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Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+

Engage with members of PEI’s LGBTQ2+ community, at a special general meeting on November 21 at Mur [ ... ]

Brain Injury Support Meetings

If you or someone you know is a brain injury survivor then Brain Injury Support Meetings are for you [ ... ]

Irving
, Daphne

Irving
, Daphne

Living Around the Canvas

Profile by Sean McQuaid

Prince Edward Island painter Daphne Irving laughingly admits that she is "from away, or from across." She was born in New Jersey, but her parents came from Nova Scotia, where the family spent many summers. She and her husband Ron Irving, the recently retired artistic director of TheatrePEI, came to the Island in 1963 after getting married-and for
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Murphy
, 
Peter

Murphy
, 
Peter

Call Me Cartoonist
Profile by Lesley E. Sprague

Peter Murphy gets noticed. At well over six feet and 250 pounds it's not hard to make his presence known on Prince Edward Island but, it's not an easy task if you are a cartoonist who is trying to catch the eye of major publishers. He's here to say that it is possible to both live where you want to live and do what you want to do.

Murphy says, "I
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Tobin, 
Joseph

Tobin, 
Joseph

Woodworking is my life
Profile by P. Richards

Perseverance furthers. This saying originates in Chinese philosophy but could certainly stand as the motto of Joseph Tobin, woodworker. Some Islanders know his hand-carved carousel horses, some his spiral staircases, some his fine kitchen cabinets. Most know that he has made a life's work of fashioning wood.

Since his enrollment in the precision
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Stevens, 
Brian

Theatre Developer
Profile by P. Richards

Theatre production at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island has gone through a number of cycles over the years, with a variety of companies, organizations and individuals all attempting to create a centre for theatre. The latest person to take on the challenge is Brian Stevens, known as long-time head of Triple Threats musical theatre training
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Gallant, Ann

Prehistoric Connection
Profile by P. Richards

A native of Abrams Village, Island artist Ann Gallant has embarked upon an artistic journey back in time to connect with her cave-dwelling forbearers. Back to the paleolithic societies where it is now becoming evident that women occupied a place of power and respect.

Ms. Gallant has created a series of images (see right) based on rock painting and
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Fleming, Lee

Anthology Artist
Profile by P. Richards

Lee Fleming has recently completed a book for Ragweed Press of Charlottetown called Rock, Rhythm and Reels: Canada's East Coast Musicians on Stage.

Taking its impetus from the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown last year, Ragweed approached Lee with a project which would recognise this growing phenomenon of so-called East Coast music. The book features
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Bertin, Chris

Bertin, Chris

I Just Wanna Bang on de Drum All Day
Profile by Leslie E. Sprague

I think anybody can do it. You just have to have a drum that's your own and spend time with it, you form a relationship with the drum," says twenty-four year old Chris Bertin of Summerside of his passion for Hand Drums and drum-making. "It's kind of like it's a trinity. There's the wood and then there's the skin. So, it's the tree
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Purdy, Scott

Purdy, Scott

Chairman of the Board
Profile by Derek Martin

Scott Purdy's name is one that you'll see if you stay for the credits at the movies, As a re-recording mixer, he's one of the last people to work on a film before it gets printed and handed over to the theatre. He's just received his second Genie nomination, for his work on Lilies (the first was for Johnny Mnemonic). I had called him last winter for
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Some Upcoming Events

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 15, 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Sirens season

Women’s choral ensemble announces concerts for 2018–19 Select dates
Select locations Sirens is  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]