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The Shatford Centre is an entrepreneurial creativity centre dedicated to creative well-being. It is home to The Okanagan School of the Arts, a non-profit society established in 1960, which provides a full range of creative classes, programs & workshops for individuals of all ages and stages.

What We Offer

What We Offer:

The Okanagan (Summer) School of the Arts was established in 1961 on the Pen High School Campus by George Gay, Eva Cleland, Edith Sharpe and other arts and culture pioneers in the South Okanagan region. This significant organization has been operating since that time, providing quality creative programs for residents and visitors.

COMMUNITY FACILITY: The Okanagan School of the Arts operates the Shatford Centre, its 'brick and mortar' home. The Senator Shatford school building was completed in 1921. It is one of Penticton's most important heritage facilities, located at 760 Main Street on the Penticton Secondary School Campus, in the heart of the City of Penticton. With funding from all levels of Government, School District 67 and support from other funders, the Shatford Centre completed Phase I on March 31st in 2011. Since that time, Phase II has been in process, which is the updating and enhancement of the facilities. The Shatford Centre has a 300 seat recital hall, offices, classrooms and studios on three floors of the 30,000 sq ft building. The recital hall has 18 foot ceilings, original Eastern Maple hardwood flooring, embossed tin ceilings and great acoustics. This community treasure of a building is ideal for festivals, conferences, workshops and gatherings with inside and outside facilities in a highly visible location.

The Shatford Centre is a community gathering centre. There are 25+ organizations that use the Shatford Centre on a regular basis, for meetings, events and creative programs. Annually there are around 30,000 visits to the centre. There are community and town hall meetings held regularly. There are many events during the year due to the 300 seat heritage auditorium.

CLASSES AND LEARNING: The Okanagan School of the Arts holds classes year round engaging students in many disciplines, such as life drawing, painting, visual arts, sculpture, theatre, music and more.

There is the new Creative For Life Program, which is for 'people who weren't born yesterday'. This program invites individuals to share their talents and others to learn about interesting and stimulating topics. The program consists of short classes being held during three semesters: fall, winter and spring.

Aug 12, 2016

Robin & The Timeless Forest presented by Runaway Moon Theatre

MARIONETTE MAGIC This summer, Runaway Moon is bringing another family-friendly marionette show to the Okanagan-Shuswap. We are beginning production of a youth-created and youth-performed marionette play, thanks to the BC Arts Council's Youth Engagement Program, called Robin and the Timeless Forest. This play will tour around the Okanagan and perhaps beyond between July 25 and August 18th, 2016. Young artists Forrest Elliot, Hana Friedman, Leif Saba, and Aidan Sparks, with the participation of Rosa Saba, are writing, creating, and performing the play. In a village where time is of the utmost importance, the clock stops and the forest starts to creep in. This story, filled with surprises and fantastical twists, is sure to capture the imagination of audience members young and old. TimelessForest_Penticton (1).pdf

Event Date: August 12th, 2016 - 01:00pm

Jul 28, 2016

JazzCool Faculty Concert

July 28 JazzCool Faculty Concert 7 - 9 PM Tickets $25 at the door or in advance at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton (250-770-7668) Cash Bar / Appies Provided /

Event Date: July 28th, 2016 - 07:00pm

Jul 6, 2016

Strings the Thing Faculty Concert 2016

Strings the Thing Faculty Concert 2016 Don?t miss a delightful concert with Rosemary Thomson (music director of the Okanagan Symphony), and the faculty from ?Strings the Thing? summer camp, including local violinists John Suderman and Sandra Wilmot, one of BC?s leading cello teachers? Joel Stobbe, and the entertaining Calvin Dyck. Highlights from the concert will include Vivaldi?s ?Concerto for Four Violins?, ?Summer? from the Four Seasons featuring Adeline Bojczuk, a Beethoven Trio featuring cellist Olivia Walsh, Paganini?s famous ?Caprice No. 24?, the exquisite ?Spiegel im Spiegel? by Avro Part, and the iconic ?James Bond theme?. The audience will be invited to participate by providing the ?cannon shots? by popping paper lunch bags in an arrangement of Tchaikovsky?s ?1812 Overture?. Registrations are up 30% this year at ?Strings the Thing?; an annual string camp at the Shatford Centre in Penticton with close to 40 students from the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley and Washington. The camp focuses on chamber music, an orchestra repertoire, seminars and masterclasses. The students range in age from 6 to 66 and enjoy playing together in this supportive environment. The music camp is both a positive learning environment and a celebration of great music as the students explore the challenges of making music together. The faculty concert will take place on Wednesday, July 6th at 7:30 at the Shatford Centre. Tickets at the door: Adults $15, Students $5 Information: 250.770.7668

