Published on January 15, 2014
Glenn Simmons is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Hopeall, Trinity Bay. His guitar has taken him from Green’s Harbour to Kandahar. Simmons is a member of the Wonderful Grand Band and co-founder of the Fables. He plays on Saturday’s at The Beach Cottage in Holyrood, a landmark since the mid 1800’s. At that time it was the place for an afternoon outing, or a weekend in the country, accessible by vehicle or train. It was also a destination for vacationers and newlyweds. The neighborhood has changed. The Beach Cottage Restaurant has reopened to offer its patrons home cooked meals in a relaxed and comfortable setting in the style of 1866. — Submitted photo

The following is The Telegram's weekly guide of events which are scheduled for St. John's and the surrounding communities:


Feb. 14 — Whelan’s Gate, Corner Brook

Feb. 15 — Marble Mountain Resort, Corner Brook

Feb. 21— Club One, St. John’s

Feb. 22 — Lil Dory, Marystown

Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

The NL NDP Songs for a New Year Concert at the Arts and Culture Centre has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. All Jan. 6 tickets will be accepted on Jan. 27. Current ticket holders are asked to contact the Arts and Culture Centre box office to re-confirm at 729-3900. Tickets for the new concert date will be available for sale on Jan. 16.

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

St. John’s

Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. — Music at Memorial presents Larry Vine and Friends. Larry Vine, virtuoso principal horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, presents music for horn and piano, horn quartet, and brass quintet. Alongside Vine will be pianist and MUN faculty member Kristina Szutor, as well as two MUN students, Angela Dolomount and Catherine Rogers.

Jan. 29-31 — Newfound Music has hit its 11th year and is happening at Memorial University’s School of Music. This year features composer-in-residence Jocelyn Morlock, and also Memorial Alumni guest composers Aiden Hartery and Bekah Simms.

Jan. 29 — “I Conversed With You in A Dream.”

Jan. 30 — “Petrichor.”

Jan. 31 — “Somewhere Along the Line.”

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

(The “Kirk”)

St. John’s

Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. (weather contingency Monday, Feb. 3-8 p.m.) — Hot Earth Ensemble presents Celebrating C.P.E Bach. Tickets: $20 general; $15 senior; $7 student. Available at Home on Water Street and at the door.

Club One

St. John’s

Feb. 21 — Gloryhound


George Street

Jan. 15  — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Jan. 16 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m., Dave White and Carl Peters 11 p.m.

Jan. 17 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. TBA 12 a.m.

Jan. 18 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. TBA 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Jan. 20 — Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Jan. 21 — Dave White 10 p.m.

Jan. 22 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Jan. 17 at 8:30 p.m. — Singer Janeil Chantelle. Free.

Jan. 18  at 8:30 p.m. — Jazz guitarist and songwriter Eren “Turk” Bayazitoglu. Free.

The Beach Cottage

449 Conception Bay Highway, Holyrood

Saturdays at 7- 10 p.m. — Glenn Simmons acoustic show.


St. John’s

Jan. 23-25 at 8 p.m. — Resource Centre for the Arts is proud to present c2c Theatre’s “Art” by Yasmina Reza. Directed by Nicole Rousseau and featuring Neil Butler, Rory Lambert, and Dave Sullivan, this famous play tells the story of three friends who find their relationship on shaky ground after the purchase of an expensive piece of art forces them into an argument that 15 years of friendship might not survive. There is a half-price matinee on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, please go to or call 753-4531 ext. 200.

The First Space Gallery

Memorial University’s Queen

      Elizabeth II Library

The First Space Gallery in the Queen Elizabeth II Library is pleased to present “Fluid and Form” — a multimedia exhibition of 28 female artists living in Newfoundland and Labrador.The opening event takes place on Friday, Jan. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. The show runs until April 19. Curated by QEII staff member Stephanie Williams, the exhibition is the first to exclusively feature female artists and captures a wide array of styles and methods.

For further details, see: The event is free and refreshments will be served.

Parking is available in lot 18. For gallery hours, please see QEII Hours at

Cinema Politica St. John’s and MUN Aboriginal Resource Office present: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, a film by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.  

At Memorial University, Bruneau/INCO building, Room IIC 2001. This is a Public event. Donations accepted: cash for Shanawdithit Shelter and non-perishable food items for MUN Campus Food Bank.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Professional Festivals Program. Deadline: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 (festivals must start on/after April 15).

Contact the NLAC for an application form and details. Office Location: The Newman Building,

1 Springdale Street. Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John’s, A1C 5H5, phone 869-9565 or toll free 1-888-896-9565 (NL only),,

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council will hold a Grant Writing Workshop in St. John’s on Feb. 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the LSPU Hall’s Cox and Palmer Second Space.

For information call 1-866-726-2212 or email:

Grant writing workshop for individual artists, groups, not-for-profit arts organizations, interested in applying to the Professional Project Grants Program for the March 18, 2014 deadline.

Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts is sponsoring the fifth annual SPARKS Literary festival on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Suncor Energy Hall, School of Music, on the St. John’s campus.

The festival is divided into four sessions, each of which will consist of a lively mix of various genres and a combination of readings and discussion.

Books will be available for sale and local magazines and letterpress publishers will be displaying material.

An evening reception will follow the day-long event. Admission is free and complimentary parking will be available in lot 15B.

Further details on the festival can be found at: or at


With host Angela Antle

Saturday and Sunday 6-9:30 a.m., CBC Radio One.


With host Glen Tilley

Saturday, 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30 a.m. on CBC Radio Two.

Jan. 18 — On this week’s show it’s all about the Big Land as we present a set and feature interview with one of Labrador’s most respected contemporary singer songwriters Richard Neville.

Many will recognize Richard’s name from his stellar work as guitarist and sideman with Labrador troubadour Harry Martin but in 2011 Richard released his own debut album “Old Souls” and is now in demand as both a sideman and a solo performer.

We’ll talk about his life and the inspiration for his music that is so connected to the power and beauty of Big Land.

And we’ll hear a set of Richard’s music recorded last summer for The Performance Hour at Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival.


With host Tom Power

Saturday, 6:30 p.m. on CBC Radio 2, Sunday, 4:35 on CBC Radio 1.

Radio ll programs also streaming online at