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More Stories from Central – Past/Present/Future

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Jane’s Walk: May‎ ‎08‎, ‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎00‎ ‎PM, 1.5 Hours

‎Begins at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St.

The Walk Team: Helen Kirkpatrick, Frank Soberg, Ron Rubin, Richard Ficek

Introductory talk by Florencia Berinstein, Executive Director, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

About This Walk: This 90 minute walking tour features Central Neighbourhood residents sharing historical tales about homes, the industrial past, current changes & plans for the future. This walk will begin at the Workers’ Arts &Heritage Centre (WAHC) with a brief presentation of the history of the railway & the Customs House, now WAHC, and the future.

On the walk along Murray St to Bay St, stops include The Witton Lofts, the Fratellanza Hall and the Harmony Apts, both reflective of the Italian history in the area, and the 1842 Stone House at Murrary and Park.

We will then walk to Central Park for presentations on the history in the area and plans for the Barton-Tiffany lands and for Central Park itself. We will then walk along Sheaffe Street to MacNab with a presentation at the 1879 MacNab Terrace and then return to WAHC.

WAHC is part of OPEN DOORS and participants are encouraged to spend time inside learning more about our history and plans for the future.

How to Find Us: We will have a banner More Stories from Central (see picture) and each of the 4 Walk Team members will have a badge and their name with the same picture.

Taking Public Transit:  The Workers’ Arts & Heritage Centre (WAHC) is at 51 Stuart St, between Bay & MacNab N. There is street parking available on the surrounding streets. The Bayfront Bus stops at MacNab & Murray, and then a one block walk North along MacNab St.

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Sharing Your Story Workshop – Sunday April 19th

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Sharing Our Stories

Join us for our final storytelling session for Stories From Central, Sharing our Stories.

Sunday April 19th – 12 noon to 2.30 pm

A workshop designed to help you uncover your personal style of storytelling. Led by professional actor, Darla Biccum, participants will engage in physical and vocal warmups as well as exercises geared toward uncovering your unique voice and engaging an audience. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their stories and receive feedback.

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Originally from Saskatchewan, by way of Toronto, Darla now calls Hamilton home. Darla has worked as a performer, adjudicator and facilitator for over 20 years across Canada. On stage or screen, Darla is a dynamic and engaging performer with a bold presence and solid comic timing. As a facilitator, Darla’s unique skill set and special brand of humour creates a safe and fun environment for participants to explore their creativity.

Stories from Central is a project in collaboration with Central Neighbourhood Association and Workers Arts & Heritage Centre generously funded by Hamilton Community Foundation. A series of workshops focusing on stories of homes, heritage and personal tales will culminate in a walking tour of the neighbourhood on May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. at WAHC.

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Crafting Your Story Workshop – Saturday April 18th

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Crafting Your Story Workshop

Saturday April 18th – 9 am to 11.30 am – Workers Arts & Heritage Building, Stuart Street.

This lively & fun workshop with writer Gary Barwin explores ways to shape a story for greatest impact, whether that be for humour, drama, suspense, or surprise.

It will also address the best ways to begin and end a story, how to most effectively craft what comes in between, and how to add colour and vitality with descriptions of character and setting.

Participants will try the ideas out on their own stories and receive helpful feedback and suggestions for further development.

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator and the author of 19 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. He was Young Voices eWriter-in-Residence at the Toronto Public Library in Fall of 2013 and Writer-in-Residence at Western University in 2014-2015.


He teaches creative writing at Kings University College in London. His high-energy performances often involve music, multimedia, and interactive storytelling.

Stories from Central is a project in collaboration with Central Neighbourhood Association and Workers Arts & Heritage Centre generously funded by Hamilton Community Foundation. A series of workshops focusing on stories of homes, heritage and personal tales will culminate in a walking tour of the neighbourhood on May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. at WAHC.

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Share Your Story Workshop – Tuesday April 7th

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Join us for an evening of Stories from Central as we continue to explore this history, homes and personal tales of the Central Neighbourhood and it’s residents.

Workers Arts & Heritage Building – 7 pm to 9.30 pm.

For the past few weeks residents have been gathering stories and now it’s time to share our tales!

A StoryShare is a chance to tell your tale in front of an audience and hone your storytelling skills.

There are a few rules about the StoryShare!

1. Stories must be told, not read.
2. Stories must be no longer than 7 minutes.
3. The stories must be true…ish.
4. We welcome songs as well as stories.

Invite your friends, your neighbours, anyone who might be interested in hearing tales.

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

Stories from Central is a project in collaboration with Central Neighbourhood Association and Workers Arts & Heritage Centregenerously funded by Hamilton Community Foundation. A series of workshops focusing on stories of homes, heritage and personal tales will culminate in a walking tour of the neighbourhood on May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. at WAHC.

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Song & Storytelling Workshop – Thursday April 2nd

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Join us for an evening of Storytelling and Song with storyteller and songwriter Tor Lukasik-Foss in our third workshop for Stories From Central!

