Apr 9, 2014 8:02 AM
Living NH Cultural Heritage: April 2014
This month’s newsletter shares over 100 traditional arts and cultural heritage events and opportunities happening across NH, with many more probably not listed. Please be in touch and share your events for future newsletters and promotion.
Living NH Cultural Heritage is a monthly newsletter to help share the many heritage and traditional arts events, demonstrations, performances, and news that makes New Hampshire so culturally vibrant. Please share this newsletter, and email or call with any events, news, performances, or meetings you would like to include in the newsletter. Contact: Julianne Morse, Heritage & Traditional Arts Coordinator , NH State Council on the Arts Julianne.firstname.lastname@example.org (603)271-0791
*This list is compiled by the NH State Council on the Arts. NHSCA is not responsible for the organization, planning, quality, or scheduling of these programs. Please contact the program host organization directly to confirm the final date and time of the program. All underlined content is a hyperlink to more information.
NHSCA Grants & Roster Opportunities
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants assist in the preservation of traditional/heritage-based arts (crafts, dance and music) by funding a master traditional artist to teach an experienced apprentice in one-to-one sessions. Deadline 7/11/14.
Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing A juried listing of traditional artists, community scholars and folklorists who are available for presentations, demonstrations, lectures, performances and workshops. Many organizations reference this listing when planning for their events. Deadline 7/11/14
Arts in Education Artist Roster a juried roster of artists that represent diverse disciplines, cultures, and regions of the state can bring new ideas, skills, energy, and creativity to schools and communities in New Hampshire. Deadline 4/11/2014.
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Strawbery Banke presents Preservation Series The series takes place in the Tyco Visitors Center. Each 5:30 pm talk is open to the public, with a suggested donation at the door of $10 ($5 for members). Light refreshments.
April 17- Richard Candee and Bob Chase, Preservation in the North End of Portsmouth
May 6- John Schnitzler and Elizabeth Farish, Tour of Strawbery Banke’s Thales Yeaton House
April 19- Annual Sugar Run Pow-wow, Laconia Indian Historical Assoc.(LIHA): Memorial Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH 603-878-5697
10:00 am. Free admission.Celebrate the return of the Brookford Farm cows to the Village pastures with a parade to their first spring grass. Featuring 2 Fiddles with Maypole Dancing, Outdoor Barn Dancing, Brookford Farm Sausage Grill, and Head Wreath Making. Self-guided exhibits open.
May 17-18 - Honoring of the Elders Powwow, Tamowrth Camping Area 194 Depot Rd , Tamworth NH, 603-617-5852 email@example.com
May 31 Newmarket Heritage Festival, the award-winning Newmarket Heritage Festival, one of the Seacoast region’s most anticipated annual cultural events, will return this spring on May 31, 2014. Produced by the Newmarket Main Street Corporation, the event celebrates the arts, culture, history, and community spirit, bringing together a host of talented performers and artisans. Known as the Seacoast’s favorite international block party, the festival has gained a reputation for its eclectic mix of entertainment and activities, as well as its friendly atmosphere.
Canterbury Shaker Village now accepting applications for the 3rd annual Canterbury Artisan Festival on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. The Festival celebrates traditional arts with a juried Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food and demonstrations. First application deadline: May 16, 2014. Second application deadline: August 1, 2014. Craft Fair Categories include:Clay, Fiber/Fabric, Metal, Wood, Jewelry, Glass, Baskets, Leather , Toys, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Sculpture, Multi-Media.
American Independence Festival looking for local artisans & craftsmen. We are searching out vendors that embody the creative spirit of Colonial era craftsmen and merchants. We are looking for local artisans, craftsmen and entrepreneurs to add to the atmosphere and fun of the day. The 24th Annual American Independence Festival will be held July 12, 2014, on the grounds of the American Independence Museum, on Water Street, and at Swasey Parkway. This is a family event attended by approximately 3,000 people and is filled with historic reenactments, music, Traditional Arts demonstrations, children’s activities, and more!
(603) 237-9302 Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm www.fiddleheadsusa.com
Remick Doctor & Farm Museum is offering a Painted Floor Cloth Workshop April 11 & 12. $45.00 includes materials, instruction, and refreshments.
