While the Celebration is far from over, I wanted to share with you my 5 top moments, so far. I have attended nearly all the events and thoroughly enjoyed this year’s celebration. I have been involved since March, when Sweet World Media was hired to do the promotions this year and we have been on a countdown since then! It’s been so exciting to see everything come together so nicely. ~kirsty
1) Seeing Wynn Walter’s stone, before he started work on it. I was trying guess what it would become as I stood in the morning sunshine.
2) Listening to Rita Jackson accompany Anthony Holt at the Lunch time concert. Listening to their rendition of pieces from Phantom of the Opera sent shivers down my spine. Amazing!
3) Our opening ceremony. It was wonderful to receive the support of the Uxbridge council and the happiness and excitement of what’s about to happen shows on all of the artists faces!
4) The Uxbridge Studio Tour was so much fun! Kids were welcomed, making it a great family event to appreciate our fine artists.
5) I think I will wait until the Celebration is over to decide!! There is still so much to do in the next week!!!
We cannot forget those young people, or the young at heart people, in our community; and Cathy Christoff and the Roxy Theatre never does. Actually, one of our long standing executives on the Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts committee, and I won’t name you in this blog Lynne G, says that she attends this every year, because she so enjoys finding her “inner kid” again watching these Shorts for Shorties. the program will be the NEWEST films premiered at the recent 2011 June Short Film Festival held in Toronto, hosted by the World Wide Short Film Festival.
You will find this a family event to enjoy, laughing and enjoying the same great experience as your kids. Come on over at 9am and there will be coffee and baking goods to purchase in support of the Uxbridge Youth Center. You can also buy – and it must be a law written somewhere – Roxy Theatre’s famous popcorn and other concession goodies. If you need to decorate a room or two – how about purchasing one of many posters for sale to help with the ongoing volunteer efforts for the Roxy Kids in Action.
You truly do not want to miss this as the seats fill up quickly.
Where: Roxy Theatres on Brock St., Uxbridge
When: Saturday September 24th, 2011
Time: doors open at 9am
Cost: $4.00 and I would suggest you buy ahead at either the Roxy box office or Presents Presents
Last year was our 25th anniversary, and we threw a GIANT street party! Check out this video and relive the fun:
Check out these videos of the Sculpture Expose artists! We found them on the Durham Tourism YouTube channel.
Fly, Wynn and Francis will be at Centennial Park from September 26 – October 7, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. View details on the Sculpture Expose event page here.