Stories by Jessica Hirtle

From print to paywall

The success and struggles of subscription-based online journalism

Dec 26, 2016

During the demonstration, Dr. Lei Jiang wrote “dragons flying, phoenixes dancing” in the sitting, flying and walking calligraphy styles.

EducationChina Day features calligraphy, book launch

‘A wonderful opportunity to showcase and celebrate what we have achieved’

Oct 26, 2016

Louise Baker’s artwork has been displayed at many galleries in Halifax, Truro and Mahone Bay

ArtBold hues, texture featured in artist’s new collection

‘The combinations of colours just make you feel really good’

Oct 25, 2016

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra practices at the Fountain School of Performing Arts.

MusicOrchestra gives young musicians outlet, community

‘I love the connection you feel while you’re playing’

Oct 21, 2016

The Loaded Ladle is a registered food co-operative in Nova Scotia.

Education Lunch with a side of activism

‘It’s fun to have a community. It’s nice to do something that isn’t school work’

Oct 20, 2016

Kavita Khanna, an engineer, and Sanjay Khanna, an IT consultant, have organized Bollywood Night for the last two years.

CultureFundraiser brings Bollywood to Halifax

‘It combines the importance of the work of the IWK with some culture’

Oct 16, 2016

Colleen MacIsaac, artistic producer of the Villain’s Theatre, holds a costume up for sale, which was originally used for a production of The Duchess of Malfi.

TheatreTheatre hosts costume sale in time for Halloween

'You don’t want to see them get mouldy in someone’s basement'

Oct 15, 2016

Anna Sprague dances with a young viewer in her art performance during Nocturne’s opening night on Thursday.

ArtNocturne to enliven city and engage viewers

'It’s kind of exciting to see how an artist will reinterpret a space'

Oct 14, 2016

During Black’s time in Halifax, The REDress Project will be featured at Nocturne: Art at Night, Anna Leonowens Galley and Port Loggia Gallery.

ArtREDress Project demonstrates community, solidarity

'It can reach a lot of audiences and get people to start talking and thinking'

Oct 13, 2016

“This earth needs protecting,” says Lil MacPherson.

HRM Votes Profile: Mayoral candidate MacPherson promotes sustainability

‘Think about what we have to lose … and what we have to gain in the next four years’

Oct 11, 2016