Local Entertainment

From left to right: Vicki Barta, Bruce Ormond, Greg Heide, Gord McInnis, and Charles Harman rehearse via zoom for the upcoming radio play, “Visitor from Planet Zoltan”. (Submitted photo)

Radio plays prove successful for Ladysmith Little Theatre, four more in production

Ladysmith Little Theatre pivoted to producing radio plays during the pandemic

Chemainus Art Group creates mural mosaic to celebrate a joyful spring. (Photo submitted)

Art group members celebrate a joyful spring in Chemainus

Each of 33 squares pushed together into one mural

  • Apr 12, 2021
“Taste The Bread!” declares Walter Rasmussen, the mayor of fictional Windward, Washington (Haig Sutherland) during filming of The Baker’s Son in Chemainus Friday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Parallels between Chemainus and fictional town evident in Hallmark movie

Tourism boost likely down the road from publicity after a week of filming

LSS’s Parallel Players are hosting an online improv show. (Parallel Players photo)

Ladysmith Secondary School improv team hosts livestream performance

Perfomances will be held Thursday, March 4 and Friday March 5 at 7 p.m.

LSS’s Parallel Players are hosting an online improv show. (Parallel Players photo)
Rachel Dunstan Muller. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith storyteller Rachel Dunstan Muller launches pair of podcasts

Hintertales: Stories from the Margins of History and Sticks and Stones and Stories are available now

Rachel Dunstan Muller. (Submitted photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien brings Ladysmith to the small screen with January 27 premiere

Episodes will air every Wednesday on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)

Treble Makers make a beautiful music video together

Second place awarded in Elementary Vocal for CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

The Chemainus Elementary School’s Treble Makers impressed the judges in the CBC Music Challenge and were awarded second place in their category. (Photo submitted)
Tchadas Leo combines his broadcast experience and passion for his culture to his new podcast: Our Native Land. (Submitted photo)

Tchadas Leo launches Indigenous podcast

Our Native Land is available on all streaming platforms

Tchadas Leo combines his broadcast experience and passion for his culture to his new podcast: Our Native Land. (Submitted photo)
Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)

Yellow Point Drama Group puts on socially distanced production of Grace & Glorie

There will be seven performances: three evening shows, and four matinees

Left to right: Grace Stiles played by Patricia Zogar and Gloria (Glorie) Whitmore, played by Kim Rogers (Submitted photo)
Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)

Local author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of “Something Like Love” over 10 weeks

Shelley Leedahl’s literary podcast, “Something Like Love”, debuts September 16 (Submitted photo)
Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Exhibit showcases one side of artist’s wide-ranging personality

Skagfeld takes something from all of her life experiences

Skye Skagfeld paints big in bright and bold colours. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The cast of LSS’s production of Newsies pose on the steps of the Island Hotel (Submitted photo)

LSS students make video to commemorate 2020 musical

The LSS production of Newsies was cancelled due to COVID-19

The cast of LSS’s production of Newsies pose on the steps of the Island Hotel (Submitted photo)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii at a remote fishing lodge

Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience

Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience

Schedule announced to the end of August for Tuesday and Saturday performances

Cultural Arts Society keeps the music coming to a restricted audience
Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

Paolo Bortolussi, Calvin Dyck, and Mark Beaty performed as a trio for a series of backyard concerts (Cole Schisler photo)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to Saltair

Only 40 tickets available so get them soon if you’re interested

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Theatre Festival cancels remainder of 2020 season

COVID-19 restrictions likely to linger longer for the theatre industry, leaving no other alternative

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Music in the Park series always draws packed crowds, particularly for the famed Naden Band. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

COVID-19 results in cancellation of entire Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society summer program

All major festivals and Music in the Park series events affected through the end of August

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s Music in the Park series always draws packed crowds, particularly for the famed Naden Band. (Photo by Art Carlyle)
Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)

Islands Folk Festival cancelled in Cowichan for 2020

While we are disappointed, we stand behind the government’s decision

Five Alarm Funk performing at the Islands Folk Festival in 2009 at Providence Farm in Duncan. This year’s Islands Folk Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Kevin Oke photo)
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)