Arts Scene Dec. 6

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Three-year-old Sadie Parks, left, and her mom Emily, of Wolfville, and four-year-old Ada Taylor and Jennifer Miner of Gaspereau were among those exploring their creativity at the Acadia University Art Gallery’s “Pattern and Mosaic” Family Community Art Day Nov. 24. The art day was held in conjunction with the exhibit “Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug” currently showing at the gallery. Gallery director Laurie Dalton said participants were taking inspiration from the design in the prayer rugs to create their own mosaic to take home. Initial sketches were transferred onto a cork hot plate and dried beans and peas of varying natural tones were glued in place to bring the mosaics to life.

Kirk Starratt

By Wendy Elliott

Kings County Advertiser


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Fezziwig frolics in December

The ever-popular family entertainment created by the Fezziwig Society will take place Dec. 6-8 in Wolfville.

Cast and crew are working hard on an original pantomime by Halifax’s Jeremy Webb, entitled Get Hooked. The production is a spoof on the classic tale Peter Pan.

Four shows will take place Thursday–Saturday in Festival Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are on sale at the Box of Delights in Wolfville and will be available at the door.


Christmas tale

St. Joseph’s community theatre group, the Stage Prophets, will present Michael MacLean’s Christmas story, The Forgotten Carols, on Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at Acadia’s University Hall.

Start this season off with a story of the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the, Box of Delights in Wolfville, Designer Cafe in Kentville and St. Joseph’s Church office.


Benefit concert

War Child 6: Love and Mercy benefit concert will be held Dec. 7, 8 p.m., at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $15. Presented by Harry Roberts.


Hear Modern Grass

The Modern Grass band with Jennah Barry will be in concert Dec. 8 at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.



Author visits

On Dec. 8, author Carolyn Hockley will be at Box of Delights bookstore in Wolfville.

Hockley will promote her new book, Arazi Crossing, Quinn’s Evolution, which is the first of a six book series.

Quinn’s Evolution takes five teens from around the globe on an unforgettable historical journey. 

A resident of Cole Harbour, Hockley will be signing

copies of the book. The event will take place from 1–5 p.m.


With a Joyful Noise

About 100 young singers from the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir, director Heather Fraser, accompanist Hannah Parks and the Kings Chorale Children's Chorus, with director Shannon Young and Elizabeth Harwood on piano, will be in concert on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Wolfville Baptist Church. They’ve called their joint concert With a Joyful Noise.


Christmas with friends

Dan Hill and the Spinney Brothers join host and performer Rachel MacLean for Christmas with Friends Dec. 9, 7 p.m., at University Hall in Wolfville.

Tickets: $25, on sale now at the Acadia Box Office, 542-5500 or 800-542-8425, Atlantic Save Easy and Pharmasave stores from Windsor to Digby.


Fundy flicks

Fundy Film screens the Snows of Kilimanjaro on Dec. 9.

The film is a portrait of working-class life in contemporary France. Union pensioner Michel and wife Marie-Claire are content with their full life, despite Michel losing his job. When armed and masked young men shatter their happiness, the couple discovers that bringing the guilty to justice is not as satisfying as they initially presumed.

The film screens Dec. 9 at 4 or 7 p.m., Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.

Fundy Film also screens Habemus Papam (We Have A Pope) on Dec. 16. In this award-winning comedy, Cardinal Melville is elected Pope—and panics. To prevent a crisis, the Vatican calls in an unlikely psychiatrist to help Melville. Needing time, Melville takes to the streets of Rome, in disguise.

The film will be shown on Dec. 16, 4 and 7 p.m., Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Tickets ($8) 30 mins before screening    or   (902) 542-5157


Gospel concert

The Glorylanders will be in concert at the Centreville Baptist Church on Dec. 9. This southern gospel trio consists of Matt Balsor, Graham Moorehead, and Heather Wood. The trio is currently touring after releasing a new album, “A Tribute to The Happy Goodman Family."

