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‘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 […]

Artisans Centre Peterborough Presents Creative Hands On Festival

From wire workers to fabric artists, Peterborough residents can enjoy the mastery of local artisans and crafters later this summer. Artisans Centre Peterborough presents the inaugural Creative Hands On Festival, running from Sept. 13-15 at Peterborough Square. “This festival is very much an opportunity to promote artisan craft and artisans in Peterborough,” say festival organizers […]

Community Art-making Fuels Discovery, Connection

Whether it ignites a healing process or shatters isolation, art is proving to be a powerful force when community members unite in creativity. For some Peterborough residents, making art in the company of others fosters new friendships and forges a stronger connection to community. For others, it can be a more personal, intense therapeutic exercise […]

Festival Provides Stage for Young Artists

From watercolour to song, the community is invited to explore the creative canvas of aspiring artists May 5. The Peterborough Youth Arts Festival (PYAF) partners with Art for Awareness to present the second annual festival for young Peterborough residents. The event gives people aged 11-17 a chance to showcase their creativity through visual art, photography, […]