Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Writer's Festival Frenzy

It's getting close to the busiest, most exciting time of year again in Bonne Bay: Writers Festival! Facilitated by Writers at Woody Point, this is the pinnacle of the summer for us, and is when we hold the highest number of events (and have the most fun!). Writers and musicians from all over flock to our charming little town to participate and display their work, all for us to enjoy. The full schedule for the week can be found here (http://www.writersatwoodypoint.com/schedule/) if you're interested, but below i'll be going into greater detail regarding some of the Galliott Studios-specific events - some of which that may not be on the official schedule. We've got all kinds of entertainment to keep you occupied this upcoming week!

 Writers at Woody Point


Wednesday, August 16th - On the second official day of the festival, Galliott Studio first hosts an event. Following the second portion of the opening concert, Jen is hosting late-night karaoke that begins at 11:30 PM. If you're looking to continue the party late into the night, there's no where else better than singing your heart out with us!

Thursday, August 17th - Thursday morning kicks off a series of morning readings by various individuals throughout Writers Festival. Our premier speaker is Susan Perly, a Canadian journalist and fiction writer. Her work has gotten her on the longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and given her national recognition, while she herself has worked with organizations like CBC Radio. Her reading is sure to intriuge anyone with a curious mind.

Friday, August 18th - The halfway point of the festival is kicked off with another reading; this time from Eva Crocker, who is best known for her most recent publication, Barrelling Forward. From an author who's newest work has drawn outstanding praise, be sure to expect a good story or two! Later in the evening, we're also hosting a musical performance by Steve Maloney, a performer native to Newfoundland. Steve's first release with his group Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind, succeeded by an Eastern Canada tour to numerous music festivals, drew the eyes and ears of the east coast music scene. In 2014, he was awarded the Rising Star of the Year award from MusicNL, and hasn't disappointed since. Steve's earned a reputation as a musical chameleon with a velvet voice. While he tackles folk, classical, and contemporary pop music, the one link between his music is rich and soulful delivery. He currently has another album under construction, so why not stop by and see if he gives us a preview? Price is to be determined, so stay tuned.

Saturday, August 19th - Another day, another reading at Galliott Studios! This time around, we have Dennis Lee, doing a kid-friendly reading! From the highly-acclaimed author of Alligator Pie, your kids are sure to enjoy whatever is in store. Later in the afternoon - around 2:00 PM - we're glad to welcome Anita Best and Sandy Morris back into the Studio for yet another musical exhibition. From some of the mainstays in Newfoundland's music scene, you're sure to recieve an amazing performance.

Sunday, August 20th -  The final morning reading at the Studio is facilitated by Robert Chafe, a Canadian playwright who's long list of works garnered him numerous awards and reknown. Robert's creative touch is sure to make an interesting showing for all ages. Last but not least, a collection of local writers are completing another reading, beginning around 4:00 PM. While the participants of the latter reading are unannounced as of yet, it's sure to be yet another outstanding selection.



Excited yet? Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you make a Writers Week post @galliottstudios1. Need any more information about our hosted events? Feel free to contact us through any of our media platforms, our by calling us. We're so excited to bring these events to you, and can't wait to see you stop by!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Already?

Can you believe we're already starting August? It seems like only a short while ago we were opening up for the summer season! Nevertheless, that only gives you a better reason to get out and experience all there is to offer.

First up, if you're just visiting Gros Morne, why not leave with a handcrafted memory? Jen and the girls in the shop are always hard at work making new pottery items for you. Our jellyfish are especially frequent sellers, and as was previously mentioned in an earlier blog post, it's our goal to spread them around the world, and find out where they are. But, besides the project they are a part of, these ceramic creatures make a perfect decoration to any reading nook, dorm window, or anything in between. Fresh-from-the-kiln mugs are also constantly in production, though sell out almost as fast as they're made. And of course, there is always the medley of local artwork, food products, and clothing for sale. 

August is also the most exciting month for Bonne Bay South: between Gros Morne Summer Music ramping up, and Writer's Festival in a few short weeks, there's lots for a visiting traveler or interested local to participate in. The unique performances and thrilling music appear at a higher frequency in the area's unique setting, so it's much easier to catch one of the shows by the end of the month. There's also always karaoke night every Saturday night at Galliott Studios as well, for those looking to sing their hearts out. :)

Excited as we are for August? Be sure to enjoy it while the days are still sunny and warm!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Munchies + Music

Another week at Galliott Studios brings exciting new things for our customers to try out. The next two days are sure to fill your stomach and soothe your soul.

