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Area Theatre Troupe in New Video, Article

The reach of the arts extends beyond its own community. That’s the message being promoted by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), which is using 4th Line Theatre as one source to tell that story. The theatre group in Millbrook is part of the OAC’s newly-launched video series. Called The Ripple Effect, the initiative explores how […]

‘This Project Celebrates and Empowers Women in this Community’

An upcoming portrait project aims to put into focus the resilience and strength of women who have experienced female gender-based violence. Heather Doughty, founder/creator and photographer of INSPIRE: The Women’s Portrait Project, invites female-identified survivors of gender-based violence to collaborate on a personal journey and photographic exploration of resilience and healing. Through this SPARK Photo […]

Peterborough Musicians Band Together Against Homelessness

Peterborough’s vibrant music community is uniting in harmony to combat homelessness. Fifteen acts will perform March 5 at Showplace Performance Centre, with all of the event’s proceeds going to United Way Peterborough & District agencies that support housing and shelter initiatives. The event, Peterborough Performs: Musicians Against Homelessness, features an impressive line-up and reflects an […]

Create a ‘SPARK’ in Local Photo Competition

Area amateur and professional photographers alike can bring their work into focus by entering an upcoming photo competition and exhibit. The 2020 SPARK Photo Festival opens April 1 and runs through to April 30. Registration for the Open Call Exhibits and the Juried Exhibit Photo Competition are now open. The registration deadline for Open Call […]

ReFrame ‘Takes You Around the World in Four Days’

There will be lights, camera and action early in 2020 with Peterborough’s 16th offering of its international film festival. The ReFrame Film Festival runs from Jan. 23 to 26, illuminating the darkest period of the year with social justice documentaries from around the world. With a goal to foster meaningful connections between audiences, filmmakers, artists, […]

‘The Dance Develops Community, Above All’

Connecting with one’s self, others and the universe will come full-circle through an upcoming event tied to winter solstice. Peterborough residents are invited to attend a sacred circle dance from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the guild hall of St. John’s Anglican Church at 99 Brock St. in Peterborough. The sacred circle […]

‘Artists Investigate the World in Particular Ways’

From live theatre to panel discussions, Kate Story’s wish for Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival is generating a sense of hope for the community’s future. Bringing artists and citizens together to arrive at solutions for a stable, secure state of life and community for its residents is at the heart of a multi-arts festival in the city. […]

Multi-arts Festival Targets Resolving Precarity in Community

Reducing the extent of precarity surrounding various human and social conditions is the hope for a multi-arts festival currently underway in Peterborough. Using art as a tool to generate more security and stability in physical, emotional, economic and social conditions in the community is the theme of the month-long festival. Precarious2, Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival runs […]