Aliens…and other stories: the highlight of another wonderful day at The Magic Tree!

BRYN and DUBHNA provided two hours of excellent stories, as always, at The Magic Tree today. Bryn‘s spot-on telling of a selected tale from Aurthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Oddysey. It was indeed riveting, as the party responded to an eerie magnetic anomaly on the moon – and discovered a mysterious black monolith. The images were striking, and Bryn did some convincing alien voices that drew us into the tale… He just HAS to come back with more of this, as the taste of Ray Bradbury’s work that he shared at the end of the hour was just enough to whet our appetites for more…

BRYN in alien gear
BRYN in alien gear

Dubhna‘s reading – always a journey to everywhere – included specially selected poetry, all beautiful including some verse that had flowed from her own pen. Each one was delivered with her characteristic style that always satisfies. Dubhna is known for reading deeply expressive poetry and sharing writings by both known and unknown writers; we can’t wait to have her return with another exploration of works tender or forceful, always with a point worth hearing.

DUBHNA telling tales...
DUBHNA telling tales…

Both of these outstanding spoken word artists will return to The Magic Tree on 12 October (2 PM and 3 PM SLT, respectively. Do plan to join us!

Join us for two hours of engaging spoken word at The Magic Tree…Wednesday, 2 and 3 PM SLT

BRYN READINGIt’s Wednesday, 28 September, and we’ve got two hours of excellent spoken word coming your way! At 2 PM SLT, outstanding reader BRYN TALEWEAVER will take us on a SCI-FI journey. We’ll meet aliens in unusual places and encounter some strange happenings along the way. Don’t miss this unique and very enjoyable hour!

Dubhna at The Magic Tree - 0416 - for advertsUp next, the wonderful DUBHNA RHIADRA will drop in and invite us into some special stories that she’s chosen with us in mind. We always enjoy Dubhna‘s readings; I call them an adventure to everywhere, because you never know just what gems she’ll be sharing – but you can bet they’ll be shining ones…

Come along and enjoy listening to fantastic tales as we relax under the branches of The Magic Tree in Ce Soir Arts. Your chariot is HERE

“The Americas” – wonderful folktales as Cale wraps her series at The Magic Tree…

Cale brought us more of her wonderful readings at The Magic Tree, and as we anticipated, it was another beautiful hour with this talented writer and spoken word artist. Today, her focus was The Americas, both North and South, and we were swept away by simply charming tales – many of which fell into the category of Cinderella story, one of the shared forms of story found in countries around the world.

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Each tale was unique to the country of origin, but the overall tales shared the common thread of romance – with a bit of intrigue or playfulness. The last tale of the day was a departure from The Americas programme, as Cale whisked us away to Finland for a time-honoured story of two competing brothers and their father’s method of finding each of them a sweetheart to wed. Both brothers set out on the adventure as planned…but – as luck (or providence) would have it – there were distinct differences and some sweet surprises along the way! To say that we and all assembled enjoyed this hour would be an understatement.

Calle will return soon, prepared to share with us some very special stories that will take us into the autumn season…and provide a bit of chilling for Halloween! You won’t want to miss it, so do look here, on SL Search in-world, and at our schedule board at Ce Soir Arts for details. Consider joining our Subscribe-O as well, and then…you won’t miss a thing!

Drop over anytime to dance, relax, or wander about. Come…be inspired tonight!

“The Unicorn Tapestries” with ACT – what a beautiful event!

We enjoy artistry in its various permutations and SecondLife™ offers us numerous opportunities to see and experience many forms of artistic expression – for both education and entertainment. Today, we were charmed by another presentation by the excellent company of Avilion Cameo Theatre. This group of builders, actors, writers, musicians, and dancers come together in their work and provide many hours of enjoyment and enrichment at their own sims and across the grid.

We at Ce Soir Arts have been privileged to host this company twice now, and each time has been a delight. The production of The Unicorn Tapestries today was simply lovely. From the staging to the acting, everything was well-done and the presentation was seamless. I was enthralled and had to remind myself to take these photos. I’m glad I did remind myself, for now, we have these to enjoy!

