A ‘Vimy’ Benefit Performance

vimy2 Shows Only! In Support of Theatre 3×60’s VIMY Tour to Schools and The Vimy Foundation.

The remount of Theatre 3×60’s acclaimed 2013 production, Vimy by Vern Thiessen is touring Durham schools this fall as part of the company’s mandate to enrich lives in Durham through theatre, on and offstage. The overwhelming response from schools has booked the tour solid, but Theatre 3×60 is presenting two benefit performances to the public to further offset tour costs and to maintain its commitment to financially accessible theatre. A portion of the proceeds will also support The Vimy Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in
April 1917.

Inspired by real Canadians and drawing on factual events, Vimy explores how a nation’s defining moment is reflected in the lives, hopes and dreams of everyday people. Written in 2007, Vimy tells the story of four wounded soldiers recovering in a field hospital in the wake of the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Co-artistic directors, Joan Etienne and Carey Nicholson direct a cast of talented
performers from across Durham and the GTA – Paul Chiusolo, Brennan Julius,
Laura Laing, Rob Murphy, Graeme Powell and Sheldon Suepaul – to present
this very Canadian story of hope revealing the power of actions, large and small,
to define us as individuals and as a nation.

Tickets are $20 and are now on sale! Purchase in person at Eco Port/Queen
Beans Coffee House (cash/cheque only) or at 905 852-7993 (VISA/MC).

The Vimy Tour is supported by Rosemary & Dawn Brown, of Century 21 Percy
Fulton Ltd. Brokerage, with rehearsal space and transportation provided by
Cristal Diemer-Elwes. Additional sponsorship opportunities available: visit
www.theatre3x60.ca or contact Carey at info@theatre3x60.ca.

Vimy is produced by arrangement with Talent House Inc., 204A St. George St.,
Toronto, ON, M5R 2N5.

New Exhibit Opening in Kent Farndale Gallery

Stretch your artistic perspective and explore the beauty of nature in the upcoming exhibit “Radical Botanicals & More” by Pamela Meacher. The opening Reception will begin Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 2 pm. The show will run November 1st – December 4th, 2014 in the Kent Farndale Gallery.

A master painter and author, Pamela was exposed to the profound mysteries and beauty of the natural world as a child in England. This helped her form a deep appreciation for flowers and faeries. Pamela’s botanical watercolour paintings often include birds, butterflies and woodland sprites, which harkens back to the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement thus evoking a sense of innocence and calm.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours.

2014 Giller Prize Short list

Six writers are one step closer to winning the most lucrative fiction prize in Canadian history – the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

The award organizers unveiled the 2014 shortlist on Monday, Oct. 6. The shortlisted books are:

The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
Tell by Frances Itani
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan

You can learn more about the shortlisted books at CBC Books’ special Scotiabank Giller Prize page. The winner will be announced Monday, November 10th at 9pm on CBC Television.