Readings continue! Join us on the 19th for more literary fascination!

Hello again, it’s Mimi, reporting on additional readings coming soon to The Magic Tree! We had a fine time enjoying Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower this week, and next week offers more for our relaxation and entertainment! Dubhna and Cale will read every second and fourth Wednesdays, but the time will shift to an hour earlier – and another reader will join us at some point as well! Caledonia will read at 1 PM, followed (eventually) by Bryn Taleweaver at 2 PM and Dubhna at 3 PM SLT.

This week, however, begins another rotation with Stranger Nightfire at 10 AM SLT, followed by Morgue McMillan-Shoreland at 11 AM and wrapping up with Aoife Lorefield at Noon SLT on Wednesday, the 19th of February. Stranger will again offer us fascinating reading from his eclectic collection, and Morgue will grace the airwaves of Ce Soir Arts with more from the Kalevala and perhaps some of her stunning original poetry, followed by more lovely Celtic readings from the inimitable Aoife Lorefield. It will be delightful – guaranteed! – and do check back soon for all the details!

Your attendance at these events is deeply appreciated by everyone at Ce Soir Arts – and by the readers as well. We love to share such creative beauty with our community, so come along and enjoy with us!

Stranger
Morgue
Aoife

Stranger, Morgue, and Aoife will welcome you to The Magic Tree – HERE!

Wonderful readings return to The Magic Tree – February 12!

Hello, friends! Mimi here, reporting on what’s happening now at Ce Soir Arts! While Ce Soir Arts is on hiatus, there is still enjoyment to be had! Art from autumn remains throughout the region and all the sweet spots for rest, relaxation, dancing, and more are still present. And now…we begin a series of readings once more at The Magic Tree!

Two of our favorite readers will return on February 12 – and 26 (with the addition of another on that later date!) to share from their large canon of readings! Do come join us at 2 PM and 3 PM SLT on the 12th to enjoy the following:

DUBHNA RHIADRA – 2 PM SLT
Dubhna always offers us fascinating tales of faeries and other magical creatures as well as simply amazing stories of struggle and triumph. This week, she treats us to an array of humourous fantasy narratives that will capture our attention and hold us fast as we listen to her beautiful Welsh brogue. These stories are indeed a fascination! Come along to The Magic Tree in Ce Soir Arts and be enchanted as Dubhna weaves her literary magic!
CALEDONIA SKYTOWER – 3 PM SLT
Caledonia is known far and wide for the depth and breadth of her readings. She is engaged at Seanchai Library, where live voice readings regularly enthrall audiences of all types. She always delivers something special at The Magic Tree, and this time, she will be doing her annual reading of poetry from those selected by students in the program she administrates for her state Arts Agency – Poetry Out Loud. These poems are always a delight. Come enjoy with us – and for more information, check here: https://www.poetryoutloud.org/
Your LM for The Magic Tree is HERE. More to come soon! Stay tuned!

Russell is on vacation through 05 April…but other readings are held – and do visit to enjoy the art and ambience!

Our beloved Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence, Russell Eponym leaves for vacation soon. He will be away on an extended leave until 05 April. He reads and plays his marvellous music often in Second Life™ and keeps busy playing near his home in Wales as well. He deserves a break, and we wish him well for his travels and enjoyment. Rest and relaxation are important in life, especially for one as busy as Russell!

Don’t forget that there are other readings (see previous postings) to enjoy at The Magic Tree – and please feel free to visit and enjoy the amazing art that is still available from the autumn showing. We will do something new for spring, so stay tuned! Besides, the quiet, peaceful ambience of the entire region is present for your enjoyment. Here are some points of interest:

The Magic Tree Reading Garden

Château Ce Soir

Dover Beach Theatre

The Graveyard Dungeon

Witchwood Hollow

The Conservatory and Oracle Parlour (wintry escape!)

The Beach at Ce Soir

Rockpools (named for Russell’s beautiful song!)

Le Phare (The Lighthouse)

Côte de la Mer Galerie 

Ivy Tower 

L’Académie d’Art 

Mermaid Cove

The Ruins 

Enjoy looking about for hidden spots too! Come…be inspired tonight!

We’ve been away due to health concerns…but lovely readings and music continue!

