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What’s On in the Arts: October 2018

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in October 2018. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.   Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops   Visual Art Rod Mireau: Signs of Life // Ongoing to October 8 // […]

Wreck Wee Em

I met up with writer/performer Em Glasspool and director Linda Kash at Black Honey to talk about Glasspool’s first one-person, autobiographical play, Wreck Wee Em. Amidst the din of midday conversations and clinking of plates, they shared their thoughts about the joys and perils of creating theatre that evokes the harrowing experiences of psychosis and […]

Paddling Towards Understanding


In three, 26-foot voyageur canoes, they paddled around the Kawartha Lakes region for a week. Strangers to one another, the youth came from the Micmac First Nation in Nova Scotia, the Mohawk First Nation from Akwesasne, and the Curve Lake and Alderville First Nations. Youth from New Zealand, Australia and Mexico and nine non-Indigenous youth […]

Peterborough Gaming Gets Unconventional

There is something unconventional coming to Peterborough this month. On September 8, gamers of all stripes will descend on the Evinrude Centre for UnCon: The Unconventional Convention, a full day of tabletop gaming, board gaming, card gaming, war gaming, and live-action roleplay gaming. The image of dozens of people getting together to imagine throwing fireballs […]

Quashing the Excuses for Not ‘Doing Green’


One passionate and down-to-earth Peterborough woman is quickly making it hard to shrink behind excuses when it comes to crushing climate change. As someone who’s made some pretty huge life decisions herself in support of what’s best for the environment, Jessica Correa is putting out a message that is thawing the stiffening effects of the […]

What’s On in the Arts: August 2018

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in August 2018. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.   Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops   Visual Art Rod Mireau: Signs of Life // Ongoing to October 3 // […]

What Creates Quality of Life?

All throughout August, something unique will be happening at Evans Contemporary. The local art gallery normally closes its doors for the month, but instead, owner Paolo Fortin is giving the keys over to Karol Orzechowski, a.k.a. local doom rapper Garbageface, for a festival titled Quality of Life. “What I wanted to do,” says Karol, “was […]

Roller Derby Woo

Peterborough’s Riverside Riot Squad is about 15 minutes into their most recent bout against Kingston’s Skateful Dead at the Evinrude Centre. They assemble themselves into a new formation they’ve been perfecting this season. Three skaters link arms in a circle to form a defensive barricade while a fourth sets up in front them as a […]

The State of Bike Lanes in Peterborough

You see a lot of people with canoes on their car roofs in this region. Peterborough is a great place to pedal and paddle—I’ve been saying that a lot. The paths and trails in and around the city and along the many creeks, rivers, and lakes are absolutely divine. In fact, the city recently won […]