Friday, September 28, 2012

Culture Days Start Today!

Culture Days is a national festival of arts.  Culture Days is a three-day event this weekend, and it features hundreds of FREE PUBLIC ACTIVITIES around the province.  There are more than 70 different activities to participate in throughout Stratford and Perth County (Stratford Library is hosting 4!).  The bulk of activities in Stratford will be held at Factory 163.

Stratford and Perth County are among the top 10 communities participating, with higher per-capita participation than Toronto, according Stratford/Perth organizers.  Stratford is punching above its weight, according to Mayor Dan.  Just think about how many artists, poets, actors, musicians, writers, etc. you know in your own circle of friends, neighbours and family.

Culture Days @your library   

Friday Sept. 28 at 2pm - Reading and Book Signing
Stratford resident, retired CBC documentary producer and author Bill Whitehead will read from his new book Words to Live By – a  collection of anecdotes about the wonders of language and the traps that threaten its users.  Free in the Library Auditorium

Saturday Sept. 29, 10am - 2pm - Handmade Culture: show and sale of Stratford’s Craft, Culture & Creativity
Come browse local artist's wares (pottery, jewellery  clothing, children’s items) and perhaps start your holiday shopping!  Cash or cheque for purchases.  Free admission in the Library Auditorium.

Saturday Sept. 29  1:30 to 4pm - Human Library 
 In the Human Library, the books you check out are real people, willing to share their unique perspectives, cultural histories and experiences. Instead of reading a book, you have a conversation.  Online Dating, Roller Derby, 50 Shades of Fun or A Passion for Lego -  complete titles and “dust jackets” for our human books can be found here:   Don’t be disappointed, call the Library to reserve your book for up to ½ hour, or drop in at the Factory on Saturday afternoon.  Free at Factory 163, 163 King Street, Stratford. 

Saturday Sept. 29, 10:00am - 5:00pm - Paper Trails  Using a variety of media (paper rolls, ribbon, fabric), Paper Trails Storytelling will attempt to capture our collective voices in a continuous thread of a story with a single question: "What does culture mean to you?"   Free at Stratford Library on Saturday. Also Saturday and Sunday at Factory 163.

For a complete listing :  Keyword search Stratford or your municipality.

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