Arts and culture

Continuous entertainment is provided by Bart Dunwood (Michael Clarke) and Mike Young (Kaden Forsberg) on the air during a snowstorm in the community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: There’s no dead air in Chemainus Theatre Festival’s ‘Naked Radio’

You will giggle, chuckle, laugh, groan and even guffaw

 

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Pharrell named new Louis Vuitton menswear creative director

Louis Vuitton has named multitalented singer-songwriter-philanthropist Pharrell Williams creative director of its…

 

Sunfest has announced more of its lineup for 2023. (Citizen file)

Billy Currington, Lainey Wilson and Jade Eagleson added to Cowichan’s Sunfest lineup

They join headliner Blake Shelton on the August long weekend

Sunfest has announced more of its lineup for 2023. (Citizen file)
Facilitators from Cedar Hill Arts Centre and the Greater Victoria arts and culture community will provide lots of hands-on opportunities at the Family Arts Festival, Feb. 20. Photo cortesy Saanich Recreation

Family Day options to celebrate culture, the arts and the joy of being active!

The free Family Arts Festival returns to Cedar Hill Rec Centre Feb. 20

  • Feb 13, 2023
Facilitators from Cedar Hill Arts Centre and the Greater Victoria arts and culture community will provide lots of hands-on opportunities at the Family Arts Festival, Feb. 20. Photo cortesy Saanich Recreation
Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Review: Excellent cast key to success of Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’

They also bring a lot of heart and warmth to this show that will entertain the entire family

Princess Fiona (Brenna Bazinet) with Shrek (Graham Brockley) in the Cowichan Musical Society’s ‘Shrek The Musical’, Jan. 27, 2023. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The cast is deep into rehearsals for the Cowichan Musical Society's production of 'Shrek The Musical', which hits the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre at the end of January, through the beginning of February. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Musical Society)
The cast is deep into rehearsals for the Cowichan Musical Society's production of 'Shrek The Musical', which hits the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre at the end of January, through the beginning of February. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Musical Society)
Krista Loughton portrait by Lia Crowe

Krista Loughton talks film and politics

Filmaker and Victoria city councillor focuses on community

  • Dec 30, 2022
Krista Loughton portrait by Lia Crowe
Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

PHOTOS: Northern B.C. fashion show brings Nisga’a talent into the light

Models sported a striking blend of colourful and more sombre tones that reflected the theme of the evening: ‘from darkness to light’

Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Outstanding Scrooge anchors ‘Tiny Christmas Carol’ in Chemainus

Louise Phillips is an absolute delight as this iconic character

The cast of five in A Tiny Christmas Carol. From left: Emma Slipp, Jay Clift, Louise Phillips, Yasmin D’Oshun and Stephen Thakkar. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
Marley’s Ghost looms behind Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol,’ a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic touring BC theatres this December. Kate Braidwood as Scrooge, Jessica Hickman as Marley. (Photo by Daryl Turner)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
One of the final shows in November is ‘Ridge’. (Photo courtesy of CPAC)
Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: ‘Dead Ringer’ is a live one for Chemainus Theatre

Tying the show’s eclectic set list together is Zachary Stevenson

Zachary Stevenson stands out against the Chemainus murals on his return to town. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Former Oak Bay restaurant owner Richelle Osborne shows 14 new art pieces at Fortune Gallery in Chinatown now through the end of October. (Courtesy Richelle Osborne)

Former Oak Bay restaurant owner cooks up artistic endeavours

Richelle Osborne co-hosts gallery show this month in Victoria

Former Oak Bay restaurant owner Richelle Osborne shows 14 new art pieces at Fortune Gallery in Chinatown now through the end of October. (Courtesy Richelle Osborne)
Local artist Jesse Campbell is leading the painting of a mural adjacent to Layritz Park’s soccer turf field in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Mural takes shape at Layritz Park in Saanich

Next phase of community canvas mural project to emphasize community-led murals

Local artist Jesse Campbell is leading the painting of a mural adjacent to Layritz Park’s soccer turf field in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Choreography and athletic artistry come together in Glory at the Chemainus Theatre until Oct. 9. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Local artist Sarah Jim began painting her mural earlier this week at Beckwith Park in Saanich. Her work showcases her WSANEC roots. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

WSANEC artist’s mural gets underway at Beckwith Park in Saanich

Mural completion subject to weather, unexpected factors

Local artist Sarah Jim began painting her mural earlier this week at Beckwith Park in Saanich. Her work showcases her WSANEC roots. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Artist Claire Crawford has been selected to paint the first of three murals as part of Saanich’s community canvas mural project at the entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre in Cedar Hill Park. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Vancouver Island artist leads first mural painting in Saanich community art project

Community canvas mural project seeks to create vibrancy, sense of belonging

Artist Claire Crawford has been selected to paint the first of three murals as part of Saanich’s community canvas mural project at the entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre in Cedar Hill Park. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Corb Lund is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted)

Big names in comedy and music take stage in Cowichan in September

Derek Edwards, Corb Lund, Jesse Cook, Serena Ryder, Victoria Symphony, Abra Cadabra

Corb Lund is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Sept. 18, 2022. (Submitted)
The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)

Debut arts and culture festival coming to Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood

In Sight Festival is organized by Arts and Culture Colwood Society and set for Sept. 10-11

The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)
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