The Freudian Slips Improvised Comedy Troupe featuring (left to right, top row) Kennedy Crane, Dan Ondang, Jamie Mason, (left to right, bottom row) Taylor James McCallum, Paul Rancourt, Andrew G. Cooper, Allandra Gardner, and Brendan Law. Submitted

Chimera Theatre and The Freudian Slips are pleased to announce  a new director, a new troupe, and an all-new season of improvised comedy taking place in Kamloops! The Freudian Slips is the hottest improvised comedy troupe in the desert city and will continue to bring monthly improv shows to Kamloops this spring and summer.

With the departure of the founding co-directors, the troupe is Continue reading THE FREUDIAN SLIPS WELCOME A NEW DIRECTOR AND A NEW SEASON

A musical tour through several Nordic countries Ventos Wind Quintet

Our Berwick Chamber Music series concludes for the 2017-18 season with Northern Lights, featuring the Ventos Wind Quintet, on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm in the Thompson Rivers University Clocktower Theatre.

Ventos (which means “Wind” in Portuguese) is based in the Vancouver area but endeavours to bring quality chamber music to all parts of British Columbia and beyond. Ventos was born out of each member’s individual passion to share their artistry and inspire others while making great music as a group. The quintet aspires to engage audiences young and old with exciting performances of the Continue reading A musical tour through several Nordic countries Ventos Wind Quintet

Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation

Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation with Kerri Flannigan

Friday, March 16

3:30 to 5:00 pm

Ages 14+, FREE

Saturday, March 17

1:00 to 4:00pm

Ages 14+, FREE

Join us in our studios with Victoria-based artist Kerri Flannigan for a Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation workshop.

Participants in this two-part workshop will explore using short stop-motion animation as a way of sharing personal experiences from queer perspectives.

On Friday, March 16, participants will learn about different ways of telling stories through art and engage in activities that explore themes of how our intersectional identities (such as race, age, gender and sexuality) impact how we experience different places.

The second part of the workshop, on Saturday, March 17, will focus on the creation of a short stop-motion animation based on the Continue reading Queer Storytelling through Stop-Motion Animation

Art Exposed Regional Exhibition kicks off Friday, March 9

Henry Small to emcee opening reception at Old Courthouse Cultural Centre 
Plenty of original, affordable artwork by area artists will be unveiled at the Kamloops Arts Council’s Art Exposed Regional Exhibition, which opens at a reception this Friday, March 9 from 5-8pm at the Old Courthouse (7 Seymour Street West).
Local musician and personality Henry Small will emcee. Many know Henry as a performer, radio DJ and producer of Music in the Park; as the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, Henry will speak about his involvement with the KAC over the years.

Continue reading Art Exposed Regional Exhibition kicks off Friday, March 9

Dance Music From Three Countries

In our next concert, we present an exciting program of dance music from Italy, Germany, and the United States.

The concert begins with infectious music by the Italian film composer Nino Rota, with a suite of dances from his score to the 1963 film The Leopard, then moves to the folk-based music of Saturday Night Waltz from American composer Aaron Copland’s music for the ballet Rodeo.

Staying with Copland, the KSO welcomes Guest Artist and Kamloops native, Baritone Scott Brooks to the stage, to perform Old American Songs.

Scott’s earliest foray onto the operatic stage took place in Kamloops’ own Sagebrush Theatre, in the KSO production of the musical Oliver! Since then, Scott has returned to sing with the KSO Continue reading Dance Music From Three Countries