Ambitious City Stories [Workers Arts & Heritage Centre]

Serving to preserve, honour, and promote 
the culture & history of all working people.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton  |  905.522.3003       
Public Hours:  Wed to Sat from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ambitious City Stories

Featuring Sweat
Saturday, July 15th  & Sunday, July 16th



A weekend of industry and the arts (on two wheels!) co-presented by WAHC and The Bicycle Opera Project.

Join us for a full weekend of events, including Hamilton Labour History Bike Tours, a Handmade Marketplace, and two presentations of Sweat, an a cappella opera for nine singers by Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton about the global garment industry. Scored for chorus and four soloists performing in English as well as Cantonese, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Hungarian, Sweat seeks to bring the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop and offer a window into the lives of the workers who clothe us.

Saturday, July 15th
2:00 pm  |  Hamilton Labour History Bike Tours (registration link)
6-8 pm  |  Handmade Marketplace at WAHC
8 pm  |  SWEAT (link to tickets)

Sunday, July 16th
10:30 am  |  Hamilton Labour History Bike Tours (registration link)
12-2 pm  |  Handmade Marketplace at WAHC
2 pm  |  SWEAT (link to tickets)

About our Presenting Partner:

The Bicycle Opera Project is the only opera company that tours by bicycle. Designed to close the gap between audiences and singers by performing in intimate spaces, the Bicycle Opera Project performs new Canadian works that focus on current issues, in English.

Bike Tours are Free/PWYC and depart from the Custom House; pre-registration is required. Tickets for Sweat are PWYC, $20-25 suggested. Pre-purchase of tickets is advised; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door in advance of showtime on both days. For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

WAHC wishes to acknowledge its public and union donors, members, the Canada 150 - Hamilton 2017 Fund of the City of Hamilton, Ryder Wright Blair & Holmes LLP, and WAHC’s Trivia Night teams for their support of this dynamic program.

Sweat Image Credit: Dahlia Katz

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 14:00 to 22:00
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:30 to 16:00
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton