This fall, On September 27-28, more than 40 Toronto Public Library branches will be opening up their spaces to artists and performers of all kinds during the Culture Days events. Culture Days @ the Library is part of a country-wide festival of the arts and a wonderful opportunity for artists--musicians, painters, photographers, actors, sculptors, poets--to display their craft and invite the public to take an inside look at how and why they create.To participate, just fill out the simple application online form.
The deadline is April 15, so don't delay!
Last year, more than 2220 people attended Culture Days events at library branches across the city. There was jazz, guitar lessons, a weaving demo, felting demonstrations and much more more. Check out the blog postings from last year to see the enormous variety that was on offer.
Sneak Preview of Culture Days 2013
On April 2, the Toronto Star featured an article about the Tamil Literary Garden and its annual awards which take place in June. These awards recognize the finest Tamil writers from around the world, from India to Sri Lanka, Singapore, Canada and other places. (Pictured left is Appadurai Muttulingan, noted Tamil author and one of the founders of the Tamil Literary Garden. Credit: Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)
The Tamil Literary Garden does more than present awards. This fall, they will also be presenting a unique art form at the Malvern Branch on Saturday, September 28, 2-4 pm., as part of the Culture Days festival. The King’s Fury—a Tamil Folk Drama is a presentation of an ancient traditional musical art form from the north and east of Sri Lanka. Known as Naadu Koothu, the dance will be demonstrated in its original style by Manuel Jesudasan and Group. Jesudasan is with the Tamil Literary Garden. This event will be quite an extravaganza.
Keep following this blog, and check out the Culture Days website for more information about library events and other events across the city.