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Psychedelic rock duo Anunnaki - bassist Dave Read and drummer Arlen Thompson (from left) - has released its eighth record, ‘Martyr of Alexandria.’ (Photos courtesy Jason Felker)

Nanaimo psychedelic rock duo pays tribute to Egyptian philosopher on new EP

Anunnaki honours murdered fifth century scholar Hypatia with ‘Martyr of Alexandria’

Psychedelic rock duo Anunnaki - bassist Dave Read and drummer Arlen Thompson (from left) - has released its eighth record, ‘Martyr of Alexandria.’ (Photos courtesy Jason Felker)
Nanaimo country singer Joel Lee has released his third single, ‘This Party Ain’t Over.’ (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan/Concept Photography)

Nanaimo country singer keeps the party going with new song, music video

Joel Lee’s latest single is ‘This Party Ain’t Over’

Nanaimo country singer Joel Lee has released his third single, ‘This Party Ain’t Over.’ (Photo courtesy Lance Sullivan/Concept Photography)
Mary Ann Richards and Dirk Huysman of D’dance Glass studio are taking part in their 10th Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour. (Photo courtesy Blair Mann)

Gabriola Arts Council presents 25th annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour

In-person event returns after tour was presented online last year due to COVID-19

Mary Ann Richards and Dirk Huysman of D’dance Glass studio are taking part in their 10th Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour. (Photo courtesy Blair Mann)
Nanaimo writer Robert Hilles’ new releases include a book that takes place across two time periods and a book of poetry inspired by the Chernobyl disaster. (Photo courtesy Rain Hilles)

Nanaimo author presents poetry and prose in online double book launch

VIU creative writer prof Robert Hilles to unveil latest releases via Zoom

Nanaimo writer Robert Hilles’ new releases include a book that takes place across two time periods and a book of poetry inspired by the Chernobyl disaster. (Photo courtesy Rain Hilles)
Stz’uminus artist Daniel R. Elliott examines his painting ‘Red Herring,’ one of the pieces on display in his Winds of Change exhibit at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Indigenous artist ponders colonialism and reconciliation in VIU exhibit

Daniel R. Elliott of Stz’uminus First Nation presents ‘Winds of Change’ at Malaspina Theatre

Stz’uminus artist Daniel R. Elliott examines his painting ‘Red Herring,’ one of the pieces on display in his Winds of Change exhibit at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-based poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé is concluding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ series with a performance at the Brannen Lake boat launch. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery wraps up Millstone River-themed summer event series

Poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé to perform at Brannen Lake boat launch

Nanaimo-based poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé is concluding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ series with a performance at the Brannen Lake boat launch. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Playwrights Dante Ambriel, Blaine Nosworthy and Joy Dubé are showcasing work at Western Edge Theatre’s Swipe Right! Digital Theatre Festival. (Photos courtesy Ashley Ross/Tashi Draper/Sharmila Xavier)
Playwrights Dante Ambriel, Blaine Nosworthy and Joy Dubé are showcasing work at Western Edge Theatre’s Swipe Right! Digital Theatre Festival. (Photos courtesy Ashley Ross/Tashi Draper/Sharmila Xavier)
A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New welcome totem pole installed at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park

15-metre pole by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown features a matriarch, orca, bear and eagle

A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Jasmine Dorion, manager, and Robert Welbourne, a longtime employee at COCO Café, offer coffee, doughnuts, meals and more for patrons of the restaurant in Cedar. COCO Café was voted Best Community-Minded Business as well as Best Catering Company in this year’s Best of the City survey. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Best of the City: Café helps build sense of community

COCO Café voted Best Community-Minded Business in its 10th year of operation in Cedar

Jasmine Dorion, manager, and Robert Welbourne, a longtime employee at COCO Café, offer coffee, doughnuts, meals and more for patrons of the restaurant in Cedar. COCO Café was voted Best Community-Minded Business as well as Best Catering Company in this year’s Best of the City survey. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The City of Nanaimo is de-accessioning Underwater Fantasy, a mural by artist Dan Richey that has decorated the Maffeo Sutton Park toilet block for the last 16 years. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo to paint over Maffeo Sutton Park bathroom mural

‘Underwater Fantasy’ mural was first installed in 2005

The City of Nanaimo is de-accessioning Underwater Fantasy, a mural by artist Dan Richey that has decorated the Maffeo Sutton Park toilet block for the last 16 years. (City of Nanaimo image)
The Narissa Young Trio – pianist Scott Arkell, singer Narissa Young and bassist Rick Kilburn – perform at the Port Theatre on Sept. 26. (Photo courtesy Francois Savard)

