Coming up in the arts in Cowichan

Bill Jones’s The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook has been shortlisted for a Taste Canada Award.

Jones’s cookbook shortlisted for award

Bill Jones’s The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook has been shortlisted for a Taste Canada Award.

The awards gala will be held Nov. 14 in Toronto.

In 2016, Taste Canada celebrates 19 years as the only awards that recognize Canada’s abundance of outstanding culinary writers.

Cowichan South Arts Guild Society sets up

There is a new arts group in the South End.

Cowichan South Arts Guild Society, a newly-formed not-for-profit society, will represent all aspects of the arts in Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay.

Known as The Arts Guild for short, the group held its first election on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The individual membership fee is $25.

Cast set for Shawnigan Players’ ‘Cinderella’

The Shawnigan Players have announced the cast for their Christmas season pantomime, Cinderella.

Fairy Godmother: Gordon Levin; Cinderella: Ali Platt; Prince Charming: Mahalia Benty; Ugly Sister Tatiana Tittyhaha Trouble: Alex Gallacher; Ugly Sister Belinda Botox Bubble: Bill Levity; Buttons: Cameron Trustham; Dandini: Cole Farquhar; Baron Hardup: Adrian Ingham; Palace Servant: Bob Norris.

Co-directors Irwin Killam and Laura Faulkner are happy with that group, and you will be, too, they promise.

“We have a very amazing chorus, too, and they are going to have a lot of fun in this show but we can’t say what,” Killam said last week in announcing the cast.

“Laura Faulkner and I are very grateful to the many of you that came out to audition and we truly loved all of you. Anyone in the acting world will tell you that comedy is not easy, but everyone brought their own uniqueness to this audition and we laughed a lot. We are excited to get started and see how far we can take this script and the actors. Be afraid!” she concluded.