Welcome to the first edition of Creative Sundays on Apt613: A monthly showcase for short fiction and creative nonfiction by local writers. This month’s theme is, of course, the holidays. We hope you enjoy these stories, real and imagined.
I never thought that performers truly burst onto stage but that is what Donnell Leahy and Natalie MacMaster did at their sold-out Christmas concert at the National Arts Centre.
It’s ‘A Very 613 Christmas’ on this week’s episode of Apt613. Sit back, relax, and listen to some holiday music by artists from or based in the Ottawa area.
This is a milestone year for the Good Lovelies. The “harmony trio”, as they are often referred, are celebrating a decade together.
Everywhere you look in Ottawa there are signs that the holidays are fast approaching.
By a feat of theatrical magic, Mr. Charles Dickens will reprise his performance of A Christmas Carol (a performance which was wildly popular in the Victorian era) at the NAC’s Fourth Stage on December 18, 19 and 21. Mr. Dickens will perform all the roles, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim. The beloved story is sure to enthral audiences […]
I’ll be straight with you I tend to be wary of all things Christmas-themed. It’s must be all those movies and holiday albums rife with over-the-top sentimentality and lush superficiality. Luckily, there’s no need to worry about any of that walking into the Ottawa Little Theatre to see A Christmas Story. More than anything this […]
After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah Manning has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Ottawa is getting colder and the snow is coming, but don’t hibernate just yet! There’s lots going this December so bundle up, grab some friends and go enjoy the city! […]
It’s that time of year again when the world is hushed in a blanket of snow; multi-coloured lights illuminate your walk home in the evening and spirits of the undead return to haunt the living. Yes I’m talking about Christmas time. Sitting around telling scary ghost stories may seem at odds with other seasonal traditions, […]
An evening bookended by gifts. But first, a word of advice, O gentle reader, before you enter the theatre: The Gladstone bar is featuring eggnog, with or without Sailor Jerry rum. Order yours before the show for intermission. It’s very popular. The Radio Show has become a Christmas tradition at The Gladstone. As befits a […]
As you nurse that mini chocolate bar hangover, I have some bad news and good news: you’ll have to listen to THOSE songs as you hit any of the shops from now until Christmas, but on the brighter side, I have lots of good finds to share that you may consider for your loved ones. […]