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Sunshine Coast spinners prepared if things unravel

Sunshine Coast spinners prepared if things unravel

Weavers and spinners celebrate Distaff Day
Art Beat: Passing a musical torch – Coast Recital Society's director retires

Art Beat: Passing a musical torch – Coast Recital Society's director retires

Nearly two dozen local actors and musicians gathered in Halfmoon Bay on Jan. 6 for a dramatic reading of a most appropriate text: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Rich harmonies link legendary, living musicians in Motet's 12 days of Christmas

Rich harmonies link legendary, living musicians in Motet's 12 days of Christmas

A dynamic chamber ensemble heralded the traditional Christmas feast days with a concert in Sechelt on Dec. 30, mixing millennia-old liturgy with contemporary vocalizations. 
Loss lightened at longtime Sunshine Coast Hospice New Year's ritual

Loss lightened at longtime Sunshine Coast Hospice New Year's ritual

More than 100 people gathered on New Year’s Day under rain-thick clouds at Mission Point beach to participate in the Lighting of the Memories ceremony organized by the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society.
Comic perspectives on end-of-world prepping next up for 'Off the Page'

Comic perspectives on end-of-world prepping next up for 'Off the Page'

'I’m really interested in human psychological responses to climate change...and holding up the mirror. We find it easy to envision the end of the world and starting again rather than envisioning the long, hard work of sustaining something': Playwright Jordan Hall
Art Beat: Film Society presents 'Jules,' Artesia Coffee House resumes, chamber music weekend

Art Beat: Film Society presents 'Jules,' Artesia Coffee House resumes, chamber music weekend

The Sunshine Coast Film Society will pick up its season with two screenings of the 2023 science fiction film Jules.
Sunshine Coast songwriter Michael Friedman celebrated in special Berlin concert

Sunshine Coast songwriter Michael Friedman celebrated in special Berlin concert

'The show was based on my own experience as a young Jewish Canadian who grew up in two worlds, East Germany and Canada, during the Cold War,' says Michael Friedman, who played the concert of his lifetime back in October.
2023 Sunshine Coast arts in review: A year of gathering strength

2023 Sunshine Coast arts in review: A year of gathering strength

An oft-heard refrain at arts events on the Sunshine Coast is 'There’s so much going on, and usually at the same time.'
Art Beat: Amid the Dozen Days of Christmas

Art Beat: Amid the Dozen Days of Christmas

Following the Coast’s profuse choral and instrumental offerings of early December, the MOTET chamber choir plans two concerts at the midpoint of the traditional Christmas festival.
Pine ‘N’ Sandy drag troupe raises roof for affordable housing

Pine ‘N’ Sandy drag troupe raises roof for affordable housing

Performers from the Pine ‘N’ Sandy drag troupe cemented their reputation as standard-bearers for glamour and goodwill during the group’s two-act holiday revue on Dec. 16.