Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival
Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29, 2018
Presented by the Newmarket Main Street BIA, the Second Annual Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival returns to the heart of picturesque, historic Main Street. From Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29, the Festival presents a selection of 24 ten-minute plays by Canadian playwrights grouped by 4 common themes: off | BALANCE which explores what we lose and gain in life's ledger; social | ORDERS which looks at independence, interdependence, conformity and disorder; past | DUE which takes us on a journey of longings that is overdue; and side | KICKS which exposes us to the spectrum of all types of relationships in all their complexities. Join us for other activities including Playwright Readings, Actor and Director Talkbacks, Walking Tours, Artist Talks, and special discounts on dining and shopping nearby.
Tickets: $20 for one theme with 6 plays. Tickets at Newtix.ca
Venue: Newmarket Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street, Newmarket
For more information, visit www.nationalplayfestival.ca
Leah Denbok: Photographer of the Homeless
July 26 to September 12, 2018
Free admission. Old Town Hall is wheelchair accessible.
This thought-provoking exhibition is a result of the dedication and actions taken by Leah Denbok, who believes that we can do more for the 235,000 Canadians who experience homelessness during the course of a year.
Meet the Artist
Leah Denbok will be present during the Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival to provide artist talks and book signings on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 29 at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Serpa Galleries. Volumes one and two of Leah's photo book will be on sale with 100% of the royalties being donated to the Barrie Bayside Mission Center and Home Horizon Transitional House in Collingwood respectively.
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History of Newmarket's Old Town Hall
Newmarket's Old Town Hall is located at 460 Botsford Street. The two-storey Old Town Hall is an important part of Newmarket's history. It was opened in 1883 and began operating as a Farmers' Market, operating until the 1940s. The Farmers' Market brought a great deal of prosperity to the area and helped Newmarket's Main Street grow into the heart of the community. Directly across the street from the Old Town Hall is Market Square, an open meeting place where local events and celebrations are held.
Since 2012, Newmarket's Old Town Hall had undergone substantial renovations to achieve architectural renaissance. A new atrium extension was added to the south side of the building representing the blending of the old and the new. Renovations and improvements were made throughout the building to make it fully accessible and ensure it functions as a culture hub for theatre, music, dance, arts and cultural activities and numerous opportunities for continued economic growth.
The restoration of Old Town Hall is part of a joint project with the Federal and Provincial government in which the Town of Newmarket received approximately $3.4 million in funding. As a key driver of the Town's Cultural Master Plan, this landmark will act as a hub for arts and culture and will play a key role in the revitalization of Newmarket's downtown core.
Learn more about the
history of Newmarket's Old Town Hall or check out some of the
upcoming events and activities such as:
Heritage Lecture Series | Discovery Walk Series | National 10 Minute Play Festival
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