Many of the artists who participated in the seventh annual Uncommon Common Art project were on hand for the opening in North Grand Pré on June 21. The launch was held near Nicole Evan's and Pat Farrell's installation, which involves piano parts. Eighteen sites are open for viewing until mid-October. - Wendy Elliott, www.kingscountynews.ca
Drum in the park
Wolfville’s community drumming group will move into Clock Park on June 28.
West African drumming will be taught by members of the Djugdug Ensemble. Every level, from beginner to intermediate, is welcome.
Drums are provided, but you can bring one as well. The session will run from 1–2:30 p.m. If it rains, the group will move indoors at the Wolfville Baptist Church.
MacIvor play to open
Valley Summer Theatre will get underway in the Al Whittle Theatre on July 3 with Marion Bridge by Nova Scotia’s own Daniel MacIvor.
Marion Bridge is MacIvor’s best known and most produced play. This funny, heartwarming and lyrical play is the story of three sisters who hold a bitterly comic vigil over their ailing mother. Klinger says McIvor employs elegant theatricality to portray three remarkable women struggling to change their lives.
Marion Bridge will run from July 3–20. Tickets are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville.
My Invisible Friend
A play dealing with the issue of bullying is going to be presented by CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. Cynthia Myers, an artistic director with the theatre, became concerned with this issue over the past year and wrote a play, My Invisible Friend, to help students, teachers and parents deal with it in a positive way.
Twelve young people (and a few adults) will be bringing this story to the stage on June 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. in the Upper Performance Centre. The show is suitable for upper elementary through high school. Call 678-8040 for reservations.
Not for the faint of heart, Sleuth, the ultimate game of cat and mouse, is played out in a cozy English country home owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke.
Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke’s love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. This psychological thriller will capture your imagination and intrigue your mind as anticipation builds on where the next move might take you.
Sleuth is a Tony Award-winning thriller by Anthony Shaffer and the 1972 movie version was nominated for four Oscars.
The play will be held in the Main Stage Theatre in the Lower Performance Centre on June 27-28, July 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. Matinees will be held June 29 and July 6, beginning at 4 p.m.
This production is not recommended for children.
Tickets are $15/$12. Call 678-8040 for reservations.
In the galleries
- Barry's World is on at the Acadia Art Gallery until Aug. 24.This solo exhibition presents the work of Nova Scotia folk artist Barry Colpitts.
- “In the nature of things” is a new exhibit of photography by Rachel Cooper in the gallery space at CentreStage Theatre, Kentville. The exhibit runs until July 12 and can be seen every Friday and Saturday evening and for matiness by theatregoers.
- The Paints and Pots Creative Artists at Captain Hall's Treasure Chest in Hall's Harbour. Open daily, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., it features Darren Brown of Dragon's Den fame; a cigar box guitar maker. Weblink Http://paintsandpots.tripod.com
- Ed Hollett of Cenreville is the artist on display at the Designer Cafe in Kentville. His work will be on display until July 27.
- Uncommon Cmmon Art has kicked off its seventh season. Until mid-October, there will be 18 installations set up at sites throughout Kings County. Brochures/maps will be available at all Visitor Information Centres and area businesses.