Creative Campus Schedule (Winter 2024)

Creative Connections Symposium

September 22 and 23, 2023

September 22 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Pit Lounge) – Opening Reception
September 23 – 8:30am to 4:00pm (Yvonne LeVert Suite) – Creative Connections Symposium

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Cape Breton University in partnership with the Atlantic Centre for Creativity will host a one-day Creative Connections Symposium on September 23, 2023, at Cape Breton University. The full day event will bring together the topics of Health and Well-Being, Sustainability, The Creative Eco-System, and Entrepreneurship. How does creativity affect our health and well-being? How can we deal with issues of climate justice and environmental sustainability through creative practice? How do we build a creative eco-system to support a creative economy? How do we tap into the power of design thinking and creativity?

The Symposium will hear from 11 panelists, along with 60 to 70 guests, as they tackle these questions through practical and theoretical analysis. The Symposium is open to everyone interested in the power of creativity.

Creative Campus Film Festival

February 26 to 29 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

A series of short and full-length films will be shown at various locations around campus, including the Cafeteria, Campus Centre Lobby, and the Boardmore Playhouse. Check full schedule here.

Artist on Campus

Drop by the cafeteria to visit with our guest artists as they work. 10:00am to 4:00pm

February 13 & 14 – Onni Nordman
March 6 & 7 – Mark Parselelo
March 14 & 15 – Scott Andrew Christensen

Boardmore Theatre

52nd Season of Plays


Written by David Henry Hwang
Directed by Jule Ann Hardy

January 16,17,18,19,20 – 7:00pm (January 19 is Pay What You Choose or Food Bank Donation)
January 21 – 2:00pm

Murder in the Cathedral

Written by T.S. Eliot
Directed by Russell Colman

February 13,14,15,16,17 – 7:00pm (February 16 is Pay What You Choose or Food Bank Donation)
February 18 – 2:00pm

One Act Play Festival

March 14,15,16,17 – 7:00pm

Youth Festival

April 2,3,4,5,6,7 – 7:00pm

Tree Boy

Written by Michele Riml
Directed by Todd Hiscock

April 22,23,24,25,26 – 10:00am
April 27 – 7:00pm
April 28 – 2:00pm

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Centre for Sound Communities

The Centre for Sound Communities is an arts-led social innovation lab at Cape Breton University involved in: doing research through artistic practices (mainly dance, music, theatre & digital media) as well as standard methods and strategies across a range of disciplines; providing training for students, faculty and community partners; working with communities to develop connections and access resources; and building research teams and networks to meet partners’ needs and solve concrete problems.

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CBU Art Gallery

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Music Department/Rotary Music and Performance Room

“Play it Forward” Concert

February 29th – 7:00 PM | CBU Boardmore Playhouse
$5 minimum entrance donation

The “Play it Forward” concert is raising funds for music lessons/instruments for Indigenous youth interested in learning music!

Morgan Toney, Isabella Samson, Kyle MacNeil’s CBU music class, Sons of Membertou, Breagh Kelly, Forrester Dancers, Dawn & Margie Beaton, Ben Smith, Carla Jessome, Ryan MacNeil, David Meuse, Nina Kent, Rudy Pace, CBU music students, and more…

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