Art events coming up in the region 

The Lord of the Flies; on the road touring and training workshop; Coldsnap Music Festival in Prince George

The Lord of the Flies

Lakes District Secondary School’s (LDSS) Grade 9 and 10 drama class will present a play called “The Lord of the Flies” on Feb. 2 and 3, 2017 at LDSS. The play is a classic tale of a group of boys stranded on an island and the disintegration of their untried and precarious civilization under the pressure of raw nature.

Doors open and 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Adults pay $10 and students pay $5.

On the road touring and training workshop

The next ‘On the road workshop’ for aspiring, emerging artists will take place in Prince George at the Coast Inn of the North on Feb. 2-3, prior to the Coldsnap Festival. A limited number of travel subsidies are available.

The workshop is intended to serve emerging artists, agents and managers (ages 18 to 34 years) interested in enhancing their knowledge about touring, and who are in the early stage of launching a professional career. Workshop sessions are face to face with accomplished artists, agents and presenters on topics such as tour readiness, scheduling, touring by discipline, booking, contracts, marketing, tour finances and management, production and technical. Learn about contact events, showcasing, and pitch and perform sessions.

Become a B.C. Touring Council member $57.50 (includes listing in arts on tour directory) and register at the Prince George workshop for free. For more information, visit http://bctouring.org/touring-training-initiative/on-the-road-workshops.

The ‘On the road workshop’ is presented by the B.C. Touring Council in partnership with the B.C. Arts Council, as part of the aspiring and emerging artists touring and training initiative.

Coldsnap Music Festival in Prince George

The Coldsnap Music Festival in Prince George will take place from Feb. 3-11, 2017. Coldsnap is a unique cultural event lighting up the dead of winter in British Columbia’s north. Every winter, musicians from around the world descend on the city of Prince George for a full week of entertainment. From the next big thing in indie rock to jazz veterans to Celtic, traditional folk, hip-hop, and beyond, Coldsnap is a unique blend of talent and performers.

And Coldsnap is more than just a music festival. It is also a series of free workshops aimed at making music accessible to every member of the community. Coldsnap is run entirely by volunteers, has earned a reputation as a fan and performer favourite, and is regularly cited as one of best reasons to visit northern B.C.

For more information on concerts and tickets, visit http://www.coldsnapfestival.com.