Arts & Culture


CRATER CREATIVES: DARSHAN GEER

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a monthly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spotlight on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! Darshan Geer is the young dancing......

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SOS: SAVE OUR THEATRE WITH SONGS OF SUMMER!

Theatre Cambrian is hosting “Songs of Summer Music Festival” this weekend! On Friday, July 28th, 2017 starting at 12:00 pm at Memorial Park, local talents Sex and Summer, Tea and Whiskey, Natalie Crispo, The Committed, Sugarboom, Be Here Now, Jopo and The Rize, Matt Neveau, Celine Tellier, and Larry Berro will take to the bandshell in a show to raise funds for the local theatre. On a true Sudbury Saturday Night at Theatre Cambrian, Taw Connors: The Canadian Stompper will be playing a tribute concert to his father, the late Tom Connors.  To wrap up the weekend, Kass Bazinet......

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CRATER CREATIVES: MATT FOY

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a monthly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spotlight on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! If there had to be a......

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TESSA RELEASES A ‘QUAKE’ OF AN EP

A year is a long time in the fast moving life of a singer-songwriter, and Big Nickel native Tessa Gooden can most certainly attest to that! After releasing her very first EP ‘Blackwater’ last spring Tessa was swept away on a whirlwind USA tour (read about it here and here), a slew of big city shows in Toronto and locally a performance at the official Our Crater Launch Party last July and Up Here in August. Now signed to a label with Akashic Rekords and more driven than ever Tessa has hit us with another shockwave with her second......

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DANCE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH branch INTENSIVE

A new dance training duo has hit the scene hosting pre-professional dancers 15+ and leaders in the dance community. Offering a unique week of intensive dance training, branch will expose Sudbury dancers to styles and techniques to prepare them for the next level in their professional career.  Mikaela Demers and Denise Vitali, both accomplished dancers locally in their own right have joined forces on this ambitious new endeavour in an effort to strengthen and continue to build Sudbury’s dance community. Demers local dance experience includes, Sudbury Secondary School, Sudbury School of Dance, Dance Evolution, Diane Boulais Studio de Danse,......

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST NLFB WEEKEND

Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of Bell Park coming alive for the summer season! Northern Lights Festival Boréal is ready to hit the city with FOUR jam packed days of music July 6th-9th! This year with Max Merrifield taking the reins as Artistic Director for the first year the fest will kick off with a Thursday night celebration of Indigenous culture with a multi-disciplinary art projects and a headlining performance by none other than Buffy Sainte-Mare. Rounding out the weekend are Friday headliners Yukon Blonde, Saturday featuring A Tribe Called Red, and Sunday with Whitehorse. And......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: Dominica Frometa

You may remember Dominica Frometa and her amazing voice from out #GirlPower event this spring! But, you have got to check out her story about her first big high school performance at age 15 and where her singing career has taken her (including to a stadium of 16,000 people)! Read our interview with Dominica below. When did you discover your passion for singing? Do you have someone or something that has been your biggest musical influence?  I have always had a love for singing and performing in my heart – that is for sure! But my passion was ignited......

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Margoland: Bringing the Big Nickel to the Big Screen

We recently heard about a new film being created by two fourth year film students at Ryerson University that happens to feature none other than our own hometown! We were able to chat with Margoland’s director and co-writer Sarah Simone, and the film’s co-writer and producer, Sarah Quan, about the story behind Margoland and what it was like to film up north! Behind the Scenes photo credit: Kevin Huang Tell us about yourselves! What do you do, and how did you get started in the Canadian film industry? Sarah Quan: My name is Sarah Quan, and I’m a filmmaker......

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GEEK OUT THIS WEEKEND WITH GRAPHIC CON

Fandoms unite, this weekend Graphic Con, the North’s biggest con experience coming to the Sudbury Arena for one day only Saturday June 10th! Last year the con broke its attendance record with an astonishing 5000 in attendance! Proving once and for all the geek culture is strong in Northern Ontario! Presented by Launch Pad Creative and Greater Sudbury Public Library this team of super heroes are committed to bringing the full convention experience to Northerners, promoting literacy through the fun and fantasy that can only be found in the world of comic books – and all for an accessible......

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NLFB ADDS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINMENT AND FULL SCHEDULE

Nostalgia abound as NLFB get ready to kick off its 46th Sudbury summer July 6-9th! The crew behind the festival magical is extending this year’s celebration with an added bonus day of music on Thursday July 6th featuring headlining performer Buffy Sainte-Marie in a multiplatform cultural celebration! Festival headliners over the rest of the weekend include Yukon Blonde, A Tribe Called Red and Whitehorse, this is a lineup you don’t want to miss and there’s plenty more to discover once you hit the festival grounds! Since they’re initial line up announcement a few weeks ago NLFB has let slip......

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