Welcome to the latest Storyfest digital programme - Bookmarked@7!

Bookmarked@7 is a weekly livestream that will tell the stories of practitioners within the Gold Coast Arts and Culture Community and highlight the legacies that will live on long after COVID-19 is over. 

Join our host Dr Caroline Graham in addition to a rotating roster of guest hosts to hear all about what these extraordinary people are doing within our Gold Coast Arts and Culture community.

Tune in every Monday evening at 7.00pm live on Facebook.

Dr Caroline (Caro) Graham is an award-winning journalist and writer, who teaches communication, media and creative arts in Bond University's Faculty of Society & Design. She co-authored the investigative true crime podcast, Lost in Larrimah, which won a series of awards (including a Walkley Award) and has since been optioned by HBO for potential development into a TV series. Caro has a PhD in creative writing, writes/publishes fiction and creative non-fiction and co-wrote the second edition of Writing Feature Stories: Researching and writing articles—from longform to listicles. She is currently working on a non-fiction book for publication in 2021 and has a tendency to leap into collaborative side-projects in a range of mediums with the enthusiasm of a Labrador puppy. Her COVID-19 hobbies include bread-baking, apocalypse gardening and trying to teach her dog to kayak.

Monday 8 June | Tijuana Cartel
Monday 15 June | Fletcher Babb
Monday 22 June | Lucas Proudfoot

Monday 8 June | Tijuana Cartel

On this week’s edition of Bookmarked@7, special guest host Samantha Morris interviews Tijuana Cartel – this year’s winner of the Gold Coast Music Awards ‘Live Act of The Year’ award. Join Sam and the members of Tijuana Cartel as they discuss the bands’ musical practice, and the importance of maintaining connections with audiences.

Tijuana Cartel is a east meets west wonderland. A sensory overload, euphoria, fat beats and heavy, bass-fuelled electronica live band. In 2018 they headed to Europe, Asia and New Zealand to share their latest single “ISHTAR”, bringing together beats and people of all cultures to unite on the dance floor. 

They’ve graced Australia’s biggest stages: Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Peak Festival (NYE to 15,000 punters). They have released 5 full length albums and their singles “Letting It Go” and “White Dove” were on heavy rotation on the national broadcaster Triple J, effectively catapulting them into the public spotlight and cementing them as one of Australia’s premier touring bands.

Monday 8 June, 7.00pm | Facebook LIVE

Monday 15 June | Fletcher Babb

Caroline Graham returns this week to interview local musician and storyteller, Fletcher Babb. Fletch - also known through the moniker ‘Cold Ghost’ – is the creator of ‘Stories in the Key of GC’; true stories delivered by Gold Coast wordsmiths, performed on stage, and accompanied by live sound design. Tune in as they discuss why personal storytelling is valuable, and how it is a fundamental aspect of the arts and culture community.

His 2018 debut album, Bachelor Tapes was nominated for Release of the Year, 2019 Gold Coast Music Awards and is a mix of alt-folk, rock and psychedelia.Fletch is also curator of the ongoing Stories in the Key of GC project. This is a live event where storytellers share their true GC stories and Fletch, aka Cold Ghost, provides the original soundtrack and on-stage sound design. Fletch is currently working on Cold Ghost’s second album and the next phase of Stories of the Key of GC.

Monday 15 June, 7.00pm | Facebook LIVE

Monday 22 June | Lucas Proudfoot

Join our special guest host Michael Brohier – deputy headmaster of Somerset College – as he interviews local Indigenous storyteller, Lucas Proudfoot. Committed to sharing stories through his music and his books, Lucas will discuss the importance of inspiring young people to learn more about Indigenous cultures and the diversity and vibrancy they bring to our communities.

Lucas Proudfoot is a multi-platform storyteller, sharing stories through his music, books, live performances and TV appearances, and is on a mission to inspire and educate as many children across the nation as possible. Cementing himself as one of the nation’s most versatile children’s performers, Lucas Proudfoot has been playing guitar, didgeridoo and stomp box to over 120,000 kids each year. He has been touring the country with his cultural show, Circular Rhythm for over 10 years, delivering an entertaining and contemporary Indigenous Australian music experience.

Monday 22 June, 7.00pm | Facebook LIVE