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(June 13 , 2002, Gazette)

Commemorating the Golden Jubilee

L-R  Lt.-Gov. Max House, his wife Mary and Linda White from the Centre for Newfoundland Studies

A new display celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is now open for public viewing at the library named in her honour. During the opening of the exhibition, Linda White (R) from the Centre for Newfoundland Studies explains some of the items found in the QE II Library's Jubilee display to Lt.-Gov. Max House and his wife Mary. The souvenirs, collectibles and family heirlooms that are part of this display were contributed by Memorial’s faculty and staff. The display will remain in the library until Aug. 17.

Thursday, June 13
Art Gallery event — The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador in conjunction with the exhibition Celebrating 25 Years: The Ship Inn, presents A Trip Down Solomon’s Lane, at 9:30 p.m. Join performers including Anita Best, Kevin Hehir, Gordon Rodgers and Gerry Squires at the Ship Inn for an evening of poetry, stories, film and songs to celebrate the lasting legacy of this St. John's cultural institution. For more information, call 737-2563.

Tuesday, June 18
Information for artists — The Canada Council for the Arts will hold an information session for artists at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Canada Council officers will talk about grants available for professional artists and arts organizations, how to apply to the Canada Council, and the peer assessment process.

Friday, June 21
Botanical Garden — The Botanical Garden will hold a seniors day with admission free for all seniors that day. Garden volunteers and staff are offering a variety of activities including garden tours, nature hikes, ask the gardener, greenhouse tours, refreshments and more. For more information, call 737-8590.

Sunday, June 23
Downtown art — The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador is going downtown for St. John's Days from 1-4 p.m. The gallery is joining forces with the Anna Templeton Centre to celebrate the city's birthday. Drop-by for art activities for the whole family on Duckworth Street.

ONGOING
ST. JOHN’S

A display celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign is now open for public viewing at the library named in her honour. The souvenirs, collectibles and family heirlooms that are part of this display were contributed by Memorial's faculty and staff. The display includes: souvenirs that were issued to commemorate the Queen's coronation; photos of Her Majesty during her visits to this province and the university campus; and a glass dish issued in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria, the first Canadian Monarch to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. The display, which is open to the public during regular hours, will remain in the library until Aug. 17th.

The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, presents the exhibition The Ship Inn: Celebrating 25 Years, until June 29. For 25 years, it has been a centre of artistic production, advocacy and display. And yes, it’s a bar. Tucked away on Solomon’s Lane in old St. John’s, The Ship Inn was opened in 1977 by the Parnhams and continues to be family-run. The Ship Inn’s "alumni" are a veritable who’s-who of Newfoundland’s cultural community. Curated by Bruce Johnson, this exhibition will combine archival materials, visual art, music, video and writing; bringing together a score of artists, actors, filmmakers and writers in a celebration of a place that remains close to the geographical and cultural heart of St. John’s. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check www.agnl.ca