2018 – Museum of the Moon


For ten days in August, The Museum of the Moon makes its Ontario debut at Stratford Summer Music, with plenty of exciting activities to celebrate its lunar influence over the city…so many events, in fact, that we’re printing a special mini-brochure and posting details on our website with all the news of daytime and night time festivities…music, dance, literature, movies, family celebrations, photographic and astrological ideas under the Moon. So set tricorders. Refuel ion propulsions. Pack replicators. Prepare for warp drive. In other words, let’s head to the Moon! * Photo by Scott Wishart
2018 – Museum of the Moon
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2018 – Stratford Lantern Parade: Tom Patterson Island Experience


Playmakers! Theatre School for the Stratford Lantern Parade and an added component, the Stratford Lantern Parade: Tom Patterson Island Experience. On October 13, 2018, citizens of Stratford and visitors will light up homemade lanterns and stroll from City Hall to Tom Patterson Island and back, in a special celebration. Additionally, on Tom Patterson Island there will be a lantern labyrinth that will allow participants to walk a magical path illuminated by hundreds of candle-lit lanterns.
2018 – Stratford Lantern Parade: Tom Patterson Island Experience
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2018 – The Gazebo Comes Alive


Stratford Perth Museum for the project The Gazebo Comes Alive, which will enhance the under-utilized Steed Gazebo, located just east of the Normal School and a few metres away from the Stratford Festival, in order to showcase the Stratford Festival, Stratford Perth Museum, and the Stratford tourism experience. The aim is for the gazebo to create a unique experience while providing information about events and things to do that are linked to the project partners.
2018 – The Gazebo Comes Alive
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2018 – Movies Under The Stars


Movies Under The Stars is a series of outdoor films taking place this summer in Stratford, Market Square, on Tom Patterson Island, and at the Stratford Perth Museum. Movies Under The Stars will expand their experiences building on the success of their first year, collaborating with the Stratford Symphony, Stratford Summer Music, and the Stratford Perth Museum, with titles including, 'Sing', 'Interstellar', 'Moonstruck', Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never" and 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'.
2018 – Movies Under The Stars
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2018 – The Stratford Symphony Orchestra Serenades Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton


The Stratford Symphony Orchestra presents Movies Under the Stars: The Stratford Symphony Orchestra Serenades Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, an evening of free entertainment to charm the entire family. A special score has been composed to accompany the showing of four silent films, two by Charlie Chaplin and two by Buster Keaton. Twenty of the Symphony’s musicians will play this music live in Market Square.
2018 – The Stratford Symphony Orchestra Serenades Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton
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2018 – Stratford Writer’s Festival Prominent Artists


Stratford Writer’s Festival will be hosting prominent artists such as poet Najwa Zebian. Poet Najwa Zebian, who has 736,000 followers on Instagram, is very popular with younger audiences which Stratford Writer’s Festival aims to attract to Stratford. These events will have art incorporated into the presentations and will collaborate with local art galleries to create truly unique experiences.
2018 – Stratford Writer’s Festival Prominent Artists
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2018 – Orchestre de la Francophonie


Stratford Summer Music will present Orchestre de la Francophonie on Sunday July 22, 2018 at 7pm an orchestra consisting of 60 of the finest young professional francophone musicians mostly from Quebec, will perform an exciting repertoire for an outdoor concert in Market Square.
2018 – Orchestre de la Francophonie
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2018 – Appetite for Words Launch


Stratford Chefs School will host the Appetite for Words Launch, a one-day experience in July 2018 in celebration and support of the 2019 Appetite for Words festival hosted in October.
2018 – Appetite for Words Launch
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2018 – Macbeth Muet


SpringWorks Puppets! presents Macbeth Muet, a daring, fast paced, wordless version of Shakespeare’s Scottish play adapted and performed by Montreal’s “La Fille du Laitier”. The award-winning cast uses object puppetry and physical theatre in a sex and violence filled 55 minute interpretation that’s true to the original, with an added dash of manic fun. In Market Square during the day, Macbeth Muet artist, Jon Lachlan Stewart, will challenge the audience with “Shakespeare Plays in 30 Seconds”. In this interactive, improv performance, you pick a play, which he performs on the spot… a la silent film. The results are riotously unpredictable.
2018 – Macbeth Muet
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2018 – Puppet Mini-Festival


On Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th, SpringWorks Puppets! Presents a Puppet Mini-Festival. Fun for families and visitors of all ages. Market Square and City Hall will come to life with a variety of free and ticketed activities, high calibre puppet presentations, as well as buskers, giant wolf puppets, and the chance to have your child take part in a world-wide puppet-making event, creating kitten puppets that will be posted online alongside other children’s puppets from around the world.
2018 – Puppet Mini-Festival
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2017 Stratford Summer Music Carillon Festival


Stratford Summer Music for the creation of the Stratford Summer Music Carillon Festival: for 14 performances between August 5 - 13, world class Carillon performers will play a concert for the public, free of charge in a transport trailer sized musical bell instrument that replicates the sound of an installed carillon. Photo by Bill Chan Photography
2017 Stratford Summer Music Carillon Festival
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2017 Stratford Lantern Parade


Playmakers! Theatre School for the Stratford Lantern Parade: where hundreds of participants will gather on the banks of the Avon River to light up home-made lanterns and parade along the water’s edge. While along the route, and at the reception to follow, performers (musicians, story-tellers, re-enactors) will entertain walkers with songs, stories and folklore drawn from a variety of sources.
2017 Stratford Lantern Parade
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2017 Movies Under the Stars


Queen of the Square Cinema: will present at least two Movies Under the Stars experience, with a program of classic and contemporary family-friendly movies screened at dusk in Market Square. Photo courtesy: Davidiam Photography - David Charlesworth
2017 Movies Under the Stars
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2017 Ladies of the CNR


Stratford Perth Museum and Martingale Vintage: will present the Ladies of the CNR full length play at City Hall including an interactive photobooth and newly curated CN exhibit.
2017 Ladies of the CNR
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2017 Explore Gluten Free Stratford


A Hundred Church St. Bed and Breakfast: will offer four Explore Gluten Free Stratford experiences, where attendees learn to bake their own gluten free cookies, muffins, pizza crusts, and breads, while also exploring local restaurants to hear about gluten free methods and offerings to enhance the gluten free visitor’s experience in Stratford.
2017 Explore Gluten Free Stratford
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2017 Theatre Ontario Reception


Off the Wall Stratford Artist Alliance: partnering up with Theatre Ontario for two weeks in August to provide an additional six, popular summer courses to Stratford so students from both organizations will learn on-stage and backstage skills in adjacent studios. The animation fund is sponsoring the reception to welcome participants to what Stratford has to offer. (photo by Bill Chan)
2017 Theatre Ontario Reception
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2017 Walk the Plank Flash Mob


Covet Consignment: for the Walk the Plank Flash Mob, where a jovial group of pirates will help visitors walk the plank that only the bravest buccaneers will dare to cross.
2017 Walk the Plank Flash Mob
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2017 Interactive Guide to Stratford Gardens


Stratford and District Horticultural Society: for the Interactive Guide to Stratford Gardens, a self-guided experience that showcases and tells the stories of Stratford’sbest gardens.
2017 Interactive Guide to Stratford Gardens
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2017 Stratford Giant Puppet Pilot


Hermione Presents: for the Stratford Giant Puppet Pilot, where artist Kimberley Howe will lead the construction of a giant articulated puppet (10 to 12 feet tall) in two interactive experiential workshops.
2017 Stratford Giant Puppet Pilot
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2017 Undocumented Stratford Stories


Eyecon Media: for Undocumented Stratford Stories, where a micro documentary focusing on a unique individual who substantially adds to the city’s reputation as a cultural hotspot will add to a series of intimate three minute portraits.
2017 Undocumented Stratford Stories
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2017 Appetite for Words Festival


