• Canadian War Museum: Exhibition of the flowers of war tells a special message

  • Neighbourhood Arts 150: Seniors speak about the memories of a capital gone by

  • Ottawa Writers Festival: Linden MacIntyre digs deeply into the morass of the Lebanese civil war

  • Ottawa design awards to NAC project, renewal of Bank of Canada building

  • Ottawa Writers Festival: Alison Pick turns utopia upside down in Strangers with the Same Dream

  • Ottawa book awards go to John Metcalf, Charlotte Gray and Andrée Christensen

  • National Gallery: 2017 Biennial crosses boundaries and borders

  • Enriched Bread Artists celebrates 25 years of cooking up great art

  • Ottawa Writers Festival: The meaning of 100 million Canadians

  • National Gallery of Canada: RBC painting prize goes to Guelph artist Ambera Wellman

By Lia Pizarro More than 100 years after the beginning of the First World War, the story of a Canadian

To mark Canada 150 the folks at the AOE arts council decided they would go in a slightly different direction

The $110 million rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre has been given an award of excellence from the Ottawa Urban

A Chalmers grant from the Ontario Arts Council was the launching pad for Alison Pick's novel Strangers with the Same

Ottawa's strong literary community was on view Wednesday night as the annual book awards were handed out in City Hall's

What? The Canadian biennial at the National Gallery is no longer exclusively Canadian, and now includes art from around the

By Natalie Harmsen In 1992, led by Laura Margita, a band of students from the University of Ottawa took hold of

Canada is a great and prosperous country. But that prosperity always seems so fragile. And as we grapple with a

Ambera Wellmann of Guelph, Ontario, has won the $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition for 2017. Her win was announced at

Ottawa filmmaker Amen Jafri is building a decent career out of exploring life in Ottawa. Her first effort The City That

The first thing that strikes you about Eden Robinson is her laugh. It's infectious, joyous and always ready to break

When she was 10 years old, Eva Tavares' mother took her to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancover to

NACO’s Ideas of North Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past 10 days, culminating in two memorable

By Lia Pizarro More than 100 years after the beginning of the First World War, the story of a Canadian

The $110 million rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre has been given an award of excellence from the Ottawa Urban

What? The Canadian biennial at the National Gallery is no longer exclusively Canadian, and now includes art from around the

By Natalie Harmsen In 1992, led by Laura Margita, a band of students from the University of Ottawa took hold of

Ambera Wellmann of Guelph, Ontario, has won the $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition for 2017. Her win was announced at

By Nathaniel Dove He holds the rare honour of being denounced in the House of Commons and being awarded the Order

Tom Thomson is one of those figures in Canadian history who commands our attention even a century after his demise.

As the new exhibition of paintings by the great Canadian James Wilson Morrice was being hung at the National Gallery

By Floriane Bonneville Afghanistan mission veterans will have to wait longer for a monument commemorating the conflict after the Canadian

By Natalie Harmsen The National Capital Commission has given the green light to a range of projects that will brighten Ottawa’s

The story of The Breadwinner by Canadian author Deborah Ellis has captured imaginations and hearts around the world. Now the

The Czech-born, Montreal raised film-maker Peter Svatek is known for making documentaries with a strong social focus. His latest film,

In the history of film animation in Canada, the name of Norman McLaren is remembered and celebrated. But there are

While for some hockey fans, it might be hard to imagine anything about the Toronto Maple Leafs being historically significant,

To mark Canada 150 the folks at the AOE arts council decided they would go in a slightly different direction

A Chalmers grant from the Ontario Arts Council was the launching pad for Alison Pick's novel Strangers with the Same

Ottawa's strong literary community was on view Wednesday night as the annual book awards were handed out in City Hall's

Canada is a great and prosperous country. But that prosperity always seems so fragile. And as we grapple with a

The first thing that strikes you about Eden Robinson is her laugh. It's infectious, joyous and always ready to break

"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily

By Nathaniel Dove He holds the rare honour of being denounced in the House of Commons and being awarded the Order

On the day we talked, Adam Gopnik, the well-known New Yorker writer and essayist and Canadian ex-pat, was in a

Measha Brueggergosman's mid-life memoir is titled Something Is Always On Fire. And it is as apt a title as one

Seventy books across a range of categories have been announced as finalists for the 2017 Governor General's Literary Awards. The announcement

Ottawa writer Barbara Fradkin has just released her second novel featuring the former foreign aid worker Amanda Doucette and is

Thirty years or so ago, Ann Cleeves sat down at a desk and wrote her very first mystery. She was

A perplexing image of a young teenaged boy kept popping into Sonia Tilson’s mind. The boy was alone. His head

More than 114,000 people live in Orléans, but for many in the rest of the Ottawa region, the community is

The NAC's Ideas of North festival is about much more than music. It also features dance works including a piece

Pina Bausch’s visceral, devastatingly beautiful setting of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring has trailed its muddy feet on stages all over

Adolphe Binder has a daunting task. She has assumed the role of artistic director of a world famous dance company

The Beijing Dance Theatre is a leading exponent of contemporary dance in China. The troupe is making its first visit

