Weekly Update from Parrsboro Creative: July 27, 2015
Lots going on across the Parrsboro Creative Campus this week…
Parrsboro Creative This Week - July 27th to August 1st
Poet, journalist, nature writer, dramatist and observer of humankind, Harry Thurston is celebrating the publication of his 9th book of poetry by Gaspereau Press. Keeping Watch at the End of the World is a marvelous collection celebrating Harry’s poetic skills, honed over the last forty years. In these new poems written on both sides of the Atlantic, in Portugal and Nova Scotia, he observes the changing world and reflects with reverence on moments and values that we can all share.
Join Harry in the celebration of this wonderful work at Art Lab on
Wednesday, July 29th at 7 pm. He will read a number of the pieces from
Keeping Watch at the End of the World.
Harry Thurston has received many awards, notably, the 2005 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award in the United States for ‘A Place Between the Tides, A Naturalist’s Reflections on the Salt Marsh, and the 2011 Lane Anderson Award for The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History. He is also a four time winner of the Richardson Prize for the best work of nonfiction by a Nova Scotian. Harry will have a selection of his publications for sale and signing.
Ships Company Theatre
Good News for Ship’s Company Theatre
The federal government is investing more than $187,000 for improvements to the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro.
Local MP Scott Armstrong made the announcement on Monday, July 27th.
More than $87,000 will be used to renovate the indoor and outdoor theatre space, and to help buy specialized equipment.
Another $80,000 will support several infrastructure upgrades, including the stabilization of the MV Kipawo bow stage, an access ramp onto the deck, new exterior doors, conversion of the heating system, audio-visual equipment, and improvements to theatre system.
And $20,000 will be provided for the Ship’s Company Theatre’s Presenting Series — a summer series featuring music and theatre from July through September.
Armstrong says the investments will enable the Ship’s Company Theatre to continue to offer rich cultural experiences to visitors and residents alike.
Age of Sail Museum
For BEGINNERS, this coming Saturday, August 1st……At the Age of Sail Museum in Port Greville, they’re getting ready for anyone who wants to make something that will definitely last. The Museum is hosting a beginner’s Blacksmithing Workshop on Saturday. For details about this event with Master Blacksmith Michael Tennyson, call 902-348-2030 or visit https://www.parrsborocreative.com/events/iron-and-fire-for-the-beginning-blacksmith/
Fundy Geological Museum
Don’t forget the Dinosaur Walk at Fundy Geological Museum, also it’s the Summer of Gold at the Museum in Parrsboro. Click here for details on all of their events.http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/