As part of our Solstice programming, we’re pleased to present a Persian Dance & Culture Workshop with Monelli Rahmatian and Dena Abbasi!
The workshop is approximately one hour, and takes place Friday December 9 from 4:30-5:30pm in Charlottetown at Downstreet Dance, 110 Grafton Street.
Join Monelli and Dena to move and learn about the special ceremonies and traditions shared on Shabe-Yalda, the Persian celebration of the Winter Solstice, which is celebrated to honour the longest night of the year with family and friends, to give us hope for the coming of Spring.
All are welcome! Participants under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thanks for all the produce, see you in the spring, sweet River Clyde Pageant garden!
And special thanks to all the garden club volunteers who showed up on Saturday mornings this summer and into the fall to help us harvest, weed, and tend to the beds. we can’t wait to start dreaming of next summer’s garden.
[Image ID: Corbin and Debi stand in the Pageant garden, each holding heaps of cabbages, the last thing we harvested before putting the garden to bed. The garden is partially covered with black row cover. In the background are trees and a grey October sky.]
A big part of our Sharing the Field event is sharing food ! We’ll have hot food prepared by Chef Emily Wells (available while quantities last) as well as our Pageant Community Garden Market Stand.
Menu will include pulled pork, vegetable barley salad, and veggie bean soup (df, gf). The Pageant Community Garden Farm Stand will have pumpkins, squash, beets, potatoes, carrots and more, all by donation! Our gardeners Debi Phipps and Fidel Wendt, alongside our Saturday morning Garden Club, have been tending to the garden all season, and there’s lots to share.
If you have any remaining produce from your own garden that you want to give away, feel free to bring it to the farm stand. All are welcome to help themselves to fresh produce for themselves or to donate to friends, neighbours, or your local food bank. Donations from the farm stand will go towards the North Rustico Food Bank.
Link in bio for full details and schedule! See you there!
To the performers, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who helped to bring this summer’s Pageant to life – it simply wouldn’t exist without you.
And to the attendees – whether it be your first time at the Pageant or your 50th time – we’re so happy you joined us in beautiful New Glasgow to see what we’ve been putting our hearts and energy into.
Over these past two weekends we gathered by the River Clyde, we took in some spectacular sights and sounds, and the evening skies even put on a show of their own. So now it’s time to get some rest and just be grateful.
From all of us at Team Pageant: thank you! And we hope to see you next year.
Calling all musicians and instrumentalists! We’re looking for players to join our music ensemble for The River Clyde Pageant this summer (July 28 – 31 and Aug. 4 – 7).
All ensemble members are paid an honorarium for their participation. Rehearsals will take place in July, and production week runs July 23-27. For more info, contact Music Director Marti Hopson at: riverclydemusic@147stanleystreet
Have you recently moved to PEI? Because we’d love to meet you and bring you into the creation of this summer’s River Clyde Pageant! We are holding a free theatre creation workshop for Island newcomers this Sunday. The Pageant is a great way to meet new people and participate in a magical outdoor performance in the community of New Glasgow, PEI.
Coming Ashore: A River Clyde Pageant Workshop for Newcomers to PEI
Three cheers for @upstreetbrewing , our beer sponsor for the 2021 River Clyde Pageant! They have been a sponsor since the very first year of the Pageant in 2016 and we are so thankful for their continued support.
We are so disappointed to have to cancel tonight’s performance of The River Clyde Pageant – our first cancellation in our five year history! We are so sorry to the audiences who missed out on tonight’s show. We wish we could accommodate everyone, but also must adhere to current guidelines for outdoor gatherings on PEI. Thank you to everyone for your understanding. Here’s to clearer skies tomorrow!
Peer into the pages of Alexis Bulman’s sketchbook in her first instalment of a new blog series documenting her research and artistic explorations as she develops programming and projects responding to climate change adaptation.