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Special Edition - Alberta Culture Days!


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To our Members:

Alberta Culture Days 2012 are upon us!

Alberta Culture Days, which is part of the Canada-wide Culture Days movement, is a three-day celebration of Alberta’s unique blend of peoples and passions and the importance of arts and culture to building healthy and vibrant communities.

Now in its fourth year, Alberta Culture Days is spearheaded by the Government of Alberta and runs throughout the province on the weekend of September 28, 29 & 30. The event includes activities of all sizes, from impromptu sidewalk chalk art exhibitions to black tie symphony concerts – featuring something for everyone!

Theatre Alberta and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta are partnering up for an event this Saturday, September 29. The Theatre Alberta Library is hosting an open house from 10:00am to 3:00pm – come by to browse through our collection and meet our staff. At 1:00pm two fantastic Alberta playwrights – Nicole Moeller and Katherine Koller – will read from their work and answer your questions about playwriting in Alberta.

We hope to see you on Saturday! Bring your friends! More info here.

~ Theatre Alberta


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Theatre Alberta is located on the 3rd Floor of the Percy Page Centre:
11759 Groat Road, Edmonton AB, T5M 3K6

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2012 Alberta Culture Days

There are exciting events happening across the province all weekend! And not just theatre – visual art, dance, music of all stripes, children’s activities, film, multimedia… the list really goes on and on!

We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a couple of very cool events to get you excited about all the possibilities this upcoming weekend. Please note: this is just a selection of the thousands of unique opportunities happening around the province.
Click here to find those near you.

In Calgary, Miskanawah Cultural Celebration – Aboriginal Drum Circle on Friday, September 28, 2012. Lead by D'arcy Turning Robe, this session offers a unique opportunity to experience the spirit of the drum and the joy of singing together. Hand drums will be provided.

In Lacombe, the launch of a new arts and culture festival called “Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival” featuring music, visual arts and theatre. Runs the entire weekend.

In Grande Prairie, Third Annual Wearable Art Show Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 5pm – Free Showing! Back by popular demand, this high-energy event shines a spotlight on contemporary art in Grande Prairie. The event will feature a catwalk style showing of wearable art pieces created by local artists. The 7pm showing also includes refreshments and a performance by local hoop dancer Amanda Syrdya. Select pieces will remain on display at the Centre for Creative Arts for the duration of the weekend.

In Edmonton, Theatre Boot Camp: Movement/Dance, Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Citadel Theatre in the Shoctor Theatre Lobby. Join us for a 30-minute Theatre Boot Camp session featuring movement & dance. There are three times to choose from: 12:30 - 1:00pm, 1:15 - 1:45pm, and 2:00pm - 2:30pm.

Happy Culture Days from Theatre Alberta!

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Theatre Alberta Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of the Following Funders

Thank you for your commitment to the growth of theatre in Alberta!

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Edmonton Arts Council
City of Edmonton
Calgary Arts Development
City of Calgary

Theatre Alberta
3rd Floor Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

Phone: (780) 422-8162
Fax: (780) 422-2663
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