11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

Remember a place that found its way into your soul? Visit our listening booth and go on a journey of place through the eyes and hearts of others, with audio stories produced from interviews with Gold Coast journalist Solua Middleton.

Hear stories about familiar places and places you’re yet to explore, from local identities and everyday people in our community. Book an interview with Solua here. During the first weekend of the festival Solua is inviting Gold Coast locals to share their story of a place.



If there is one thing Gold Coast journalist Solua Middleton loves, it’s a good yarn.

Solua is a proud Torres Strait Islander with more than 20 years experience in the media industry. She has championed Indigenous stories in her roles at the Koori Mail, NITV and even in her self-published Indigenous newspaper, Be Counted.

For the last 12 years Solua has worked out of the ABC Gold Coast in various roles from open producer to senior features reporter, to leading impactful storytelling projects within the organisation. Right now, Solua has joined ABC News Story Lab to help lead a project about Australia’s deep time that takes a deep dive into our 65,000+ year-old history of First Nations Australians.

During her career, Solua has won several media awards, including the Clarion Award winner for the Aftermath project, and the UNAA Media Awards for the ABC project Right Wrongs.

Solua is a graduate of Griffith University and Bond University, completing a Bachelor of Communications majoring in journalism and film and television, and a Masters of Journalism respectively.

Growing up in Miami on the Gold Coast has left many impressions for Solua which is why she still calls the coast home and the perfect place to raise her young family

  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilet
  • Primarily Audio based content

This event is entirely sound-based and can be fully experienced by blind or low vision audiences.

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Photo CreditClaudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency
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North Burleigh Hub

Ed Hardy Park, The EsplanadeNorth Burleigh QLD 4220

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Thursday 11 AugListen12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 12 AugListen12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 13 AugListen12:00 PM – 8:00 PMRecord2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 14 AugListen12:00 PM – 8:00 PMRecord2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
All times are QLD AEST
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  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Parking
  • Free / Register
  • Interactive
  • Talks

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.