Arts and Culture

Youth display innovative ideas for accessibility, literacy and the environment at Fair

December 8, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Brock Weir Despite being in just Grade 7, Thomas Bianco is fast growing a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking. The Pickering College student once again ...

Polaris-nominated Georgian Bay brings “Songs for a Winter’s Night” to Aurora

Evocative original music will blend with traditional favourites of the season next Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre as the Polaris Prize-nominated duo Georgian Bay takes the stage with “Songs for a Winter’s Night.”

Festive Season continues with lighting of Aurora’s official Christmas Tree

Hundreds of people – the young and the young-at-heart – bundled up Friday night for the twelfth annual Aurora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Businesses “Paint the Town Red” for Rogers Hometown Hockey

Shane Goudreau has experienced an iconic Canadian moment. The Kingston-based artist was tasked with ...

“Man in Chair” hits close to home for Drowsy Chaperone director

By Brock Weir When the curtain rises on the Drowsy Chaperone, the first thing you see is a man sitting in a simple chair. He ...

Chefs’ creations and artistic inspiration help warm hearts and bodies this holiday season

The ladles of steaming soup filled the stomachs of the hundreds of patrons who filled the Aurora Cultural Centre earlier this month for the annual Empty Bowls event hosted by the Pine Tree Potters; and the results of each bowl filled will help hundreds of people across the York Region community stay warm --- body and soul – this holiday season.

Historical Society revives role as advocate for heritage preservation

The Aurora Historical Society was founded over 55 years ago to fight for the preservation of local heritage and helping to secure, in the words of Society founder Dr. Leslie Oliver, Aurora’s “jewels in the crown.”

Students descend into realm of dreams and nightmares in Apparitions

We all know the feeling of waking up with a start, but we don’t always know what we were dreaming when that happened. Andrew Basso, a Grade 11 student at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, didn’t have to dig too deep in trying to remember a nightmare. His ...

Support Your Local Artist: 2018 Aurora Studio Tour gearing up for weekend show

We know the importance of buying local when it comes to fruits, veggies, meat, and anything else that might need to go on your shopping list – but, what about art? If you’re looking to check a few names off your gift-buying list this holiday season, local artists encourage you to come out next weekend for the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

Christmas Market returns for three-day holiday extravaganza

Get ready for the start of a new local tradition as the Town of Aurora gets ready to launch a new three-day outdoor Christmas Market on November 30. Outdoor Christmas markets, particularly in Toronto’s Distillery District, have been traditional destinations for local families for many years.

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