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Lighting up Burnley’s 150th birthday



October 30, 2013

Glass Lantern Slide Children outside doing a Science Experiment Burnley Collection

Calling all Burnley graduates! The 150th anniversary of the Gardens at Burnley is on November 23 with champagne, food, and a Glass Lantern Show featuring slides of Burnley.

Years ago, during a clean-up, many of the glass slides were thrown onto the rubbish heap. They were salvaged by a former student who has now donated them to the Burnley Archives.

Glass Lantern Slide Burnley Collection

Glass Lantern Slide Burnley Collection

The Glass Lantern show will be led by Professor Ian Edwards (lanternist) who is bringing his projection equipment for the evening.

The FOBG History group – Jane Wilson, Michèle Adler, Jean Corbett & Sandi Pullman will also be contributing, using old slides from the collection and more modern technology.

We’ll have a laugh and a look at how Burnley used to be in times past. You can come for dinner and the show (including pre-dinner drinks and a stroll), or alternately just come for the show and dessert.

Glass Lantern Slide Burnley Collection3When: Saturday 23 November 2013
Place: Burnley College, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
Meeting place: The Citriodora courtyard (beside the café) and later The Hall

Time: 5.30 pm for champagne and a stroll
6.30 pm for dinner
8 pm for the Glass Lantern Show and dessert.

Dress: Edwardian Vintage hat !! (just for fun)

Cost: Champagne, nibbles and dinner (members) = $30. Non-members = $40
Glass Lantern Show and dessert = $15/$20
So, for a member coming for the whole evening, the cost is $45. Non member = $60
Wine: for sale by the glass
Bookings essential: Tel: 9035 6861 or email: a.smith@unimelb.edu.au
Parking: available in the Boulevard

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