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The facilitator

The facilitator
Profile: Steve Bellamy

by Jane Ledwell

“Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect,” Steve Bellamy says. In his third month as CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts, he’s still pinching himself that he has arrived in this place.

“I’ve been lucky to live in a number of places in Canada,” he says, “and towns of 250,000, or larger, would be lucky to have a place like (Confederation
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Battle Tales IV: We Battle On

Short story contest

Battle Tales IV is a short story contest which will run January 20 at 12:01 am, until January 26 at 11:59 pm.

Brought to you by the PEI Writers’ Guild, Battle Tales gives participants three writing prompts and one week to write a story for the chance to win all the glory this frantic, low-stakes contest has to offer. Battle Tales is free to enter.

Author and playwright Steven
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Writing Symposium

The PEI Writers’ Guild will host a writing symposium this summer. Sponsored by Innovation PEI, with the support of the University of Prince Edward Island and Reading Town PEI, the Wild Threads Writing Symposium is open to writers of all levels from across Canada and takes place August 23 to 25 with an opening reception the evening of August 22.

Author workshops will be facilitated by established
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Sequential thinking

Sequential thinking
Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The tradition of artists working in serial—a sequence of pieces—is the focus of a new exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Entitled Serial Arrangements, this exhibition features seven groups of artworks, each extending the viewers engagement with the artist’s process and subjects.

Curated from the Gallery’s permanent
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When Will I Learn

When Will I Learn
Brad Milligan Band releases its new single

PEI’s Brad Milligan Band have released its new single entitled “When Will I Learn?” It is live on all streaming services.

A mix of rock, r&b and pop, the single is produced by Island artist, Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions, Sorrey, Racoon Bandit). It draws inspiration from bands such as Blind Melon, every bit as much as The Beatles. Swirling harmonies
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Ready for next year

Charlottetown Film Festival goes forward

The annual Charlottetown Film Festival (ChFF) operates under the auspices of The Charlottetown Film Society. The event showcases and celebrates remarkable works by filmmakers from PEI and Atlantic Canada. The Festival is typically held in October and most recently showcased 65 regional films over three days.

Since its inception four years ago, Executive
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Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more from January 23–27 in Charlottetown

Credit Union Music PEI Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate Island musical artists and their accomplishments. It is the largest annual celebration of PEI’s music community. For the 18th year, Island artists and music industry professionals will be celebrated with the Music PEI Awards. 

From
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Soul on fire

Soul on fire
Charlottetown rap artist performs at Skrrt Skrrt at Baba’s

by Kai Vere

TWEET: “It’s something that just lights my soul on fire. I always knew, it’s just I was waiting until I got in the right frame of mind when I was able to create something I was proud of,” says Chelsey Moisan, a rap artist from Charlottetown. #pei #hiphopnews

Chelsey Moisan goes by stage name LAVNDR and has toured the Maritimes
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