Arts & Culture Fest in Knowlton June 25-July 8

Arts Alive

Since the inception of Arts Alive! Québec (AAQ) in 2015, Knowlton’s participation has grown in leaps and bounds. This year Knowlton has pulled out all the stops to create a festival of cultural performances and activities that stretches from June 25 until July 8, 2017!

Local organizer, Danny McAuley of Brome Lake Books, said, « I love how AAQ pulls the entire community together. This year we’re collaborating with the Brome Country Historical SocietyTheatre Lac-BromePettes Memorial Library, the Knowlton Players, theCeltic Harmonies FestivalColdbrook and Lion’s Parks, and more. The artists are making a special effort to showcase not only our region through art but Canada’s diversity as well. »

Highlights of the festival include United We Stand, an original play with comedy and song, written by Roger de la Mare, and the Gemini Award-winning Jefferson Lewis (French Immersion (2011), Emotional Arithmetic (2007), Mon amie Max (1994)), is giving a two-part screenwriting workshop followed by a film workshop and a public screening of the final product on July 8th. Directly following the film premiere, Celtic flautist Dave Gossage closes the two-week festival with a concert featuring an eclectic line-up of musical guests such as the up-and-coming Quebec fiddler, Alexis Chartrand, renowned step-dancer Pierre Chartrand, Inuit throat-singers Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge and in honour of recent immigrants, Tabla player, Shawn Mativetsky. Programming details follow.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25          

Old Court House                                          Screenplay writing part 1                          9:30-12:30 (break) 2:30-5:30

15 rue St. Paul

SATURDAY, JULY 1         

Brome County Historical Society              United We Stand – Theatre                       11am

130 rue Lakeside                                          Honeysuckle Sisters Concert                     12:30pm

Lion’s Park                                                    Kid’s Art Tent                                               1:30-5:30 pm

41 rue Centre                                               Drumming                                                     2-3pm

Line Dancing                                                 3-4pm

Visual Art                                                      4-5pm

Theatre Lac Brome                                      Arts Alive reception                                    6 :00 – 8 :00

9 rue Mont Echo                                          Vintage Wine concert                                 8:00


Old Court House                                          Screenplay writing part 2                          12:00-5:00pm

15 rue St. Paul

Brome County Historical Society              United We Stand- Theatre                        7pm

130 rue Lakeside


Old Courthouse                                                          Film workshop                                             10am-5pm

15 rue St. Paul

THURSDAY, JULY 6                                      

Pettes Memorial Library lawn                   Kite Making                                                   6-8pm

276 ch. Knowlton Road


Brome County Historical Society              United We Stand – Theatre                       7pm

130 rue Lakeside


Knowlton United Church                           Flower Arranging                                         7-9pm

234 rue Knowlton


SATURDAY, JULY 8                                      

Coldbrook Park                                            Bodhran Drumming                                    1-3pm

32 rue Lakeside                                            Lantern Making                                            3-5pm


Brome County Historical Society              United We Stand – Theatre                       7pm

130 rue Lakeside


Knowlton United Church                           Film premiere                                              7pm

234 rue Knowlton                                        Dave Gossage & Friends                            8pm


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