FREE Events at FOTA

“The arts can create beauty, excite audiences, provoke passionate debate and build bridges between people.” Susan Statham, President, Spirit of the Hills Arts

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Join us at the Festival of the Arts on October 24 to 26, where many events are FREE ADMISSION:

Friday October 25, 1:30 p.m: Poetry workshop by acclaimed Cobourg poets Wally Keeler, Ted Amsden (poet laureate emeritus), and Toronto poet Dane Swan.

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Ted Amsden (poet laureate emeritus)

Friday, 1 p.m. and again Saturday 9:30 a.m:  Artists from Northumberland and nearby regions share beautiful and exciting works, from books to creations by visual artists and artisans. (Festival feature – All original paintings: $75.)

Painting by Victoria Terry
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Painting by Helen van Poorten
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Fibre art by Beth Willoughby

Blog Photo - FOTA Felicity book Cover - Alone

Blog Photo - FOTA Peggy Portrait and Book Poster

Saturday Lunchtime:  Buy an inexpensive bag lunch and join in passionate debate and idea-sharing in the Sharing across the Arts panel.

Ticketed events (Registration Required): 

Saturday 2 p.m: Poetry, Music and Video —  WORDS ON A WIRE:  $10

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m:  Arts Workshops: $25 

Thursday & Friday 7:15 p.m:  Drama and Dance: $25 

Saturday, 7:15 p.m: Book Launch and Concert: $25 

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Let’s Talk Books in Cobourg on King east of Division


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