Arts and Culture

Laramie Project aims to shine light on humanity, say student actors

February 15, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Convincing someone to set aside their personal biases for a moment and take a new approach in how they look at the world has become an increasingly tall order in this increasingly polarized world, but students at King’s Country Day School are aiming to do just that later this month when they perform The Laramie Project.

Travelling exhibit sheds light on “History in Plain Sight”

For some, Freemasonry is an institution that has been shrouded in the shadows but, here in Canada, its influence is all around us. But the Aurora Historical Society and Aurora Museum & Archives aim to help shed light on some of the mystery this month with Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight, a travelling exhibition that opens this Saturday, February 9, at Hillary House National Historic Site.

Know the Past, Shape Our Future: Black History Month marked in Aurora

Memories enriched in Society of York Region Artists show

Memories are sometimes fleeting, but York Region artists have immortalized their own in “From Memory”, the new juried exhibition of the Society of York Region Artists, which is now on at the Aurora Cultural Centre through Saturday.

Canada’s majestic, overlooked landscapes inspire journeys for photographer Armstrong

The old adage about the road less travelled is not just a saying that has become threadbare over the course of time; it provides a bounty of inspiration – artistic and otherwise – for Aurora artist Rick Armstrong.

Don’t be Afraid to See “Proscenophobia”

A Review by Scott Johnston Although you’re unlikely to find the definition in most dictionaries, proscenophobia can loosely be defined as stage fright. It is ...

Whodunnit overs intrigue, laughs and a bit of stage fright at Theatre Aurora

“Challenge accepted.” That’s what Linda Stott says went through her mind when she read a review calling Bettine Manktelow’s play Proscenophobia as “a nice piece of fluff.”

Cool Blues to keep Aurora warm this winter

Some cool sounds are just around the corner to keep Aurorans warm this winter with the annual Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Artists tap into “Memory” for SOYRA show

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but images can also help preserve and spur memories. A painting of an Italian streetscape might...

Graduates tap into emotions for Celebration of Youth Arts

From the contemplative nature of a walk in the forest, to dependence on technology, to grappling with the sensation of feeling just slightly out of place in the world around you, upcoming high school graduates are tackling complex human experiences and putting emotions into their work as they prepare to take over the Aurora Cultural Centre next month.

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