Tonight, we have Chef Jason from the Bonne Bay Inn presenting us with a unique culinary experience: halibut ramen. Very soon, local ingredients will add a twist to a traditional Japanese dish that’ll surely make your tastebuds happy! Most importantly, the event is BYOB - bring your own bowl. Chef Jason will have full control of Galliott Studios as he presents us with a culinary experience, so be sure to get down as soon as possible. :)

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 26th) we’re having another musical appearance in the form of Earle and Coffin. This duo is one of Newfoundland’s most prevalent young groups, winning national awards and gaining high praise. Their music draws inspiration from blues greats, such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Soulful vocals and skilled guitar playing are but two aspects of an artfully constructed performance. Need your blues fill? Then visit us here at the Studio! If you buy in advance, tickets are $10; if you wait and purchase at the door, they’ll be $15.




We’ve got you covered this week! Between the scrumptious food or amazing music, what else could you ask for?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Better Bee Excited!

You better "bee" excited, as we've got a new product in store!

Coming from Tuck's Bee Better Farm Inc., we now carry a trio of delicious treats. First up is their staple: honey! Using honey from Newfoundland bees, it's mixed with cranberries (to increase the level of antioxidants and improve flavor) and bottled. Because Newfoundland is one of the few places in the world that does not treat its honeybees with antibiotics or chemicals, this honey is some of the purest in the world! We're also a vendor for their new honey-infused cranberry juice and partridge berry sauce - can you say tasty? Either is a great, organic addition to spice up any meal.


Our favorite part of Tuck's products is that they're entirely local! Everything in their products comes from on the island, and most of it - if not all - is created or pollinated by their bees. The honey we sell in the shop is even a mix of both Bonne Bay and Grand Falls-Windsor bee's honey!

We're also announcing a new Instagram project! From henceforth, we encourage all visitors who have purchased something from us, to share their photos of where said products are now; whether it be across the Atlantic or down the street, we want to see where our products - especially our cherished little jellyfish - end up. :)

We'll "bee" waiting to see what everyone has to share!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Tonight's Music


This week at Galliott Studios, we’re kicking it off with a bang! We welcome Peter Willie Youngtree underneath our roof to perform this Sunday night. It’s only $10 for entrance, so why not spend the evening with us and an amazing musician?

Peter is a Newfoundland artist, having grown up in a family of traditional folk singers. His style portrays his ancestry, utilizing old folk and country motifs in combination with modern sounds. Peter’s lyrics are praised as well, having been called “contemplative” and “vividly written”. This unique style has earned him high praise, put his music on top of the charts, and allowed him to perform with famous artists. Together with his backing band, “The Blooms,” Peter is now recording his second album. 

His show starts at around 8:30 tonight, so finish up supper in time to come down!

You can visit his Instagram and Twitter by searching for @pwyoungtree, and Facebook by simply searching his name. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Say Cheese!

Galliott Studios has made another new addition to our stock of local brands and artists this year: the delicious products of Five Brothers Cheese.

Five Brothers Artisan Cheese has grown into the sole producer of cheese in Newfoundland and Labrador. They create and sell a selection of fine product, including both aged and fresh cheeses. And, most importantly, they use 100% Newfoundland milk - staying local!

In the shop, we carry four of Five Brother's products, all as tasty and scrumptious as the last. Most popular are the Bergy Bits cheese curds, which everyone loves pairing with a homemade poutine. The curds usually sell out fast, so visit as soon as the latest shipment comes in! You won't regret it.

We also carry some of their block cheeses, including the White Fleet Queso Fresco, Avalon Cheddar, and Logy Bay Jack with Chilis. Each has its own characteristics which make it unique and delicious. You can buy it at the shop in a variety of sizes, and bring it home, or eat it straight off a cheese plate in-house! We're the only place on the west coast you can find this local brand.

You can find Five Brothers Artisan Cheese on many major social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Just look for @5broscheese, or search 5 Brothers Cheese, and you should find them.

On another note, you can now reach out to Galliott Studios on Instagram! Send us a photo of the shop, our products, or yourself enjoying the atmosphere, and you could end up on our page - just DM @galliottstudios1 on Instagram with your chosen photograph. We'll post it with a tag to you!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

New Beer on Tap!

As the sun stays longer and shows itself more often, Galliott Studios is open for business! This year, we've got a few new, exciting things that you'll love.

First up, we have beer from the Western Newfoundland Brewing Company on tap! Two taps are fixed brews with the names "Killdevil Pale Ale," and "Wild Cove Cream Ale." Tasty, eh? Our third tap will be more exciting; it'll be where we try out a plethora of new flavours throughout the summer. Anything new and delicious the brewmasters cook up will flow first from Galliott Studios' taps. Come down now and again to see what Jenn has in store!


Finally, check us out on our social media platforms! We're active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can find us on the former two by simply searching "Galliott Studios" on each website. For Instagram, our handle is @galliottstudios1: send us your favourite pictures of the shop or Bonne Bay and we'll post them there! Also, don't forget to keep checking us out here, on the blog. You'll know what's going on at the studio all the time. :-)

Don't forget to visit us this summer!