Come to Work & to Play

Main & Station is delighted to announce more of the same coming soon to a block nearby…studios, performances, collaborations, exhibitions, and more than can be imagined…

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For information about our residency program, please see here http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-residencies/

Many things go on under these roofs including, residencies for artists, writers, dancers, scientists and curious folk of all stripes, workshops, performances, art exhibitions, poetry nights, collaborations, lectures, installations, a Secondhand Bookshop, and a good cup of coffee.

Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?

Interested in volunteering?

To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website.

Main & Station Nonesuch 
Kickshaws, Residencies, Books 
Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards

PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 

514-979-3978   paperawards@gmail.com   fun@hmsnonesuch.com

 

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A Nonesuch Collaborative Residency : Lancaster, Smallwood, Waldron

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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

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PWR Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser at BlackRock Bistro

Who is a “Refugee”? 

“A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence”.

Next Saturday, 12 December from 4:30 pm -8 pm at the BlackRock Bistro, a PARRSBORO WELCOMES REFUGEES spaghetti supper fundraiser!

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available on request.

Tickets are $15 each.

Email fun@hmsnonesuch.com or message us on Facebook to reserve yours now.

You can also pick your tickets up at Main & Station (Parrsboro’s old Post Office) or from Nancy Curleigh, Uli Rockenbauer, Irene Taylor, Judith Bauer, or another of our many group members.

For more information about PWR and for how to make your donation, please read below.

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A group of concerned Parrsboro citizens have formed a committee named “Parrsboro Welcomes Refugees”.  We will be privately sponsoring a refugee family of four.  Our family will have been previously screened by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Government of Canada.  Most people are both well informed and aware of the stressful situation in the Middle East and Syria.  The Federal Government has promised to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year.  We are eager to assist in reaching this goal.

Canada is the only country in the world to allow private sponsorship.  Sponsoring a refugee family is a concrete way to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II.  The Federal Government’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the organization Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), assume overall responsibility and liability for the management of sponsorship.  Our committee will be working closely and jointly with ISANS.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will be responsible for a rigorous security screening.  Our group is responsible for housing, food, clothing, local transportation and other basic necessities of life for the first year.  By then they are assumed to be basically independent.

Keep an eye on both the fundraiser page and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ParrsboroWelcomesRefugees/) for more information about refugees and other groups working to help these desperate families and children!

We have set up an online fundraiser under https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6132M2 and to date we have raised over $7,000.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.  We would be happy to respond to your questions or concerns.  Tax receipts will be issued by ISANS in the year 2016 for all financial donations over $20.

Please open your hearts and be willing to help.

 

DEFEND OUR FREEDOM Nationwide Day of Action

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As part of the Defend Our Freedom national day of action to stop the Secret Police Bill C51 from being enacted into legislation, Parrsboronians & Canadians are courageously standing up against this act of fearmongering and Stephen Harper’s attempt to limit our freedoms.

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This is a reckless, dangerous and poorly thought out piece of legislation which will restrict our rights of free expression and allow for censorship of debate.

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The Defend our Freedom national day of action happened on Saturday, March 14th, noon-2PM at Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaw (The old post office) 168 rue Main Street,  Parrsboro Nova Scotia and over 70  other key locations across the country.

We gathered to send a message that while the politicians are debating the bill in parliament, there are more and more Canadians that find this bill as presented not acceptable and an attack on our already compromised freedoms of expression and our right to protest any injustice. Although he was invited, the Prime Minister did not attend.