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Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery

AGORA GALLERY presents the 7th annual Summer Exhibition, featuring work in a wide range of media by some of the best local artists, including Ruth Abernethy, Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Ed Czajkowski, Mary Anne Dente, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Antony John, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antoni Los, Tanya Lyons, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Vanden Broeck and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.

Covid-19 precautions will be in effect.

When: Open Wed. to Sat.
from Jul. 8th to Jul. 31st, 2020
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-508-8700

Adult Summer Reading on Beanstack

We may still be closed but we’re still here for you with something brand new for Adult Summer Reading!  Check out the reading challenges on Beanstack, our new app!  Starting July 1st, get inspired by nature, learn reflection and introspection skills, or just unplug and be a kid for a day… or two. Pre-register for the August challenges that will have you facing your fears and examining your perceptions.  It’s all new, it’s all online, and it’s all summer long at SPL!  Head to https://stratford.library.on.ca/beanstackhow to learn more and sign on!


When: Open Daily from Jun. 23rd to Aug. 31st, 2020
Where: Stratford Public library website
Contact: 519-271-0220

Floating Barge Music With: Dayna Manning & Laura Chambers - Stratford Summer Music

Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represent a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ’60s and sounds just as vital today. A modern renaissance artist, Dayna self-produced the last three of the seven records she has released, including her most recent album, “Morning Light” (2019) which features chamber-folk arrangments by Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin for violin, cello, flute, and French horn. Her first book, “Many Moons: A Songwriter’s Memoir” was released by Blue Moon Publishers in 2019. Through cross Canada tales spanning almost three decades, “Many Moons” chronicles Dayna’s unique collaborations with the likes of Burton Cummings, Spirit of the West, Col. Chris Hadfield, inventor William Lishman, and even the RCAF Snowbirds demonstration team.

Appearing on the Naxos label and award-winning soundtracks, Laura Chambers is an in-demand performer, teacher, and studio musician. She is also a founding member of Charm of Finches, Canada’s only professional quintet.
Ms. Chambers has been featured as a concerto soloist, orchestral player, and chamber musician across North America. She is principal flute of the London Symphonia and an active member of the GTA freelance scene. Laura has had the pleasure of performing with many groups, including the Niagara Symphony, the National Ballet of Canada, the Kingston Symphony, and the Aradia Ensemble. Her playing can be heard on the 2018 JUNO-nominated and Billboard-topping soundtrack for the video game Cuphead and Dayna Manning’s recent release, Morning Light (2019).
Passionate about getting outside, Laura enjoys camping, hiking, and music-making in the wild. Most recently, she was involved in an epic performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in the deserts of Nevada and the new opera No One’s Safe by Nicole Lizée in the mountains of Banff.
In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Laura is pursuing her PhD at York University with a research focus on the recontextualization and sustainability of Western Art Music in today’s world.

When:  Saturday Jul. 25th, 2020
Where: Avon River, Stratford
Cost: Free
Contact: 519-271-2101

Toy Story 4 - Movies Under the Stars - Parking Lot Edition

Woody attempts to make Forky, a toy, suffering from existential crisis, realise his importance in the life of Bonnie, their owner. However, things become difficult when Gabby Gabby enters their lives.

Gates open at 7:30 pm.  Concessions are not offered on-site.  Please bring any snacks and beverages with you.  Portable washrooms are located adjacent to the Stratford Perth Family YMCA.  We encourage you to wear a mash when leaving your vehicle area.

When:  Saturday Jul. 25th, 2020
Where: Grand Trunk Shops Parking Lot, Stratford
Cost: $15/A, $5/CH (6-12 years)