Nanaimo jazz singer takes on five languages in multilingual concert

Narissa Young and her band present ‘Trio Euro’ at the Port Theatre

The Narissa Young Trio – pianist Scott Arkell, singer Narissa Young and bassist Rick Kilburn – perform at the Port Theatre on Sept. 26. (Photo courtesy Francois Savard)
Nanaimo musician Nico Rhodes is presenting a four-part series at the Port Theatre celebrating the local artistic community. (Photo courtesy Wilson Pascoe)

Nanaimo musician hosts series celebrating arts community at the Port Theatre

Nico Rhodes to bring together artists from various fields to create and converse

Nanaimo musician Nico Rhodes is presenting a four-part series at the Port Theatre celebrating the local artistic community. (Photo courtesy Wilson Pascoe)
VIU professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’ as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series. (Photo submitted)

VIU begins fall lecture series with talk about representation of women artists

Professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’

VIU professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’ as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series. (Photo submitted)
Yvonne Vander Kooi, Cheryle Harrison, Marie Leduc, Jesse Birch and Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun (clockwise from left) are the members of the City of Nanaimo Art in Public Spaces Working Group. (Photos courtesy Kim Smythe, Adam Kennedy/f8 Photography, Bulletin file photos)

City of Nanaimo puts together public art advisory group

Five people with diverse art backgrounds to review proposals and sit on selection panels

Yvonne Vander Kooi, Cheryle Harrison, Marie Leduc, Jesse Birch and Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun (clockwise from left) are the members of the City of Nanaimo Art in Public Spaces Working Group. (Photos courtesy Kim Smythe, Adam Kennedy/f8 Photography, Bulletin file photos)
Gabriola Island-based writer Libby Gunn has been long-listed for the CBC Non-fiction Prize for her short story ‘Whitefish.’ (Photo courtesy Diane Simpson)

Gabriola Island writer long-listed for CBC Non-fiction Prize for second time

Libby Gunn ponders connection to land and family in short story ‘Whitefish’

Gabriola Island-based writer Libby Gunn has been long-listed for the CBC Non-fiction Prize for her short story ‘Whitefish.’ (Photo courtesy Diane Simpson)
Vancouver Island Symphony artistic director and conductor Pierre Simard said the 2021-22 VIS season will celebrate the members of the orchestra. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann/HA Photography)

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Symphony announces 2021-22 season

Season to include documentary film, collaboration with past poet laureate

Vancouver Island Symphony artistic director and conductor Pierre Simard said the 2021-22 VIS season will celebrate the members of the orchestra. (Photo courtesy Dirk Heydemann/HA Photography)
On Sept. 18 Chilliwack-based ceramic artist Laura Wee Láy Láq will give an artist talk at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, which is currently displaying some of her work. (Bulletin file photo/Laura Wee Lay Laq)

Potter discusses practice, ‘honouring the earth’ at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Chilliwack artist Laura Wee Láy Láq has work on dislplay in gallery’s current exhibition

On Sept. 18 Chilliwack-based ceramic artist Laura Wee Láy Láq will give an artist talk at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, which is currently displaying some of her work. (Bulletin file photo/Laura Wee Lay Laq)
Andrea Rodall, Wendy Alexander, David Gibbons, Shanté van Horlick, Hayley Crittenden (from left) and Michael MacKinnon (not pictured) perform in Opera Nanaimo’s upcoming Voices on the Lake concert. (Photo courtesy Carol Fetherston)

Opera Nanaimo presents outdoor lakeside concert

‘Voices on the Lake’ to be held at The Inn on Long Lake

Andrea Rodall, Wendy Alexander, David Gibbons, Shanté van Horlick, Hayley Crittenden (from left) and Michael MacKinnon (not pictured) perform in Opera Nanaimo’s upcoming Voices on the Lake concert. (Photo courtesy Carol Fetherston)
Kelt Eccleston, Margo Milton, Mark Hellman and Colleen Eccleston (clockwise from top-left) are starring in the upcoming historical musical revue ‘Flotsam and Jetsam.’ (Photo courtesy Mary Desprez)

B.C. history gets musical treatment at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre

The Other Guys Theatre Company presents ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’

Kelt Eccleston, Margo Milton, Mark Hellman and Colleen Eccleston (clockwise from top-left) are starring in the upcoming historical musical revue ‘Flotsam and Jetsam.’ (Photo courtesy Mary Desprez)
Nanaimo hip-hop artist Details performs at the Queen’s on Sept. 17 as part of a CD release show for his new album, ‘Kingdom.’ (Photo courtesy Danielle Nicholson)

Nanaimo hip-hop artist explores multiple genres on new CD

Details unveils ‘Kingdom’ at album release show at the Queen’s

Nanaimo hip-hop artist Details performs at the Queen’s on Sept. 17 as part of a CD release show for his new album, ‘Kingdom.’ (Photo courtesy Danielle Nicholson)