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Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 10 2021

All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre kicks off what is hopefully a start of better things ahead for the arts community and Capitol Theatre, with in-person performances scheduled for November 13th-14th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

There will be a live stream presentation of the show on November 14th.

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by Sarah Lord on Sunday Nov 07 2021

All Together Now! performances are scheduled for in person shows on November 13th & 14th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. There will be a live stream presentation of the show on November 14th.

The review features the talents of Robyn Lamb, Mackenzie Hope, Darren Fuss, Rachel DeShon, Sydney Black and Quinn Barron.

Black explains the show’s...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Oct 26 2021

The recent launch on October 17th for Rita Moir’s new book, Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, took place at the Vallican Whole Community Centre.

It was “fantastic,” says Moir, “with cake and music and readings from the book. It was a wonderful social occasion. I sold a bunch of books; that’s good.”


by Contributor on Monday Oct 11 2021

Black Productions announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this musical revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local fundraising event...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

The coronavirus pandemic put some serious hurt on the bottom line of numerous entertainment activities over the past 18 months, including Nelson's own Capitol Theatre.

The goal of the Capitol Theatre, a restored 400 seat facility, is to enrich the performing arts locally in the Heritage City as well as provide the best in live theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Sep 16 2021

Zheng (Zen) Wang is a Nelson visual artist who is using an ancient Chinese painting technique in a new and exciting way. You may have come across him on the Columbia Basin Arts and Culture Tour recently.

Wang is also a filmmaker and storyteller.

Wang moved with his partner and child to Nelson a year ago. The family had a close friend in Nelson who was always raving about the...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Aug 31 2021

Tom Haukaas is a self-taught artist from Nelson who has shown his work since 2013 in solo and group exhibitions. His work appears in private and public collections in western Canada.

His pieces are all landscapes done in acrylic paint on stretched canvas — his main inspiration for his work is nature.

“I do all-natural scenes. I grew up outside of Nelson, ten miles...