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PEI Artist Grants open September 26

The fall round of PEI Artist Grants opens applications on September 26 at noon and closes October 24 [ ... ]

Playing with Choir: Fall Term 2018

Playing with Choir is an opportunity to come together in a large group to learn simple 3 part harmon [ ... ]

Confederation Centre highlights Indigenous culture

The TD Young Company production of Aqsarniit premieres on Canada Day. It can be watched for free from in the Outdoor Amphitheatre until August 18.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, “[The Dream Catchers project] challenged our institution, our privilege, and forced us to acknowledge what we do and do not know about our history and ourselves. This institution knows how important it is to face all sides of our country’s history and move toward a positive and lasting change that recognizes the importance of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit voices.”

This year’s Young Company performance is called Aqsarniit, the Inuktitut word for Northern Lights. Barbara Diabo has been the choreographer with the TD Young Company for two years. She originally comes from the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake.

Samantha McCue is Anishnaabe from the Chippewas of Georgina Island and Ned’u’ten from Lake Babine First Nation. She grew up on the Musqueam Reserve in Vancouver, BC, and currently lives in Toronto. This year she’s the costumer and set designer of the TD Young Company production.

There are also a number of performers throughout The Charlottetown Festival with Indigenous roots, including Jacob McInnis, who performs in both Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Starting on August 7, the Confederation Centre will feature Métis Mutt by creator and performer Sheldon Elter. It’s an autobiographical coming-of-age story that focuses around Elter’s journey as a young man as a stand-up comedian and the death of his father.

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Some Upcoming Events

The Red Dirt Road

Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production Until September 21 (select dates)
The Mack [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]