Kensington Market Winter Solstice
Friday Dec. 21, 2012
Ignite the longest, darkest night!
The Kensington Market Winter Solstice is a participatory lantern parade.
6 pm – Parade Assembly – GATHER at OXFORD & AUGUSTA FOR A 6:30 START – Just go with the flow!
WEND THROUGH THE MARKET TOWARD ALEXANDRA PARK FOR FINALE.
LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday Dec. 15th from 10am-4pm
25 Cecil Street
Click here to go to Lantern-Making page.
admission of $10 per person
includes materials, instruction, candle and carrying stick.
Hand-made and commercial free since 1987.
On the afternoon of the Kensington Market Winter Solstice – December 21st 2012, we will post updated notices if severe weather conditions develop affecting public safety and require cancellation .
info: 416-598-3729 or http://www.redpepperspectaclearts.org
Yes, this is the event formerly known as the Festival of Lights. To best represent the spirit of the event, we have officially renamed it the “Kensington Market Winter Solstice”. Check our Kensington Solstice and Lantern Making pages for more information. Thanks to Tyson Williams for this video of last year’s event! (Scroll down for more archived videos)
Native Women’s Resource Centre is hosting lanternmaking workshops facilitated by Red Pepper.
Please join us:
We are proud to be participating for the fourth year running in the Annual Native Men’s Residence Pow Wow, Saturday June 26th. We have been honoured to facilitate ongoing multi-media drop-in arts activities at Tumivut and Na Me Res for several years, with the tireless assistance of Rachel Schilling. We thank the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils for making the arts programming possible. Please visit our Art Tent on the Pow Wow grounds to see (and purchase) handmade silkscreen shirts designed and printed by the men of Na Me Res plus other arts and crafts. The children’s art-making will be just outside the tent.
Rain or shine…do not miss this. Wells Hill Park, St. Clair and Bathurst
On June 20th & 21st Red Pepper is honoured to have been invited to facilitate free public arts activities and animate the community parade for the 2nd Annual Ode’min Giizis Festival in Peterborough, Ontario. Don’t miss this amazing celebration. Find us at the Del Crary Park Pow Wow grounds on Sunday and Monday June 20, 21 – or join us for the procession on Monday morning. Details on the Public Energy website. This promo video features footage last year’s event – you’ll recognize us in the procession! Red Pepper thanks Rachel Schilling and residents at Native Men’s Residence for joining us to carry the giant puppets.
Winter Solstice 2009. Click here for Festival info – and here for Lantern Making Workshop info.
Co-Director Gabriella Caruso breathes fire at Red Pepper's Festival of Lights in Kensington Market - photo by Taras Kovaliv
Community generated video from previous years