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Brantford International Villages Festival – ‘Til We Eat Again

Brantford International Villages Festival – ‘Til We Eat Again

As we turn the calendar to the first week of July, thoughts in Brantford traditionally turn toward one of the City’s most vibrant and delicious signature events – the Brantford International Villages Cultural Festival. However, in what would have been their 47th consecutive year of presenting the festival, the Executive and Board of Directors suspended the event in the best interest of public safety. Even though the event will not be happening this year, let’s still find a way ...
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Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant: Become a Member!

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant: Become a Member!

Among the long list of businesses to temporarily close in Brantford, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is one that hits close to home. A fixture in our community since 1956, Glenhyrst has always been a point of pride in Brantford. Sitting on a beautifully landscaped sixteen-acre park along the banks of the Grand River, Glenhyrst welcomes nearly 30,000 visitors a year. The gallery offers contemporary fine art exhibitions, guided tours, classes, lectures, events, an art rental service, school educa...
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Brantford Presents: Take Three… Live Local Performances From the Comfort of Home!

Brantford Presents: Take Three… Live Local Performances From the Comfort of Home!

Fifteen local performing artists are coming to a screen near you for BRANTFORD PRESENTS: TAKE THREE! On Friday May 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 15 local performers will each be doing a 5-10 minute set streamed live online through Zoom. The event is organized by Grandview Theatre Company, I Think You’re Grand and Theatre Hive. A link to the online stream can be accessed through the event’s Facebook page. The event will also be streamed live on Grandview Theatre’s YouTube page...
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Ontario Live presents Music Together

Ontario Live presents Music Together

COVID-19 has innovatively brought out the creativity of those in the world of creators. You have no doubt seen many livestream and “living room” concerts from artists around the globe. Now is your chance to be a part of a great initiative to help close-to-home artists and support the music they create. MusicTogether supports working Ontario musicians during the COVID-19 crisis with direct funding, new opportunities for fan discovery, and eCommerce tools. $300,000 has been committed ...
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Canadian (Virtual) Film Fest Begins May 21, 2020

Canadian (Virtual) Film Fest Begins May 21, 2020

Super Channel and the Canadian Film Fest (CFF), an indie-festival dedicated to celebrating Canadian filmmakers, announced that they have partnered to bring a virtual edition of the recently postponed 2020 CFF to Canadian film fans across the nation, with the Canadian Film Fest presented by Super Channel. This is the first time the event has been delivered virtually, and Brantford residents will be especially pleased to hear that a movie shot primarily in our great City will be the first feature ...
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Celebrate National Limerick Day!

Celebrate National Limerick Day!

May 12 is National Limerick Day! Now what is a limerick, you say? It is a short poem, with a silly rhyme tone, that will surely shoo-away your dismay!  If you caught that little ditty, it was a sample of a limerick poem, and if you’d like to inject a little arts, culture and creativity into your free time we challenge you to write one of your own and celebrate National Limerick Day on Tuesday, May 12!  Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear in his first edition of The Book...
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Blue Dog Keeps You Busy… And Awake!

Blue Dog Keeps You Busy… And Awake!

Other than being healthy and safe right now, what are two of the most important things in your life in quarantine? Coffee and keeping your brain active are two of our priorities right now, and Brantford’s very own Blue Dog Coffee Roasters has both of those covered – and delivered! Blue Dog is a beautifully unique café located on Brant Ave. in the heart of the City of Brantford’s heritage district. This locally-owned business is known for its flavourful drinks, decadent ...
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