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Nelson Civic Theatre Foundation receives grant from the Vancouver Foundation for Rural Arts Inclusion Lab

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has received some great news. The Vancouver Foundation has approved a Field of Interest Systems Change Test Grant of $288,600 to Nelson Civic Theatre Society — The Civic Theatre — to partner with Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival on a three-year project seeks to address the systemic lack of diversity...

Contributing to gratitude with Jason Draginda A.K.A. 'Dickie'

“Be grateful, just a little reminder.” — Jason Draginda A.K.A ‘Dickie’ As the adage goes, it’s not a place to live. It’s a way to live. For those of us who knew Jason, he was a man of endless expressions that counted. An idea generator that could move minds. A conservationist who...

School of the Arts at Selkirk College Awards Entrance Scholarships

Bass players and drummers are a hot commodity. So much so, the Contemporary Music & Technology Program at Selkirk College is offering up funds to attract these aspiring musicians to study. The Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship for Bass Players and Drummers provided $1,000 each to four students who entered the music...

Best Seat in the House — Star Wars, the end of a trilogy of trilogies

In a decade long ago on a continent far, far, away I was joyfully oblivious to all major cultural events. It was 1977 and I was vaguely travelling around Europe. By June more young people were drifting across the ocean, huddling together at hostels, and whispering, “Have you seen it yet?” I soon learned that everyone in North...

The many hats of Zan Comerford

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
 — Maya Angelou Someone who wear’s many hats is usually defined as multi-faceted, versatile, accomplished, eclectic and most of all diverse. It’s fair to say that Zan Comerford fits this...

Call for Muralists and Walls: Nelson International Mural Festival

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are now being accepted. NDAC said in a media release the organization is thrilled to be presenting the third annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson....

The formative force of Shawn Morris

“Style is the answer to everything, a fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art” — Charles Bukowski The poetry of everyday life takes on many forms and manifests in many different...

Introducing The Daily Dose - Your guide to the arts, lifestyle culture, design of Nelson

As a city, Nelson has made a name for itself as one of the preeminent arts and culture hubs in British Columbia offering up big-city quality with a small town flavour. But who are the faces behind this thriving and ever-emerging scene? The Daily Dose, a newly formed new media platform for The Nelson Daily is here to tell you....

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss — Grab your Teacups

Buckle your theatre seats and grab your teacups, British comedians James and Jamesy are bringing their unique brand of hilarity to Nelson this holiday season.Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, yet it is the duo’s chemistry...

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