25th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice

Fire spinners and a firesculpture in waiting at Red Pepper's Festival of Lights in Kensington Market. Photo by Solomon King

Fire spinners and a firesculpture in waiting at Red Pepper’s Festival of Lights in Kensington Market. Photo by Solomon King

Unite to ignite the longest, darkest night! Celebrate the solstice community-style in a luminescent lantern-lit procession through Toronto’s historic Kensington Market. See theatrical scenarios, a myriad of performers and giant puppets, and the fiery finale at Alexandra Park just behind Scadding Court (Bathurst and Dundas). It all starts at 6:30 pm on the 21st at Oxford and Augusta (just south of College)!
In collaboration with local community members and performers including host Rosina Kazi of LAL, the Samba Squad, Shadowland Youth Theatre, Native Men’s Residence, Richard Underhill & the Kensington Horns, Maracatu Mar Aberto, Spirit Wind and Eagle Women Singerz, Hand Drummer Isaiah Cada, A-Rhythmics, the Solsticks, alumni from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Jenni-Lea & Circle Sing, New Model Circus Army, and many, many more, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts organizes the 25th annual hand-made street celebration to beckon the return of the sun.
In preparation for December 21st event, don’t forget to join us for our annual lantern making workshop happening Saturday, December 13th from 12 pm – 8 pm at the United Steelworkers Hall located at 25 Cecil Street. Open to everyone of all skill levels, Lantern Making is a PAY WHAT YOU CAN activity with a suggested donation of 10 dollars. Materials and instruction provided.

Lantern Making Workshops

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Join us in preparation for the Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade by attending our annual Lantern Making Workshop, Toronto’s largest public art making event Saturday, December 13th from 12 noon to 8 pm, at the United Steelworkers Hall – 25 Cecil Street!
Create a beautiful, personalized lantern from bamboo and tissue paper to celebrate the return of light on the longest, darkest night and bring it to illuminate the 25th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade on Sunday, December 21st, 2014.
This Red Pepper initiative is a creative, fun activity for the entire family and friends of all ages. Absolutely all are welcome to attend. Solstice lantern making is a not-for-profit, pay-what-can workshop. All materials and instruction provided. A suggested donation of $10 helps recover costs for hosting the workshop.

ImagineNATIVE Celebrating 15 years!

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Congrats to ImagineNative Film Festival, all artists, volunteers and everyone who brings ImagineNative to life each year!

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Celebracion Del Dia De Los Muertos

The Mexican Community of Toronto invites you to” Celebracion Del Dia De Los Muertos” on Saturday November 1, 2014 4-10 PM at Artscape Wychwood Barns 601 Christie St.

There will be an Aztec Dance Ceremony, Traditional Mexican foods, arts & crafts, music, performance and workshops.

This event is free, please bring a yellow flower for the altar.

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Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2014

Saturday October 4th, 2014 vigil for Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469168156683383/

Vigil 2014

Vigil 2014

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Red Pepper Spectacle Arts e-newsletter!

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Click on the following link to view and subscribe to our Red Pepper Spectacle Arts e-newsletter: http://eepurl.com/XoEYr

Associate artists Sage Katherine Paul and Cherish Violet working on t-shirts and bags for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

Associate artists Sage Katherine Paul and Cherish Violet working on t-shirts and bags for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

Dodem Kanonhsa: National Aboriginal Day BBQ

Red Pepper Spectacle Arts will be at the Dodem Kanonhsa’s National Aboriginal Day BBQ!

Please see poster for more info:

Dodem Kanonhsa National Aboriginal Day Event

Dodem Kanonhsa National Aboriginal Day Event

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