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Edmonton Fringe Festival Sampler

Calgary’s Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre company showcases eavesdropping in their new show, Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show. ArtBeat meets up with the play’s director, Charles Netto and a professor of Criminology and Sociology, Kevin D. Haggerty, to explore the human desire to listen in on strangers’ conversations. The play is being presented as a part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival at the southside Remedy Cafe (8631-109 St). ArtBeat also hears about the radio drama from the CKUA’s past, Guy Faulkrand, Gentleman Adventurer moving from the radio to the stage. The Edmonton theatre company, Centuries Old Productions is presenting THE RELUCTANT RETURN OF DONALD DRAKE at this year’s Edmonton Fringe Fest on Stage 5 in King Edward School.

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Local artist plays with words. ArtBeat hears why Bonnie Patton’s Marks of Meaning: Visual Poetry at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery calls everyday words into question in a series of large-format black and white prints of visual poetry artworks. The exhibition is on until September 6.


Comic artist Eric Dyck creates a sense of place through his comic strip. His newest project, Slaughterhouse Slough, documents the weird and wonderful world of his new home in Lethbridge. He shares his stories of crafting a homegrown comic series with ArtBeat.



Calgary’s Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre company showcases eavesdropping in their new show, Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show. ArtBeat meets up with the play’s director, Charles Netto, and a professor of Criminology and Sociology, Kevin D. Haggerty, to explore the human desire to listen in on strangers’ conversations. The play is being presented as a part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival at the southside Remedy Cafe 8631-109 St). ArtBeat also hears about the radio drama from CKUA’s past, Guy Faulkrand, Gentleman Adventurer, moving from the radio to the stage. The Edmonton theatre company Centuries Old Productions is presenting THE RELUCTANT RETURN OF DONALD DRAKE at this year’s Edmonton Fringe Fest on Stage 5 in King Edward School.


Without a recording of jazz pioneer, Buddy Bolden, we try to figure out what he sounded like, with help from A Time for Jazz host Kodi Hutchinson. Buddy is at the centre of CKUA Book Club’s August selection, Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje.