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Brant Theatre Workshops Presents “Memories of Brantford’s Italian Community”

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 09:50 AM

Brant Theatre Workshops, in partnership with Brant Historical Society, Wilfrid Laurier University and Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre, are pleased to present the event “Memories of Brantford’s Italian Community” on August 7, 2021. This highly-anticipated event has been postponed several times as result of the pandemic, but is now finally (!) happening. The all-day event will feature:

  • A walking tour of downtown
  • A panel discussion
  • Italian Dinner delivered with trivia package and free livestream
  • Museum...

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2020 Municipal Cultural Plan Annual Report

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 02:44 PM

Although 2020 was a precarious year for many sectors due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brantford’s Economic Development and Tourism Department worked proactively and collaboratively with numerous cultural organizations and creative industry businesses to further the strategic goals and actions of the Municipal Cultural Plan (2014).

Significant support was provided to the cultural sector through Economic Recovery Task Force initiatives, increased cultural marketing...

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Exploring Brantford’s Barn Quilt Trail

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 09:46 AM

Ontario’s Barn Quilt Trails, spanning from Windsor to Ottawa, were developed to create an appreciation for rural art and to connect communities across the province. Using simple patterns and bold, primary colours, barn quilts are often a symbol of historic significance and tell a story.

There are four barn quilts located in Brantford, many of them near nature trails, historic sites and galleries. Go for a drive, walk or bike ride and admire the barn quilts that contribute to Brantford’s artistic...

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Make Your Own Family Arts Day

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 02:29 PM

There are many signs of spring in Brantford, but for culture buffs one of those signs is Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant’s annual Family Arts Day. Now cancelled for the second year in a row, this event was well-attended in the Brantford community by families and arts and culture enthusiasts alike.

The beautiful 16-acre park at Glenhyrst would typically be filled with 35+ booths with art activities for children and performers on stage throughout the day. Many community businesses and local non-profit...

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May Is Museum Month

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 09:09 AM

While anytime is a great time to discover our many local museums and galleries, May is a particularly wonderful time – it’s Museum Month! This month provides an opportunity to emphasize how museums connect Ontario, especially during these times of physical distancing, and coincides with Museum Day on May 18, an initiative of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

We are sad that our museums are currently closed, but luckily there are other ways to connect with and support our local...