When Alison Wearing tells a story, it's gripping! Join her as she launches her latest book Moments of Glad Grace, a moving and witty memoir of aging, familial love, and the hunt for roots and belonging. This storytelling event with live music is one of the highlights of our spring lineup! Her storytelling performance (adapted from the book by Jennifer Paquette) will be followed by a reception with a book signing, snacks and cash bar. For anyone who knows Alison, a dance party might follow! This event has limited seating so pick up your tickets early!
Some of Canada's best songwriters will perform their songs and share stories behind their art at this year's Songwriters Circle. We're headlining the launch of singer-songwriter Dayna Manning's memoir Many Moons! We're also featuring Dayna Manning's solo CD Morning Light which has a unique collaboration with songwriter Ben Bolt-Martin; Ben wrote the chamber music orchestration to all the songs on Morning Light. Enjoy a moving performance and songwriting insights from an exceptional conversation between Dayna and Ben, who will be joined by chamber musicians Andrew Chung, Laura Chambers, and Derek Conrod.
How does one bring poetry to life? Find out this October at the glorious Revival House in Stratford where poet David Stones will be performing Infinite Sequels, a one-man-show named after his poetry book of the same title. With the accompaniment of live violin and a rich musical soundtrack, David as The Poet will lead you through a life of love, ecstasy, longing, joy, sorrow and forgiveness……that is, the life of every person in the audience. The performance, lauded as a “brilliant and beautiful piece of theatre” by London Free Press, will be followed by a Q&A.