Fires on Top of Mountains

Shared Fire Community Celebrations Boonah

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Share the spirit of the GC2018 Games

From 5pm- 8pm Boonah will host the Boonah Shared Fire event 'Tastes of the Commonwealth' on  
High street, Church Street, Park Street and Railway Streets. (road closures will be in place  from 3pm-9pm).
The Boonah Chamber of Commerce received funds from council via the Game Ready grants to promote the event and  local producers, artists and community groups have been working hard with council to bring 'Tastes of the Commonwealth' together.

Local traders will stay  open late offering yummy samples of cuisine from across the Commonwealth in a communal dining experience.  Boonahs beautiful streets will be scattered with long tables decorated with upcycled materials crafted  by artists from Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire (BOSS) who were another recipient of councils Game Ready grants.
Fire pits have been crafted by local artist Colleen Lavender  as unique focal points for gathering and sharing stories spread throughout the event site. There will be a small stage plus dining outside Flavours Café and along  Railway street.
High Street will host more dining and storytelling zones, a central stage outside the IGA, a jumping castle, face painting and The Taste of the Scenic Rim licenced area set up in the Council Forecourt.
Park street will be closed for the Picnic Parlours Dessert Avenue! 
At the end of High St and Church street local traders will have food vans and the Boonah Arts Society and Mt Alford Artisan collective will have displays, demonstrations and arts markets.
As the sky darkens fire pits will be lit and storytellers,  performers and live music will rove along the streets between the stages and community fire pits engaging with diners.  The Boonah Shared Fire Ceremony will include  Indigenous welcome, fire and light procession, outdoor projections, and performance of the Scenic Rim Peoples Orchestra .
The fire and light procession features fire torch bearers from the Kalbar and Boonah Mens Sheds, school children from year 6 at  local  Boonah schools who have been working with Ugurapul elder John Long, local artist Sal Hart and choreographer Anita Doncaster.  The Peoples Orchestra is a community orchestra lead by composer and musician Andrew Veivers who has crafted a regional