‘Tis The Season returns to The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Join Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Mary Colin Chisholm, Jordan Musycsyn and Joe Waye and find out what makes Christmas so funny. Beulah Claxton and Mary Morrison will have you stitches. Tis The Season is the hit show that has become an annual tradition. Come on to The Grace and laugh it up at the latest edition of this hilarious and wildly popular show.
Get in the Holiday mood and celebrate our local talent at this 2nd edition showcase of what the North Shore has to offer. Song, readings, skits, variety and familiar faces. Bring the family and enjoy the show. Bar available.
Tickets only $10 available at Fulton's Pharmacy and online at www.gracejollymore.com/tickets and at the door (while they last).
FREE ADMISSION for performers and children under 12.
Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody’s wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are releasing their first album together, called Two. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, the pair has been talking about this album since pretty much the day they met. Now it’s here, and it’s everything fans hoped and dreamed it would be.
The album is called Two because that’s what it is, just the two of them.
“We wanted to keep it simple and honest so we essentially made a 4-track recording, just two guitars and two vocals. Limiting ourselves this way actually helped inspire the arrangements and the performances. It forced us to dig a little deeper.”, says Gunning.
Two is made up of everything the duo excels at. There are new collaborations between the two writers, new arrangements of antique folk numbers, and some tasty, surprising covers.
Every song had to meet their very high, combined standards.
Gunning & Cormier go back 23 years when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute. “He hired me for a gig when I was just back from Nashville, nobody knew me here,” says Cormier.
Two is as real as it gets. Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. It’s the power of the song, the highest quality from the past to the now. It’s two friends, brothers, uncompromising performers, making the album of their lives. There couldn’t be a better time to discover Gunning & Cormier, and the power of Two.
This is a “must see event” this Christmas.
Wednesday, December 5, 7:30pm at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Tickets are limited at the door.
Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and The East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching For Abegweit, which ran for 140 shows, also won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year for 2016 and his song Peter’s Dream was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time.
A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the XXI Winter Olympics. He has toured with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, and with Symphony PEI. His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Measha Brueggergosman and have appeared in feature films and TV shows. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the international space station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General of Canada) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times. How about that for high rotation!
Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins Gallant buried himself in the studio with producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, David Miles) to record his new album, Time Travel. In addition to performances from his own stellar band, Jeremy Gallant, Patricia Richard and Sean Kemp, the album features guest appearances by Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, The Fretless, and The Atlantic String Machine, among others.
Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he recently received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.
You are invited to the stage at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Are Centre to experiment with acting. A chance to feel more comfortable on stage. Try improv, role playing and lots of other drama techniques and tricks. Sponsored by The North Shore Players who brought you Bard By The Bay. Stay tuned for confirmation of the start times.
New Glasgow Youth Theatre is excited to be returning to the Grace! On Saturday, Nov 3 the troupe of young actors will bring to the stage E.B. White’s classic and endearing children’s story, “Charlotte’s Web”. This heartwarming play about a little pig and the spider determined to save his life is sure to delight the entire family. Funny and touching, this will be ‘some terrific’ performance you don’t want to miss. Showtime is 7pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children and youth, and are available online, or at Fulton's Pharmacy and Uncommon Touch Hair Studio, both located here in Tatamagouche.
Opening: October 19 - 7:00 pm at The Ice House Gallery, Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, Creamery Square, Tatamagouche
Closing: December 15
No Admission Fee
Art Gallery is open Saturdays 9:00 - 1:00, Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 or by appointment.
