The Newsletter of the Arts Council Of Northumberland
he Arts Council of Northumberland encourages creativity and raises the visibility of the artist and the arts community through advocacy, communications and leadership.
This newsletter covers theatre, music, lectures, films, workshops and exhibitions.
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The ACN website now has a map of cultural attractions – galleries, theatres, museums - in Northumberland. It is a work in progress with the possibility of including studios, arts supplies stores and other ancillary businesses. Check it out HERE
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What’s On – This Weekend And The Coming Week
Mysteries and More at the Cobourg Public Library. Free Friday films featuring classic crime and drama, tea and pastries All films start at 2:00 pm in the Rotary Room on the main floor. Entire fall schedule HERE .
Beatlemania” Friday, May 21st 8.00 PM, the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope. Exploring the Beatles "revolution" in popular music and culture. Employing authentic "Beatle" instruments, amplifiers, and costumes, coupled with faithful renditions of your favorite Beatle classics "The Beatles Experience" recreates the spirit of the "Fab Four" in ways that have audiences raving about them” Eight days a week. Join the specialist Australian cast as they take you on a two-hour journey recapturing an era of music that still has magic all of its own!
Film Monday Musical Matinees at the Cobourg Public Library at 2:00 pm – schedule HERE
Classic Movie Matinees at the Port Hope Public Library, Tuesdays 2:00 pm. – schedule HERE
Tuesday Movies at 8:00 pm at the Capitol, Port Hope - “Crazy Heart” – Tuesday, May 25th www.imdb.com/title/tt1263670/
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What’s Coming – At The Lectures, Readings, Book Launches and Awards
Reading The Port Hope Play by playwright Charles Hayter at Monday May 31st at 7:00 pm at Furby House Books, Port Hope. The world premiere of 4th Line Theatre’s production of Eldorado Town – The Port Hope Play is July 1st at The Winslow Farm in Millbrook.
What’s Coming? - At The Theatre And Dance
Ron James, Friday, May 28th, 8:00 PM, at the Park Playhouse, Cobourg. Coming off another critically acclaimed, highly rated CBC-TV comedy special, Canada's most consistently sold out stand-up comedian, RON JAMES, makes a visit to Cobourg with a poetically-charged, rocket fuelled trip across Canada's cultural landscape.
Shimmy Bellydance 'Goddess Theory' an original story by Jenny Bryans. Wednesday, June 2nd, 7.00 PM, the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope. Three young women searching for "more" wish to join the acolytes who worship the Goddesses Beauty, Love, Change and Kavita (the lead Goddess who rules them all).This is definitely a show the whole family will enjoy!
Moksha Belly Dance, “The Women of Menace” Saturday, June 12th, 8.00 PM at the Capitol Theatre. An evening of swirling veils, exotic music, dazzling costumes, ancient dance and the occasional weapon. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the empowered allure, seductive confidence, divine artistry and elegant grace of these local goddesses. To view a video please visit www.youtube.com and search Moksha bellydance.
What’s Coming? - At The Concerts and Opera
There is a new Opera Guild in your neighbourhood! Starting in September 2010, the Northumberland Opera Guild will run a full program of monthly lectures, focussing on the upcoming 2010-2011 season of the Canadian Opera Company, and will organize bus trips to the Sunday afternoon performances at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. Annual Membership Fees are $25 for a single and $35 for a family. To join, please send your name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available) and a cheque payable to The Northumberland Opera Guild to: Val Mancktelow, Treasurer, 208 Walton Street, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 1N9. For more information, please contact Thaïs Donald, President at (905) 885-7483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colborne Gallery spring concert Sat. May 29 at 7.30 p.m. by solo musician October Browne. The Colborne Art Gallery is a collective, non profit art gallery in Colborne. A cultural gem in Northumberland County. (www.thecolborneartgallery.ca ) In addition to a wonderful concert in the intimate space of the Gallery,there will be a casual art auction featuring a select few pieces of Gallery member's work...and refreshments to greet the spring evening.
Neil Young Tribute, Saturday, May 29th, 2:00 PM. at the Park Playhouse, Cobourg. Featuring: Francois Choquette, Heather Luckhart, Trish Robb, PHLO, Mike Kelly - matinee concert with twelve incredible musicians as they celebrate & perform the Music of Neil Young!
