Off into the sun­set

Free, fam­ily-friendly se­ries at Vic­to­ria Park be­gins Aug. 22 with mu­sic, movies and art

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A new free, fam­ily-friendly event is be­ing launched Aug. 22 at Vic­to­ria Park in Char­lot­te­town.

The Vic­to­ria Park Cul­tural Pavil­ion will be the fo­cal point for the Vic­to­ria Park Sun­set Se­ries, fea­tur­ing five nights of mu­sic, movies and art from Aug. 22 to 27.

The se­ries will kick off on Tues­day, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. with a spe­cial mu­si­cal pre­sen­ta­tion by Lo­co­mo­tion at the pavil­ion. Lo­co­mo­tion is a mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion which fea­tures sto­ries of days gone by when trains once trav­elled through the com­mu­ni­ties, along the shore­lines and steamed through the coun­try­side of P.E.I. The mu­si­cal jour­ney, with nar­ra­tion and vo­cals un­der the di­rec­tion of Niall MacKay, also fea­tures Ken­dall Docherty on vo­cals and key­board, Peter Burke on vo­cals, gui­tar and har­mon­ica, Jimi Platts on vo­cals and lead gui­tar, Heartz God­kin on bass gui­tar, Brian Knox on vo­cals and drums and Brian Blac­quire on banjo.

The mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment con­tin­ues on Thurs­day, Aug. 24 with mu­sic by Is­land mu­si­cians Julia Dunn at 7:30 p.m. and The Beck Sis­ters at 8:30 p.m.

On Fri­day, Aug. 25, two fea­ture films will be played on a large out­door screen at the Vic­to­ria Park Cul­tural Pavil­ion. “Trolls” (2016) will play at 7 p.m. and the newly re­leased Dis­ney clas­sic, “Beauty and The Beast” will play at 8:45 p.m. Both films are rated PG.

Art in the Open, a free an­nual open air gallery high­light­ing Char­lot­te­town’s vi­brant art scene, will take place on Satur­day, Aug. 26, with fo­cal points at Vic­to­ria Park, the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre of the Arts, Vic­to­ria Row, Rochford Square and Con­naught Square. For more in­for­ma­tion on Art in the Open, visit www.artintheopen­pei.com.

The Vic­to­ria Park Sun­set Se­ries will con­clude on Sun­day, Aug. 27 with a song­writ­ers’ cir­cle be­gin­ning at 7 p.m., fea­tur­ing Mark Haines, Kin­ley, Dy­lan Men­zie and host Tara Ma­cLean.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. char­lot­te­town.ca/sun­set­series.php.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Tara Ma­cLean will host a song­writ­ers’ cir­cle on Aug. 27, the last event in the Vic­to­ria Park Sun­set Se­ries. The se­ries kicks off Aug. 22 in Char­lot­te­town.

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