Thank You, Northumberland!

Thanks, thanks and ever thanks: To all the artists who took part. To all our partners and donors who supported. To everyone who attended. To all those who followed the festival online and wished it well. And to our many volunteers for your groundbreaking work. Together, we pulled off an outstanding festival. THANK YOU. Here are…

NFOTA’s Opening Weekend–What Fun!

Northumberland Festival of the Arts opened with a fun-filled evening of music Friday at Victoria Hall. Cobourg’s Poet Laureate Jessica Outram MC’d the event. NFOTA president Gwynn Scheltema welcomed everyone to the festival. And Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise Halfe – Sky Dancer shared her thoughts about our human need for the arts, and how everyone…

Welcome Back DiversiPro!

“It’s through the arts that we learn the stories of people and communities.” Hamlin Grange NFOTA is delighted that DiversiPro Inc. has returned as a sponsor of the Festival of the Arts. We’re grateful for DiversiPro’s financial support and assistance with our website and support for designing our logos. CEO and Founder Hamlin Grange says…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Reva Nelson

“Resilience is not just handling stress or getting on with it, but it’s the ability to bounce back from difficult situations…get through them, but actually emerge stronger and better.” Reva Nelson NFOTA’s Shane Joseph interviews Reva Nelson, former actor, teacher librarian, seminar leader and keynote speaker across Canada and internationally. In this series we feature…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Jeff Keary

“I have a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in English, which might seem, and probably are, the perfect qualifications for doing something like this, and I really kicked myself that I hadn’t been doing this since I was twenty-five.” Jeff Keary Today Shane Joseph interviews Jeff Keary, owner and editor of Grapevine Magazine,…