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Peterborough Poetry Slam, Partners Extend Call for Aspiring Poets

Young, aspiring poets looking to share their words with others can take advantage of a local mentorship opportunity. The Peterborough Poetry Slam, the Aspire Mentorship Program and the Precarious Festival will pair four professional spoken word artists with eight aspiring youth writers through the project called Speak, Scribe, Share. Jon Hedderwick, Peterborough Poetry Slam’s artistic […]

‘Hometown Boy’ Seán Cullen Brings Show to Peterborough

From singing in the former St. Peter’s elementary school auditorium to taking the stage multiple times at Just for Laughs, Seán Cullen’s career is bringing him back to Peterborough. The award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter will be in Peterborough for at least one night on Nov. 28. Seán will perform his show, Hometown Boy, […]

Thespians Buy Hobby Farm to Create Artist Retreat

With acres of country landscape and fresh air, a couple new to the Peterborough area is aiming to create a unique retreat for artists. But, first, actors Peyton Le Barr and Chris Whidden of Grassboots Theatre, are making their debut on the Peterborough stage. Peyton speaks with Electric City Magazine about the new company, Grassboots […]

Connection, Expression for Survivors Emerge Through Art

An agent of healing is being explored through the creative processes of melting wax, needle felting and card-making. Diana Primavesi, who is the supervisor of an arts drop-in program for women running at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC), believes strongly that art is a form of therapy. Diana is a clinical counsellor and an […]