Festivals in the News


‘Take a Moment’ for Tea at the Ottawa Tea Festival

[Link: Epoch Times] It’s time again for a festival that is in a class by itself—the Ottawa Tea Festival, Dec. 6 – 7 at Library and Archives Canada. The popular festival is part tea tasting, part education about the uses and benefits of tea, ... read more »


(un)Told and OttawaStorytellers present THE HORROR WITHIN

[News Release] (un)Told and OttawaStorytellers present  THE HORROR WITHIN Thursday, November 13, 2014. Featuring Dave Morris, Missie Peters, & Steven Ray Orr of Paper Street Theatre co. (Victoria, B.C.) Like improvised theatre? Like a scary ... read more »


Cracking-up the Capital reveals highlights of its 11th festival

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The comedy festival which supports many mental health initiatives will run from Feb. 3 to 7. Over the years the festival has raised more than $150 000 and is now working with a national organization called Partners for ... read more »


Susie Arioli is retro but real

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Susie Arioli at the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s annual benefit When: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. (reception, silent auction before concert) Where: Library and Archives Canada auditorium Tickets: $50, with a $30 tax ... read more »


Sarah Thornton: Is the art market bad for art?

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Sarah Thornton could be anywhere in the world when she answers her phone. The one-time Ottawa resident and writer is based in London, England, and travels widely, sometimes to research her two books, Seven Days in the ... read more »


Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle pens memoir of rural Newfoundland childhood

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] Where I Belong: Small Town to Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle (Doubleday Canada) In Town: The author appears at the Ottawa International Writers Festival at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Knox Church, 120 Lisgar St. Tickets and ... read more »


Win event tickets and access to pre-show meet and greet at Writers Festival

[Link: CBC Ottawa] CBC Ottawa is giving away 20 pairs of tickets to opening night of the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Winners will receive preferred seating to see CBC All in a Day host Alan Neal sit down in conversation with Great ... read more »


Ottawa film fest makes it five

Ottawa indie film buffs can celebrate twice over this fall. For starters, the Ottawa International Film Festival, opening Oct. 15 at the Mayfair Theatre, is marking its fifth anniversary. “I can’t believe we made it this far,” says the ... read more »


CBC at Writers Festival

[Link: CBC] CBC has your ticket to some of the most sought after events at the Ottawa International Writers Fest October 23 to 30. On October 23 don't miss the opening night of the Festival when Alan Doyle, otherwise known as the front-man ... read more »


Enjoy the Magnificent Fall Colours in the Capital Region

[News Release: Canada’s Capital Region]

Take part in four weekends of special activities in Gatineau Park Residents and visitors are invited to ... read more »