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Auditions Sunday for December play

Auditions for St. Bart's Players' Tiny Tim Grows Up, a full-length play scheduled for Dec. 21 to 23 at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Gibsons, are set for Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. and Sunday Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.

Good times on Gambier

It's always a good time on Gambier Island. Last weekend's ninth annual art show was no exception. This year, it included a chance to socialize at a fundraising Bavarian barbecue with entertainment from musicians Bobby Bruce, Tom Terrell and Randeesh.

Jem Rolls off the tongue

One of this summer's most successful and acclaimed Fringe Festival performers, Jem Rolls is coming back to the Coast on Sept. 29, and he's gut wrenchingly hilarious! Jem Rolls (that's his real name) is a performance poet.

Inspired by nature

The late artist Mel Kero loved to paint in the outdoors, finding his artistic inspiration in the forests and inlets around Sechelt. He and his wife Eva first began visiting the Coast in the 1960s, where they had a small boat moored at Porpoise Bay.

Festival awards quality

Most of the workshop participants who studied everything from lace knitting to rustic furniture construction at last week's seventh annual Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival agreed on one thing -it was the calibre of instructors that made the course

Popular concert returns to Sechelt

Back by popular demand is David Hickey's Crystal Bowl concert, to be held Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 at St. Hilda's Anglican Church in Sechelt.

Chamber Music magical and unpretentious

At 11 a.m. at the free concert during the second annual Chamber Music Festival in Madeira Park last weekend, there is a comfortably full house with at least a dozen children in the audience. Festival organizer Lise Aylmer welcomes them.

Rare glimpse at acclaimed cellist

Sunshine Coast music lovers have a rare opportunity to hear internationally acclaimed cellist Phoebe Carraiperform cello suites by J.S. Bach, in two unusual concert settings next week. Carrai performs at Music on the Rock at Willow Farm, Friday, Aug.

Arts Invitational tells a story

In an invitational show you never know what might turn up. More than 60 local artists working in a variety of media were personally invited to submit one piece for the current Arts Centre exhibition. Forty-seven responded.

Chamber music stirs the soul

The first Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival held last year in Madeira Park proved an unqualified success with sold out houses and, to quote one fan, "soul stirring musical experiences.