Arts and Culture

Royal hosts fundraiser weekend, Selkirk Woodworking and Nursing Programs capture center stage

Royal hosts fundraiser weekend, Selkirk Woodworking and Nursing Programs capture center stage

It's fundraiser weekend at the Royal Inn.

The Selkirk Woodworking Program is gearing up for a fundraiser event Friday at the Royal Inn.

At the end of every school year the program showcases all the fine furniture made by the students during that year.

In order to do so they need to rent some space in one of the local galleries for the weekend. Let's help them raise some funds so they can showcase their talent and hard work.

On the bill this evening is Monsters, Thus Far, Dealer, Forrest Tate, De-Audio, and more to be announced.

Yves Engler to speak in the West Kootenay about Canada's peacekeeping tradition

Yves Engler to speak in the West Kootenay about Canada's peacekeeping tradition

Lone Sheep Publishing is proud to present Yves Engler, author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.

KHAOS: Local Opera Exceeds Wildest Expectations

KHAOS: Local Opera Exceeds Wildest Expectations

KHAOS Opera sold out four of five shows at the Capitol Theatre this past weekend. That’s nearly 20% of the population of Nelson. “The public response to KHAOS has exceeded our wildest expectations,” said KHAOS producer Marty Horswill. 

KHAOS also caught the attention of outside media, including the Globe and Mail, Shaw TV, Opera Canada magazine, and three different shows on CBC radio.  

The production was commissioned, composed, produced, and performed entirely by residents of the West Kootenay.

Mir Centre For Peace And Allan Markin Present Karen Armstrong: Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life

Mir Centre For Peace And Allan Markin Present Karen Armstrong: Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life

A former Catholic nun who first gained the spotlight with her 1993 book A History of God: The 4,000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam,  Karen Armstrong is now an author of 20 books that focus largely on commonalities of major religions – including the nearly universally but often-ignored principle of compassion.

One Book One Kootenay 2012 nominees announced

This year’s One Book, One Kootenay shortlist authors enjoy one another’s nominated books. L-R: Tom Wayman reads Jennifer Craig’s

Everyone’s favourite book club is back.

One Book, One Kootenay (OBOK) is a region-wide book club that celebrates the work of the talented writers living in the Kootenay Boundary. Once again, readers from across the Kootenay region will read and vote for the book they feel all Kootenay booklovers should read.

Elephant Mountain Review magazine hits streets Saturday

Elephant Mountain Review magazine hits streets Saturday

There's a new magazine hitting the streets of the Heritage City.

The Elephant Mountain Review is set to take off to new heights during a launch Saturday, March 17 at SelfDesign High, located at 402 Victoria St. (upstairs in the Legion Hall) in Nelson. 

Shambhala voted best in the world – again

Shambhala rocks all night long during the 2011 festival. — Xavier Walker photo

Shambhala has earned another honour.

The local music festival won the "Best Large Event" for the second year in a row at the 11th Annual Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards held last month in London.

Similar to 2011, Shambhala was among the smaller events in the Best Large Event category.

Former Shambhala Site Manager, Mike Brewer, who currently lives in London while working on the 2012 Summer Olympics, accepted the award.

Fugitives, Shred Kelly rock The Royal this weekend

Fugitives, Shred Kelly rock The Royal this weekend

The Fugitives, Vancouver’s wildly talented modern folk quartet are coming to The Royal Friday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

The combined talents of Vancouver artists Adrian Glynn, Barbara Adler, Brendan McLeod, and Steve Charles are quickly becoming favourites wherever they play with their poetic lyrics and their own unique style. 

Folk artist Rhoniel will open the show.

Saturday, The Royal is very excited to have Shred Kelly and their toe tappin', foot stompin' music light up the dance floor once again.

A story of collapse and renewal: Award-winning journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk to embark on speaking tour of the Kootenays

A story of collapse and renewal: Award-winning journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk to embark on speaking tour of the Kootenays
In an upcoming speaker series, award-winning author and journalist, Andrew Nikiforuk will talk about the impact and evolutionary role that bark beetles play in the health of aging forests, and the critical lessons this tiny creature has to teach human society about natural cycles of collapse and renewal in all ecosystems.

There's a Buzz About Khaos

There's a Buzz About Khaos

 

The Globe and Mail and Opera Canada will be covering the March 8 premiere of KHAOS: The Opera at the Capitol Theatre. So will three different CBC radio programs in Calgary, Vancouver and Kelowna.

Why?  Because the word is out: KHAOS is a professional calibre opera, commissioned, composed, produced, and performed by West Kootenay people.

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