Brisbane | Gold Coast


Fancy, Fantastic, Favourite!


Have you ever woken up from a dream and wished it was real? Well, this week Word on the Street is making all of your dreams come true. Settle into your nest and let your mind run wild, as we pour on the glitz, glamour, and gold, skipping from Superyachts – which are even better than they sound – to more books than you’ll know what to do with, and a legion of lovely live performances. You deserve it!

Superyacht Rendezvous | Gold Coat City Marina

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a superyacht. Actually, there will be a whole fleet of luxurious superyachts, as the Gold Coast City Marina hosts the inaugural Australian Superyacht Rendezvous (even the name is fancy). Descending on the Gold Coast in style, more than $150 million worth of superyachts will be on display for both sale and charter. Showcasing the deluxe, glamourous boats, and the limitless economic and tourism potential of the superyacht industry, this event is not to be missed. Set sail for luxury!

Lifeline Bookfest | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

If you need a lifeline to top up your energy, look no further than the Lifeline Bookfest. You’ll be able to breathe new life into an array of pre-loved gems at the Gold Coast’s largest second-hand book sale, flipping effortlessly from fictitious fantasy worlds to creative cookbooks and classic children’s stories. If you look closely, there might even be a few steamy Mills and Boon books too. The best part is that these thousands of second-hand treasures start from just 50 cents, so you can lose yourself in story after story. The early bird gets the book worm!

IDIIO |One Night Tour

Idiio have just one goal in mind: national takeover. With their one night tour, they’re well on their way. Having just released their hard-hitting single ‘One Night’, on which the local four-piece proudly display their funky electro-soul sound, Idiio are now out to send a message. That message starts with their debut national tour, including a massive homecoming show at Miami Shark Bar, headlining alongside Tesla Cøils, Daily Holla and DiskoDisco. Idiio are too good to love just one night, once you start you won’t be able to stop!

Puttin' on the Ritz | The Arts Centre

Glitz, glamour, gold, and all round gorgeousness. That’s what you can expect when Puttin’ on the Ritz storms into the Gold Coast. Coming straight from London’s West End, Puttin’ on the Ritz will transport you back to the Hollywood’s golden days (literally, there will be no shortage of Gold on display) where melody, rhythm, and dance reigned supreme. Some of Hollywood’s most famous tunes, including the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, will be re-enacted by award winning singers and glittering dancers. Don’t miss out, Puttin’ on the Ritz will quickly become one of your favouRITZ!

LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) | Griffith University Logan Campus

LEAF is a fun and inspiring festival for all ages, delivering a wide-range of socially conscious activities, such as eco-businesses, live music, workshops, demonstrations, and children’s activities. Costa Georgiadis, the host of ABCs Gardening Australia, will headline LEAF 2017, sharing a variety of tips on how to change every day habits and live more sustainably. Joining him will be ARIA award winning blues artist Ash Grunwald for a groovy live performance. Plus, there’ll be everything from bee-keeping workshops to learning how to make sugar free jam, as well as tasty treats from the likes of I Should Coco, Nude Juice, and Green Street Foods. The LEAF doesn’t fall far from the tree!

About the Author

Dominic Murray

Dominic Murray

Words have always been my passion; creating them, arranging them, sharing them. Studying Creative Writing and Journalism at Griffith is just a natural extension of this. When I graduate to at the end of the year, I will continue pursuing this passion, with the ultimate goal being to publish original works of fiction. Really, though, any type of writing will do – it’s the best way to be reclusive, yet still connect with the entire world. In between times, I can be found head-banging in mosh pits, aggravating neighbours with my guitar, screaming in filled sports stadiums (or just at the TV), or (most likely) curled up in bed with hours of comedy streaming on Netflix, and, ideally, a strong glass of scotch within arm’s reach. If I’m feeling more productive, replace Netflix with a novel; something post-modern, the more obscure, the better. Then again, nights in bars filled with friends and alcohol are never declined. If there’s still some time left over, I have occasionally (maybe reluctantly) been spotted at the gym. Born in Christchurch, but an adopted Gold Coast local, I enjoy colourful clothes, rainbow people, dark humour, my dogs, and also everyone else’s dogs.