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Art Beat: Film Society pick Quiet Girl is a sound choice

Also, Coast Cultural Alliance releases Art Crawl lineup
Upcoming screenings: Catherine Clinch stars in the movie The Quiet Girl, which will be screened in Gibsons and Sechelt.

Upcoming screenings by the Sunshine Coast Film Society feature the 2022 Irish movie The Quiet Girl, directed by Colm Bairéad.

The 95-minute drama is presented in the Irish Gaelic language, with English subtitles. The film tells a story of a neglected young girl (played by Catherine Clinch) who joins relatives from her mother’s family for a summer respite and undergoes a significant transformation during the visit.

The movie plays at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons on Monday, Sept. 25 (at 7:30 p.m.) and Sechelt’s Raven’s Cry Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 30 (at 2 p.m.).

Tickets ($10) are only available to Film Society members. More information and membership details can be found online at

End game is just the beginning

Gibsons author Charlotte Morganti released the first title in her D.S. Gabrieli Mysteries series on Sept. 15 at an in-person launch at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery.

Release of The End Game attracted an enthusiastic crowd of mystery lovers from the Sunshine Coast and across Howe Sound.

In The End Game, part-time bartender/part-time private investigator D.S. (Gabe) Gabrieli travels from the foothills of Alberta to the small mountain town of Cheakamus, B.C. for what he expects will be a two-day duty visit. His expectations are quickly dashed. 

Not more than an hour after Gabe arrives in Cheakamus, a corpse is found in a sabotaged gold exploration site near the town, and within the next few hours the police pinpoint Gabe’s kid brother (an anti-mining activist).

According to Morganti, “The End Game is a story of redemption, cloaked in a mystery.”

Further information and a list of booksellers are available on the author’s website:

A patchwork of memories

The artful Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 30 at the Sechelt Seniors’ Activity Centre (5604 Trail Avenue).  

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., followed by a mini-workshop at 10. After a business meeting at 11 a.m., speaker Julie Faulkner will present a trunk show titled “Piece a Memory One Patch at a Time.”

Non-members pay $10 for admission. More information is available at

Get prepared to crawl

The Coast Cultural Alliance has released its annual listing of studios and galleries that will be opened to the public during the Art Crawl on Oct. 20, 21 and 22.

The 2023 event features 188 venues and more than 260 artists from Langdale to Earls Cove, the highest number ever in the event’s history. Fifty-seven new venues have been added this year.

Categories include visual art, photography, clay and ceramics, fibre, wood and metal sculpture, glass and jewellery and mixed media.

The 2023 brochure and accompanying map are already available for download at