Arts & Culture


LA BRUNANTE ROCKS FOR A 24th YEAR!

May 27th, the crew at La nuit sur l’etang were back at College Boreal with the 24th annual La Brunante. Three groups took to the stage in a competition for young Franco-Ontarian artists. Cinq à Sept, made up of students from É.S.C. l’Horizon kicked things off and played in front of a crowd filled with Valley East residents as well as l’Horizon students and teachers. They received a standing ovation after their third song. Les Bergers were next up, fronted by lead singer Josée. These 8 students from É. S. C. L’Escale had great chemistry, getting into some hard......

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Here Comes the Sun Spring Handmade Market

If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow, we suggest checking out Here Comes the Sun Spring Handmade Market hosted by Makers North at the Laurentian School of Architecture! Makers North’s aim is to support our handmade community through events and help makers showcase their work. We spoke with the organizers to find out more about Makers North, their upcoming market and their new Emerging Maker Program! Tell us a bit about Makers North. Julieanne: Makers North was started by Tracy Baker and I as a way to support our handmade community in Northern Ontario. We create events that celebrate......

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HEATHER TOPP: LIVID HERE | LIVIDE ICI

“She is an important feminist artist and educator, a significant inspiration for other artists both as a senior artist and as a community builder,” says Demetra Christakos, Director.  That’s right!  Sudbury’s artist Heather Topp is currently showcasing her Livid Here exhibition at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until July 9th, 2017.  This exhibition incorporates papier-mâché figures, handbuilt ceramic sculpture in stoneware, paintings and drawings. Topp has presented 15 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 65 exhibitions since locating to Sudbury.  Topp has been creating art for more than 50 years and each exposition assembled seeks to create a......

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YES THEATRE HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

YES Theatre has been entertaining us here in Sudbury for years and will be going into its 8th production this summer with Billy Elliot. Last week at their annual spring fundraising gala at the Caruso Club the troupe treated us to some exciting news about the direction of the company in the coming years. Known for bringing audiences unique theatre experiences and contemporary musicals with big productions this ambitious young cast is dedicated to further enhancing Northern Ontario’s profile in the arts community. Canadian theatre is experiencing a renaissance and YES Theatre is determined to make Sudbury a part......

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UP HERE TEASES WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Up Here is geared up to turn Downtown Sudbury into an immersive dreamscape once again! For a third year the fest will get to work beautifying our city with guest muralists visiting to bestow our bare walls with one of a kind pieces of art and buzzworthy shows from an eclectic group of performs of all genres. You want art installations? Check! You want multiple venues to choose from for shows? Check! You want surprise pop-up shows? Check! You want to have the absolute best time with people who love Sudbury as much as you? DOUBLE CHECK! Be there......

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KAHA: WI DANCE THEATRE BRINGS US THE HONOURING AT STC

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with the Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre’s latest production, The Honouring!  Commemorate this beautiful country’s First Nations warriors of the War of 1812 through a fascinating mix of dance and theatre production.  That’s right – Canadian history will come alive and hit the STC stage on May 12th and 13th.  Tickets are available online and we can assure you that you will not want to miss out on this multi-disciplinary performance. In celebration of Canada 150, STC’s mandate this season is to bring Canadian stories and voices to the stage right here in Sudbury.  The Honouring will......

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Ornate by Cait Is Now Online!

You may remember our interview with Caitlin Gringas of Ornate by Cait last year. Now, her business has expanded and many of her shawls, capes, and dresses are available for purchase online! We asked Caitlin to tell us a little more about her new website and what pieces she is getting ready to release this spring and summer. We are so excited that we are now able to purchase items from your online shop! When did the site go live? My online shop ornatebycait.com went live February 1st of this year (2017). I’m very excited to be taking this......

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Sudbury Theatre Centre 2017-18 Season

Nostalgia, Awe, +Laughter-why yes, these are three of our favourite sentiments, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss! After wrapping up their 45th anniversary season, the Sudbury Theatre Centre is looking forward to a season that will “induce laughter, tug at your heart strings, and have you reminiscing over the good old days”. Nostalgia, Awe, +Laughter, a celebration of entertainment from decades’ past, is the theme for the STC’s new 2017|2018 season and it’s sure to be spectacular! “The new season is a chance for patrons to relive and reconnect with many stories and characters they’ve grown to......

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PLAYSMELTER HITS THE STAGE

Its big anniversary for Playsmelter! Celebrating their fifth year the folks at Sudbury’s own new work theatre festival have worked hard to compile a roster of original plays to prove once again that theatre is not dead in the North. Two staged productions and first readings of three new scripts by Northern Ontario writers, this is sure to be a jam packed week! Making its world premiere will be Lara Bradley’s Blind Nickel Pig, and in its first Sudbury presentation Receiver of Wreck by Matthew Heiti. And don’t forget to sit in on an exciting first reading of one......

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KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH NLFB'S STELLAR EXTENDED LINEUP

Celebrating 46 years of kicking off Sudbury summers Northern Lights Festival Boréal is ready to ramp things up again! With new artistic director Max Merrifield at the helm this year takes an exciting new direction as the festival includes a Thursday night concert addition! That’s right if you couldn’t contain your excitement before good luck now – that’s FOUR solid days of music at the beautiful Bell Park! A tribute to Canada’s founding nations the night will feature a special multi-disciplinary experience to get you in the mood for a full weekend of festival fun! The rest of the......

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