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Insight into Vet Nursing

commences 6 May


Ever wanted to know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a vet nurse? If you’re considering a career change, looking to become a vet nurse, or interested in the operations of a veterinary hospital, then this course is for you! Presented by qualified vets and vet nurses, the course provides an insight into the role of a vet nurse and their importance in caring for animals. Conducted as an eight-week evening course from 6 May to 24 June 2020. Spaces are limited. Visit www.currumbinsanctuary.com.au for more details.



Aussie Wildlife Course

commences 23 May


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of the community to provide emergency care for sick, injured, or orphaned native wildlife. Presented by qualified zoological staff with years of experience working with native   animals, the course provides practical sessions and current information. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary  has been caring for sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife for more than 50 years, and accepts more than 12,000 native animals through its Wildlife Hospital every year. Conducted as an eight-week evening course or a weekend condensed course, the next session commences 23 May 2020. Spaces are limited, so book quickly!



The Gruffalo’s Child

15–16 May



If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours — now in a new West End production! This is a magical musical adaptation of the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Join the Gruffalo’s child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book. One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist … does he? The Gruffalo’s Child brings together physical theatre, music, and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs, and scary fun for children aged three and up (and their adults!).



ArtLab & Little ArtLab

monthly workshops



In ArtLab, kids 5–16 years can explore big ideas while working with a professional artist to create an artwork to take home. In the workshop, kids will learn about different materials, practice, and skills through activities responding to the Gallery at HOTA. ArtLab caters for older creative kids with two sessions each month — for ages 5–10 and 11–16. For younger children, there’s Little ArtLab, with hands-on creative fun activities for kids under five to enjoy with their carers and parents. Little ones can experiment, play, and create. Spaces are limited, so be sure to visit the website to stay up-to-date with the latest workshops.



Gold Coast Film Festival

15–26 April



The 2020 Gold Coast Film Festival will run from 15–26 April, bringing film to life across the Gold Coast. The 18th annual Gold Coast Film Festival will feature 100-plus films, panels, parties, and events at 13 locations from Coomera in the north to Coolangatta in the south. 



Cooly Rocks On Festival

3–7 June



Relive the cars, music, and culture of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s as Cooly Rocks On celebrates its 10th anniversary! Browse the beachfront retro market stalls, dance the day away as the country’s best rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, and swing bands take to the free outdoor stages, and hit the streets lined with hundreds of classic cars for the Show ’n’ Shine weekend. The free event is Australia’s favourite nostalgia festival, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. www.southerngoldcoast.com.au


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