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BUD’s Belfast Uke Drop-ins

BUD’s—Belfast Ukulele Drop-Ins is a group of local Belfast area folk who are learning how to pla [ ... ]

Lawn Summer Nights

Lawn Summer Nights is a lawn bowling fundraiser held in cities across Canada, benefiting Cystic Fibr [ ... ]

Going pro

Going pro
Profile: Brielle Ansems

by Jane Ledwell

When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico this summer, she wants audiences to see into “the performances we put on for each other every day.” She reflects, “Others don’t always see our selves in ways we see ourselves... Unfortunately, our opinions of ourselves are often lower.”

As
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After The Dreamcatchers

After The Dreamcatchers
Confederation Centre highlights Indigenous culture

One year after the Canada150 Dream Catchers project, the Confederation Centre of the Arts continues to celebrate Indigenous culture from across Canada.

This includes having a diverse cast and crew with The Charlottetown Festival and featuring the stories of Indigenous people on and off stage.

Says Mary Francis Moore, Associate Artistic Director,
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Choose Your Own Adventure with the Island Fringe Festival

The Island Fringe Festival (IFF) theme this year is Choose Your Own Adventure and you’re encouraged to do just that. With a ten show lineup, the possibilities are endless with local and Canadian talent as well as three international shows.

Grace Kimpinski, Festival Manager, says, “There is something for everyone—comedy, drama, absurd. All of them are thoughtful and thought-provoking… I have read
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Acadie Story

La Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard in collaboration with The Guild presents Acadie Story, an interactive bilingual concert series celebrating the story and the traditions of the Island Acadians by bringing together a variety of artists from the six Acadian regions of Prince Edward Island.

Discover the cultural richness of the Acadian and Francophone Islanders through traditional
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Island Summer Review

Q & A with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

by Ann Thurlow 

Harmony House in Hunter River plays host to The Island Summer Review. Ann Thurlow had some questions for the show’s creators and stars, Mark Haines and Patrick Ledwell, about this year’s production.

AT: Hey, it’s been a while—how did you winter?

MH: I love it when June rolls around. I know that winter will soon be over and I’ll be
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Ghost Light

A story that needed to be told, by Shawn Wright

Shawn Wright, one of Canada’s most recognized stage actors, is making his debut at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival with his show, Ghost Light. Shawn is both the actor and author in this—the first play he has written.

Shawn spent the final months of his mother’s life travelling from Toronto to her nursing home in the Maritimes to spend as much
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Oh, Charlie!

Oh, Charlie!
Scott Chandler at Florence Simmons

Islander Scott Chandler will bring the story of Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin to the stage this summer in Oh, Charlie!

During the performance, Chandler will take the audience through Charlie’s life of constant contrast—rags to riches, Vaudeville to Hollywood, crazy to brilliant, loved to hated. Although best known for his silent comedy films, Chaplin was a
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Musical theatre blues

Musical theatre blues
On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly

The “Prime Minister of the Blues” lived a life of late nights and smoky clubs, pursuing the blues. The Confederation Centre of the Arts’ On the Road with Dutch Mason tells the story of this artist through the eyes of his band’s fill-in musician, David Bedford.

“For all of the blues musicians in the Maritimes, the highlight of their musical career
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Major Manor Mayhem

Major Manor Mayhem
English Acadian dinner theatre in Abram Village

What happens when a semi-retired psychiatrist temporarily moves into a seniors’ care facility to anonymously evaluate the mental status of its residents and when a resident mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get some Major Manor Mayhem.

At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of the brand-new
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Harbourfront audio upgrades

Support for the Regional Cultural Events Centre to upgrade Summerside’s Harbourfront Theatre’s audio equipment has been announced. The Government of Canada is providing $109,000 in non-repayable assistance for the project, including $45,500 through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) and $65,000 through Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. 

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Some Upcoming Events

Glenaladale Estate

Historic property now in the care of a trust—tours available July 21 Ceilidh at Tracadie Communit [ ... ]

The Arkells in Charlottetown

July 22
PEI Brewing Co Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") has launched the Illumination Concert Series, [ ... ]

Humanorium

Travelling art exhibition comes to Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside July 20–25
Spinnaker's Land [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music lover

Profile: Debbie Atkinson by Jane Ledwell Debbie Atkinson volunteered for the first East Coast Musi [ ... ]

History of Music exhibit

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit to celebrate the h [ ... ]

The Parkman Ave Residency for PEI Artist...

this town is small inc. & Copper Bottom Brewing initiative  The Parkman Ave Residency [ ... ]