Everything Starts with a Dream – Burnie Shines

Burnie is once again gearing up for Burnie Shines, the much anticipated month long festival of community events held each October. Burnie Shines will be officially launched on Friday 22 September at The Point, West Park, at 5.30pm by Mayor Anita Dow.

Mayor Dow said that “Burnie Shines is all about giving back to the Burnie community. We bring everyone together by offering a wide range of fantastic events that appeal to a large audience, but it’s the community that owns and populates the Burnie Shines festival program.”

The theme for Burnie Shines this year is “Everything Starts with a Dream”. It’s exploring this idea and celebrating the Burnie community’s interests and talents in a festival of arts, performances, shows, exhibitions, open gardens and sporting events throughout October. The program offers over 100 events for the community to experience, get involved with, get inspired by and enjoy.

“Council is excited to partner with Caterpillar Underground Mining as the major sponsor for Burnie Shines for the next three years. For Caterpillar in Burnie, the dream started in 1995 when it invested in underground mining vehicles, through the acquisition of a local business. These days the manufacturing part of the business is located in Thailand but the creative part still happens in Burnie, where 150 engineers and other creative people   are currently designing and developing new products for world markets. It’s a great fit for our creative festival.”

“This year, Burnie Shines will run alongside the Australian Masters Games from the 21-28 October. Sports people from all over Australia will be following their own dreams, competing in over 50 different sports that will be played throughout the week and throughout the region. Burnie is hosting the Australian Masters Games official after party at West Park Oval on Saturday, 28 October. This Skyfields’ event features the much loved Aussie party band The Hoodoo Gurus, plus local support acts and some fine Tasmanian food and beverages.”

“The program is packed full of music right through October. The Chapel will be hosting fabulous feasts and shows and the popular Live @ the Point series is returning providing cool Sunday afternoon tunes. There are opportunities to learn about Tasmanian whisky or brewing coffee. Don’t miss the encore performance of Facing North by Tasmania composer Dean Stevenson or the 9 to 5 The Musical performed by The Burnie Musical Society. Burnie Shines Featured Artists Exhibition follows the stories of six North West emerging artists who are following their arts dreams. Their work will be on display at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery from the 20th October. Burnie Shines 2017 really does have something for everyone.”

The full Burnie Shines program will be available in the letterboxes of NW residents or can be viewed at www.burnieshines.com next week.

For further information please contact

Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728