Updates from Culture & Events

City of Nanaimo // July 2021

Left: Peter Achurch, Sea Bed 2020   Right: Joël A Prévost, Name Your Dog! 2020  Photos: Sean Fenzl

Artist Info Sessions: learn about two opportunities

Join us on Zoom for our upcoming information sessions about the Temporary Public Art Program and the Urban Design Roster. These two new opportunities to submit work are now open for applications!




More about the Temporary Public Art Program


URBAN DESIGN ROSTER ZOOM EVENT Wednesday, August 4, 7:00 PM 

More about the Urban Design Roster


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Music in the Park: 3 Tuesdays in August

This music series is designed to connect live audiences to some of Nanaimo's talent against the beautiful backdrops of our parks. All are welcome. All concerts are free events.

Photo by: Twin Fiddles and Cross Canada Fiddle

Tuesday, August 3, 4:30-5:30 PM
Twin Fiddles with Cross Canada Fiddle at Neck Point Park (Finn Beach)

Bring a blanket or chair and join us, rain or shine, for a free live music event. Twin Fiddles is Saskatoon-based fiddle player JJ Guy along with Order of Canada recipient Gordon Stobbe of Seaforth, NS. They present a highly entertaining and varied show that draws on fiddle traditions from around the world. They are joined on stage by Nanaimo’s own Geoff and Trish Horrocks of Cross Canada Fiddle.

Photo by: Alexandra Lee & Erin Lawson

Tuesday, August 17, 6:00-7:00 PM
Alexandra Lee & Erin Lawson at Richards Marsh Park

*Please note* This is a walk through experience! Come with your walking shoes and explore the trail and boardwalk at Richards Marsh Park. The music will float and resonate through the space and can be enjoyed from the multiple walking trails in and around the marsh. This live music event features cello performance by Alexandra Lee and vocals by Erin Lawson. Cellist Alexandra Lee is an instructor at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music and Associate Principal Cellist with the Vancouver Island Symphony. Joining her is mezzo-soprano Erin Lawson, a new member of the faculty of the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music.

Photo by: Theo Massop

Tuesday, August 24, 6:00-7:00 PM
Theo Massop at Colliery Dam Park

Bring a blanket or chair and join us, rain or shine, for a concert by Theo Massop. Performing near the washroom building, Theo draws from the styles of acts such as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle. His musical approach combines flavours of reggae, blues, folk, country and straight-ahead rock, all performed without pretension and from the heart.


More about the Music in the Park Series

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