Event Date: July 6th, 2016 - 07:30pm

Jun 1, 2016

Canadian Fiddle Champion SCOTT WOODS and his Band

Scott Woods Concert - Love That Fiddle! The Shatford Centre is pleased to present the Scott Woods Show - Love That Fiddle on Wednesday, June 1st at 7 PM! This uplifting live show celebrates the magic of the fiddle and simpler times. Along with Scott Woods is a top-notch band including guitar, bass, drums, accordion and piano. The two-hour live performance features Scott's famous trick fiddling - somersaults and walking on a barrel while fiddling; fancy fiddle tunes, traditional country and gospel songs, inspirational stories, family humour and sensational step dancing. Scott Woods is a multiple winner of the Canadian Open and the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championships as well as Fiddle Entertainer of the Year. Scott's famous trick-fiddling won the Canadian Novelty Fiddle Championship title and earned him 'The Flippin Fiddler' nickname. For seven years, Scott was the musical director and played the part of Don Messer in a show called "Memories of Don Messer's Jubilee", paying tribute to the late great icon. He now travels across the country continuing his own family tradition of old time fiddle music that was started by his father and The Merv Woods Orchestra back in 1950. The Scott Woods Show is presented in as many as 150 communities every year. Proceeds from most concerts help to support churches, charities and other community service groups. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Ages 5 and under are free. Tickets are on sale now at the Shatford Centre (760 Main Street, Penticton). Doors open one hour prior to show time and seating is first come, first serve. Tickets will only be available at the door if the show is not sold out in advance. To view this and other articles visit Shatford Centre News at http://www.shatfordcentre.com

Event Date: June 1st, 2016 - 07:00pm

Aug 15, 2015

Poetry for the Terrified

If you’ve always wanted to write poetry but find yourself immobilized by the prospect; If your school experience of poetry left you bored to tears; If you think poetry is full of secret meanings and no one taught you the code... Fear not. This hands-on multi-media workshop will lead you gently towards the poetic – and what you find there might surprise you. It’s not terrifying, and it’s not boring or impossible to understand. We will look at the importance of being specific in our writing, and of engaging the senses. We will examine the nuts and bolts of stanzas and lines. Mostly we will write, and read wonderful poems (including our own!) Exercises will include haiku, free verse poems, and the experimental. All skeptics welcome. Some previous writing experience would be an asset but is not required. Come prepared to write. Ages 15 and up: $45 Saturday, August 15, 1-4pm Shatford Centre, Okanagan School of the Arts, 760 Main Street, Penticton, BC Register in person, by phone at 250-770-7668, or online at www.osarts.com. Michelle Barker is an award-winning author and poet with fiction, non-fiction and poetry published in literary reviews around the world. Her debut novel, YA fantasy The Beggar King, was published in 2013 by Thistledown Press, and Old Growth, Clear-Cut: Poems of Haida Gwaii in 2012 by Leaf Press. Michelle works as an editor and recently completed an MFA in creative writing. She is excited about sharing her knowledge and experience with other writers. www.michellebarker.ca

Event Date: August 15th, 2015 - 01:00pm

Jul 27, 2015

Jazzcool

Instructors: Will Schlackl, B.ed, Bernie Addington, Craig Thomson, Stan Sabourin, Mike Treadway Ages: Grade 7 to Adults Time: 9 am to 3 pm Level: Requirements listed below Place: Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton Fees: $300 Total Cost: $300 Sessions run between July 27 and July 31 Register Online at osarts.com/courses This is a proven and very successful program for youth, designed to get students excited about jazz. The main focus will be on improvisation, as this is what jazz is all about. The program is open to students in grades 7 - 12. Students need a minimum of two years experience on their instrument. The ability to read music is essential. Students will be placed in groups based on age and ability. There are professional and exciting 2015 Faculty Members: Will Schlackl, Bernie Addington, Stan Sabourin, Craig Thomson and Mike Treadway. On Friday, July 31st - Jazzcool Concert! The Jazzcool students will be showing off their week of hard work!

