Category Archives: Festivals & Events

Q&A with Fringe performers James & Jamesy

What you see on the stage is only part of the story. The story of Fringe is one that’s logged over thousands of miles, countless performances, and numerous relationships. The Beat spoke with two London Fringe veterans, Aaron “James” Malkin and Alastair “Jamesy” Knowles, who are best known as the Vancouver-based comedic duo James and…
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David Clayton Thomas tops Canterbury Folk Festival bill

After 15 years of showcasing the best in local, national and international talent, Canterbury Folk Music Festival organizers are set once again to capture the hearts of music lovers July 8-10 featuring an internationally known Grammy-winning artist. Topping the eclectic lineup is David Clayton Thomas, the Grammy winning Canadian singer/songwriter/musician and lead vocalist for the…
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Scallywag CD Release Concert wsg Paul Mills

Sunday, May 15, 7:30 pm Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London $15 Advance / $18 Door Advance tickets can be purchased at Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade (725 Fanshawe Park Rd W), The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer's/Marienbad This concert celebrates the release of Scallywag's first CD "Sea Fever" and the album…
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The Sadies Return To Home County while The Northern Pikes Make Festival Debut.

Alt-country rockers The Sadies are returning to the Home County Music & Art Festival to headline the Friday evening lineup. Retro-rock trio The Northern Pikes top the Saturday evening schedule. Cape Breton Celtic sensation Còig will make their Home County debut by closing the festival on Sunday night. [caption id="attachment_1141" align="alignright" width="300"] The Sadies[/caption] “We…
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Take 5…with John A. Miller, Stratford Summer Music artistic producer

This Sunday, Stratford Summer Music makes a detour to The London Roundhouse - and everyone is invited along for the ride. The festival’s artistic producer, John A. Miller, will be on hand to unveil details of this year’s festival line up in a special event that includes live performances by Dan Stacey (of Dan Stacey…
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Kids can see old games and new magic tricks at Museum London

Museum London offers a free, family-friendly guided tour followed by a magic show to complement the history exhibition Canada at Play: 100 Years of Games, Toys, and Sports. Beginning at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 17, families can take a tour and learn about the toys and games that entertained children 100 years ago. After…
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Carmina De Young launches first ready-to-wear collection… with a little help from her friends Susan Jacobs and Gloria Dona

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="alignnone" width="960"] Susan Jacobs and Gloria Dona at Pop with Purpose[/caption] Pop with Purpose studio open by appointment Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Show, April 15 London fashion designer Carmina De Young is bringing her first ready-to-wear collection to market with the support of two local fashion mavens, wardrobe and image consultant Susan Jacobs,…
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Creative Age London encourages older generation to embrace the arts

  Our community is often focused disproportionately on retaining youth over recognizing the value of our older community members. But thanks to the efforts by Creative Age London, encouraging our older generation to embrace the arts and self-expression is leading to a variety of social, cultural, and health benefits. “At 65 years old, in our…
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Forest City Film Festival opens with call for movie submissions

A new film festival has raised its curtain in London, Ontario. Filmmakers with ties to Southwestern Ontario are being called upon to pitch their flicks to The Forest City Film Festival, slated to open Nov. 11 with screenings at Wolf Performance Hall, in Downtown London and run through the entire weekend with additional screenings at…
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Award-winning Canadian artistic director gives free talk at Museum London

Can theatres in London transform the city and can the performing arts bring diverse communities together? Lucky attendees to a St. Patrick's Day talk at Museum London will hear the National Art Centre's Artistic Director of English Theatre, Jillian Keiley, address these topics and more. In her lecture “Inspired by Place”, Ms. Keiley reveals how…
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