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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Rhyme Capsules: Guelph's Tale Told in Story and Song by James Gordon (Guelph Artist in Residence)


Performance History & heritage Music Poetry & spoken word Storytelling
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River Run Centre

35 Woolwich Street

Guelph, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, is a relaxed performance, and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Through facilitated workshops with local seniors of diverse backgrounds, singer-songwriter James Gordon has captured real-life Guelph stories, which he has shaped into songs, poems, and spoken word pieces through a co-creation process with the story contributors. This culminating performance of Gordon's 2023 City of Guelph Artist In Residence project will celebrate older adults and the tales they tell that help identify Guelph’s identity: ‘who we are, where we came from, and where we’re going.’



City of Guelph Museums & Culture

Guelph Museums and Culture exists to:

* Collect and protect artifacts, artworks and stories that reflect our community

* Share the collections and stories − locally, nationally and internationally − through exhibition, interpretation, and online access

* Provide inclusive, accessible, interactive, and enlightening experiences

* Nurture interest and engagement in history, art and culture

* Cultivate a connection to place, with focus on the tangible and intangible cultural landscape unique to Guelph

Guelph Museums and Culture is pleased to commission this activation for Culture Days in support of our local artists and in service of our local community and beyond.

In Guelph we’re grounded in community and our deep connection to the environment. We look out for one another, celebrate our diversity and smile at each other in the streets. We are leaders who shape tomorrow. We tackle local and global challenges through innovation, art and action. And we’re committed to inclusive prosperity – because together, we’re stronger.

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So Guelph!

City of Guelph Museums & Culture Guelph, ON

Where art meets heritage meets a passion for the natural environment, that's So Guelph! Our creative community embodies values that define Guelph - curiosity, compassion, innovation, collaboration, diversity, environmentalism, and activism....