Sackville’s Thanksgiving weekend kicked off on Friday night with a cozy double feature at Thunder and Lightning. With much of the student body having gone home for a weekend of family, feasting and festivities, the pub’s atmosphere was much more intimate and laid back than might be expected. With pints resting comfortably in hand, everyone […]

Art gallery opens up painting vault and conservation lab for one night “Usually you see exhibitions and everything is on the wall and looking perfect,” said Jane Tisdale, the Owens Art Gallery’s fine arts conservator. “It’s nice to see where that came from: where they’re stored [and] what kind of work they’ve had done to […]

A poignant, highly satirized look at the world of overachievers “Politics isn’t about policies – a candidate is elected on a story.” If you had to guess which punchy political drama’s charismatic lead this line came from, you probably wouldn’t choose The Politician’s Payton Hobart, a high schooler from a rich family in Santa Barbara […]

Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik music, early Catholic music and soundscapes ignite desire to learn more about Indigenous history Through an emotional project intended to represent the voices of Indigenous children who experienced residential schools, performers swept up their Sackville audience in a truly captivating concert in Brunton Auditorium on Friday evening. The project, titled How Do […]

A perfect mix of Austen-era aesthetics and modern romance ideals When you hear the words “Jane Austen” or “Pride and Prejudice,” what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, it’s images of bonnets and of women chasing wealthy husbands. While those elements are in the story of Pride and Prejudice, they are not what […]

Favourite indie folk band returns to Sackville for sold-out show Every corner of Thunder and Lightning Ltd. (T&L) was packed with people on Sunday as Sackville welcomed back a familiar town favourite. Great Lake Swimmers, a Toronto-based indie folk band, occupied the stage in an unforgettable, and very warm, Sunday Session. The dimly lit bar, […]

Commerce students host events downtown to promote art and culture Last Friday afternoon I found myself sitting downtown outside Tidewater Books, listening to Dr. Robert Lapp, an English professor, recite poetry to the street. This was just one of 10 events that the arts and culture marketing class hosted as part of the nationwide Culture […]

Many familiar musicians perform in annual weekend of early music at Mt. A This past weekend, the Mount Allison department of music welcomed guest musicians for the 15th annual Festival of Early Music in Sackville. The performers, many of whom performed on period-based instruments, included several ensembles who were returning to the Sackville Festival of […]

Clowning workshop brings sense of play and imagination to Mt. A “Clowns are not mimes, because mimes are liars.” This was one of the many pearls of wisdom dropped on Sunday, Sept. 29, when award-winning director, playwright and actor JB Vanier took over the Motyer-Fancy Theatre and adjacent rehearsal space for the day. Vanier works […]

Talks cover women in the field of live coding and female Russian composers A small crowd of music students and professors gathered in Brunton Auditorium last Friday to hear from two fourth-year music students who spent their summers researching two very different subjects. Emily Leavitt examined women live coders and their experiences in the workplace. […]