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Etheridge's Point Seaside Fest

Etheridge's Point Seaside Fest taking place August 3rd and 4th in the community of Joe Batt's Arm.

Etheridge's Point Seaside Fest

Etheridge's Point Seaside Fest taking place August 3rd and 4th in the community of Joe Batt's Arm.

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Fogo Island Pride Week

Fogo Island Pride is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to providing support to members of the Queer community and their allies in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Details on all of the Fogo Island Pride Week events can be found here: http://fogoislandpride.org/events.html.

Fogo Island Pride Week

Fogo Island Pride is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to providing support to members of the Queer community and their allies in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Details on all of the Fogo Island Pride Week events can be found here: http://fogoislandpride.org/events.html.

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Fogo Island Film: A Whale of a Tale

Join Fogo Island Arts for a screening of the film A Whale of a Tale (Megumi Sasaki, Japan, 2017, 96 min) as part of Fogo Island Film 2019: Resistance and Resilience. In 2010, Taiji, a sleepy fishing town in Japan, suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight. The Cove, a documentary denouncing the town’s longstanding whale and dolphin hunting traditions, won an Academy Award and almost overnight, Taiji became the go-to destination and battleground for activists from around the world. A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate. Watch the film on Thursday, August 8, at 6:00pm in the Fogo Island Inn Cinema; free & all are welcome.

Fogo Island Film: A Whale of a Tale

Join Fogo Island Arts for a screening of the film A Whale of a Tale (Megumi Sasaki, Japan, 2017, 96 min) as part of Fogo Island Film 2019: Resistance and Resilience. In 2010, Taiji, a sleepy fishing town in Japan, suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight. The Cove, a documentary denouncing the town’s longstanding whale and dolphin hunting traditions, won an Academy Award and almost overnight, Taiji became the go-to destination and battleground for activists from around the world. A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate. Watch the film on Thursday, August 8, at 6:00pm in the Fogo Island Inn Cinema; free & all are welcome.

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Brimstone Head Folk Festival

The annual Brimstone Head Folk Festival running from August 9th-11th in the community of Fogo.

Brimstone Head Folk Festival

The annual Brimstone Head Folk Festival running from August 9th-11th in the community of Fogo.

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FIA Artist Talk: Monika Sosnovska

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist-in-residence, Monika Sosnovska, on Tuesday, August 13. The talk will take place in the Fogo Island Inn Cinema at 6:00pm; free & all are welcome.

FIA Artist Talk: Monika Sosnovska

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist-in-residence, Monika Sosnovska, on Tuesday, August 13. The talk will take place in the Fogo Island Inn Cinema at 6:00pm; free & all are welcome.

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FIA Open Studio: Shezad Dawood

Join Fogo Island Arts at Long Studio on Tuesday, August 20, for an informal open studio with resident artist Shezad Dawood from 4:00-7:00pm. Free & all are welcome.

FIA Open Studio: Shezad Dawood

Join Fogo Island Arts at Long Studio on Tuesday, August 20, for an informal open studio with resident artist Shezad Dawood from 4:00-7:00pm. Free & all are welcome.

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Fogo Island Social Innovators Meet-up

WeavEast fellow Josh Smee will be on Fogo Island on Wednesday, August 21, and will be hosting a meetup and information session at 5:00pm at the SUF Hall in Barr'd Islands/Joe Batt's Arm in partnership with Shorefast. Free & all are welcome; refreshments will be served.

Fogo Island Social Innovators Meet-up

WeavEast fellow Josh Smee will be on Fogo Island on Wednesday, August 21, and will be hosting a meetup and information session at 5:00pm at the SUF Hall in Barr'd Islands/Joe Batt's Arm in partnership with Shorefast. Free & all are welcome; refreshments will be served.

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Fogo Island Half Marathon & Marathon

The annual Fogo Island Marathon happening on Saturday, August 24. Full marathon begins at Man O'War Cove, with half marathon starting at Deep Bay/Island Harbour Crossroad, starting time to be announced.

Fogo Island Half Marathon & Marathon

The annual Fogo Island Marathon happening on Saturday, August 24. Full marathon begins at Man O'War Cove, with half marathon starting at Deep Bay/Island Harbour Crossroad, starting time to be announced.

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Fogo Island Film: Genesis 2.0

Join Fogo Island Arts for a screening of the film Genesis 2.0 (Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland, 2018, 112 min) as part of Fogo Island Film 2019: Resistance and Resilience. On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Resurrecting the woolly mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution – genetics. It may well turn our world upside down. Watch the film on Thursday, August 29, at 6:00pm in the Fogo Island Inn Cinema; free & all are welcome.

Fogo Island Film: Genesis 2.0

Join Fogo Island Arts for a screening of the film Genesis 2.0 (Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland, 2018, 112 min) as part of Fogo Island Film 2019: Resistance and Resilience. On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Resurrecting the woolly mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution – genetics. It may well turn our world upside down. Watch the film on Thursday, August 29, at 6:00pm in the Fogo Island Inn Cinema; free & all are welcome.

Resources
and Video

Reading list

Non-Fiction

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Becoming Human Jean Vanier

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson

Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson

Culture by Zygmunt Bauman

Culture in a Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

Fiction

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Rouellebecq

February by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa Moore

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

The Big Why by Michael Winter

The Big Why by Michael Winter

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole