Readings From The Port Dalhousie Stories

Public Energy presents
Readings From The Port Dalhousie Stories by Dennis Tourbin (1949-1998)

The underground classic banned from broadcast on CBC.

Featuring celebrity Peterborough poets, performers and spoken word artists reading the true, rollicking, ribald reminiscences of growing up in a small Ontario town near the U.S. border. Published in 1986 by Coach House Press, with illustrations by John Boyle.

Friday, August 8, 6pm-8pm
The Red Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1438504606431965/?ref=22

Join us for another in the Red Garnet’s popular series of Friday after-work arts events.

Bonus: The program will include a screening of archival video of the last band Dennis drummed for.

This coming September Public Energy is mounting a retrospective of the performances of Dennis Tourbin, an artist who lived and worked in Peterborough in the 1970s and early 1980s and whose influence can felt to this day among visual, literary and performing artists. This event will be held in conjunction with Artspace and the Art Gallery of Peterborough, who are both celebrating 40th anniversaries.

1982 at City Stage Peterboro
1982 at City Stage, Peterboro

Dennie Twister Tourbin
Dennie ‘Twister’ Tourbin

The Evil headlines
The Evil Headlines

Twister drumming w The Evil
Twister drumming w The Evil

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2020-21 Season Funders and Sponsors

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The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

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  • Canada Council
  • Jo Pillon
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • We Design
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