Another community has been left scratching their collective heads after artistic duo, Christian Giroux and Daniel Young have installed another of their creations near St Clair and Bathurst. No doubt there will be some who like it but more likely, most won’t and members of the public who object will be made to feel as if they have no artistic soul (sound familiar?). How this thing ever got approved is beyond me but then, nobody asked me; nor should they. Unfortunately, few in the community where it has been unceremoniously plonked (Ward 21) are likely to have been asked either.
The above photo is deceptive as the scale of the thing isn’t apparent until you notice the relative size of the stop signs. A better impression of its true size can be gleaned from the artists’ site here.
It’s not every day a Juno award winner graces us at the Weston Farmers’ Market, but Tich Maredza did just that last week.
Marezda is a “Zimbabwean singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and member of the Okavango African Orchestra, winner of the Juno World Music Album, 2017!”
Thanks to Tich Maredza for joining us @WestonBIA#farmersmarket!
Tich, is a Zimbabwean singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and member of the Okavango African Orchestra, winner of the JUNO World Music Album, 2017! We look forward to sharing great music with Tich again soon! pic.twitter.com/tkHlPvSbhS
Shakespeare In Action is a theatre group that will be moving to Weston later this year. Here’s their latest fundraising promotion that will help them raise more funds for programs in Weston.
Help Us Win $10,000
As the school year wraps up, we are turning our attention to building our new home in Weston. We’ve already raised over $17,000 with your support.
At the end of 2018, Shakespeare in Action is moving to a permanent studio theatre home in the Artscape Weston Common where we can make a difference by providing professional theatre to the community and theatre-training for youth.
Every dollar donated until June 30th enters us in for a chance to win $10,000 with CanadaHelps.
Making a charitable donation to Shakespeare in Action will go towards creating an exciting and engaging season of theatre for the Weston community. Your gift will fund the School for Creativity and Storytelling for youth who may otherwise not have access to performance training. Finally, we hope to present summer Shakespeare in Little Avenue Memorial Park and bring Northwest Toronto’s families together in the heart of the community.
We need your support to ensure the success of our first year in our new neighbourhood.
Donating $25 = 25 chances to win
Donating $100 = 100 chances to win
Donating $200 = 200 chances to win!
It’s Shakespeare’s 454th birthday today, Shakespeare was born on April 23rd, 1564.
Weston will have a special connection to Shakespeare beginning in the fall. Youth education theatre company, Shakespeare in Action will be moving to Weston when the new Weston Common community hub opens. Check out their activities and summer programs here.
If you’re an artist with a proven track record of artistic creativity and your household income is below $46, 176, you may be eligible to apply for one of 26 brand new live / work spaces in Artscape’s Weston Common project that’s scheduled to open at the end of this year. Applications are being accepted until April 11. Artists must not own a home already
A total of 14 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units are available; all have ‘high ceilings, large windows and industrial style finishes’. Rents are affordable; $877 for a one-bedroom and $1022 for a two. Units face south or east.
For lots more information and application forms click here.
Shakespeare In Action will be moving to Weston and into their first permanent studio home when Artscape Weston Common opens later this year. This will involve expenses for moving as well as furnishing the space in their new home.
SIA is asking the public for financial help with their move and has donation levels based on Shakespeare’s own Friends, Romans, Countrymen and a couple of higher categories.
Let’s hope Westonians can welcome this dynamic group to our community with some generous support. For more information about donation levels and how to donate, click here.