Art Beat: Sundays at The Mill offer a unique artisanal experience 

You won’t soon forget a visit to the Macgee Cloth Textile Mill in Roberts Creek where you can watch – and hear – Sunshine Coast artisan Pam Magee at her unusual work. Sundays at The Mill, from 1 to 4 p.m., are a chance to witness Magee’s massive Dobcross loom in action. The rackety, complex, vintage contraption turns out heirloom blankets from crafted lambswool and organic cotton. Magee (without a “c”) brought the 1930s loom and other equally impressive machinery from the U.K., where this technology originated in the 19th century. B.C. health guidelines are followed, and groups of up to five can be accommodated by arrangement. Email laurieverchomin@macgeecloth.com or call Laurie at 604-885-8450. 

Sound Thinking 

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The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is offering a free Skills In Solitude online workshop with Roberts Creek musician, composer and artist Giorgio Magnanensi, artistic director of Vancouver New Music and Laboratorio. The session, titled Sound Thinking, can accommodate up to 20 and runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. Registration ends Saturday, Sept. 26. Sign up at eventbrite.ca. Magnanensi’s work and unique speaker technology can be experienced at the Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt in the exhibition, At the Edge of Wilderness, a collaboration between sound artist Hildegard Westerkamp and photographer Florence Debeugny. 

How Things Have Changed 

The tenacious folks who present the Off the Page series are hoping finally to be able to present a reading-performance of playwright David King’s How Things Have Changed, at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. Thanks to the pandemic, it is the third re-scheduling of the event, featuring Wanda Nowicki, John Payne and Frank Crudele. King will be on hand for a chat with the audience following the performance. Seating is limited and masks are mandatory. Reservations are required, via Off the Page on Facebook. Admission is by donation. 

Live music 

• The Roberts Creek Legion presents Staggers & Jaggs on Friday, Sept. 25, who promise to “make your eyes pop, cure your toothaches, empty your pockets, and liberate you from the confinement of your clothing.” 6-9 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 26, it’s another fun band, Jeevious Family, between 4 and 9 p.m. Get reserve tickets for all shows at rclegionevents.com. 

• The Legion in Gibsons is resuming its presentation of live gigs starting on Saturday, Sept. 26 with the Sofa Kings, from 7 to 10 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets in advance at the bar, $8–$12 

• Weather permitting, Eddy Edrik will be play some all-time favourites on the patio at the Clubhouse Restaurant at the Pender Harbour Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 25, from 5-8 p.m. Reserve a table at 604-883-9542. The Peter Van Trio performs there on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-5 p.m. 

• Singer-songwriter and guitarist Charlotte Wrinch plays originals and a wide range of covers at the Gibsons Public Market atrium on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Due to the pandemic, all listed events are subject to change. Check ahead. 

Space is limited in Art Beat but please let us know about your events at arts@coastreporter.net

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