2011

Passport to Culture – An Interview with Marlee Robinson

by Culture Days

Culture Days – Who are you and what do you do? Marlee Robison – I am a retired art historian and event planner. One of the organisations I am involved with is the Erie Ridge Cultural Action Team (CAT) of which I am Chair. Our focal point is the development of cultural activities in our…

Inspiration

NRTEA Challenges Participants to Take Part in Culture Days

by Culture Days

During the National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts conference held in Spring 2011 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, some 50 education professors, artists, arts administrators, teacher candidates, teachers and government officials from across Canada met to consider the best ways to provide effective instruction to teachers in the fine and performing…

Inspiration

An Inspiration Tune-up

by Adrian Wolsters

Below is a blog entry by Paul Wilson, an active Culture Days Animateur in Saskatchewan. Paul is a writer and publisher, and has been engaging the public through an exercise of creating an “Invisible Library”. Some writers will tell you that inspiration is for wimps, or that it doesn’t really exist and the only way…

Inspiration

My Invisible Library

by Adrian Wolsters

Below is a blog entry by Paul Wilson, an active Culture Days Animateur in Saskatchewan. Paul is a writer and publisher, and has been engaging the public through an exercise of creating an “Invisible Library”. I’ve been writing poetry since I was a baffled teen, about forty years. I have published four books of poetry…

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Ragtime in Niagara Falls – an interview with Ennio Paola

by Culture Days

Culture Days Project Assistant Reuben Finley recently spoke with Niagara Region’s award-winning composer and music educator Ennio Paola. Having introduced participants to pieces inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy at the City of Welland’s Public Library in 2010, this year Paola once again turned to municipal representatives in his search for a suitable venue. The Niagara…

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1200 FREE activities as Ontario Celebrates Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

More than 1200 free activities are registered to take place in 170 cities and towns across Ontario for the second annual Culture Days on September 30 to October 2, 2011.  Over 500 arts organizations, cultural groups, individual artists, libraries, museums, festivals and municipalities have enthusiastically joined the Culture Days movement to offer hands-on and behind-the-scenes…

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Culture Days Launches the “In Conversation” Video Series, Presented by Culture Days’ National Broadcast Partner CBC

by Culture Days

Today marks the release of the “In Conversation” video series, presented by Culture Days’ National Broadcast Partner, CBC. The series showcases key leaders in the Canadian arts and culture sector and the organizations they represent. Highlighting the important role these organizations play in further galvanizing the relationship between arts and culture and the Canadian public,…

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Libraries across Ontario celebrate Culture Days

by Ontario Culture Days

Public libraries throughout Ontario have enthusiastically embraced the spirit of Culture Days.  More than 100 public libraries in small towns, mid-sized cities and major urban centres in Ontario are taking part in Culture Days celebrations September 30 to October 2, 2011. During the Aeroplan Culture Stories Contest, Canadians told Culture Days that their public library…

Events

Culture Days @ the Library – 85 free activities at 48 branches

by Ontario Culture Days

Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Culture Days are pleased to announce a major partnership called “Culture Days @ the Library” that welcomes more than 85 Toronto-based artists and cultural groups into 48 library branches throughout the city. On Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 the public is invited to take part…

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