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September Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

September Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our September roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.  Do you have any great training or networking opportunities ...
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Winding Way Records Signs Brantford’s Chris Strei

Winding Way Records Signs Brantford’s Chris Strei

Winding Way Records recently announced that Chris Strei of Brantford has joined the label in a sync-rep agreement. Chris Strei is a singer/songwriter whose style has been compared to Chris Stapleton, Tom Petty, Doc Walker, and Tragically Hip. Chris draws on his life experiences for inspiration in his music. With composition influenced by blues, bluegrass, hard rock, and metal, Chris’s songs tell stories with a sense of universal perspective. In July 2019, Chris released his full-length al...
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Orange Shirt Day Is Fast Approaching

Orange Shirt Day Is Fast Approaching

As September approaches, so does Orange Shirt Day, a day that commemorates the residential school experience, witnesses and honours the healing journey of the Survivors and their families, and commits to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Every year on September 30, orange shirts are worn to show support for Survivors of residential schools and their families. In Brantford, The Mohawk Institute Residential School operated from 1831 to 1970. The Woodland Cultural Centre now operates a m...
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Hey, Can You Crochet Me A ...

Hey, Can You Crochet Me A ...

While the summer heat is still strong, August always gets me thinking about fall and the cooler, cozier days to come. Dreams of warm mugs of tea, blankets and evenings by a fire fill my head. I also start to wonder what I’m going to do with my time when it's too cold to go outside. Brantford local, Deanna Albon, answered this question in 2010 when she picked up a crochet hook and immediately developed a passion for it. After five years of learning, she started to develop her own patt...
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Registration now open for Theatre Hive's 2020-2021 classes!

Registration now open for Theatre Hive's 2020-2021 classes!

Theatre Hive is a local production-based theatre training company focused on high quality creation for youth. Courses are available for children from grade 1 straight through grade 12, and range in activities from skill-building games to creating your own play! Registration is now open and classes run weekly from September through April, with delivery mostly online for the time being. Available courses include: Acting 1, 2 and 3  Acting classes are focused on theatre games, scene work, a...
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Brantford’s Beloved Independent Bookstore

Brantford’s Beloved Independent Bookstore

Quick! Can you name the only independently run bookstore in Brantford? If you said The Brantford Bookworm, you’d be right! Currently in the care of Kerry Besta and her son Kyle, the store has been independently owned and operated since it first opened 40 years ago. The used bookstore, located on Brant Ave., across the road from the W. Ross Macdonald School, is every bibliophile’s dream. The cozy little shop is stacked floor to ceiling with books of all genres, including a huge selec...
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Start planning your Culture Days activities!

Start planning your Culture Days activities!

Culture Days is a coast-to-coast, Canadian celebration of arts, culture, and heritage, with the goal of transforming the way Canadians view and engage in the cultural life of their community. This year Culture Days will be extended beyond just a weekend and delivered for an entire month! Start planning your Culture Days activities now from September 25 to October 25, 2020! Culture Days features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities in 150+ communities across Canada. The delivery mo...
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