Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival takes on magical theme with “Wizards and Wonders” Sept. 13 & 14 Riverside Park

 August 28, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC — Whether Harry Potter or Merlin, most kids would agree that you can never have too many wizards. Join us at the 20th annual Kamloops Children’s Arts Festival on September 13-14 and be part of this “magical” event. The Festival gives all children in the Kamloops area, ages 2 and up, the chance to try out different art forms. Unlike the majority of kids’ festivals in the province, thanks to sponsors and supporters, the Kamloops event is completely free.   Friday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 …


It’s the final week of X Fest

 July 30, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, The Arts /  No Comments

X Fest is in their last week of the festival, have you come and seen their shows yet? They’ve had such a successful season this year, both Jack and the Beanstalk by Randi Edmundson and Cinderella by Mike Kenny have been enthusiastically received. The audience members have had wonderful things to say about the shows, and X Fest is so thankful for all the support from our returning and new patrons this year! If you haven’t had a chance to see either show yet, you have until August 2nd for Jack and …


X Fest: We’re Halfway through the Festival

 July 26, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  The Arts /  No Comments

X Fest 2019, featuring Cinderella by Mike Kenny and Jack and the Beanstalkby Randi Edmundson have had a very succesfful first week. We have had raving reviews from audience members for both shows, and despite the rain and wind, it has been one of our most successful opening weeks in X FEST history! People have left our shows with lots of positive feedback, the other night a woman left saying “Great show! Awesome job! Loved it all!” and on social media we’ve had a great response as well, like a F …


Thank you to Everyone who donated to the Julia Appley-Mitra Arts Scholarship Fund

 July 9, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

On behalf of Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarship Fund, Kamloops Arts Council would like to thank all the Grade 12’s who applied and sent their application on May 31st, 2019. We are so grateful to each of you for following your dreams in the arts. We also want to honour this year’s passing of one of our founding members, art and community supporter, Julia Appley-Mitra. She touched so many lives with her passion for the arts, sense of humour and generous spirit. “Her initial involvement was with the Th …


Sagebrush Theatre Repairs Underway Immediately

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC – School District 73, the City of Kamloops and Western Canada Theatre are pleased to announce that work will commence immediately on the repairs to the Sagebrush Theatre roof. Engineering work has now concluded and local contractor A&T Project Development Inc. will begin work immediately. A & T was chosen through BC Bid to complete the work. In February 2019, a cracked roof truss was discovered, during a routine technical inspection leading to the closure of the facility for urgentl …


Chimera Theatre Presents the Second Annual Hydra Performing Arts Festival

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, BC – After the wildly successful inaugural festival last year, Chimera Theatre is excited to announce the second annual Hydra Festival of Performing Arts in partnership with Actors Workshop Theatre. Once again, we will be premiering a selection of twelve new works next month at the Actors Workshop Theatre. The Hydra Performing Arts Festival is a festival for theatre, dance, and music in Kamloops, BC. For our second year, we have an thrilling collection of new works by Kamloops artists …


Empire of the Son – The nationally acclaimed show comes to WCT

 April 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, The Arts /  No Comments

Up next at Western Canada Theatre is the not-to-be-missed Empire of the Son, a Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production praised across the country by audiences and critics alike, as ‘beautiful’, ‘surprising’, ‘humorous’, ‘innovative’, and ‘touching’. Empire of the Son is the story of two generations of broadcasters, and the radio silence between them. As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them revelled in communicating …


The Kamloops Symphony Concludes Their 2018-19 Season with Carnal Excess of Medieval Ritual and Vice

 April 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s concludes their 2018-2019 season with a performance filled with carnal excess of medieval ritual and vice when they present Carmina Burana on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm in the Oasis Church. Music director Dina Gilbert has described the season as “a celebration of the people and traditions that give Kamloops its special flavour”, and like the start of the season Carmina Burana features a work by a BC composer; this time Nelson native Keiko Devaux. She is …


The KSO Will Take You Back To The 60s And Have You Feelin’ Groovy

 March 27, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Get ready to let your hair down, kick off your shoes, and get “Feelin’ Groovy” as the Kamloops Symphony and guest artist Jim Witter take you back in time to the 1960s with the music of Simon & Garfunkel. There are two performances of Feelin’ Groovy – The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm. Due to the ongoing repairs at Sagebrush Theatre, these performances have been moved to the Oasis Church on Rogers Way. The 60s were a time o …


Join The Kamloops Symphony For An Evening Of Scintillating Virtuosity

 March 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s next concert is Virtuosic Piano, an evening of scintillating virtuosity, taking place on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 pm. Due to the ongoing repairs to Sagebrush Theatre, this performance will be taking place in Oasis Church (formerly Calvary Temple) on Rogers Way. The first half of the concert features two Polish composers, Wojciech Kilar and Frederik Chopin. While Kilar may not be a household name like Chopin, his music has been included in many well-know …



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