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Stratford's Slow Food Sunday Market
Featuring Perth County's local produce, meats, breads, cheese, coffee, pastries, preserves, prepared foods, handmade artisanal products, gluten free and vegan options. From May to mid-November, the market is outdoors. From mid-November to the end of April, the market is indoors.
Paul Johnston Artist's Talk
Join us for an artist's talk with Paul Johnston, a Toronto/Stratford based artist who has been working in narrative found object assemblage sculpture and conceptual photography for forty years. After opening his first studio, in 1979, in what was then a desolate warehouse district of Toronto, he unknowingly went on to be one of the punk artist architects of what is now Queen West or Toronto’s Entertainment District. Moving to Stratford in 2006 he opened his studio “The Plant” and launched his company “Broken Circus”. He has established himself as both a valuable member of the local arts community and a rebel to it. His work is a narrative of our mortal coil, sometimes playful, sometimes acrid, a complex pulp fiction of what it is to be human, presented in found object assemblage sculpture.
Birds of a Kind
TORN BETWEEN BLOOD AND BELONGING
Wahida, an Arab-American woman, and Eitan, a Jewish geneticist, fall in love in New York City. They travel together to Israel to meet Eitan’s estranged grandmother – who holds the key to a long-buried family secret. But it takes a terrorist bombing for that shattering secret to emerge.
Open Kitchen | Trade Secrets | Sourdough Bread
Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.
This class has a maximum capacity of 16 students.
Classes are for students 16 years and older.
Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.
Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.
Stories of Stratford Guided Tour
Come and join us on a guided tour walking around some of Stratford’s beloved landmarks, and be acquainted with some of Stratford’s most interesting stories. Take pictures and ask questions as you delve into the beginnings of Stratford’s history, and explore some of the oldest sites that Stratford has to offer.
Photo credit to the Stratford Perth Archives.
Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists
All Summer Long, Mountain Galleries East will be celebrating Summer New Arrivals by top Canadian Artists, and showcasing historic work from the Private Estate Inventory of the Late Doris McCarthy (1910-2010).
Featured Artists: Linda Wilder (AB), Brent Lynch (BC), Kate Taylor, (ON), Doria Mood (BC), Andrew Benyei (ON), Charlie Easton (BC), Bev Rodin (ON), Randy Hayashi (AB), Rod Prouse (ON), and MORE…
ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY
In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young woman in his employ. His refusal to take responsibility for his actions leads to an epidemic of fear and suspicion that engulfs the guilty and the innocent alike.
Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike. Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock. Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.
Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours
The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River.
There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially their has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there has also been a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's as pictured below. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.
When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $8.50/A, $7.50/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5.50/Youth (13-18 years)
Nathan the Wise
WITH FAITH IN HUMANITY, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
In twelfth-century Jerusalem, a wealthy Jew whose daughter loves a Christian faces a dangerous question from the Muslim sultan: which is the one true faith? Nathan responds wisely and well – but sub
Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery's popular Summer Exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography by some of Stratford's finest artists, including: Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Allan Davey, Mary Anne Dente, Scott Fillier, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Kathryn Friis, Jacob Grodzinski, Antony John, Paul Johnston, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antonie Los, Tanya Lyons, Terry Manzo, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Van Den Broeck, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick and more. The exhibition will evolve throughout the summer: as pieces are sold, new artworks will be put on display, so visit often to see more work by your favourite Stratford artists.
Join us Sundays @ 11am to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work.
Revival House Craft Beer Festival
Join us for our 5th annual Revival House Craft Beer Festival "Craft Beer Heaven".
Food + Beer Sampling
Make friends + Drink beer
Door prizes + all things beer!
Meet & greet the Brew Masters & Beer Reps from our favourite Ontario Craft Brewery partners and a few new brewing friends too!
All vinyl music will be provided by Revival Vinyl Society DJ's Edward Bear & Darren Mista D Dumas!
Your advance ticket includes 6 beer sampling tickets, Chef beer-paired appetizers & entertainment all afternoon long! Additional sampling tickets will be $2/each.
Thanks to all of the festival-goers, breweries, sponsors and community partners and supporters that make this all possible! We love hosting great events in StratfordON and can't do it with out you!
Avon Boat Rentals
Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?
When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 15th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)
Tafathalo: Near-Eastern DinnerDr. Filiz Çakir Phillip, Curator of the celebrated Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, leads guests on a visual journey through the history, art and customs of the medieval Near-Eastern world. Enjoy an authentic and delectable Levantine meal prepared in partnership with the acclaimed chefs from Diwan, Mark McEwan’s award-winning restaurant at the Aga Khan museum. Filiz Çakir Phillip (PhD, Freie Universität Berlin) is Curator at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She previously worked as a curator at the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin and was Senior Fellow at Excellence Cluster TOPOI and Research Fellow at both the Kunsthistorisches Institut – Max-Planck-Institut in Florence and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Çakir Phillip is the author of Enchanted Lines: Drawings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection(2014) and Iranian Arms and Armour from the 15th–19th Centuries (2016) and editor and co-author of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection. She has curated numerous exhibitions since the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in 2014. These include In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection (2014); Inspired by India: Paintings by Howard Hodgkin (2015) and Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin (2015); and A Thirst for Riches: Carpets from the East in Paintings from the West(2015), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibitions are Syria: A Living History(2016), A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now (2016) and Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection (2017), as well as Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (2018).
Three Faiths, Two Nations, One Land
Jews, Christians and Muslims all regard the same territory as their Holy Land. Guests on this interfaith panel provide personal context for the conflict and discuss how their respective communities in North America might model respectful resolution.
Rabbi Debra Stahlberg Dressler of Temple Israel of London
Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi of Sayeda Khadija Centre, Mississauga
Dr. Murray Watson, adjunct professor of Religious Studies at Huron University College
Dr. Laura Morlock of the Ryerson University Faculty of Communication and Design, holder of a PhD in Religious Diversity in North America