Hey kids! Well the mercury’s rising-but there’s no need to go to Bruce Willis sized extremes to beat the heat. Just sit back and take a load off with Apt613 Live! This week on Apt613 Live contributor Mariette Delevallée chats with Michael Grigoriev and Sharif Virani about Creative Mornings to find out more about the program that gives your snooze button a rest and ensures that whatever side of the bed you’ve hopped out of-it’s the right one! Plus I chat with Kayla Spagnoli of the Feminist Twins to find... | Continue reading article
Tonight on Apt613 Live our contributor Kabriya Coghlan interviews Sean Xio and Sheena Kalmakova about this year’s Ravenswing Arts & Music Fair taking place Sunday May 24th at Minto Park. Plus we chat with Amy Jenkins about the annual OAG silent auction fundraiser le pARTy which kicks off a new season of supporting local artists this Thursday May 21st (today!) at Arts Court. Music from Ponygirl (new single!), Pipahauntas, Robots!Everywhere! and Jen Lane& John Antoniuk. Tune in to CHUO 89.1 FM every Tuesday night from 6pm.
Hey kids! May has arrived in all its glory. The perfect opportunity to open up some windows, let the fresh air in and tune in to find out what’s going on in Ottawa (and with a mere few months of good weather you’d better believe it’s a lot!) This week Live contributor Ania Szneps sat down with Saw Video director Penny McCann to get an idea about their ambitious Cultural Engineering project: how it got started and what they’re hoping it will contribute to the Arts Court redevelopment as we... | Continue reading article
Hey kids! For students everywhere April marks an incredibly stressful season of final projects, end-of-year exams and praying for deadline extensions. In essence it’s a one-month period where all of your energy is concentrated on being as creative and brilliant as possible: made all the more challenging when you take into consideration the fact that it’s also the month when a) you finally want to be outside but can’t and b) you’re forced to subsist on peanut butter, KD and whatever you can find in your fridge/cupboards that a few... | Continue reading article
Tonight on Apt613 Live we’ve got a new voice: Catherine Brunelle (who some of you might already know from the blog or from the fantastic podcast Write Along Radio! Catherine sat down to interview Brendan de Montigny and Gillian King from PDA Projects to talk about…well their most recent project: PDA Press whose ongoing Indiegogo campaign is currently raising funds for three new publications. Michaella chats with Jeremey Dias about the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (previously Jer’s Vision) to get the scoop on the organization, their participation... | Continue reading article
This week’s Apt613 Live is all about the music. This weekend there are a lot of great folks visiting the capital to rock your socks off (and toques and mittens and never-going-to-return-to-storage winter coats). We chat with Chris Milligan, one third of the folk-rock band Sea Perry a group of “nice guys” who are taking the stage at Avant-Garde to sample some music from their upcoming album this Saturday. Throw in a little hodgepodge of every type of music you can name: footstompin’ country ala Ginger St. James; smooth jazzy-soul... | Continue reading article
This week on Apt613 Live we’ve got an interview with Julie Gauthier from Covet &Co. Officially the boutique’s grand opening is in May, but in the meantime they’re introducing themselves and their love for paper-based salutations (remember the world pre-texting?) by offering Letterpress workshops each weekend in March. We sat down and chatted about the boutique, the lost art of the handwritten letter and the benefit of rolling up your sleeves and learning to do some things for yourself. Music from Jon Hynes, John Jacob Magistery, The Tourist Company and... | Continue reading article
We catch up with Emily Pelstring, co-curator of By Any Means, an animation program that screened last Friday night at Club SAW. The event features women animators taking on a wide range of stories, in a wide range of aesthetics made within a DIY ethos. Listen to Apt613 Live on CHUO 89.1 FM every Tuesday night at 6:00 pm.
We interview Stephanie Joyal from Soup Ottawa a recurring event that serves up hot soup, fresh baked bread and a vote for your favourite community-minded project proposal. She joins us on the show to tell us more about this unique dining experience. Just in time for Project Wild Thing’s screening at the Mayfair we’re joined by director David Bond . He talks to us about this film-driven project aimed at getting kids off the couch and back into the great outdoors. Musical guests: Derek Harrison and Pocket Writer It’s like... | Continue reading article
Hey kids! In case you haven’t checked your calendars this weekend will be ushered in by one of my favourite special days: Friday 13th! I don’t normally sidestep ladders, avoid cracks in the sidewalk or throw salt over my shoulder to scare away the devil. But there’s something delightful about indulging in these little rituals on a day punctuated by superstitious possibilities… This week on the show we’ve got Patrick Gauthier: Curator of the upcoming Undercurrents independent-theatre festival. We talk a bit about what the 2015 program has to offer... | Continue reading article