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Nanaimo author sympathizes with misshapen produce in new children’s book

Lindsay Ford covers food waste, rejection and perfectionism in ‘Ugly Food’

Nanaimo singer makes most of newfound free time, releasing new book and EP

Laura Kelsey had been working on ‘Singing for a Mate in the Shadow of Merlins’ since 2017

Musicians in quarantine thank Nanaimo neighbours with backyard performance

Chamber orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons play for those in self-isolation

Gabriola artists’ meet-ups move online in response to COVID-19

Hundreds of visual artists and musicians turn to Facebook groups to share and create

Nanaimo artist creates and shares colouring book pages online for those in isolation

Pen and ink artist Nicholas May has begun live streaming his work via Facebook

Port Theatre expansion project halts following denial of $15.5-million grant

Plans for community performing arts centre have been ongoing for more than 30 years

Nanaimo teen singer Lauren Spencer-Smith releases new EP ‘Mixed Emotions’

Spencer-Smith is currently a contestant on reality TV show ‘American Idol’

Collage artist presents arctic glamour in live-streamed Nanaimo exhibit

Trisha Oldfield of Chemainus to show ‘Northern Dames’ at Gallery Merrick

Nanaimo children’s author pens series inspired by missionary work in Kenya

‘Miriam and her Rumbly Tummy’ is first in Kimberly Ngugi’s ‘Grace upon Grace’ series

VIU students launch 2020 edition of online magazine

‘Incline’ is the work of school’s online magazine production class

A traumatized RCMP officer tracks a serial killer in Nanaimo in new book

Local author John Dacombe releases ‘Unidentified Male: A Constable Amber Virtanen Mystery’

Crimson Coast Dance Society spring break camp goes online due to COVID-19

Body Talk dance workshops will be broadcast live on the internet

Nanaimo theatre companies seek play and script submissions

Yellow Point Drama Group, Western Edge giving opportunities to local theatre artists

Nanaimo poet releases book of surrealist environmental poetry

Kim Goldberg’s ‘Devolution’ features ‘bizarre, absurd, fantastical’ poems in a variety of styles

Nanaimo youth poet laureate, Nanaimo BCSPCA present youth poetry contest

Poets from age 11 to 18 have until March 30 to submit up to three poems each

Nanaimo musicians go from onstage to online amid COVID-19 pandemic

David Gogo to stream next performance, White Room launches video concert series

Vancouver Island Regional Library issues notices of layoff to most staff

VIRL closed all libraries on March 16 to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Nanaimo Art Gallery is latest cultural venue to close in response to COVID-19

Port Theatre, Nanaimo Museum, library branches among currently shuttered spaces

Gabriola Island’s Isle of the Arts festival postponed due to COVID-19

Gabriola Arts Council exploring ‘virtual means to connect around art’