We have been so busy that time has just run away. Working on Cupids Cove Chatter for Cupids 400 Inc. and working on “The Holdin’ Ground Project” and the “Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation” for the town of Bay Roberts has been very times consuming, but extremely uplifting.
Yesterday, April 8, 2010, there was a press conference in Cupids about “The New World Theatre Project” which is being developed by Aiden Flynn of Rabbittown Theatre in St. John’s. At a press conference at Cupids Haven in Cupids on April 7th, 2010, plans for the New World Theatre Project were revealed. The New World Theatre Project is a classically based theatre project created by Rabbittown Theatre Company, launching in the summer of 2010. Its first season will contribute to the Cupids 400 celebrations, an event marking the founding of the first English settlement in Canada in 1610. The New World Theatre Project will explore, present and celebrate the Guy’s England, particularly what settlers may have seen, heard, or written in the London of 1610. Through ongoing dialogue and consultation with institutions such as Shakespeare’s Globe (UK) and Shakespeare’s Globe Centre of Canada, the project will provide unprecedented artistic opportunities for Newfoundland theatre artists and provide the community with a new and unique cultural experience.
Our other big project has been preparing websites for The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation ( www.bayrobertsculture.com ) and the “Holdin’ Ground Project” ( holdingroundproject.com ) In addition, we have developed a YouTube channel for the interviews from the Holdin’ Ground Project. The students has saved the videos of their interviews, some of which were 30 minutes long in DVD format. They were converted to AVI format and broken down into segments less than 10 minutes long (since YouTube will not accept videos which are longer than 10 minutes.) Then those were uploaded to the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation You Tube Channel – www.youtube.com/user/bayrobertsculture > > and linked back to holdingroundproject.com
The interviews are a wonderful way to preserve the memories and knowledge of older citizens in the community. Mr. Cecil Greenland at 104 is completely amazing, as well as Mr. Ralph Greenland, 80 who is a talented musician. This morning I am uploading stills from the videos to the Baccalieu Consulting Flickr > >.
In addition, we have updated all the Pigeon Inlet related material for the upcoming summer season. The website for “A Time in Pigeon Inlet” ( www.pigeoninlet.ca ) with a new page about the Russell Family and Uncle Mose’s Blog ( unclemose.wordpress.com ) are now ready for the new season. We have set up “A Time in Pigeon Inlet” Fan Page on Face Book .