League of NH Craftsmen Classes and Workshops
Education is an essential part of the League's mission and an integral part of everything we do. We have classes, workshops, and demonstrations that are open to everyone. There are opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. If you want to read about craft or are conducting research, visit the League's headquarters on 49 South Main Street, Suite 100, in Concord. The Kira Fournier Library Resource Center includes more than 2000 craft-related books and periodicals, the Archives provide a wealth of information, and The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum displays a fascinating show of historical craft objects.* Please visit the League website to see class descriptions as there are classes offered in Concord, Sandwich, Littleton, Hanover, Meredith, North Conway, and Nashua
WREN Workshops & Technology Classes 921 Main Street, Berlin (603) 869-9736 http://www.wrencommunity.org At WREN, improving lives and livelihoods is not just about financial empowerment, it is also about personal enrichment. WREN members are invited to share their area of expertise with others, by offering classes and workshops on any topic of interest. Please visit WREN’s website to see a full offering of arts classes.
Blacksmithing: New England Blacksmithing Guild: meets twice a year in NH
Kathleen’s Cottage Irish Pub & Restaurant, Bristol, Fridays 7pm
The Press Room, Portsmouth, Fridays 5-9pm
Salt Hill Pub, Hanover, Thursdays 6pm
Harlow’s Pub, Peterborough, Tuesdays start 7-7:30 pm
Ri-Ra Irish Restaurant And Pub, Portsmouth, Sundays 5-8pm
Mel Flanagan’s, Rochester, Fridays 7:30pm
May Kelley’s Irish Cottage, North Conway, Sundays 3:30-7pm
Salt Hill Pub & Restaurant, Lebanon, Tuesdays 6-9pm
The Shaskeen, Manchester, Saturdays 3-6pm
The Barley House, Concord, Tuesdays start 7-7:30 pm
Friday, April 4, 2014 Dance Series: Keene Location: Keene Caller(s): Brendan Taaffe;
Friday, April 4, 2014 Dance Series: Wentworth - Squares Location: Wentworth Caller(s): Adam Boyce; Band(s)/Musician(s): Adam Boyce and Sue Hunt;
Saturday, April 5, 2014 Dance Series: Deerfield - NH Location: Deerfield Caller(s): TBA;
Saturday, April 5, 2014 Dance Series: Peterborough - Play Ball Location: Peterborough Caller(s): Adina Gordon and Steve Zakon-Anderson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Notorious (Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger) w/Jeremiah McLane and Perpetual e-Motion (John Coté, Ed Howe);
Monday, April 7, 2014 Dance Series: Nelson - Monday Location: Nelson Caller(s): TBA;
Friday, April 11, 2014 Dance Series: Londonderry Location: Londonderry Caller(s): Alice Morris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flaire Eire
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Dance Series: Exeter Location: Exeter Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Stone Soup
Saturday, Arpril 12, 2014 Norwich, VT Northern Spy. Contras, squares, occasional dances in odd formations! All dances taught! Information: Rick Barrows
Monday, April 14, 2014 Dance Series: Nelson - Monday Location: Nelson Caller(s): TBA;
Friday, April 18, 2014 Dance Series: Manchester - 3rd Friday Location: Manchester Caller(s): Gale Wood; Band(s)/Musician(s): JumpStart (Gene Albert, Nancy Fiske, Paul Lizotte, Victor Troll);
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Dance Series: Albany - NH Location: Albany Caller(s): TBA;
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Dance Series: Concord - NH Location: Concord Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Dorsey-Parrott PIck-Ups;
Sunday, April 20, 2014 English Country Dance, Venue: Dublin Town Hall,1120 Main Street, Dublin, NH, Musicians: Allison Aldrich Smith with Aldo Fabrizi and Karen Axelrod Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Admission: $10 Phone: (603) 209-3304 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 21, 2014 Dance Series: Nelson - Monday Location: Nelson Caller(s): TBA;
Friday, April 25, 2014 Dance Series: Milford - NH Location: Milford Caller(s): Open mic ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Milford Town Hall Band; Note: Sit-in musicians welcome
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Dance Series: Ossipee - 4th Saturday Location: Ossipee Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Puckerbrush;
Monday, April 28, 2014 Dance Series: Nelson - Monday Location: Nelson Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA