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Look what's happening at Taghum Hall this spring

By Contributor
March 5th, 2024

Truthfully, Taghum Hall is always celebrating, but March and April are no exception, with a market, workshop, concert and a casting call.

Budding thespians aged 5 to 14 are invited to turn up Thursday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m. for a casting call for the annual Earth Day play. Kids learn about acting, singing, and stagecraft while they prepare to present “The Environmental Show!” in which a rock band gets stuck with a broken-down bus, and are visited by all manner of litter come to life.

The play will be performed on Saturday, April 20 at the Hall’s annual Earth Day event.

The end of winter is celebrated with the final Winter Market of the year on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Everything from fruit chung to apple fritters will be on offer, with organic meat, cheese, kimchi, and more baked goods to fill out the menu, plus homespun yarn, pottery, bath and personal care products, art work and more, with 22 vendors in all.

Brushes and Lunch, a popular Taghum Hall offering, is a chance for folks to learn the fine points of art creation with a local painter—with lunch! This time painter, potter, and author Lee Rawn will help participants embrace the beauty of the blossom in a watercolour workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost is $35 (own supplies) or $45 (the Hall supplies), with funds to benefit the ongoing Taghum Hall kitchen reno project. Registration is at

Finally, an early heads-up for an upcoming concert with astonishing popularity: before any publicity had gone out, word got around that celebrated Australian musician Daniel Champagne was coming to Taghum Hall on April 10—and the event has almost sold out.

So he’s added a second concert on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. so that more people can experience this exceptional talent.

Beloved in his home country, he is no stranger to Canada: “The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws,” wrote the Calgary Herald.

Tickets are available at and at Eddy Music and Taghum Shell.

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