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Coast writers find good in grief in David Roche-led hospice pilot project

Coast writers find good in grief in David Roche-led hospice pilot project

'Particularly in a storytelling environment that is verbal, not written, when someone tells about someone who has passed, and really steps into their grief, I feel like that person is called into the room and they are present in the room.'
Why the clang of swords rings from Roberts Creek Community Hall

Why the clang of swords rings from Roberts Creek Community Hall

Mythic Blade Sword Academy is offering weekly classes for all ages
Sunshine Coast didjeridu album gets its long-awaited launch

Sunshine Coast didjeridu album gets its long-awaited launch

'For me, playing the didjeridu is a meditation. It’s a journey in which you can detach yourself from habitual reasoning and mental activity.'
Art Beat: Literary Readings Series launches 2023 season with Ted Chamberlin reading

Art Beat: Literary Readings Series launches 2023 season with Ted Chamberlin reading

Also, Vivaldi Gloria endeavour seeking vocalists, Sechelt coffee house series returns and authors and students connect for Family Literacy Week 
Artists weigh history, shape language at Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Artists weigh history, shape language at Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Gabriela Hirt's Storied Bodies and Robin Ripley and Ilze Bebris's collaborative A Conversation on at GPAG until Feb. 5.
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Elphi Feb. 3

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival coming to Elphi Feb. 3

The Tetrahedron Outdoor Club has moved the Sunshine Coast’s biggest one-night cultural event to a new time of year, uniting skiers and cinephiles alike for the annual Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Doors open at Elphinstone Secondary at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 3; films begin at 7 p.m. 
Transformation a theme of Coast Vietnam draft dodger's panoramic memoir

Transformation a theme of Coast Vietnam draft dodger's panoramic memoir

When Ohio-born objector to the Vietnam War Jon Van Arsdell landed in Garden Bay in 1970, he was greeted by a sign proclaiming "No Longhairs." Van Arsdell’s autobiography 'No Longhairs: The Odyssey of a Vietnam Draft Dodger' shows that countercultural expatriates were hard-working contributors to the interdependent idyll of the Sunshine Coast, writes Michael Gurney.
Art Beat: A secret chord no longer – Leonard Cohen doc next up for film society

Art Beat: A secret chord no longer – Leonard Cohen doc next up for film society

Also, Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment Grant is open, an extensive slate of local authors will read at the Persephone Book Club Launch Reading on Jan. 22 and Peanut Butter Jam raised $2,140
Artists reveal the shape of collaboration in Kube exhibit

Artists reveal the shape of collaboration in Kube exhibit

Marlene Lowden and Teryl Mullock collaborate in Process in Parallel. Abstracts. is on at The Kube until Jan. 30.
Musical storyteller Rick Scott headlining free concerts for Family Literacy Day

Musical storyteller Rick Scott headlining free concerts for Family Literacy Day

Rick Scott, a former Pender Harbour resident, has composed and performed music for more than 50 years, releasing 19 albums and touring to 11 countries. In 2019, Scott was inducted to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. He'll be performing in Roberts Creek Jan. 27.
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