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Arts notes: Coquitlam grad does dance steps for fringe show

Gleneagle secondary graduate Lyndsey Britten is the choreographer and stage manager for a Vancouver Fringe Festival show next month.
Carry On: A Musical
Carry On: A Musical

Gleneagle secondary graduate Lyndsey Britten is the choreographer and stage manager for a Vancouver Fringe Festival show next month.

Awkward Stage Productions will have the world premiere of its one-act production Carry On: A Musical, a result of last year’s Smackdown: The 24 Hour Musical contest that has since been expanded.

Directed by Sarah Harrison, the musical runs at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St., Vancouver) from Sept. 8 to 18. Visit



The latest instalment in the Star Wars saga will be shown at the last Cinema Under the Stars in Port Coquitlam next Friday.

The city will screen The Force Awakens as part of its summer outdoor movie run on Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. at Gates Park ( 2575 Wilson Ave.).

The event is free and is sponsored by G&F Financial Group.

Meanwhile, the municipality hosts country rocker Karen Fowlie and indie rock band Western Jaguar next Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (beside PoCo city hall) for its Village Vibe Performing Arts series while, on Sunday from noon to 1, David Beckingham — a founding member with Hey Ocean — performs at the bandshell for the Music in the Park series.

Beckingham’s concert coincides with the Downtown PoCo car show.



Photographic images of Coquitlam’s Riverview Hospital grounds are now on show at Port Coquitlam city hall.

Eunice Hodge, Feda du Plessis and Manfred Kraus expand on the recent exhibit Riverview: Our Iconic Landscape, which was displayed by ArtsConnect earlier this year at a Vancouver gallery.

As well, Art Focus’ rotatable installation, Riverview - A Sanctuary for Generations, can be seen on the second floor this month. PoCo city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.) is open during working hours Monday to Friday.



Objects from Coquitlam’s “recent past” are sought for a time capsule being organized by the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Art gallery curator Gregory Elgstrand is looking for photographs, documents, trinkets or treasures that can be added to a display that will be presented in 2041 — the city’s 150th year.

Call 604-927-6565 or email art for details.



The deadline is Sept. 30 for photos of Port Coquitlam’s events to be included in the city’s 2017 calendar.

Entrants can win a $100 gift card for images from festivals and activities such as Canada Day, PoCo Grand Prix, May Day and the Terry Fox Hometown Run.

The glossy 9” by 12” calendar is scheduled to be released in December.

Horizontal pictures are to be sent in jpeg or tiff format and be at least 300 dpi (at a size of 13” wide or 10” deep, or a file size of at least 2 MB). Include the event name, year and photographer’s name.

To upload, visit



Artists or artisans wanting to apply for a residency next year at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village have until Sept. 1.

The city will accept submissions for three-month stints that aim to connect with the public and result in a cultural impact for the city.

Successful candidates are asked to spend at least 12 hours a week in the Leigh Square studio (2253 Leigh Sq., beside PoCo city hall).

Call 604-927-8400 or email for details.