The Planet Is Our Home – A Global Climate March Event!



Come on out and celebrate this beautiful blue marble we call home!

When: Sunday, 29 November, 2015 beginning at 1 pm

Where: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0 (Parrsboro’s Old Post Office)

What: Bring Your Friends, Family, Instruments, Placards, Drums & Casseroles.  Dress Up In Your Finest or Silliest or Come As You Are.  Make A Speech or Sing or Dance or join in some Ceremonial Drumming, Tell A Story or Read A Poem (or Write One Here), Parade Up and Down Main Street, and Stroll Down to the Water to Throw In A Stone and Make A Wish for a Healthier, Happier Home!

This event is part of the Global Climate March. On November 30th, world leaders meet in Paris to start negotiating the next global climate deal. That’s why, the day before, people around the world will take to the streets and push leaders at every level of government to commit to 100% clean energy. Together, we can push the world towards a climate deal that gets us off dirty energy and unleashes clean energy for all. 

Let’s make history !

For more information visit the Avaaz website…

If you are not going to be in Parrsboro on November 29th but would like to attend a Global Climate March event,  there are currently 2320 events planned worldwide… go here to find an event near you…

NS PRINTMAKERS Travelling Exhibition


The Parrsboro vernissage and opening reception of the Nova Scotia Printmakers travelling exhibition A Sense Of Belonging will be on Sunday, November 1st from 2 pm5 pm in Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery

In this exhibition twenty-five printmakers from around the province and beyond explore the theme of Nova Scotia’s local culture through diverse printmaking techniques on paper. Together these works make up a colourful, varied picture, while separately they each tell their own contained story.

More than an exhibition, this is also a print exchange in which each participating printmaker receives a full set of prints and so gets to hold on to the entire colourful interpretation of their home or adopted province.

A number of artists will be present at the reception to talk about the project and to answer questions including Julie Rosvall, Suzanne Gauthier, Maria Doering, and Bonnie Baker, the president of the NS Printmakers.

The exhibit will remain on display until November 28th.


The Nova Scotia Printmakers is an informal body of professional printmakers and individuals with a more general interest in the printmaking media. Members share a common concern for printmaking and the desire to promote Nova Scotia prints and printmakers.  Founded in 1988, NS Printmakers connects printmakers in the region, educates the public on both traditional and experimental forms of print media, and organizes regular exhibits.

For more information about NS Printmakers please visit their website here…

If you would like to know more about this project, the artists involved, to view the online catalogue or order a print version, visit the project page here…

Parrsboro Film Festival & Nonesuch After Hours Parties

The 5th Annual Parrsboro Film Festival begins Friday, October 23rd and runs until Sunday, October 25th. All films are screened at The Hall (, which has a 16-foot retractable screen, comfortable theatre seating and surround sound. The festival celebrates Atlantic Canadian with an original lineup of films, filmmakers, music, and more. Visit the festival website to see the program

For the second year, Main & Station collaborates with PFF to host a Nonesuch After Hours portion of the festivities on both Friday and Saturday evenings from the time the screenings at The Hall finish (around 11pm) until.

Last year we showed more films but this year we are mixing it up a little with some live music, dancing, and drawing. The Wazoo Blues Band will be here both nights and the floor will be cleared for dancing!

After hours PFF 2015


Also, October is The Big Draw, an international festival that is part of the Campaign for Drawing. All over the world during the month of October there are many events that encourage drawing activities.   You can learn more about the Big Draw and the Campaign for Drawing at:  In celebration of the Big Draw, during the After Hours events we will provide drawing materials onsite for those who wish to draw… why not sketch the band or the dancers, or, since this year’s theme is Every Drawing Tells A Story, why not draw something inspired by a film you just watched!

So come on by the Nonesuch Café (in Parrsboro’s old Post Office) on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th beginning at 11pm and be a Night Owl for a change! 

Editing & Poetry workshops (and more!) with Sandra Stephenson

Editor, teacher, and poet Sandra Stephenson is in Parrsboro for a Nonesuch Residency from now until late September.

She will be hosting 2 workshops during that time, a Poetry Workshop on Wednesday afternoons and an Editing Workshop on Thursday afternoons.

For more information, visit the workshop pages here: Poetry Workshop and here: Editing Workshop.

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While she is here Sandra will also be offering Sivananda Yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays and a ceremonial drumming evening on August 27th.

On September 9th, Czandra will be reading her poetry live alongside poet Darryl Whetter at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café and if you miss that, or want to see them again, they will be performing together on September 10th at Truro’s Noveltea Bookstore & Cafe.

And if you like to be read aloud to, or to read aloud, join us weekday mornings, Tuesday – Friday, from 11am for Bruce Chatwin’s ‘On the Black Hill’ and other literary treats.

Czandra & Darryl Whetter

Darryl and SandraOn Wednesday September 9th, poets Darryl Whetter from Advocate Harbour, NS and Czandra (Sandra Stephenson) from Rigaud, QC will be at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café to read and perform their work.  The evening will begin at 7:30pm.

Czandra is an eclectic poet and essayist of many styles and a single voice.  Her poems range from playful and melodious to terse and formal. Her subjects cover social commentary, language, the everyday and the unique.  Her voice has been acclaimed by listeners who find an arresting “je ne sais quoi” in the way Czandra reads.
Czandra has a history of organizing poetry events, editing books for other people and Radish coverproviding venues for poets to read, work, protest and learn.  She is a regular reader at Twigs & Leaves near Montreal, has many poems in various publications (magazines and anthologies) in seven provinces, the US and New Zealand.  Recordings of her readings are archived in several places. Currently one poem is part of an exhibit at a BC University because it helped save a 27-acre forest, and another is displayed in a poem garden in Kingston Ontario.  Her four chapbooks are as different from each other as sea creatures.  Nova Scotia’s Antigonish Review was Czandra’s first Canadian publisher. MORE ABOUT CZANDRA

dw_beachDarryl Whetter is a short-story writer, novelist, poet, critic and professor. His debut collection of stories was chosen to The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2003. His bicycle-novel The Push & the Pull followed in 2008. In 2012, he released Origins, a book of poems about evolution, energy and extinction. Darryl holds a PhD in English and has taught creative writing and English at the University of New Brunswick, the University of Windsor, Dalhousie University and Université Sainte-Anne. He has published or presented papers on contemporary literature in France, Sweden, Canada, Germany, the United States, India and Iceland. His book reviews appear regularly in papers such as The Globe and Mail,  The National Post and The Vancouver Sun. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a regular reviewer on the national CBC Radio show Talking Books. The pot-smuggling novel Keeping Things Whole is his fourth book.  DARRYL’S WEBSITE 





This evening closes the week of Painting in situ with Joy Laking, Susan Tooke, Susan Paterson, Judith Bauer, Richard Rudnicki, and Bill Rogers…

The Exhibition and Sale will begin TONIGHT in the secondfloor gallery at 7 pm.

Please join us for some refreshments and LIVE MUSIC with the WAZOO BLUES BAND.

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