Turn­ing CNB Times into a cir­cus hall

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

THE old Cen­tral North Bur­nett Times build­ing in Monto might be turned into a cir­cus train­ing hall.

Cir­cus per­former Ty­rone O’Reilly hopes to use the va­cant build­ing for train­ing ses­sions, work­shops and per­for­mances.

“We’re just go­ing to fix up bits and pieces to get it run­ning; be­cause I’m only rent­ing I can only do so much,” Mr O’Reilly said.

The cir­cus cur­rently runs one day a week at the Monto Land­care site, but Ty­rone hopes to move it into the CNB Times build­ing in about three weeks.

He chose the build­ing be­cause of its cen­tral lo­ca­tion just off main street.

“When I get it or­gan­ised, I’ll have a few signs up to start ad­ver­tis­ing to tourists who come through,” Mr O’Reilly said.

“I’m hop­ing to start test­ing some stuff next week once I’ve fin­ished clean­ing it out.”

Aside from clean­ing out the old build­ing, Ty­rone plans to spend the next week or so tri­alling dif­fer­ent cir­cus ac­tiv­i­ties.

“I need to make sure when I’m jump­ing I won’t hit any beams in the roof, or go through the floor­boards; safety stuff, mainly.”

PHOTO: JACK LAWRIE

ME­DIA CIR­CUS: Ty­rone O’Reilly at the old build­ing.

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