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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 […]

What’s On in the Arts: July 2018

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in July 2018. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.   Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops   Visual Art Tsēmā Igharas: future generations // Ongoing to July 14 // Artspace […]

5 Questions: Cameron Anstee

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa, where he runs Apt. 9 Press and holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from the University of Ottawa. Anstee’s latest poetry release is a minimalist collection called Book of Annotations, published this spring by the fine folks at Invisible Publishing out of Picton, Ontario. Anstee is also the […]

TRACKS Youth Program Explores the Harmonies of Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science

A summer camp and youth mentorship program based out of Trent University is encouraging youth to engage with Indigenous knowledge and modern science holistically rather than separately. The initiative is called TRACKS (Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) and the team behind it is preparing for another season of camp sessions and workshops, which will […]

Putting Relationships at the Centre of our Local Food System

For almost ten years, By the Bushel has been connecting people in Peterborough to the food produced by local farmers. At that same time, they’ve been cultivating relationships between people who eat food and people who grow it, something that executive director Paula Anderson says is one of the keys to a healthy local food […]

What’s On in the Arts: June 2018

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in June 2018. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.   Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Workshops   Visual Art These things I have seen // Ongoing to June 24 // Art Gallery of […]

Peterborough Arts Awards: And the Winner Is…

A few years I go, I became weirdly obsessed with a short-lived Bravo TV show called Work of Art. The show took the tried-and-true reality competition show formula of Top Chef and Project Runway, and applied it to the world of fine art. It was a bizarre show, and rightly canceled after one season, but […]