When was Ottawa’s first pub built? Was there ever a nuclear reactor at Tunney’s Pasture? What is James Bond’s connection to the nation’s capital? One Ottawa man could confidently answer all three questions: Andrew King, local artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author.
The latest book from artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author Andrew King chronicles an eclectic cross-section of local “lost” history—from the first brewery to the last Zellers to 17th-century sailing vessels to the RMS Titanic’s affiliation with the Fairmont Château Laurier—all in an effort to preserve and reinvigorate interest in Ottawa’s past.
We are kicking off Apartment613’s holiday gift guide with a handful of suggestions for the book-lovers in your life. Stay tuned for more in this series!
“Hunkered Down in a Government Town” is the product of a crowd-sourcing process, in which local artist Area Resident invited fellow musicians and creatives, who are also at home in isolation, to contribute lyrics inspired by COVID-19.
Doug Hempstead is known as the voice who guides the city through daily traffic on CBC Ottawa, but he is also a talented musician and the artist behind the local alternative/indie rock band Area Resident.
This past Friday, as part of Hintonburg Happening, Maker House Co. hosted an evening of music, ghost stories, s’mores, and beers. Ming was there. For more on Ming, check out his website, radio show and Instagram.
You may have noticed local painter Patrick John Mills on the Mackenzie King Bridge, who is painting outside every day in March. If you are not familiar with this project, or are aware and want to know more, you can visit his blog where he is documenting his adventure. (Images of Centretown and The Big Beat have also written about […]