Choral Legacy presents Songs of Inspiration. Sunday May 30th, 2:30 pm, The Ruth Clarke Centre, 81 Mill Str. S. Port Hope. Join this unique women's choir for an afternoon of spirituals, sacred and secular songs as well as stories to inspire and uplift you. Take part in the sing along and stay for light refreshments.
The Parish of Perrytown - (St. Anne-St. George-St. Paul) PRESENTS "With A Song In Our Hearts", Sunday, June 6th at 4P.M.Third annual Spring Concert Songs, sacred songs, folk songs, ballads, show tunes, gospel. Directed by Chris Tracey with St. Paul's choir, St Paul's Anglican Church, Perrytown 6876 County Rd. # @ 7th Line, 10 KMS North of HWY 401 @ Welcome/Port Hope Exit Admission $10 (Family of 3 or more: $25) Phone 905-342-5680 Email: saint email@example.com
The Oriana Singers present their Annual Fundraising Concert - Around the World in 80 minutes Saturday, June 5, Baltimore Recreation Centre Hall, Doors Open at 7pm Assigned Seating – tickets must be purchased in advance from the Victoria Hall Box Office, Ticket Price $35, Call 905-372-2210 or 1-888-COBOURG, Songs from Japan, Finland, Hawaii, Spain, etc, Silent Auction, Raffle, Full Bar, Dessert Buffet
Westben presents The Selfish Giant - A new musical by Brian Finley & Ken Tizzard based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, June 11 & 18 at 7:30 pm: June 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 2 pm, Westben, Campbellford
Words and Music 2010 - presented and performed by Brad Halls and His Guest Vocalists. Friday, June 11 and Saturday June 12, at Victoria Hall, Cobourg. Halls his guest vocalists Eileen March and Catherine Ford present “The Songs of the Beatles”.
The Magic Flute, July 2,3,4 at 2:00 PM, Westben Concerts At The Barn. is a fully staged production with orchestra. The UBC Opera Ensemble are stopping at Westben for three performances while on route to Europe. Milt Jewell is busy with set design, Ron Vogan is preparing the surtitles and lighting design while Jim MacDonald is getting The Barn in tip top shape. Westben welcomes recent Juno Award winner Adrianne Pieczonka, as well as mezzo soprano Laura Tucker and Host Iain Scott to Saturday Night at The Opera, July 24 at 7:30 pm. This concert will be sold out so don't wait to reserve your seats.
What’s Coming – Workshops and Auditions
New Instructors at the Painted Tree, Cobourg - Beth Hoselton and Avril Bull have joined the line up of instructors at The Painted Tree Art Supplies. Beth will be teaching an Introduction to Watercolour course and Avril will be teaching an Introductory drawing course. Summer Kid's Schedule Now Available. Sundays-Buy 2 get 1 free Stretched Canvas!! We are open 1-4:00.
Northumberland Players – AUDITIONS – for Having Hope at Home, by David S. Craig - Wednesday, June 9 & Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 pm, (possible callbacks Sunday, June 13 @ 1pm), Fire Hall - 3rd Floor, 213 Second Street, Cobourg ON (905.372.0577)
Artworth began uniting children with local professional artists and artisans in Warkworth in 2005. This year’s camp runs from July 5th through July16th and is a journey from the self expression of creating art, to the expansion of that expression in creating a performance. The Funtastic Arts camp will include Mask Building; Clowning, Dance, Felting, Pottery; Painting; Tie Dyeing; Baking and Creative Games. Further details about the 2010 program can be found on Artworth’s website: www.artworth.ca .
Cindy Taylor is offering a series of photography workshops through the Fleming College campus in Cobourg.
Choral Legacy is a women's choir that sings music in three or four part harmony. Our musical selections encompass a wide variety of styles, including jazz standards, show tunes, and popular music. The chorus rehearses on Monday nights under the direction of Shasta Morey, at Baltimore United Church starting at 7:15 pm.
