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Oct 20, 2011  |  Vote 0    0

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Brian Pickell Band to perform at Edgar Barn 

With a range that goes from “driving and raucous” to “warm and lyrical,” globe-trotting roots act The Brian Pickell Band is set to perform an intimate concert at the Edgar Barn on Friday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The band is made up of accomplished composer, guitarist, banjo and mandolin player Brian Pickell, master fiddler Shane Cook, James Stephens on mandolin, viola and fiddle, Pat O'Gorman on flute, whistles and pipes and Julie Schryer on piano.

Tickets to see The Brian Pickell Band cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door and can be purchased by calling 519-754-2439 or e-mailing johne@calendarclub.ca.

Mosaics workshop at Glenhyrst 

Local mixed media artist Heather Vollans will share her love of turning scraps into art during a family mosaics workshop at Glenhyrst Art Gallery's Coach House.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, Vollans will teach the basics of mosaic making and help families or individuals sort through their own “junk” collections to create a mosaic piece. 

“Mosaic art is accessible to all,” Vollans said. “There is no right or wrong design because self expression and the materials you can use are infinite.”

Vollans has been turning items like textural plastics, wood, stone, copper and metals into art since her childhood. She regularly exhibits her work in galleries and teaches in Hamilton and Brantford. 

The Mosaics Family Workshop with Heather Vollans costs $30 for Glenhyrst members, $60 for non-members. Call 519-756-5932 or visit www.glenhyrst.ca for more information. 

Films on offer at W. Ross Macdonald

The W. Ross Macdonald Silver Otters swim team is hosting a mini film festival that will kick off with a free screening of three films this weekend.

Friday will feature Young at Heart, a documentary about a geriatric chorus that overcomes health issues to participate in a rock concert. The film begins at 7 p.m.

On Saturday at 1:30 p.m., see Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in Finding Neverland, a film inspired by J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. Also on Saturday is Submarine, a coming-of-age film about a teenage boy who deals with love and family struggles. Submarine begins at 7 p.m.

This weekend's festival is an introduction to a swim team fundraiser that will feature movies in the W. Ross Macdonald Theatre from Nov. 18 to May 5 to raise funds for swim fees. Visit www.brantfordswimming.ca to reserve tickets. 

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