Free Meditation Class
Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Free Meditation Class

A Place for the Arts (APFTA) is grateful and super excited to have Tanya Mahar of the Samadhi Centre leading weekly meditation classes starting this November and continuing throughout the winter until January.

Join us on Tuesdays at 11am, to learn techniques to calm the mind, better cope with pain, and release stress. Classes last for an hour.

These free classes are for members of APFTA. If you are not already a member, consider becoming one! Community memberships start at just $30/year, and get you into events like this for free! You can sign up as a member online in less then 3 minutes right here.

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Free Meditation Class
Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Free Meditation Class

A Place for the Arts (APFTA) is grateful and super excited to have Tanya Mahar of the Samadhi Centre leading weekly meditation classes starting this November and continuing throughout the winter until January.

Join us on Tuesdays at 11am, to learn techniques to calm the mind, better cope with pain, and release stress. Classes last for an hour.

These free classes are for members of APFTA. If you are not already a member, consider becoming one! Community memberships start at just $30/year, and get you into events like this for free! You can sign up as a member online in less then 3 minutes right here.

Click here for more info about this event >>>

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JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’

John Foreman brings his merry band of musicians for a monthly open microphone night with featured performers. All strummers and drummers, pluckers and bowers, clappers, singers and penny whistle blowers are welcome to sign up.  We are all stars! Performers play 3 songs –and more later if time allows. Last Friday of each month.

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Free Meditation Class
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00

Free Meditation Class

A Place for the Arts (APFTA) is grateful and super excited to have Tanya Mahar of the Samadhi Centre leading weekly meditation classes starting this November and continuing throughout the winter until January.

Join us on Tuesdays at 11am, to learn techniques to calm the mind, better cope with pain, and release stress. Classes last for an hour.

These free classes are for members of APFTA. If you are not already a member, consider becoming one! Community memberships start at just $30/year, and get you into events like this for free! You can sign up as a member online in less then 3 minutes right here.

Click here for more info about this event >>>

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Home Routes Presents Meredith Axelrod!
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Home Routes Presents Meredith Axelrod!

Welcome to the monthly concert series!

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007 to create new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban, communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues.

Friday, September 28 we will host Meredith Axelrod. Delightfully engaging and unassumingly comic, Meredith envisions the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, whether it be Ragtime, Music Hall, Pop Standard, Boogie Woogie, Tin Pan Alley, String band, Jazz, Country, Blues or even Jug Band music, and embodies the spirit that brought the music into existence in the first place. Her vocal style is unusual, probably because she learned to sing by listening to how folks did it a century ago – through the medium of cylinders and 78-rpm records. 

You can find out more about Meredith here.

And here you can check out the Home Routes website.

More info about the remaining concerts soon!

See you soon!

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Writing Workshop with Ursula Pflug

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Ursula Pflug is an internationally published award winning novelist and short story writer from Norwood Ontario, originally from Toronto. She has been teaching creative writing workshops for over ten years, and enjoys working with writers of all skill levels and emphasizes both safe space and a place for writers to spread their wings. Learn more about Ursula here: http://ursulapflug.ca

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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

KIRTAN with Shantdeep

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Shantdeep shares her passion for sacred chanting with a wide audience - yoga practitioners, folk & roots music lovers, and those who enjoy connecting deeply with earth, soul and song. Her music is accessible to everyone, weaving English words through prayers and mantras. She is an active member of the Toronto Kirtan Community and hosts regular kirtans with the Peterborough Kirtan Community.   

https://shantdeep.bandcamp.com/releases

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JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’

John Foreman brings his merry band of musicians for a monthly open microphone night with featured performers. All strummers and drummers, pluckers and bowers, clappers, singers and penny whistle blowers are welcome to sign up.  We are all stars! Performers play 3 songs –and more later if time allows. Last Friday of each month.

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ART SMART:  Introduction to Derwent Coloured Pencils with Water Colour Effects
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

ART SMART: Introduction to Derwent Coloured Pencils with Water Colour Effects

Attend and experience for yourself, why I love my new and many different kinds of Derwent coloured pencils, you might just catch the bug yourself.  These are Coloured pencils that can be applied to the page and then use brush and water to create watercolour and mixed media effects. I have a limited supply due to the expense of the materials, but four different kinds of pencils which can be mixed and matched.