We have been away for about 10 weeks due to health concerns. Things are still a bit up-in-the-air, but treatment and some rest time are continuing. We are not sure of an actual return date, but we are so pleased that the wonderful Russell Eponym, Caledonia Skytower, Dubhna Rhiadra, Bryn Taleweaver, Aoife Lorefield, Stranger Nightfire and Morgue McMillan-Shoreland have continued to read and (in Russell’s case) also provide some wonderful music for your enjoyment!

Readings include Russell at NOON on most Tuesdays at The Magic Tree and Bryn, Dubhna, Caledonia on alternate Wednesdays (beginning at 1 PM SLT). Aoife, Stranger, and Morgue on the other Wednesdays (beginning at 10 AM SLT). These marvelous and gifted readers are simply amazing to hear, providing an incredible array of stories and poetry!

Russell’s beautiful Folk, Blues, and Beyond fills Château Ce Soir with magic most Thursdays at 2 PM SLT. This 90-minute music fest will offer you fun with friends and lots of time for dancing and enjoying Russell’s soothing voice and astounding finger-style guitar-playing! Do come round and have a wonderful time!

We will return…albeit slowly at first. But do know how much we appreciate your coming to Ce Soir Arts! Rest, relax, wander and enjoy!

Ǣon & Mireille

As Hallowe’en Approaches…The Mad Masquerade begins to take shape….

It’s that wonderful autumn season we love so much at Ce Soir Arts, and with it will soon come Halloween! Yes, that spooky holiday is on the calendar – along with some special events to help us celebrate! The Mad Masquerade is in it’s seventh year, and it’s filling fast with spooktakular readings, an art exhibit that will chill and thrill, and some music to provide a party atmosphere! In fact, the calendar is plumping up as the region shifts its colours. Here is just a hint of what’s in store, starting with 16 October readings!

Your broomstick is HERE:

New Area at Ce Soir Arts: Rockpools invites refelction…

As many of you know by now, the gifted musician, writer, and artist Russell Eponym serves as Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence at Ce Soir Arts. A cherished member of the Ce Soir Arts family, Russell offers us a range of stunning programmes. From his weekly readings at The Magic Tree – since January 2012 – to his weekly music programmes at Château Ce Soir – also since January 2012 – Russell brings a special, professional, and warm touch to all he offers.

This past spring, we had some wonderful art exhibits. Spring Awakenings filled the region with artwork from some of the grid’s finest artists. Part of that was a slideshow (still available near The Magic Tree) of some of the beautiful lyrics that Russell has penned, paired with some of his own paintings. From that, we’ve centered two seasonal exhibits after his songs (Songs of Summer and Autumn Splendour). And now, something new has developed! From his gorgeous song Rockpools – based on his experience of living on the coast of Wales – we have created a spot for quietude and reflection that we have named after that song.

Visit Rockpools at Ce Soir Arts

Do come visit this sweet location, seaside near Le Phare (the Ce Soir Lighthouse). There is a bench for relaxing, and a lovely rockpool to enjoy. We trust it will calm and inspire you!

Your teleport is HERE.

Autumn Splendour! An interim art exhibit explores autumn’s beauty…

It is no secret that we love autumn – and all it brings. The natural beauty of vibrant leaves as trees make their turn from the liveliness of summer toward the stillness of winter is glorious – but it’s just the beginning! Of course, there are the autumn holidays to celebrate: Labour Day (farewell to summer); Columbus Day (a day of discovery in the US); Hallowe’en (our ghoulish favourite!); Veteran’s Day (to honour those who served in the US); and Thanksgiving (such a beautiful, thoughtful holiday – and the food is good too!).

But what was that thing about Halloween??? Well, we’ll leave that to an upcoming post, but for now, we celebrate the annual transition as it begins. Subtle and not-so-subtle changes in the natural world are fascinating to watch. Come explore a bit at Côte de la Mer Galerie and enjoy the beauty. Russell Eponym (our Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence) has a beautiful piece that is a pairing of lyrics and painting that’s a must-see, and Ǣon shares a lovely tryptich based on Ode to Autumn by John Keats. Read the lyrics in what Russell has created along with the Keats poetry, and be enchanted! I share a few of my favourite fall views as well. I can feel the chill in the air and smell the cooling earth resting under those fallen leaves that crunch beneath my feet – and gather my sweater around me to keep warm!

Your conveyance to Côte de la Mer Galerie is HERE. And do grab the notecard at the entrance to wander the region for more autumn splendour – and a hint of winter too!