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The Daily Dose

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

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2021

On Friday, April 16 the Trail & District Arts Council virtually presents Beyond the Legal Limit, a theatrical performance with music based on the adaptation of Nelson's Pat Henman’s memoir of the same name. 

Part storytelling, part concert, Henman tells the story of trauma and recovery in this unique and passionate one act drama with original music.

On a sunny Sunday...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2021

This Sunday, April 11th, local dancers Glynis Waring, Slava Doval and Amanda Papailhou together with a local multi-instrumental musician, Nella Banner will premiere their new show, “Respired”, in a streamed presentation from the Capitol Theatre.

This event marks the first collaboration for the four artists who have known each other for some time and expressed a mutual...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 25 2021

Anyone with friends or family working in the entertainment industry knows first-hand the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has not been too kind.

While some musical artists have been able to turn to the virtual stage and record labels to showcase their talent, many local bands have been put into a tailspin as large crowds at concerts and clubs have gone the way of the dinosaur since the...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 18 2021

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) invites members of the arts and culture community in the Columbia Basin to join its volunteer Steering Committee.

The CKCA is a representative body of the arts and culture communities across the Basin and manages and administers arts and culture funding programs on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

The CKCA Steering Committee...

by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 15 2021

Pushed online due to the pandemic, students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program are undeterred as they get set to welcome the widest audience ever for annual year-end showcase concerts.

A tradition that spans more than three decades of learning on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus, students on the cusp of graduation will take part in three diverse evenings of...

by Lauren Penfound on Monday Mar 08 2021

The following story contains depictions of family violence. International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor women the world over. Celebrate our everyday hero women who are brave trailblazers in the most everyday situations.

This year marks the 110th annual International Women’s Day celebrated across the world. The hashtag you’ll see...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Mar 04 2021

There will be no festival season in Nelson for the second year in a row, says the head of the city’s leading arts organization.

Sydney Black, executive director of the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC), told city council in a recent checkup on the arts (in a Zoom meeting) that this year was shaping up like 2020, with no live music, arts or culture gatherings.

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by Lauren Penfound on Thursday Feb 25 2021

This past year has been a bit of whirlwind for everyone and Jena Renwick is no exception.

The Nelson based entrepreneur saw a big lift in her clothing company, LYDA Collective – Live Your Dreams Actively -- thanks in part to a sale she put on at the beginning of COVID-19.

“It was a huge success," Renwick explains.

"I think I sold 100 pairs of jeans in...

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