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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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 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, ..
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. ..