Mamma Mia! casting update

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced a casting change for the production of Mamma Mia! at The Charlottetown Festival. Sara-Jeanne Hosie will ...

Review: Mamma Mia!

When members of your audience hum the music to your show on their way into the theatre that’s a pretty good indication you may have a hit on your ha...

Memory Keepers II

GLAM Collective installation at Art in the Open

GLAM Collective (short for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) is a collective of scholars who work through Indigenous, feminist, and anti-opp...

Art in the Open: Meet Séamus

aka Sara Tonin

This August, guest curator and K’jipuktuk (Halifax) based artist, Julia McMillan, joins this year’s Art in the Open curatorial team. Her visiting ...

National award

Portrait of a Prospector by Bruce Craig

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) history department professor Bruce Craig has been awarded the 2019 Mary Lee Spence Documentary Book Award pr...

Deeply Rooted

Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival

The major Acadian celebrations of 2019 will continue until the end of the summer—from August 28 to September 1—when the 117th edition of the Evang...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Fringe Oddities

Despite his oft-muted mug, your somber scribbler likes a fun time. The Island Fringe Festival’s literally random selection of plays tends to be hit-...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Fringe Femmes

The Island Fringe Festival’s selection of shows via random drawing tends to produce an eclectic mix, but this year’s slate yielded an interesting ...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Magic vs. Science

Fringe 2019 features productions that are deep, dark, moving, profound, thought-provoking, stunningly original and/or just plain bizarre. My second-fa...

Review: Real Estate

Playing House

Your reckless reviewer often likes going into a show cold – knowing as little as possible about the play and the players beforehand, so as to make t...

Takako

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Review: Atlantic Blue

The shortest journey home is always through the heart. For it is there that we store everything of real value in our lives. And it is there we go to f...

Seed saving

Individuals sometimes think that they don’t have a role to play in major environmental issues. Can we really tackle climate change? What about the e...

Claudette Thériault 

Vive l’Acadie

The countdown to the Congrès Mondial Acadien is in hours now, but Claudette Thériault—president of this international event that will see thousand...

Will Allen Band

Life’s short. Make the most of it and do what you’re passionate about. In many instances, there’s nothing holding you back. These are the types ...

Lone Oak Brewing

Craft beer business to open in Gateway Village

A new brewery is currently under construction in Borden-Carleton’s Gateway Village. Led by three young entrepreneurs, Lone Oak Brewing is looking to...

A gift of Island poetry

Bren Simmers

Strollers stake out shady maples    while kids ride noodles       in the wading pool, bob in water wings. Moms up to their    knees cool o...

Kronborg to tour

David Carver Music acquires touring rights

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that David Carver Music has acquired the world-wide touring rights to the acclaimed Kronborg—The Haml...

Island Summer Review on Facebook Live

The Island Summer Review is having a spirited run in its seventh summer at Harmony House Theatre. So this season, the performers and the theatre have ...

Welcome to Camp

Fill-in-the-Blank

Hope Dalvay will launch her new book Welcome to Camp Fill-in-the Blank (Acorn Press) on August 3 at 1 pm at the Confederation Centre Public Library in...

Illustrated History of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island

Georges Arsenault

Island researcher and historian, Georges Arsenault is launching a new book, Illustrated History of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island. It will be pu...

Anne of Green Gables

The Original Manuscript

A new volume from Nimbus Publishing showing L.M. Montgomery’s creative process in crafting one of the world’s most famous novels will be officiall...

Historic PEI—Vintage Postcards of Prince Edward Island

Ed McKenna

Edward J (Ed) McKenna will launch his new book Historic PEI: Vintage Postcards of Prince Edward Island on August 7 at Beaconsfield House in Charlottet...

Cloggeroo

The Island Folk Festival

Cloggeroo, the Island Folk Festival is back August 9 to 11, and will be bringing music, energy and fun to the Eastern PEI town of Three Rivers. All m...

New cider launched

Double Hill Cidery in Caledonia

Caledonia-based Double Hill Cidery announces the launch of their first product—The “Nomad” cider. It is now available in liquor stores across PE...

Spinning Yarns

Q & A with show creator Stephen Guy-McGrath

This summer the Charlottetown Festival presents Spinning Yarns at the Mack. Set in Newfoundland in the early 1980s, this play brings to life a world o...

The best chefs

Canadian and American chefs in culinary competitions

Oysters, mussels and lobster take centre stage during PEI’s Internationial Shellfish Festival September 19 to 22. Join chefs Lynn Crawford and Micha...

The experience

Talking with members of the Young Company

The TD Young Company is back for another year at the Charlottetown Festival and its production of Aqsarniit with some new and former company members. ...

Periwinkle trails

August has arrived. It seems very sudden. We humans have been rushing about trying to ignore time as we embrace every hint of sunshine that comes our ...

Cuisine by the sea

Summer is (mostly) here! With so many amazing seasonal restaurants I thought I’d talk about a few of those spots and some of the other highlights of...

An Island souvenir

Create your own at the Bottle House in Cape Egmont

Tucked away on picturesque Route 11 in Cape Egmont, sits the very unique Bottle Houses. New owners (2018) Angie Cormier (and husband) have embarked on...

Arts grants

PEI Government awards fourteen Island artists

The PEI Government has awarded Arts Grant to fourteen Island artists. The successful applicants were selected by a six-member jury of their arts commu...

Anncademy Awards

Audience reactions to Feast Dinner Theatre in Summerside

There’s an ear-splitting cackle that sends tables erupting in laughter as the character Imogen, a grumpy old woman, hunches over the microphone as t...

44th Contact East

Charlottetown hosts Atlantic Presenters event in September

The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) has announced the lineup of acts who will take part in its flagship event, Contact East, taking place Septem...

Mamma Mia! run

Popular musical returns for August and September at Charlottetown Festival

As the ABBA lyric reads, “Here we go again!” Confederation Centre of the Arts is set to raise the curtain for one of the most popular musicals in ...

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