Photos from The Unicorn Tapestries by ACT
                                  Photos from The Unicorn Tapestries by ACT – 25 September at Ce Soir Arts

Whilst the company will be back to perform another of their fine works at Ce Soir Arts, please visit Avilion and enjoy the loveliness of the sims and learn more about their artistry. Check the Avilion Arts website for more details regarding Avilion Cameo Theatre, Avilion Bards, the MerBallet and many other offerings of this company; the sim offers excellent opportunities for medieval roleplay as well, and you are invited to learn more HERE.

Our thanks to the whole company, but especially friends Bajoy (Dramaturge) and Moon Aerandir (Bard of Avilion). Do see earlier postings for more information – and look for future postings as well.

THIS SUNDAY – 25 September – “The Unicorn Tapestries” by Avilion Cameo Theatre – 1 PM SLT at Ce Soir Arts

As previously noted (see earlier postings), we are quite pleased to host Avilion Cameo Theatre (ACT) once more for another of their stellar presentations. The Unicorn Tapestries will be performed at Ce Soir Arts, and a special platform has been set aside for the performance, placed by exceptional builder Layne Thomas, a member of the company. JOIN US HERE for the performance on Sunday; please arrive between 12:30 PM and 12:50 PM SLT for maximum enjoyment of the music and play; the performance begins promptly at 1 PM SLT.

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The Unicorn Tapestries is a play based on a tale woven around the 15th century set of six tapestries known as The Lady and the Unicorn, now on permanent exhibit at Musée national du Moyen Âge (formerly known as Musée de Cluny) in Paris. Over the course of the play, secrets hidden within these fine works of art are revealed. Beautifully told by the players of ACT, the story holds quite a bit of intrigue, and we will be swept away by the telling of the story in drama, dance, and song. Come along and enjoy this delightful presentation, overseen by our friends Bajoy, Dramaturge for the company, and Moon Aerandir, Bard of Avilion.

Do plan to join us! CLICK HERE for SLurl.

Ce Soir Arts Will STANDUP2CANCER Again – FOUR Hours of BLUES and More – 21 September from 3-7 PM SLT!

You won’t want to miss our third show for StandUp2Cancer this fundraising season! BLUES NIGHT for StandUp2Cancer will offer FOUR HOURS of amazing BLUES and MORE – with a star-studded line-up that’s sure to please! Check this out:

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The dedicated SU2C kiosks will be out on stage and above the bridge (as well as outside at the entrance of Château Ce Soir). You can donate Linden Dollars (L$) by clicking the round “Donate Lindens” sign at the top of each kiosk or click for links to websites for donations by country: Britain, Canada, and the USA. For more information about the innovative programmes of research and support offered by the non-profit organisation StandUp2Cancer, visit their website HERE.

Come join us for this outstanding event and give what you can to support the work of StandUp2Cancer. Enjoy the music – and make a difference! We’ll see you on Wednesday, 21 September!

Your taxi to BLUES NIGHT for StandUp2Cancer at Château Ce Soir : HERE!

Avilion Cameo Theatre (ACT) to Perform “The Unicorn Tapestries” at Ce Soir Arts – 1 PM SLT on Sunday, 25 September…

As previously noted (see earlier posting), we are quite pleased to host Avilion Cameo Theatre (ACT) once more for another of their stellar presentations. Everyone enjoyed The Book of Love and Imagination by Bard of Avilion, Moon Aerandir last spring; what lovely music, poetry, and choreography! It will be another beautiful presentation this time, as the troupe brings The Unicorn Tapestries  to us at Ce Soir Arts; a special platform has been set aside for the performance, placed by exceptional builder Layne Thomas, a member of the company. We will be sure to post a landmark the day before the performance, which is scheduled for Sunday, 25 September at 1:00 PM SLT.

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The Unicorn Tapestries is a play based on a tale woven around the 15th century set of six tapestries known as The Lady and the Unicorn, now on permanent exhibit at Musée national du Moyen Âge (formerly known as Musée de Cluny) in Paris. Over the course of the play, secrets hidden within these fine works of art are revealed. Beautifully told by the players of ACT, the story holds quite a bit of intrigue, and we will be swept away by the telling of the story in drama, dance, and song. Come along and enjoy this delightful presentation, overseen by our friends Bajoy, Dramaturge for the company, and Moon Aerandir, Bard of Avilion.

Do plan to join us!