Saturday, October 1, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Millennium Park, 1 King Street

Create your own adventure as the Artsweek crew transforms Millennium Park into a treasure trove full of exciting art happenings. Partake of hands-on experiences, join an “art attack,” bring a picnic basket and blanket, relax and enjoy an early autumn day by the water.

Music, film, circus arts, puppetry, dance and more with…

The Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts
Shelley King
Bradley B. Brackenridge
Jess Rowland
Kathleen Adamson & Janel Jarvis
Naomi Duvall & Kollene Drummond
Sarah DeCarlo and Amro Khito
Janette Platana
the Ontario Association of Architects and the Trent Society of Architects
and other guests with loads of surprises and grand fun for every age.

New Moon Artists’ Profiles


Naomi Duvall / Kollene Drummond
Bo Diddley plays the Diddley Bo!
2:00 pm
Everyone is invited to join in this spectacular event where theatre, music, dance, and puppetry collide and glide in this high-energy unicycle-driven square dance in the round! Learn the moves or make up your own as Bo Diddley hollers you in!

Shelley King
Shadow Puppet Drop-In
=Display Room adjacent to the Silver Bean Café, any time between 2:00 and 6:00 pm

Arts educator & Chief Executive Puppeteer of Puppeteria.ca, Shelley King welcomes participants of all ages in the fun and creative process of playing with and making a variety of shadow puppets, colourful settings, and fun visual effects. Work together with friends and family members to create your own mini shadow puppet performance using poetry, music, fairy tales, fables, or your own original story.

Kathleen Adamson / Janel Jarvis
A Game of Chess
3:00 pm

A grandmaster chess game comes to life in this highly original dance performance inspired by Arabic sounds and rhythms. Performed by multi-talented artists Kathleen Adamson and Janel Jarvis with live musical accompaniment. A world premiere created for Artsweek.

Ziy von B
Take-Out Poetry
2:00 to 5:00  pm

Do you require a sonnet for your new lover? A limerick for your toddler? A unique birthday card for your boss? A motivational rant to inspire you to action? Step right up to the Take-Out Poetry cart and put your order in. In just a few minutes, this team of diverse writers will have your one-of-a-kind poem ready to go. Curated by Ziysah von Bieberstein and featuring a host of extraordinary local writers.


Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts
6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Peterborough’s acclaimed and beloved circus artists will unveil a brand-new circus/dance/theatre spectacle created especially for Artsweek 2016. Aerialists dance with water as fire dancers traverse the rocky earth to celebrate all four elements coming together in this Cirque du Soleil-inspired performance, set within the nature-based architecture of Millennium Park. Breathtaking performance for all ages to enjoy.
With Opal (Jennifer) Elchuk – creative director of Elements and choreography for aerials
Kayla Stanistreet (aerials)
Nicole Malbeuf (aerials)
Tegan Moss – choreography and costume design for fire
Thomas Vaccaro (fire)
Victoria Wood (fire)

Featuring original music by aquapher

Biography: The Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts was founded in 2015. P.A.C.A. was the result of a group of individuals’ absolute love for circus arts and commitment to sharing circus with the world. P.A.C.A. is pushing boundaries and redefining contemporary art and circus arts.

Bradley B. Brackenridge
Casino Slama Bama!

Appearing throughout the park during the day
It’s an interactive theatrical performance and you can bet your bottom dollar that this rolling, roving stage will lure the public to engage with Lady Luck in a handful of witty and playful games of chance, all while enjoying the creations of master puppeteer and actor Bradley B. Brackenridge.

Janette Platana
Following The White Whale

Moby Dick is called a great novel – or is it a great unread novel? Follow a lineup of relaying readers and hear the whole thing read live and out loud in a continuous, roving journey throughout Peterborough including at New Moon Afternoon.

Follow Ishmael, Captain Ahab and the white whale on Twitter @FollowingMoby

Biography: Janette Platana’s latest book, A Token of My Affliction, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Collection Award in 2015, and was a Finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in North America and Turkey. Originally from Saskatchewan, and with a background in indie bands and improv comedy, Janette has lived in Peterborough for 25 years. Her work is described as “cheerfully disturbing, gleefully outraged, and chillingly beautiful.” In Peterborough, she is an educator working with learners from kindergarten to university. Janette is committed to erasing the boundary between performer and spectator.

Nibi / Maaí  – Sarah DeCarlo and Amro Khito 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Canoe Chats, Silver Bean Café dock
Film screening at 7:45 pm.

Exploring the emerging relationships between newcomer and Indigenous communities, this short film is based on the first
conversations between two youths, one First Nations and one Syrian, as they embark on a canoe ride across our shared waters (Nibi / Maaí). You can join the conversation, in the canoe!

Jess Rowland

Cabinet of Curiosities: Medicine for a Modern World
Appearing throughout the park during the day
Listen for the song of whispers and shades of reclaimed objects, follow the trail of invisible words to find a mysterious wheeled display case full of medicines for a modern world, showcasing an old world treasure trove of objectified poetry of possibilities.

Night Market

The Ontario Association of Architects and the Trent Society of Architects join selected artists in Artsweek 2016 to launch the Night Market planned for next year’s Artsweek. This year’s pilot project features the construction of an original “pavilion in the park installation” and Peterborough architects and artists collaborating on creating one-of-a-kind mobile carts for displays and performances. Join them for a live cart-building demonstration.


Patrick Moore Assumption Artsweek 2015