Two Fools bringing back White Gables for two showings

Published on March 17, 2017

Arts Alive with Andrew MacGregor

It might still feel like winter but spring is just around the corner and with spring comes summer, and yes this might be looking a little ahead and being a little hopeful, however, with the cold and wind last weekend we all need a little hope.

Ship's Company Theatre in Parrsboro has announced their features for the upcoming summer season. The offerings include Pugwash, The Mystery Play, New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh, Redfish as well as Molly and the Oak Island Treasure. 

There will also be several other events and evenings including music and more. 

This evening Bella's is featuring the sounds of Drew Moore for St. Patrick’s Day while down Victoria Street at Duncan's Pub they will be hosting Dean and Mike for two hours starting at 4:30 p.m., followed by Kelvin Gould from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, the Readers Night Out Book Club takes over the library in Amherst for one hour beginning at 7 p.m. The lively discussion features a different book each month and March's book is Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. 

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday the Fashion Film returns with a screening of L'Amour Fou, which is a documentary on the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge.   

Early in the day on Wednesday, from 9 to 10 a.m. the Rise N' Shine Book Club book club meets to discuss Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian. 

On Thursday at the library in Springhill there will be an author reading by Elaine McCluskey. The Nova Scotian author will be reading from her latest book The Most Heartless Town in Canada. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and it gets underway around 7 p.m.

Some events in and around the area sell out and theatre productions by Two Fools are almost always guaranteed to sell out well in advance. 

With that in mind they have announced a weekend featuring encore performances of the White Gables. It happens Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, at the Scotia Room at the Wandlyn. Tickets are $20 for the no-holds-barred comedy and are on sale now (they might even be sold out already). They are available exclusively available at Buds to Blossoms on Victoria Street. 

This week is a week with less going on in arts, culture and heritage in the area so it is a great time to use some space to remind everyone that each week there are plenty of reasons to leave the house and go experience some arts and culture in the area including some of the items covered in this paragraph. 

Dick’s Jamboree hosts a night of music every Wednesday night at Heartz Hall at Trinity-St Stephen’s United Church at 7 p.m., on Thursdays it is open mike night at both the Old Warehouse Café and Duncan’s Pub.

So for musicians in Cumberland County there is no excuse not to get out there and get on stage, work on new songs or hone your craft.

Interested artists can participate in weekly lessons offered by The Sackville Art Association. The weekly lessons take place on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church, 14 Church St.

The cost is $10 per session and beginners are welcome. For additional information contact Laurell Hamilton at or phone 902-251-2619.


 Andrew MacGregor’s column appears weekly in the Amherst News.