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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Fall 2017 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 31 October 2017 featuring renowned Nova Scotian folklorist and folksinger Clary Croft.

On this special Halloween Night, Clary Croft will present “Halloween Hauntings – Supernatural Folklore in Nova Scotia” Clary Croft is cited in The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada for his contribution to Maritime folklore and his ongoing research into the traditional music of the Maritime provinces. His career encompasses television, stage, film, radio, recordings and publications. From Symphony Nova Scotia to Sesame Street, Clary’s work has taken him across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. His own recordings showcase his love of the traditional music of the...
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nocturne: Art at Night 2017

Government House is once again pleased to be a featured site as part of Nocturne: Art at Night. From 6:00 PM to Midnight on Saturday, 14 October 2017, guests are invited to tour the ground level of Government House, Canada’s oldest vice-regal residence, and view the following two presentations: Nova Voce, Nova Scotia’s provincial men’s choir, will perform throughout the evening in the Ballroom. Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia will display its “Witnesses to a New Nation” exhibit. This exhibit features photographs of buildings that saw Confederation. This exhibit...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Registration is now open for the third event of the Fall 2017 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 17 October 2017 featuring singing sensation Reeny Smith.

In conjunction with the Halifax Pop Explosion, this event will feature Reeny Smith. Reeny is a talented, 25-year-old R&B/Pop artist from North Preston, Nova Scotia who has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five. Reeny was selected for the Portia White Award for Excellence in Vocal Performance in 2011, along with a scholarship from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizing her outstanding musical attributes. Also in 2011, Reeny won the African Nova Scotia Music Association (ANSMA) Up and Coming Artist Award, the Black Cultural Centre President's Award, and was selected...