Workers Arts & Heritage Building, 7 pm to 9.30 pm

Songs can be very useful vehicles for telling a story. They have a lot to teach storytellers about economy, the use of repetition and reincorporation, and the strategic value of poetic language, humour, and good delivery. This workshop will show how basic song elements can be used as tools to shape stories, to augment stories, to grab hold of an audience and never let go. No musical experience is required; some willingness to sing, or at least yell, is recommended.

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Tor Lukasik-Foss is a multidisciplinary visual artist, performer and writer. His hybrids of performance and sculptural installations have been shown as one of the official projects of Toronto’s 2014 Nuit Blanche, as part of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s First Thursday events (2014), as well as in solo exhibitions across Ontario and Canada. He has released 4 Cds of original music under his stage moniker ‘tiny bill cody’, and performed at festivals and venues across Canada, and writes regularly for Hamilton Magazine. Lukasik-Foss has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, been awarded the 2007 K.M. Hunter Award for Visual Arts, 2008 Visual Arts Award from the City of Hamilton, a 2009 Hamilton Music Award (Best Male Artist) as well as several grants from Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Storytelling Workshop – Combining Historical & Personal – Sunday March 29th

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Sunday March 29th from 12 noon to 3 pm at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre., 51 Stuart Street.

Join us for an afternoon of Storytelling with writer/playwright Marnie Woodrow as we explore combining historical and personal tales.

How do we turn found facts into compelling stories? What are the ethics of poetic license and where is the line between what really happened and that which makes for a great story? Where do YOU fit into the story you wish to tell? Learn to move from fact into fiction and back again with this workshop led by writer Marnie Woodrow

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Marnie Woodrow is the author of two short fiction collections, two novels and two full length plays. Her forthcoming novel, “Heyday” took her to archives, libraries and onto a roller coaster at Coney Island–many times. She is an editor, writing instructor and online mentor.

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Storytelling Workshop – Introduction – Saturday March 28th

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Join us for an afternoon of Storytelling with Theatre Artist Jody Boston. In the first workshop of our Stories From Central Workshop series, we will begin to play with story forms, do basic voice exercises, get comfortable with sharing in front of others and leaning basic story structures. An introductory workshop sure to inspire all storytellers. All levels welcome.

Saturday March 28th – 1 pm to 3.30 pm

Workers Arts & Heritage Building

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Jody Boston has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama Studies from the University Toronto. She has trained at Sheridan College, Second City Toronto and the East Side Institute in New York City where she received a post-graduate certificate in Social Therapeutics. Boston has performed for as long as she can remember and is professionally trained in stage acting, acting for film, ballroom dance, improvisation, creative movement, Classical theatre, mask, clown, professional practice and singing.

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Community Meeting – A Neighbourhood Storytelling Project

Join us on Wednesday March 18 at 7:30 pm Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St., Hamilton, ON

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The Central Neighbourhood Association (CNA) is coordinating a storytelling project that celebrates the past as we create the future. We aim to examine the history and heritage of the neighbourhood, developing a collective expression and valuing of its history, and a shared sense of pride.

We will be presenting Storytelling Workshops with professional storytellers to residents of Central. The project will culminate with a walking tour on May 3, 2015.

Join us on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Workers Arts and Heritage Centre to find out more about this exciting new project in the heart of one of Hamilton’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Come and meet the team organizing the project and find out how you can get involved. Light refreshments will be served.

Planning on attending?

Please RSVP to GirlCanCreate@gmail.com

Have a story to share but can not attend the meeting? Reach out to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura for more information at GirlCanCreate@gmail.com

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GO Station Public Art Commission – Application Process Now Open

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The City of Hamilton is currently undertaking a public art process to commission a permanent public art work(s) for the plaza of the James Street North GO Station presently under construction on the west side of James Street North near Murray Street. This project was initiated by and is partly funded by Metrolinx.

Call for Artists

Artists will be selected by a citizen Jury through a two stage process involving a concept and preliminary design proposal followed by a submission of detailed proposal by selected Artists.

Award: $75,000
Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $750 honorarium.

Submission Deadline:  Thursday April 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM (Hamilton time)

Artist Information Meeting:
Thursday March 12, 2015. 4:00 PM
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario.

Artists are invited to view a presentation on the adjudication process and submission requirements and to visit the site as part of this meeting. Note that the immediate site may not be accessible due to construction.
This is not a mandatory meeting.

FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE

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Childrens Hands on Arts / Media Workshop

IN OTHER WORDS

 

In Other Words is a series of workshops where children and youth will create mixed media collages as a form of storytelling. Inspired by the work in Lynn Hutchinson Lee’s exhibition metanoia, participants will use collage to explore themes of work, immigration and family stories. The sessions will culminate in a final public presentation of work to family, friends and the community!

Program runs October 4th, 18th, 25th, November 1st and 8th, 2014.

Children 6-8 years old: Morning sessions 9:00 am – 10:30 am  |  Youth 13-15 years old: Afternoon sessions 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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