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Baby Art Walk @ Gallery Stratford

Join us from 10 to 11:30 at SITE (9 Marketplace) or Gallery Stratford (54 Romeo Street) for story-time featuring books by some of Canada's best loved children's book writers and illustrators, fun and simple art activities, healthy snacks and time for you and your baby to explore the art gallery and meet new friends.

Baby Art Walk is facilitated by Ann Marie Stasiuk with special guests Terry Manzo, Claire Chapple, Jennifer Paquette and others. Each week we will explore new books, art, and movement while meeting new friends.

Our Baby Art Walk program is open to babies from newborn to two years old and their parent or caregiver and is supported in part by a grant from the Stratford and District Leisure Activity Council. Participants are encouraged to make a suggested donation to the gallery of $50 for all seven sessions or $10 per drop-in.

Fall dates are:
Friday, September 27th at SITE: Gallery Stratford's New Offsite Art Space featuring Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois words by Amy Novesky and illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault - Illustration and read by Ann Marie Stasiuk
Friday, October 11th
Friday, October 25th
Friday, November 8th
Friday, November 22nd
Friday, December 6th
Friday, December 20th




 

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: SITE, Stratford
Cost: $50/Donation for all seven sessions or $10/Per drop-in
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Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca



Dorothee Rosen Trunk Show

In celebration of Culture Days, come shop, chat and 'meet the artist’ from 11 am - 6 pm at Mountain Galleries East (across from the Avon Theatre).

Halifax Goldsmith, Dorothee Rosen creates handmade art jewellery of outstanding elegance in silver, gold and precious stones. Come meet the artist and learn about the art of jewellery making. An extensive selection of Dorothee’s work will be available for sale.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Mountain Galleries East, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: Natalie Gaudet
mountaingalleries.com



Stratford Chocolate Trail

EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



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…

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Jul. 10th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Mountain Galleries East, Stratford
Cost: Free
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mountaingalleries.com



WordPlay: The Widow's Tears

Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton on Thursday, September 19, 2019. One of England’s greatest contemporary dramatists examines the life of the second wife of Henry VIII, her role in bringing about the English Reformation and the ultimate betrayal by her husband that led to her beheading. The Widow's Tears by George Chapman on Friday, September 27, 2019.Two brothers embark on dangerous games of wooing in an early Jacobean comedy that echoes the domestic antics of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti on Thursday, October 17, 2019. When the great actor Edmund Kean collapses during his performance in 1833 of the title role in Othello, an African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, is asked to take over. Based on a true story.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Rarely Played

Led by Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser. After a brief introduction to a play by one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, you’ll be randomly assigned roles to read. Discover a neglected gem � and your own inner actor! The plays selected include Arden of Faversham by Anonymous on Friday, June 21, The Two Angry Women of Abington by Henry Porter on Thursday, July 25, Thomas Lord Cromwell by W.S. on Tuesday, August 20, The Witch of Edmonton by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford on Friday, September 27.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Making Animal Art using Coloured Pencils

This is an event in conjunction with Culture Days. I will talk about and demonstrate how coloured pencils can be used as a fine arts medium using animal reference photos. I will supply pencils and paper so that people can try to make their own art piece.

When:  Sep. 27th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: Free
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The Neverending Story

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY

Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it?

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



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.

 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from May. 25th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca



2019 Boar's Head Entertainment

Sean Pinchin -- With sultry sounds and elegant verse, Sean’s down-to-earth and easy going personality compliments the energetic charisma he projects on stage.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-271-1400
www.queensinnstratford.ca



Lobby Talk: Merry Wives

Free Lobby Talk: Festival Theatre Lobby or Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre Insights into our Shakespeare titles from Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser or special guests. This year featuring Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry VIII.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Molly Johnson Live at Revival House

Molly Johnson is a five-time Juno nominee, and in 2009 she received a Juno award for vocal jazz album of the year (Lucky). In 2007, Johnson was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of her contributions to Canadian music, as well as for her work with the Kumbaya Foundation – an AIDS charity that she co-founded in 1992. She is also a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient (2012). Johnson has performed for the likes of Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana, and alongside many notable artists, such as Tom Cochrane, Anne Murray and Peter Appleyard.

Molly Johnson returns to Revival House Friday, September 27, 2019. Doors at 8:00PM, and the show starts around 9:00PM.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Revival House, Stratford
Cost: $50/A
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Contact: 519-273-3424
revival.house



Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for one week (7 days) from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.
 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



Mother's Daughter

THE MAKING OF A KILLER QUEEN

Upon the death of Edward VI, the princess Mary – daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon – easily wrests the throne from Edward’s official heir. But Mary remains haunted by her mother’s ghost, urging her toward the course that will earn her the nickname of Bloody Mary.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW

Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic plant brings him unexpected fame and fortune. There’s just one problem: the plant has ambitions of its own, and it thrives on only one food – human blood.

When:  Friday Sep. 27th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca