Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grickle Grass Sustainability Festival 2011

The Grickle Grass Festival of London, ON is back for a second year of sustainability in action! Taking place in the dynamic and creative atmosphere of Londons Childrens Museum, the daytime programming will be from 10am to 5pm. On the second floor located at the "On The Street Where You Live" station, I will be offering a yoga workshop tht incorporates environmental education."Sustainable Stretches with Nicole: introduce free flowing movements and energy tapping yoga to kids and parents alike. Enjoy fun and interactive games centred around sustainability and environmental topics such as transportation, waste, food, water and energy. Learn how to reduce YOUR ecological foot print."

The Grickle Grass Festival is an innovative, sustainable living festival and fundraiser for Growing Chefs Ontario and The London Regional Children’s Museum. The event takes place at The Children’s Museum and offers both daytime and evening programming.
From 10am to 5pm children and their caretakers will be able to take part in a variety of special workshops and activities. There will be bike workshops, magic, drama and yoga. Live entertainment will include Marty Kolls and her Kids’ Dance Party and Traditional Inuit throat singing with Jessica Athlueetuk. Kids will also be able to take part in the planting of the Museum’s Grickle Grass Vegetable Garden.

In the evening kids at heart will have the exclusive chance to listen to live music and explore in the rooms and corridors of their cherished childhood memories with a fully licensed music festival.

“The sounds of the evening are new and progressive with a local flare,” says Savanah Sewell, Director of Programming for The Grickle Grass Festival. “We are bringing in people from across the musical communities. You will hear everything from hip hop to instrumental. We can also expect a lot of multimedia projects with sound installations to projections.”

We have a plethora of artists whose sweet sounds will be filling every nook and cranny of The Children’s Museum. Elfin Saddle is joining us from Montreal bringing their brand of acoustic folk and also will be screening their film WURLD charting the entire rise and fall of a civilization.
From Toronto we welcome D-Sisive. Indie hip-hop artist, D-Sisive is taking break a from his tour with Shad to join us at The Grickle Grass Festival.

Polydactyl Hearts hails from Guelph and are and eight piece multimedia collective that are known for their talents of intersecting sight and sound.

The evening will include an array of local talent, including Olenka, of Olenka and The Autumn Lovers. Olenka mingles a strong Eastern European influence with element of North American country and folk music to create unforgettable melodies.

The Grickle Grass Festival will also play host to: DJThor (Windsor), Motem (Guelph), Wild Domestic (LND), Lonnie in the Garden (LND), Dave Ussleman (LND).

Steam Whistle Brewing has come aboard as the official beer sponsors of the evening. Their local and green mind-set makes the brewers a perfect partner for The Grickle Grass Festival. Drinks will be served in compostable cup made of corn to meet our goal of a waste free event.
Do not miss this exciting and innovative event in support of The London Children’s Museum and Growing Chefs Ontario on May 28. As a wise man once said, “Unless someone like you care a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”

The Grickle Grass Festival: Saturday May 28, 2011Day: 10am to 5pm – regular museum admissionEvening: 8pm to 1am – tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Evening is a 19+ concert.

If you are interested in media accreditation for May 28 please contact Deanne Kondrat by Thursday May 26 at 5pm. Phone: 519.691.5430 Email: deanne@379collective.com
More information can be found at gricklegrassfest.com.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Maximum Joy

Max Joy Radio is a corresponding blog to a new music variety show called Maximum Joy on CHRW 94.9FM! I now host a 2 hour program on London, ON's campus community station 94.9FM CHRW.

Listen online or even download the show if you missed it! Helping to provide "the cure for corporate radio", I am extremely thrilled to officially join the on air team at CHRW after having left my home station CJAM 99.1FM and CJAMmer family in Windsor(/Detroit). This format of this page will somewhat model the radio blog for the Washing Machine - an hour and a half indie rock and punk program I used to co-host with current CJAM DJ Clara Musca...one I will always consider a sister show to my own! Music videos, album reviews and featured artists will also occasionally make an appearance my other blog. I feel very fortuneate towards CHRW for welcoming me to project information, opinion, expression and sound across your air waves! Streaming online is always available wherever you are at http://www.chrwradio.com/

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Handmade Festival Sat. May 7th 2011!

What: Handmade Festival Saturday May 7th!


Where: London (Central) Public Library

Who: Local DIY Artisans

When: 10am-4pm

Why: sustainability & creativity!

How? with your support!

Bezanson Dezigns twitter.com/bezanernaner and I will be showcasing DIY recycled eco art! While you are on the journey of supporting local creative efforts, on't forget to stop by The Metropolitan Market aswell as Heroes for Free Comic Book Day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Met Opening Photos!

The Metropolitan Market opening weekend was a huge success! A constant flow of support and intrigue, leaving all with an uplifted and refreshed perspective of London, Ontario and its creative arts core. It was a pleasure talking with community members and fellow art vendors - my vending partner and friend Michelle Bezanson of Bezanson Dezigns and I spent the exhilerating days in awe of the diversity of art mediums and forms of expression. Thanks 379 Collective for all the hard work! It was an additional pleasure getting to share the space with the likes of City Lights Bookshop and Alchemy Recycling & Trade Co. to name a few! You can catch our table again next weekend except the difference is we will be featuring recycled DIY art of various forms at The Handmade Festival! See you next Saturday at the Central London Public Library - and don't forget to stop into The Met for a day of local creations!