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By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Oct 13 2022

Oxygen Art Centre has been a crucial player in the region’s cultural landscape and actively nurtures contemporary professional art practices while engaging the broader community through multi-disciplinary programming.

Oxygen puts on experimental, accessible and inclusive programming through education, residencies, exhibitions and events.

Oxygen was founded as the Nelson...

By Contributor On on Friday Oct 07 2022

Black Productions is thrilled to be mounting a production of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,a horrifying, hilarious, and glorious play by Peter Colley at the Capitol Theatre Nelson on October 20 - 22, just in time to put you in the mood for Hallows' Eve.

Jan (Lindsay Clague) is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 03 2022

Since 2018, the Nelson & District Arts Council has partnered with the Nelson Youth Action Network to facilitate an annual youth mural project.

Youth artists receive mentorship from a professional artist and work collaboratively to create a large-scale piece.

This year, NDAC was delighted to be working with the Youth Arts Action Committee (YAAC) and students from Hume...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Sep 22 2022

On Friday, September 23rd, Hyaenas will play in Nelson at The Royal to celebrate their new single “It's Not Up to Me.”

The band teamed up with a local favourite, the Hillties, for the show.

“We’re excited to share the night with them,” says Hyaenas lead singer and guitarist Sophie Hepnell.

Embodying the energy and ferocity of the animal they are named after, ...

By Contributor On on Friday Sep 16 2022

David Bowie is one of music history’s most praised and successful artists, with a career that spanned four decades.

Bowie continuously sought to reinvent himself, while selling an estimated 140 million albums. His genre-defying journey through a vast array of musical styles, from rock to funk, dance to ballad, always kept fans guessing what he would do next.

Fans of the music...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 13 2022

Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman of the nationally renowned electro-folk duo Moontricks released their debut album on September 9th.

The Kootenay-based duo’s music is steeped in tradition yet polished with a futuristic sheen, mixing organic folk, roots rock, and old-time blues with modern electronic production.

The full-length album, Currents, released...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 13 2022

Moontricks' duo Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman have a new album on the music streams.

The Kootenay-based duo’s music — Rodman, originally from Nelson, met Argenta native Gurley during a music festival in rural BC — mixes organic folk, roots rock, and old-time blues with modern electronic production.

In the new album, Moontricks looks to the cycles of nature...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 24 2022

Kootenay PRIDE is thrilled to be coming back to the streets, flag poles, museums, parks and plazas in a big way for the first fully in-person events since the shut down in 2020.

The dedicated and busy team of volunteers has been working for months to create a bevy of fun, inclusive, educational, and entertaining events and happenings during the week leading up to the Pride weekend....

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

Recently in New Denver, the Kohan Reflection Garden marked its 30th  anniversary.

Built to commemorate the Japanese Canadians interned in the area during the Second World War, the garden, a labour of love in the community, has hosted dance, music, theatre, poetry readings, book signings, martial arts, yoga and art classes.

There have been celebrations of birthdays, weddings and...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

The outdoor anniversary event that had over four hundred people in attendance, ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities for people for all ages.

“We had a number of different artists performing, a lavender distillation display, an aikido demonstration, several different vendors, and watercolour classes. The mayor said a few words. We had food vendors as well. It was a pretty jam...