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The Grassroots Boom of the First Friday Art Crawl

Offcut slabs of hand-painted drywall mark the many stops of Peterborough’s First Friday Art Crawl. In November, the tendrils of the Crawl seemed to reach a little further. Initially launched in April of this year, the Crawl has grown significantly, hundreds of people now passing through the spaces on the first Friday of every month, […]

What’s On in the Arts: December 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in December 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Orchestra and Choir // Literary Arts // Workshops   Visual Art The Square Art Show and Sale // Ongoing […]

Theatre Review: The ‘Invisible’ Work of Making Art

November’s Precarious: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival has been a fascinating moment for the arts in Peterborough. Through plays, art shows, workshops, and talks (and, full disclosure, an event Electric City Magazine took part in, The Biography Project), it has been an in-depth exploration of the challenges of artists and anyone else living in a precarious economy, […]

Power Play

{Pop/Rant] With the recent saturation of news on Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer who allegedly used his position to sexually harass and assault hundreds of women over a period of decades, the world has suddenly become hyper aware of the epidemic of intimidation and coercion that exists in the entertainment industry, and anywhere else where […]

Hockey as a Winter Survival Strategy

The dead of a Peterborough winter. Snow, slush, grey, wet, bitter cold; all these are the benchmarks of our short days and long nights. Underfoot, gravel, filthy ice, cigarette butts, and frozen dog shit in sedimentary layers pave our buckling sidewalks. Spring sunlight and greenery are all too remote to be imagined. So we retreat […]

JERM IX Writes on Walls

The tag JERM IX is familiar in Peterborough, found almost everywhere around town. Sometimes, his stenciled poetic prose screams at you from gray and desolate walls. Recently, his arrest in Port Hope has prohibited him from creating street art again any time soon. “Outside of my home, I cannot purchase or possess paint, oils, markers, […]

What’s the Fuss About Tea?

[Well/ness} What’s the fuss about tea? Growing up in Britain meant drinking tea from the days of sippy cups, when it was served warm, milky, and sweet. The phrase “there’s nothing a good cup of tea won’t solve” frequently popped up in conversation. Family drama? Put the kettle on. Stomach ache? Put the kettle on. […]

What’s On in the Arts: November 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in November 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Precarious Festival // Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Orchestra and Choir // Literary Arts // Workshops   Precarious Festival A new month-long festival explores […]

Inconsistent Weather and the Wrong Clothes

“There’s no such thing as bad weather. Some might say it’s a lovely day; you’re just wearing the wrong clothes”—this was the somewhat unexpected response I received from my Dad back in Britain, when we chatted on Facetime the other day about my apprehension towards the changing season and inconsistent Canadian climate. My surprise stemmed […]