Arts and Entertainment

Saniya Kaushal of Abbotsford has released a book of poetry titled “you are not ugly.”                                 Submitted photo

Abbotsford woman releases book of poetry

Saniya Kaushal’s ‘you are not ugly’ addresses hurtful words and behaviours

  • Jul 15, 2020
Saniya Kaushal of Abbotsford has released a book of poetry titled “you are not ugly.”                                 Submitted photo
Abbotsford author Fran Bosa has released her autobiography, titled One Life on Earth.

Abbotsford author releases autobiography One Life on Earth

Fran Bosa details her experiences with tragedy, loss and hardship

  • Jun 16, 2020
Abbotsford author Fran Bosa has released her autobiography, titled One Life on Earth.
The Yarrow String Quartet was among the winners in the recent Abbotsford Music Festival, which was held this year in the form of submitted videos. A selection of the winners is now posted online.

Abbotsford Music Festival goes virtual for first time

Video submissions received, and winners posted online

  • May 12, 2020
The Yarrow String Quartet was among the winners in the recent Abbotsford Music Festival, which was held this year in the form of submitted videos. A selection of the winners is now posted online.
Singer Ben Cottrill performed during the 2019 Arty Awards at The Reach Gallery Museum. Cottrill received the award in the performing arts category. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Nominations now open for 2020 Arty Awards

Annual awards presented in 9 categories by Abbotsford Arts Council

  • May 5, 2020
Singer Ben Cottrill performed during the 2019 Arty Awards at The Reach Gallery Museum. Cottrill received the award in the performing arts category. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Reach Gallery Museum is partnering with the Abbotsford Arts Council to present a project titled “Unprecedented Times.”

Artists invited to submit proposals for ‘Unprecedented Times’ project

Initiative presented by The Reach Gallery and Abbotsford Arts Council

The Reach Gallery Museum is partnering with the Abbotsford Arts Council to present a project titled “Unprecedented Times.”
Jay Lang has released her first thriller novel, Hush, which will be followed by two more this year.

Abbotsford UFV student releases first of three thriller novels

Jay Lang’s first book, Hush, to be followed by two more this year

  • Apr 22, 2020
Jay Lang has released her first thriller novel, Hush, which will be followed by two more this year.
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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The mural “Reasons” by artist Ericka Walker is among the seven works featured in The Reach Gallery’s self-guided driving tour of public art in Abbotsford.

Booklet offers self-guided driving tour of Abbotsford public art

Tour starts at The Reach Gallery and highlights seven works

  • Apr 15, 2020
The mural “Reasons” by artist Ericka Walker is among the seven works featured in The Reach Gallery’s self-guided driving tour of public art in Abbotsford.
Members of Belle Voci used their own smartphones to record themselves singing and then each video and audio recording was put together to make this video collage. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley singing ensemble overcomes isolation, creates music using digital technology

Members of Belle Voci record ‘a capella’ song together even though they were unable to meet in person

Members of Belle Voci used their own smartphones to record themselves singing and then each video and audio recording was put together to make this video collage. (Submitted)
The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford offers virtual exhibits and learning activities

New online resources developed during period of self-isolation

  • Apr 1, 2020
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Musicians perform during a Surrey City Orchestra “mixer” at board member Erin Anne Beirne’s home in South Surrey in 2017. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
United Way in the Fraser Valley is having a card-making contest for kids. (Facebook)

Crafty kids wanted for United Way card-making contest in the Fraser Valley

United Way is inviting kids in elementary and middle school to enter its “Hi Neighbour” contest

United Way in the Fraser Valley is having a card-making contest for kids. (Facebook)
The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)

Self-isolating? National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 free films online

A wide range of documentaries, animated films and short films are all on NFB.ca

The National Film Board of Canada is reminding Canada of its vast library of films and short films available for free online during the age of social distancing. (Photo submitted)
Local artists last year worked on a mural on the back of Hemingway’s Books in downtown Abbotsford. Applications are now being accepted for this year’s project.  Submitted photo

Applications accepted for The Reach Gallery mural project

‘Emerging artists’ ages 18 to 35 to be paired with professional mentor

  • Mar 5, 2020
Local artists last year worked on a mural on the back of Hemingway’s Books in downtown Abbotsford. Applications are now being accepted for this year’s project.  Submitted photo
The production Celtic Illusion comes to Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Feb. 28.

Celtic Illusion combines Irish dance and magic

Production at Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Feb. 28

  • Feb 27, 2020
The production Celtic Illusion comes to Abbotsford Centre on Friday, Feb. 28.
Making music with WE3

Making music with WE3

Getting people up on the dance floor

  • Feb 12, 2020
Making music with WE3
A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.

Comedy cancelled in Surrey for use of ‘blackface’ caught in misunderstanding

Touring production ‘Im Hussein: Double Trouble’ rescheduled for March date at Bell theatre

A scene from the comedy play “Im Hussein: Double Trouble,” as shown in video posted to imhussein.com.
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Fondue is back

Fondue is back

Slow food with a heart

  • Dec 20, 2019
Fondue is back