Other Cultural Events
During the Summerside Arts Festival, various other cultural events are taking place around town, making it the ideal time to visit Summerside! Take a look at what the city has to offer:
Humanorium – A Strange Carnival
July 20th -25th , 1 pm to 10 pm
Spinnakers’ Landing: located at 150 Heather Moyse Drive
First presented in Quebec City in 2016, HUMANORIUM is a one-of-a-kind contemporary art extravaganza that is part outdoor travelling exhibit, part freak show – and entirely sublime. Complete with tents, trailers, rides and shooting gallery, HUMANORIUM harkens back to 19th and 20th-century carnivals, except all its attractions were created by contemporary artists. After a ride on the shopping-cart carousel, check out cabinets of curiosities packed with assorted sculptures, photographs and soundscapes. Humanorium is an audience-friendly gathering that brings together the work of a dozen visual and multidisciplinary artists, posing vital questions on what it means to be human today.
Writing Workshop with Trevor Corkum
July 21st, 1 pm - 4 pm
Lefurgey Cultural Centre, Wyatt Heritage Properties, Corner of Granville and Prince Streets
What's Your Story? – An Introduction to Life Writing
Trevor's signature life writing workshop uses writing prompts, focused memory work, and a solid structure to safely guide participants through writing a short memoir or life writing excerpt. This workshop is designed for both new and experienced writers. Participants can expect to complete a short piece during the workshop and further resources will be provided. A safe and creative space to explore your own voice and begin to craft a story from your life. Limited to 12 participants. Cost: $35 + HST.
To register and for payment instructions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.trevorcorkum.com/whats-your-story for more information. Please note that full payment must be received in advance to secure your spot.
Harbourfront Theatre – Shows
124 Heather Moyse Drive
Maggies Getting Married
July 13th - 14th, Harbourfront Players
“A delightful comedy about love, family, and marriage” written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster.
“Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show.”
Willy Wonka Jr.
July 20th, Spotlight School of Arts
“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.”
Eptek Art and Culture Centre – Exhibit and demonstrations
130 Heather Moyse Drive
Summer Exhibit: “Behind the Panels: A Selection of Work by Various Comic Book Creators on PEI”
Weekday artist demonstrations, 10 am to 2 pm, though times can vary. For complete details go to peimuseum.com or Eptek social media or call 902- 888-8373.
The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada
619 Water Street East
Great Scot! An original stage production debuting in the summer of 2018. Exciting, vibrant and highly memorable – it’s a stage show that celebrates dynamic Scottish heroes, warriors, nobility, and scholars through music, dance, and song. It’s a contemporary spectacle with lots of traditional charm.
Show dates that fall within the Summerside Arts Festival are July 16 through to the 19 and July 22-26 including a matinee on July 22nd.
Mini Celtic Concerts, Monday through Friday, offered at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Enjoy a demonstration and explanation of the great Highland bagpipe. Performers showcase their talents in piping, drumming, Highland dance and step dance.