Lester Centre of the Arts

The cast of Disaster! received their first full experience of the upcoming community musical at their script read-through on Saturday night. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Disaster! experts come together at Lester Centre of the Arts

Prince Rupert’s 2019 community musical is underway with it’s first reading of the script

 

Port Edward council chambers were full to the brim over a public dispute surrounding a potential decision to rezone the property near the Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park from residential to commercial use. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Port Ed council chambers full over campground dispute

Port Edward council puts decision to fund Lester Centre on hold

 

Chrystopher Thompson, a tutor at PAC 10 ESI, spent his time outlining how he approaches debates with people, both in real life and the online realm. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

WATCH: Rupert Speakathon a spirited success

Thousands of dollars raised at marathon fundraiser

 

Talk till you drop: Prince Rupert Speakathon marathon starts today

Talk till you drop: Prince Rupert Speakathon marathon starts today

Fundraiser for Charles Hays Debate Club will feature 100 speeches over 25 hours

Talk till you drop: Prince Rupert Speakathon marathon starts today
Members of the Easel Weasels took part in the weekend workshop run by Susie Cipolla. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Weasely weekend workshop comes to Prince Rupert

Artist guild Easel Weasels welcome a special artist for their bi-annual brush up

Members of the Easel Weasels took part in the weekend workshop run by Susie Cipolla. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
“The Quilt of Belonging to Prince Rupert” celebrates memories from the first 100 years of the town. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

New piece of art bedecks Prince Rupert Library

“The Quilt of Belonging to Prince Rupert” makes long awaited move to its new home

“The Quilt of Belonging to Prince Rupert” celebrates memories from the first 100 years of the town. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Lead actor, Keith Lambourne, and his knights after a rehearsal for Monty Python’s “Spamalot” from the Lester Centre of the Arts’ 2018 musical production. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Lead actor, Keith Lambourne, and his knights after a rehearsal for Monty Python’s “Spamalot” from the Lester Centre of the Arts’ 2018 musical production. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Dance Academy of Prince Rupert students putting their own take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland titled “Welcome to Wonderland” at their 2019 year end showcase. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Get on Your Feet! Prince Rupert’s youngest and finest dancers show off their talent

The Dance Academy of Prince Rupert held their year end showcase over the weekend

Dance Academy of Prince Rupert students putting their own take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland titled “Welcome to Wonderland” at their 2019 year end showcase. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Ian Lihou (top left) and some of his student preparing for Rock Stock 2019 .

Rock Stock 2019: “It’s going to be better than last year”

For some young musicians this will be their eighth year performing at Rock Stock in Prince Rupert

Ian Lihou (top left) and some of his student preparing for Rock Stock 2019 .
On March 24, seats were filled at the Lester Centre of the Arts for the final night of Rumors, a Neil Simon comedy put on by Prince Rupert community members. In this scene, Chris Gorman (Krysta Ostrom) and Ken Gorman (Tyler Portelance) try to play it cool when the cops arrive at Charley Brock’s house. For more photos visit www.thenorthernview.com

Photos of Rumors on stage in Prince Rupert

Community theatre took on Neil Simon’s comedy from March 21-23 at the Lester Centre

On March 24, seats were filled at the Lester Centre of the Arts for the final night of Rumors, a Neil Simon comedy put on by Prince Rupert community members. In this scene, Chris Gorman (Krysta Ostrom) and Ken Gorman (Tyler Portelance) try to play it cool when the cops arrive at Charley Brock’s house. For more photos visit www.thenorthernview.com
Shannon Lough / The Northern View                                The cast of Rumors is make up of local performers, Chris Armstrong, Tristan Higginson, Rich Jerstad, Paula Loroff, Heather MacRae, Aurora Martin, Will Matheson, Krysta Ostrom, Tyler Portelance and Jacqueline Taylor. The play will hit the Lester Centre of the Arts stage on Thursday, March 21; Friday, March 22; and Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Rumors to hit the Lester Centre stage this Thursday

Prince Rupert community cast and crew present Neil Simon’s two-act comedy from March 21-23

Shannon Lough / The Northern View                                The cast of Rumors is make up of local performers, Chris Armstrong, Tristan Higginson, Rich Jerstad, Paula Loroff, Heather MacRae, Aurora Martin, Will Matheson, Krysta Ostrom, Tyler Portelance and Jacqueline Taylor. The play will hit the Lester Centre of the Arts stage on Thursday, March 21; Friday, March 22; and Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Submitted photo                                 Luke McMaster is taking his Icons of Soul tour to northwest B.C.

