Artsweek SHIFT: Downtown

Curated by Justin Million

As the COVID-19 pandemic closed down more and more local arts venues it became clear just how crucial the work of artists is to our experience of downtown Peterborough. Artists and art lovers in Peterborough are used to a bustling and vast scene, replete with discussions, gatherings, arguments, debate, performance, and reflection. Our lives are reflected in the work of our local artists, and without that, the essence of our city is tragically diminished. This project brings together a selection of artists who never stopped working during the pandemic, and who deserve to be seen and heard as much as possible, whose crucial labour bears witness to the current moment.


Events

An Afternoon of Spoken Word & Poetry #2

Date: November 7, 2020

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Location: The Theatre on King

Join us for an afternoon of spoken word and poetry by local artists presented ‘en plein air’ outdoors in the heart of Peterborough’s downtown.

Featured artists: KATHERINE HEIGH, JUSTIN MILLION, SHAUN PHUAH, AND NICK TAYLOR.

This event is presented FREE of charge.

Bring your own chair!

*Please note* This is a COVID-compliant event. Masks must be worn by audience members at all times during the event.

This event is part of Downtown, an Artsweek SHIFT project curated by Justin Million, which will include a mix of poetry, spoken word, and visual arts events. Watch for announcements about more events, coming soon

Menacing Beauty – The John Climenhage Storefront Project

Start date: October 30, 2020 - End date: November 13, 2020

Location: Downtown Peterborough

An exhibition of paintings by John Climenhage in the following downtown Peterborough storefronts:

The Garnet (231 Hunter St W)
Sam’s Place Deli (188 Hunter St W)
The Night Kitchen (168 Hunter St W)
Dreams of Beans (138 Hunter St W)
The Sapphire Room (137 Hunter St W)
Providence (131 Hunter St W)
St. Veronus Cafe and Tap Room (129 Hunter St W)
Rare (166 Brock Street)

Private Reading Giveaway

Start date: October 28, 2020 - End date: November 4, 2020

Location: Online

As part of Artsweek SHIFT: DOWNTOWN, you could WIN one of two private, intimate reading featuring local poets and spoken artists Jon Hedderwick, Elizabeth Jenkins, Justin Million, and Ziysah.

These readings can take place either
(a) in-person outdoors (either at your home or an available outdoor public space of your choosing); or
(b) digitally over Zoom.

Artsweek SHIFT will provide the poetry, and you can pick the guest list.

Open to residents of the City of Peterborough only.

Click to enter the giveaway.

An Afternoon of Spoken Word & Poetry

Date: October 24, 2020

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Location: The Theatre on King

Join us for an afternoon of spoken word and poetry by local artists presented ‘en plein air’ outdoors in the heart of Peterborough’s downtown.

This is the first event in DOWNTOWN, an Artsweek SHIFT project curated by Justin Million, which will include a mix of poetry, spoken word, and visual arts events. Watch for announcements about more events, coming soon.

Featured artists: JON HEDDERWICK, ELIZABETH JENKINS, JUSTIN MILLION, and ZIYSAH.

This event is presented FREE of charge.

Bring your own chair!

*Please note* This is a COVID-compliant event. Masks must be worn by audience members at all times during the event.


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