Event Date: July 27th, 2015 - 09:00am

Jul 18, 2015

What if? A Workshop on Writing Fantasy

Instructor: Michelle Barker From hobbits to Hogwarts, in this workshop we’ll look at the many different types of fantasy-writing and talk about how to make magic. The most useful question to ask when writing fantasy is: what if? You’ll learn what an info-dump is and why you shouldn’t do it. You’ll learn why the best fantasy writing also has a strong link to reality. Fantasy is a great way to explore some of the BIG issues: good versus evil, the nature of power. World-building is your stage. Conflict is your story. But it all comes down to character. We’ll talk about naming, and the dangers of creature overload; the importance of logic within the framework of your world, and the place of research. Above all, we will use writing exercises to stretch our fantasy muscles. Come prepared to write. Ages 15 and up: $45 Saturday, July 18, 1-4pm Shatford Centre, Okanagan School of the Arts 760 Main Street, Penticton, BC Michelle Barker is an award-winning author and poet with fiction, non-fiction and poetry published in literary reviews around the world. Her debut novel, YA fantasy The Beggar King, was published in 2013 by Thistledown Press, and Old Growth, Clear-Cut: Poems of Haida Gwaii in 2012 by Leaf Press. Michelle works as an editor and recently completed an MFA in creative writing. She is excited about sharing her knowledge and experience with other writers. www.michellebarker.ca

Event Date: July 18th, 2015 - 01:00pm

Jul 13, 2015

Rock Skool

Instructors: Will Schlackl, B.ed Ages: 9 to 17 Time: Between 8 am to 6 pm Level: All (see course list below) Place: Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton Fees: $300 Rock Skool, $150 for Individual Course Total Cost: $300 Sessions run between July 13 and July 24 Register Online at osarts.com/courses Courses Include: Beginner Guitar: This course is for those students who have never held a guitar or are not sure if they are holding it correctly! (also good for younger players) 10 hours. Intermediate Guitar: Ok, you can play! Do you read music? Do you understand bar chords? 10 hours. Advanced Guitar: Chords, melody, and improvisation are key in this program. 10 hours. Bass Guitar: Fundamental techniques will be explored (Dependent on enrollment) 10 hours. Rock Skool: We will build the band from the ground up! 20 hours. Big Rock Show!! Friday July 25th, 2014 ~ 1:00pm - 4:00pm Families and friends are encouraged to join us for a great show. The Rock Skool students will be showing off their two weeks of hard work! Fee Guide: Individual courses are $150 except Rock Skool, which is $300.00. Note: Rock Skool students may take as many courses as they wish. All courses are 2 weeks long & run Mon to Fri. Specific times are to be confirmed. Drop off registration forms at Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton. Please call 250-770-7668 for more information.

Event Date: July 13th, 2015 - 08:00am

Jul 8, 2015

'Light Classics for a Summer Evening' Concert

Don’t miss a highly entertaining concert with Rosemary Thomson, and the faculty from 'Strings the Thing' summer camp, including local violinists John Suderman and Elizabeth Lupton, one of BC’s leading cello teachers’ Joel Stobbe, and the entertaining Calvin Dyck. Highlights from the concert will include “Ferdinand the Bull” for Speaker and solo violin, “Take me out to the Ball Game,” which will include batting practice and an altercation with the “umpire,” and favourite movements from the Haydn Sunrise Quartet, and Beethoven’s famous Op. 18 in G. Rosemary Thomson will be featured in the Widor Piano Quintet and the ever popular “Hungarian Dance No. 5”. Calvin Dyck and Adeline Bojczuk will be featured in the last movement of Bach’s “Double Violin Concerto” and there will be other surprises from Telemann, Bartok and Schmeltzer. ‘Strings the Thing’ is an annual string camp at the Shatford Centre in Penticton with close to 25 students from the Okanagan, the Fraser Valley and Washington. The camp focuses on chamber music, an orchestra component, seminars and masterclasses. The students range in age from 6 to 66 and in ability from beginner to advanced. Former members of the camp have gone on to various university programs, and some are regularly playing in professional orchestras. The music camp is both a positive learning environment and a celebration of great music as the students explore the challenges of making music together. The faculty concert will take place on Wednesday, July 8th at 7:30 at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton. Tickets available in advance at the Shatford or at the door: Adults $15, Students $5. Information: 250.770.7668.