Stratford Chefs School in collaboration with the Stratford Writers Festival: for the Appetite for Words Festival. This festival creates literary and culinary experiences where food is matched to an author’s readings so participants can taste the words they’re hearing. There will also be workshops such as how to write a cookbook, and food photography.
2017 Appetite for Words Festival
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2017 Speaker in the Square


Stratford Perth Museum for the Speaker in the Square project: where one of the museum’s robust speaker series that include people from Parks Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Arctic Research Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario, will be presented in the new Market Square, free to the public.
2017 Speaker in the Square
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2017 48.5 Hour Film and Theatre Project


Meet Your Maker Handmade Gallery and Gift Shop: for the 48.5 Film and Theatre Project, where potential filmmakers will be asked to create a 7-10 minute short film with an assigned genre, character, prop and a line of dialogue that must be used. Each person will be given 48.5 hours to submit their finished films. Films will be reviewed by a panel of experts and non-experts and the following weekend a festival will occur where the films will be screened, and winners announced.
2017 48.5 Hour Film and Theatre Project
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2017 Songwriters’ Circle and Workshop


DigiWriting for the creation of the Songwriters’ Circle and Workshop: where a songwriting circle will be part of a brunch experience featuring some of Canada’s most talented songwriters performing their songs and sharing the stories behind them, as well as a songwriting workshop.
2017 Songwriters’ Circle and Workshop
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2016 Stratford Writers Festival


DigiWriting for the creation of a two-day Stratford Writers Festival: celebrating the literary arts by bringing together writers and readers to interact, discuss and share through author readings, panel discussions, Q&As, book signings and writers workshops to Stratford’s cultural downtown core.
2016 Stratford Writers Festival
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2016 Bach Walks


Stratford Summer Music: for the new Bach Walks experience, a guided walk offered on three Sundays through T.J. Dolan natural area by Stratford field naturalist volunteers, where participants will be delighted along the way by performances from the Canadian flute ensemble, Charm of Finches.
2016 Bach Walks
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2016 Rainy Days with Shakespeare


Covet The Community Closet: on behalf of a consortium of businesses downtown for the Rainy Days with Shakespeare project, where hidden quotes from Shakespeare will magically appear on sidewalks and walls, but only when it rains.
2016 Rainy Days with Shakespeare
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2016 Spread a Little Music!


Stratford City Centre: for the Spread a Little Music! project, surprising and delighting visitors and residents alike with professional musicians playing on the Heritage Carriage Rides while riding through the streets of Stratford.
2016 Spread a Little Music!
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2016 After the Curtain Call


Stratford Festival Store: for the After the Curtain Call project, an exhibition at Agora Gallery peering into the creative world that exists for the artists outside of their daily duties at the Stratford Festival.
2016 After the Curtain Call
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2016 Musical Flash Mob


Stratford Symphony Orchestra: for a Musical Flash Mob, and three musical popups. Watch for clues about time and location of these surprise events.
2016 Musical Flash Mob
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2016 ARTful Walk


Birmingham Manor Bed and Breakfast for the ARTful Walk experience, a guided walk by a local artist to downtown art galleries, followed by an afternoon of tea and sweets and a hands on art lesson led by the same artist, offered eight times this year.
2016 ARTful Walk
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2016 Perth PopUp Series


Pamela Coneybeare and Kaleigh Slade for the Perth PopUp Series, a series of “popup” markets/events that take place once a month from July to September in different settings in and around Stratford that will feature local artisans, artists, performers, musicians and an interactive workshop.
2016 Perth PopUp Series
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2016 Christmas Market Flash Mob


Stratford City Centre for the enhancement of the Christmas Market with a musical flash mob to kickoff the event and entertain attendees as they visit Santa, and sip on a glass of mulled wine.
2016 Christmas Market Flash Mob
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2016 Share Stratford Art Buttons


Gallery Stratford for the Share Stratford Art Buttons project, where local artists and celebrities will be invited to create small one inch works of art which will be made into collectible buttons available in vending machines placed around town.
2016 Share Stratford Art Buttons
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