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Acclaimed pianist Sarah Hagen is coming to Quesnel to perform a classical music concert featuring the story of Babar the Elephant, featuring the artwork of local students, as well as debut a new story about two butterflies. Hagen performs Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School as part of the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Children and Family Concerts series. Sarah Hagen/Facebook photo

Upcoming Sarah Hagen concert combines classical music, student artwork and The Story of Babar

This show opens the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council Children’s and Family Concert season

Acclaimed pianist Sarah Hagen is coming to Quesnel to perform a classical music concert featuring the story of Babar the Elephant, featuring the artwork of local students, as well as debut a new story about two butterflies. Hagen performs Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School as part of the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Children and Family Concerts series. Sarah Hagen/Facebook photo
This is part of “Falling Up,” a carved panel using stain and birch plywood created by Island Mountain Arts Artist-in-Residence Joanne Salé while she has been in Wells. Joanne Salé, Artist/Facebook photo

IMA Artist-in-Residence will give Artist Talk Oct. 11 in Wells

Joanne Salé has been creating a variety of work while in Wells, including carved panels

This is part of “Falling Up,” a carved panel using stain and birch plywood created by Island Mountain Arts Artist-in-Residence Joanne Salé while she has been in Wells. Joanne Salé, Artist/Facebook photo
Emma Jarrett of Quesnel will premiere her one-woman play, Breastless, Oct. 11 and 12 at the Sunset Theatre in Wells. Jarrett developed the play through the Sunset Theatre’s Exploration Series with dramaturge and director Danette Boucher of Wells. Mia Cirotto photo

‘I hope it helps others, I really do’

Quesnel’s Emma Jarrett premieres her one-woman play, Breastless, Oct. 11 and 12 in Wells

Emma Jarrett of Quesnel will premiere her one-woman play, Breastless, Oct. 11 and 12 at the Sunset Theatre in Wells. Jarrett developed the play through the Sunset Theatre’s Exploration Series with dramaturge and director Danette Boucher of Wells. Mia Cirotto photo
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Vile Pole Arts and the V Performance Troupe are raising money to help a local teen who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour during their Fantasy and Horror show Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Occidental. Photo submitted

Upcoming Fantasy and Horror show will raise money for Quesnel teen

Vile Pole Arts is raising money for Leah Smith’s neurosurgery

Vile Pole Arts and the V Performance Troupe are raising money to help a local teen who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour during their Fantasy and Horror show Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Occidental. Photo submitted
Fiddling sensation Calvin Vollrath is performing at the Quesnel Legion Friday, Oct. 4.                                 Bill Borgwardt photo

Fiddling sensation Calvin Vollrath performing Friday in Quesnel

Vollrath has composed nearly 700 fiddle tunes and has 69 albums to his credit

Fiddling sensation Calvin Vollrath is performing at the Quesnel Legion Friday, Oct. 4.                                 Bill Borgwardt photo
The upcoming Bids, Brews and a BBQ Live Auction and Fundraiser for Island Mountain Arts includes two nights’ accommodation at The Wells Hotel as one of the auction items.                                 Facebook/Island Mountain Arts photo

Island Mountain Arts Bids, Brews and a BBQ fundraiser coming up Saturday

The live auction and dinner will take place Oct. 5 in Prince George; supporters can bid online now

  • Oct 2, 2019
The upcoming Bids, Brews and a BBQ Live Auction and Fundraiser for Island Mountain Arts includes two nights’ accommodation at The Wells Hotel as one of the auction items.                                 Facebook/Island Mountain Arts photo
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos, who combines original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics, kicks of the 2019-20 Quesnel Live Arts season Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre.  Facebook/Krystle Dos Santos photo

Krystle Dos Santos brings soul, Motown influences to Quesnel Oct. 3

This upcoming concert kicks off the 2019-20 Quesnel Live Arts season

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos, who combines original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics, kicks of the 2019-20 Quesnel Live Arts season Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre.  Facebook/Krystle Dos Santos photo
Last year, eight artists took part in the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Local Indigenous Artist Show. This year, the arts council has partnered with the West Quesnel Business Association and the West Park Mall to present a three-day show Sept. 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Park Mall. Facebook/Quesnel and District Community Arts Council photo

Quesnel and District Community Arts Council will celebrate 45th anniversary during Culture Days

Several activities and events are planned for Sept. 27-29, including second Indigenous Artist Show

Last year, eight artists took part in the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Local Indigenous Artist Show. This year, the arts council has partnered with the West Quesnel Business Association and the West Park Mall to present a three-day show Sept. 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Park Mall. Facebook/Quesnel and District Community Arts Council photo
In the award-winning 6 Guitars, Chase Padgett portrays six unique guitar players, each representing their own style of music. He’ll be performing this popular show Sept. 19 and 20 at the Sunset Theatre in Wells. Photo submitted

Fringe favourite 6 Guitars coming to Wells Sept. 19 and 20

Chase Padgett will perform his award-winning solo show at the historic Sunset Theatre

  • Sep 13, 2019
In the award-winning 6 Guitars, Chase Padgett portrays six unique guitar players, each representing their own style of music. He’ll be performing this popular show Sept. 19 and 20 at the Sunset Theatre in Wells. Photo submitted
Rhythm Club co-founders Evie Lavers (left) of Wells and Zan Comerford are travelling around B.C. offering music marketing workshops in rural communities. Mary Matheson photo

Rhythm Club helping build connections at marketing workshops

Evie Lavers of Wells is excited to bring the workshop tour to northern B.C.

