Burnie Shines 2017!

Everything Starts With A Dream

17 years ago The Council had a dream of transforming the way this community feels about itself by building a collection of events and presenting it back to them; to entertain, engage, inspire, teach, trigger memories, to stimulate off-season business and bring us together to celebrate our interests and talents.

This year I think we may come close to achieving that dream, because Burnie Shines this October is going to be EPIC!

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Featured Artists

Exploring the idea that Everything Starts with a Dream, meet six emerging artists from North West Tasmania, who are currently following their arts dreams, studying visual arts at the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston.

They’ve come from very different backgrounds (and decades), and have vastly different motivations and aspirations about being there, but their paths have converged at university where they can get the qualifications, ideas and inspiration they need to help them on their journeys.

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Exhibitions

The Advocate Gift
Free event

The Advocate Gift

Sunday 1 October to Sunday 15 April

Streets of Burnie
Free event

Streets of Burnie

Monday 2 October to Tuesday 31 October

Moving Conversations Floor Talk
Free event

Moving Conversations Floor Talk

Saturday 21 October

Moving Conversations by Eleanor Austin
Free event

Moving Conversations by Eleanor Austin

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 3 December

Burnie Shines Featured Artists' Exhibition
Free event

Burnie Shines Featured Artists' Exhibition

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 5 November

2017 Paper Clothing Competition
Free event

2017 Paper Clothing Competition

Saturday 21 October to Sunday 3 December

HA! High Art
Free event

HA! High Art

Friday 27 October to Sunday 19 November

Table Cape Tulip Farm

Table Cape Tulip Farm

Saturday 23 September to Sunday 22 October

Tip toe through the tulips and receive some much needed colour therapy after a long winter. Experience one of our exciting events or the indoor display. Light lunches available.

Venue Table Cape Tulip Farm
Time9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost$12 Ad, Ch free
On This Day…
Free event

On This Day…

Sunday 1 October to Friday 17 August

Join us on Facebook where we will be posting every available front page from TROVE, of every Advocate newspaper, every day, for a whole year!

We Need Your Help!
Free event

We Need Your Help!

Sunday 1 October to Sunday 15 April

We are keen to get as many issues of Advocate newspapers, available on TROVE, transcribed as possible! Go to www.trove.nla.gov.au to get started. If you need help, just ask us!

TimeAnytime
Flash Mob
Free event

Flash Mob

Sunday 1 October to Tuesday 31 October

Flash Mob..! Look out for Flash Mobs appearing randomly throughout October.

Venue Various locations
TimeRandom
Hellyers Road Distillery Whisky Walk

Hellyers Road Distillery Whisky Walk

Sunday 1 October to Tuesday 31 October

Purchase one guided Whisky Walk at Hellyers Road Distillery in October, mention 'BURNIE SHINES' and receive another tour for free.

Venue Hellyers Road Visitor Centre
TimeDaily @10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Closed Public Holidays
Cost$17.50pp buy one, get one free. Bookings Essential
Seniors' Card games - Crib

Seniors' Card games - Crib

Wednesday 18 October

Come and join a friendly game of Crib at the Clubrooms.

Venue Burnie Senior Citizens Clubrooms
Time 7:30 - 9:00pm
Cost$3 inc. supper
Seniors' Indoor Bowls

Seniors' Indoor Bowls

Wednesday 18 October

Join in a fun game of indoor bowls on Wednesday afternoons.

Venue Burnie Senior Citizens Clubrooms
Time12:30pm - 3:00pm
Cost$3 inc. afternoon tea
Facing North

Facing North

Wednesday 18 October

Back by public demand! This highly regarded community music event, premiered in Ten Days on the Island 2017, returns for a second performance. Composer Dean Stevenson will once again conduct his inspiring work

Venue Town Hall - Burnie Arts & Function Centre
Time7:30pm
Cost$15 Ad, 10 Conc, 45 Fam of 4
Bingo - All Welcome

Bingo - All Welcome

Thursday 19 October

Everyone is invited to Open Bingo on Thursday afternoons for great prizes and jackpots.

Venue Burnie Senior Citizens Clubrooms,
Time1:00 -3:00pm
Cost$18 inc. afternoon tea
Trivia Night
Free event

Trivia Night

Thursday 19 October

Enjoy all the fun of InnQUIZitive trivia using big screen technology for an exciting trivia experience. Bring a team for a meal and a chance to win some great prizes.

Venue Beach Hotel
Time 7:30 - 10:30pm
Evenings at the Distillery

Evenings at the Distillery

Thursday 19 October to Saturday 28 October

Dine in the distillery with friends for hot toddies, warm hospitality and hearty meals, featuring fresh local produce.

Venue Hellyers Road Distillery
TimeBookings available between
5:30pm - 7:30pm
CostMenu Pricing
Celebration of Youth Concert

Celebration of Youth Concert

Thursday 19 October

The Burnie Concert Band Junior Band and Junior Learners present a night of entertainment showcasing the talent of the young members of the band. A wonderful night for all ages.

Venue Cooee Memorial Hall
Time7:00 - 8:15pm
CostGold Coin Donation
Graeme Base Book Signing
Free event

Graeme Base Book Signing

Thursday 19 October

Award Winning Children's author & Illustrator, will be at Not Just Books for a book signing of his new book, 'The Amazing Monster Detectorscope'. Come & meet Australia's favourite children's author.

Venue Not Just Books
Time from 3:30pm
Morning Melodies
Free event

Morning Melodies

Thursday 19 October

All welcome to join in this fun, free event with a morning of sing -a -longs, instrumental recitals and musical performances.

Venue Town Hall - Burnie Arts & Function Centre
Time10:00am - 12noon
Cam Windram - Live Music @ the Otis Room
Free event

Cam Windram - Live Music @ the Otis Room

Friday 20 October

Hear the sound of local performer, Cam Windram live at The Otis Room.

Venue The Otis Room
Time9:00pm
Seniors' Indoor Bowls

Seniors' Indoor Bowls

Friday 20 October

Join in a fun game of indoor bowls on Friday afternoons.

Venue Burnie Senior Citizens Clubrooms
Time12:30pm - 3:00pm
Cost$3 inc. afternoon tea
Tai Chi - All Welcome

Tai Chi - All Welcome

Friday 20 October

Join Khalil Bookarof for Tai Chi each Friday morning

Venue Burnie Senior Citizens Clubrooms
Time10:00 - 11:00am
Cost$4
Burnie Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship Soiree

Burnie Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship Soiree

Friday 20 October

A pre-dinner evening of wine, cheese, nibbles and music!
Dress Code: After Five.

Venue Burnie Guide Hall
Time6:00 -7:30pm
Cost$20 Ad. Booking Essential
9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

Friday 20 October to Saturday 4 November

Burnie Musical Society presents 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, an hilarious story of friendship and revenge set in the late 1970s. . Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, it's based on the 1980 hit movie 9 to 5.

Venue Burnie Arts & Function Centre - Theatre
Time7:30pm Fri 20, Sat 21, Thur 26, Fri 27, Sat 28 Oct.& Thur 2, Fri 3, Sat 4 Nov
2:00pm Matinee Sat 28 Oct & Sat 4 Nov.
Cost$35pp, $28 Conc., $28 Sub, $24 Sub Con, $25 Group 10+
Grim Fawkner - Live At the Chapel

Grim Fawkner - Live At the Chapel

Friday 20 October

Be entertained by international minstrel Grim Fawkner, whose acoustic works range from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop & indie thrown in.

Venue The Chapel
TimeDinner from 6:00pm, Show starts at 7:30pm
Cost$20 for show. Bookings Essential