All LIVE Tickets $20.00 Today Only

Confederation Centre Offering 1-Day Sale for Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre

To give thanks to patrons, all LIVE Tickets are $20 today only

Confederation Centre is giving thanks to patrons and the local community with a one-day Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre sale. For today – October 11 only – all tickets are $20 for all LIVE @ the Centre shows offered in the 2016-17 calendar. Simply visit the box office online, via phone, or in person and quote the promo code “thanks” and this special promotion will be applied.

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This one day sale applies to all shows listed below in addendum. The 2016-17 LIVE season kicks off this week with The Nylons Farewell Tour on Friday October 14 followed by internationally-acclaimed performer Tanya Tagaq on Saturday October 15.

Please note, this sale excludes Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Classic Albums Live: The Beatles-Abbey Road, Classic Albums Live: The Eagles-Hotel California, and all ‘rental productions’ in the Centre’s theatres (rental shows are unlisted below.) Also, please note that there are limited quantities available; that taxes and fees are extra; and that this sale applies to select seating.

$20 Tickets to Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre performances
Promo Code: “thanks”

October 14 – The Nylons – Farewell Tour
October 15 – Tanya Tagaq
November 2 – James Ehnes – Turning 40 Tour
November 8 – Toopy & Binoo: Fun & Games
November 17 – Theory of a Deadman
November 18 – Matthew Barber & Jill Barber
November 18 – Clip! Solo Clown
November 19 – Christina Martin
November 25 – Out Innerspace
November 27 – Choral Music – Handel’s Messiah
December 03 – Mittentime Revue
December 9-17 – Robyn Hood: This Tale’s Even Fairlier
February 14 – Valentine’s Cabaret
March 9 – Jayme Stone – Lomax Project
March 17 – Vienna Boys Choir
March 24 – Port Cities
March 31 – BOOM
April 7 – Samantha Martin
April 8- Rose Cousins
April 14 – Choral Music – Choral Music on a Holy Day
April 19 – Bubble Guppies
April 21 – Sons of the Pioneers
April 25 – This Is That LIVE

Shared Values at The Guild

“Shared Values” original artwork by Prince Edward Island Nurses is being staged at The Guild from October 11- 22, 2016. The artwork creations of more than 30 island nurses will be showcased.

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The opening reception, entitled “Beverages and Bites” celebration, is Wednesday October 12, 7-9 p.m. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet the Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and student nurse participants who bravely have come together for this inspiring and inaugural showing under one roof.

The entries, from aspiring beginners and professional nurse artists, are as varied as the diverse backgrounds where these health professionals have practiced across their careers.

For more information contact Deborah Roberts at gdroberts@pei.sympatico.ca or Leona Macintosh at leonamacintosh@gmail.com. The gallery, on the corner of Queen and Richmond streets, Charlottetown is open noon to 5p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.

Sweeping in the Remix

[ZØGMA] is a professional percussive dance company, performing on the national and international scenes since 2001. The company supports the creativity of choreographers who, inspired by elements of the country’s heritage and cultural diversity found in urban areas, propose a contemporary approach and a new aesthetic of Québec’s folklore, merging dance, music and song into powerful, rhythmic works.

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The Sokalo Remix Project is a transatlantic artistic collaboration between [ZØGMA] and four professional artists from the Irish traditional performing arts. The production is a rhythmic journey both through the streets of Montreal and the landscape of the west of Ireland, highlighting the proximity of Irish and Quebecois traditional cultures, while proposing a new vision of folklore merging both tradition and contemporary life.

“An amazing show last night. I wanted to watch it all again the second it finished… Such a pleasing combination of interesting rhythms & whole body movement – a feast for the senses. Highly recommended!” – Charlene Morisson, Limerick.

The Sokalo Remix project is at the Harbourfront Theatre Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 PM.

Inuk Punk Comes to MainStage

Tanya Tagaq‘s music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, this Inuk punk’s vocal expression may be rooted in throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial, and metal influences as it does with traditional culture

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The celebrated Canadian singer, recording artist, and Inuk advocate is known for delivering arresting, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing, and alive. Her shows draw incredulous response from audiences worldwide, and Tagaq’s tours tend to jump back and forth across the map of the world. From a Mexican electronica festival to Carnegie Hall, her music and performances transcend language.

Now ahead of the release of her new album Retribution, Tagaq is set to make her Island debut this month, hitting Confederation Centre’s Homburg Theatre on October 15 at 7:30 p.m. for Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre.

