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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 […]

A Humble Apology

{Pop/Rant] It’s been brought to my attention that a recent column of mine (“Anywhere But Here: A Modest Proposal”) has ruffled a few feathers in the downtown core among a certain element who feel like calling for the wholesale murder of vulnerable drug users is in some way “heartless,” “cruel,” or “complete and total madness.” […]

Endeavour Centre Offering New ‘Construction Skills for Women’ Workshop

As a founding director of the Endeavour Centre, a local sustainable building school, Jen Feigin has spent almost a decade teaching the skills of ecologically friendly construction to students in Peterborough. In addition, Feigin has worked to make the construction trades more accessible and supportive for women. She regularly leads two-day carpentry workshops for women, […]

Hartley Stephenson: Artist, Citizen Scientist, and a True Original

You’ve likely seen him marching purposefully downtown in bare feet until the first snowfall, with thick glasses and long hair, bearded and braided, in a big army overcoat brightly embellished with red fabric swatches. Hartley Stephenson is his own man, a proud man, opinionated, and wildly creative, a free spirit if there ever was one. […]

5 Questions: Drew Hayden Taylor

For the better part of three decades, Drew Hayden Taylor has been shining a light on contemporary Indigenous life and culture, and doing so with humour and style. He has written award-winning comedic and dramatic plays, articles, novels, non-fiction, short stories, TV series, and documentaries, but what remains consistent is an insightful, compassionate, and fiendishly […]

What’s On in the Arts: May 2018

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in May 2018. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.   Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Orchestra and Choir // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops   Visual Art SPARK Photography Show // Ongoing to May […]