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Book sale to boost Writers' Forge bursary fund

Two years ago, the Suncoast Writers' Forge made a generous gesture. During their 20 years of existence, the organization that helped found the Festival of the Written Arts had also helped many new and experienced writers with their projects.

Arts council presents new show

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council presents local painter Sheryl McDougald and Vancouver Island sculptor Frances Semple at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt, June 9 to July 4.

Dancers return with gold

Aaah, the life of a dancer on the Sunshine Coast - dancing in competition at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster last weekend, then racing for the last ferry without even knowing the final results until they arrived in the mail! Nonetheless, the te

A ferry artistic experience

Travellers on busy B.C. ferries on the May long weekend couldn't avoid a healthy jolt of the Coast's flourishing arts and culture.

50-50 sale to replace auction

As part of their silver anniversary celebrations, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council is departing from their annual art auction in June with a new concept, a Half and Half Art Sale to be held on Saturday, June 5, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sec

Coast Recital Society hands out awards

Seven young Sunshine Coast musicians will continue their musical education with the financial encouragement of the Coast Recital Society's (CRS) 2004 awards and scholarships.

Gibsons musician a winner

Sixteen-year-old Neal Andrews of Gibsons has once again triumphed in music competition, this time on the piano during the Vancouver Kiwanis Festival last month. Andrews also excels on other instruments: the violin and trumpet.

Jazz Festival coming soon

The ninth annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival is fast approaching. From June 11 to 13, the festival will feature many fine local artists including Celso Machado, who now, with his family, makes Gibsons his permanent home.

Choir joins gospel circle of voices

No need to ask the Pender Harbour Choir if they were having a good time. The joy in their faces was apparent Sunday, May 16, when the 24-member choir was invited on stage to sing two numbers with the professional gospel group Circle of Voices.

Spanish evening launches hot events

When Olé! An Evening of Spanish Passion and Artistry opens at The Club this Friday, May 21, it will be only the start of a series of Flamenco-Mediterranean events that production company Caravan World Rhythms has planned for the Coast.
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