King’s Theatre Society Annual General Meeting
Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Come hear about the year that passed and plans for what’s to come.
2018 LIVE SEASON LAUNCH!!
A beautiful new documentary from Hungary about Lajos Kassai and the world-wide movement to revive the ancient art of archery on horseback.
This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerizing valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire in over 30 countries worldwide.
Director: Kaszás Géza
Cast: Kassai Lajos, Obrusánszky Borbála, Kassai Iskola növendékei
Documentary, Hungary, 115 min, 2016
Kassai has inspired a group of people in the Annapolis Valley to form their own horse archery club, the Seawinds Horse Archers, They are bringing Master Kassai to lead a training camp and competition in Nova Scotia in August. Senior Student Lance Bishop will do a small demonstration on the stage before the film on how the arrows are held and shot on a target. He will also display the small and unique horse archery saddle that he bought from Kassai.
The film will be preceded by a live archery demonstration by Canning farmer Lance Bishop, one of Master Kassai`s students
Directors & Writers: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thich Nhát Hanh, Brother Pháp De
“Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” — Laure Bonville, London Film Festival
G | | Documentary |
All tickets: $12 (includes HST)
Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware
9th Annual Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th 1PM to 4 PM in Market Square
The Atlantic Canada Rare & Unusual Plant Society Presents:
A Rare Seminar and Reception with Award Winning Photographer
“GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand”
Seminar 5pm (doors open to public at 4)
Reception with cash bar to follow at 6:30pm
Reception is catered by Paula Buxton of Leo’s Cafe
Tickets through King’s theatre Box Office
- All tickets $30.00 plus HST
GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand
Namaqualand is the semi-arid to arid region in the northwest corner of South Africa, comprising an area roughly the size of New Brunswick. Although Namaqualand has no defined political boundaries, it falls primarily within the province of Northern Cape. What makes it so remarkable botanically and striking visually is that it is the home of approximately 4000 plant species, most of which bloom within the same period of approximately one to two months (late July through early September), following the spring rains that normally begin in late April or May. (By comparison, the great spring floral displays of West Australia are comprised of far fewer species.) Although the spring rains can be very sporadic, most years they are sufficient to bring forth good to incredible floral displays, which may be apparent along the main north-south highway commencing around Vanrhysndorp and continuing north almost to the border with Namibia. However, the greatest discoveries are invariably made by persons who go slowly, wander along unpaved secondary routes and farm roads, then get out of their vehicles and walk in search of plant specimens in the highly varied, often rocky landscape.
Freeman first travelled to Namaqualand in 1980 and returned in 2018 for his 40th extended visit. For 25 years, beginning in 1982 he conducted four annual wild-flower workshops at the Kamieskroon Hotel in the little village of the same name. During this period he amassed what is unquestionably the world’s largest collection of photographs of Namaqualand in bloom, although the University of Stellenbosch has the largest picture collection of individual species. Also, through his educational efforts in conservation and preservation, he helped to initiate land purchases that eventually led to the creation of Namaqualand National Park, which begins across the road from the Kamieskroon Hotel and now extends 70km to the coast and outward from there to include 100km. of the ocean floor.
Beginning in 2007 and continuing to the present, Freeman has led a two-week wilderness camping tour in March (autumn), the first week from a base camp on the Atlantic coast in Namaqualand National Park, the second week in the Richtersveld National Park, the spectacular mountain desert in the far north of Namaqualand along the Orange River, the border with Namibia. Some years this trip also provides the opportunity to see and photograph varieties of March lilies, a few striking species that bloom in autumn, but send forth leaves only after the spring rains.
Namaqualand, the small village of Kamieskroon, and the little Kamieskroon Hotel have become Freeman’s second home. In this program he invites you to visit him there.
***All images copyright Freeman Patterson***
Ticket can be purchased the Box Office or by calling 902-532-7704, or online.
Note that a PayPal account is NOT required to purchase online.
All tickets are $30.00 plus HST.
A KING’S THEATRE RENTAL EVENT.
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.
- Doors open at 6pm, special treats, Velma’s bar and back deck.
- The Historic Gardens will provide ‘Garden Baby’ door prizes!
- The Champlain Garden Club will introduce the film
- Check out the garden-themed art in the lobby
Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English-style garden and summer estate.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.
General Admission at the Door.
$12 ($1 off with Film Buff card).
Doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm.
Last year’s Kitchen Party, hosted by SUSAN CROWE — one of Canada’s great singer-songwriters — and featuring a fabulous cast of local musical talent, was a barn-burning success. So we’re doing it again!
A fundraiser for King’s Theatre, the night will feature a joyous, roving celebration of music that starts on the street at 6pm, moves to the back deck at 6:45pm, and then onto the stage at 7:30pm.
Susan brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart back to the King’s Theatre stage where she will offer up a mix of her own classic songs in between showcase performances by local musicians.
- 6:00-6:45pm Bluegrass on the Street with Eclectica
- 6:15pm Doors Open; Special drinks and treats
- 6:45 Music on the deck with Carolyn Buck & David Chamberland
- 7:30 Showtime on Stage with Susan Crowe & Co, including Shalan Joudry, Shelley Marshall, Gregg Mazel, Taren Yelle, Duncan Draper, James Stevenson, and Caleb Miles
Find out more about the performers who will be contributing their talents to the big night!
