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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WTF: What The Folk! keeps FRIENDS close & ENEMIES even closer!!

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society Presents:
 
WTF: What The Folk! keeps FRIENDS close & ENEMIES even closer!!
folksongs . folktales . folkcraft . folklore

Friday, July 22nd
6:30pm Gathering and grabba cuppa
7:00 - 8:30pm – Performances
Just Us Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road
 
Our theme this week is
FRIENDS & ENEMIES & FAMILY TOO !
[ sometimes they’re one & the same ]


Simon and Garfunkel were HOMEWARD BOUND for a CELEBRATION with Kool & the Gang. It had been an arduous journey and they were famished! Unfortunately… it started raining cats & dogs just as they arrived.

Fortunately… Rihanna had an extra UMBRELLA so Paul & Art, warm & dry beneath, headed to the buffet table where they were REUNITED with all the Peaches and Herbs they could stomach.

They paused in their feeding frenzy when Betty White appeared looking like a drowned rat. She was mud from head to toe. “It’s Hot in Cleveland,” she said, “but I didn’t know it was so wet!”

“Peach?” offered Paul. Art seriously questioned Paul’s eyesight. He was sure that she hardly looked peachy at all. In fact… no one would ever have mistaken her for a Golden Girl!

“THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIE ND,” blubbered Betty. “THAT’S WHAT
FRIENDS ARE FOR,” said Paul, having spent many tedious hours in the recording studio with Dionne Warwick.

Meanwhile… unbeknownst to Dolly, Art had taken her COAT OF M ANY
COLOURS from the front porch and was on his way back with it for poor bedraggled Betty.

“So… this is what you TEACH YOUR CHILDRE N?”, said the boys from CSN, “It’s OK to steal?” “Oh, it’s hardly stealing, said Art’s Sister, Sledge, because
WE ARE FAMILY.

 
Format: Open mike unplugged. Cost: free will donation 
If you are free on Friday, please join us. Tell your friends and family. 
The space is cozy, the coffee is great and the fun is contagious!
 
Yours in folk,
Host/co-ordinators: Margo Carruthers 425-3828, Cindy Campbell 466-0157
 
WTF: What the Folk! meets, same time and place , every second and fourth Friday of the month.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Graveyards!

Are you a local youth, aged 14-17, with an interest in the internet, mobile technology and QR codes?



Alderney Landing invites youth, free of charge, to join local media artist Leola LeBlanc to create an on-line interactive map of the historic Geary Street Cemetery located in downtown Dartmouth. The cemetery is a historic public site founded in 1830 and contains an ancient Mi’kmaq burial ground, a family crypt, early Catholic settlers, Anglican immigrants, and the relative of a French empress.


Where: Craig Gallery in Alderney Landing
When: July 18-22 and July 25-29, 9:30 am-12noon
Why: to create an interactive on-line map of the Geary Street Cemetery, and to tell the stories of those buried there
Who: You! Youth aged 14-17 with an interest in mobile technology, and

GRAVEYARDS!


This on-line map will be used for school curriculum during the Bluenose Ghosts Festival, October 14-31




This residency is hosted with the support from the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What the Folk! Wildlife!

The Helen Creighton Folklore Society Presents:
 
WTF: What The Folk!  takes a walk on the WILD side !!!
folksongs . folktales . folkcraft . folklore

Friday, July 8th
6:30pm Gathering and grabba cuppa
7:00 - 8:30pm – Performances
Just Us Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road
 
 
Our theme this week is
WILDLIFE !

So…

Put your own spin on it.

Maybe a tribute to your fine furry friends…
Or…
A song of reverence to party animals.

Get your motor runnin’… head out on the highway…
For What The Folk adventure or whatever comes your way…
‘Cause tonight we’re all…

BORN TO BE WILD.

 
Format: Open mike unplugged. Cost: free will donation 
If you are free on Friday, please join us. Tell your friends and family. 
The space is cozy, the coffee is great and the fun is contagious!
 
Yours in folk,
Host/co-ordinators: Margo Carruthers 425-3828, Cindy Campbell 466-0157
 
WTF: What the Folk! meets, same time and place , every second and fourth Friday of the month.