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Bowl for Kids Sake needs you

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. Raise a pot of gold for Bi [ ... ]

Montague mental health clinic

A new mental health walk-in clinic in Montague at the Community Mental Health Office (126 Douses Rd) [ ... ]

The House of Martin Guerre concert presentation

The House of Martin Guerre concert presentation

The Confederation Centre of the Arts is bringing The House of Martin Guerre to The Charlottetown Festival this September for it’s Atlantic Canadian debut. 

This intimate concert presentation, starring Adam Brazier and Josee Boudreau, is based on a true story from 16th century France and explores what limits an individual confronts to follow their heart.

The original book was written by Leslie
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ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Rainbow Valley, based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery and adapted for stage by Hank Stinson, will be presented in November. The Guild in Charlottetown will be the venue for eight performances November 8, 9, 10 and November 15, 16, 17.

Hank Stinson, who will also direct the production, has adapted the novel for stage with care and
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Kings Playhouse this fall

There is still a lot happening at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown this fall.

Art With Amy—the paint party is back on September 1 starting at 6 pm. Amy MacConnell will guide you step by step towards your own masterpiece. The Canteen will be open for drinks and snacks for this fun evening for all ages. No experience is necessary. This event is a fundraiser for the Kings Playhouse.

The Four
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Part of the show

Audience participation at the Feast Dinner Theatre

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Maintaining composure can be difficult for a performer at the best of times. Being on stage is tough. It requires incredible concentration to deliver a good performance and something as small as the ding of a cell phone can disrupt an artist’s focus. We’ve all peered around to see who’s ringing so we can give
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Island ancestors

Island ancestors
The family of actor Paul Cowling settled in PEI from Scotland

Actor Paul Cowling is performing this summer at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. This is his first time on the Island, but he has roots that go a ways back. 

“My mother’s family came to the Hunter River area from Scotland sometime in the mid-1800s, around 1839,” Cowling says. “My great-great grandfather, Farquhar Beaton, and his
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Thirty years of dance umbrella

dance umbrella, an arts education training programme under Confederation Centre of the Arts, is celebrating 30 years. 

Founders Peggy Reddin and Julia Sauvé established dance umbrella in 1988. The dance umbrella programme highlights dance as an enriching art form that helps build self-confidence, create healthy bodies and minds, and develop creativity.

After years of renting space from
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Watch The Island Summer Review on Facebook Live

Watch The Island Summer Review on Facebook Live

The Island Summer Review with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines is doing something new to show appreciation for those who have come to Harmony House Theatre, across six seasons. On August 8, through the support of the one of the show’s major sponsors at Honibe™, fans of The Island Summer Review can watch this year’s edition via Facebook Live.

Starting at 7:55 pm on August 8, Facebook Live will offer
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Back home to direct

Back home to direct
Islander Charlotte Gowdy to direct Myth of the Ostrich at Victoria Playhouse

Native Islander and theatre professional Charlotte Gowdy returns home from Stratford, Ontario this summer to direct Matt Murray’s Myth of the Ostrich at Victoria Playhouse. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France, Charlotte has been acting, directing, and
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The Red Dirt Road

The Red Dirt Road
Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production

Stories from the Red Dirt Road has its world-debut this month at the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Charlottetown Festival. This Island musical weaves together the stories of women from all aspects of life. It has been adapted by Marlane O’Brien from the Margie Carmichael book Stories from the Quilt

“It’s been a great surprise for
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Métis Mutt

Métis Mutt
A modern story of Indigenous life by Sheldon Elter

Sheldon Elter’s one-person autobiographical story, Métis Mutt, opens this month at Confederation Centre of the Arts’ new Loft space in the Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown. 

This play is a multi-character vignette that tells Elter’s experiences as a stand-up comedian in a coming-of-age story.

“There’s a time in your life when you
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Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

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

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  [ ... ]