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FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS SEEKS VENUES

December 8, 2015 – The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from community based rural halls to host components of the PEI Festival of Small Halls, to take place from June 14 to 27, 2015.

The festival seeks enthusiastic rural community halls willing to work with Small Halls Inc. to provide high quality entertainment in our treasured community centers from tip to tip on the Island, and provide concert goers with an authentic rural, PEI experience.

“It is our intention to provide a high degree of cooperation with the community halls in order to provide an incomparable, cultural experience to our concert goers,” says Chad Stretch, new Chair of the Board of Directors for Small Halls Inc., the organizer of the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls. “Our staff will be available at all times to work with hall volunteers and staff to answer questions and assist these venues in the rolling out of this fantastic event.”

Expression of Interest documents (including criteria for hosting) and application forms are now being distributed to small halls across PEI. If a hall has not received the documents by email, please visit www.smallhalls.com or contact the festival office at 902-892-2308 or email debbie@smallhalls.com. Deadline for application forms is 5pm on Friday, January 9, 2015.

It must be noted that the local organizing committee may not necessarily be a rural hall, but can be an existing group with organizing experience, an adequate volunteer base, and the ability to utilize a local hall and fulfill the criteria outlined in the Expression of Interest document.

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls staff will be responsible for programming all stages, booking the performances, paying performers, providing travel and accommodations where necessary, marketing the festival and providing all production including technicians and stage management for the concerts.

The event organizers are making every effort to make the halls aware of the application process, however it is possible that the planners do not have current contact info for every hall. If a hall would like to participate but doesn't receive notification via email, it is up to each individual hall to contact the festival office.

The first PEI Festival of Small Halls was produced by Small Halls Inc. and presented June 14 to 22, 2008 and has been held in June for five years after that. The festival brings together musicians, dancers, artists, traditional music fans, and community hall committees to celebrate exceptional music, art, and dance in many small rural halls.

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For more information, contact:

Debbie Atkinson or Jennifer Campbell

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls

902-892-2308debbie@smallhalls.com

 

Small Halls Tours Jake's Gift

Julia Mackey as Susan in Jakes Gift

JAKE'S GIFT PRESS RELEASE PE NOV 25-28 2014

From November 25th to November 28th 2014, Small Halls Inc. will be bringing the multi-award winning play, Jake’s Gift, to schools and communities around Prince Edward Island.

This 65 minute one-woman show tells the story of a Canadian WW2 veteran who reluctantly returns to Juno Beach for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day to find the grave of the brother who never came home. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll leave with a gut wrenching appreciation of the sacrifices made for our country. This is a show every Canadian should see. Jake’s Gift is a moving and powerful tribute to our Veterans. In recognition of our service persons, Small Halls is offering a $5 per ticket discount for anyone who has ever worn a service uniform.

The play is written and performed by BC-based playwright and actress Julia Mackey, and is Directed by award winning actor and illustrator Dirk Van Stralen. Jake’s Gift was inspired by Julia’s own journey to Normandy, France, for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in June 2004. Jakes Gift has toured to over 200 communities across Canada including stops in the US, the UK, and most recently back to Normandy, France, for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Since 2007, this surprisingly funny drama has been receiving rave reviews and capturing the hearts of Canadians right across the country. Recently, Julia passed her 750th performance of Jake’s Gift.

This tour of Jakes Gift is brought to you by Small Halls Inc. with the participation of the Government of Canada.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO THE LOCAL LEGIONS: Following each performance, Julia Mackey will make a special presentation to local Legion Branches on behalf of the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation. Since Fall 2011, Juno Productions has been presenting Legions across Canada with a special print commissioned by the CFHF called, Fallen Heroes. For more information about the foundation please visit their website: www.canadianfallenheroes.com

POPPY TRUST FUND: Following each performance, Jake’s Gift button packages will be on sale for $5.00 per package. 100% of the profits will be donated to Poppy Trust Fund of each community. Since 2010, Juno Productions has raised over $27 000.00 for Poppy Trust Funds across Canada.

 

VENUES AND SHOW DATES AND TIMES FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

Nov 26 • King’s Playhouse Theatre, Georgetown, PE @ 7:30 PM

Nov 27 • Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside, PE @ 7:30 PM

Nov 28 • Carrefour de L’Isle-Saint-Jean, Charlottetown, PE @ 7:30 PM

 

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets are just $20 (all taxes and fees included)

Small Halls Inc. would like to offer a discount of $5 for any active or retired member of service. To redeem the discount please contact Jennifer below and have your Military ID number ready.

For ticket purchase information please contact Jennifer at Small Halls at 902.892.2308 or via email at jennifer@smallhalls.com. Online ticket purchase information is listed on the following sites: Small Halls website www.smallhalls.com & Jakes Gift website www.jakesgift.com                  

Small Halls Inc. Notice of Annual General Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 19th, at 5:30pm

Where: 161 Maypoint Plaza, Charlottetown, PE. C1E 1X6

Please RSVP to Jennifer@smallhalls.com, or call for more information at 902-892-2308

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Seeking Artistic Director for 2015 Festival of Small Halls

Small Halls Inc. is seeking an Artistic Director for the 2015 PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls.

More info can be found at http://www.smallhalls.com/ or by calling 902-892-2308.

Closing date Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4pm. Electronic submissions only.

Spotlight PEI Lights up The Mack in August

For Immediate Distribution

July 29, 2014


Spotlight PEI Lights up The Mack with The Meds, Paper Lions, Catherine MacLellan, and more!


Best of the Island Concert Series continues each Saturday night in August


(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - Spotlight PEI presents the hottest names from the Island's booming music scene on Saturday nights at Confederation's Centre intimate cabaret theatre, The Mack.


The best of the Island concert series continues this month with a rare sit-down show from globe-trotting pop-rockers Paper Lions, a reunion of Dennis Ellsworth and Haunted Hearts, a rock night from Charlottetown buzz-band The Meds, and a very special new album launch from Catherine MacLellan. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.


Charlottetown pop-rockers, The Meds are on deck tomorrow night with opening act, P.E.I. rising star, Dylan Menzie. The Meds are riding high on the success of their recent full-length release South America and it's included the single 'Running the Edge Down' which hit No. 1 on the East Coast Countdown. Earlier this week four-piece band was selected from over 1,200 artist submissions to be the opening act at next month's New Glasgow Jubilee in Nova Scotia. They will share the stage with the Sam Roberts Band, Steven Page, Danko Jones, and others.


Fellow ECMA-award winners Dennis Ellsworth and Haunted Hearts reunite for a concert on August 16, Paper Lions play August 23, and a very special new album launch for Catherine MacLellan recording, The Raven's Sun is set for August 30.


As a special promotion, concertgoers can purchase a ticket package for any three of the Spotlight PEI series for $60 plus tax, and even add an additional fourth show for just $20. Tickets for shows are available at the Confederation Centre box office at (902) 566-1267 and toll free at 1-800-565-0278, or online at charlottetownfestival.com. Appreciation is extended to the title sponsor of Spotlight PEI, Sirius Satellite Radio.


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