This July Main & Station is delighted to welcome back artist Sydney Lancaster and geologist John Waldron, and to introduce composer Scott Smallwood to Parrsboro.
The team are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that will “explore both the limitlessness of the tide’s ebb and flow, and the limits of human capacity to comprehend time on that immense scale”.
This summer is a 2 week Research & Development Residency, to plan and develop a new site-specific sculptural installation responding to the tidal range in the Bay of Fundy. The goal is to scout potential locations for an installation, meet with local people (potential collaborators) and get to know the area. The team will also be learning about local materials and trying some experiments to see what might best be used for the work, a large-scale site-based sculptural installation which they hope to create and document in summer 2017.
Want to know more? Join us for an artist’s talk, a workshop or a walk…
- Sydney Lancaster will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 7pm.
- Scott Smallwood will be giving an ARTIST’S TALK at Main & Station on Wednesday, 6 July at 8pm.
- Take a GEL TRANSFER PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP with Sydney Lancaster…http://hmsnonesuch.com/gel-transfer-printmaking/
- Join John Waldron for a Geology Shore Walk on Saturday 16 July, 2 – 4 pm
Djeredoo was one of the first wind instruments that humans played and the instrument has a history in the rituals of Australian aboriginals.
In this workshop you have the opportunity to make your own djeredoo and learn some basic techniques for playing this ancient instrument.
TO REGISTER, VISIT THE WORKSHOP PAGE… http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/a-didgeridoo-experience/
We are proud to have reknowned nomads Joel Jansa & Tati Gaia at Main & Station as Nonesuch Residents since November 2015.
Joel is from Barcelona. He is a Physicist, Comedian, Peanut Butter Cookie Lover, and Didgeridoo & Violin player. Sometimes he also make crazy music with every other instrument around. Tatiana is a Graphic Designer, Tattoo Artist, practitioner of Slack-Line, and Tapioca Queen. Both are passionate about the planet we share and treating it gently.We have a collective movement with a mutual empowerment focus that aims to foster and promote the sustainability and overall health of both people and the planet. We are focused to share the alternatives on self-reliance, in holistic health, responsible consciousness and environmental awareness. With the conviction that another world is possible, we want to contribute to the increasing shift of positive values. We encourage the reflection of our habits and daily choices with real examples. The information of ancestral and modern knowledge, technology, projects and people with an attitude demonstrating that living sustainably is indeed possible, and is already a reality, here and now!
They spent 5 months exploring the Amazon River on a raft that they built from found objects. The raft was bicycle driven. Continue reading
THE PLANET IS OUR HOME – WE LOVE OUR HOME
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 29 November 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… https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch
The 5th Annual Parrsboro Film Festival begins Friday, 23 October and runs until Sunday, 25 October. All films are screened at The Hall (www.thehall.ca), 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 http://www.parrsborofilmfestival.com/
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!
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: http://www.thebigdraw.org/