Build the Playhouse 2.0 Project

Can you imagine Fredericton without a live performance venue like the Playhouse? Neither can we. We must make our plan for a new venue a reality before it’s too late. Our community needs it. Our artists need it. Our downtown needs it.

We have put together all of the information we have on the state of the current Playhouse building as well as our plans for our future in a clear and current website called Build the Playhouse 2.0: https://buildtheplayhouse2.ca

Please have a look, follow along, and please SPEAK UP! If you think this project is important, your community needs to hear from you now. You ca subscribe to project updates through this link too!

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For arts & culture supporters at election time in NB, read the unified message from from ArtsLinkNB, AAAPNB and artsnb. / Pour les gens qui soutiennent les arts et la culture pendent les élections in N-B, voici le message unifié émis par ArtsLink, AAAPNB, et artsnb. 

For arts and culture supporters at election time in NB, read the unified message from from ArtsLinkNB, AAAPNB and artsnb. / Pour les gens qui soutiennent les arts et la culture pendent les élections in N-B, voici le message unifié émis par ArtsLink, AAAPNB, et artsnb.

 

Fredericton Arts Alliance’s Provincial Election Forum on Arts Issues

Fredericton Arts Alliance’s Provincial Election Forum on Arts Issues, September 6 at 7pm in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre

The Fredericton Arts Alliance has organized a town hall forum on arts issues. All provincial political parties have been invited to send one candidate to discuss things cultural and artistic, party policies on the arts, and plans or projects to encourage the arts. Susanne Alexander of Goose Lane Editions will moderate the forum.

The format will consist of opening statements (order of speaking to be determined by a draw), followed by questions directed to the various candidates. There will be an opportunity for closing remarks in reverse order of the opening statements. We are asking Arts News readers to highlight issues they would like raised at the forum. If you have something you want the candidates to address, please send an email with your suggestions to us at: president@frederictonartsalliance.ca.

We would like to circulate five questions to the candidates in advance of the forum to start the discussion rolling, and to ensure that most of the key questions are addressed. Further questions from the floor will round out the evening. Light refreshments will be served. The Fredericton Arts Alliance has organized election forums for every federal, provincial, and municipal election since 1999.

Fredericton Playhouse Ticket Packages

Advertising in the Playhouse’s Spotlight Series show program is an excellent way to enhance your business profile, reach a strong consumer demographic and demonstrate your organization’s commitment to Fredericton’s cultural community.
This year, we’re offering Advertising & Ticket Packages — a great opportunity to expand your reach while entertaining clients, rewarding your staff and saving up to 42% off the price of admission to great performances!
Booking deadline is Friday, Aug. 24

Full info here.

Advertise with Fredericton Playhouse

Advertising in the Playhouse’s Spotlight Series show program is an excellent way to enhance your business profile, reach a strong consumer demographic and demonstrate your organization’s commitment to Fredericton’s cultural community.
This year, we’re offering Advertising & Ticket Packages — a great opportunity to expand your reach while entertaining clients, rewarding your staff and saving up to 42% off the price of admission to great performances!
Booking deadline is Friday, Aug. 24

Full info here.

AiR 10: Writing and painting the focus of the final residency

Writing and painting projects will be created during the final week of the Artists in
Residence program in the Garrison District Aug. 28 – Sept. 3.

Established author Mark Jarman and Fredericton High School student Megan Murphy
will work on two separate creative projects in Casemate #11 at the Soldiers’ Barracks.

Jarman, whose novel “Salvage King Ya!” is on Amazon’s list of 50 Essential Canadian
Books and is number one on their list of Best Hockey Fiction, will be writing about
Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula and the Shanghai River in China, and how the two bodies of
water compare and contrast. He will also do a public reading of the piece.

Murphy, who was cast as Belle in Theatre New Brunswick’s recent production of Beauty
and the Beast, will be working on a large painting depicting Fredericton as an
underwater ruin, symbolizing the catastrophe that the recent flooding brought. She will
also paint bustling sea life and a shining sun, which will symbolize the life that comes
from loss in light of Fredericton’s sense of community during such difficult times.

The artist residencies, organized by the Fredericton Arts Alliance, encourage visitors to
interact with the artists. The studio is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday.

 

More info at the Fredericton Arts Alliance website here!

32nd Gala Festival Concert August 8, 2018 showcases New Brunswick talent- FREE

Mark your calendars for the St. Andrews Arts Council’s 32nd Gala Festival Concert. Please note: It is on a WEDNESDAY this year, 7:30 pm, August 8, 2018 at the Sir James Dunn Academy Auditorium in St. Andrews. Experience two of New Brunswick’s most talented emerging artists: Saint John mezzo-soprano, Jillian Bonner and Fredericton pianist Vivan Ni performing with the St. Andrews Festival Orchestra, with musicians from across the province and conducted by Saint John Maestro Hok Kwan. F