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Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival offers wealth of experience for participants

Photography is one of the areas participants in the 2017 Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival will explore Sept. 20-23.
Photography is one of the areas participants in the 2017 Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival will explore Sept. 20-23.

TWILLINGATE, NL – The Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival is running for its third year Sept. 20-23, and festival co-chair Wilma Hartmann couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the workshops and entertainment being offered.  

“We have something to offer for all ages,” she said. “Our workshop leaders are experts in their fields.

“Participants require no experience. They will just have to come with a bit of curiosity and they will be in for a treat.” 

Board member Tara Hamlyn said the festival isn’t just for tourists.

“This is an event that everyone in the community can be involved in.”

The festival will offer eight workshops this years, said Hartmann. She said the event “is a great opportunity to be a part of some fascinating experiences led by some truly talented professionals.”

Workshops include writing, acting in, and filming a short film with filmmaker/mentor Roger Maunder, or creating and recording a song with music producer Dean Stairs and musician Adam Baxter.

“I urge everyone to go to our website at unscriptedfestival.com to check out what we have for you,” said Hartmann.” Geocaching, photography, digital story telling, foraging and more – you won’t be disappointed.”

Along with workshops, the festival is offering a spectacular entertainment schedule, starting with a free reception at the art exhibition at the Masonic Hall with music by Quote the Raven. Visitors are invited to check out some of the art from local talent that will be on display. 

The Bog and Bay Feast features Chopped Canada chef Roary MacPherson and chef Denise King, who will prepare a multi-course dinner topped off by a music show featuring the group Carlyle and Mike Sixonate. 

Now in its third year, the Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival is promising another exciting line up in 2017.

Film Night, Musical Strolls, a Kitchen Party with the beloved Split Peas, and a magnificent finale hosted and emceed by the hilarious Amy House with music by the Freels are just some of this year’s offerings. 

“The finale has a surprise announcement,” said Hartmann. “I can’t tell you what it is. You’ll have to be there.”

The art exhibition is open daily, and a Family Beach Stroll with Lori McCarthy will offer a chance for foraging and searching for treasures.  The Pied Piper Musical Stroll will have Mike Sixonate lead you on a musical stroll through Twillingate with four stops, four amazing musicians and pirate treasure. Participants must be 19 years of age to enter some premises. 

Students are encouraged to participate in festival, and reduced fees are offered. 

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