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ART in the City – Public Art Program

ART in the City Public Art Unveiled  (CHARLOTTETOWN, December 19th 2011) – On Wednesday, December 14th,Mayor of Charlottetown Clifford Lee, the Hon. Robert Henderson, Minister of Tourism and Culture, and Dr. Greg Doran, Chair of the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, led members of the Media and of the arts & culture community on an engaging tour of the

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Pen & Inkling Festival, Sept. 27 to Oct. 2

Coordinated by the Prince Edward Island Writers’ Guild, a series of events and initiatives celebrating and supporting literary arts in the Cultural Capital:  Introduction of French student submissions accepted for the Island Literary Awards; an extensive Writers in Schools program connecting published Island authors with students in the two Charlottetown families of schools (30 school visits); and a compelling Literary event,

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ART in the Open – August 27

Art in the Open – A ‘Magical’ Event (Charlottetown, August 31st 2011) – The City of Charlottetown, through its 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada designation, in partnership with This town is small, inc. and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, presented ‘Art in the Open’ in 5 urban spaces of downtown Charlottetown on Saturday, August 27 between 4:00pm and 12 midnight. This

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Aboriginal Garden Display

In partnership with the Native Council of PEI and the Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI. City of Charlottetown Inaugurates Aboriginal Garden Display at Confederation Landing ParkA 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada Initiative (Charlottetown, July 25th, 2011)  As part of its 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada designation, the City of Charlottetown, The Native Council of Prince Edward Island and the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island inaugurated

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Studio & Gallery Tour

Charlottetown Distributes Studio and Gallery Map Part of 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada Designation  As part of its 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada Designation, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the City of Charlottetown unveils a CharlottetownStudio and Gallery Map. The visually appealing brochure is a free, bilingual, self-guided map of the artist/artisan studios and art galleries located

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Arts Discovery Days

The Cultural Capital of Canada designation will also support two exceptional programs at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, including the expansion of Arts Discovery Days – allowing the program to expand to a wider range of schools, increasing from 15 to 54, and offering “Discovery Days” in French as well as in English.

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Confederation Centre YoCo presents The Talking Stick

In many aboriginal and First Nations communities, The Talking Stick is a symbol of order and respect. Traditionally, only those in possession of the talking stick are permitted to speak while others wait with respectful attention. The Confederation Centre of the Arts Young Company’s new musical play, THE TALKING STICK, aims to respectfully tell our First Peoples’ stories; to use music,

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DiverseCity

Family fun at DiverseCity on Sunday, June 26, 4:00pm–10:00pm! A Multicultural Street Festival held on Victoria Row and the Confederation Centre Public Library Plaza, Charlottetown Celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day with DiverseCity—a family-friendly, free, outdoor, street festival! Being held again on Victoria Row (Richmond Street between Queen St. and Great George) in Charlottetown, DiverseCity is also expanded to include several new activities

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Launch: ‘Mi’kmaq Legends: The Creation’ Workshop

Composer Sean Ferris and The Mi’kmaq Legends Orchestra featuring the Alan Dowling Jazz Quartet, members of the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra and Mi’kmaq Thunder, a traditional Mi’kmaq Drum Group, work-shopped “The Creation”, the opening segment of a larger work entitled Mi'kmaq Legends which is a multi-media theatrical experience that combines music, poetry, dance, visual arts and theatre. The workshop

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