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Sunshine Coaster's fast-paced nursing memoir is a runaway bestseller

Sunshine Coaster's fast-paced nursing memoir is a runaway bestseller

Sequel to Marion Crook’s 'Always Pack a Candle' was published last month
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts climax delivers moving experience

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts climax delivers moving experience

Hundreds of dance performances during the Coastal Dance Festival resulted in the first round of awards in the 2024 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts.
Art Beat: Heritage Playhouse show to blend ancient Celtic folklore with artful time travel

Art Beat: Heritage Playhouse show to blend ancient Celtic folklore with artful time travel

Multi-instrumentalist and storyteller Bronwyn Claire Asha premiered As I Roved Out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. She expanded her one-woman show into a full-length performance for her current tour of Salish Sea communities. 
Fresh light shines on bodies of work at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Fresh light shines on bodies of work at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Modern myths and life drawing at the Arts Centre
Poetry month on the Sunshine Coast precipitates local deluge

Poetry month on the Sunshine Coast precipitates local deluge

National Poetry Month was established in Canada in 1998 by the League of Canadian Poets and takes place every April. The event unites schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets from across the country in a celebration of the primacy of poetry in Canadian culture. 
David Roche uncovers happiness in new book

David Roche uncovers happiness in new book

A book of revelations by one of the Sunshine Coast’s most respected storytellers opens with an unflinching essay about the value of scars.  
Art Beat: Inspirito choir goes global and A Cappella Strait choir celebrates 40 years

Art Beat: Inspirito choir goes global and A Cappella Strait choir celebrates 40 years

The Inspirito Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Sarona Mynhardt, recently returned from its first international trip: a musical odyssey through Cuba that gave rise to new friendships and future opportunities.
Pianists, string players in the spotlight in first week of performing arts festival

Pianists, string players in the spotlight in first week of performing arts festival

Over 120 individual performances in the two disciplines took place during the opening sessions of the festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this spring. 
Diverse fiddle culture thrives at summit

Diverse fiddle culture thrives at summit

Fledgling fiddlers from the Sunshine Coast participated in a regional summit that united 103 instrumentalists from across Western Canada. The 2024 West Coast Youth Fiddle Summit took place in Nanaimo from April 12 to 14.
ArtBeat: Mini Makers have big ambitions at the Kube

ArtBeat: Mini Makers have big ambitions at the Kube

The Kube gallery in Gibsons held its inaugural Mini Makers Market on April 13.