Vi­brant an­glo cul­tural of­fer­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

We are lucky that ge­og­ra­phy serves us well cul­tur­ally. Apart from Mon­treal, we are the most blessed lan­guage mi­nor­ity in Canada as for the va­ri­ety of cul­tural of­fer­ings. Since the last decade, English movies are avail­able in Sher­brooke almost at the same speed that they are in Mon­treal.

We are less than a two hour drive from Mon­treal. Sher­brooke is a short drive away, not only for movies but also for the of­fer­ings at Cen­ten­nial.

Less known is Saint-Johns­bury King­dom County Pro­duc­tions, which of­fers qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment less than 45 min­utes from the bor­der. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Jay Craven, a re­nais­sance man if there is one, it showcases plays, mu­sic, bal­let. But lo­cated in the USA, fund­ing is a dif­fer­ent mat­ter than it is here.

Satur­day, it fea­tured Pink Mar­tini with the Von Trapps Fam­ily, next on the list is the leg­endary Preser­va­tion Hall Jazz Band and Big Easy icon Allen Tous­saint who will join forces for the first time ever for an evening of leg­endary mu­sic mak­ing. It’s a week­day event, on Oc­to­ber 21.

You can find more on th­ese of­fer­ings at: king­ and cen­ten­ni­althe­

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