Festival News


Puppets Up! “Simple Marionettes” 4-day Workshop

[News Release] Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival in Almonte, Ontario continues its series of hands-on workshops in the art and magic of puppetry. The upcoming 2-part workshop for adults “Simple Marionettes” will be held over 4 ... read more »



[News Release] Submit your film to the landmark fifth Ottawa International Film Festival! The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) is excited to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its festival through WITHOUTABOX. Deadline ... read more »


PoutineFest on Sparks: The Local Favourites Return to Sparks

[News Release] Local vendors return for PoutineFest to celebrate our national delicacy. Come out to Sparks Street April 24-27 to enjoy some traditional, new and exotic poutine at the Spring PoutineFest. Vendors from across Ontario and Quebec ... read more »


Unison Ottawa 2014: National Festival Showcasing the Best of Canada’s LGBTQ Choral Scene

[News Release] Unison Ottawa 2014 is the fifth edition of a once-in-four-years Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) choral festival that will bring together choristers and other music artists from across Canada to the nation’s capital for the ... read more »


Ottawa Chamberfest Turns 20

[Link: Epoch Times] Twenty years of success have made artistic director Roman Borys and his crew ambitious rather than complacent. They want to make the anniversary of Chamberfest memorable with big-name favourites and talented newcomers.


Arjun Basu’s novel delves into the culture of compulsive sharing

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The author will appear at the Ottawa Writers Festival April 28 at 8:30 p.m. on a panel with Jonathan Bennett and Miriam Toews at Knox Church 120 Lisgar St.


The Ottawa Fringe will host a winter festival

[Press Release: Ottawa Fringe Festival] undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream is Ottawa's winter festival of independent theatre, showcasing the best indie theatre from Ottawa and across the country. The festival is crossing town from ... read more »


From Bach to tango and back, Chamberfest’s 20th anniversary edition to feature 120 concerts

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Roman Borys is a patient hunter. The artistic director of Ottawa’s Chamberfest, one of the world’s largest festivals of its kind, sometimes waits for years before he lands his prizes — great artists in high ... read more »


The Outsider: Danish writer stays on the fringes in his novels

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Once upon a time there was a 25-year-old Dane named Jonas who lived in comfortable Copenhagen. Despite the fact that he lived in a comfortable country in comfortable surroundings, Jonas was not happy and he made bad ... read more »


Puppets Up! Rod Puppet Workshop for Kids

[News Release: Puppets Up!] John Nolan and Kathy MacLelland of Ottawa's Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre will host a Puppets Up! workshop, "Make A Puppet Show in a Day" on April 26th, in Almonte, Ontario, for kids aged 6-11 years. Contact ... read more »