Once again, Fiddle Fest is going to shake up the Comox Valley with another great weekend of concerts, Contra dance and workshops. This musical festival has been exciting music lovers nigh on 18 years, giving local fiddlers, young and sensibly mature, a chance to play hard and fast at the Big Yellow Merville Hall. This year, our knee socks will be blown off by the main act, the award winning Marc Atkinson Trio, with guests Cameron Wilson and Trent Freeman. These high voltage musicians will rock the hall stage in Friday night’s concert, April 7th, at 7:30.
You are all cordially invited to our CVAG Youth Media Project screening which will be taking place at the Rotary Hall at the Florence Filberg Centre this coming Friday, April 13th. Doors open for free snacks at 6:30pm. Our free screening starts at 7:00pm.
As part of the annual celebrations for National Canadian Film Day, the Sid Williams Theatre Society and World Community Development Education Society proudly present a screening of Long Time Running on Monday April 16 at the Sid Williams Theatre.
“I would have loved to say thank you face, to face, to face – to everybody, somehow,” Gord Downie declares in one of the interviews featured in the latest film from renowned Canadian documentary filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier (Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God, Watermark).
On Saturday, April 14th, the Little Red Church in Comox will be fired up with fiddles as 5 time Grand North American Fiddle Champion, Ivonne Hernandez, tears out the tunes with the Coastline Fiddlers, a string ensemble comprised of some of BC’s top young musicians. This award-winning band has already been making a name for itself since its inception in January, 2013, and now the players are on a whirlwind tour of BC.
The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host Touch Me, a collection of work by acclaimed inter-disciplinary artist Skeena Reece, in April and May. Reece has garnered national and international recognition for her bold installation and performance work. She presented at the 2010 Sydney Biennale as part of the celebrated group Beat Nation and is the recipient of the British Columbia Award for Excellence in the Arts (2012), The Viva Award (2014) and the Hnyatshyn Award in 2017.
In April 2019, the Merville Soldiers’ Settlement community will be 100 years old. Time for a birthday party! But first we have to organize it, right?
On Thursday, March 29th, the Merville hall will be open for the first meeting for the planning of the event. From 7:00 to 8:00, the Merville Community Association Board will go over plans for renovating the 3 acre site to get it ready for the big centennial celebration in October, 2019.
“Film for Thought” is a cinematic event and experience created by local youth who worked in the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project. The screening is in the Rotary Hall of the Florence Filberg Center on April 13. The screening will feature the work of the nine youth who participated in the thirteen-week program. Doors for the screening will be open at 6:30pm and screening will begin at 7pm. Free snacks will be provided.
Comox Valley Arts launches a series of courses for the entrepreneurial artist called Business Sense for Makers and Creators, running through April and May!
Three different sets of workshops cover a myriad of marketing and business-building skills and strategies that will give new and established artists a boost in confidence and competence promoting their work.
Slip into your greenest leprechaun leotard and mince on over to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the St Patrick’s Day Ultra Green Contra Dance on Saturday, March 24th. Green music, green humour, green beer, green gills.