The Arts Station. File photo

Murderous fun in Fernie

Murder mystery evening to launch Arts Station accessibility fund

Amateur sleuths will have a chance to crack their first case when The Arts Station hosts a murder mystery evening this weekend.

“Brush with Death” has been written by Lindsay Vallance especially for the event, which will launch The Arts Station Accessibility Fund.

It will be performed by the Tunnel Theatre Guild and about 100 people are expected to take part.

“The evening will be very fun and entertaining, and unlike any event we have had in the past,” said The Arts Station administrator Louise Ferguson.

“It is a performance but it won’t be a traditional seated theatre show, you are able to move around the station, mingle and find clues.

“We also encourage participants to dress up as an eccentric artist or in your best gallery attire.”

The murder mystery will unfold in four parts with “mingle” moments in between and last for about two hours.

Local band Hark Raving Sirens will perform after the theatre portion of the evening.

Tickets cost $45 and include hor d’oeuvres and a selection of “murderous” cocktails crafted by the Blue Toque, which is sponsoring the event.

There will also be a cash bar and 50/50 as well as a special exhibition of works from local guilds and The Arts Station members, with half of the proceeds from sales going to the accessibility fund.

The Arts Station is exploring different options to make the facility more accessible, including chairlifts to the upstairs studios and improvements to the existing ramp for better access during the winter months.

“The Arts Station is a very old building so the process will not be easy and may take some time to make it accessible,” said Ferguson.

“We hope with the money raised that it can be used to leverage grant money and help with ongoing maintenance.”

“Brush with Death” will be held at The Arts Station on Saturday, April 7 from 7pm.

Tickets for the event are available at The Arts Station or online at Eventbrite, as well as on the door.

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