NQ Event: Sharing the Stage

October 2018

Sharing the Stage: Memorial University and the Arts Community in NL

It seems like everyone you meet here is an artist…

Newfoundland and Labrador punches above its weight when it comes to arts and culture. From comedy and theatre, to music and writing, the arts of this province have helped make Newfoundland and Labrador creativity famous from coast to coast.

While there may be something in the water, another thing that many arts initiatives have had in common is a connection to Memorial. From the culturally defining comedy of CODCO that was supported through Memorial Extension, to the scores of writing collectives that have emerged from the English Department, the partnerships between our arts communities and Memorial have enriched our sense of who we are as a province.

Join us for a conversation between some of the characters behind the initiatives, including Andy Jones, Greg Malone, Pam Hall, Melissa Barbeau, and Ian Sutherland as they discuss community university collaboration in the arts, today, yesterday, and into the future.

Tickets are $10 and are available at https://event-wizard.com/events/SharingTheStage/

All proceeds will go directly to NL artists and writers through NQonline.ca.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the event, with music provided by Mary Barry.

We’d like to thank our sponsor, Alt Hotel St. John’s for their support!

This event is being presented as part of People, Place, and Public Engagement, a conference about community-university collaboration. For more information, please see www.mun.ca/publicengagement/pppconference.

Image by Pam Hall.

Seeing Through Glass, Plastic and Ice

BY Matthew Hollett

When I signed up for my first photography class in art school, my dad rummaged around in the basement and placed a heavy leather case in my hands. I unbuckled it to find his old 35mm camera, a Zenit EM. It had an enormous dent above the lens, as if it had deflected a bullet, and its selenium light meter, mysteriously, did not require batteries.

Dan of the Galapagos (4 of 7)

BY Monica Walsh

Dan is always the nice guy. He is always the one who does the favours, the one who doesn’t’ get the girl, the one who is last to be chosen and first to be bossed around. But that night in Ropewalk Lane, he walked home a different man.