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Time to shop for some big green with bite at the Stratford Festival this summer. Little Shop Of Horrors is a tuneful tribute at the Avon Theatre to the plant with a yen for blood. It opened on Friday, May 31. Director-choreographer Donna Feore’s second hit of the Fest’s 2019 Season has Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s frantic sci-fi spoof from...
We had so much fun last year, we're doing it again! It's BRUNCHFEST 2019! Last year, BRUNCHFEST began as a fundraiser for LondonFuse and Radio Western in partnership with London Brewing. Several delicious local food vendors and hundreds of hungry Londoners came out to London Brewing HQ (521 Burbrook Place) on Father's Day for an afternoon of delicious food, tasty...
Love can make you crazy funny. Angry funny. Sexy funny. Foolish funny. Tossing off Noel Coward’s loving quips and barbs by the minute, the 2019 Stratford Festival’s production of Private Lives hits all those hilarious and hurtful heights and more. The 1930 comedy of manners classic opened on Thursday, May 30, at the Avon Theatre. With director Carey Perloff pushing the...
Major Kurn Crafting and Cosplay as Red Power Ranger at Forest City ComiCon at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario
Various guests filled Centennial Hall during the sixth annual Forest City ComiCon while playing board games, browsing around for souvenirs from artisans, and celebrating everything in geek and pop culture. The venue provided a cozy and tight-knit feeling to the event, as if the community of attendees was closer than ever. It's the first time Centennial Hall held the event since...
Do not miss the Stratford Festival’s Billy Elliot the Musical. Do not miss it. This sure-footed and pitch-perfect marvel will not disappoint you. Helmed by superstar-director-choreographer Donna Feore and starring 11-year-old phenom Nolen Dubuc, Billy Elliot the Musical did not miss a step on its opening night Tuesday, May 28, at the Festival Theatre. The 2005 musical from Lee Hall (book and...
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The 2019 Stratford Festival began as it should — with brilliant, innovative and daring Shakespeare. Assured and athletic as the triumphant general, Michael Blake has the title role in Othello which opened Stratford’s 67th season on Monday, May 27 at the Festival Theatre. Othello’s director, Nigel Shawn Williams, dares to make the audience complicit as a laugh-getting and race-baiting Iago...
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It has been a glorious, Grickle-y decade in London, ON... Grickle Grass is one of the most celebrated, unique, and downright enchanting events this town has ever seen. It's hard to believe it has been 10 years of daytime fun in the sun and night time shenanigans in the dino caves. This year, and specifically this Saturday June 1, we...
Forest City ComiCon is a place to celebrate pop culture, gaming, and geekery. There are many ways to experience the Forest City ComiCon! Cosplayers dress as their favourite characters from a variety of games, comics, TV shows, and movies. Gamers play a few rounds of old favourites like Mario Kart, or test out some brand new board games. Fans get...
What do you imagine when you think about taking a summer course? Would singing choral music from the Renaissance be your first idea? It might be if you're a student of the Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School! School's In For Summer The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School (CRMSS) is in its second year of operation. CRMSS is the only Renaissance choral...
Put down your phones and perk up your ears. The third installment of 331arts City Folk: A Local Songwriters’ Series takes place this Saturday, May 25. An intimate evening of storytelling and music-sharing. The series has gathered audiences and local folk artists artists in the London Music Hall’s Rosewood Room since the beginning of the year, bringing the two groups closer together...