Spring into Burnie Shines

Burnie is once again gearing up for Burnie Shines, the much anticipated month long festival of community events held each October.

And this year, people are encouraged to Spring Into It – and embrace all things Spring!

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said, “For the last 16 years, Burnie City Council, in conjunction with the Burnie community, has presented a festival of arts, performances, shows, exhibitions, open gardens and sporting events throughout the month of October.”

“Burnie Shines is about community. We bring everyone together by offering a wide range of fantastic events that appeal to a large audience. It’s the community that drives Burnie Shines as these are their events.”

“And this year Burnie Shines – Spring Into It – is really embracing all the wonderful things that Spring has to offer, with 90 fantastic events included in the program.”

“We want people to celebrate and enjoy the simple, but beautiful things, about living on the North West Coast, including the people, our great produce, the gorgeous gardens, and the changing landscape.”

“This year, we are breaking with tradition and not shining the light on an emerging artist, instead we are celebrating one of the most important artists to come out of Burnie in the past 20 years, Patrick Grieve. We are delighted that his exhibition will open next week at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery.”

“There will also be a wide range of events that celebrate the beauty of Spring, including garden shows, garden parties and an incredible floral sculpture demonstration from Melbourne artists and floral designers, Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler.”

“This year’s program has a strong musical component, with a variety of concerts and contemporary music performances on offer, including a series of Live at The Point events, presented by the organisers of the very successful Live at the Wharf  gigs.”

“For those with an appetite for good food, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to whet your appetite. The Burnie Arts & Function Centre will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special concert and a Long Table Gala Lunch. There are also fabulous feasts at The Chapel and Baltimore Restaurant.”

 “We say this every year, but this year’s Burnie Shines program really does have something for everyone. I encourage everyone in Burnie and beyond to check out the program, or visit www.burnieshines.com to see what delights are on offer.”

Burnie Shines will be officially launched on Thursday 22 September at Burnie City Council’s city offices at 5.30pm. The full Burnie Shines program will be available in the letterboxes of Burnie residents from next week, or can be downloaded from www.burnieshines.com

For further information please contact

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

Email: jphillips@burnie.net