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May
24
Fri
Straitscapes Photography Show by Tim Rogers @ ArtSea Gallery
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Straitscapes Photography Show by Tim Rogers @ ArtSea Gallery

Straitscapes as more than your average photography show, aims to draw you into its story. As told through diary style excerpts, you embark on a journey alongside a man as he reflects upon his ever-changing lover. This deeply personal tale details the characteristic relationship cycle of highs and lows between romantic partners. What sets it apart is that the story is unfolding between the writer as the land of Vancouver Island, and his lover as the Strait of Juan de Fuca. As the tale ebbs and flows along with the many faces of the Strait, these are revealed in the photographs which capture the incredible beauty where land meets ocean.

The show will be complimented by live music as community sessions are scheduled between 4:00pm and 5:00pm every day as well as 12:00pm to 1:00pm on the weekend. Show runs 10:00am to 4:00pm May 24th to 30th at ArtSea Gallery (9565 Fifth St, Sidney, BC). Admission is free.

Prints and other merchandise will be available for purchase.

The Artist:
Straitscapes has been put together by Tim Rogers a local writer, photographer and musician. Tim’s strong writing as revealed in his novel “The Mystery of the SS Southern Cross” is combined with his painterly-eye as a photographer to create a tapestry of reflections on our wonderful seaside environment.
Straitscapes is a novel look at some of the things we take for granted in our daily lives beside the sea.

May
31
Fri
FOLK ‘N FIDDLE FESTIVAL @ Mary Winspear Centre
May 31 – Jun 1 all day
FOLK 'N FIDDLE FESTIVAL @ Mary Winspear Centre

We want you to join us for Sidney’s new folk festival, FOLK ‘N FIDDLE FESTIVAL! This family-friendly community event will take place May 31st and June 1st, 2019. The main festival events will take place at the Mary Winspear Centre. The big kick-off will be a Gala Concert on Friday night featuring Darol Anger & Mike Marshall (California, USA) with West My Friend (Victoria, BC). The Festival will include; multiple performance stages, workshops for all abilities and ages, talks, an all-ages interactive exploration room, local artisan vendors and food trucks.
FOLK ’N FIDDLE FESTIVAL is excited to announce our wonderful line-up: Darol Anger & Mike Marshall, Coco Love Alcorn, Alex Wells, Electric Timber Co., Del Rey, Daniel Lapp with Stephanie Cadman & Adrian Dolan, Tiller’s Folly, The Wilds, Troy MacGillivray, Wesley Hardisty, Denis Donnelly and many more!
FOLK ’N FIDDLE FESTIVAL will be offering free community events throughout the town of Sidney in the week leading up to the Festival:
Visit the Artsea Gallery in Tulista Park (9565 With St, Sidney, BC) which will feature “Straitscapes” a wonderful photography exhibit by local resident Tim Rogers. (Exhibit will run May 24-May 30, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm daily.)
The Sidney Bandshell will also be part of our free community concerts and we are excited to showcase The Sweet Lowdown (Thursday, May 30 at 5:00pm) and Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres and special guests (Friday, May 31 at 5:00pm).
Our focus for this is a community-oriented festival with an emphasis on education, cultural inclusiveness, and fostering local musicians of all ages. Tickets are on sale at the Mary Winspear Centre Ticket Office, and be sure to book yours before they sell out! All the early bird VIP tickets and the first Festival concert in March both sold out in record time.

For more information visit folknfiddle.ca or contact [email protected] Interested in becoming a volunteer? Email [email protected]

Jun
14
Fri
Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival @ Laketown Ranch Music Park
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all day
Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival @ Laketown Ranch Music Park

All-ages, family-friendly bluegrass and old-time music festival with 5,500 sq. ft. of covered space for all-weather comfort. Camping, on-site workshops with headliners, square dance and jam sessions. Featuring three-time Grammy nominee Claire Lynch, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The Slocan Ramblers, The Sweet London, Nomad Jones, Clover Point Driters and more.