Arts & Culture

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A Different Drummer-Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalists-October 28

We greet you again from A Different Drummer Books, inviting you to an exciting literary event, brought to you in partnership with our esteemed friends at the Art Gallery of Burlington, the International Festival of Authors and The Writers' Trust of Canada. An Evening With The 2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalists ANDRÉ ALEXIS ~ STEVEN GALLOWAY ~ K.D. MILLER ~ CARRIE SNYDER ~ MIRIAM TOEWS Tuesday October 28 7pm ~ Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Room Five eminent writers come to Burlington to share their extraordinary fiction as we honour their nomination for a prime Canadian literary award. The finalists for the 2014...

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14 October
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Burlington Culture Days

Culture Days Sept 26-28 Time: Kickoff, Fri. Sept. 26, 7:30pm Location: Civic Square, Downtown Burlington Details: Join the excitement at Civic Square as we kick off the Culture Days weekend with a video by Burlington’s cultural community about culture in the city. The video screening and proclamation of Culture Days will be followed by live music, contemporary dance, and film screenings by Burlington artists. This year’s Culture Days continues on Saturday and Sunday across the city and is a united effort by many independent Burlington artists, Doors Open Burlington, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Performing Art Centre,Burlington Libraries, Burlington Museums, and Tourism Burlington. For a...

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26 September
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Video: Cirque is coming to Village Square Sept. 19

[vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW57B02MXrk'] [caption id="attachment_4597" align="alignright" width="300"] Video: talking arts & culture with Selina[/caption] Great things are happening in arts and culture in Burlington, and people like Selina Eckersall-McCall, founder of No Vacancy and our Arts Person of the Year for 2013, are making them happen. Watch my video interview with Selina as she explains her dream for arts and culture in Burlington, and the vision behind Cirque, a "contemporary art spectacular", Fri. Sept. 19, 7pm-2am, in Village Square, downtown Burlington. Thirty contemporary artists will transform a variety of spaces inside the charming Village Square into a walking multi-artist exhibition, with performance and street art,...

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07 September
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Free Art Drop in, Sunday July 13 and throughout the summer

Free OPEN STUDIO at the Art Gallery of Burlington Family activities from 1-4 pm Sundays July 13 & 27; August 3, 17 & 31 All Welcome!! Do you care about the environment? The effect of human expansion and pollution on nature, wildlife and our climate are concerns for many people who live in Burlington. We are proud of our beautiful city and want to ensure a healthy, prosperous future. What can you do? Join us to create art projects from recycled materials that bring awareness to issues of the environment. Art can be a valuable tool for sharing your concerns and you can have fun...

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10 July
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Summer Performance from Student Theatre

We invite you to join us in the jungle this summer. Performing Arts Camp proudly presents 2 great shows: Tarzan – Friday, July 11 at 2:30pm Jungle Book – Thursday, July 24 at 2:30pm Both shows are being performed at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Other summer events you might want to consider: French Café Coffee House, Friday, August 1 at 2:30pm, Student Theatre Centre off of Prospect St Explore Theatre Coffee House, Friday, August 8 at 2:30pm, Student Theatre Centre off of Prospect St For more information contact: Jennifer Spence Supervisor of Recreation Child/Youth/Diversity Parks and Recreation City of Burlington 905-332-1996, ext. 6251 Jennifer.Spence@burlington.ca Enhancing the quality of life for everyone, everyday!...

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03 July
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Makers Market coming July 18 to Centro

[caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="300"] Join us in celebrating the spirit of making things, lives, ideas, by hand. Join us for a makers market in Burlington Downtown on July 18th from 4 to 10pm. Join us in spreading the idea that making by hand, the artisan, is a vibrant and growing community. Join us in presenting the relevance and value of the hand made product to the broader audience. And join us in showing others that this idea is accessible to young people as a way to carry on tradition, renew lost arts and forge new concepts within honest materials.[/caption] Insite Design...

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24 June
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City of Burlington launches online cultural map

 Residents and cultural groups can get information and discover resources including: cultural venues, creative cultural industries, creative professionals, cultural heritage and artists. “The cultural map is integral to the city’s cultural action plan,” said Kim Phillips, general manager of community and corporate services. “It’s our hope that culture groups, residents and visitors will take advantage of the cultural map to search, explore and experience the wonderful cultural assets Burlington has to offer.” The map is free and allows culture-based groups, businesses and individuals to create a customized listing, plot a location on the map and gain exposure online. The map is designed to...

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03 March

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