Events

Educating Rita

Valley Summer Theatre’s second play of 2012 will be the award winning comedy  Educating Rita.  Written by Willy Russell, the author of a number of hit plays including Shirley Valentine, the play tells the story of Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit who is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrols at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down.  Educating Rita is a unique take on a classic story people may recognize from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion or perhaps My Fair Lady. …
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There IS a cure for the Summertime Blues

On Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th, music lovers will gather once again at the Fox Mountain Camping Park (6126 Aylesford Road) for the Valley’s newest rocking tradition, SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2!  This two-day event featuring 20 acts from: NL, NB, NS and PEI, embraces East Coast blues and exposes the great talent our region has to offer. SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2 promises to be the cheapest weekend of quality entertainment in the Maritimes this summer with weekend passes costing just $40 (day passes are $22.60). It’s also an event of few rules (but much respect). You’re allowed to…
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The Acoustic Maritime Music Festival

July 20, 21 & 22nd, 2012   |   5701 Hwy 215, Kempt Shore, Hants County, NS This is the eighth year for the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival and every year it gets bigger and more exciting. The Festival site overlooks the beautiful Minas Basin with 1000 feet of beach frontage and 20 acres of camping sites. This year we have already booked: Russell deCarle (Prairie Oyster lead singer), J P Cormier, Matt Minglewood, Doris Mason, Lennie Gallant, The Saddle River String Band, The Hupman Brothers, Irish Mythen, Ryan Cook, Rob Lutes, Mike Milne, The Stone Sparrows, Ian Sherwood, and more to…
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Blossom Blues

Anyone who was at last year’s event knows that the Hupman Brothers Band can bring it!  This seven piece band, built around the perennial favourite duo of Scott and Ryan Hupman, features an incredible lineup of great performers.  Ian Sherwood, vocals, guitar, saxophone, who recently received the Best Male Artist Award at the International Acoustic Music Awards, Caleb Miles, long appreciated by fans across the Valley and beyond, recently released his new solo CD, Strange Weather.  And other members, all with excellent musical credentials, make this band the hottest in the Valley and a great act for the Blossom Blues Concert.  Opening…
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FISHING by Jeremy Webb

In Fishing, Jeremy Webb plays Paul Fisher; a 40-something, single, newspaper cartoonist. He has a failed marriage behind him and a history of ‘going-nowhere’ relationships. Although he assumes there is no hope; he is not alone. He is persuaded by his boss to join the global internet dating site ‘Gone-Fishing.net’. Somehow Paul manages to get seven “nibbles” and arranges seven ‘dates’ in seven days. FISHING is about a week in the bizarre world of internet dating. One in five relationships now start on the internet, but every date arranged over cyberspace is potentially hazardous to your health. At the end of…
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