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Live Music at Partista Café- Matt Vanschaik
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café- Matt Vanschaik

Come and enjoy an Iced Cappuccino and delicious home-made goodies while embraced by beautiful ambient music. We will be hosting local musicians to entertain us every Friday in July and August from 4pm to 6pm.

This week- Matt Vanschaik! Matt's music is a blend of finger style folk guitar and rhytmic vocal monologues. He has been featured artist in iillustrious whiskey bars, cafes and living rooms across Canada. Come and check it out!

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Live Music at Partista Café- Retrovision band
Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café- Retrovision band

Every Friday, 4-6pm we present you with our local talent!

This week- Retrovision, Trio that has recently emerged on the Bancroft music scene, gaining popularity with their unique arrangements and layered harmonies applied to many well known and some obscure songs. Their repertoire consists of songs from folk, rock, folk-rock and country genres. 

Darryl Marks, singer/guitar player, has performed in the GTA bar and Ontario Festival circuits. 

Monica Lumley-Piercey, singer/percussion, brings her experience of performing in bands from the North Bay area. 

Vladimar Bilan, singer/drums, also produces and performs electronic music under the alias "Neojock"

Together, they present a unique and enjoyable musical experience for any age group or musical preference.

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Live Music at Partista Café
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café

This week we are presenting Inna Yevdokoymova, an exquisite classical pianist. She played since she was 4 years old and continued polishing her passion for music by attending a Musical College in Europe. She will be adding that extra classical and popular music flavour to your coffee... Come and enjoy!

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Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Crystal Journey - Live Concert!

Crystal Journey and David Hickey performs with 8-12 Paiste Planet, Symphonic and Sound Creation Gongs. Every Gong features a strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets. This Theory is based upon Pythagorean Cosmology.

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Live Music at Partista Café- Mike Schell
Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café- Mike Schell

For this week's musical café we are presenting Mike Schell- drummer for local band Natural Radio. Mike plays solo piano and acoustic guitar drawing on influences from pop, electronic and world music.

Join us for ambient music every Friday in July and August, from 4 to 6pm :)

 Photo by Harold Eastman

Photo by Harold Eastman

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ART SMART: Collage in the Round with Deborah Morris
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

ART SMART: Collage in the Round with Deborah Morris

Creative collaging using mixed media, followed by an invitation to share his/her, ‘Today Story’ during Circle Time.  Set intention for this creative workshop is for the participant to focus his/her vision in the present moment (using any/all: intuition, personal goal, Elements and Principles of Design), creating a clear, positive image to take away for inspiration toward a life goal or personal intention or to simply enjoy!

Cost of the workshop- $15 (All materials are supplied)

 

ABOUT DEBORAH

Deborah Morris is a retired Elementary Arts Teacher, Never-To-Be-Retired Working Artist and Grandma!  She dreams and works in COLOUR and TEXTURE and is inspired by Poetry and IMAGINATIVE WONDER TALE! Deborah paints and sculpts, working with Molten Bees Wax.  She also enjoys creative play-time using Mixed/Multi-Media and Food!

Deborah is a formally Educated, Intuitive-Guide available to work with an Individual, Family or Small Group.  

Image’n’Thyme Studio & Garden offerings:

  • Art Elements - Design Principles Lesson(s)  

  • Creative Process Coaching Session (Expressive Arts, De-stress, Grief)

  • Children’s Art Party, [Any Occasion] Art Tea

  • Garden or Environmental Creative Arts Journey

To find out more visit Facebook Page:  Image’n’Thyme Studio & Gardens

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JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’

John Foreman brings his merry band of musicians for a monthly open microphone night with featured performers. All strummers and drummers, pluckers and bowers, clappers, singers and penny whistle blowers are welcome to sign up.  We are all stars! Performers play 3 songs –and more later if time allows. Last Friday of each month.

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Live Music at Partista Café- Kevin and Ester
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café- Kevin and Ester

This week we are presenting Kevin and Ester- father and daughter musical duo who enjoy performing whenever they can. Kevin is a multi-instrumentalist and has been playing for approximately forty years. Ester has been involved in musical pursuits since she was old enough to sing a tune. Ester also plays many instruments and has attended several musical related events. Together, their goal is to release a CD of their original music. 

Join us for ambient music every Friday in July and August, from 4 to 6pm!

 Photo by Magdalena Bobula

Photo by Magdalena Bobula

See you at Partista Café / A Place for the Arts!

