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CB Petite Nuit starts Friday in Corner Brook

West Street in Corner Brook will see plenty of action this weekend.

That is because CB Petite Nuit is scheduled to get underway Saturday at 5 p.m. and will run until 1 a.m. Sunday. A number of artists‘ performances and displays will take place during two-dozen events during that time.

The following is a rundown of what to expect during the evening.

Lois Brown

Title: Material Life

Project description: Created by interdisciplinary artist Lois Brown “Material Lift” is a publicly engaged research-performance that explores relationally between material and us, as we wrap, push, and pull a huge piece of zip cloth through a street into a theatre space. It floats as we are submerged, resurface and immerse ourselves in its white clouds.

Chris Short, Daniel Payne and Mandy Keeping

Title: Coloratura

Project description: Use your imagination, picture the world outside a frame, and explore relationships between colour, sound and movement by creating paper collages, stop-motion animations, and soundscapes for an installation and projection work entitled "Coloratura."

Faune Ibarra Torres

Title: θ - TH [or How to Find Your Own Language]

Description: A collective performance of gratitude and a celebration of art, community, and existence.

Kassie Lukeman and Meaghan Collins

Title: Milltown

Description: A young woman replays a conversation between her and friends her own age as they sit drinking in the woods, talking about where they come from, why they’re here, and, ultimately, what drives them to believe they have to leave. An introspective on Corner Brook’s identity (or lack thereof), history, culture, and how the things we don’t want to talk about always come back to bite us in the end.

Sam Westcott

Title: Dialogue on Loop

Description: Dialogue on Loop is an experimental performance which will combine spoken word drama and live, improvised music. Lead by writer/musician Sam Westcott, with writer/actor Santiago Guzman, and others, Dialogue on Loop will explore the relationship between monologues, dialogues, and sound, through a series of thematically-connected scenes.

Jane Reagh

Title: Corner Brook, Here We Are

Description: A performance piece which creates large-scale gestural drawings in acrylic latex. The drawings will be inspired by who attend the Nuit, being themselves and blending into a colourful crowd.

Ashley Hemmings

Title: Plant Matter

Description: Plant Matter is a body of work made as a part of an artist residency with the MUN Botanical Garden. The work considers the arbitrary systems and hierarchies surrounding the naming and organization of plant-life, and the fantastical potential of nature left uncontrolled by humans.

Sarah O’Rourke Whelan

Title: Deep Space 709

Description: Deep Space 709 is a digitally projected adventure through neo-futuristic Newfoundland.


Lois Brown — Material Life, West Street, ongoing

Ashley Hemmings — Plant Matter, along West Street, ongoing

Fuane Ybarra — θ - TH [or How to Find Your Own Language], City Hall, ongoing

Sarah McDonald Youth Theatre — Escape Room Nova Theatrum 2.0, Corner Brook Public Library,7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ongoing

Post Rock Improv — Rotary Arts Centre – Anthony Insurance Theatre, ongoing

Christ Short and Grenfell Class VART 1001 — Dress up Tea Part and Emotion Boxes, Rotary Arts Centre – entrance lobby, ongoing

Kastine Coleman — Yoga, Rotary Arts Centre – Tina Dolter Gallery, 8 p.m.

Janet Langdon and Bruce Pashak — The Wind Project, Rotary Arts Centre-Tina Dolter Gallery, ongoing

Bridget and Dahlia — First United Church steps, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Opening of Festival (Stephenville Drumming Circle, Fire Department Camp Fire, Cantabile Music Choir) — First United Church Greens, 7 p.m.

Terry Boland — Plastic Kills, First United Church Greens, ongoing

Chris Short and Grenfell Class VART 1001 — Sculptures, wearable art and interactive installations, West Street, ongoing

Sarah O’Rourke Whelan — Deep Space 709, Greenwood Inn-outside wall, ongoing

Rev. Dave and the Sin Eaters — Crown & Moose Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Jane Reagh — Corner Brook, Here We Are, Boomstick Brewing Co., ongoing

Mandy Keeping, Daniel Payne and Chris Short — Colortaura, Picture It In a Frame, ongoing

Sam Westcott — Dialogue on a Loop, Cycle Solutions, 7:40 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Drew Pardy — Maker’s Trading Post, The Orchid, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bob’s Hair Bonanza — Bob’s Beauty Salon, 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Kassie Lukeman and Meaghan Collins — Milltown, Our Pleasure, 9:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

Swig Away — Royal Canadian Legion, ongoing

Wonderful Fine Market — Royal Canadian Legion, ongoing

All of Us — Along West Street, ongoing

Mira Buckle — Along West Street, ongoing

Mother’s Garden — Bootleg Brew Co., 10 p.m.

Road closures:

With CB Petite Nuit scheduled to be in full effect on Saturday, Oct. 13, there will be limited access to West Street. From the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 p.m., West Street will be closed from Todd Street to Main Street as a result. In the event of an emergency, officials will be providing security and participating in the festival itself, meaning they will be on hand to help any residents or businesses on the street should they need it.

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