ECMA winners 2022

Island artist take home awards

The East Coast Music Association has wrapped up its 2022 celebrations in Fredericton. The ECMA Award winners were announced during the  2022 East Coa...

Bluegrass is back

Summer festival returns to Dundas for 35th year—July 1 to 3

The Prince Edward Island Summer Bluegrass Festival returns to the Dundas Fairgrounds, Dundas, PEI from July 1–3, after having been cancelled for the...

Summer exhibitions

Multiple shows set to be on display for the Summer Gallery

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) in Charlottetown is planning an engaging summer featuring an array of historic and contemporary visual art...

Betty’s Song

Singer-songwriter Ashley Condon shares her mother’s story

Confederation Centre of the Arts is preparing for The 2022 Charlottetown Festival, which includes the funny and heartfelt show Betty’s Song.  Be...

Grandmothers at HotDocs

Documentary by Millefiore Clarkes selected for film fest

Grandmothers, a short documentary directed by PEI filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes has been selected to screen at the 2022 edition of HotDocs. Taking plac...

Scott Parsons recognition

ECMA celebrates Island artist with Stompin’ Tom award

PEI singer-songwriter and guitarist Scott Parsons is the recipient of a 2022 Stompin’ Tom Award from the East Coast Music Association (ECMA).  P...

Lung story short

LUNGS

Watermark Theatre - April 21, 2022 English playwright Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 two-hander Lungs flies by in a fleeting 80 minutes, yet it spans a ...

Michelle MacCallum

Challenge accepted

When I called Michelle MacCallum to chat, she just came in from a walk in the woods where she was foraging watercress. We talked about the beautiful a...

Fine spring evening

We were stepping out one fine spring evening admiring the glories of the season, the poplar catkins, the plump elderflower buds, the greening thyme, a...

Still no protection

In March of 2019, I wrote a column on the province’s lack of protection for our flora and fauna not listed under the federal Species at Risk Act (SA...

From the beginning

Talking with beer crafters on PEI—Trent Hayes

At the end of 2021, we looked at the four basic ingredients needed to make beer. The role that water, malted grain, hops and yeast play are key. These...

PEI Photo Club show

40th annual print exhibition on view in June

The PEI Photo Club’s 40th annual print exhibition will be on display at The Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild in Charlottetown from May 25–June...

Under the Spire program

Music festival announces performers for 27th season

After many years of performances at Historic St. Mary’s, Indian River Festival is announcing their 27th season under a new name—Under the Spire Mu...

The Time of Our Lives

Seniors College group art show at Hilda Woolnough Gallery

UPEI Seniors College students and instructors will be showcased in the exhibition The Time of Our Lives, on display at The Hilda Woolnough Gallery at ...

Regarding Brookfield…

Jeanie & Charles

Who knew an email subject line could mean so much? Jeanie & Charles didn’t when singer-songwriter Jeanie Campbell opened her email and read w...

The Incredible Adventures of Gilbert à Bénie au petit Jésus

Paul D. Gallant

Paul D. Gallant launched his new book The Incredible Adventures of Gilbert à Bénie au petit Jésus during a dinner theatre show in April. Reinven...

Cranberry Trails: Stories for Young Children Volume 1

Roslyn Gregory

Roslyn Gregory of Grand Tracadie, PEI has been writing stories for more than 20 years. Her debut book, Cranberry Trails: Stories for Young Children Vo...

Fragments of Faith: A Gen X Journey   

Michelle Harris-Genge

PEI author Michelle Harris-Genge released her latest book, Fragments of Faith: A Gen X Journey in April. Warning: This novel will trigger your Gen ...

Kathleen Flanagan

Curious & engaged

Kathleen Flanagan has worked her entire life in early childhood education. She was born in New Jersey and went to university in Boston. In 1975 she mo...

Buying in season

Helpful tips for budget-friendly plant-based eating

Eating plant-based can seem like a very costly thing to do. And while that may be true at times, especially if you are eating all organic fruits and v...

Ice breakup

The sea ice is breaking up along the shore. This last incarnation of winter is a noisy affair with ice cakes cracking, dripping and splashing, and wav...

Flowers & pollinators

When wandering around a forest, it is the overall health of the ecosystem that most often captures my attention. Is there a diversity of trees, shrubs...

Beyond Boundaries

Angele Arsenault exhibit at Lefurgey Cultural Centre

Angele Arsenault‘s first exhibit Beyond Boundaries will be featured in the Sixty Days of Fame series at Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside durin...

Popular demand

Two returning shows plus something new for summer 2022 at Harmony House

Summer 2022 programming at Harmony House in Hunter River includes the return of the hit shows Inside American Pie and The Island Summer Review, as wel...

The Island Shot

Creating a safer drinking culture on PEI

The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) has launched “The Island Shot” poster campaign to help create a safer drinking culture at license...

Coming to Victoria Playhouse

Two theatre productions on stage this summer

The 2022 Victoria Playhouse Festival will welcome patrons back to the theatre in Victoria-by-the-sea this summer with two theatre productions.  Beyo...

Under the Spire rebrands

Indian River Festival rebrands for 2022 season

As announced in the fall, the Indian River Festival Board of Directors decided to embark on a brand refresh, including updates to the organization’s...

Festival of Small Halls

Twenty-one shows from Skinner’s Pond to Souris—June 10 to 19

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls, a traditional music, dance and storytelling festival, returns to rural communities across PEI from June 10–1...

RED: The Island Storybook, Vol. 28

RED editors commiserate, “How do you do REDheads? Back a little stiff from all the shoveling?” They can not wait to roll in the grass, to kiss the...

Acting on the Island and Other Prince Edward Island Stories: New & Selected 

J. J. Steinfeld

Pottersfield Press recently published fiction writer, playwright, and poet J. J. Steinfeld’s latest book, Acting on the Island and Other Prince Edwa...

New executive director at FilmPEI

Rob Riselli brings passion and expertise to the role

FilmPEI recently recruited Rob Riselli as the organization’s new executive director effective April 4. Riselli is a long-time advocate of Canada’s...

Will you join us?

The popularity of plant-based food has been steadily growing for years now. In fact, the number of people in North America who eat plant-based, increa...

New Anne cast

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ back on the Mainstage

Confederation Centre of the Arts recently announced the latest actor taking on the legacy of PEI’s iconic redhead in Anne of Green Gables–The Musi...

A bob-bob-bobbin’

I’ve had several conversations recently with people who were surprised to see American robins hanging around this winter. These birds are usually th...

Jay Gallant

In the zone

For more than 15 years, Jay Gallant has been sharing parts of his story to help create safer and braver spaces across PEI for gender diverse folks. He...

Mastershot

Interview series sheds light on PEI film scene

FilmPEI Presents: Mastershot, a pilot interview series aimed at shedding light onto the PEI film scene and its players, as well as giving Island filmm...

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