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For 2015, applicants were invited to develop grant proposals celebrating South Hadley’s heritage and proximity to the Connecticut River in connection with a broad 'SH2O' theme. Artists were encouraged to think creatively about integrating concepts such as community, place, water, river, and history into their proposals.

SH2O 2015 Arts and Cultural Sampler (4-pg PDF)

The South Hadley Cultural Council is supporting these events in 2015:

PVPA Catalyst Dancers
Support for the 2015 season of dance, with performances including:
April 10-11, 2015 at Northampton Academy of Music
Performances TBA at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School, South Hadley

Wingmasters: Birds of Prey
April 16 at 3:30pm (free admission)
Loomis Village, South Hadley, MA and

Water, Water Everywhere! with Roger Tincknell
Family concert and interactive music program
July 27, 2015 (free admission)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley

South Hadley Chorale: Annual Spring Concert
85-voice chorus, full orchestra and soloists perform
Shaw/Parker translation of Haydn's 'Creation' and other works
March 15, 2015
Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley and Facebook

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
7:00pm, April 19, 2015 screening of My Italian Secret
at Gamble Auditorium Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley
Festival runs April 12-26 at locations throughout the Valley

Songs, Stories and Rhythms of the River with Craig Harris
July 10, 2015 (free admission)
Gaylord Library, 47 College Street, South Hadley

The Sound of Water
What does water feel and sound like?
New music for oboe and small ensemble by local composer Batya Annie Sobel
October 18, 2015 (free admission; concert in large space over looking the river)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley

Celebrating New England with Davis Bates
Evocative stories and songs from the farm and sea
October 28, 2015 (free admission)
Council on Aging Senior Center, 45 Dayton Street, South Hadley

Walking the Falls Historic Guide and Map
Print and online resource outlining four historic Falls walking routes
April 25, 2015 Launch Event (free admission, coincides with Canal VillagePotpourri)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley
Rise of the Falls Facilitation Group

Baroque Dances of the Sea: Hornpipes and Sarabandes
SH2O-themed concert of music traditionally danced aboard ships
Pioneer Valley Early Music Day performance by Ensemble Musica Humana
October 3, 2015 (free admission)
Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley

2015 Summer Concert Series
Thursday evenings, June 25 to August 27, 2015 (free admission)
Town Common (across from Village Commons), South Hadley
South Hadley Recreation Department

FallsFest 2015: Rock and Rolling on the River
3rd Annual Music and Arts Festival
July 25, 2015 (free admission)
Beachground Park, 116 Main Street, South Hadley Falls

History of the 13 Dams of the Connecticut River
Leo Lebonte, South Hadley Historical Society
June 24, 2015 (free admission)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley

Black Cat Theater
November 2015, Annual Fall Musical (dates, show TBA)
South Hadley High School, 153 Newton Street, South Hadley and

South Hadley Children's Chorus
Support for 2015 season, including these performances:
March 15, 2015 concert with South Hadley Chorale, MHC Abbey Chapel, South Hadley
Late April concert (free admission; date TBA) at South Hadley Public Library

What She Knows
May 2015, one act play about a survivor of childhood sexual abuse
Performance, dialog, and arts workshops for students of The Care Center

Hilltown Families
Learn Local, Play Local (online regional cultural information resource)

Every Hero has a Story with Jim Manning
Program for families and children ages 3-10
July 10, 2015 (free admission)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley and

Poetry in Music and E-Motion with Gail Herman
Collaborative program for Grade 7 students at Smith Middle School
May 20, 2015 Final Performance (free admission)
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley and

Arcadia Players
Support for 25th season of concerts in Hadley and South Hadley
South Hadley concerts at Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College South Hadley

Field Trip: South Hadley High School Improv Group
Improv Boston performance and training session
January or February 2015 (tentative)

Field Trip: South Hadley High School Art Department
Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Sackler Museum at Harvard
January or February 2015 (tentative) and

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Contact Us

South Hadley Cultural Council
Renee Sweeney, Chair

South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-2800

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