Hamilton Fringe Festival celebrates the spirit of PLAY
Hamilton Fringe Festival celebrates the spirit of PLAY
CultureMania & Viva Pan Am Junior Soccer Celebration - July 9 to 12 Gage Park
Pan Promenade at Celebration Square and Art Explosion - July 10 to 24 Gore Park
Hamilton World Music Festival - July 17 to 19 Gage Park
Hamilton Waterfront Pan Am Cultural Showcase & Fireworks - July 25 to 26 Waterfront
International House Viewing Station - July 14 to 24 Ferguson Station
International Food Court/ Food Central - July 11 to 26 Ottawa Street
ArtMatch & Pop-up Shop Multi-Arts - July 12 to 26 Barton Street
Stay, Play and Explore
2015 City of Hamilton Arts Awards
The City of Hamilton Arts Awards is one of the oldest municipal-led arts awards programs in Canada. The Arts Awards celebrates Hamilton’s vibrant arts community and recognizes the many individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture in our community.
Join us in celebrating Hamilton’s dynamic arts community at the 2015 Arts Awards! Kicking off at 6:30 p.m. - all are invited to mingle at a welcome reception featuring art, entertainment and light refreshments. The awards ceremony (starting at 7:30 p.m.) will honour the achievements of local artists and will feature live performances. A reception where you can celebrate the 2015 award recipients and enjoy more engaging art experiences will follow.
Our Master of Ceremonies this year is David Brennan, and we are proud to present art and performances by:
- Lisa Pijuan-Nomura
- DJ Donna Lovejoy
- Emma Rush with Bel Canto Strings
- Christopher Reid Flock
- Clifford Meyers
- Tyler Tekatch
- Defining Dance Movement
- Tuesday Choir
2015 City of Hamilton Arts Awards Nominees
Please download PDF list of the Arts Awards Nominees. The winners of the Arts Awards will be announced at the event on Thursday June 4th, 2015, at Theatre Aquarius beginning at 7:30pm.
WHERE: Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street, ON
WHEN: Thursday June 4, 2015 | 7:30 (doors open at 6:30)
TIX: Book your tickets now! Event is FREE to attend and tickets are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit https://2015hamartsawards.eventbrite.com to reserve your tickets OR call 904-546-2424 ext. 7612.
INFO: Call (905) 546-2424 extension 4514 or go to email@example.com
WEB: Go to the Arts Awards LINK
New this year, the Hamilton Arts Council will host the Official After-Party across the street at Steel Lounge in a post-event celebration of the arts! Whether you're ready to dance the night away with Golden Era Ghetto Blasters (a.k.a DJs Kid Funky J & Nathan Lovesspaceships) on the second floor or enjoy cocktails and tapas on the main floor lounge, the Hamilton Arts Council after-party is not to be missed! Order tickets via Eventbrite:
100In1Day is a global festival of civic engagement coming to Hamilton for the first time on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Share your vision for a better city. Join the movement today by submitting your intervention, participating in a workshop or helping to spread the word. It can be a simple, low-cost way for you to showcase your ideas for a better city, stronger community or more resilient neighbourhood.
An urban intervention is a community-based project led by an individual, community-based group, or an organization. These projects, be they whimsical and fun or based in a commitment to social justice and change, are a simple, often low-cost way for people to showcase their ideas for a better city. They can already exist or be created just for this event. Interventions can create opportunities for community engagement and volunteerism. Examples of interventions from other cities include:
- Art installations or street art Community-based storytelling or performances
- Planting community gardens or conducting a park clean-up
- Screening socially conscious films
- Community potlucks
- Recreational games such as soccer, jump rope or hopscotch
- Setting up a free lemonade stand and talking to passer-bys
All 100 in 1 Day interventions are intended to spark ideas and solutions to community challenges – essentially a giant citizen-led brainstorming session and series of actions to make our cities a better place. They transform the city, and inspire participants and onlookers alike – fostering a strong sense of community and positive change.
100In1Day is a festival of civic engagement that involves individuals and organizations in the creation of small-scale projects or initiatives known as urban interventions. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to spark change. 100In1Day began as an idea and quickly became a global movement. Launching in 2012 in Bogota, Colombia with 250 urban interventions and over 3,000 participants, it has since inspired transformative action in 18 cities around the world.
