Marigold Cultural Centre, By Melanie Grant
Summer camp line-up revealed, registration underway
Deception: A Rock Opera opens at the Marigold Cultural Centre on May 28. It’s described as a multi-part storyline that includes cutting-edge technology, amazing visuals, expert artistry and a second-to-none soundtrack.
The Marigold Centre is showing another impressive line-up for the month of May. The shows just keep coming in and if the newest events listing is any indication, there’s no sign of slowing down.
There are two shows I’m keeping a special eye on. The first is Deception: A Rock Opera, playing on May 28. From the description, it sounds like an interesting mix of characters with varied stories to tell. The website describes the show as: "Deception – A Rock Opera includes a storyline told over multiple parts, cutting-edge technology with amazing visuals, expert artistry, partnered with a second-to-none soundtrack! It is a not-to-be missed theatrical experience.”
The next show I’m most looking forward to is Mo Kenney on May 30. I watched her show at Nova Scotia Music Week in Sydney and she stood out as one of the best new artists of the year. Pulling in three awards including Best Female Artist Recording of the year, she put on an amazing show the crowd was talking about all week. This is one of those, “I saw her before she got big” concerts.
The Marigold is launching its Summer Camps this week with a great selection of arts education for the children in your family!
We’re starting off the summer with Andrew Morrisey’s Musical Theatre Camp from June 25 to 27. Taking over from Leslie Lake Searle, Morrisey is going to put his special twist on the camp this year. Students will learn songs, scenes and dances; they’ll play theatre games and put together a show for friends and family. Designed for ages 9 to 14, this camp will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Morrisey is also leading a drama camp from July 28 to Aug. 1. Through making masks, learning scenes, projection and diction, exploring movement and voice, this drama camp is about students finding their limits and exceeding them. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., especially for ages 8 to 13.
Jillian Ritchie and Chelsea Thompson are back again this year with their Creative Kids Art Camp and we’re delighted to have them back. They’re teaching three weeks this year with different target ages. The weeks are as follows: July 28 to Aug. 1 for ages 6 to 10; Aug. 11 to 15 for ages 10 to 14; and Aug. 18 to 22 for ages 6 to 10.Young artists will have an opportunity to explore various mediums and styles of art, while using their individual talents to create their own masterpieces! Artists will dive into projects from drawing and painting, to sculpture and so much more. Creative Kids Art Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Marigold’s summer camp selection is expanding this summer with two brand new camps: Fiddle Camp with Lindsay Johnstone and No Fear Shakespeare Summer Camp with Sacha Brake.
Fiddle Camp for beginners is running from July 28 to Aug. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., while Fiddle Camp for intermediate players is running from Aug. 5 to 8 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a fiddle camp with hands-on lessons for beginners or intermediate fiddle players. Here’s your opportunity to learn basic skills, as well as broaden your musical ability with a variety of tune styles. Lindsay Johnstone, an accomplished fiddle player and recording artist, will lead the camp.
During the No Fear Shakespeare Summer Camp, Sacha Brake will lead students in exploring some of Shakespeare’s plays from the actor’s perspective. Students will learn how to find the rhythm and clues in the text and better understand and perform the work. Through group activities, students will explore character development, acting technique and the importance of collective teamwork in the theatre. The camp is open to ages 13 and up and is on from Aug. 11 to 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration in a Marigold summer camp can be done over the phone or in person at the Marigold Box Office, 902-897-4004. Join us for a fun and creative summer!
Melanie Grant is the fundraising coordinator and MacLellan and Moffatt Financial Art Gallery curator at the Marigold Cultural Centre. She lives in Truro. www.marigoldcentre.ca