Rhythm Club co-founders Evie Lavers (left) of Wells and Zan Comerford are travelling around B.C. offering music marketing workshops in rural communities. Mary Matheson photo
Saskia and Darrel Delaronde of Great Plains will perform at the St. Andrews United Church in Quesnel on Sept. 22. Great Plains/Submitted photo

Great Plains will play Quesnel before launching cross-country fall tour

Saskia and Darrel Delaronde known for folk, bluegrass, Celtic music, Canadiana and now gospel

Saskia and Darrel Delaronde of Great Plains will perform at the St. Andrews United Church in Quesnel on Sept. 22. Great Plains/Submitted photo
Miss Florence Wilson makes a point during a town meeting in Barkerville. An upcoming Bonepicker — Gold Rush Backstories film premiere Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. the Theatre Royal will explore Wilson’s life, and there will be a panel discussion and music. Lindsay Chung photo

Learn more about the life and times of ‘Barkerville’s enigma’ Sept. 11

Miss Florence Wilson’s great-great-great-great niece will be part of Bonepicker film premiere

Miss Florence Wilson makes a point during a town meeting in Barkerville. An upcoming Bonepicker — Gold Rush Backstories film premiere Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. the Theatre Royal will explore Wilson’s life, and there will be a panel discussion and music. Lindsay Chung photo
Classical musicians will offer something for every palette at upcoming Quesnel house concert

Classical musicians will offer something for every palette at upcoming Quesnel house concert

Living Room Live concert on Sept. 11 features soprano Sawyer Craig and pianist Nicola Davies

Classical musicians will offer something for every palette at upcoming Quesnel house concert
All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Sept. 7 is Harry Potter Day at the Cariboo Regional District Library.                                 PixabaY PHOTO

Cariboo Regional District Library kicks of program season with Harry Potter Day

Quesnel Library staff organizing Harry Potter-themed games, crafts and more Sept. 7

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Sept. 7 is Harry Potter Day at the Cariboo Regional District Library.                                 PixabaY PHOTO
Rhythm Club co-founders Evie Lavers of Wells (left) and Zan Comerford recently received support from Creative BC to lead nine rural music marketing intensive workshops, including one Sept. 13 in Prince George. Photo submitted

Evie Lavers of Wells leading music marketing workshops this month with Rhythm Club

Rhythm Club’s workshop tour includes a Sept. 13 music marketing intensive in Prince George

Rhythm Club co-founders Evie Lavers of Wells (left) and Zan Comerford recently received support from Creative BC to lead nine rural music marketing intensive workshops, including one Sept. 13 in Prince George. Photo submitted
Coast Salish artist John Aitken’s The Gift is coming to the Sunset Theatre in Wells this weekend, Sept. 6 and 7. Photo submitted

John Aitken shares his Gift this weekend in Wells

The Gift is John Aitken’s personal journey through challenge and adversity in a boy’s early years

  • Sep 4, 2019
Coast Salish artist John Aitken’s The Gift is coming to the Sunset Theatre in Wells this weekend, Sept. 6 and 7. Photo submitted
Classical pianist Sarah Hagen is performing a concert featuring the story of Babar the Elephant Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre as part of the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s children’s and family concert series.                                 Facebook/Sarah Hagen photo

Quesnel and District Community Arts Council reveals lineup for children’s concert series

The first show in the series is classical pianist Sarah Hagen sharing the story of Babar

Classical pianist Sarah Hagen is performing a concert featuring the story of Babar the Elephant Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre as part of the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s children’s and family concert series.                                 Facebook/Sarah Hagen photo
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos, who combines original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics, kicks of the 2019-20 Quesnel Live Arts season Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre.                                 Facebook/Krystle Dos Santos photo

Tickets go on sale for 2019-20 Quesnel Live Arts season Sept. 7

Quesnel Live Arts will have a table at the Quesnel Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 7 to sell tickets

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos, who combines original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics, kicks of the 2019-20 Quesnel Live Arts season Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre.                                 Facebook/Krystle Dos Santos photo
An example of James Savage’s artwork. The Quesnel artist is giving an Artist Talk Friday, Aug. 30 during the opening of his exhibition Everything is Shining at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery in Wells. Facebook/Island Mountain Arts photo

New Island Mountain Arts Gallery exhibition featuring Quesnel artist opens Aug. 30

James Savage will give an Artist Talk Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Wells

An example of James Savage’s artwork. The Quesnel artist is giving an Artist Talk Friday, Aug. 30 during the opening of his exhibition Everything is Shining at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery in Wells. Facebook/Island Mountain Arts photo
“This play was born out of the sheer astonishment I experienced learning about Woody’s life and the relevance I saw in his work and his story to the world we live in today,” writer and performer Thomas Jones says of his award-winning play, Woody Sed. Woody Sed is coming to the Sunset Theatre in Wells this Friday and Saturday. Photo submitted

Award-winning play about Woody Guthrie comes to Wells Aug. 23-24

Woody Sed has been described as “a powerful piece delivered by a powerhouse talent”

  • Aug 21, 2019
“This play was born out of the sheer astonishment I experienced learning about Woody’s life and the relevance I saw in his work and his story to the world we live in today,” writer and performer Thomas Jones says of his award-winning play, Woody Sed. Woody Sed is coming to the Sunset Theatre in Wells this Friday and Saturday. Photo submitted