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Thompson library screening six short films as part of nationwide Indigenous archiving campaign

Thompson library screening six short films as part of nationwide Indigenous archiving campaign

On May 14 the Thompson Public Library will host a free screening of half-a-dozen short documentary films that aim to bring a personal lens to Indigenous and other visible minority communities throughout Canada.
Northern Juried Art Show returning after one-year hiatus

Northern Juried Art Show returning after one-year hiatus

Thompson hosting event for 10th time overall after 2018 show was cancelled
Festival of Arts adjudicator and entrant showcase piano talents

Festival of Arts adjudicator and entrant showcase piano talents

Thompson Festival of the Arts piano and strings adjudicator Everett Hopfner from Brandon took the stage at the Letkemann Theatre for a piano performance April 29, playing a dozen pieces by local, Canadian and international composers.
Thompson brings laughs back to the language arts festival

Thompson brings laughs back to the language arts festival

The University College of the North’s (UCN) ninth language arts festival took place in Thompson April 24-25, with a trio of artists giving Indigenous youth plenty of insight on how to turn their passion into a career.
Combining forces

Combining forces

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Thompson music students making a return to provincial honour bands

Thompson music students making a return to provincial honour bands

After getting through a gruelling audition process, four local students are headed to Winnipeg in May to play with the Manitoba Band Association’s (MBA) junior and intermediate provincial honour bands.
Séan McCann brings message of hope to the Hub of the North

Séan McCann brings message of hope to the Hub of the North

The HOPE North Suicide Prevention Committee pulled out all the stops for their 10th-annual HOPE Forum, booking Great Big Sea co-founder Séan McCann to play at the Letkemann Theatre April 3.
Séan McCann set to headline 10th HOPE Forum

Séan McCann set to headline 10th HOPE Forum

Former member of Great Big Sea looking to promote sobriety and self-improvement through song
Indigenous disability-rights activist brings inspirational story to Thompson

Indigenous disability-rights activist brings inspirational story to Thompson

Frances Mae Sinclair-Kaspick talks about her self-published memoir The Mountain Within in front of a local audience
Registration day for 53rd Festival of the Arts is Feb. 23

Registration day for 53rd Festival of the Arts is Feb. 23

Even though the 2019 Thompson Festival of the Arts doesn’t officially kick off until late April, organizers are reminding young artists to sign up in advance.