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Arts community Diamond sparkles

"Cracklin' Rosie" is a hit with the residents of Gambier Island. They jump from their seats on the grass in front of the Gambier General Store and Restaurant to dance wildly and sing in front of Nearly Neil, the Neil Diamond look alike.

Poet Pass launches chapbook

One of Canada's most accomplished poets, Pender Harbour's John Pass, will give a first public reading of a long poem of acceptance and renewal at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt on Sept. 17. This latest chapbook, nowrite.

Mask making from within

Sad face, happy face. Coast actor Tracy Lloyd learned a lot from attending a four-month program on clowning. As a performer, one of the techniques for honing her inner clown was that of mask making.

Think you're psychic?

"So when did you know you were psychic?" is the most frequently asked question of Gibsons author Natasha Rosewood, whose own reluctant awakening as a psychic is the subject of her recent, self-published book Aaagh! I Think I'm Psychic (And You Can Be

Kids who Lark in the Park

When the third annual youth music concert, Lark in the Park, takes place Sunday, Sept. 12, in Winegarden Waterfront Park in Gibsons, it will add vocals to the usual instrumental mix.

An Acre of Art on display

If you're looking for a fun outdoor event filled with artistic inspiration and the chance to purchase local artwork in every medium, check out the Acre of Art set for Sept. 4 and 5 on the Roberts Creek Elementary School grounds.

Pioneer tales in Old Red Shirt

Author Yvonne Mearns Klan's recent book, The Old Red Shirt from New Star Books, is one of the most interesting collections of heritage ephemera for many a year. As an amateur historian, Klan has combed the archives of B.C.

Gibsons filmmaker off to Montreal

Montreal beckons to a young Gibsons woman this weekend. Lauren Grant is winging her way to the Quebec city to present her winning short film at the Montreal Film Festival.

Strange brew of world music

Celebrate the dog days of summer with the Wheat in the Barley, Saturday, Aug. 28, at Roberts Creek Hall. Doors open at 7:30, and the music fires up at 8 p.m. sharp with special guests, the talented local new grass group Chore Buster Ranch.

Birth of a Book opens festival

The 22nd annual Festival of the Written Arts opened on Aug. 12 in Sechelt with one of its most ambitious opening night programs ever.
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