Mandy Moraes

A still image from the animation in Cindy Mochizuki’s ‘Tides and Moons: Herring Capital’ exhibit, opening at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on Oct. 22. (Submitted image)

Exhibit uses art and storytelling to explore Nanaimo’s history as a ‘herring capital’

Cindy Mochizuki’s ‘Tides and Moons’ featured at Nanaimo Art Gallery starting Oct. 22

A still image from the animation in Cindy Mochizuki’s ‘Tides and Moons: Herring Capital’ exhibit, opening at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on Oct. 22. (Submitted image)
Nadège Foofat will lead a full orchestra at the Port Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 22, to start the Vancouver Island Symphony’s 28th season. (Jean-Pierre Rousseau photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony’s season starts with performance led by artistic director candidate

Nadège Foofat will conduct ‘A New World’ at the Port Theatre on Oct. 22

Nadège Foofat will lead a full orchestra at the Port Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 22, to start the Vancouver Island Symphony’s 28th season. (Jean-Pierre Rousseau photo)
Longtime friends and stand-up comics John Beuhler, left, and Duane Goad will take to the Terminal Bar stage in Nanaimo on Oct. 21 as part of their five-day comedy tour through the West Coast. (Submitted photos)

Two stand-up comics making multiple Island stops as part of West Coast tour

Duane Goad and John Beuhler play Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan and Parksville

Longtime friends and stand-up comics John Beuhler, left, and Duane Goad will take to the Terminal Bar stage in Nanaimo on Oct. 21 as part of their five-day comedy tour through the West Coast. (Submitted photos)
Nanaimo singer Laura Kelsey at Westwood Lake during the shooting of the cover image for her yet-to-be released single ‘Your Stormy Ways’. (Photo by Van Isle Portraits)

Nanaimo singer opening for Matthew Good on his Island tour

Laura Kelsey also set to release first single from debut album at tour start

Nanaimo singer Laura Kelsey at Westwood Lake during the shooting of the cover image for her yet-to-be released single ‘Your Stormy Ways’. (Photo by Van Isle Portraits)
TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks series will be shown at Nanaimo’s Avalon Theatre. (News Bulletin photo)

TheatreOne announces 8 films for Fringe Flick series returning to Nanaimo

‘Phantom of the Open’ featuring Mark Rylance kicks off the series in mid-October

TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks series will be shown at Nanaimo’s Avalon Theatre. (News Bulletin photo)
Dianna Bonder, as seen in her studio, will take part in the 2022 Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour for the 16th time. (Photo by Roger Farr)

Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour to feature more than 60 artists

Tour from north to south ends of the island takes place Oct. 8-10

Dianna Bonder, as seen in her studio, will take part in the 2022 Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour for the 16th time. (Photo by Roger Farr)
Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)

Vancouver Island torch singer receives Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award

Joëlle Rabu’s award part of celebrations in honour of late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

Joëlle Rabu was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award earlier this year and was honoured during a celebration ceremony in late August. (Nico Rhodes photo)
Backstage group shot at New York Fashion Week that featured Nanaimo’s Ay Lelum. Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good, centre, debuted their Transformation line on Sept. 11. (Photo by Tony Leung Fashion Nomad)

Nanaimo’s Ay Lelum showcased at New York Fashion Week

New collection tells of Snuneymuxw transformation through art and music

Backstage group shot at New York Fashion Week that featured Nanaimo’s Ay Lelum. Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good, centre, debuted their Transformation line on Sept. 11. (Photo by Tony Leung Fashion Nomad)
Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)

Pro skater and tattoo artists give away skateboards and gear across Vancouver Island

Sluggo was spotted in Nanaimo on Sept. 11 at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park

Victoria-born professional skateboarder Robert Doucet Boyce, also known as Sluggo, was spotted at skateparks up and down Vancouver Island over the summer giving away free skateboards to aspiring youngsters. (Instagram photo)
Amy Worth with the Nanaimo Youth Services Association demonstrates how participants will sleep during the organization’s ‘Roughing It’ event at Harewood Centennial Park on Sept. 23. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo event challenges people to sleep rough to draw attention to youth homelessness

‘Roughing It’ outdoor overnight event to be held at Harewood Centennial Park Sept. 23-24

Amy Worth with the Nanaimo Youth Services Association demonstrates how participants will sleep during the organization’s ‘Roughing It’ event at Harewood Centennial Park on Sept. 23. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Greg Bush, left, Dean Boland, Derrick Milton, David Bamford and Paul Nuez rehearsing at the Christ Community Church on Bowen Rd. on Sept. 6 in preparation for the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival’s presentation of ‘Disney Digs D’Jazz.’ (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Jazz Festival in Nanaimo will include jams, parade, Disney classics and more

