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Charlottetown Fest cast housing

Every summer the off-Island cast, orchestra, and crew of the Charlottetown Festival flood into town  [ ... ]

Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

The model ships of Thiren Smallman 

USS Constitution Built in 1797—replica built by Thiren SmallmanThiren Smallman may have been born sixty-nine years ago on a farm in western PEI, but his dream was to go to sea as a sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy.

However, rheumatic fever at the age of fourteen took the dream away. But it could not kill his love of the ships that sail the world’s seas. He studied and read about many of them and thought of them as his heroes.

The Bluenose was one such ship and in 2002, Smallman, who works as a truck driver and carpenter, challenged himself to build from scratch a model of the famous Nova Scotia ship, simply by looking at a photograph. He went on to build ships such as the Marco Polo, the Phantom Ship, the Edmond FitzGerald, Queen Mary, Titanic, and more. His work, much of which is by commission, has sold as far as Ontario.

Smallman had his first solo exhibit this summer at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, part of Wyatt Heritage Properties, in Summerside—the house that was once the home of Island shipbuilder John Lefurgey. 

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Some Upcoming Events

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]