Creative Current – Mandala workshop offered through UniTea

Nadine Davenport's bi-monthly report on arts, music and theatre in the area.

Spiritual Video at UniTea showing Apr 2

UniTea Tea Room is hosting another Video/Discussion Night. This month’s inspirational video feature is called  The Cosmic Giggle. It is an experimental documentary film that explores the human energy field’s dynamic relationship with our environment.

Also showing is a 30 minute short ‘Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 2. It takes a look at The Spiral which explores the logarithmic spiral pattern that extends all the way from our DNA to the spiral arms of galaxies.

Video Night is free and starts at 7pm. Complimentary popcorn !!

Mandala Art Workshop at UniTea April 9

UniTea and Soul Circle Mandalas invites you to come and create your own Mandala on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm at UniTea Tea Room.

All Art Supplies and Light Dinner provided. No artistic ability needed.

Loosely translated, “Mandala” means “circle,” but a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself – a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. Suggest reservations but will accept walk-ins to – call UniTea to book your space (250) 453-9345

WRAPS brings Rick Scott to Ashcroft April 12

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society presents singer, songwriter and Dulcimer Ace Rick Scott, an award winning singer, songwriter, storyteller and actor who combines music and laughter in lively, participatory concerts for all ages. His gift for combining wacky humour and poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following from four generations around the world. He will be coming to Ashcroft on Sunday, April 12 for a special 3pm show. Tix available at UniTea, The Bakery and Natures Gifts.

Spring Interlude Jam in Cache Creek

Enjoy a night out and meet local musicians! If you play, sing or just want to dance come to the Cache Creek Community Hall on April 11. Doors open at 6:30pm. Bring your instrument and your musical talent! Drum kit will be set up. Refreshments, tea and coffee. Admission by donation to CCES PAC. All ages welcome. Call Marcie Down at 778-207-6957 for more information or see Cache Creek Activities on Facebook. All proceeds go to support the Cache Creek Elementary School Music Program!

Annual Fine Arts Show and Sale

The Ashcroft Art Club is holding its 48th Annual Art Show from April 17-21.

Opening Night will be from 6-9pm and is adults only. From Saturday the 18th to Tuesday the 21st the show will be open from noon to 5pm The show is located at St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall. The Art Club mission is to promote fine arts in Ashcroft and surrounding area and is open to artists of all skill levels residing in our region. For more info check out their website ;

Community Pictionary!

UniTea will be hosting another fun and hilarious night of Charades at our Family Fun Games Night on Thursday, April 16 from 7-9:30pm. A free event at UniTea Tea Room 100-210 Railway Ave in Ashcroft. (250) 453 9345 for more information.

Author & Songwriter Tom Coles at UniTea April 25

The night will celebrate both the release of Tom’s new book Spirit Talker – The Legend of Nakosis as well as his great gift of music and songs.

Spirit Talker tells the fantastical story of one young man’s induction into the mystique and magical world of the Shaman.

Enjoy songs and stories that will open your heart on Saturday, April 25. Doors at 6:30pm – shows starts at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door or in advance. Drop by UniTea to buy your ticket or phone (250) 453-9345 to reserve. Limited to the first 30 people only.

Family Movie Night on Apr. 25 with Paddington Bear

The Village of Cache Creek presents another fun Family Movie Night at the Cache Creek Community Hall.

Paddington Bear is this month’s feature on Friday, April 25. Admission at the door. Doors open at 6 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm.

Popcorn and snacks available at the Cache Creek Elementary School Parent Advisory Council concession.

Wine Tasting and Murder Mystery

Join WRAPS and The Rotary Club for a co-presented event of Wine Tasting and Community Theatre. With appetizers, dessert and an interactive murder mystery!

This event  takes place May 2 from 7-9pm at the Ashcroft Community Hall. The evening features an alcoholic beverage tasting (wine, sparkling wine, ales, ciders), with coffee by Beans Roasted Right, appetizers and an interactive, comedic murder mystery performed by WRAPS! Tickets are available at Interior Savings Ashcroft and all Rotarians.

When a loud, annoying hypochondriac disappears and is presumed murdered while celebrating an evening out, the only objective witnesses are the audience members, who must cast their vote. Was it one of her sisters? The self-taught detective? The passionate French chef? The sarcastic waiter? No one is above suspicion in this delightful dinner theatre murder mystery!

Desert Bells Handbell concert on May 3

The Desert Bells Hand Bell Choir will return for a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3 at the Pentecostal Church in Cache Creek. The 3pm show will feature the Bell Choir and other local ensembles and soloists. Admission by donation.

Plein Air Paint scheduled for May

WRAPS and the Ashcroft Art Club will be holding their annual Plein Air Paint-out on May 22-24 in Ashcroft. Many visiting artists and local art club members participate in he two day event  that allows artists to explore and paint the area’s scenery. It concludes with a show and sale of paintings. For more information or to register, go to the WRAPS website or  contact

Nadine Davenport

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