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Two for Day 2: Newfoundland and Labrador's Ochre Fest continues with online presentations

Andy Jones, who will read from his recently published book, "Barefoot Helen and the Giants," and singer-songwiter Jenina MacGillvary, whose debut album, "Marion," was released in November, are featured in the videos that will be the Day 2 offerings of OchreFest 2020.
Andy Jones, who will read from his recently published book, and singer-songwriter Jenna MacGillvray, who released her debut album "Marion" in November, will perform a new song in Day 2 of Ochre Fest's online festival. — Contributed

This afternoon's spotlight is on Andy Jones and Jenina MacGillivray

A girl who slings and a young woman who sings will get the spotlight this afternoon as the 2020 Ochre Fest continues with its online presentations.

At 3 p.m., writer, actor and comedian Andy Jones reads from his book, “Barefoot Helen and the Giants,” which features an unshod girl proficient with a slingshot who becomes an unknown hero when she literally becomes a giant-slayer.

Following that, single songwriter and Music NL award-winner Jenina MacGillvray will perform her new song, “Nature is Returning.” 

Both are featured in videos — Jones’s presentation is produced by Deanne Foley, MacGillvray’s is produced by Ruth Lawrence and both are edited by Justin Simms.

Because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of Ochre Fest — normally a live festival devoted to music, literature, food and art — did as many have done and moved their offerings online, but in a fashion that highlighted others in the arts community. They did so by pairing the various featured artists and presenters with local directors and producers to assist in creating their video offerings.

The festival began Monday evening, with videos from vegan chef Marian Frances White,  and poet Wade Kearney, joined by professional sommelier Lynne Henley.

You can watch the festival’s videos live or see those that have already run on Ochre Fest’s Facebook site.

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