The concert will start at 7 p.m., with refreshments and fellowship to follow. Admission is by freewill offering.



Amish Christmas

An Amish Family Christmas, a heartwarming live stage production that has been performed in Pennsylvania for many years, is coming to Wolfville on Dec. 10.

The production offers a glimpse into the world of the Amish, uncluttered by modern trappings, held together by the love of family. 

Dec. 10, Festival Theatre, Acadia University, Wolfville at 7 p.m. Tickets: 542-5500


A little Nunsense

CentreStage Theatre Presents Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical by Dan Goggin.

The musical plays Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 8 at 8 p.m., reservations: 678-8040.



Ross Creek workshops

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is holding a multicultural day on Dec. 9, noon - 4 p.m.

Make beautiful handmade ornaments and gifts, enjoy cider or cream tea, sing or listen to the live carols.

Admission to the Community Arts Day is by donation, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family of five, with the cream tea and baked goods extra. Food bank items are being collected.

A two-hour art workshop for adults is on Dec. 9. Rachel Shrum will give a session from 1-3 p.m. on portrait photography. Space is limited, pre-registration required.

For more, email


Art workshops pending

One more workshop on Mondays is being presented by the Alliance of Kings Artists (AKA) with support from the Acadia University Art Gallery.

Clay Throwing and Building with Denise Aspinall will be held 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Acadia University Art Gallery, Beveridge Arts Centre Room 131.

The fee, which includes materials, is $15 for non-AKA members and $10 for members. 



Chorus sings

On Dec. 12, the
North Mountain Chorus will present Song for a Winter's Night
at 7 p.m.
in Berwick United Church, conducted by Wendy LaPierre.

The concert will feature winter and Christmas songs, with guests The Shoretones, Jon Hemingway and Saxappeal.

Admission is a donation to help cover expenses or to the food bank, or bring food items as well.


Coming Dec. 15

A King’s Christmas, with the King’s College Chapel Choir directed by Paul Halley, and special guests, including narrator Alexander MacLeod, will be held Dec. 15 at Wolfville Baptist Church. Concert starts at 4 p.m.


A Christmas Carol

Dicken’s Christmas Carol with Jeremy Webb will be held Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.


Guitar Duo

The Amadeus Guitar Duo, featuring Canadian Dale Kavanagh and Germany’s Thomas Kirchhoff, will be making a stop at the Manning Memorial Chapel on Dec. 28.

The 3 p.m. performance in Wolfville will feature music from Europa and South America in “Contrasts – The Classical World and Images from the South.”

The duo often perform with orchestras playing concertos by Joaquin Rodrigo, Roland Dyens, Genzmer, Carlo Domeniconi, Jaime  Zenamon, Gerald Garcia,  Christian Jost and Martin Herchenröder. They have given more than 950 concerts in 40 European Countries, Asia and North and South America in the last 20 years and have published 16 CDs.

The duo will visit Manning Memorial Chapel Dec. 28. Tickets are $20 at the door. Doors will open at 2:15 p.m. for the 3 p.m. performance. Call 542-9686 to reserve tickets.


In the galleries

-     Printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen has an exhibit on at Jack’s Gallery in

Wolfville. The show runs until Feb. 3.

- Featured artist at Centre Stage Theatre, Kentville, is Betsey Harwood.

- Harvest Galley has its popular annual show of small works on display now at 462 Main St., Wolfville.





Organizations: Al Whittle Theatre, Festival Theatre, University Hall Fezziwig Society Wolfville Baptist Church Annapolis Valley Honour Choir Spinney Brothers Alliance of Kings Artists Acadia Box Office Pharmasave Acadia University Art Gallery Acadia University CentreStage Theatre Ross Creek Centre Beveridge Arts Centre Room 131 North Mountain Chorus Berwick United Church European Countries

Geographic location: Wolfville, Kentville, Cole Harbour Kings Chorale Children Windsor Kilimanjaro France Vatican Rome Pennsylvania Ross Creek Germany Europa South America Asia North and South America

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