Free movie night for Bundy families

A FREE fun family night out is set to kick of an eight-month long series of projects activating places in the North Bundaberg area. 

Funded by and delivered in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Creative Regions has been talking with communities for the last 12 months about projects that utilise the arts to enliven and re-engage people with spaces in the region.

Creative Regions creative producer Shelley Pisani said the event would be about shining a spotlight on the region. 

"It is about targeting areas of the Bundaberg region that are not well utilised by the community or are perceived to not be the better places to visit, live in or do business," she said.

"Through engaging creative people and planning principles in conversation with the community, these spaces can contain projects that challenge these perceptions, reflect the spirit of the place and its people and ignite a sense of community pride and belonging."

North Bundaberg emerged as the first area to host the project. 

Local businesses in the central business area came up with a range ideas including a movie night. 

Flicks on the Bricks will be held in the carpark of the Young Aussie Hotel, looking onto the side wall of the Commerce North building. 

Bill Moorhead, owner of the building, has recently commissioned local artist Jamie Rigby to produce a mural. 

This will be completed by November 9 when Flicks on the Bricks will take place. 

"It will kick off at 5.30pm on Sunday, November 9 with entertainment by The Undercover Experience, a wonderfully generous group of local musicians. 

"This will be followed by the official project launch and the announcement of other upcoming projects in the North Bundaberg area involving Place Activation," Ms Pisani said.

The movie Frozen will be screened from 7pm when the sun has set enough to comfortably view the film. 

Local food vendors will be onsite. 

"Just bring along your chairs and blankets and enjoy the evening's entertainment in a place you probably wouldn't have thought to spend time in," she said. 

While the focus is on North Bundaberg initially, the aim is to roll out projects across the Bundaberg region over the next three years. 

"Where communities demonstrate a positive spirit about a project idea that relates to the principles of place activation, we will endeavour to seek funding to get it to happen," Ms Pisani said.