Contact Toni MacDonald 902-756-0408 or Anne MacKeen 902-657-2214
Comedian “Jimmy the Janitor”
Comes to The Grace
“Jimmy the Janitor swept the West Coast crowd off their feet with clean, bang your fists on the table hilarity!” –CAOV Victoria, BC
“What a great show! We were overwhelmed with inquiries and sales. The show was completely sold out. -Geoff Keymer, General Manager King’s Theatre
Comedian Jimmy the Janitor, one of Canada’s most popular comedy characters, is making his first visit to The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre on October 13, 2018. This East Coast funny man has appeared on CBC Radio and Television, CTV, the Comedy Network, and has 11 comedy albums. He is also featured in “Jimmy Live”, his own nationally syndicated daily radio show in 80 radio markets across Canada, including 107.9 CFTA FM. "Jimmy the Janitor" has sold out theatre’s and community halls from coast to coast. This special show features two 40 minute comedy sets with intermission. The show is good clean comedy, for ages 14+.
Tickets are $25 and available at Fulton's Pharmacy, Tatamagouche and online at gracejollymore.com or at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. This will be one of the funniest shows you’ll see in 2018.
“Jimmy the Janitor swept the room with laughter” – Fiona Diamond, Halifax Comedy Festival
“Our audience loved Jimmy!! He had us laughing ‘til we cried”!
-Dryden Cultural Centre
Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. He's a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.
Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.
Please purchase your tickets at the door, The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre
Also available at Fulton's Pharmacy, Tatamagouche .
Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries Mr. Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway, and at international festivals of culture. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter, breathless, and madly in love.
Tickets $25 at Fulton's Pharmacy in Tatamagouche and at the door and
"Ages 7-107 (PLEASE NOTE: - due to the focussed nature of the program this performance is not suitable for small children)."
“Absolutely expert and consistently charming!”
The New York Times
“Hilarious and enormously talented.”
Time Out London
“The audience sits transfixed, gleefully awaiting each new moment of mad brilliance.”
Badische Zeitung, GermanyTomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries Mr. Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway, and at international festivals of culture. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter, breathless, and madly in love.
“Absolutely expert and consistently charming!”
The New York Times
“Hilarious and enormously talented.”
Time Out London
“The audience sits transfixed, gleefully awaiting each new moment of mad brilliance.”
Badische Zeitung, Germany
On Saturday, Sept. 22, we celebrate the talents of local singer-songwriter, Chris Gilroy. Chris has been actively participating in our Open Mic Nights, and now it is time for her own spotlight show. Enjoy her original work and collection of familiar tunes.
The Chris Gilroy Band is from Sackville, NB. This three-piece band plays crowd favourites from old country to classic rock and is sure to keep your toes tapping. The band members have great on-stage chemistry and take pride in their performances. You'll hear guitar, fiddle, mandolin, sweet harmonies, and bass riffs like none other! Chris is backed by her two Silver Foxes Jack "Mr. Bass" Hudson and Richard "Frenchie" Bourque. Be sure to treat yourself to this small band with big presence.
Tickets only $15 at the door.
7pm Roundabout 7pm - At the door $10
4pm Film "Without Consultation" - Admission $5
The Bard is back! Once again it's time for a little bit of Shakespeare. The North Shore Players will present a full afternoon of programming with more than just a hint of Shakespeare. The event is part of TATAFEST 2018. Tickets are available at the event for only $15 / $10 for students.
Presented on Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26, 2018
Creamery Square Senator's Stage is the setting as Singer-Songwriter Keith Mullins hosts an afternoon of favourite Nova Scotia musicians, a concert for everybody. The showcase of exceptional talent will also include Christina Martin, Meaghan Smith, Dale Murray and Jason Mingo. www.gracejollymore.com/events/2018/4/12/kitchen-party-featuring-keith-mullins
As well students of the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy will unveil an original school song written by the students with help from Keith Mullins. Tickets for this event are $30 available at Fulton's Drug Store, at The Grace and online here at gracejollymore.com.
"Unforeseen" is a unique and unforgettable experience featuring blind pianist Shelby Murray and her band of journeyman musicians', who have performed with the Glamour Puss Blues Band, Dutch Mason, 1755 and many more acclaimed recording artists. The group has performed marquee events; nationally, provincially and regionally to great acclaim and standing ovations.
