Festivals in the News


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 »


The best little fair in Canada

[Link: OttawaCommunityNews] Opinion - Shrieks of excitement from the midway. Freshly baked mini-donuts sending your taste buds into overdrive. The ground rumbling under your feet as the heavy horses parade by. These are just a few of the ... read more »


Photos: Nuit Blanche

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The third Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau festival of art began on the streets at sunset Saturday and continued to sunrise. Here are some of the highlights.


Ottawa Animation Fest Honours Poland, Canada with Top Awards

[Link: Mediacaster] The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has wrapped with the announcement of the 2014 International Animation Award presentations, during ceremonies staged at the St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The ... read more »


Ottawa Animation festival Q and A: Seth, the camera’s eye and what it captured

[Link: Ottawa Citizen] The prominent Canadian cartoonist Seth is the subject of a National Film Board documentary appearing at the Ottawa Animation Festival. He tells Peter Robb what it was like to be filmed, where his name comes from and why he ... read more »