The Amazing Kreskin performed in front of a packed house at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John's Sunday night. The 76-year-old mentalist never stopped as he told stories, jokes and performed some pretty incredible feats of mental ability. Amazing Kreskin encourages people in the audience to take as many pictures as they like, so seen was able to bring you these.
The festival is a week-long extravaganza of events, including the Pope Productions Party on Friday night. Pope is the company that has produced countless feature films over the years. This year's offering is Beat Down! starring Marthe Bernard and Mark O'Brien. It was shown at the opening gala earlier in the week.
The 22nd annual festival debuted last night with another debut - the introduction of Pope Productions' Beat Down! by director Deanne Foley.
The director of Beat Down! Deanne Foley with some of her team on stage introducing the movie.
No, the military isn't taking over the ducks on Qudi Vidi Lake. This is, in fact, a model boat. Our photographers have seen this and other boats at Quidi Vidi. They belong to Curt who makes them himself. Pretty impressive, eh?
What's a good way to introduce audiences to contemporary dance?Take it to a public space, like in this case, the Avalon Mall in St. John's. As part of the Neighbourhood Dancework's Festival of New Dance, the Toronto company Corpus performed pieces aimed at children on Saturday and Sunday. Here are some images from a piece called Flock of Flyers. Parents might subliminally recognize these dancers from the TV show 4-square.
The very popular Newfoundland Liquor Corporation's Wine Fest took place with the usual large crowds tasting wine from around the globe. These shots were taken at the very end of the Fest on Saturday. That might be why they are *ahem* a bit blurry.
Those of you old enough to remember might recall Frank who used to direct traffic down at the corner of Duckworth and Prescott Streets.
Frank was retired a while ago, but apparently there's still a need to train the RNC to be traffic cops.
This is what seen came upon at the intersection of Mayor Avenue and Empire Avenue yesterday.
These old timers were discovered out back of Don Cherry's on Freshwater Road in St. John's.
And we have winners! Two in fact. Two groups of people. We couldn't make up our minds between two entries. So we bought two pumpkin tarts, and sent Ryan out to two different locales in St. John's.
Our winners are:
Jason By Stephanie Martin
Michael Jackson ( Thriller) by Meggan Martin
Ryan Snoddon and CBC logo by Brian Martin
Gollum by Patrisha Walsh
Spider by Bill Rogers
Wicked Witch of the West by Linda Rogers
Elmo by Meggan Martin for Baby Jack
and last but not least Jack for Jack Martin age eight months.
We chose this St. John's entry based on a body of work that demonstrated creativity and technical skill.
Here's Ryan meeting the winners:
Escasoni Complex 2 East
We chose this entry from St. John's because ..well ... it's a hamburger. How cool is that?
Here's Ryan meeting the ladies at Hoyles-Escasoni:
Earlier in our contest: We asked (begged actually) Taneal Bourden, Angie Ryan and Jillian Lake from the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's to carve Ryan Snoddon's head in a pupkin. And, boy, did they come through. They carved not one pumpkin, but five.
Here's Taneal walking us through the process:
Look at these bad boys just waiting to be put under the knife. They will be eventually turned into epic artworks, adorning porches across the province in time for Halloween.
We know you put a lot of creativity into carving your pumpkin. Why not get something out of it? Enter our CBC pumpkin carving contest.
Send us a picture of your pumpkin to email@example.com, we'll post it in our special Halloween pumpkin photo gallery.
Now here's the good part:
If the winner is in the St. John's area (and we're not saying it will be), Ryan Snoddon will bring a pumpkin pie to your home.
If you live outside of St. John's, Ryan will send you a video congratulating you on your win, and you will receive a lovely collection of CBC swag.
So get those knives and pumpkins ready. Start carving. And send in those pictures.
Special Bonus: Extra points will be awarded if you carve Ryan on your pumpkin. We have provided a Ryan Pumpkinhead stencil to help you out.
Get your Ryan Pumpkinhead stencil here snoddon-pumpkin.pdf
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