The first new single from Retribution is now available — a hip-hop song about metaphysics, molecular biology, and the female cycle. ‘Centre’ features Canadian rapper Shad, raucous ravens recorded in Nunavut, trombones, and rare lyrical moments from Tagaq.

As told to The Fader online, the singer says, “Our lyrics are about electrons, gravity, the fundamental forces, looking at how physical laws can be applied spiritually and emotionally, and how to centre yourself. As a woman, I know my centering happens where I make my babies, it’s not in my head, it’s in the cavities of my body where I hold blood. It’s where we create.”

Tagaq makes musical friends and collaborators with an array of like-minded talents: opera singers, avant-garde violin composers, experimental DJs, all cutting edge, ranging from Björk to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to Owen Pallet. Her albums make for complex listening, but her string of Juno nominations and winning of the Polaris Prize attests to her ability to make difficult music speak a universal tongue. Enticing, unsettling, and utterly compelling, Tagaq’s music consistently delivers.

For ticket information and the entire Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre season calendar, visit confederationcentre.com/live or contact the box office at (902) 566.1267. Tickets for all shows are now available.

Appreciation is extended to Sobeys, the returning title sponsor for LIVE @ The Centre. Confederation Centre wishes to recognize the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support. Media sponsors are The Guardian, Hot 105.5, and Ocean 100.

Exploring the Ark

“Living Lightly on the Earth” Explores Building the Ark for
Prince Edward Island, 1974-76. The public invited for exhibition’s official opening and reception on October 22 at CCAG.

Brought to life in 1976 by Solsearch Architects and the New Alchemy Institute as “an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology, and architecture for the benefit of humanity,” the Ark bioshelter on P.E.I. integrated ecological design features to provide autonomous life support for a family.

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Opening day for the Ark in the fall of ’76 mixed counterculture together with official culture: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Premier Alex Campbell, Whole Earth Catalog compiler Stewart Brand, and hundreds from P.E.I.’s counterculture settlements and neighbouring traditional communities. Thousands more would visit the Ark in Spry Point, Kings County over its short life.

40 years later, a new exhibition opening at Confederation Centre Art Gallery explores the story of the Ark for P.E.I., and its architectural vision of life led in collaboration with nature. “Living lightly on the earth:” building an Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1974-76 opens this month and will be celebrated with an official opening reception on Saturday October 22 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery. The lead sponsor for the exhibition is PEI Energy Systems, A Veresen Company, with additional sponsorship from the Architects Association of P.E.I.

“Even today, many people in the Maritimes and around the world have heard of the P.E.I. Ark, and are inspired by the vision it represents; but it’s mostly understood in almost mythical terms,” reflects Exhibition Curator, Steven Mannell, who directs the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. “This exhibition presents the Ark as both a vision, and a reality. The Ark reminds us of the power of optimistic action in the face of seemingly overwhelming environmental problems, and challenges us to be similarly bold today.”

Marking the 40th anniversary of this innovative experiment into sustainable building in Canada, the exhibition includes architectural models and plans, photographs, texts, and a new video featuring project architects David Bergmark and Ole Hammarlund. The exhibition and a companion book focus on the conception and building of the Ark; the opening day; and the early months of operation.

“The Ark Project offered us the opportunity of thinking outside the Architectural Box,” offers Bergmark. “Working with the New Alchemy Institute – an inspired organization committed to sustainable practices – shaped our thinking and ultimately our careers. The greatest impact wasn’t the Ark Project itself, it was the dialogue the Ark continues to inspire in our lives and work.”

Hammarlund echoes this feeling and its importance as a launchpad for many emerging professionals, “As my first professional commission, the Ark Project was a gift from Heaven.”

This collaborative exhibition is produced by Confederation Centre Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and BGHJ Architects. Mannell’s exhibition team also included Assistant Curator Lukas Bergmark and Research Assistant Megan Peck. Gallery Director, Kevin Rice, says, “This exhibition presents a timely opportunity for Islanders to connect with an optimistic moment in our history and an important discussion of sustainability—which remains very relevant today.”

An accompanying website to this exhibition is available for members of the public to share their own stories, photographs, and experiences of the P.E.I. Ark. The public is also invited to the opening reception on October 22 in the Art Gallery and the exhibition will remain on view until the end of April, 2017 to provide plentiful opportunity for Islanders to visit and school classes to arrange guided tours.