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Back Stage to Labrador Arts

When most people think about Labrador, chances are they don’t think about catching a show at the theatre. Likely, those thoughts probably are reserved for New York City and the like. However, the arts scene in Labrador is very much alive, and here’s what you should be checking out.

 If theatre is your thing, the fall line up for the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre promises some amazing province-wide talent, including the likes of Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case, who won CBC's Searchlight competition in early 2013, along with the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, and play, Jake’s Gift.

The Birches Gallery in Happy Valley-Goose Bay hosts an extensive (and exclusive) collection of fine aboriginal art pieces - everything from multi-mineral Labrador Inukshuk, drum dancers, polar bears - to grasswork, tea dolls and whalebone carvings.

Each item is carefully curated by gallery owner Herb Brown. Herb has been building his collection for over two decades - an extra large treasure chest of fine art tucked peacefully away in the birches on lower Hamilton River Road. Here you’ll find the ambiance of a modern gallery combined with the ‘down home’ feeling provided with servings of local berry treats and smoked char.

So what about getting here, you ask? There’s lots of ways. If you’re here just for a couple of days, you can book the “Backstage Pass to Labrador Arts” package with Hotel North Two and have an all access pass to Labrador art & culture.

This package makes it simple to experience the diversity and beauty of the multitude of cultures here in Labrador, while retreating to the comfortable and well-appointed Hotel North Two for the night. Drop by, we’ve saved a seat for you.