Event Date: July 8th, 2015 - 07:30pm

Jul 7, 2015

Drama Extraordinaire with Lesley Buxton

This one-week summer camp for ages 12-16 is designed for both the experienced young actor as well as the novice. Students will focus on the essential elements of theatre, such as voice, movement, improvisation, scene study and acting techniques in a safe and encouraging environment. Participants will be introduced to techniques of Slam poetry, Greek chorus work and Restoration theatre. Emphasis will be placed on important life skills such as building confidence, inventiveness, imagination and teamwork. The camp will end with a performance of a modern adaptation of the story of Odysseus. This retelling of the classic tale will feature beautiful but deadly sirens, shipwrecks, monsters, powerful witches, and of course, a hero. Students will be encouraged to share their ideas and direct scenes, as well as learn about set design, and costume and stage management. The focus for the week is to create a collaborative and creative space where young actors feel free to explore all this magnificent art form has to offer. Fees: $250. Register online at www.osarts.com. Please phone 250.770.7668 or email info@shatfordcentre.com for more information. Lesley Buxton is an arts educator specializing in drama and creative writing. Her adaptations of theatre classics have been performed by young actors throughout the Ottawa and Western Quebec area. Over the past twenty years, she has taught for well-known arts organizations such as: The Ottawa Little Theatre, Arts Under One Roof, Youth Infringement, and Tournesol Dance. In addition to teaching, she has worked as an actor, theatre critic, arts editor, and a theatre consultant for The Canadian Children’s Museum. Lesley is a graduate of Mountview Theatre School in London, England where she specialized in theatre and education, improvisation, scene study, movement, and voice. During that time, she performed in a variety of productions including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blood Wedding, and Spring Awakening. She has also been involved in film and TV. While a member of The Great Canadian Theatre’s Playwright’s Unit, her first play, Of Grace, was work-shopped and subsequently produced by Ottawa’s Year 1 Theatre. Her writing has been published in a variety of Canadian literary magazines: The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead and The Antigonish Review. Last year, her collaboration, Silent Falls, with visual artist Patti Normand debuted at Ottawa’s City Hall’s Karsh-Masson art gallery. It was the most popular exhibit of the season. Currently, Lesley is pursuing her Masters of Fine Art in creative nonfiction at The University of King’s College.

Jun 19, 2015

Ecole des Beaux Arts

Instructors: Angie Roth McIntosh Time: See description below Place: Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton Fees: $275 Total Cost: $275 Sessions run between June 19 and June 21 Register Online at osarts.com/courses Basics of Painting - What you see in Oils and Acrylics Come and learn some of the key elements and techniques for painting in oils or acrylics. This introductory course is suitable for those wanting to learn a standard method of painting, using the important basics like tonal value, colour use and design and it will show how a simple process and a few general ideas can make painting fun. Students whether they are new to painting or have some experience will get ideas and tips that will make painting a joy whether working from life or a photo. Friday evening June 19th 6.30 to 9.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday June 20th and 21st 9 am to 4 pm

Event Date: June 19th, 2015 - 09:00am

May 28, 2015

Renowned Canadian Playwright Colleen Curran's "Cake-Walk" on at The Shatford Centre

The newly formed theatrical group, "The Shatford Players," invite the Okanagan community to join them for an evening of fun. The first production, "Cake-Walk" is written by Canadian author Colleen Curran. Colleen has written an amazing story of humour, laughter, jealousy, pain and love. She has developed each of the six characters at different "turning points" in their lives, and throws them together for the annual Canada Day town fair. The cast members include: Gordon Dawson, Donna-Marie DeLorey, Leslie Manion, Colin McKenzie, Grayce Overhill, Kim Russell, and Cheryl Valliant. The show is directed by Judi Ritcey. There will be four performances over May 28, 29, and 30 (7:00 each evening and a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.). The play will be presented in the Shatford Centre Auditorium. The cost of the tickets is $20. They are available at the Shatford Centre, The Dragon’s Den and the Penticton Visitor Centre. For those who are members of the Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA), the price of the tickets is only $15. The play is a comedy and you will not be disappointed. As a matter of fact, you will split your sides laughing. Plus, each night there will be a draw and you could be a winner! After the performance you will have an opportunity to meet the author and the cast. So, nothing but fun, fun, fun!

Event Date: May 28th, 2015 - 07:00pm

May 25, 2015

Spring Pottery Classes

This fun introduction to the art of clay includes both wheel throwing and hand building techniques to create one of a kind pieces. We will also cover methods of decorating and glazing your new creations. No experience necessary. Pre-School Ages 3-5 Mondays 1-3pm (May 25th, June 1st, 8th, and 15th) Children Ages 6-12 Thursdays 3-5pm (May 28th, June 4th, 11th, and 18th) Saturdays 10am-1pm (May 30th, June 6th, 13th, and 20th) Teens & Adults Mondays or Thursdays 6-9pm (May 25th, 28th, June 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, and 18th) Wednesdays 12-3pm (May 27th, June 3rd, 10th, 17th) Saturdays 1-4pm (May 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th)

Event Date: May 25th, 2015 - 01:00pm

May 23, 2015

Yes You Can Write a Play! Writing Workshop

Instructor: Collen Curran Fees: $85 for non-members, $75 for OSA members Total Cost:$85 THE PROGRAM Colleen Curran, author of CAKEWALK, has taught people age 5 to 85 across Canada and the USA How To Write a Play. In this Saturday playwriting workshop (10 a.m. to 4 p.m) you will have a fabulous and fun time and have something dramatic to show for it at the end of the day. You might even see it staged. Colleen’s approach is not daunting. She throws ideas and writing games at you and sees what you can come up with: a comedy, tragedy, thriller, sketch, farce, mystery or something you never expected. You’ll learn about character and plot, you’ll learn a lot. It all starts with your Playwright’s Notebook. Bring a big empty copybook to get you started. No laptops, please. This is an old fashioned approach that really works.

Event Date: May 23rd, 2015 - 10:00am

May 22, 2015

Free Reading with Award-Winning Author Colleen Curran!

Award-winning Montreal playwright, novelist, teacher, and performer, Colleen Curran, is giving a free reading open to the public at 7PM on Sunday the 24th in the Shatford Centre Auditorium. Colleen's comedy "Cake-Walk" premiered at the Blyth Festival in 1984 and has had more than fifty productions across North America. Next week, the "Shatford Players" are performing "Cake-Walk" and Colleen will be around to meet the audience! Colleen taught a comedy workshop at the Faculty of the National Theatre School of Canada and Irish Drama for the Siamsa School of Irish Music. Since the fall of 2009, she's taught a Playwriting Workshop for QWF and then as Monday at Ellie's. This Saturday, Colleen will be teaching 'Yes You Can Write a Play' at the Shatford Centre - Okanagan School of the Arts. Having Colleen visit Penticton is made possible by generous sponsorship from the Playwrights Guild of Canada. For more information, please call 250.770.7668.

May 12, 2015

Flamenco Fusion Mexican Flair

Flamenco Fusion Mexican Flair will be a fiesta to remember! Come out to celebrate the food, music, and culture of Mexico. There will be dinner, local wines, dancing, and music, all at the Shatford Centre at 6pm on Saturday, June 27th! The evening will feature Mexican flamenco-fusion duo El Javi on their first Canadian tour. Los Angeles-based flamenco guitarist El Javi combines the sounds of his acoustic flamenco guitar with the minimalist drum set of percussionist Jordi Marin, building a bridge of his own between flamenco and progressive rock. To find out more about El Javi, please visit www.eljavi.com. Tickets are $40, available at: the Shatford Centre (760 Main Street, Penticton), Therapy Vineyards (910 Debeck Road, Naramata) and Sonoran Estate Winery (5716 Gartrell Road, Summerland).

