In the Press


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he Carnival performs in and around Brisbane and throughout Asia Pacific and has been spotted in newspapers, magazines and on Television dancing with fire and promoting the fiery arts. For press enquiries or use of photographs, please contact us.



4ZzZ FM

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ugust 2006
4ZzZ FM
"Declare Your Independence"
To coincide with this year's 4ZzZ radiothon subscription drive, themed "Declare Your Independence", the Carnival was interviewed on the Mid Arv program about the art of fire twirling, and how performance allows you to express your individual freedom, independence, and how listeners can also use this concept to evoke some independence in their lives.

The Shak - Channel 9 TV

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ugust 2006
Channel 9 Television
The Shak
Picasso from Chanel Nine's new kids TV program, The Shak joins the Carnival for a few tips on fire twirling and the art of poi spinning. After investigating the many forms of fire dancing, Picasso learns to keep safe by practicing with non-fire equipment!


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ugust 2006
Briz 31 Television
Tattu.TV: Brisbane Culture & Arts Program
Briz 31's new culture and arts program, Tattu.TV, joined the Carnival to learn about the culture of fire in Brisbane.

The Courier Mail

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ecember 2005
The Courier Mail, 24th December
"It's about time you paid a visit..."
The Courier mail featured this article about the Woodford Folk Festival in their Christmas Weekend edition. Carnival's fire dancing highlights this festival's array of performance arts.
Close up feature


Highlife, Summer Edition 05

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ecember 2005
Highlife Magazine, Summer 05
"Theatrical fire performers..."
A highlight of the Dalby Street Party Carnivale, a fire eating stunt was captured in the Highlife Downs Living magazine of Summer 2005.
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Woodford Folk Festival Programme 2005

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ovember 2005
Woodford Folk Festival Programme
"outdoor action"
A Carnival fire dancer was featured in the 2005 Woodford Folk Festival printed and online programme. The Carnival is scheduled to perform and host workshops at this renowned annual festival.
Close up feature



South Burnett Times

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ctober 2005
South Burnett Times
"Spectacular Fire Dance Show"
The South Burnett Times published a 2-page spread of the Murgon Shakin Grape Festival, featuring a snapshot of the Carnival's performance as one of the highlights of the event..
Close up feature



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ctober 2005

"Ring of Fire to lead Halloween Street Parade"
A fiery performance will lead the Halloween street parade at Manly on October 29...
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Brisbane City News

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ugust 2005
Brisbane City News, The Vibe
"On Fire"
Brisbane's City News highlights the Carnival's
performance at the 2high festival, QPAC.
Close up feature


4BC

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ugust 2005
ABC evening News
Live on Friday Night
4BC radio station invited the Carnival to perform in their Brisbane studios live fire eating stunts. The display was captured on the 4BC web cam. The Carnival were interviewed for the half our segment about the nuances of fire performance, fire safety, and fire twirling workshops.


Southern News

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ugust 2005
Southern News, vibe
"Festival to treat senses"
Brisbane's Southern News writes about Brisbane's 2high festival: "a succulent combination of music, art and performance — with something to satisfy every soul." The Carnival's performance was a highlight of the event, performed at the Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex.


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ugust 2005
Rave Magazine, Arts
"dance, circus, festival"
Rave magazine highlights the Carnival's performance at QPAC's 2high festival: "choreographed fine artistry - a variety of flaming feats...".
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Carnival of Fire

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ugust 2005
Outback City Express, front page, P4
"Carnival of Fire"
The Outback City Express celebrates the magestic fire artistry of the Carnival in a front page spread, August, 2005. "MUSIC, dance, fire and circus acts entwined create a dramatic and spectacular show. The four talented Queenslanders are the artists of the Carnival of the Divine Imagination, a rhythmic fire performance group that has captivated audiences throughout Australia and South East Asia..."


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ugust 2005
Briz31, 25th August 05
Our Town Brisbane
Briz31 local television station visited the Carnival's fire twirling workshops at Kangaroo Point for a spin and an insight into fire dancing and how to keep safe when playing with fire. The show will air in early September.


Scene Magazine

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ugust 2005
Scene Magazine, P3
2high Festival
The Carnival's up coming performance at QPAC's 2high festival was highlighted on the opening page of Scene magazine as a "visually sumptuous performance of fire artistry..."


Brisbane News

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ugust 2005
Brisbane News, Diary
"Line of Fire"
"If you're a pyromaniac, get along to the fire twirling workshops..." says the Brisbane News. This feature, that highlights points of interest around Brisbane, ran in the August 10 edition of the Brisbane news magazine.


The Natural High

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arch 2005
Endorphin: The Natural High Alternative
"Feature Organisation"
The Alcohol and Drug foundation of Queensland recently endorsed the Carnival as a feature organisation in the March edition of Endorphin: the Natural High Alternative's newsletter. Natural High promotes drug and alcohol free activities to young people and encourages activities in sports, arts and recreation throughout Queensland.

Australian Government Culture & Recreation Portal


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arch 2005
Australian Government Culture & Recreation Portal
"Fire Twirling Workshops"
The Australian Government Culture & Recreation Portal celebrates the Carnival's Kangaroo Point fire twirling workshops in a news release on their website.


Hot Snacks

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ovember 2004
Redcliffe and Bayside Herald
"Hot Snacks"
The Carnival lit up a restaraunt opening at Woody Point with heated displays of fire dancing and fire eating for diners, as captured by the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald.
See Article Close Up


Flaming Weather! ABC News

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ovember 2004
ABC evening News
Flaming Weather
The weather team from ABC News joined us for some fire twirling tips during a live broadcast from our fire twirling workshop on November 4th. Jennifer Woodward, ABC's weather presenter spun a few fiery tricks for the cameras during the segment.


Live on the Weekend

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ovember 2004
ABC 612 Radio
Live on the Weekend
We joined Warren Boland, host of the weekend programme on ABC's 612 Brisbane radio for a live interview about the art of fire twirling and the workshops we hold in Brisbane.


Firestarter: CANON Pixma Events

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ctober 2004
8 Days Magazine, Singapore
"Firestarter"
8 Days captured our performance at the CANON Pixma launch event in Singapore during which "these Australian fire-eaters almost stole the show with their daredevil antics..."
See Magazine Close Up


Come on baby, light my fire: City News, Brisbane

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eptember 2004
City News Magazine, Brisbane, inside cover
"Come on baby, light my fire"
The Carnival lit up the Normanby Hotel in Brisbane for it's 1st reopening anniversary or 141st birthday with an energetic roving fire performance. The evening was captured by Brisbane's City News magazine and featured on their inside cover.

Flaming Weather! Channel 10 News

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uly 2004
Chanel 10 evening News, Brisbane
Flaming Weather
The channel 10 news crew joined us at Kangaroo Point in July for a few tips on fire twirling! Georgie Lewis and team broadcast a fiery evening weather report live from our fire twirling workshop.


Performing fireflies: Local Living

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une 2004
Local Living Newspaper, Queensland, page 3
"Performing fireflies light up the night"
"Fire has fascinated man throughout the ages, and 2004 is no exception. Carnival of the Divine Imagination are building a reputation for spectacular fire and glow shows, intriguing and inspiring audiences of all ages"
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Carnival of the Divine Imagination