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Write On! showcases youth talent

The Driftwood Players presents Write On! at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse November 9-11. Write On! was conceived by Garen Capewell as a youth theatre outreach project that would give youth on the Coast the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of mounting a play. Last spring, a call went out for scripts, with three ... Read More »

Blocked at border leads to benefit show

Based in South Africa, François le Roux creates his music through spontaneous composition, layering prerecorded tracks then playing cello and keyboards over them, whistling, vocalizing and sometimes dancing. Jokë Debaere is a poet and spoken word artist originally from Belgium. They began this year’s North American tour in mid-September, as The HA!Man has done with ... Read More »

Islamic art explained

Renowned Islamic scholar Saygin Salgirli will be leading an illustrated discussion of Islamic Art, with the object of broadening public understanding of a rich and diverse artistic culture. Salgirli is an assistant professor in the department of art history, visual art & theory at the University of British Columbia. He is a specialist of Ottoman ... Read More »

Linda Williams recognized for contribution to arts & culture on the Coast

Linda Williams was named the winner of the Frances Wasserlein award for “community leadership in arts & culture” Oct. 25 by the SC Arts Council. Williams is the lead organizer of the annual Arts Crawl and runs the Coast Cultural Alliance.  Paul Clancy photo Read More »

Coast events November 01 – 10

November 1 Bell Miners in concert, with Richard Garvey, SC Arts Centre, 7pm, $20 November 1 Long table dinner with roast pig and polenta, Tapworks, Gibsons, 7-9pm, $60 includes dinner and drink November 1 Interactive talk on which mushrooms are edible and which are not, Persphone Brewery, Gibsons, 7-9pm November 2 Opening reception for an ... Read More »

Art crawling

Where to go next? Roberts Creek resident Daphne Covernton consults the Art Crawl map in Garden Bay Oct. 19.  The three-day crawl featured 165 venues from Langdale to Earls Cove, with some of locations showing and selling work from multiple artists. Jane Covernton photo Read More »

Thirty local artists find inspiration in loss

With Hallowe’en almost upon us, depictions of skeletons and ghosts can be seen everywhere, but there wouldn’t be any spirits to haunt us without the passing of friends and family members. We don’t like to talk about death, even as we hang decorations of ghoulish figures in our homes and businesses. The Sunshine Coast Hospice ... Read More »

Poet John Pass reads from new book

Poet John Pass will read from his new book, “This Was the River”, at the Arts Centre in Sechelt on Nov. 3, completing the Arts Council’s fall season of author readings. John has long been our most accomplished Sunshine Coast poet, publishing award- winning poetry since the 1980s, and winning full national recognition with the ... Read More »

Young artist alert

Creative kids who take photos, build, carve, sew, draw, paint or do other art in their spare time are wanted for the Young Artist Awards. This special annual event is produced by the SC Arts Council.  Artists ages 5 to 18 years are invited to enter up to three pieces of original works created outside ... Read More »

Coast events October 25 – November 01

October 25 Halloween fun night at Madeira Park Elementary, with silent auction and bouncy castle, 5-7:30pm October 25 Beer and burger fundraiser for Roberts Creek Elementary Parents Advisory Committee, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 6-9pm, $20 October 25 Sunshine Coast Arts Council awards presentation, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 8-10pm October 26 Harvest Fall Faire, with vendors, food and ... Read More »

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