It’s been a year of planning, but here we are, about to dive into the creative work of making the River Clyde Pageant. We’re so excited to start rehearsals and workshops, and we wanted to share some important dates and upcoming events with you.
There are lots of opportunities to participate in this year's River Clyde Pageant! We are seeking performers, musicians, puppeteers and puppet builders, dancers, costume makers, stilt walkers and more. Production volunteers will also be needed. There are roles for all ages and levels of experience.
We are hosting two info sessions in the coming weeks, and we encourage you to attend one! These meetings will outline the process, the schedule, and the various opportunities for involvement, and will be a chance to ask any questions you might have about getting involved. The first meeting is in Charlottetown on May 29, from 2-4pm at the Schurman Family Studio at Confederation Centre for the Arts. The second meeting is in New Glasgow on June 5, from 2-4pm at The Mill. Here's the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/475239915998543/
The next thing on our schedule is our first stilt workshop! Ottawa-based stilt teacher Laura Astwood is leading a six-day workshop for people interested in performing on stilts in the Pageant. Laura will teach the group how to walk and move safely on stilts, and we will begin to create performance material on stilts together. The workshop dates are:
Saturday June 4 2pm-6pm
Sunday June 5, from 10am-1pm
Wednesday June 8 and Thursday June 9, from 6-9pm
Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12, from 12-4pm
To sign up for the workshop, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your age and contact information. We’ll get back to you with information on the location and other details.
And last but not least: We’re having a Fundraiser Garden Party and dinner at The Mill on Sunday June 26, from 3-8pm. There will be live music by Nick Doneff, Scott Parsons, Sarah Segal-Lazar, and local band Party Mix, as well as outdoor games and a delicious three course buffet dinner prepared by Emily Wells. Socializing, games and entertainment will happen throughout the afternoon, with dinner served at 6pm. Tickets are $50 per person and $100 for a family. Share a meal, share your New Glasgow stories, and meet some of the folks involved in the making of the Pageant. Mark your calendars – we’ll have more info on tickets and reservations in the coming weeks.
If you can’t make it to the Garden Party, but have stories, recollections or anecdotes related to Island rivers and waterways, please get in touch with us via email. We’re gathering material for possible use in the Pageant, and your stories could be part of that!
We look forward to seeing you soon – at an info session, at our garden party, in rehearsal, or at the performance!