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Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall

August 28–September 1

PG, mature theme, language may offend
Dir: Ken Loach, UK/Ireland, 107 min. Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott

“Jimmy’s Hall is a history lesson wrapped in a love story, tied with a bow of lyrical, unapologetical idealism. This gentle, richly filmed, fact-based drama uncovers a little-known chapter in Irish history, when a man named Jimmy Gralton opened a dance hall in
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Chromatrope

Chromatrope
Exhibition by Jessica Mensch opens on August 29

Aug 29–Jan 3
Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) opens a solo exhibition by Montreal painter and multimedia artist Jessica Mensch on August 29 in the Entrance Gallery. Titled Chromatrope, the show, which is part of the RBC Emerging Artist series, is also linked to the Art in the Open Festival through a gallery
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Swordplay

Swordplay
Fencing training for actors in upcoming Hamlet production

Aug 30 & Sept 5–7
Cotton Park

Submitted by ACT

Two actors in Hamlet are opting for an extra touch of authenticity in ACT’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s most famous play. That touch of authenticity comes with a touch of steel.

Each week cast members of Hamlet have been meeting with the coaches of the UPEI fencing club to learn not
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Costumes for the characters

Costumes for the characters
Pam Jewell and Helene LaPlante clothe Hamlet and ACT players

Aug 30 & Sept 5–7
Robert Cotton Park

Pam Jewell stitches a brim onto a puffy hat made out of fabric striped in green, gold and black. She tries it on her own head for size and makes notes for alterations. It matches a long cloak nearby: “This was a set of curtains. I found them in a Goodwill store and brought them back to the Island,”
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Indian River Festival

Indian River Festival
Opera, blues, Spanish songs, folk, and ancient music

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St. Mary's Church

The Indian River Festival continues into August with a number of shows for all musical tastes including a semi-staged opera, blues, Spanish songs and more.

Highlights in August include Amelia Curran on August 28 and Men of the Deeps on August 30 and 31.

Throughout the month of July, patrons have made themselves at
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Celebration of Crafts

Celebration of Crafts
Island artisans exhibit at Eptek Centre in Summerside

Until Aug 31
Eptek Centre

In recognition of national Craft Year 2015, Eptek Art & Culture Centre and the Prince Edward Island Crafts Council have joined in a partnership to host an exhibition of craft by Island artisans. All the work selected for the exhibition by the jury met the standards of the PEI Crafts Council. This is the fourth such
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Confederation Players debut new Walking Tour and Vignettes

Daily (Monday–Saturday)
Province House

The Confederation Players Program has launched a new historic vignette and guided walking tour for the 2015 season.

The Confederation Players perform From Sea to Shining Sea at 12:50 pm, Monday to Saturday on the Richmond side of Province House. The 15-minute piece is a look at the personalities and issues at play during the 1864 Charlottetown Conference,
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Lennie held over

Lennie held over

New shows in September for Searching for Abegweit

Aug 31 & Sept 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9
PEI Brewing Company

Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant is being held over until September 9 at PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown. The musical theatre production starring Lennie Gallant and featuring fiddler Sean Kemp, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Patricia Richard,
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Some Goings On

Fall Flavours PEI 2015

Signature events include a generous serving of celebrity chefs Sept 4–Oct 4
rious locations Le Festin Acadien Avec Homard – September 4 An Aca [ ... ]

at Trailside Café

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Trailside Café & Inn This years’ lineup includes some new talent, along with the return of some perennial favourites. Also returni [ ... ]

English and French Dinner theatre in Abr...

Adventures on the high seas in "V'nez veiller" and rock'n'roll jealousy in "Pop's Little Shop" Sept 1 & 2 
Abram–Village V'nez veiller aca [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Seaside Experiences

Bay Ferries and Northumberland Ferries launch new program This summer, get ready to take your sense [ ... ]

Bonshaw park

Government has purchased 156 acres of private land in the Bonshaw area to add to the expanded park w [ ... ]

INSPIRED for COPD

Health PEI will implement a collaborative approach between acute care, primary care, and home care t [ ... ]

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JS Palmer Conference

The JS Palmer Conference will bring together some of Canada’s most influent...

Library van

A new outreach van is traveling the Island to community festivals and event...

Eptek Workshops

Culture Days at Eptek Centre this year will feature Shelley Tamtom, a local...

