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5th Etsy Made In Canada Day

On September 29 there will be pop up markets organized by local Etsy sellers taking place in dozens  [ ... ]

Stretching the season

The Canadian Safe Boating Council would like boaters to enjoy all that fall boating has to offer but [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow enters festivals

The Song and the Sorrow enters festivals

The Song and the Sorrow is a new documentary produced by the National Film Board and directed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. The Song and the Sorrow follows JUNO-award winning musician Catherine MacLellan as she journeys to understand her father, Gene MacLellan, and his legacy of music and mental health struggles.

The film will have its premier at The Atlantic International Film Festival in
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Local food advocates

Local food advocates
PEI Fall Flavours and PEI International Shellfish Festival team up

A group of twelve social media savvy Islanders with a passion for local food have been recruited to help build awareness of the PEI Fall Flavours Festival and PEI International Shellfish Festival. 

This new initiative represents a partnership between the two festivals. The program is intended to harness the passion, knowledge
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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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Confederation Centre CEO

Confederation Centre CEO
Steve Bellamy appointed by Confederation Centre board

Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) has announced Steve Bellamy has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer.

“For over five decades, Confederation Centre has served Canada as a multifaceted cultural institution, offering a variety of visual and performing arts with a strong focus on educational programming…taking the lead on the
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Holland Piano installed at Florence Simmons Performance Hall

The official installation of the Holland Piano, a Haines Brothers square grand piano built in 1876, took place at Florence Simmons Performance Hall Lounge in Charlottetown July 27. The piano, which was donated by Mary Ann Green and the Green family, belonged to James Edward Dalton and his wife Helen Holland Dalton, a direct descendant of Samuel Holland. For many years, the piano was in the front
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Season enders at Indian River Festival

Season enders at Indian River Festival
Lennie Gallant, Ensemble Made in Canada, Jenni & the Hummingbird with Atlantic String Machine

Remaining concerts of the Indian River Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Indian River include Lennie Gallant, Jenni & the Hummingbird, Atlantic String Machine and Ensemble Made in Canada.

“The season is not over yet and you still have the chance to experience Indian River Festival and hear some
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Métis Mutt

The power of words 

Review by Norah Pendergast

Justice is a basic human need, and for many Canadians, including people of Métis heritage, justice has been illusory since the birth of our nation. 

How does one find meaning in life without justice? Sheldon Elter embodies that quest for meaning in the auto biographical play, Métis Mutt, which demonstrates how claiming public space and
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The Island Summer Review

Rolling in the Isle 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your derelict diarist is a fraud, folks. Or I was until last Wednesday, anyway. Here I was masquerading as an alleged quasi-authority on PEI theatre when I’d never seen a Patrick Ledwell show. Feel free to hurl your newspaper across the room in disgust, or just scowl scornfully at your screen if you’re reading this electronically. Maybe shake
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Some Upcoming Events

Projections on the Plaza

Until September 29
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screen [ ... ]

On the Bright Side

Barra MacNeils come to Harbourfront with new album October 5
Harbourfront Theatre  The Barra M [ ... ]

Summer 1993

September 21–26
City Cinema PG, some language, mature content
Dir: Carla Simón, Spain, 98 min. Lai [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]