Andrew Murphy* – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

*Not the accountant

Occupation: Programming Manager, Atlantic Film Festival Association (

Place of Birth:HRM, Nova Scotia

Currently Resides:  Halifax, North End, Nova Scotia

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?

My neighbourhood café, Alterego’s on Gottingen St.

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?

My kitchen with good friends as it increases the chances of a spontaneous dance party.

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Nova Scotia?

There is a place for guys to shop now, thanks to my friend Dwayne and his wife Krissy who opened the first HRM licensed clothing store, The Hunt Club ( ).You can shop. You can drink. You can hunt.

Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?

In front of the screen at the Empire Oxford Theatre looking out at a full house for a movie playing at the Atlantic Film Festival in September.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Nova Scotia:

1. Check out the listings for live shows – there’s always multiple local bands, artists and DJs playing around HRM.

2. Take a guided tour and watch the noon gun at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (I used to be a tour guide there in university)

3. If it’s an appropriate season, drive around the province and take in the historic sites and local markets along the way.

What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?

I was born in Nova Scotia, so I feel an organic connection to it. Halifax is the smallest ‘big’ city I know and I love it for that very reason. It’s great to get away, but always great to come back to.


SABS Note of Noteworthiness:

Andrew is also the Programming Manager for a very cool film festival in Halifax called Viewfinders - check it out!

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  1. Andrews comments on Halifax/N.S.are some of the reasons we are retireing in halifax along with being closer to family & freinds.Family know who you are.

    Comment by bill delaney — April 12, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

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