September 21, 2014

Culture Days / Doors Open

Next weekend, September 27 & 28, 2014 is Doors Open London.  London is one of the oldest host cities in Ontario. Combined with Culture Days, this year’s event is themed on “I love culture”.

Kym Wolfe and I will be at Doors Open Site: Attic Books to talk about the process of creating a book from inception to print, including the collaborative process, tips for self-publishing, and how they marketed/promoted our book 'Barhopping into History: London, Ontario'. Q & A starting at12noon and 2pm.
Attic Books, 240 Dundas Street

September 13, 2014

Labatt Park

Labatt Park
Labatt Park (called Tecumseh Park in 1877) is possibly the oldest continuously used ballpark in the world. The London Tecumsehs ball club formed in about 1868 and started to play at the park when it was built in 1877.  The London Tigers (affiliated with the Detroit Tigers) played at Labatt Park from 1989 to 1993. It is currently home to the London Majors who play in the Intercounty Baseball League.

This illustration is one of the images used on the Painting Blackfriars map for next weekends event. For more information, see article in The London Yodeller.

Painting Blackfriars Celebrates One of London’s Sweetest Neighbourhoods by Vince Cherniak - September 13, 2014

September 6, 2014

Painting Blackfriars

On Saturday, September 20th, residents of Blackfriars will host the inaugural “Painting Blackfriars” community arts festival. Over 40 artists from the Gallery Painting Group will converge to capture the charm of this historic neighbourhood in plein air paintings. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the artists will set up their easels and paints at vantage points throughout the community to paint houses, streets, gardens and the river.