7:30pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Arthur Black's growing collection of award-winning books include Pitch Black and Black in the Saddle Again, both of which won him the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He hosted CBC Radio One's Basic Black program from 1983 until 2002, also using his comedic talents to host Weird Homes and Weird Wheels. His latest book is Looking Blackward.
This time round, Arthur Black turns his critical eye and warped funny bone to the world beyond Salt Spring Island, lambasting the amateur ballplayer who sued because the sun was in his eyes, the craze for blood sports and our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties.
Jackson Davies starred as Constable John Constable in The Beachcombers. He won the TV Week Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Actor four times as well as the Sam Payne Award and is in the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. He is one of two Canadians ever to be made an Honorary Sergeant of the RCMP.
Bruno and the Beach
Bruno and the Beach is a lively, highly illustrated book celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Canada’s longest running dramatic TV production, The Beachcombers. Bruno and the Beach includes anecdotes, trivia, production crew pranks and personal stories of the folks who appeared on both sides of the camera.
*Please let us know you are attending by registering in advance. Click here to register for this event. Please note that registration is so that we know how many people to expect. Admission on the night is always on a first-come-first-served basis.