Last year 10,000 people in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax united and created over 400 urban interventions, joining a movement of citizen-driven action that is taking place around the world. This year, Hamilton, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver are looking for 100 actions each from individuals, community groups or organizations. Visit 100in1day.ca to submit your intervention or to find information about workshops where you can learn more, meet people and develop your idea.
Join us on June 6th, 2015 and begin re-imagining how you could make your city a better place to live.
Small actions. BIG CHANGE.
100In1Day is presented by Evergreen and the Hamilton Arts Council is proud to be one of the organizing partners in this founding year.
WHEN: June 6th, 2015
WHERE: Various across Hamilton (check site for details)
INFO: Please contact Aurelia Dalinda at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tottering Biped Theatre & the Burlington Performing Arts Centre present:
by Trevor Cop & Richard Beaune
The body itself transforms to tell stories of life in the elevated state. In the reinvented Mime tradition of Marcel Marceau...
One spontaneously expands to galactic size and climbs the stars. One climbs into a pit and down their subconscious. One hunter becomes the hunted. One flies. One dies. In a series of physical high impact sequences, Air explores the elevated state – physical, spiritual and psychological. Physical theatre performer Trevor Copp uses movement to launch into places where words cannot follow. Don’t miss this production, brought to you from the company that presented First Dance and The Last 15 Seconds.
“He moves with beautiful fluency…simply too creative for words. Highly skilled….a fresh fusion between acting and modern dance” - View magazine
Talk backs will be held after each of the performances with various members of the company.
Part of the Theatre Series!
WHEN: January 21-23 (evenings at 7:30 PM; January 23 matine at 2:00 PM)
WHERE: Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7
TIX: Regular Price: $29 + $2.50 Fee and HST (You Pay $35.60); Series Price: $26.10 + $2.50 Fee and HST (You Pay $32.32)
INFO: 905-681-2551 or email: email@example.com
WEB: totteringbiped.ca or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
FROST BITES WINTER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
FROST BITES is Hamilton’s first site-specific, winter theatre festival. The event features a diverse array of hot local artists (film makers, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, and more) presenting performance ‘bites’ throughout the building and grounds, promising to heat up The Cotton Factory during the coldest month of the year!
WHERE: At The Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Ave North)
WHEN: February 11 at 7-10:30pm, February 12 at 7-10:30pm, February 13 at 7-10:30pm, February 14 at 1-4:30pm
Frost Bites Show Listings
Seven artistic companies will perform multiple times each show for a total of more than 30 performances each evening! The shortest show is 3 minutes, the longest 21 minutes. Click on each show for description and more details:
(To the Pointe Dance Project)
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SUN
THE HIDDEN ONE
THE MEMORY PROJECT
(Sector N Collective)
(Shepherds Pie Productions)
ONE SMALL DROP
(One Small Drop)
Single Ticket: $20
Grants entry into as many show as you can manage in a single day!
Frequent Frost Pass: $35
Pick up a Frequent Frost Pass and you can return to the festival as often as you like!
How does it work?
7 artistic companies have created site-specific performances that will take place throughout the building and grounds of The Cotton Factory. Each company will perform multiple times over the 3.5 hour show window.
- Each production has an assigned colour
- There are colour-coded FLAGS that correspond to each show’s colour. These will be available in the Festival Lounge (3rd floor of the Cotton Factory)
- There are as many flags as there are seats to the show. Seating is very limited for some shows!
- Pick up a flag for the next show you want to see.
- An usher will guide all flag-bearers to the show of their choice approximately 5 minutes before the show start time.
- When the show begins, the flags will be available for the NEXT performance of that show
- Individual schedules for each performance will be posted along with the corresponding flags
- Confused? Ask one of our Frost Bites Volunteers for help! (They will be the ones dressed in white aprons)
The Festival Lounge
Join us on the third floor of the Cotton Factory in the warm and inviting Festival Lounge. We will be serving Steam Whistle at the bar and we’ll have snacks available for purchase on site. The Festival Lounge is a great place to mingle with fellow festival-goers between shows and share stories about your favourite experiences of the night!
FROSTBITES is planned in partnership with members of The ALERT Program:Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training Program 2015/16 ALERT team. ALERT is an education program run by the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company, providing an opportunity for young up-and-coming artists to come together to learn, collaborate, and grow. The 2015/16 team is a diverse group– playwrights, directors, designers, actors, producers – and they have worked hard to make this festival possible!