Arts & Culture

Book Highlighting Work of Local Craftspeople Soon to be Released

backroadcraft225A new full-colour portfolio book highlighting the fine craft practice of thirty high-calibre makers from the Grey and Bruce Counties is about to go to press.

Confirming that a thriving arts culture is sustainable outside of city centres, Backroad Craft explores the inspirations, skills, and individual studio practices of thirty local craftspeople that make their homes within the two counties. This area has always been an attraction to artists seeking a peaceful environment to create fine craft, and the region has enjoyed a higher than average level of exceptional craftspeople as a result. 

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Friends of the Meaford Library Earn National Award

FOMLAwardThere is no doubt that volunteer spirit is strong in Meaford. Often one or two individuals take the lead and those of us who are privileged to live here benefit from all their efforts.

That’s not the case for one group in town, which has quietly gone about their business for more than 20 years. That group is the Friends of the Meaford Library (FOML), who have recently won a national award in recognition of their fundraising efforts and community support.

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Award-Winning British Director Leads MIFF 2014 Guest list

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The Meaford International Film Festival has announced that Clio Barnard, whose work has been compared to the leading pioneers of British realist cinema, will join Artistic Director Christopher Thomas via Skype on Thursday, August 28, to discuss her film, The Selfish Giant.

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