The "Unforeseen" concert experience showcases the greatest rock'n'roll hit songs from yesteryear, combined with classic rock selections that include songs from: Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, CCR, Elton John, Billy Joel to name a few.
Tickets are $20 at Fulton's Pharmacy, and online at www.gracejollymore.com
In partnership with TATAFEST 2018, The Grace presents Sean McCann, formerly of the renowned folk/rock group Great Big Sea.
Séan McCann – long-time singer in the iconic Canadian party band Great Big Sea, was a high functioning alcoholic burdened with a dark past. He spent 35 years drinking heavily to numb his pain and avoid his truth. In 2013, he decided to leave the band and re-invent his life.
He is now a solo artist and advocate for mental health and addiction recovery. His story is about surviving abuse, becoming sober, leaving the band and making a real difference in the world.
Listen to Sean Sing http://www.seanmccannsings.com/sing/
Tickets are $30 at Fulton's Pharmacy, and online at www.gracejollymore.com
Celebrating Sun, Soil and Society, in the village of Tatamagouche, TATAFEST is in its 4th year, bringing people together with events for all ages. The 2018 version will give you a chance to take part in lots of entertainment. You are invited to purchase a TATAFEST VIP Ticket Package for a saving of $30, allows you access to the following events and venues for only $70:
Sunday, August 19: Sean McCann (of Great Big Sea) in concert at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre www.gracejollymore.com/events/2018/8/19/sean-mccann-of-great-big-sea
Thursday, August 23: Unforeseen. A cover band featuring the remarkable blind pianist Shelby Murray at The Grace https://www.gracejollymore.com/events/2018/8/23/unforeseen
Friday, August 24: A Kitchen Party hosted by Keith Mullins and also featuring Christina Martin, Meaghan Smith, Dale Murray and Jason Mingo.
Saturday/Sunday, August 25/26: Bard By The Bay. A Shakespearian delight. At The Creamery Square Senator's Stage www.gracejollymore.com/events/2018/8/25/bard-by-the-bay
And during TATAFEST Week: FREE admission to the Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre
These events and venues are all found at Creamery Square in Tatamagouche.
FREE Admission - Donations at the door, Thank you
ALBATROSS – A Film by Artist Chris Jordan
On a tiny island in the heart of the Pacific, a love story is unfolding. This film is an incredible, life-changing, and timely public artwork created by Chris Jordan.
It is a love story… a brilliant and poignant look at both the pain in our world and the love that tugs at us to do something.
“I want people to watch this film and feel sadness and rage and realise that comes from a place of love. Don’t pull the plug out of the bathtub just yet; don’t let all that raw emotion drain away. Once you feel love, you can be more courageous and make more radical choices.” – Chris Jordan
At the express request of Chris Jordan, there is no charge for attendance.
The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008, as a collaboration with activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. We immediately began planning an expedition there, and on our first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, we and our team photographed and filmed thousands of young albatrosses that lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience was devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity's damaged relationship with the living world.
ALBATROSS is being given to the world as a new-paradigm gift-economy offering. The main ways it will spread is by word of mouth, social media, and hosted screenings. You can personally amplify its message by sharing your feelings and experience of ALBATROSS through your networks. You can help its audience grow globally by sending it to your friends in other countries.
All incoming funds will be applied to help bring ALBATROSS further out into the world. We invite you to join in whatever ways inspire you, to carry the transformational story of our beloved birds to awakening hearts everywhere.
Since being inspired at the age of nine when she saw Natalie MacMaster in concert, Alycia Putnam has been working on her fiddle chops and a deep repertoire of foot-stompin’ tunes. The result of this dedication has been three solo albums and thousands of live performances spanning the globe from Pictou to Amsterdam, and back to Pictou.
Alycia’s most recent album, the much anticipated Wired for Sound, includes 13 tracks of traditional to more eclectic fiddle music and the immense talent of 10 of the province’s most well-known musicians.