Three-day celebration happening Sept. 16-18 at multiples venues

Greg Bush, left, Dean Boland, Derrick Milton, David Bamford and Paul Nuez rehearsing at the Christ Community Church on Bowen Rd. on Sept. 6 in preparation for the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival’s presentation of ‘Disney Digs D’Jazz.’ (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Belinda Cornish, left, Alexander Ariate, Alexandra Brynn, Oscar Derkx, and Camille Legg will perform in Vancouver for the Arts Club Theatre’s production of Mischief Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ from Sept. 8-Oct. 16. (Eric Kozakiewicz photo)

Nanaimo actor part of ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ play within a play

Alexandra Brynn performing in Vancouver production starting this month

Belinda Cornish, left, Alexander Ariate, Alexandra Brynn, Oscar Derkx, and Camille Legg will perform in Vancouver for the Arts Club Theatre’s production of Mischief Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ from Sept. 8-Oct. 16. (Eric Kozakiewicz photo)
Ken Lavigne and Joëlle Rabu will headline the first two days of Nanaimo’s inaugural Big Band Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park, Sept. 2-4. (Anna Bullock and Angie Oh photos)

Nanaimo’s first-ever Big Band Festival on its way to the waterfront

Ken Lavigne and Joëlle Rabu headline event Sept. 2-4 at Maffeo Sutton Park

Ken Lavigne and Joëlle Rabu will headline the first two days of Nanaimo’s inaugural Big Band Festival at Maffeo Sutton Park, Sept. 2-4. (Anna Bullock and Angie Oh photos)
Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)

Nanaimo Art Gallery envisions new location with potential $20-million price tag

Feasibility study presented to city with options for gallery reconstruction or relocation

Artist’s renderings depicting exterior and aerial views of a new Nanaimo Art Gallery at a non-site specific greenfield space located in or near the city’s downtown core. (Nordicity/City of Nanaimo images)
Antoinette Hérivel is showing her ‘Green Front Door’ series, which describes memories from early childhood during post-war Britain between 1947-51 in 31 watercolour, pencil, ink, collage and text drawing at the Gabriola library until Aug. 31. (Submitted photos)

Gabriola artist blends history and memory in art show

Antoinette Hérivel’s ‘The Green Front Door’ showing until Aug. 31

Antoinette Hérivel is showing her ‘Green Front Door’ series, which describes memories from early childhood during post-war Britain between 1947-51 in 31 watercolour, pencil, ink, collage and text drawing at the Gabriola library until Aug. 31. (Submitted photos)
Carelton Stone plays Nanaimo’s Port Theatre alongside the Crash Test Dummies on Aug. 24. (Meghan Tansey Whitton photo)

Singer-songwriter opening for the Crash Test Dummies at Nanaimo show

Carleton Stone in midst of month-and-a-half-long international tour

Carelton Stone plays Nanaimo’s Port Theatre alongside the Crash Test Dummies on Aug. 24. (Meghan Tansey Whitton photo)
An excavator working on ‘unplugging’ the Nanaimo Estuary on Aug. 12 as part of a restoration project facilitated by the Nature Trust of B.C. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nature Trust of B.C. works to enhance freshwater flow in Nanaimo Estuary

Site seen as top priority due to plugging created by historical land uses

An excavator working on ‘unplugging’ the Nanaimo Estuary on Aug. 12 as part of a restoration project facilitated by the Nature Trust of B.C. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Toronto-based queer stand-up comedian Laura Piccinin will show her narrative storytelling of ‘Lesbihonest’ in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter between Aug. 12-21 as part of the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)

Queer stand-up comedian will ‘tell all’ at Nanaimo Fringe Festival

Laura Piccinin brings ‘Lesbihonest’ to the festival, which starts this week

Toronto-based queer stand-up comedian Laura Piccinin will show her narrative storytelling of ‘Lesbihonest’ in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter between Aug. 12-21 as part of the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. (Submitted photo)
Sarah Varro, left, James Vickers and Ezra Beaton play the Doors’ Roadhouse Blues at the Queen’s Hotel during the July 31 Sunday Blues Jam session. They’ll play the Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival as the New Blues Showcase on Aug. 13 between 1-2 p.m. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Youth talent will get a share of the stage at Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival

Festival happening Aug. 11-14 at Maffeo Sutton Park

Sarah Varro, left, James Vickers and Ezra Beaton play the Doors’ Roadhouse Blues at the Queen’s Hotel during the July 31 Sunday Blues Jam session. They’ll play the Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival as the New Blues Showcase on Aug. 13 between 1-2 p.m. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Participants at a drum-in and mallet-making workshop this past spring show their creations. (Photo submitted)

Unique scavenger hunt for sounds to be held on Nanaimo’s waterfront

Vibroacoustic therapy practitioner Narissa Young organizes free event July 23

Participants at a drum-in and mallet-making workshop this past spring show their creations. (Photo submitted)