In line with its reputation as a bastion of innovative opportunity for the Gold Coast’s musical and creative fraternity, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse in Burleigh Heads has once again risen to the fore in launching a brand-new monthly collaborative event series, known as The Uni Social.
With an ever-increasing influx of students attending the venue over the past few years, the Mo’s brains trust identified an opportunity to collaborate with the future lifeblood of the arts and entertainment sector, in order to provide them with invaluable practical skills as they transition from study to employment within their field of passion.
So what’s it all about? Billed as being “run by students for the social benefit of students”, The Uni Social event series will bring together monthly entertainment evenings featuring live bands and DJs, as well as games and Uni-sport themed activities, held within Mo’s licenced warehouse precinct, at student friendly prices.
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse will be providing their custom designed warehouse location, resources and in-house expertise, curating the events alongside an eager team of Gold Coast students studying music, events, media, marketing and the arts.
So as well as providing students with a great night out, The Uni Social also serves as a vital conduit for the next generation of arts and events sector movers and shakers to gain relevant and meaningful practical experience as they look to gain a solid foothold within the industry.
Jaya Foley-Ruzans, the student Intern for Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, is looking after the event management side of the upcoming series of nights.
“The Uni Social is an opportunity to bring students together to gain hands on experience in an industry where it is so hard to get a foot in the door,” she says.
“I was so lucky to get an internship with Mo’s… I remember sitting in my class and all of the other students around me were struggling to get any placement work to complete the required hours just to finish their course.
“So we came up with this series to give students an opportunity – hopefully putting this experience on their resume lands them to their own dream job in the future.”
The emphasis of the nights is on big fun at good value, with each event featuring Uni Games (bring a team of four to compete), live music, sponsored drinks, prizes and food trucks.
Kicking things off on Thursday, 6 May, here’s what’s on the Uni Social Club agenda for the next four months:
Thursday May 06: Local Safari, Sunday Sesh Band and Common Concept DJs
Thursday June 10: Chutney, Baby and Marshall + SVLT DJs
Thursday July 08: Pvcker Up, Dog Shot and Common Concept DJs
Thursday August 05: – June, Blow-ins, Tubescreamers and Marshall + SVLT DJs
Entry is only $5 with doors from 7pm. While COVID still plays out capacity remains limited, so be sure to get there early.