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Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival

17 - 20 September 2020 #unscriptedfestival

Latest News Introducing the new Artists in Residence for the Digital Arts Residency in Twillingate (DART)!


COVID-19:  The 2020 Unscripted Festival will be going ahead and will have a changed format for 2020.  Check back for more information or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Save the dates for the 2020 Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival:

See you in Twillingate from 17 to 20 September 2020!

We are currently seeking partnerships for 2020 with businesses and organizations who want to be a part of growing digital arts and the economy in Twillingate.

We are also seeking proposals for digital arts workshops (all genres) and digital artists (all genres) who would like to present, exhibit, or do an artist talk at #Unscripted2020.

Something for Everyone

“Unscripted” has something for you: whether you create with a smart phone, an iPad or high-end gear; whether you are a wannabe, a social media nut, a hobbyist or are really good at it! But we have more than fun workshops, digital experiences and instagrammable moments.  The festival is also jam-packed with music, a kitchen party, a feast,  friends and more that is fun for the whole family!

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The Unscripted Twillingate Festival offers world class workshop leaders, well-known chefs and entertainers and a great lineup of events and adventures.

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A Digital Arts Exhibit, a Kitchen Party, From the Bog and the Bay Feast,  Saturday Soirée, the Annual Root Cellar Race, and 5 top notch workshops.

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2019 Presenters

Unscripted 2019 Festival Schedule

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Masonic Lodge, 111 Main Street Twillingate NL
Cost: FREE
  The kick-off of the 2019 Unscripted Twillingate Digital Arts Festival! Join us for the opening of our gallery of digital art on canvas and screen – featuring work from invited local artists. Everyone is welcome to attend for some refreshments, greetings and a cash bar as we open the 2019 Digital Arts Gallery. Come […]
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Orange Lodge, 118 Main Street, Twillingate NL
Cost: $17 + HST
Join us for a traditional Twillingate Kitchen Party with The Split Peas as they wrap up their quarter century of playing together. Join us for an evening of hand-clapping, foot-stomping fun, laughter and music.
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twillingate Orange Lodge
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
Award-winning photographer Mindy Veissid emphasizes an intuitive approach to taking pictures, one where open awareness precedes technical perfection and aims to cultivate photography’s meditative potential. You will practice being more mindful of your surroundings, attuned to the subjects that draw your attention and learn to use your senses to guide you to the most meaningful […]
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Twillingate Masonic Lodge, Main Road (Rte 340) Twillingate (North Side)
Cost: No cost. Donations gladly accepted.
Stop by the Digital Art Gallery in the Twillingate Masonic Lodge.  View some of our region's best photography, videography and digital art.
10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Twillingate Orange Lodge
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
In 2019, an online presence is crucial to steady sales and growth for small businesses. Leveraging various platforms, from Facebook to Instagram to Google Ads, business owners are now able to hone in and engage with their potential customer base with tremendous ease. The objective of this workshop is to present a multi-faceted approach to […]
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Twillingate Orange Lodge
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
Join strategic designer Jerrold McGrath in an exploration of what it means to live in a world of machine learning and artificial intelligence. As we turn over our information to apps, software and machines that increasingly make decisions for us, we are challenged to understand the world differently and solve problems facing us in new […]
06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Georgie's Restaurant, Anchor Inn Hotel, 3 Path End Twillingate NL
Cost: $65 + HST (includes gratuity)
A multi-course dinner with fresh and local seasonal produce that comes "from the bog and the bay", farmed and foraged with celebrity guest chefs at Georgie's Restaurant and a show with Mike Sixonate in Captain's Pub.
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
This workshop will allow you to collaborate with others and create light painting images using various light sources. Guidance will be provided to get you started. Various light sources will be available for you to use for your creations. This is a hands-on workshop. Please wear dark clothing if you wish to be invisible in […]
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twillingate Orange Lodge
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
Trying to get that perfect shot out in the wild while dealing with the elements is challenging, but oftentimes rewarding. James March goes over 8 tips for braving the harshest of conditions, from researching locations in advance, to what safety gear to bring, to ensuring your camera is protected. He also speaks to the basic […]
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Twillingate Orange Lodge
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
Local street artist, yoga instructor and blogger Nina Elliott (aka The Rock Vandal) will share tips and tricks for cultivating creativity from the various artists she’s encountered on her blogging journey. This workshop will touch on what inspires those artists, how they share their work online, tips and tricks, and tools they use. Participants will […]
Join us at the Digital Art Exhibit on Saturday afternoon for Artists In The House, a spotlight on our Featured Artists; Mike Feehan, Janice Hertel and Benjy Kean. Meet the artists, and hear them speak to their work and experience. Mike Feehan is a St. John’s-based illustrator whose work includes the award-winning mini-series Exit Stage […]
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
The Blue Barrel
Cost: No Cost.
Follow the Pied Pirate on a musical stroll of Twillingate. Listen to music and pirate stories with the Pied Pirate and discover unique spots in Twillingate.
03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Cost: $42 + tax and fees
Presented by Crystal Anstey of Experience Twillingate, this session will take participants on a walk to Batrix Island, foraging and photographing flora and fauna along the way. Upon arrival, the guide will start a fire where participants will have the opportunity to prepare and cook a feast; featuring local seafood, foraged edible plants, and local vegetables […]
07:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Captain's Pub, 3 Path End, Twillingate
Cost: $25 + HST
A Best-of Show, cheese and wine reception and a celebration party!
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $15 per person or $25 per team of two (includes T-shirt)
Run or walk a race through a predetermined course going from root cellar to root cellar. Let your smart phone help you find your route and tweet for clues.


Thank you to our 2019 Funding Partners, Sponsors, and Friends.


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