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Call for submissions

The Peake Street Collective is currently seeking artist participants for an upcoming exhibition expl [ ... ]

Residency Travel Support

this town is small is offering microgrants for travel costs for professional PEI artists attending r [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season

Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12 with the film Puzzle.

Agnes (Kelly MacDonald), a taken-for-granted suburban wife and mother, discovers a gift and passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

All films are screened at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside,
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4th Annual Tomato Fest at Heart Beet Organics

Featuring Chef Morgan Palmer, Heart Beet Organics' TomatoFest is back for its 4th annual celebration of the brilliant and beautiful tomato on September 16 from 1–4 pm.

Tomato lovers rejoice — you’ll have the opportunity to sample 40+ varieties of heirloom tomatoes freshly harvested from the farm. Enjoy a variety of dishes featuring tomatoes and go home with recipes and new inspiration for how to
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Stories from the Red Dirt Road

Women of Conviction

Review by Doug Gallant

If I’m driving through the country and my eyes fall on an abandoned house or a farm that has long since fallen into disarray I can’t help but wonder who might have lived there.

What kind of lives did they lead?

Was it place where people lived full, happy lives, a place where music and laughter were heard, or one where sadness dwelled and life was just a
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Myth of the Ostrich

Review by Norah Pendergast

Perhaps the word ‘crisis’ should have more positive connotations, at least within a personal context. Directed by Islander, Charlotte Gowdy, Myth of the Ostrich, playfully illustrates the dysfunction caused by avoiding threatening realities. When branches of distortion are finally torn away in a painful pruning, a more fruitful existence is possible. That sounds so
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Best of The Island Fringe Festival

Dynamic Duos 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Most years at the Island Fringe, I can narrow my favourite show down to one or two contenders by the end of the festival. This year, three shows were pretty much neck-and-neck in my affections come the end: Cardboard Countess, Half a Star and Wild Card.

All three plays have something in common beyond quality entertainment: they’re either two-handers
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Realizations

This is Her Life 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Like some of the other shows at this year’s Island Fringe Festival, Realizations is dark, brave and quasi-autobiographical. Staged by Small Town Queer Menace Productions, this play explores issues regarding rape culture and forging one’s own sexual identity, as written by Kandace Hagen and directed by Rory Starkman. Based in part on incidents
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The Island Fringe Festival

Fringe Fried  

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your crumbling correspondent somehow made it through the Island Fringe Festival’s newly supersized slate of ten shows in one humid, tiring-yet-fun August weekend. Limits imposed by my old nemeses time and space mean a few shows (Cardboard Countess, Half a Star, Realizations and Wild Card) are featured in expanded reviews while the rest of the
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Drawing the line

Drawing the line
Profile: Sandy Carruthers

by Jane Ledwell

Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching graphic design at Holland College, Sandy Carruthers keeps nine-to-five hours in his studio, drawing comics and illustrations, “to keep up the habit,” he says. At the end of a full school year away from school, he laughs, “I’m still processing, but I’m excited—as long as I can keep self-motivated.”

Looking
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Some Upcoming Events

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10. For movies in the same week, [ ... ]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Until August 22
City Cinema PG, language may offend
Dir: Morgan Neville, US, 94 min. “With its foc [ ... ]

Projections on the Plaza

Monday–Saturday
August 6 (social)
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two out [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Going pro

Profile: Brielle Ansems by Jane Ledwell When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moo [ ... ]

Richard Vickerson art

by Richard Vickerson The windows of my studio open onto a few old maple trees. They were once part  [ ... ]

Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the  [ ... ]