Storytelling and Poetry
On this week’s show, we chatted with Apt613 contributor, spoken word fan, and soon-to-be radio host Shannon Ing about two poetry readings happening this week.
Some ten episodes in, Breakdown2Lowdown podcast hosts and R&B connoisseurs Nicky Jean and Anthony McIntosh have created a smart, fun and sometimes fiery show that lives up to its promise of “a little friction and a whole lot of dope conversations.”
Local poet Daniel Toth, better known in poetry circles by the moniker Colo Toth, is the organizer of poetry karaoke – or PoeKa. After a successful premiere in January, PoeKa will be back Sunday March 11 at Bar Robo.
Vivian Schenker, manager of The Watch Clinic European Jewellers, doesn’t just run a business. She collects stories… stories of people, their jewelry, and their watches.
Best selling poet Rupi Kaur spoke to a captivated crowd at the Canadian Museum of History on November 12.
Adam van der Zwan visited one of Old Ottawa South’s three remaining antique store locations and spoke with the owner, Peter McGregor.
Shane Koyczan is performing at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave) on Tuesday November 14 at 8pm.
With over 13,000 visitors in under a month, Miwate has surpassed attendance expectations dramatically.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see the North’s most exciting artists perform in Ottawa – 11.04.17
Many Canadians don’t get the chance to visit the faraway territories of Canada’s North. Yet Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon are all home to some of the most interesting and creative artists who themselves often do not get a chance to go “down south.”
Re[place] Re[collect] is a project to archive in text and photos the memories and stories of seniors in Ottawa’s rural neighbourhoods. It is led by Brenda Dunn, a local community-engaged artist and local photographer Shawn MacDonell.
The National Arts Centre wants you to come on in and look around! And as a special treat, if you wander in this week you are going to find things going on from noon to night for the Ideas of the North Festival.
Arctic enthusiasts can enjoy a new special exhibit featuring glimpses of life in Nunavut as the Museum’s northern programming continues in the permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Voices from Nunavut is a video project featuring photos and videos taken by northern youth from each of Nunavut’s 25 communities using iPads that had been provided to the youth to help capture daily experiences in Canada’s Arctic territory.
Ottawa photographer Tony Fouhse’s exhibition SUBURB, the final part of his hometown trilogy, debuts at the Exposure Gallery September 8. His latest series of photographs feature scenes of everyday life in Barrhaven, where residents live, work and play.
La Machine kicks off on Thursday July 27 at 8pm with the awakening of Kumo near the National Gallery of Canada. Long Ma will awaken on Friday July 28 at 10am at Ottawa City Hall. The creatures, accompanied by a live orchestra, will then take over the streets of our beautiful city throughout the weekend, inviting us to follow them on their journey as they search for one another and fulfill their destiny.
On Saturday night, Canada Scene presents Anishinabekwe, a one-of-a-kind evening of music and storytelling showcasing some of the country’s best female Indigenous artists.