SHALAN JOUDRY – Singer/songwriter
Shalan Joudry is a multi-talented artist who calls the community of L’sitkuk her rooting place. She was raised with Mi’kmaq philosophy and teachings about honouring the sacred relationships of balance, and holistic worldview. She’ll be performing some of her original music on stage.
SHELLEY MARSHALL – Stand-up comic and actor
Comedienne extraordinaire Shelley Marshall is a Toronto actor & writer who has recently relocated to Bear River. Her humour is unfiltered and powerful. This set will give audiences a hint of what’s to come in her full one-woman show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”, making its Nova Scotia premiere at King’s Theatre in August.
DUNCAN DRAPER acoustic bass, GREGG MAZEL – sax & TAREN YELLE – vocals
Greg Mazel is a multi-reed virtuoso on all the saxophones and bass clarinet who is originally from Providence RI and now based in Weymouth, NS.
Taren Yelle was born in Digby, Nova Scotia, and was raised on both coasts of the US. She is a versatile multi instrumentalist and band leader and as a vocalist, sings with a really fresh take on everything -jazz standards , R&B or blues. After performing for years in Kumamoto, Japan and throughout New England, Taren has happily moved back to ruggedly beautiful Sou’west Nova Scotia .
Originally from Massachusetts Duncan J. Draper lived in Northern California for 25 years and was a go-to -accompanist for modern dance companies and dance schools in the SF bay area. He incorporates his knowledge of piano ,percussion, acoustic bass and other instrumentation in his performances. He is delighted to discover that Greg Mazel and Taren Yelle, both world class musicians, could collaborate to form this new jazz trio.
JAMES STEVENSON BLUES BAND
JAMES STEVENSON – Guitar
James plays guitar with ease and grace in many genres from country, gospel to jazz. He has been recognized for his capabilities by a wide variety of audience at many events over the years. Born into a musical family in Annapolis Royal in 1940, he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 13.
CALEB MILES – Guitar
Since moving to the Annapolis Valley in 2005, Caleb Miles has established himself on the local scene as a formidable guitarist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, his stylistic diversity is displayed on three self-produced cds (Brickyard Road, Memory Well, and Strange Weather), blending blues, folk, country, roots-rock and pop.
DUNCAN DRAPER – Drums
ECLECTICA – Swing!
GEORGE SLOANE (Guitar) & ALEX CONSTABLE (Sax) will be performing on the street in front of King’s Theatre from 6:00pm – 6:45pm.
CAROLYN BUCK – Celtic fiddle
DAVID CHAMBERLAND – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Carolyn & David will be performing on the deck from 6:45-7:30pm.
Carolyn Buck is a fiddler based in Bear River, Nova Scotia. She has been playing celtic/traditional music for 18 years and forms part of the band Dulaman, also based in the Digby and Annapolis Royal area. Classically trained and a music teacher for almost 40 years, she is now enjoying an expanded repertoire that includes blues, bluegrass and pop accompaniment.
”Born and raised in Sherbrooke, Québec, David Chamberland has been performing since the age of fourteen. Always with energy and humour, this performer is known for connecting with his audience. Inspired by the people and the landscape of Nova Scotia, the province which has been his home for five years, David delivers an acoustic groove with warm vocals influenced by many musical genres.”
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
General Ticket Price: $32
Member Price: $28
All prices include HST.
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.
We are excited to welcome the wonderful DAVID MYLES back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 10th Annual Tournament of King’s!
THANKS TO OUR OFFICIAL CONCERT SPONSOR JUST US
Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club. But Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking. – No Depression
Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ tenth album, Real Love. You can hear them in the old-school Johnny Cash shuffle and lightning-in-a-bottle twang of “Night And Day.” They pull you by the hand and dance slowly to the swingy drums and ‘50s-era, Roy Orbison croon of “Easy.” With the rousing orchestral thrill of “Night After Night,” they sprawl out into simmering soul as Myles seethes at a lover who’s been running around with another. Over Real Love’s 13 tracks, written as razor-sharp as Myles’ signature suits, those roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting.
Just a few seats left! Please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704.
Friday September 7th at 7:30pm:
Tee-up concert at King’s Theatre with DAVID MYLES
Saturday September 8th at 9am:
Tournament of King’s at the NEW Fort View Golf Club, Annapolis Royal
One of the most popular tournaments in the Annapolis Valley, Tournament of King’s fills up quickly. Over the past ten years the tournament has grown to be one of the most successful golf events in the region. It’s now the major annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre. With thousands of dollars worth of prizes awarded every year, everyone is a winner.
MC & Guest Golfer DON CONNOLLY – Former host of CBC’s Info Morning
OPENING RECEPTION of EAST MEETS WEST, a joint exhibition between fibre artists in Annapolis Royal and Duncan, BC.
Join SOFAAR (Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River) and VISDA (Vancouver Island Surface Design Association) for a concurrent exhibition of work from both groups at the Portals Gallery in Duncan, BC and Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal, NS. Both groups will have opening receptions at the same time.
Come see the work and be part of a coast to coast Art Happening! .
Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required.
Flashmob performance will take place on Saturday September 15 at around 10am at the Farmer’s Market.
Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.