Art is alive at Hawthorn elementary

Hawthorn School Dartmouth - Art Show

In these days of school budget cuts and non existent art programs for kids, there is an amazing school in the HRM, Hawthorn Elementary School in Dartmouth. http://www.hes.ednet.ns.ca/ . Hawthorn is putting on a massive Children's Art Exhibit. Coordinated by teachers, parents and students of Hawthorn, this show features sculpture, pottery, illustration, and painting; an impressive array of mediums covered from every class in the school. You only have one more day to take in the annual Children's Art Exhibit at Hawthorn Elementary School in Dartmouth. Come down and show your support and know that the creative spirit still lives. It's home is Hawthorn.

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Titanic: The Untold Story

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The play features two stories - both revolving around the infamous sailing of the RMS Titanic - one hundred years ago. One, the story of Joseph Phillipe Laroche (played by Conrad Caton) - whom, legend has it, was the only black man to board the ship with his French family. And the second, the legendary refusal of World Boxing Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson (played by Anthony Sherwood) to ride the vessel because of his skin colour.

These two unlikely friends regale the audience with the exchange of their tales to each other. While Laroche, from a wealthy Haitian family, is extremely proper and refined in the recounting of his experience, Johnson brings colour, passion and, at times, a welcomed breath of comedic relief. Caton and Sherwood become these historical men leaving no doubt in the minds of the audience. Playing off each other as well as engaging the audience in their walk down memory lane, the audience gets to know the men as they bond over their very personal stories. A truly fantastic performance by all.

A minimalist production is all that's needed with these two men on stage and their larger-than-life personalities unfolding before your eyes. A great evening of great theatre mixed with history and a lot of heart. A definite must-see for theatre lovers, history buffs, and any fans of great acting! And 2012 marks the centennial anniversary of the Titanic's only voyage.

Titanic: The Untold Story is happening from now until April 10th at the Alderney Landing Theatre - on theDside! Worth every minute!

-Lee Cripps
(TheCriptykLee)

www.alderneylanding.com
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Lee Cripps is a Darkside native, videographer, editor and media artist. Follow her at @TheCriptykLee


 

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Long overdue retreat center in the works

The HRM is being given a gift. A gift being provided by Dartmouth resident Amy McNaughton in the form of a retreat center for woman. The first of it's kind in metro is planned for construction on Bissett Lake Road in Dartmouth.  The Meadow Transformational Centre for Women will be an open space for professional women who are looking to grow and expand their lives.

 

"It will be a place of transformation and personal evolution", McNaughton explains, "Clients of The Meadow Learning Centre would stay for a day or use overnight accommodations, on weekend or five day programs, participate in recreation, educational and personal service uses offered in the main building and in open space areas".

 

She coaches women to become the best that they can be, both professionally and personally.

During her travels in the U.S., McNaughton discovered that many women would like to come to metro to give workshops for other women, but had no central place to focus their work.

 

McNaughton says she is hopeful everything will go according to plan and the first building of The Meadow will be complete within two years.

"I believe that life should be effortless and that is what I am aiming to create for women who want to be more in their personal and professional lives."

 

For more information on The Meadow call Amy at 832-9332. Call with your support today. 

 

Source: http://www.halifaxnewsnet.ca/News/2012-03-27/article-2940325/Womens-retreat-planned-for-Dartmouth/1

 

 

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