Hey, parents! Looking for a new guided activity for at-home learning? Art Class from Home provides fun and creative instructional art activities, similar to our regular education programs, and can be completed with basic materials you have at home. Check it out: https://youtube.com/playlist…
What a year it’s been! We’re reflecting on some highlights of 2021 at the Centre:- Tuesday Night LIVE: $10 tickets to mainstage performances from local artists, including Fiddlers’ Sons, Cory Gallant, Logan Richard, Alicia Toner, Brandon Howard Roy and Obembe. – Lovers’ Lament: a sold-out run of a new cabaret musical written by Adam Brazier, featuring stars of the Charlottetown Festival.- Theatre Training Program: a new initiative in to provide backstage training in Wardrobe, Props, Lighting, Video, Carpentry and Audio.- Venue of the Year: in March of 2021, our mainstage theatre won Venue of the Year at the Music PEI Awards!- The Lou MacEachern Community Partnership Program: with a generous donation of $200,000, a diverse cross-section of local organizations now have better access to the Centre’s facilities and resources.- Return of The Charlottetown Festival: in June of 2021, we presented three mainstage shows: Between Breaths, Dear Rita and Old Stock, each telling a true story from the Atlantic region. In the amphitheatre we presented two new inspirational shows: Street Fusion, in partnership with XclusiV Crew; and The Voices of Resilience, written and performed by The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors.- Art Gallery: several major exhibitions went up in the Gallery, including ‘The Drive,’ featuring works from The Group of Seven; ‘BGL: Two Thumbs Up (Arts and Crafts)’; and ‘A Life’s Work: Canadian Artist Robert Harris (1849-1919).’- LIVE @ The Centre: in October of 2021, we announced a diverse line-up that included some of the region’s most talented and acclaimed artists. ‘Frontline and Centre,’ a tribute to the Island’s frontline workers, was launched.- The Symons Medal Lecture: in October of 2021, the Honourable Louise Arbour, CC, GOQ was awarded the Symons Medal and presented her lecture ‘DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM,’ or ‘They Desire a Better Country.’- Launch of The 2022 Charlottetown Festival: in November of 2021, we announced the highly-anticipated return of Anne of Green Gables, the world premiere of the new Canadian musical comedy Tell Tale Harbour starring Alan Doyle, Betty’s Song, Hey Viola!, and an exciting slate of amphitheatre programming. – Return of The Nutcracker: in December of 2021, our dance umbrella students performed the classic holiday ballet for the first time in ten years.Thanks to all who were a part of activities that made 2021 a year to remember. We’re looking forward to 2022 with you!
Thursday Aug 26 @ 2pm – “Potatoes & Passengers, Schooners & Steamers” with Harry Holman at the Victoria Playhouse.
An illustrated talk on the development of Victoria, once known as Westmorland Harbour, a bustling Island seaport, and the vessels which brought the business.
Harry Holman, now an independent heritage researcher, worked as the provincial archivist for the Prince Edward Island government for 10 years. He also served as the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries retiring in 2013. During his tenure Holman oversaw the Heritage Places Initiative Program for P.E.I., which now leads the country in the number of places listed on the Canadian Register of Heritage Places per capita. In 2017 he was appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
‘Our Island Talks’ is a collaborative project between the Victoria Playhouse and the Victoria Historical Association. Seating is limited due to Covid restrictions so advance reservations are recommended. Please call 902-658-2025 or 1-800-925-2025 to reserve seats. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted at the door.
Exploring Abandoned Houses with Tony Gallant and the Grade 11/12 English Class at Immanuel Christian School.
The Grade 11/12 English class at Immanuel Christian School partnered with PEI photographer Tony Gallant this past September and October in a project called ”What Happened Here?” The students visited abandoned houses at several different locations on the island, accompanied by Tony, trying to discover what had, in fact, happened there, causing these homes to be abandoned. Students then were given the task of writing a story based on the photos they had taken of these houses and locations. These stories are works of fiction that they have written and invented themselves. Tony was an excellent expert for the class as he has a keen interest in abandoned houses and has taken many photographs of these places himself, including showcasing his work in a published book entitled ”Door to the Past: Abandoned Properties of Prince Edward Island.”
The English students are pleased to be showcasing their work – their photographs and their stories – along with a display of Tony’s work at The Guild from February 5th -16th.