Since her performing career took off in the late 90’s, Alycia has amassed a network of artists she regularly adds to her live performances depending on what’s needed for the gig. Her core family band (her dad, Robert, on guitar and her mom, Kelly, on bagpipes) can be expanded to feature percussion, bass, vocals, banjo, mandolin, and a suite of other sounds depending on who’s footing the bill. Regardless of the band’s composition, this live show has something for everyone and is a must-see for anybody who loves Cape-Breton-style fiddle music played by a mainlander.
Dana Jefferson has become a popular attraction at Big Al's in Tatamagouche, featured regularly as Friday evening entertainment. He draws on an extensive repertoire to appeal to all, with the help of 2 and sometimes 3 accomplished guitar playing friends. Dana is humble and just plays for the enjoyment. Come and hear the boys on stage at The Grace and it will be your enjoyment that is suitably enhanced. Tickets only $15 at the door.
Script Writing Seminar
The Sunrise Film Festival returns to the North Shore during 2018, with a wide range of screenings and events throughout the year.
A new feature of this year’s Festival is a one-day intensive Script Writing Seminar conducted by novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Gary L. Blackwood. Though the Festival’s film screenings won’t take place until early September, the script writing seminar is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 at the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre in Tatamagouche, from 10 am to 5 pm. All ages from teens to seniors are welcome, but registration is limited to 10, so book early. For more information and to reserve a place, email: email@example.com or call 902-701-2483. The cost is $35 per person and includes tea, coffee, and snacks through the day. Participants should bring their own laptop or paper notebook.
The seminar will cover the essentials of script writing: how to come up with non-cliché ideas; how to center the storyline around a strong conflict; how to structure a screenplay/stage play; how to create convincing characters and dialogue. It will also touch on such nuts-and-bolts topics as proper script format, creating an intriguing logline/synopsis, and where and how to submit scripts.
Though the emphasis will be on creating film and stage scripts, most of the same techniques taught in the seminar are just as useful for writing novels and short stories.
Blackwood has taught screenwriting and playwriting to students from elementary school to university, as well as to adults. His plays have won numerous awards and appeared in theatres from California to Spain. The script for the feature film The Seerreceived an Award of Merit from Cinema WorldFest. The stage adaptation of his bestselling YA novelThe Shakespeare Stealerhas been produced by most of North America’s top children’s theatres; the screenplay version was optioned by the producer of Supernatural. Blackwood is also the author of 35 novels and non-fiction books.
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The members of the group are vocalist Hubert Francis star of Brookes Diamond production, “Drum” from Elsipogtog First Nation, Evan Syliboy formerly with Lonecloud and bassist/composer/sound designer & sound editor Lukas Pearce of Halifax NS and group leader, percussionist/storyteller Alan Syliboy. The show consists of songs, stories (narrative about The Thundermaker) accompanied by multi-media art film and live performance.
Come to The Gala Dinner for The Grace to be held at the Northumberland Room, Fox Harb'r. Sunday, June 3, 2018. Beginning at 5:30 for Reception and Dinner at 6pm. A Silent Auction is available, entertainment and more. Every ticket sold includes a 1 year membership to The Grace. All proceeds are for The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre.
Alan Syliboy is an established Mi' kmaq artist. His work is influenced by the indigenous Mi'kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching and spirituality. The exhibition will be featured through June and July,with the opening scheduled for Friday, June 1 at 7:00 pm.
The Land Lady is a new play by Tatamagouche playwright and novelist Gary Blackwood. The one-person show features Nicole Uzans as iconic Canadian artist Emily Carr. It takes place long before Carr achieved success, when she was eking out a living by running a boarding house in Victoria. She recounts and often dramatizes scenes from her childhood; the years she spent studying art in San Francisco, London, and Paris; her failed romances; and her attempts to free herself from the conventions imposed by the art world and by society.
It will be presented May 17 and May 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, available at the door.