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Twisted String goes folk

The Twisted String project is about to blow Vancouver away. The local group of nine fiddlers that calls itself NYWP is a select group of the Coast String Fiddlers, all-youthful and all of whom play at about the same level.

Heather Spears reads

Poet, artist and novelist Heather Spears will be in Sechelt to give a reading as part of a promotional tour for her new novel. She will be at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on Friday, June 25, at 8 p.m.

Glory years for transit and Trower

Local author Heather Conn comes by her interest in streetcars honestly. She once worked as communications manager for B.C. Transit where she edited the company newsletter and embellished it with articles and images from the archives.

Arts festival adds juried exhibition

The inaugural Sechelt Family Arts Festival (July 31, Aug. 1) is pleased to announce the addition to the festival of a one-week juried exhibition of art works by Sunshine Coast artists in the Seaside Centre.

Outstanding tour of fine homes

A chance to see inside six of the Coast's finest homes drew 175 ticket holders June 6 for the Coastal Home Tour and Tea event, a fund-raiser for the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society.

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