Culture Days Launch 2012

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NAN celebrated with Culture Days 2012!

  • Performances by Regent Park artists including COBA and Juno Award-winning recording artist Sean Jones
  • Jian Ghomeshi  CBC Q, author and emcee
  • Antoni Cimolino – General Director and Artistic Director Designate, Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Chair, Culture Days National Steering Executive Committee
  • Mary De Paoli  Executive Vice-President, Chief Marketing Officer and Public & Corporate Affairs, Sun Life Financial
  • Michael Chan – Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

 

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Countdown to Culture Days: Eagle Thunder

Thunderbird Native Theatre presents Eagle Thunder: Song of Hope on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at Kennedy/Eglinton Library

Shannon Thunderbird

Image courtesy of Thunderbird Native Theatre

Thunderbird Native Theatre (TNT) presents a very interactive First Nations experience entitled, Eagle Thunder: Song of Hope that introduces audiences to the life and vibrancy of Native cultures.

Led by well-known Coast Tsimshian First Nations, Artist Educator, Shannon Thunderbird and Artist Musician, Sandy Horne (Band: Spoons), along with TNT drummers Christine Pohlkamp and Kate Dickson, the audience will sing, drum on big drums, enjoy stories and a little improvisational theatre, all designed to immerse participants in the rich world of Aboriginal people. The Artists expect the audience to participate and sing and drum like everyone is listening! CDs of the music are available for sale.

In collaboration with Culture Days and the Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto Public Library hosts Toronto-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at library branches throughout the city of Toronto. Culture Days @ The Library takes place September 28-20, 2012. Check out this year’s lineup and make a personalized schedule at http://culturedays.ca/en/2012-activities

Countdown to Culture Days: Tapestry for Beginners

Check out Tapestry for Beginners at Leaside Public Library on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00pm

Image courtesy of Christian Badanjak

Tapestry for Beginners with Juana Sleizer

In this activity, participants will learn the basics of tapestry weaving in a playful environment. Results will be surprising. You will experiment with unusual materials to create colourful textures and shapes while listening to music to help inspiration. Loom and materials will be provided and you will keep the loom for yourself. Program includes:
Getting acquainted with the materials (e.g. yarns, fabrics, etc.); notions of tapestry; looms; warp and weft; a little bit of history; how to begin and how to lock a weaving.

In collaboration with Culture Days and the Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto Public Library hosts Toronto-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at library branches throughout the city of Toronto. Culture Days @ The Library takes place September 28-20, 2012. Check out this year’s lineup and make a personalized schedule at http://culturedays.ca/en/2012-activities

Countdown to Culture Days: Red Slam

Check out Red Slam at the Annette Street Library on September 29, 2012 from 1:00pm-4:30pm

Red Slam

Photo by Christian Badanjak

RED SLAM is a collective of aboriginal artists who express their creativity through contemporary spoken word/music performance, in the spirit of indigenous oral traditions. Their goal is to uplift self, identify and promote unity through spoken lyricism which arranges meaning (SLAM). Get uplifted and let your spirit soar as RED SLAM shows you the indigenous foundations to art in an urban setting. RED SLAM provides urban arts workshops in slam poetry, music, collective rap, dance and more.

In collaboration with Culture Days and the Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto Public Library hosts Toronto-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at library branches throughout the city of Toronto. Culture Days @ The Library takes place September 28-20, 2012. Check out this year’s lineup and make a personalized schedule at http://culturedays.ca/en/2012-activities