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Watch a movie, eat & have fun with the family
The Bendigo Bank Music Shell will be holding a Shell Out in the Park and this will be an event for the whole family, and a film will also be screened in the park.

Bring the whole family and head on down to Collie for the day and start the afternoon with all your favourite songs with Grant Hart. Grant is a well-known entertainer who has performed all over the country for the last 30 years and is popular with all ages.

Image: Courtesy John King

Grant plays the guitar, harmonica, saxophone, and piano and has also released several albums and he especially enjoys recording with other artists, but his greatest joy is performing to audiences that "love to get lost in that moment!" Grant has performed at many festivals in WA including the Guildford Heritage Festival and is extremely versatile in style and songs.

After Grant, listen to Tim Stokes who is currently on tour from Byron Bay. He is a man with a huge repertoire of songs which remind us who we are, and "what really matters". Tim Stokes, a coastal folk and blues singer / songwriter, took root in the North Coastal NSW town of Byron Bay.

Tim is a mixture of Elvis Presley and songs like "Can't Help Falling in Love with You" and the party starter vibe of "Dumb Things" by Paul Kelly. Tim Stokes is an artist who's able to "open your heart, expand your mind and get your body grooving" with songs that branch the bridges between ages, generations and walks of life. He will sing songs about hope, love and light, reminding us the "cracks are there for the light to shine in".

Finishing up the music portion of the afternoon's entertainment will be Jordan McRobbie, who will perform soul-infused folk rock with ethereal soundscapes, whilst strumming a guitar. Jordan is originally from Fremantle, and is known for his virtuosic ability on both the twelve and six-stringed guitars.

Early in his career, he won awards for Blues/Roots Song of the Year at the WAM Awards. Jordan has also supported high profile acts such as Fat Freddy's Drop and Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) and performed sets at The Woodford, Nannup and Fairbridge music festivals.

As the sun starts to set in Collie, you will settle back for a screening of the popular movie, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

This film is the heart-warming story of a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt follows, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and touching adventure.

The film stars Sam Neill, and is classified as adventure, comedy, drama, and it runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes, and was released in 2016. As well as all this, there will be entertainment for the children and this includes the following:

bouncy castles
face painting
giant yard games
a visit from the Bendigo Bank Piggy

This will be an afternoon and evening for the whole family and will save you from cooking, as there will be food and drinks available for purchase in the park. You can pre-ordered cheese platters which will be available from the Collie Art Gallery, for pick up on the day.

This FREE event is made possible by the customers of the Collie Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank. Don't forget to bring a blanket as it could get chilly in the early evening.

Bendigo Bank is my bank and I have been with them for many years now. They are not like the big banks, as their service is more personal and nothing is too much trouble for their friendly staff!

Monies made by this bank are put back into the communities, making them IMHO the best bank in Australia. This branch of the Bendigo Bank was established by a group of interested community members and officially opened for business on 5th October 2001.

The Collie Community Bank Branch is an integral part of the community, helping to ensure face-to-face banking services remain in town, as well as providing support and assistance to the community as a direct result of its banking business. Drop into this Collie branch on Forrest Street, or phone 9734 7411 for more information.

Bendigo Bank Music Shell
Central Park
Forrest St

5 pm to 9 pm

You can book and RSVP here.
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Why? For a great day out with fabulous entertainment for all ages
When: 26th November, 2017
Where: Bendigo Bank Music Shell, Collie
Cost: FREE
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