Luke McMaster brings Motown and soul to the Lester Centre

On March 8, McMaster performs his Icons of Soul tour in Prince Rupert, and then Quesnel, March 11

Submitted photo                                 Luke McMaster is taking his Icons of Soul tour to northwest B.C.
Silvie and Bryan Cheng performed a series of classic duets at the Lester Centre on Jan. 18. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Cheng²Duo wows Lester Centre crowd

Sibling performers gave a virtuoso performance on Jan. 18 in Prince Rupert

Silvie and Bryan Cheng performed a series of classic duets at the Lester Centre on Jan. 18. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Dr. Riaan Van Der Wart stands beside one of his pieces during the North Cost Transition Society’s addiction art exhibition on Nov. 9 at the Lester Centre of the Arts. Van Der Wart was one of several artists who displayed their work. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Transition Society hosts exhibit on addiction portrayed through art

Prince Rupert show gave artists an opportunity to express how they view addiction

Dr. Riaan Van Der Wart stands beside one of his pieces during the North Cost Transition Society’s addiction art exhibition on Nov. 9 at the Lester Centre of the Arts. Van Der Wart was one of several artists who displayed their work. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Pia Khaira and Alan Phuong practice their routine prior to the talent show on Sat, November 10. (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)

Piano duet claims Rupert’s Got Talent crown

Best friends, Pia Khaira and Alan Phuong, were named the winners of the Prince Rupert competition

Pia Khaira and Alan Phuong practice their routine prior to the talent show on Sat, November 10. (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)
Olivia C. Davies, Rosemary Georgeson, Emily Long star in Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone, which will be performed on the Lester Centre stage on Saturday, Oct. 13. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Crow’s Nest: Story and dance through an Indigenous lens

Lester Centre presents a performance by three women on friendship, life and transition to death

Olivia C. Davies, Rosemary Georgeson, Emily Long star in Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone, which will be performed on the Lester Centre stage on Saturday, Oct. 13. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
A trumpet was placed at the front of the stage at the beginning of the Peter Witherly memorial concert on June 8 in honour of Witherly, an avid player. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Community concert honours Peter Witherly’s legacy

The music society fulfills its financial obligation for the Peter Witherly Community Music Studio

A trumpet was placed at the front of the stage at the beginning of the Peter Witherly memorial concert on June 8 in honour of Witherly, an avid player. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Hannah McGovern, Kaia Jackson and Addie Pottle in “Sorry”.  (Andree Michaud photo)

Dance Academy of Prince Rupert hosts year end showcase

Family and friends attended “Eat. Sleep. Dance. Repeat.” on June 2 and 3 at the Lester Centre

Hannah McGovern, Kaia Jackson and Addie Pottle in “Sorry”.  (Andree Michaud photo)
Peter Witherly plays during Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11 in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Peter Witherly memorial concert to be held at Lester Centre

Thirteen musical groups to perform in Prince Rupert on Friday, June 8

Peter Witherly plays during Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11 in Prince Rupert. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Ian Lihou and members of Ring System Music Studio jam in preparation for the annual Rock Stock Musical Festival, taking place at the Lester Centre on May 26. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Rock Stock returns to Lester Centre for 8th year

Annual show and fundraiser will contribute money to Lester Centre equipment

Ian Lihou and members of Ring System Music Studio jam in preparation for the annual Rock Stock Musical Festival, taking place at the Lester Centre on May 26. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)