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Still from Ottawa Indie FIlm - Shannon, Emanuela, Sarah and Xu.

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Two

Today we bring you the second episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu, four students from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.  They have just completed their first film together, a documentary called Secret War about the innovative War Horse project which utilizes horses […]

HERVANA in concert. Photo from their Facebook page.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This weekend was quick to arrive after the Easter break and we are back at it with another weekend full of greatness. Get Fresh tonight at Babylon, with a showcase of Ottawa’s hip hop community. There will be performances by Lost Kids, Ivan Ndikuriyo, and Cee Craig Thorn and beat showcases by Prophet-One One-Produkshuns and […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode One

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″][/youtube] Yesterday we introduced Jith Paul, the first member of our Apartment613 Fellowship Program. Today is the launch of the first episode in Jith’s web series Ottawa Indie Film. In this installment, Cory and Gary Thibert of Wolf Pelt Productions talk about their love of film, the supportive filmmaking community in the city, and the […]

Scattered Clouds. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This first weekend of April brings warmer weather and the passing of annual prankster day. With all the festival lineups being released, it finally feels like the fun can start. This weekend is an excellent opportunity to pick up something new with a Bubble Soccer Tourament, Glass Blowing and free hot dog parties. Thursday evening […]

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + subDevision ticket giveaway!

This weekend has an intense lineup of music for all ages and genres with vintage pop ups, trivia nights and film festivals to round out activities for everyone. Spring is in the air, and everyone is itching to pack up the layers and get out into the fresh, crisp air. Lets start with he events […]

Still from the Oscar nominated film, Song of the Sea.

Irish Film Fest – A lucky charm amidst the Ottawa film scene

Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth outreach coordinator/arts educator. You can follow her on Twitter. We know the Irish for their Celtic countryside roots, legged in Riverdance and legends of Loch Ness, knotted by generations of bred in the bone talented poets and storytellers. From March 27th – […]

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Basement 819 du 11 mars 2015 :: Le Château Cyr présente John Carroll en Session LIVE! Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival :: 10 performances qui vont vous dépasser! FFO :: Lancement d’une très inspirante programmation!

Le Château Cyr en collaboration avec Basement 819 vous présente fièrement une nouvelle édition des Sessions LIVE! À l’honneur cette fois-ci, c’est John Carroll qui a été installé sous les feux de la rampe. Personnage emblématique de la région, il performe sur scène depuis 25 ans. Le lancement de son dernier album avec le band The Epic […]

Made Noon play Zaphod's on Saturday. Photo courtesy their website.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

It seems that daylight savings not only kicked us ahead an hour, it kicked the temperature ahead to bring us some fine spring weather. Get out to celebrate St Paddy’s Day early and soak up a bit of this sunshine! Tonight things get groovin’ down at Babylon, with the Motown Showdown set to keep you […]

Wilderness of Manitoba. Photo courtesy of Killbeat Music.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

March has begun and with it the event season begins to rev back up. People will start to release albums in the coming months, there will be garage sales galore, and everyone’s mood improves. There’s plenty of comedy, art and music coming up this weekend to kick off some March madness! Start things off by […]

Image tirée du film "Meurtre à Pacot" de Raoul Peck - Film d'ouverture du Festival DiverCiné

Basement 819 du 4 mars 2015 :: Les tulipes ont vu leur ombre! Le printemps s’en vient! On épluche les programmations de Scène Ontario, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival et du Festival DiverCiné.

Basement 819 se prépare déjà à accueillir les tulipes. On est optimistes. On est prêts à recevoir en pleine figure le temps doux! En attendant, on se projette vers l’été. Constatez par vous-mêmes! Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival  (du 25 au 28 juin) Chaque année, ce festival accueille la plus grande compétition de bateau dragon sur […]

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Sonatas, Screams and Silence: An Ode to Ingmar Bergman

Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth outreach coordinator/arts educator. You can follow her on Twitter. Ottawa New Music Creators and the Mayfair Theatre present Sonatas, Screams and Silence on Thursday, March 5th, an evening dedicated to the artistic brilliance of Swedish director, writer and producer Ingmar Bergman. Ottawa […]

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Basement 819 du 25 février 2015 :: Du cinéma plein la vue. La 19e édition des Francouvertes est ouverte! Salon du livre de l’Outaouais. Musique : une série de concerts à ne pas manquer!

Basement 819 s’écoute dorénavant en pièces détachées! Retrouvez ici nos chroniques les plus édifiantes de notre 53e édition de l’émission.  On vous propose de grandes choses et surtout, on vous fait jouer des pièces musicales – des fiertés locales et nationales – judicieusement choisies. *Le très adoré Patrick Watson a révélé un premier extrait de […]

Still from The Hour of the Lynx.

Bright Nights Film Festival Premiere: The Hour of the Lynx

Danish film by acclaimed director, musician and song-writer Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, The Hour of the Lynx bears his signature. This dark and complex drama centers on teenager Drengen (Frederik Christian Johansen), who for no apparent reason savagely kills two seniors and stages their corpses in a perverse, yet aesthetically tender way. Institutionalized in a high-security facility, […]