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The Daily Dose

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

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

Beauchamp, shares what this momentous moment means for her journey as a writer, breaking down how she uses writing as a tool for reconciling the different aspects of her identity.

“Writing about my childhood, my family dynamics, my traumas, and my...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

The Nelson District Arts Council is proud to honour Carver's contributions to the Kootenay arts scene with the support of the Carver Family.

The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer–one who has published literary work in any genre. Beauchamp,...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Pat Henman is what you would call a lifetime arts virtuoso.

An award-winning veteran of the Canadian theatre and music industry and published author, she has extensive experience and degrees in theatre, music and creative writing. Pat and her family, husband Larry and three children, Zoe, Maia and Liam, make their home in Nelson.

Pat’s memoir “Beyond the Legal Limit:...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jun 29 2021

“The people that we’ve met have been absolutely wonderful and supportive and giving and generous. It’s renewed our faith in humanity. We’ve met people randomly, and they’ve said, ‘What do you need? Come to our house; we’ll feed you.’ Total strangers. When I tell people our stories, they immediately want to help,” says Tiffany Muncaster.

Tiffany and her partner Graham...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 23 2021

The Nelson Mural Festival recently announce there will be a myriad of creators and musicians in celebration of the arts and community during the August 13 - 15 event.

Now, in their fourth year, the festival has hosted over 95 performances and has had their featured muralists' creations grace over 20 walls in the local Nelson area.

With over 400 national and...

by Lauren Penfound on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

Being called a chess prodigy is something any person most likely won’t forget.

It’s the kind of assessment of that would prompt the person to cut out newspaper clippings of accomplishments and keep with you for decades, ensuring the safety of that piece of your personal history as you traveled through life.

Which is precisely what Patricia Smuga (nee Chiroiu) has done...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 11 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. NDAC is excited to be able offer ArtWalk this year, continuing its long history of supporting local artists to sell their work.

The Nelson and District Arts Council has worked hard to engage and support local artists during the...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Last week, we were delivered tragic news about Indigenous children who lost their lives in our province’s residential school system. Indigenous communities were hit especially hard by this discovery.

Christopher Yates, a Director of the West Kootenay Métis Society and Lesley Garlow, Indigenous Educator at Touchstones Museum, organized a memorial and ceremony for the 215...

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