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Creative Splash
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Splash

When was the last time you did art for art's sake? Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month for an exercise in creativity! Creative splash is your opportunity to to COME PLAY! We will explore mediums and creativity, with the focus on the process (no on the end product). This is purely for the joy of getting together and being creative. So take the plunge into our no-rules-creation. Come on in - the water is fine!

What: Creative Splash
When: 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 1-3pm
Where: A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge Street
Why: Just for the fun of it!

 

 

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Live Music at Partista Café- The Ridgerunners
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café- The Ridgerunners

Come and enjoy an Iced Cappuccino and delicious home-made goodies while embraced by beautiful ambient music. We will be hosting local musicians to entertain us every Friday in July and August from 4pm to 6pm.

This week we are presenting The Ridgerunners! Dale Dredge, Jackie Lewis and Tracey Wemp will be playing old time music- guitar, mandolin, fiddle with lots of harmony.

See you at Partista Café / A Place for the Arts!

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Live Music at Partista Café
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Live Music at Partista Café

Come and enjoy an Iced Cappuccino and delicious home-made goodies while embraced by beautiful ambient music. We will be hosting local musicians to entertain us every Friday in July and August from 4pm to 6pm.

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Friday, July 13th we will have our one and only John Foreman! He has been entertaining us with his enthusiastic folk music since forever.. Now he will share his talent at Partista Café. Come and soak in the good vibes!

All musicians lined up for the summer will be posted here shotly :)

See you at Partista Café / A Place for the Arts!

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APFTA 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND CONCERT [featuring the Heavyweight Brass Band]
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

APFTA 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND CONCERT [featuring the Heavyweight Brass Band]

Come celebrate four years of awesomness with us! Yes, A Place for the Arts is turning 4! And you're invited! Let the party begin. Here are the details:

  1. Party starts at 3pm with live music, a collaborative art project than anyone can join, as well as a silent auction and 50/50 draw. This is licensed event (yay!) which means a) yes, you can drink responsibly, and b) we shelled out some dough to get the licence, so please be generous when buying raffle tickets to help us recoup the costs :)

  2. Potluck dinner starts at 5pm - we are omnivore, vegetarian and vegan friendly, so bring what you love, but please let us know if it contains animal products so we can label is accordingly. It's sure to be a delicious meal. If you've been to any previous APFTA potlucks, you know there are some amazing and ecclectic chefs in our community! Yummmm...

  3. The Heavyweights Brass Band will perform at 7pm. If you're not already familiar with them, check them out here! They are amazing! Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at APFTA, or online by emailing placeforthearts@gmail.com

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JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN FOREMAN'S 7-11 OPEN-MIC CAFE’

John Foreman brings his merry band of musicians for a monthly open microphone night with featured performers. All strummers and drummers, pluckers and bowers, clappers, singers and penny whistle blowers are welcome to sign up.  We are all stars! Performers play 3 songs –and more later if time allows. Last Friday of each month.

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ART SMART: Basics of Wire Sculpture, with Wendy Taxis
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

ART SMART: Basics of Wire Sculpture, with Wendy Taxis

Join us for ART SMART on the last Sunday of each month! Play with new art forms and learn from our talented and diverse artist members! Explore new genres, try something new… revisit an old hobby. Bring a friend, or come alone. Whatever you do, don't miss out on the chance to dip your toe into your creative depths! For more information, and to register, call Magdalene 613-332-7085

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Creative Splash
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Splash

When was the last time you did art for art's sake? Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month for an exercise in creativity! Creative splash is your opportunity to to COME PLAY! We will explore mediums and creativity, with the focus on the process (no on the end product). This is purely for the joy of getting together and being creative. So take the plunge into our no-rules-creation. Come on in - the water is fine!

What: Creative Splash
When: 3rd Saturday of each month
Time: 1-3pm
Where: A Place For The Arts, 23 Bridge Street
Why: Just for the fun of it!

 

 

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Partista Café Anniversary Party!
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Partista Café Anniversary Party!

It's been 3 years!

Join us for an afternoon of nostalgic fun spun right off the turn table! Mirth! Joy! Maybe the best time you'll have all week!? And than we will top it off with decadent and sweet home made desserts... 

We start at 3 and shall continue till 6pm. It's free, like the best things in life!
Hope to you see you there!

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