Arts & Culture


DOUGLAS BORNN PHOTOGRAPHS: AN EXPLORATION OF TRAIN CARS AND GRAFFITI

The Art Gallery of Sudbury has something new in store for Sudburians! Do you ever take a minute and admire the spray paint tags as the train-cars roll past? If so this show is for you! In this most recent exhibition by photographer Douglas Bornn we get a unique look into the relationships between train cars, graffiti, colours and lighting. Having stumbled onto the project by accident simply wanting to capture a passing piece of graffiti this simple photo took on a life of its own and inspired, Bornn to try to give a more detailed look at these......

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RELEASE YOUR INNER SHOWGIRL WITH SUDBURY BURLESQUE’S WORKSHOP SERIES

There’s no denying the Sudbury Burlesque troupe has the art of playful seduction down to a science. But do you ever wonder how they do it? Get a little taste at what it takes to take the stage in this latest installment of Sudbury Burlesque’s new Showgirl Series workshops! These specialty classes will give you an opportunity to learn sultry new dance techniques and an insight into some classic burlesque styles. Best of all there’s no experience needed!  Take you pick of two workshop sessions instructed by the troupes own, Knox Harter, September 30th & October 1st for $25......

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A FILM A DAY IS THE CINÉFEST WAY!

Cinéfiles rejoice your favourite time of year is back! For a full 9 days the world is your silver screened oyster as Cinéfest International Film Festival takes over Silvercity. Serving up a veritable buffet of films ranging from chilling thrillers, thoughtful docs, goofball comedies and cerebral horrors – what are you in the mood for? It can be tough to narrow down what to watch so we took the liberty of breaking down a few of our top picks by day over the fest. Get your snacks ready and get set to go somewhere new! Cinéfest runs September 16th-24th......

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BOOK TALK WITH GSPL: HEATHER CAMPBELL

Heather Campbell is one of the founders of Latitude 46, a local publishing company, and the festival director for Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival, which takes place November 2 – 4. As someone who literally gets to read books for a living, it is clear that books have had a large impact on her life. We talked with her about how her passion for reading started and what specific books changed her life. Book Talk is a new monthly discussion on books with local Sudburians brought to you by Greater Sudbury Public Library. This on-going series will highlight conversations about......

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JAZZ SUDBURY IS BACK AT IT AGAIN!

Back for another year Jazz Sudbury Festival will bring a sophisticated flare to end off your summer. The festival kicks off September 6th and wraps up on the 10th offering a little bit of everything in what Interim Festival Manager, Ashlyn Botehlo calls a “delicious musical buffet!” We’re always hunting for new tunes in coming through town and we know you Crater heads are too! To get you in the mood for the jazziest weekend of the year read on for some of the highlight performers at this year’s edition of Jazz Sudbury! Want in on all the jazz?......

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PUT A SWING IN YOUR STEP WITH SUDBURY SWING DANCE

Sudbury Swing Dance is a community organization that offers lessons and organizes social dances for both new and experienced swing dancers right here in Sudbury.  So here’s your chance to learn how to swing the night away while meeting new people and having a swing load of fun! Swing dancing happens every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Little Montreal (128 Elgin St.) and the best news is that you don’t even need a partner!  Just bring yourself, $5, a pair of indoor running shoes and a great attitude!  Each evening consists of a Beginner Lesson from......

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL THINGS YOU CAN ONLY FIND AT UP HERE 3

It’s that time of the summer again where the weird and wonderful collide leaving behind new mural projects as a year-long reminder. Up Here festival is a celebration of Northern Ontario talent and culture, presenting performers of all genres and inviting you to jump in and immerse yourself in the experience! Part of getting into the festival spirit is allowing your adventurous side come out to play. So on that note, we’ve collected a few ideas for you to check out over the weekend for maximum enjoyment! We’ll be on site all weekend long so make sure you’re dialed......

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THIS IS WHAT WE’LL BE ‘UP’ TO THIS WEEKEND

The weekend we’ve been waiting for is only one sleep away! Up Here is back for a third year to electrify our city with fresh visuals and whisk you away into a fantasy in your own hometown! With so many different shows to see it can be tough to decide what to tackle first. Never fear, in a weekend jam packed with shows ranging from intimate coffee shop performances to experimental electronic sets we’re here with our top show suggestions over the weekend! We’ll be on site all weekend long so make sure you’re dialed in to us on......

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CINÉFEST HAS A ‘HIP’ SEASON IN STORE!

Back for another year of silver screen delights is Cinéfest International Film Festival! This year adopting the theme Drift Away With Us, Executive Director Tammy Frick invites all Sudburians to join in on the fest, “If you’re waiting for your sign to finally attend the Festival, this is it. Find that one film – or two, or three! – that really speaks to you and simply go see it. We know you’ll be inspired and want to take in more!”. Cinéfest runs September 16th-24th at Silvercity, gala presentation tickets, ticket books and festival passports are now available at the......

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RECONNECTING WITH YOUR ROOTS AT CULTURAL TRAINING CAMP

At a time when Indigenous issues are at large Laurentian University student Kaella Earle seeks to help Northerners reconnect with their roots. With only a month of planning Earle organized a long weekend retreat in Wikwemikong featuring traditional craft making, Indigenous fare and healing group exercises. This camp offered attendees a unique opportunity to learn from elders and teachers in the Aboriginal community help them in their  journey of cultural learning.   Tell us a bit about the Wikwemikong Indigenous Cultural Training Camp and where the idea came from? The Indigenous Cultural Training Camp is a brainchild that I......

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