Live Bait Theatre proudly presents our first annual
Women’s Arts Festival
Express, Engage, Inspire
Please check back, more events are being added. The full schedule will be available May 25.
Friday, June 8
9 am – 5 pm – Exhibit at the Owens Art Gallery The Matter at Hand: Paintings and Hand-painted China by Ethel Ogden (1869-1902)
10 am “Shape of A Girl” by Joan McLeod, play reading and discussion. At Marshview Middle School. (please note this is not a public event)
4 pm – Reading from “Enid Strange” by Meghan Rose Allen – a reading from her upcoming novel for your adults. Cranewood on Main, free admission.
6 pm – 7:30 pm – Poetry as Insurgent Art: Poetry readings followed by a panel discussion With Elizabeth Copeland, Shoshanna Wingate and Sackville’s Poet Laureate, MarilynLerch
What is the role of poetry in the unfolding madness of today’s world? How does the activism of each of the three poets play into their creative process? How do they write poetry that evokes active response? Three generations of women poets will address poetry’s response to contemporary life and how their activism shaped their poetry.
At Cranewood on Main, 113 Main St., by donation.
8 pm – “A Record of Us” movement/dance piece presented by Solo Chicken Productions. Full production information available here. At Brunton Auditorium, 134 Main St., in the Bell Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for others and they are available at Tidewater Books and here.
9 pm – Property// Russel Louder at Thunder and Lightning Pub, 23 Bridge St. This ‘angular pop’ band meets some ’emotionally-direct pop and sprawling techno’. Come dance! Come sway yer hips! Or…just sit and sip 🙂 PROPERTY – St. John’s, NFLD https://propertyproperty.bandcamp.com/
RUSSELL LOUDER – Charlottetown, PEI https://russelllouder.bandcamp.com/album/nip
$8 / Pay what you can, 19 Plus Support travelling musicians that are awesome!!
Saturday, June 9
1 pm – Reading by Author KV Johansen from her new work “The Last Road”, Tidewater Books, a free event
1 pm – 5 pm – Exhibit at the Owens Art Gallery The Matter at Hand: Paintings and Hand-painted China by Ethel Ogden (1869-1902)
2 pm – 4 pm – Drawing in the Galleries with Kamaya Lindquist – Workshop at the Owens Art Gallery, a free event.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Girl Empowerment Pop-Up: We Rise by Lifting Others – In today’s technologically-advanced, fast-paced world, our youth are exposed to both internal and external social pressures like never before. This is a 1.5 hour workshop on RESILIENCY for Tantramar youth who identify as girls aged 12-15. With an emphasis on the importance of self-esteem and community-building, a variety of activities and information-sharing will be all about strengthening female empowerment. IRIS co-founders Krista Royama and Marie Reinsborough-Wadden are thrilled to offer this mental health awareness session! This workshop is free, to register visit www.sackville.com.programs.
3 pm – 5 pm – Writing and The Art of Looking with Shoshanna Wingate, Cranewood on Main 113 Main St.
How do we learn to write about the world around us with clarity? How do we use language to better understand what we see? We will use playful exercises as prompts toward the art of looking and you will learn tricks from the writers toolkit to deepen and hone characters.
You can use these prompts as a jumpstart if you are stuck in your writing, as a way to go deeper into a story, or as a means to explore a character more fully.
6 pm – Reading of the play “Bearing Witness” by Elizabeth Copeland, Brunton Auditorium, by donation.
8 pm – “A Record of Us” movement/dance piece presented by Solo Chicken Productions. At Brunton Auditorium, 134 Main St., in the Bell Conservatory of Music. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for other available at Tidewater Books and here
9:30 pm – Songwriters Circle with Julia Feltham and Friends. A pay what you can event, house concert at 30 Squire St. .