January 5, 2015
“It seems wrong and unfair that Christmas, with its stressful and unmanageable financial and emotional challenges, should first be forced upon one wholly against one’s will, then rudely snatched away just when one is starting to get into it. Was really beginning to enjoy the feeling that normal service was suspended and it was OK to lie in bed as long as you want, put anything you fancy into your mouth, and drink alcohol whenever it should pass your way, even in the mornings. Now, suddenly we are all supposed to snap into self-discipline like lean teenage greyhounds.”
“Bridget Jones Diary”, Helen Fielding
on that note…
The Next Stage Theatre Festival opens on Wednesday the 7th – 10 amazing shows to choose from – book your tickets here
What began as a Facebook thread has morphed into an in person podcasted event with nearly 400 people claiming they will attend. Disappearing Act? A Public Forum on Canadian Theatre & Toronto Audiences will take place at Theatre Passe Muraille on January 11 – visit the Facebook event for details, question submission and more.
And finally have a listen to Tina Rasmussen’s podcast on what’s in store for us at this year’s World Stage 2015, including the return of the #Artlive ball.
Cold out there – bundle up and make it through. You brought your lunch because it’s a New Year and you resolved to do so for health and wealth purposes, so you don’t even have to go outside. Onward into 2015!
December 10, 2013
Wonderful anniversary party last night with the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, g celebrating fifteen years with old friends and new, artists from all over the province and supporters of every stripe. Thanks so much to all who attended for celebrating with us.
Still tickets available for tonight’s Unspun Theatre’s The Tin Drum – reviews are coming in confirming it is a solid piece of theatre, so get your coat and hat and off you go. If you were thinking of going next week – you can’t. It closes the 14th so best get on that.
On the topic of art, this is a great video – The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.
What does great art do to our bodies?
In an exciting world first, The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies saw a team of medical scientists from UCL discovering what happens inside us when we go to the opera.
Opera lover Stephen Fry took his friend, Royal Opera virgin and QI panellist Alan Davies, to the Royal Opera House. They were hooked up with the latest medical gadgetry to record the physical effects on their bodies of watching Verdi’s political masterpiece Simon Boccanegra.
It’s long – 44 minutes so you may have to watch in pieces, or find 44 minutes, but it’s wonderful.
November 10, 2013
Tomorrow is Remembrance Day so here’s a list of ceremonies around town.
Also a reminder that Bound to Create’s dirty butterfly is starting its final week with some stunning reviews – strongly advise you to book a ticket now. We all say we’re going next week – in this case, next week is here – see you at Aki!
record breaking improv and #artsdayTO
PSA: Arts Day At The City #artsdayTO
aNSTF! #artsdayTO and something beautiful
It’s Arts Day at The City #artsdayTO
October 9, 2013
First day of rehearsals for Bound to Create‘s dirty butterfly today – they’re working out of Fraser Studios which is now at Adelaide and Stafford. It’s clean, bright, spacious and full of activity and you should probably check it out. Now on my “need a space” list.
The Rusticle crew has moved into the theatre at Buddies – Dinner at Seven Thirty previews on Saturday. So looking forward to this piece.
I’m off to the AGO today to supervise a field trip with my friend’s Grade something visual arts class – Ai Wei Wei and David Bowie. Looking forward to it on many levels – more on that tomorrow.
Siminovitch Prize finalists were announced Monday, and the GAME was Monday night (Artistic Directors took the Cup!).
What a full bustling good week for a Wednesday – now off to see some art!