Gold Coast’s favourite food playground, The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre, is set to engage all the senses. Live music, art and outdoor cinema experiences join the program of cooking classes and workshops.
The music program is next-level. Collaborating with the team from Bleach* means that some of the city’s best emerging artists have scored shows every Friday and Saturday night at The Kitchens. Jackson James Smith, Luate, Amela have shows on 11, 18 and 25 March respectively and winners of last year’s Battle of the Buskers – Salt and Steel will show diners exactly why they took out that title when they perform on Thursday 16 March.
Louise Bezzina, Direct of Bleach* Festival said she was excited that The Kitchens was being activated in this way.
“We know through our experience with Bleach* Festival that locals and tourists alike are screaming out for cultural opportunities,” she said. “They don’t just want to shop or dine. They want a full sensory experience.”
“In the next two months alone, there’s live original music, buskers, painting classes, film and hands-on art for kids. Some of the Gold Coast’s best emerging talent will be stopping in. It’s a very exciting time.”
In addition to music, The Kitchens is serving up a series of films with an outdoor cinema under the stars, complete with beanbags. The Hundred-Foot Journey and Ratatouille take place on the first Sunday of March and April respectively and you can BYO picnic rug and choose from the incredible diversity of food available at The Kitchens – from wood-fired pizza, Greek souvla or a modern twist on fish and chips.
Once you’ve ticked music and film off your list, you can also try your hand at hands-on art with a ‘paint and sip’ class scheduled for Saturday 25 March. You’ll learn basic techniques of painting with acrylics from 3.00pm. And finally for the food fanatics, The Kitchens’ resident chef Sam Gowing will take the stage every Thursday and Saturday at 11.00am and 1.00pm to share her knowledge around incorporating seasonal ingredients into your cooking – from figs to beetroot, custard apple to rhubarb.
The Kitchens is open every night of the week, stimulating all your senses until 10.00pm.