Festival Events

The people and events shown below are part of our highly successful Festival of the Arts in October 2019. Though COVID-19 forced us to delay the next festival, we are planning! Please keep checking this site for new developments.

GREAT MUSIC

Blog Photo - FOTA San Murata Jazz Violinist

Blog Photo - FOTA Kim Doolittle2

Blog Post - FOTA Arcadian Duo

EXCITING 10-MINUTE PLAYS

Blog Photo - FOTA Ron Mackay Rehearsal Einstein's Fridge Albert Einstein and Lisbeth Feist

Blog Photo - FOTA Katie H.

POETRY THAT PROVOKES

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Blog Photo - FOTA Jessica Outram2

ART THAT EXCITES THE SENSES

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BOOKS THAT CAPTIVATE

Blog Photo - SOTH FOTA Hill Spirits IV COVER

Blog Photo - FOTA Dane Swan book cover Tuesday

Blog Photo - SOTH Kim Aubrey Book Cover What We Hold

Blog Photo - FOTA Shane Joseph Book Cover Milltown

Blog Photo - SOTH Michael Bravo's Veil

DANCE THAT ENTERTAINS

Blog Photo - FOTA Allison Bellydancing with Pink shawl

At The Great Hall at St Peter’s Church, 240 College Street, Cobourg

Blog Photo - FOTA Great Hall St. Peter's

Blog Photo - FOTA Great Hall entrance at St. Peter's
(p.s. There’s no tree inside. It’s a reflection of the tree across the way!)

In beautiful Northumberland County, east of Toronto

Blog Photo - FOTA Patricia Calder - Fields and Farm in Autumn

HERE’S THE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 7:15 PM TO 10:00 PM

DRAMA AND DANCE, NIGHT 1 

Tickets: $25 

4 Short plays by Spirit of the Hills playwrights 

LOVE ON A PARK BENCH – Christopher Black

MOUSE – Marie-Lynn Hammond

PLAN X Katie Hoogendam

EINSTEIN’S FRIDGE – Ronald Mackay

Blog Photo - FOTA Ron Mackay Revised script reading of Einsteins' Fridge
Scene from Rehearsal –  Einstein’s Fridge

DANCE PERFORMANCES

BELLY DANCING by Allison Townsend

FLAMENCO with Lesley and Michael Daley

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1:00 PM TO 10:00 PM 

ART SHOW, BOOK FAIR, ARTISAN’S DISPLAY DAY 1, 1:00 PM to 6 PM

FREE ENTRY

The Square Foot show and sale: 12″x12″ works of art, all priced at $75.

Blog Photo - FOTA Helen van Poorten
painting by Helene van Poorten
Blue Hour at West Beach
Painting by Ian Davis

Books—everyone’s favourite gift—presented and signed by local authors. Books priced from $5.

Blog Photo - FOTA Linda-Hutsell-Manning-fearless-and-determined

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ENTRY IS FREE to the Art Show, Book Fair and Artisan’s Display.

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POETRY WORKSHOP – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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DRAMA AND DANCE, NIGHT 2 —  7:15 to 10 PM

Tickets: $25 for 4 short plays and 2 dance performances

PLAYS

Love on a Park BenchChristopher Black

Mouse – Marie-Lynn Hammond

Plan X Katie Hoogendam

Blog Photo - FOTA Katie H.
Playwright Katie Hoogendam

Blog Photo - FOTA Allison Bellydancing with Pink shawl

BELLY DANCING by Allison Townsend

FLAMENCO with Lesley and Michael Daley

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 26,  9:30 AM to 10 PM 

ART SHOW AND BOOK FAIR, DAY 2:  10:00 AM to 4 PM

ARTS WORKSHOPS

Tickets: $25 for each workshop. Registration required.

These 2-hour Workshops start at 9:30 am and at 2 p.m.

MORNING WORKSHOPS

EXPLORING TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING with Jessica Charnock and Madeleine Thibault Smith

Blog Photo - Jessica & Madeleine with Frames

THE HEART AND THE ART OF THE SONG with David Newland

Blog Photo - FOTA DavidNewland with guitar by PeterCroal

THE CAPTIVE MOMENT Ekphrastic writing inspired by the paintings of Alex Colville with K.D. Miller

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WRITING A MEMOIR  with Cynthia Reyes and Ronald Mackay

Photo - Cynthia without makeup

Blog Photo - FOTA Ronald Mackay MCU

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

BEGINNER BELLYDANCE WORKSHOP with Allison Townsend

POSITIVE RISK TAKING with Reva Nelson

SELF-PUBLISHING BASICS with Jennifer Bogart

Blog Photo - FOTA Jennifer B

Blog Photo - Jennifer Book Cover Hot Dogs

 “WORDS ON A WIRE” – MULTI-MEDIA POETRY, VIDEO, MUSIC

2 PM – 4 PM

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Poet Dane Swan

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Cobourg Poet Laureate Jessica Outram

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Author and Poet Felicity Sidnell Reid

Videos, music, poetry readings, performance poetry, choral performance, visiting writers and Port Hope’s Critical Mass star in this multi-media mash-up unlike any other.

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LUNCH-TIME PANEL 

David Newland, K.D Miller, Christopher Cameron, Dane Swan and moderator Alan Bland debate/discuss with each other and the audience the opportunities and challenges in “Sharing Across the Arts”.

EVENING CONCERT & LAUNCH OF HILL SPIRITS IV: 7:15 PM

It’s a concert and book launch in one fabulous event!

Blog Photo - FOTA Kim Doolittle

 Supported by Port Hope Friends of Music, the concert features a jazz combo, blues singer Kim Doolittle, a classical duo, and the launch of SOTH’s Hill Spirits Anthology IV. Readings by authors. Ticket holders receive a free copy of the book.

Blog Photo - SOTH FOTA Hill Spirits IV COVER

“Spirit of the Hills – Uniting the community and sharing the arts”

*TICKETS ON SALE *

You can buy tickets online or at Let’s Talk Books in Cobourg.

Full Brochure, Printable:

https://spiritofthehills.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/fota-2019-soth-festival-brochure-final.pdf