Gold Coast men to have a conversation that goes ‘Beyond The Beers’

Gold Coast men will learn how to have more honest conversations at an upcoming event at Miami Marketta in August.

Beyond The Beers: Conversations & Cool Stuff For Men will flip the script on ‘locker-room talk’, and give men the tools they need to overcome challenges and express themselves in a healthier way.

Organiser Mike Campbell told myGC the event is a chance for local men to get real for a couple of hours.


“From a young age we are told that to be a man you must be strong, you must not show any emotion or any vulnerability. With that, many of us develop this fear of being judged. We feel like we constantly need to prove our masculinity and we learn not to open up and talk about how we are feeling,” he said.

“This event is an opportunity for men to let go of all of that, and learn how to communicate more effectively.”

Beyond The Beers

PHOTO: Supplied by Beyond The Beers

Mr Campbell said the aim of Beyond the Beers was to get beyond the surface.

“We showcase real mean having real conversations about things we usually avoid. Everyone has struggles, and we want to give men the support, strength and skills to be able to open up and have more meaningful conversations.”

Beyond The Beers

PHOTO: Supplied by Beyond The Beers

Beyond The Beers: Conversations & Cool Stuff For Men is on at Miami Marketta on August 11. For more information or to book tickets, visit:

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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