Diverse topics being explored at North Shore festival

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TATAMAGOUCHE – A social justice festival aimed at sparking new conversations about relationships with each other and with the Earth will be held in Tatamagouche next weekend.

Festimagouche! Takes place Aug. 23 and 24 at the Tatamagouche Centre. The event will gather people of all generations from diverse walks of life to share and build their common hope for a just world. There will be workshops and conversation, artistic expression, food and music.

Through Saturday afternoon workshops, children’s programs and informal conversations, the event will provide participants with the opportunity to explore diverse topics such as theatre for community expression, recycled fabric art, justice-seeking 101, meditation and community conflict transformation. There will also be a ‘beer and hymns’ sing-along, led by Lloyd MacLean.

At 7 p.m., there will be a keynote address on the main stage, followed by a concert. Mike Velemirovich, co-author of “There is No Planet B: Promise & Peril on our Warming World,” will discuss global warming and examine the role the Conservative government is playing in it.

The main stage concert will feature Molly Thomason, Precision Drummers Squid and Lewis MacKinnon. Tickets are $25.

Festimagouche! will conclude on Sunday morning with a rising spirits celebration. Songs and stories representing the diverse cultures and spiritual traditions that call the Maritimes home will be shared, including Mi’kmaw drumming, Gaelic choir, Buddhist meditation and jazz and gospel singer Pat Watson.


Registration cost:

– 24-hour bracelet, includes workshops and concert – $40 (adults); $30 (students).

– Concert only – $25 (adults); $15 (students). 

– All events are free for children age 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult.

- Accommodations, campsites, meals and snacks are available onsite.

- For more information and to reserve your tickets visit www.festimagouche.com or call 902-657-2231 or toll free: 1-800-218-2220.


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