Songs Stories and Soup

As part of the 2017 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and International Francophonie Day, the public is invited to the fourth annual edition of SOUP’ART at Confederation Centre of the Arts. This event will take place in Studio 1, Monday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The audience will be served a bevy of delightful soups from many different countries, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. This experience will be enhanced by a rich exhibition of visual art from the Acadian and Francophone community as well as arts and crafts created by newcomers to Canada.

“SOUP’ART has been tremendously popular the last three years,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education director with the Centre. “This year again, the event will feature live jazz performance from local pianist Sean Ferris at 7 p.m., followed by Acadian storytelling for all ages.”

The evening will also include trivia segments and door prizes. Admission is free and all are welcome. In the spirit of sharing, members of the public are asked to bring a cash donation for the Soup Kitchen.

This fun-filled gathering is a partnership of Confederation Centre of the Arts, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, and Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean. For more information, please contact Monique Lafontaine at moniquel@confederationcentre.com or Germain Arsenault at germain.fcipe@gmail.com.

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Soup’s On!

As part of the 2016 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie and International Francophonie Day, the public is invited to the third annual edition of SOUP’ART at Confederation Centre of the Arts. This event will take place in Studio 1, this Monday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The audience will be served a bevy of delightful soups from many different countries. This experience will be enhanced by a rich exhibition of visual art from the Acadian community as well as arts and crafts created by newcomers to Canada.

“SOUP’ART has been tremendously popular the last two years. The public enjoyed both the soups and the arts that were on view,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education director with the Centre. “This year we are proud to be including a performance performer and artist Yao who will warm your heart with his rich and deep voice.”

Born in Ivory Coast, Yao emigrated to Ontario at the age of 13. This musician, singer, poet, and actor is a modern troubadour. His music is a gentle mix of slam, jazz, and blues, and his texts are poems created to be put to music. The evening will also include brief trivia segments and door prizes.

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. In the spirit of sharing, members of the public are asked to bring a cash donation for the Syrian Refugee Fund.

This great event, which coincides with the first day of spring, is a partnership of Confederation Centre of the Arts, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin and Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean.