New Online Poetry Magazine!

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Poetry Gabriola Society is launching a brand new online magazine called CORVUS. Named after that cheeky genus of birds our logo hails from, CORVUS is being developed as an online forum for poetry, short texts, and images submitted by our members. That means that this is your opportunity to CAAWWWW!

This is a free, moderated forum for Poetry Gabriola members who wish to share. Simply send your work to info@poetrygabriola.com and keep your eyes open for the first issue. Please write CORVUS in your subject line.

Copyright and ownership of submitted works remain with the artist. By submitting work to CORVUS you are granting permission to Poetry Gabriola to publish your work ion our website. 

Visit CORVUS at http://www.poetrygabriola.com/corvus

 

 


Celso Machado - May 22 at the Phoenix Auditorium

celsoIs Celso Machado a musician or a magician? He may be both. As a guitarist, he's an exceptional and idiosyncratic exponent of the Afro-Brazilian tradition that has produced such similarly gifted artists as Bola Sete, Egberto Gismonti, and Celso's occasional collaborators Sergio and Odair Assad. On percussion, he's uniquely able to conjure up the sounds of the rainforest, leading his listeners into its enchanted depths through hypnotic rhythms and birdcall sound effects. This eclectic multi-instrumentalist has been a Canadian resident since 1989, but he's really a citizen of the world.

Please join us for the last concert in the 2010 Words & Music Series.

May 22, 2010 at 7:00pm

at the Phoenix Auditorium at the Haven

Tickets available online at http://www.poetrygabriola.com/words-and-music-2010  and at Artworks.


Earth Day Tomorrow

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear the NOW Orchestra with Kedrick James - What a fantastic show!  Victor Anthony's slideshow from the event will soon be posted on our gallery page but you can preview it now at: at http://www.flickr.com/photos/21965819@N04/sets/72157623757235601/show/

I've just had this message from GROWLS if you would like to know what is going on for Earth Day tomorrow:

EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES   TOMORROW THURSDAY, APRIL 22

1. BAGGING IT FOR THE PLANET-----VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CALL LIZ 247-8805 FOR DETAILS.

2, SMALL SPECIES SANCTUARY ---- GUIDED WALK WITH LAWRENCE   2PM

3. BIRD SONGS OF CANADA'S WEST COAST    WITH JOHN NEVILLE  ROXY 7 PM

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY AFTER ALL IT'S THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH.

 

Cheers

 

Hilary

 

 

 

EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES   TOMORROW THURSDAY, APRIL 22
 
1. BAGGING IT FOR THE PLANET-----VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CALL LIZ 247-8805 FOR DETAILS.
 
2, SMALL SPECIES SANCTUARY ---- GUIDED WALK WITH LAWRENCE   2PM
 
3. BIRD SONGS OF CANADA'S WEST COAST    WITH JOHN NEVILLE  ROXY 7 PM
 
 
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY AFTER ALL IT'S THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH.
 

 

 

EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES   TOMORROW THURSDAY, APRIL 22
 
1. BAGGING IT FOR THE PLANET-----VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING. CALL LIZ 247-8805 FOR DETAILS.
 
2, SMALL SPECIES SANCTUARY ---- GUIDED WALK WITH LAWRENCE   2PM
 
3. BIRD SONGS OF CANADA'S WEST COAST    WITH JOHN NEVILLE  ROXY 7 PM
 
 
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY AFTER ALL IT'S THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH.

Reminder: Kedrick and Now on Saturday

Hi All!

This is a quick reminder about Saturday's show - a rare opportunity to see spoken-word pioneer Kedrick James in performance with an 8-piece orchestra - the NOW Orchestra is bringing a stellar lineup to the island including saxophonist Coat Cooke, trombonist Brad Muirhead, trumpeter JP Carter, guitarist Chad MacQuarrie, bassist Tommy Babin, drummer Skye Brooks, and keyboardist/sound designer Patrick Pennefather.

NOW Orchestra tickets are ON SALE at ARTWORKS and ONLINE at http://www.poetrygabriola.com/words-music

I will be in Prince George until Thursday but if you have questions about the show please call Alex at 250-247-9665 or Kathy at 250-247-7314.
All the best - see you at the show!
Show: Saturday April 17 at 7:00pm 
At the Phoenix Auditorium at the Haven

Hilary

ps - please note the early start time - doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:10pm.


NOW Orchestra with Kedrick James - April 17

Dear Poetry Fans,

April is National Poetry Month and the Poetry Gabriola Society has a lot to celebrate! 

NEW Online Features!

Wreford of YesNode Creative and I have been working hard to add many new features to the Poetry Gabriola website, including this NEWSLETTER, a PGS BLOG, updated slideshows of events on the GALLERY PAGES, and most exciting of all, a brand new online MAGAZINE! This e-publication is called CORVUS - the Latin word for the genus that crows and ravens belong to, in honour of that little fellow who has come to be our mascot, and who is featured in the PGS logo. We all know our corvids and how talkative they can be so we thought this would be a great title for a raucus new magazine dedicated to the voices of our members! CORVUS will be a forum for Poetry Gabriola members to submit poems, songs, ideas, and images. Stay tuned for more information on this great development.

Big Poetry Concert Coming Up!

What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than with a concert that combines the incendiary visions of spoken-word pioneer Kedrick James with the equally explosive music of Vancouver’s NOW Orchestra? The third concert in Poetry Gabriola’s Words & Music series takes place at the Haven on Saturday (April 17).

Those who caught James’ wild performance at the 2007 Poetry Gabriola Festival know that he’s both a shamanistic explorer of mythical worlds and—as his ecstatic “Miracle Is a Beach” aptly indicates—the more familiar terrain of the B.C. coast. Meanwhile, those who’ve been following the Vancouver jazz scene are equally aware that, under saxophonist Coat Cooke’s direction, the NOW Orchestra is an all-star “little big band” that embraces the city’s most adventurous musicians.

In fact, after its Gabriola appearance, NOW is changing its name to Orkestra Futura, the better to reflect the forward-thinking approach taken by Cooke, trombonist Brad Muirhead, trumpeter JP Carter, guitarist Chad MacQuarrie, bassist Tommy Babin, drummer Skye Brooks, and keyboardist/sound designer Patrick Pennefather.

“Let’s go for the excitement,” says Cooke, who notes that his bandmates are bringing fresh elements from rock, funk, and electronic music to NOW’s jazz-based approach. “Let’s go for learning new things and trying new things. It’s 2010: I don’t want to be playing bebop, I don’t want to be playing rockabilly, I want to be trying to find a new language that really reflects where we are at today.”

Saturday’s concert also continues the saxophonist’s 20-year collaboration with James, who’s thrilled to be combining “the ideas of the words with the energy of NOW’s sound”. “There are points of exquisite synchronicity taking place here,” says the charismatic poet, “and I really feel this is a wonderful group of people to work with.”

Tickets for the NOW Orchestra with Kedrick James here: http://www.poetrygabriola.com/words-music