Shakespearian Field Trip–Chautauqua Style

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

At Doug’s invitation, a few friends of Chautauqua will be taking in The Tempest at the Free Will Shakespeare Festival tomorrow night. Performances of The Tempest (odd-dated evenings and matinees) and Julius Caesar (even-dated evenings) are presented in Hawrelak Park until July 22. We’re hoping that the rain is over for this week but know there will be plenty of mosquitos. There will be bug spray. Post field trip details to follow!...

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Nominations Open for the Edson and Area Arts Awards

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Creative Campus and the Community Arts Network Of Edson (CANOE) invite nominations for the inaugural Edson and Area Arts Awards. These awards will be presented at Arts On Fire on Friday, September 28, 2012 during Culture Days (formerly Arts Days). Four diverse award categories will recognize a variety of contributions to the Edson and area arts community: Artist for the Arts, Arts Champion, Cultural Pillar, and Young Artist. Nomination forms are available online at...

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Chautauqua’s AGM and upcoming season

Chautauqua’s AGM and upcoming season

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

The back room of Ernie O’s (it’s not as shady as it sounds) was filled with familiar faces this evening. Nearly all the Chautauqua board members were able to come out for the AGM. We reflected on a very successful 35th season and continued the discussion and planning of the 2013–or 36th–season. Doug is very excited about bringing Jake’s Gift to Edson. If you were at last year’s Season Ticket Launch, he might have shown you a...

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TorQ Percussion Quartet

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

The 2012 Chautauqua season started last night with a bang–and a crash and a boom and some rolls. Toronto-based TorQ Percussion Quartet performed a diverse program for an enthusiastic audience. Richard, Adam, Jamie, and Daniel entertained both with their expert playing and their humourous anecdotes. The show began when the musicians walked onstage with rattles, tambourine, doumbek, and cahon and broke into The Bright Side by Ken Shorley. The rest of the first half...

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