May 11, 2015

Strings the Thing Junior

Instructors: Elizabeth Lupton, John Suderman, Joel Stobbe, Calvin Dyck Ages: 7 to 11 Time: 9AM to 3PM Level: Violin/Viola/Cello: Min Student Book 1 Place: The Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton Fees: $225 prior to May 31, 2015, $250 after that date Total Cost: $225 Sessions run between July 6 and July 10 Register Online at osarts.com/courses Music and activities from 9 am to 3 pm for junior string players, ages 7 - 11 Chamber Music, Orchestra and Fiddling Afternoon Creative Interludes Join the Senior Group for: BBQ/Fiddling Jamboree Monday evening Faculty Recital Wednesday evening Celebration Concert Friday afternoon

May 8, 2015

Strings the Thing

Instructors: Elizabeth Lupton, John Suderman, Joel Stobbe, Calvin Dyck Ages: 12 to Adult Time: 9AM to 3PM Level: Intermediate to Advanced String Players Place: The Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton Fees: $375 prior to May 31, 2015, $400 after that date Total Cost: $375 Sessions run between July 6 and July 10 Register Online THE PROGRAM For intermediate to advanced string players at a minimum level of: VIOLIN/VIOLA: Grade 5 RCM/Book 4 Suzuki CELLO: Grade 4 RCM/Book 3 Suzuki DOUBLE BASS: beginners welcome Highlights: Chamber Music Each student will participate in chamber music groups - rehearsing and being coached every morning. Ensembles will be formed according to age and ability. Master Classes and new this year 1 hour seminars focusing on topics such as the following: - Tips for success in orchestra - The secret to efficient practicing - How to avoid injury (esp. Tendonitis) - The business of music - how to make a living as musician Note: Faculty will play in and mentor each section. BBQ and Fiddling Jamboree ~ This fun night is included in student registration fees - scheduled for Monday evening Faculty Recital ~ Strings the Thing Faculty will perform Wednesday evening Celebration Student Concert ~ Friday afternoon, everyone participates in this exciting concert to wrap up Strings the Thing 2015!

May 6, 2015

Scott Woods and his band return to The Shatford Centre with "Fiddling in the key of...eh?"

Renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band will be in the area to present an incredible new show called Fiddling in the key of…eh? This fast paced, uplifting show explores great Canadian fiddling styles and influences from Cape Breton and Scottish to Acadian and Irish to French Canadian and Metis. The show features plenty of old time fiddling, championship step dancing, trick fiddling, family humour and other aspects of our culture that have become symbols of what truly makes us Canadian. Scott Woods is a two-time winner of the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, two-time winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship as well as Fiddle Entertainer of the Year. He is known affectionately across Canada as ‘The Flippin’ Fiddler’ and tours extensively across the country every year raising funds for churches, charities and community service organizations. To date, over $2 million dollars have been raised for these groups. The show takes place on Monday, June 1st at 7pm at The Shatford Centre. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids (age 6-12) and kids 5 and under get in free. Advance tickets are on sale now at The Shatford Centre (760 Main Street, Penticton) or toll free at 1-855-SCOTTWOODS (1-855-726-8896) to charge by phone. See www.scottwoods.ca for a complete tour schedule.

Nov 19, 2013

"Corporations in Our Heads" Nov 19 at the Shatford Centre!

