September 27, 2019 @ September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019 @ September 29, 2019

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Culture Day Kick-Off and Celebration Activities 2019.

Burlington’s Culture Days

Two days of creativity and well-being featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, storytelling and crafting
Along with greetings from Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward


6:30 PM The Luttrells Hayley Verrall, vocals and guitar and Nick Begg, percussion
6:45 PM Stage Write Burlington, two short plays
7:10 PM David Scott Curry, tenor, Charles Cozens, accordion-Neapolitan songs
7:25 PM KooGle Theatre, musical theatre, film songs from the ’30’s and ’40’s
7:45 PM Stephanie Numan-Scholman, classical violin
8:00 PM Do Kon Daiko, Japanese taiko drumming 8:20 PM Stuart Laughton, folk songs
8:35 PM JoyRide, Colin Maier, oboe, Charles Cozens, accordion-Virtuosic classical
8:50 PM Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, opera choruses

Children’s Activities 10:00 AM – NOON

10:00-NOON Fine Arts Guild, ongoing art activities for children

10:00 AM Andy Griffiths and friends, children’s/family interactive show 10:30 AM Burlington Storytellers’ Guild, stories for children
11:00 AM KooGle Theatre, learn the dance ‘The Hand Jive” from GREASE 11:30 AM Hilary Whiskin and Crash Rhythm, bucket drumming for kids


1:00 – 5:00 PM Fine artists sketching models in the courtyard, opportunities for the public to sketch the performers
1:00 PM Hilary Whiskin, drum circle and presentation
1:30 PM Suzanne Low, The Vibes, steel pan music for all age groups
1:45 PM Burlington Storyteller’s Guild, several stories
2:30 PM Cultural dancers: Tyrsa Ukrainian Dance School; Swaramunda Dance Academy, Indian classical dance; Yang Yang Dance Studio, Chinese folk dance; Shadi’s Persian Dance Group. Persian traditional dance
3:20 PM Desiree Delilah McQuabbie, Indigenous jingle dance and song
3:40 PM Poacher Ukulele Band, singalong
3:50 PM Burlington Welsh Ladies Chorus, Redleaf Chinese choir, Burlington Welsh Male Chorus, Myriad Ladies Ensemble
4:50-5:15 Massed choirs and a group song

Burlington’s Culture Days Ranked in the Top Ten Across Canada

Culture Days, a national, non-profit organization celebrating arts and culture has ranked Burlington’s 2018 Culture Days weekend seventh overall and third among cities with a population between 50,000-500,000. Hundreds of cities and towns of all sizes have embraced Culture Days to showcase their local talent, cultural assets and to come together in creative expression.

Burlington’s Culture Days celebrations feature local creative organizations, venues, professionals and businesses that host free events throughout the weekend for the community. Culture Days is hosted by the City of Burlington, independent Burlington artists, the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington, the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington Public Library, Museums of Burlington and Tourism Burlington.

Culture Days is a nationwide weekend to celebrate arts and culture. It has become the largest cultural happening in Canada, attracting more than 2.5 million attendees to thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in 800 communities across Canada. Culture Days highlights and amplifies the diverse arts and cultural life of our community.