If you look above the stage in Southam Hall this month, you just might see the spirit of Pina Bausch. The

Here are some must-see shows in classical music and dance this fall. Classical: Sept. 6: Daniel Tselyakov is the son of the

When the creative originality of Quebec choreographer Marie Chouinard meets the eccentric genius of 15th-century Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, the

The dance/sound creation called Dollhouse mixes the unique talents of choreographer/dancer Bill Coleman and the sonic skills of avant-garde composer

Marie Chouinard's choreography called Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights is a rarity in her career. That's because the world-renowned

For 10 years Propeller Dance has been showing how anyone can join in and dance. The celebrate the decade, ARTSFILE

One evening, six world premieres. It isn’t often I get to feel like my critic predecessors in 1880s Vienna or pre-First

Towards the end of work on a musical score for the ballet The Little Prince, Kevin Lau and Guillaume Côté

The National Arts Centre has commissioned three new dance works from three of the country's best choreographers and companies. In

When she was 10 years old, Eva Tavares' mother took her to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancover to

NACO’s Ideas of North Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past 10 days, culminating in two memorable

When Matthew Larkin left his post as music director at Christ Church Cathedral, he said he would be moving forward

Tom Thomson is one of those figures in Canadian history who commands our attention even a century after his demise.

This Saturday six singers will seek the top prize in the biennial Brian Law Opera Competition in a concert in

John Storgårds gets nightmares when he doesn't play his violin very much. Lack of contact with the instrument of his

Kiya Tabassian is a musical explorer and an explorer of music. His journeys take him back in time and around

As a teenager, Ottawa composer Andrew Ager used to like to get out at night and hang with his buddies.

The NAC’s Ideas of North Festival continued Thursday night at the NAC with Finnish contemporary dance in the Babs Asper

The music of Ottawa's Ben Glossop will get a chance to shine at Dominion Chalmers United Church on Oct. 13

Measha Brueggergosman's mid-life memoir is titled Something Is Always On Fire. And it is as apt a title as one

In its dance of the renovation veils, the National Arts Centre has revealed more new parts of its $110 million

A late-Romantic symphony orchestra is one of the prettiest sights in the world. The gleaming back wall of brass, the

As the National Arts Centre unveils the second phase to the media Wednesday of its $110 million renovation, the NAC

When she was 10 years old, Eva Tavares' mother took her to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancover to

Gabriel Dumont would be intrigued. Dumont, the ally of Louis Riel and leader of the Métis forces during the 1885 North-West

By Floriane Bonneville The place and legacy of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald has been the subject of

Are the sins of a father foisted upon his offspring? If it’s a founding father named Sir John A. Macdonald,

When the National Arts Centre approached Drew Hayden Taylor a couple of years ago to write a sesquicentennial play about

This year's Siminovitch Prize will be awarded to one of four playwrights. The list of 2017 nominees was announced in a

Pity the rich boy with too much time on his hands. His heart entombed as though by a Russian winter,

If Amiel Gladstone had been otherwise engaged a few years back, Onegin, the hip musical opening the new theatre season

The Great Canadian Theatre Company is back to school with a new initiative to involve students and teachers in the

When Burn, a ghost-cum-mystery story by Ottawa playwright John Muggleton, opens at The Gladstone Aug. 24, a crucially important person

Making the grade in Canadian theatre isn't easy. But two independent companies based in Ottawa are starting to spread their

A word of advice: If your plans ever conflict with those of Corallina, you may as well just give way

Fifty-seven years ago a new sound started to percolate on radio stations across North America. It became known as the Motown

Accustomed as we are to reading faces for cues to character and intention, you’d think the fixed expression of masked

The $110 million rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre has been given an award of excellence from the Ottawa Urban

When Matthew Larkin left his post as music director at Christ Church Cathedral, he said he would be moving forward

By Nathaniel Dove A sacred waterfall in the heart of Canada’s capital, its majesty obscured by industrial activity since before Confederation,

By Floriane Bonneville The place and legacy of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald has been the subject of

In its dance of the renovation veils, the National Arts Centre has revealed more new parts of its $110 million

Toronto's Slaight Family Foundation has put $500,000 into helping the National Arts Centre develop the careers of young Canadian performers

By Floriane Bonneville Afghanistan mission veterans will have to wait longer for a monument commemorating the conflict after the Canadian

By Natalie Harmsen The National Capital Commission has given the green light to a range of projects that will brighten Ottawa’s

By Kelly Millar and Nathaniel Dove As it considers a decision on a purchase, Carleton University has already received offers of

The story of The Breadwinner by Canadian author Deborah Ellis has captured imaginations and hearts around the world. Now the

The finalists for the City of Ottawa book awards includes a talented mystery writer, a novelist and professor at Carleton

Peter Herrndorf will step down as the head of the National Arts Centre on June 2, 2018, after leading the

While for some hockey fans, it might be hard to imagine anything about the Toronto Maple Leafs being historically significant,

Marc Djokic, a violinist well-known to Ottawa audiences, has won the $125,000 Goyer prize given to a collaborative emerging artist.

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