Call for hooked mats

Eptek Centre will be mounting an exhibition of hooked mats in mid-October a...

Festive Wreath Exhibition

Start thinking of ideas for the annual Wreath exhibition that fills the con...

Friends of Confed Centre Auction

Friends of Confederation Centre Auction will be held October 24 with viewin...

Youth Drama Classes

Bonshaw Young Players is a performing group for ages 5–16 that writes, dire...

PEI Crafts Council Studio Tour

The PEI Crafts Council Studio Tour returns September 12 to 13. There will b...

Pottery in the Park

The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria P...

Etsy Made In Canada Day returns

On September 26, there will be pop up markets taking place in 33 cities acr...

Birdhouse Raffle

The Victoria Historical Association is selling tickets on a barnboard birdh...

The Mount needs volunteers

The Mount Continuing Care Community is seeking volunteers. Consider sparing...

Victoria Park Newsletter

The newest edition of the Victoria Park Newsletter is now available to the...

Swimming Lessons and Programs in Montague

Atlantic Fitness East, 55 Wood Islands Hill, Montague, are offering a varie...

African Drumming Workshop

An African drumming workshop led by Chris Kennedy, a talented, professional...

70 Mile Yard Sale

The gigantic 70 Mile Yard Sale in the Wood Islands area of Eastern Prince E...

Bark in the Park

There will be a presentation by Kim MacMillian from Courteous Canine Traini...

Informal Forms by Sally Hooff

Gallery 18, 10686 Route 6 in New London presents Prince Edward Island artis...

PEI Coalition for Fair EI to host community pie picnics

Between August 26 and September 7, the PEI Coalition for Fair EI will be ho...

Join Second Chances Concert Band

Do you want to dust off your old instrument and return to playing in a conc...

Saturday Art Classes for Kids

Saturday Art Classes for Kids are held at Confederation Centre Art Gallery...

Contact East call for volunteers

Contact East, hosted by the Atlantic Presenters Association, is an annual p...

Submissions buttons

Confederation Centre Art Gallery is seeking artists to design art for the “...

Fun Days in the Park

North Rustico’s Seawalk Park now features a Welcome Centre, walkway through...

Seniors College PEI

New courses offered for 50-plus population Seniors College of PEI is beginn...

Ssscraffle

The Souris Striders Ski Club is holding a fundraising draw called Ssscraffl...

Youth work in Haiti

This fall, ISCA (International Sustainable Community Assistance) is offerin...

Mini Show & Shine

PEI motorcycle enthusiasts province-wide are invited to participate in a mi...

Government House bilingual guided tours

Government House is open for free, bilingual guided tours until the end of...

Backpacks for kids

Since 2003, Bell Aliant employees, retirees, customers and partners have pr...

Diabetes Cash for Camp lottery

The Canadian Diabetes Association has launched their second annual Cash for...

Seniors Secretariat seeking Members

The PEI Seniors’ Secretariat is inviting applications from community member...

Proportional Representation

The PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation will have its formation m...

Live Performance Painting

Watch people of all ages create paintings in one hour on reused doors at th...

Drama classes

Bonshaw Young Players is a performing group for ages 5–16 that writes, dire...

Virtues Children’s Class

Virtues Children’s Class, held on the first Thursday of the month (Septembe...

Terry Fox Run

The Confederation Bridge, in partnership with The Terry Fox Foundation, has...

7th Annual MCPEI Charity Golf Tournament

When the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) holds its 7th Annual MCPEI Char...

Law Foundation funding deadline

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island has released its funding applica...

Be an In-School Mentor

Share your wisdom and life experience with a child who needs a friend. Spen...

Breast Cancer Retreat

19th Annual Breast Cancer Retreat open to those who have/have had the journ...

Maritime Modern Quilt Guild

The next meeting of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild PEI Chapter will be hel...

Card Parties at Milton Community Hall

Card parties will be held on Thursdays at the Milton Community Hall until S...

Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild will meet September 16 at 7 pm in the Jack...

Blood Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Donor Clinics in August and September are he...

Grief and Grieving support

A Grief and Grieving Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month...

A Course in Miracles

A group meets for in-depth study and discussion of the text “A Course in Mi...

Northern Lights Quilt Guild

Northern Lights Quilt Guild meets at the O’Leary Community Centre September...

Restore an Acre project at Macphail Woods

Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project has launched a new initiative ca...

PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group, who...