Festival Fridays at the Farm
Back by popular demand: Every Friday evening before the show from 4:00 p.m.--5:30 p.m. all summer long we will be holding an outdoor festival! Come check out the offerings from local farmers and culinary partners who will be setting up tents and booths to sell their products.
On Festival Fridays, Artist Talks run from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with expert presentations and demonstrations from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. under the white tent. We encourage you to join us to discover more about the theatre, our plays, and how we put them together.
Please note: events are subject to change and no advance booking is required.
Miskin Law & Pastry Peddler are proud to sponsor Festival Fridays in 2023!
"We are so happy to be bringing back our Festival Fridays programming. These live, in-person talks, before Friday shows, allow audiences to meet members of the acting and creative company of summer shows. As well, I will be chatting with some amazing experts in topics related to both plays. I look forward to Fridays all summer long!"
- Kim Blackwell, Managing Artistic Director
FESTIVAL FRIDAYS AT THE FARM - 2023 SCHEDULE
Cynthia Ashperger—Director, The Tilco Strike
A conversation with Joan Sangster, author, historian and Vanier Professor Emeritus at Trent University, on working women and the labour movement.
M. John Kennedy—Actor, The Tilco Strike
A conversation with Dave Warda, President of the Peterborough Labour Council, on the history of the Peterborough Labour Council and labour and unions in Peterborough.
D’Arcy Jenish—Playwright, The Tilco Strike
A conversation with Tracey Germa, labour activist and past head of the Integrated Arts Program at PCVS and Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, about her journey from high school drama teacher to her full-time work in OPSEU.
Korin Cormier—Costume Designer, The Tilco Strike & The Cavan Blazers
A conversation with John Boyko, author, historian, Lakefield Town Councillor and retired history professor from Lakefield College School about the rise of Peterborough as a major factory and union town in the middle part of the 20th century.
Robert Winslow—Founder & Playwright/Actor - The Cavan Blazers
A conversation with Michael Eamon, President of Trent University’s Traill College, professor and historian of print culture in early Canada, about the history of the 19th and 20th century diaspora of Irish immigrants to Canada.
Esther Vincent—Set Designer, The Tilco Strike; Sound Designer, The Tilco Strike & The Cavan Blazers
A conversation with Fran Fearnley, the owner or ZimART’s Rice Lake Gallery. An avid art collector and former journalist, Fran travels to Zimbabwe to buy the work directly from the artists.
Katherine Cullen—Actor, The Cavan Blazers
A conversation with Michael Epp, Director of Trent University’s MA & PhD Cultural Studies Program and Associate Professor in English Literature and Cultural Studies, about the Irish issue, Irish Republic history and the catholic and protestant conflict in Ireland and beyond.
Mark Hiscox—Actor/Musician—The Tilco Strike & The Cavan Blazers
A conversation with Mike Towns, former owner of the Towns General Store, author and local historian, about his life and work in Douro, Ontario as the proprietor of the community’s general store.
FESTIVAL FRIDAYS AT THE FARM - VENDORS
Delicious summer fare from one of Peterborough’s favourite cafés. Serving Chicken Power Bowl (GF) and Vegan Bowl (GF + Vegan). Vegetarian options available.
Offering an assortment of delectable sweets from Millbrook’s favourite café.
Rare Culinary Arts Studio
Featuring Vietnamese classics - Banh Mi sandwiches, Thit Nuong (Grilled pork and rice noodles) and spring rolls.
Back Kitchen Pottery - all Festival Fridays dates (or until she sells out!)
Wheel thrown, hand crafted stone wear pottery. Pretty and functional mugs, wine cups and bowls.
Autumn River Design - all Festival Fridays dates except June 30th
Gorgeous handmade macramé wall art, handbags, wallets, keychains and more.