April 11th, 2019

This Week at the Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Monday December 9th, 8pm-close at The Garnet
KEYBOARDS! FAMILY! CHRISTMAS!   Back for one night only, KEYBOARDS!: Justin Million’s live-typewriting poetry show continues it’s tradition of hosting a Christmas poetry-vaganza, and he’s bringing lots of friends with him. A yule experience unlike any other! FREE

Tuesday December 10, 7pm at TTOK
WORK, WORK, WORK x 2: A Roundtable Discussion on EC3’s Status of the Artist Research Project What is life like for artists living in Peterborough? This EC3 Cultural Incubator breaks down and contextualizes the results of the Status of the Artist survey, conducted during Precarious Festival 2017. With panelists Su Ditta (EC3); Anna Currier (Research Lead); Kate Story (EC3 Board and Project Advisor); Annie Jaeger (Culture Critic), and more! Co-presented by the Electric City Cultural Council (EC3). FREE

Wednesday December 11, 7pm at TTOK
Scribe, Speak, Share: Spoken Word Mentorship Showcase  8 aspiring youth writers. 4 professional spoken word artists. Through a mentorship program offered in partnership with the Aspire Program, youth writers learn to give emotional and spiritual shape to abstract ideals, explore deep meaning in the mundane, and hone their craft. This program supported by the City of Peterborough. Co-presented by the Peterborough Poetry Collective. $10 or Pay what you can.

Thursday December 12, 7pm at TTOK
Precarious Panel II: Life Under Ford  Doug Ford, elected on a promise of government for the people,í has cancelled a planned increase in the minimum wage, cut short the Basic Income pilot project, and made damaging cuts to student aid. The panel will feature a diverse set of speakers tracing the ways Ford’s policies affect a wide range of people and communities: Ethel Nalule (TCSA Vice President of Health and Wellness), Leina Amatsuji-Berry (co-Editor-in-Chief of Arthur), Jason Hartwick (Chair of Basic Income Peterborough Network) and David Tough (VP Unit 1 CUPE 3908). Co-presented by CUPE 3908. FREE

Friday, December 13, noon-8pm at 165 King St.
some of yr friends are already this fucked. garbageface explores the existential precarity of the music industry, and the literal precarity of wooden planks. An 8-hour shift performance, along with an accompanying publication (subtitled: The Problem With Music). FREE

8pm at TTOK
The Residents: What We Found.

Precarious Artistic Residents Jon Hedderwick, Ann Jaeger and Victoria Ward, Justin Million, Laurel Paluck, and Hilary Wear present their findings after deep dives into investigating precarity over the course of the festival. Come witness and participate in their results! $15 or Pay what you can.

Saturday December 14, 11am-5pm & Sunday December 15, 11am-4pm at TTOK
Focus Fair   Make this a local, handmade holiday! A wide variety of treasures, handcrafted by local artists, artisans, gardeners, craftspeople and community members. Support Local Artists. Enjoy Holiday Cheer. Shop Downtown Peterborough.

View the full festival schedule at TTOK.ca

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