Saltfest: mini-festival of the performing arts

Saturday, July 13, 2019 (All day) to Monday, July 15, 2019 (All day)

Saltfest is a two-day mini-festival of the performance arts July 13-14, 2019.
Think Artcraft, only for performers. And much smaller, and for one weekend only, and in a tent!
The festival takes place on the grounds of Mahon Hall in Ganges, in a tent on the north side of the hall.
The ten acts in this year’s festival range from standup and storytelling to drama, poetry, and dance. For full information see the festival website:
Admission is by donation with all donations going directly to the performers.
Saltfest is presented with support from the Salt Spring Arts Council, Grants & Awards.
Saturday, July 13
1:30pm – Rainbow Soul Food: Heart Opening Poetry from space.
2:15pm – In this “mock” trial exploring family dynamics, homophobia, sexism, feminism and the complexities of living radically different from one’s biological family, a disembodied voice interrogates playwright Wendy Judith Cutler’s brother (himself a lawyer) after his death. With Kevin Wilkie and Lisa Dahling.
3:00pm – Ella and Billie: A tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday with Hannah Brown and Suzie Gay.
3:45pm – Growing Up in Ireland: Stories and poems in Gaelic and English with Harry Warner.
Sunday, July 14
11:15am – StraightUp StandUp: Not. A. Sunday Service (with maybe a little lying down), with lolly b.
12:00pm – william brown vs B.R.E.T.T. strange. forbidden. experiments. william brown is a pendulum having a human experience.
12:45pm – Let Me Call My Wild Cry: Spoken word poetry from her new chapbook plus newer work by Taryn Muldoon.
1:30pm – Your Seance In, where the dead speak in rhymes! Come raise your spirits with Nedjo Rogers
2:15pm – BADDIE ONE SHOE: Award winning writer Natalie Meisner performs spoken word poetry from BADDIE ONE SHOE, her forthcoming book (Frontenac House, November 2019).
3:00pm – Dancestors: Poetry interspersed and emphasized with belly dancing with the theme “a brown woman’s experience.” With Shamana Ali.

Event Cost: 
all shows by donation