Mark the solstice with a New West Summer Night's Dream

Everyone in New West is invited out for a whimsical evening to welcome the summer solstice.

A New West Summer Night’s Dream is set for Sunday, June 23 at Glenbrook Ravine.

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The free community event will feature the Noxious Obs, a community marching band formed and led by New Westminster Secondary School music teacher Steve Clements. The band will lead a procession into Glenbrook Ravine to a variety of predetermined staged areas in the park, where performing artists – poets, musicians, singers, actors and more – will offer up five- to 10-minute performances celebrating the solstice and the surroundings.

The event will feature an eclectic list of performers: Alan Hill, the poet laureate of the City of New Westminster; Peter Zaenker, a classical guitar player and music teacher at Glenbrook Middle School; Madeleine Elkins and Clarice Scop, with a guitar and fiddle duet; Lorynne Machado and Dayna Hoffman, circus artists; the Saximus Maximus ensemble, and Claire Dresselhuis, a professional cellist. They will be joined by students and groups from New Westminster Secondary School, led by NWSS teachers, including the NWSS Chamber Choir and drama, dance and visual arts students.

Audience members are invited to come dressed in “whimsical summer costumes” and bring their own lanterns.

Performers and audience members will meet at 8 p.m. at the Canada Games Pool parking lot and walk together as a group into the ravine, so be on time.

Parking is available on Sixth Avenue near the pool.

For information, email or search for the A New West Summer Night’s Dream event on Facebook.





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