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Kids Take Over | Tin Can Radio

Kids and Grandparents are invited to take over the radio airways this school holiday’s at HOTA.

Kids aged 7 and up can join a workshop with their grandparent or favourite old person to ‘make a radio station in day’. You’ll get to create your own radio segments, playlists and sound effects before signing up to host live as part of the daily broadcast.

Then, each day at HOTA during the Kid’s Take Over there will be more opportunities to get involved. Sign up as a guest presenter, roving reporter, submit your top tips and interview questions or simply enjoy the live broadcast exclusively hosted by the young and young at heart.

Suits – Grandparents and children 7+

Grandparent/s can be accompanied by more than one grandchild

What to expect: A fun, playful and creative explorational into the world of radio – past and present! You’ll work together to design radio segments, record your own soundtracks and mix your classic hits playlist.

All participants will be asked to return to HOTA during Kids Take Over to host a session throughout the Tin Can Radio broadcast. This will be a 1hr requirement at a time convenient between 10am – 1pm Daily Monday 27 – Thurs 30 September on the Café Terrace.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Everybody NOW!

Eat & Drinks 

Kids Take Over isn’t complete without a HOTA Lunchbox! Take the hassle out of your day and pre-order a Lunchbox for your young creatives and make the most of every workshop, event, and activity. Complete with all the lunchtime staples, you can expect a sandwich, cheese and crackers, a mini muffin, and a juice or water bottle. It’s a crowd pleaser, that’s for sure!
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Keeping You Safe

To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan and are using the new Check In Queensland app. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at

Artist Credits

A project by Everybody NOW! created with Amelia Kalifa and Thom Browning.


Tin Can Radio is a project by Everybody NOW! funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Everybody NOW! are supported by The City of Gold Coast and are proudly a Home Company at HOTA, Home of the Arts