Shakespeare in Action is putting on “Sound and Fury”—their version of Macbeth, but with a twist. I’m so in.
“With the same sword they knight you
they gon’ good night you…
that ain’t even half what they might do”
– Jay Z
Music, dance, and spoken word collide in this sharp, bold, and accessible world-premiere of Shakespeare’s most haunting play, MACBETH. Inspired by the sounds and poetry of 90s era hip hop music and performed by five diverse and dynamic actors, SOUND AND FURY is Marcel Stewart’s smart and imaginative adaptation that bursts with rhythms and lyrics, putting a contemporary spin on this classic story of bloody ambition.
The public performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays from November 15th to December 7th at 8:00pm
I know you’re not supposed to talk about Christmas until Hallowe’en is gone, but Frontlines has written a cookbook, and it looks like it’d make a great gift for your loved ones—or yourself.
The cookbook contains recipes as well as creative workshops that the youth created. Some workshops include “Don’t Jerk me around” —A workshop on bullying and a recipe on jerk chicken. We hope the books create conversation about issues happening for youth in general.
I’ve ordered some. If you want one (or several) contact [email protected] They’re $25 .
Weston’s own Frontlines was in the news last week. Moira Welsh profiled the culinary program they offer:
For the last six weeks, since late April, Sherese Jesuorobo has been coming here each morning.
At 25, she was seeking a kind, welcoming community and a fresh start. As others before her have, Jesuorobo found it here. She entered the culinary training program that meets five days a week and teaches people between the ages of 18 and 29 food safety, chopping skills, menu design, organization and recipe creation on “Walk-it-out Wednesdays.”
Sitting beside the big window that overlooks Weston Rd., Jesuorobo talks about her connection to the community, the negativity she felt after her brother, Mike James, was shot and killed here nearly 10 years ago, and, now, the new purpose she has found through the Frontlines program.
Lots to do in August! This weekend is UrbanArts’ CultureShock Festival in their new digs at Weston Common.
Today, and every Friday until the end of the summer, Frontlines is hosting Beats in the Streets.
The Weston King Neighbourhood Centre (WKNC) will be hosting a weekly Talking Circle starting Wednesday, August 14. The circle will run from 2:00-4:00 pm at 2017 Weston Road.
The weekly Talking Circle will be Indigenous-led and resourced, but all are welcome. This will be a safe space to share, to connect and to learn.
This will be the first in a series of Reconciliation events for the local community. WKNC encourages others to join in with this initiative. For more information, please contact Ken at WKNC, at [email protected] or 416 241-9898.
Volunteers will also be adding mulch around native trees and shrubs in Eglinton Flats on August 14, between 10 and 12.