Parrsboro Film Festival & Nonesuch After Hours Parties

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!

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:  http://www.thebigdraw.org/the-big-draw  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 23 October and Saturday 24 October beginning at 11pm and be a Night Owl for a change! 

EXHIBIT OPENING & SALE + LIVE MUSIC with the WAZOO BLUES BAND

DON’T MISS IT TONIGHT, FRIDAY 21 AUGUST at 7 pm !!

This evening closes the week of Painting in situ with Joy Laking, Susan Tooke, Susan Paterson, Judith Bauer, Richard Rudnicki, and Bill Rogers… http://hmsnonesuch.com/2015/08/10/painting-in-situ-parrsboro-2015/

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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BELLE PLAINE Live at Main & Station – One Night Only!

Belle Plaine will be performing at Main & Station on June 9th at 8pm.

Tickets are $15.00 for the show or $40.00 includes supper (choice of appetizer, main, dessert & coffee or tea) ) and the show.

For reservations please send an email to 

fun@hmsnonesuch.com

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HAVE A LISTEN…https://www.youtube.com/user/BellePlaineMusic !

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Prairie Songstress Belle Plaine Announces

Crustacean Elation Maritimes Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22 2015 (Regina, SK) – Belle Plaine and her longtime collaborators Jeremy Sauer and Elizabeth Curry will take their classic country, swing and folk music performance on the road at the end of May for a month-long, 22-show tour to urban and rural communities in the Maritimes. The trio toured parts of the region last year and were enamored with the people, the culture, and the crustaceans. They want to return to play music, share the Saskatchewan culture and of course to eat a lot of fresh in-season lobster and mussels. Now they are excited to announce their tour, including their first-time visit to New Brunswick. The show is for audiences who enjoy artists such as Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, Jill Barber & Rose Cousins.

“Why do I love the Maritimes? It’s the people. They’re lovely. There’s some innate understanding between prairie and maritime folk. It’s a strange connection that I can’t put my finger on. I don’t know that I need to comprehend it, I just love that I feel it.” – Belle Plaine

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Stu&Jess Productions do it again

If you are in Montreal this May, don’t miss Stu&Jess Productions presentation of Ravel’s classic “L’Heure Espagnole”.

IF YOU AREN’T, MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE!

Ravel Poster

 

Stu&Jess Productions has made it their mission to present talented, young singers in unique, non-traditional venues. “L’Heure Espagnole” marks the third collaboration of Stuart Martin and Jessica Derventzis, the creative team behind Stu&Jess Productions, their first success having been with Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” in the fall of 2013, which was presented in a re-envisioned church. Their production Ravel’s comedic classic,  ”L’Heure Espagnole”, will be given a modern twist in the upper floor warehouse of the Techno-Lith paper company in Montreal (aka the New City Gas complex).

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Coming & Going on Saturday August 17

Main & Station Presents

For Body and Light / pour corps et lumière

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For the next week or so keep your eyes open around Parrsboro as poet Ian Ferrier, choreographer Stephanie Robert and dancers Marie-Pier Gilbert, Marie-France Jacques, and Linnea Gwiazda explore, practice and perform in the streets, on the beaches and, on Saturday, at Main & Station…https://www.facebook.com/events/582619101781267/

Don’t miss this contemporary performance inspired by historic Parrsboro and the movement of the tides in the Minas Basin.

WHERE: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro

PRICE: pay what you can
WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013, doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm

choreography by-
Stephanie Robert

sound and voice by-
Ian Ferrier

performance by-
Marie-Pier GilbertMarie-France JacquesLinnea Gwiazda

Writing Workshops with Ian Ferrier

 

b_IanSelfPortraitDo you have a story to tell? Perhaps your own? Looking for a reason to visit beautiful Nova Scotia? Then do not miss this opportunity to meet and learn from Ian Ferrier, one of the core writer/performers in the North American performance literature scene. Despite a hectic schedule of performance, collaboration and event organization that has him ever on the move, Ferrier will be offering two very different writing courses this summer in the coastal town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia known for the world’s highest tides and described by National Geographic magazine as “the prettiest place to watch the Bay of Fundy tides sweep in and out.”

The first, Writing the Story of Your Life, is a 3-day workshop (July 26-28) which will use a very open mind to help each participant choose the best way to bring writing into his or her life—from journals to offhand storytelling to serious works of poetry or prose. It is open to anyone who wants to engage writing as a tool for discovering the meaning and excitement in life. To find out more and to register, CLICK HERE.

The second, The Voice of the Writer, is a 5-day workshop (July 29 -August 2) intended for writers who want to develop the range, beauty and breadth of their own voice.  It sees print as the typescript for an unruly talker who breaks out of the page and announces her or his discoveries to the world.  It examines how even the most sophisticated writers in the language are grounded in voice, even if it is only a voice heard in the mind.  It is open to writers of poetry and prose as well as spoken word artists, to anyone looking at how to use a tool that still rules in the literature of the 21st century. To find out more and to register, CLICK HERE.

Ian Ferrier’s work is well-known across Canada, New York and Europe. Rooted in poetry, his live performances are a haunting blend of acoustic guitar, choir; whispered voice, and the trancelike music of a band called Pharmakon MTL. His signature is the quiet, compelling voice at the centre of every piece.
His first CD/book, Exploding Head Man, received national acclaim. Rooted in the spellbound winters of his childhood, it took a passionate look at love, sex and death against a background of the falling snow; representing the best of three years of collaborations with musicians from Montreal and New York.

What is this Place? features two collaborations with the trance/improv band Pharmakon MTL, two solo works, and nine collaborations between Ferrier and a starstudded list of top Quebec musicians, including Jean Derome, Normand Guilbealt, Pierre Tanguay, Sam Shalabi, André Asselin, Bryan Highbloom, Kathy Kennedy and Gordon Krieger.  Recently his work featured on Australia’s Going Down Slow CD and literature anthology, in Canadian Theatre Review and in the Review of the Americas special issue on Canadian Literature. Stories of his can be found in Telling Stories and the anthology You and Your Bright Ideas (both Vehicule Press). Impure-Reinventing the Word is a book from Conundrum Press that documents the literary scene of which he is a part, and you can find his poems and music in the Short Fuse anthology from Rattapallax Press and the Poetry Nation anthology from Vehicule.
Ian Ferrier also co-founded the Mile End Poets’ Festival, the online performance review litlive.ca, and the poetry/music label Wired on Words which won public radio’s Standard Broadcasting Award in its first year. To Call Out in the Night, his most recent CD with Pharmakon MTL, can be heard at at CBC Music. He resides in Montreal, where he hosts the city’s monthly Words & Music literature series, and remains on the board of the Quebec Writers’ Federation as their past president. Ferrier’s work in the spoken word community was recognized at the 2011 Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, where he received a national poetry award called the Golden Beret.
Want to know more? Check out these links about Ian Ferrier and what he does…