place in Varsity Lakes this July, has been developed to help people do just that.
This expo provides [Read more]
June 9, 2012 by Robyn
‘Australian Booty’ is the new show by comedienne and rap artist Candy Bowers and aims to address the way in which female beauty is portrayed in Australia. Candy has developed the show which features music, dance and comedy because she believes the rarity of plus-sized and black women in the media in Australia is unacceptable.
Even though this show does feature a great deal of comedy, it also tackles some important issues such as the lack of large, black women in magazines and on the television.
Candy believes it was her time at Edinburgh Fringe Festival that really highlighted the issues for her. From her time on stage in Australia, Candy had become accustomed to her appearance making people laugh but the reaction of the Edinburgh audience was very different. Instead of laughter, Candy was greeted with wolf whistles.
“What I began to understand is that Australian culture views women and beauty in a very narrow way.”
Large, black women are rarely portrayed as beautiful in the media and are rarely in the public eye which is affecting how Australians define beauty.
“I made the show because I’m invisible and my community is not represented.”
Printing companies help shows like this to gain exposure through poster and flyer printing and this is a show people won’t want to miss. ‘Australian Booty’ will be on at Brisbane Powerhouse from 30th May to 10th June 2012 and people from all over Queensland, from Brisbane to Burleigh Heads are being invited to come along for a great and thought-provoking night out.
May 22, 2012 by Mark
The federal government has approved plans to improve the Gold Coast airport. These plans include intentions to land bigger planes, link to rail networks and introduce new equipment that will help pilots land in poor weather conditions. The airport also plans [Read more]
April 19, 2012 by Mark
Retailers in Queensland areas such as Burleigh Heads are claiming that they missed out on millions of dollars over Easter weekend. This is due to the shops being closed for at least two days over the long weekend. [Read more]