The voices of corporations tell us hundreds of times a day, in ways we may not notice anymore, what to buy, how to feel, how to perceive and the kind of person to aspire to be. Can we use the theatre to become aware of these messages, and to change our relationships to them, to live healthier and more sustainable lives with each other, with ourselves, and with the planet? Theatre for Living (formerly known as Headlines Theatre) is touring Corporations in our Heads - a process in which the whole evening of theatre emerges from the audience. Each night is focused on identifying the corporate messages that are present in our psyche and seeking ways to change our relationship to those messages that are healthier for us as individuals, as living communities and as a result, for the planet. Sounds heavy, but it’s a great deal of fun and no one is forced to participate (but of course it's always more fun and rewarding if you do)! Here is what people have been saying about the events: “Just back from Corporations in our Heads. So profound, and masterful. Got me thinking once again about a subject that I spend most of my time pushing to one side out of frustration and resignation. Also reconnected me at a deeply human level to what is actually occurring within us as we acquiesce to corporate messages.” Charley Lyons "A wonderful Corporations in our Heads event in Gitxsan Territory (Hazelton BC) tonight - 110 really animated and engaged people. Something came up that was (for me) very profound. The difference between being “in relationship” with something, and therefore having a responsibility to it, and demanding it as a right. If we have a relationship with clean water then we have a responsibility to protect it…our actions are DIFFERENT this way than if we simply demand clean water as a right....this changes our activism and also our relationship to the struggle against mechanization/corporatization." David Diamond “My husband and I attended Corporations in our Heads in Vancouver and left the space feeling inspired, invigorated, and connected to our community. The genuine dialogue, honest emotions, unexpected insights, and true engagement that we experienced at these theatre events are, for us, nourishment and reminder of our humanity and of our privileges and responsibilities in our world, as hollow and superficial as that world can feel sometimes. The variety of ages, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds represented in the audience speaks to the fact that Theatre for Living is providing an opportunity for community connection and recognition that is sorely needed by all of us. Theatre for Living's productions are entertaining, cathartic, and most of all, enriching in long-lasting ways.” - Caitlin Kopperson, Oct 11, 2013 "It was one thing to watch Diamond from my chair but quite something different to have him working directly with me. He listens, responds and directs like a puppeteer in flow. To watch him work, that alone is worth the price of admission. " - Betty Gilgoff (BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education) "So to sum up. Corporations in our Heads is an experience for you to participate in. What you will take away from is something that will make you think about how and why you buy things, how media affects you and how you might change your response to it. You will feel safe, engaged and energized by it. You have to be there to experience it and that makes this theatre of the purest kind. Go!" - Jim Peskin (Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association). Not just a theatrical event, "Corporations in Our Heads" seeks to be a relevant catalyst for actual change at the grassroots/community level. The hope is that local organizers can use that momentum from the show to move forward on local community issues. Each event is the community’s creation, and we hope you can take part in this collaborative creation with us on November 19th! Check out this video filmed during an experiment for one of the first performances of what would evolve into to the Corporations in Our Heads show, from Fall 2012, using an adaptation of Boal's "Cops in the Head". PENTICTON, BC: Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:00pm (approx. 2-3 hrs) at the Shatford Centre Recital Hall (760 Main street) Local Community Partner: Shatford Centre 778.473.3029 Admission By Donation (Suggested Donation of $10)

Event Date: November 19th, 2013 - 07:00am

May 13, 2013

The Mishras Indian Classical Concert

Saturday, May 18th, join us at the Shatford Centre from 7 - 9 pm to watch three generations of musicians from Northern India, perform Classical Indian music. Tickets can be purchased in advance at $16 or at the door for $20. Sunday, May 19th, join us again at the Shatford Centre at 5 pm for a Workshop only for $15! for more information, visit our website: http://www.shatfordcentre.com or call us at: 250 770 7668

Mar 19, 2012

Rotary Gigantic Book Sale (2012)

The spring used book sale is back! The Gigantic Book Sale will be located at the Penticton Curling Rink April 30th to May 5th between 10am - 8pm, Monday through Friday, and 8am - 5pm, Saturday. If you have books to donate they can be dropped off at the following locations: Shatford Centre -- Okanagan School of the Arts at 760 Main Street. Windward Software at 3547 Skaha Lake Road

Jul 26, 2011

"Living the Creative Life" Art Exhibition at the Shatford Centre-Okanagan School of the Arts!

The Shatford Centre is pleased to announce its upcoming art
exhibition called "Living the Creative Life". This art show brings together
creative people from three communities and locates them in three defined spaces
at the Shatford. Artists, like so many others, are attracted to the lovely
climate and easy lifestyle here. Find out what inspires so many artists of the
South Okanagan.


Art work found in this exhibit is that which is produced on
a daily basis by these artists and artisans whose journey in life includes a
heavy dose of making art, it is indicative of what you will find them working
on constantly in their studios. Many of the artists earn their living by
producing art and it’s wonderful to know that so many creative people have
found an inspiring place to live and work right here in the South Okanagan.


Most of these artists are happy to welcome you to view their
studios by appointment and directions can be found in 3 brochures (one for each
community) called "Studio Tour" available at Okanagan Visitor Info
Centres, and at the Shatford Centre.


"Living the Creative Life" art show opens at the
Shatford Centre in Penticton BC. on Thursday August 4 at 7 pm. The show
continues Aug 5 though until Sept 11, 2011.


Shatford Centre hours are Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm. For more
info, see www.shatfordcentre.com

There are no job/volunteer opportunities available at the moment.

There are no Request for Proposals available at the moment.

There are no Investment Opportunities available at the moment.