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THE HORSE ARCHER – “A Lovasíjász” – Film & Live Demo
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

A beautiful new documentary from Hungary about Lajos Kassai and the world-wide movement to revive the ancient art of archery on horseback.



This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerizing valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire in over 30 countries worldwide.



Director: Kaszás Géza

Cast: Kassai Lajos, Obrusánszky Borbála, Kassai Iskola növendékei

Documentary, Hungary, 115 min, 2016
English subtitles



Kassai has inspired a group of people in the Annapolis Valley to form their own horse archery club, the Seawinds Horse Archers, They are bringing Master Kassai to lead a training camp and competition in Nova Scotia in August. Senior Student Lance Bishop will do a small demonstration on the stage before the film on how the arrows are held and shot on a target. He will also display the small and unique horse archery saddle that he bought from Kassai.

The film will be preceded by a live archery demonstration by Canning farmer Lance Bishop, one of Master Kassai`s students









All tickets: $12 (includes HST)
Rare & Unusual Plant Society’s Seminar & Reception with FREEMAN PATTERSON
May 12 @ 4:00 pm

9th Annual Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th 1PM to 4 PM in Market Square

The Atlantic Canada Rare & Unusual Plant Society Presents:

A Rare Seminar and Reception with Award Winning Photographer




“GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand”

  • Seminar 5pm (doors open to public at 4) 

  • Reception with cash bar to follow at 6:30pm

Reception is catered by Paula Buxton of Leo’s Cafe

Tickets through King’s theatre Box Office

  • $30.00 plus HST Early bird (until April 15th )
  • $40.00 plus HST Regular/At-the- Door


GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand

Namaqualand is the semi-arid to arid region in the northwest corner of South Africa, comprising an area roughly the size of New Brunswick. Although Namaqualand has no defined political boundaries, it falls primarily within the province of Northern Cape. What makes it so remarkable botanically and striking visually is that it is the home of approximately 4000 plant species, most of which bloom within the same period of approximately one to two months (late July through early September), following the spring rains that normally begin in late April or May. (By comparison, the great spring floral displays of West Australia are comprised of far fewer species.) Although the spring rains can be very sporadic, most years they are sufficient to bring forth good to incredible floral displays, which may be apparent along the main north-south highway commencing around Vanrhysndorp and continuing north almost to the border with Namibia. However, the greatest discoveries are invariably made by persons who go slowly, wander along unpaved secondary routes and farm roads, then get out of their vehicles and walk in search of plant specimens in the highly varied, often rocky landscape.

Freeman first travelled to Namaqualand in 1980 and returned in 2018 for his 40th extended visit. For 25 years, beginning in 1982 he conducted four annual wild-flower workshops at the Kamieskroon Hotel in the little village of the same name. During this period he amassed what is unquestionably the world’s largest collection of photographs of Namaqualand in bloom, although the University of Stellenbosch has the largest picture collection of individual species. Also, through his educational efforts in conservation and preservation, he helped to initiate land purchases that eventually led to the creation of Namaqualand National Park, which begins across the road from the Kamieskroon Hotel and now extends 70km to the coast and outward from there to include 100km. of the ocean floor.

Beginning in 2007 and continuing to the present, Freeman has led a two-week wilderness camping tour in March (autumn), the first week from a base camp on the Atlantic coast in Namaqualand National Park, the second week in the Richtersveld National Park, the spectacular mountain desert in the far north of Namaqualand along the Orange River, the border with Namibia. Some years this trip also provides the opportunity to see and photograph varieties of March lilies, a few striking species that bloom in autumn, but send forth leaves only after the spring rains.

Namaqualand, the small village of Kamieskroon, and the little Kamieskroon Hotel have become Freeman’s second home. In this program he invites you to visit him there.


***All images copyright Freeman Patterson***



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Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
THE GARDENER                
Special presentation in partnership with the King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens
Sébastien Chabot | Canada | 2016 | 87 min 
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.

Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English-style garden and summer estate.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. This poetic doc shows the harmonious relationship between people and nature and offers a compelling call for preservation.
Directed and produced by Sébastien Chabot    

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.