Jessica Outram, the poet laureate of Cobourg, Ontario, shares the poem she wrote for the Festival and its theme of Sharing Across the Arts. Share My Arts Give me your brush and I’ll sing your portrait. Give me your trumpet and I’ll paint your song. Give me your pen and I’ll sculpt… Continue reading Share My Arts
Jenni Burke was born in Port Hope in 1979, and still lives in (and loves) Northumberland County. A member of SOTH for 4 years now, she describes herself as "an amateur artist working towards professionalism". Here's her story: When I did my first show in 2005, it was in a tiny pub in my hometown,… Continue reading Jenni Burke: Proud Member, Spirit of the Hills
"Drawing together the arts of all kinds, the festival celebrated visual arts, music, theatre, dance and literature. And in each of those disciplines, there was a myriad of creative expressions. From Flamenco dancing to fabric art to photography to performance poetry, festival attendees were treated to a rich immersion in the arts." A writer who attended… Continue reading The Spirit of Sharing
Photos by Jeff Kitchen Ever had one of those times when you took on a big project, and worked really hard and, as the event drew near, found yourself hoping and worrying almost in equal measure? That's usually because you're taking risks and trying new things. That's the way it was for the people organizing… Continue reading What a Wonderful Festival!