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Fredericton Loves Culture: The third annual Culture Days launches on September 28-30

by on September 25, 2012

Nearly 7,000 free activities from a wide range of disciplines will take place in some 800 communities across Canada for the third annual Culture Days on September 28-30, 2012 including many activities here in Fredericton.

1.2 million Canadians participated in over 6,000 activities within the disciplines of visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and new media. Help us surpass that number this year by checking out what Fredericton has to offer from September 28-30:

LOTUS GARDEN JAZZ TRIP-HOP GUITAR (Friday, September 28, 2- 4pm)

Jazz guitarist Shaun Bartone presents jazz trip-hop overdubbed with his intuitive jazz guitar stylings; featuring ‘60s and ‘70s soul jazz sounds for your listening and dining pleasure.

Location: Café Loka, 343 York Street, Fredericton, NB.

FRENCH “5 à 7” AT THE JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB (Friday September 28, 5pm)

The Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne, in partnership with the Crowne Plaza-Lord Beaverbrook and the James Joyce Irish Pub, is presenting a French 5 à 7 (Happy Hour) on Friday September 28 at 5pm at the James Joyce Irish Pub, 659 Queen St. The two musicians from Moncton, Pierre-Luc Arseneau and Éric Landry, will entertain with their high-energy repertoire. Free admission.

(Saturday, September 29, 8:30-10pm)

This spine-chilling adventure into the art of writing scary stories will make your readers afraid to look under the bed. We’ll look at how to build suspense, make your readers’ skin crawl, build weird characters and things that make the heart pound, and create settings that make the ordinary seem supernatural. Biff will also read his terrifying story, The Ghost Cow of Killarney Lake. Bring flashlights, paper and pens or pencils. (Note: In spite of the scariness, this will be a family event.

Location:  Studio4Ward, 384 Queen Street (across from City Hall) Fredericton, NB


Three new exhibitions of paintings by Ann Balch, Stephen May, and Jonathan MacDonald begin Friday, September 28 and are on display until Sunday, October 21

Location: Gallery 78, 796 Queen St., Fredericton, NB

POETRY WEEKEND (September 29 & 30 at 11am, 2pm, and 8pm)

Poetry Weekend is an annual gathering of poets in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A great event for lovers of poetry and literature, this year’s poets include Nyla Matuk, Sue Sinclair, Nick Thran, Steve Noyes, Patrick Warner, Brian Bartlett, Matthew Tierney, Darren Bifford, Amanda Jernigan, Darryl Whetter, Jan Zwicky, Stewart Cole, Jim Johnstone, Shane Neilson, Jan Conn, Monica Kidd, and Matthew Henderson – just to name a few of the talented poets who will be reading!

Location:  Memorial Hall, Bailey Drive on the UNB campus.

Friday, September 28, 2012, 7-11pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10am-11pm
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 1-3pm

NB-ME is a Festival showcasing emerging musicians from around New Brunswick. Our vision with NB-ME is to provide emerging musicians with a rare and prominent venue, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium, to showcase their talents, while creating a unique experience for community members to celebrate artistic expression in a peaceful and hopeful environment.

This festival encourages individuals of varying backgrounds to attend, by extending free passes to all of our partner organizations who serve marginalized communities, and the 600+ clients they serve.

Location:  732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB


The Playhouse will be offering 90-minute guided tours that depart hourly between 1-4pm.  Tours include Front of House, backstage, lighting and sound demonstrations and a short “surprise” performance.  An accessible tour will be offered at 2pm.

Location:  Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen, Fredericton, NB.  First come, first served.

To learn more about Culture Days, please

For more information about Culture Days activities in Fredericton, click on the individual event titles to link directly to the website.

Connect with Culture Days on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube and join the conversation @culturedays on Twitter.



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