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Bleach* Festival Receives National Recognition

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Our very own Bleach* Festival has been recognised amongst the best in the country in the recently announced nominees of the 18th annual Helpmann Awards. ..

Bleach* Returns Bigger and Better in 2018

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Gold Coast’s premier arts and culture festival, Bleach* is returning from 29 March to 15 April, bigger and better than ever.  ..

Louise Bezzina Wins Gold Coast Women in Business Award

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Bleach* Festival Artistic Director, Louise Bezzina, won the Arts and Cultural Award at the annual Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in October. Sponsored by CSGC, it was a proud moment for the Southern Gold Coast, with the inaugural Gold Coast Businesswoman of the Year and now local area Councillor, Gail O’Neill, also on hand to congratulate Louise. ..

Opera on the Beach to Return in 2017

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coolangatta’s Opera on the Beach will return to our shores in September 2017, with six magical nights of Opera Australia’s ‘Aida’ performed on the country’s only beachside stage.  ..

Bleach* Festival Wraps for Another Year

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016

The annual Bleach* Festival has swept across the Southern Gold Coast, and the city, for another year, leaving in its wake a trail of art, culture, tastes and sounds to savour until its return in March, 2017. This year's Toolona Street Festival was another great success, along with new events for the Southern Gold Coast, including Shifting Sands, Luminaries, The Strand to the Sand and the Opera Salvaggio at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. ..

New home for Bleached Arts Ltd

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

Bleach* Festival’s new parent company Bleached Arts Ltd has flown the coop, departing the CSGC offices in Tugun and moving into their new home at Station Street in Currumbin. It’s a positive for the Southern Gold Coast to continue to have the heart of the Festival based here and we look forward to seeing what’s in store for Bleach* 2016. ..

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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Fundraiser Thank You

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

CSGC ran a fundraiser at several Bleach* Festival events in March to raise funds for the Kane Bennett Family Trust. Many may know Kane was tragically struck by lightning at Worongary during the freak storm on Saturday 31 January, and funds raised will go towards supporting Kane’s wife and two young children, Max and Bella.  ..

Bleach* Festival Opens in Style

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2015

The fourth annual Bleach* Festival has celebrated a fantastic opening weekend on the Southern Gold Coast with thousands gathering at free events across the region to marvel at the sights, sounds and tastes of Bleach* 2015. ..

Bleach* Festival Welcomes GM

Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2015

Bleach* Festival has welcomed a newly appointed General Manager, Matt Wilson. Matt will oversee the transition of Bleach* Festival, an initiative of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, to the City of Gold Coast’s major arts and cultural festival in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games,  ..

Bleach* Festival Transitioning to City in 2016

Posted on Monday, September 29, 2014

The overwhelming success of CSGC’s Bleach* Festival has paved the way for the festival to become the whole-of-city cultural event, with Bleach* transitioning to the City of Gold Coast after June 2015. ..

Bleach* Festival Launch

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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