June message from The Grace


Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

June 2018
Tatamagouche, NS
The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, Creamery Square, Tatamagouche.
Visit our web site for more information or to buy tickets onlinewww.gracejollymore.com
902-956-1848 Operations Manager

2018 Season – At The Grace

Scroll below for details on our upcoming events:
We are working on our 2018 performance series, part of which you will find in this monthly newsletter.
Go to our web site www.gracejollymore.com for more information.
June 1 – Alan Syliboy art exhibit – through July
June 3 –Gala Dinner at Fox Harb’r
June 9 – Thundermaker
June 16 – Screenwriting Workshop
June 23 – Dana Jefferson and Friends
July or August – Christine Gilroy
July 1 – Canada Day outdoor concert
July 7 – Alycia Putnam and Family
August 3 – Sept 16 Jane Grady art exhibition
August 10 – Tony Quinn, Bill Plaskett
August 19 – Sean McCann – TATAFEST
August 23 – Unforeseen – TATAFEST
August 24 – Kitchen Party, Keith Mullins – TATAFEST
August 25 – Bard By The Bay – TATAFEST
August 26 – Bard By The Bay – TATAFEST
September 13, 14, 15, 16 – Film Festival
September 29 – Tomas Kubinek, The Miracle Man
November – Holiday local talent showcase
December 12 – Bette MacDonald, ‘Tis the season.
For more details on all events go to www.gracejollymore.com

2018 Summer Job At The Grace

Attention Students: Summer Job At The Grace
Operations Assistant at The Grace
Starting July 1st for 8 weeks, 37.5 hrs/week @$11/hr
Send resumes or inquire to toni@nncweb.ca by June 1st
For details see www.gracejollymore.com


Book The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre or the popular Ice House Gallery for your staff party or event. Several options exist for your reception, wedding, annual meeting, banquet or other special event. For details email arts@creamerysquare.ca or call 902-956-1848


If you are interested in volunteering at The Grace, please contact us by email or phone. We are always looking for help especially on show night, or in the art gallery, bar, tickets, advertising and more. For details email arts@creamerysquare.ca or call 902-956-1848

ART | Alan Syliboy – Art Exhibition
Opening Friday, June 1, 2018, 7:00pm

Alan Syliboy is an established Mi’ kmaq artist. His work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching and spirituality. The exhibition will be featured through June and July, with the opening scheduled for Friday, June 1 at 7:00 pm.

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:30pm

The members of the group are vocalist Hubert Francis star of Brookes Diamond production, “Drum” from Elsipogtog First Nation, Evan Syliboy formerly with Lonecloud and bassist/composer/sound designer & sound editor Lukas Pearce of Halifax NS and group leader, percussionist/storyteller Alan Syliboy. The show consists of songs, stories (narrative about The Thundermaker) accompanied by multi-media art film and live performance.

MUSIC | Open Mic Night
Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 pm

Come play on the big stage. Bring your friends. Free admission. Donations welcome. Bar available.

Sunrise Film Festival
Saturday, June 16, 10am – 5 pm

The Sunrise Film Festival returns to the North Shore during 2018, with a wide range of screenings and events throughout the year.

A new feature of this year’s Festival is a one-day intensive Script Writing Seminar conducted by novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Gary L. Blackwood. Though the Festival’s film screenings won’t take place until early September, the script writing seminar is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 at the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre in Tatamagouche, from 10 am to 5 pm. All ages from teens to seniors are welcome, but registration is limited to 10, so book early.

The cost is $35 per person and includes tea, coffee, and snacks through the day. For more information and to reserve a place, email: info@sunrisefilmfestival.com or call 902-701-2483.

Participants should bring their own laptop or paper notebook.

The seminar will cover the essentials of script writing: how to come up with non-cliché ideas; how to center the storyline around a strong conflict; how to structure a screenplay/stage play; how to create convincing characters and dialogue. It will also touch on such nuts-and-bolts topics as proper script format, creating an intriguing logline/synopsis, and where and how to submit scripts.

Though the emphasis will be on creating film and stage scripts, most of the same techniques taught in the seminar are just as useful for writing novels and short stories.

Blackwood has taught screenwriting and playwriting to students from elementary school to university, as well as to adults. His plays have won numerous awards and appeared in theatres from California to Spain. The script for the feature film The Seerreceived an Award of Merit from Cinema WorldFest. The stage adaptation of his bestselling YA novelThe Shakespeare Stealerhas been produced by most of North America’s top children’s theatres; the screenplay version was optioned by the producer of Supernatural. Blackwood is also the author of 35 novels and non-fiction books.

For the Sunrise Film Festival Society, River John, Nova Scotia, B0K 1N0

MUSIC | Dana Jefferson and Friends

Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:30 AM 9:30 AM

Dana Jefferson has become a popular attraction at Big Al’s in Tatamagouche, featured regularly as Friday evening entertainment. He draws on an extensive repertoire to appeal to all, with the help of 2 and sometimes 3 accomplished guitar playing friends. Dana is humble and plays for the enjoyment. Come and hear the boys on stage at The Grace and it will be your enjoyment that is suitably enhanced. Tickets only $15 at the door or online at gracejollymore.com
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MUSIC | $15
Alycia Putnam and Family
Saturday, July 7, 7:30pm.

Since being inspired at the age of nine when she saw Natalie MacMaster in concert, Alycia Putnam has been working on her fiddle chops and a deep repertoire of foot-stompin’ tunes. The result of this dedication has been three solo albums and thousands of live performances spanning the globe from Pictou to Amsterdam, and back to Pictou.

Alycia’s most recent album, the much anticipated Wired for Sound, includes 13 tracks of traditional to more eclectic fiddle music and the immense talent of 10 of the province’s most well-known musicians.

Since her performing career took off in the late 90’s, Alycia has amassed a network of artists she regularly adds to her live performances depending on what’s needed for the gig. Her core family band (her dad, Robert, on guitar and her mom, Kelly, on bagpipes) can be expanded to feature percussion, bass, vocals, banjo, mandolin, and a suite of other sounds depending on who’s footing the bill. Regardless of the band’s composition, this live show has something for everyone and is a must-see for anybody who loves Cape-Breton-style fiddle music played by a mainlander.
Tickets only $15
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FILM | Albatros – The Film

Friday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Free Admission – Donations at the door – Thank You.

On a tiny island in the heart of the Pacific, a love story is unfolding. This film is an incredible, life-changing, and timely public artwork created by Chris Jordan.