This from ACN member Chrissy Poutras:I am the owner of Spark Box Studio, a new artist studio and residency program in Picton, Ontario. We have recently launched an Emerging Artist Residency Award which gives young emerging artists the chance to participate in an artist residency free of charge for up to one week. Along with this opportunity we have also started building a resource site for emerging artists called the Emerging Artist Guide. This guide can be viewed by going to www.emergingartistguide.wordpress.com.. Website: www.sparkboxstudio.com.
The Painted Tree, Cobourg has announced spring classes. Visit the Website HERE. Also a series of kids’ workshops is in the planning stage.
Northumberland Hooks and Needles Guild which meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at Regency Manor Nursing Home, 66 Dorset St. E., Port Hope at 7:00 p.m. Contact Yvonne O’Neill 905-885-4872. The 1st Thursday of each month is “Knitter-Knatter” (knitting news, designer of the month, show and tell).
What’s On And Coming – At The Shows, Exhibitions and Tours
"Blossoms Studio Show" at 16 Robertson St. Colborne, (near Foodland). This show coincides with the Apple Blossoms Tyme Festival, May 29th and May 30th 10:00 am to 5:00pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Children's Wish Foundation to help children with cancer. 905-376-4404.
"After Pictures' Chris Down, Jane Eccles, Olexander Wlasenko, Visual Arts Centre, June 6 -July 4, Opening June 6th 2-4 pm 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, 905-623-0276 This is an exhibition of paintings and drawings tied together by artists who reference photography.
The Colborne Art Gallery - Edges, a show by Gallery member Avril Bull until June 13th. Bull finds edges are something to run along, bump into, climb on to, hang on or fall off. This show is an exploration in paintings and original prints that encompasses many edges. Those on the edge in school, society and our environment. These edges can be happy , challenging or sad places. Life is edgy.
From The Cobourg Art Club - See paintings by local artists at The Mill restaurant and pub, Cobourg, a continuing show with lots of variety. Also, a continuing and current display at the Dalewood Golf and Curling Club on Dale Rd, Cobourg. Everyone welcome, for more info call Maureen 372-7214
Kingsley’s Korner returns to Mrs B’s Prince Edward St Brighton. Brighton Arts Council presents for the winter at Kingsleys Korner warmest wishes with art displays by their members. Drop by and view the craftsmanship in wood by Darryl Stutt along with his matted photos of winter scenes, wood carvings of winter birds by Clyde Harvie, country scenes in Oils by Anita Gutteridge, Presqu’ile photos by David Lawler and the internationally famous teddy bears by Trish Pilon. Some items are for sale.
Spirit of the Hills ‘Mpumalanga Memories’ and features photographs taken by Jane Osmond during two mission trips to Mpumalanga Province in South Africa in 2008 and 2009. at the 100 Mile Diner, Warkworth.
HEART OF NORTHUMBERLAND 10th ANNIVERSARY GARDEN TOUR
Horizons of Friendship’s 13th Annual Homes, Gardens and Music Tour
The Friends of Bon Echo Park invite all nature artists to the Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy.41, Cloyne, ON. The theme of this juried exhibition of original art is about Canadian Nature, Wildlife, or Countryside, and will take place on July 23, 24, 25, 2010. deadline for applications: March 1, 2010. For Applications & Information: Derek Maggs, Executive Director, Friends of Bon Echo Park, 16151 Hwy. 41, RR#1, Cloyne , ON, K0H 1K0.Phone: 613-336-0830
ACN member Trish Pilon invites you to peruse the Teddy Bear Review Digital magazine. HERE Be sure to pause at pages 26 & 54 for some video action. (You can't get THAT in the print edition!!)
Susan MacDonald, textile artist. Her work is on display and for sale at the AGN gift shop at the Upstairs Gallery, Port Hope. .
What’s Coming? – At The Movies
What’s On – At The Competitions
"Make it Indie" VENDOR CALL. All creators and purveyors of Fine Craft and Decorative Art are invited to submit work for the inaugural Christmas Fine Craft and Decorative Art Show and Sale, 2010. Please see our website @ www.//makeitindie.blogspot.com for more details and vendor information and forms or call Sally @905-377-0740.Submissions accepted until June 1st
4th Line Theatre is accepting submissions for its 2010 New Play Competition.
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This newsletter is edited by Walter Luedtke.