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23 Nov: Christmas Begins in Westport

WAC Christmas 2018

Start the holiday season with the whole family in Westport! Explore the WAC “one of a kind” Christmas market where you will find unique, creative, and handmade gifts and then fill up on cheer and seasonal spirit with wagon rides, carolling, food, drinks, and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree.

Local boutiques will also be open until 8pm so you can enjoy the festivities and shop at your leisure. 

Once Upon A Time: Storytelling in Westport

Once Upon a Time 2018

 

Saturday 13 October 2018

10-12pm Workshops  — Registration Only, Limited Spaces

2-4pm Performance  — Entrance by Donation

Westport United Church

Rediscover the power, joy, and art of storytelling. WAC is very proud to welcome master storytellers Jennifer Cayley and Ellis Lynn Duschenes for “Once Upon A Time.” Our day of storytelling in Westport boasts two workshops and a feature performance “Stories that Challenge and Change”.

 

Adult Workshop with Jen Cayley

$25   Adults Only Max. 12

United Church Hall

You will hear one or two good stories and take part in a number of participatory exercises that will help you discover yourself as a teller. As well there will be information about how to get started and where to find good stories. While the workshop will be based in traditional material, it will help you grow as a teller no matter what kind of material you want to tell.

 

Youth Workshop with Ellis Lynn Duschenes

$10  Ages 10-12  Max. 10

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall

A morning for discovering some great stories, for finding out about what makes them great, and to learn a bit about how you might be a great storyteller yourself.

Bring open ears, hearts and minds (along with a snack!) for all the energy you will need to fuel this grand adventure.

 

Workshops by advance registration only!

Email your name, contact info, and complete E-Transfer to:

 info@westportartscouncil.com. 

OR

Phone Robin at 613-273-9195 for in-person booking and payment.

 

Meet the Storytellers

Ellis Lynn Duschenes is a founder of the Ottawa Storytellers and has been telling for at least three decades. As well as being an exceptionally skillful teller, she is a passionate listener. Traditional folk and fairy tales along with ancient epic and myth are the foundation of her storytelling work. When she was an elementary school teacher, Ellis Lynn’s classroom was always alive with stories of every kind.

Jennifer Cayley has been telling stories across Canada and beyond, for more than a quarter century. Her repertoire includes traditional, epic, literary, historical and personal material. Jennifer believes passionately that stories, especially the old traditional ones, are important to all of us as we struggle to understand the shape and meaning of our lives.

 

 

MUSICwestport After Hours

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

8-10pm The Cove

$10 cover

Dance into the night at The Cove after festival day! MUSICwestport After Hours presents DJ Mike Sitchon.
DJ, promoter, and all-around music lover,DJ Mike Sitchon hails from Burridge, ON via Toronto. He spent years holding down residencies at many of Toronto’s major nightclubs including The Guvernment, Phoenix and Roxy Blu, all the while promoting his own shows and DJing special events with such luminaries as Jamiroquai & Salt-N-Pepa making appearances on internationally acclaimed shows such as Electric Circus on MuchMusic! Mike has had a lot of time to develop his sound. For him, it’s all about great music and making you happy…just playing the tracks!

MUSICwestport 2018

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From funk to pop, soul to rock, we’ve got a line up that’s local and fresh. WAC proudly presents the 12th annual MUSICwestport FREE open air music festival with two outdoor stages in the heart of Westport, an artist-focused market, food, and a bigger Kidzone all for the love of music.

 

Friday, 17 August: Kick-Off Party

Start the weekend with our popular Friday night Kick-Off Party featuring Jaron Freeman-Fox on August 17. Cover $20. This event always sells out fast so booking is essential! Call The Cove: 613 273 3636.

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018 Schedule

 Click here to explore our line up!!

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Getting to Westport & Parking

Westport is a beautiful small town so just navigate towards us and you can’t miss the festival. Find Westport on Google Maps here.

There will be designated parking areas. The stages are close together so park and enjoy the rest of the festival on foot.MW parking

MUSICwestport Line Up

Fresh, local, and lovingly curated. Explore our line up and get a taste of MUSICwestport 2018.

 

Ariana Gillis

Folk pop. Hamilton.

 

The Steadies (feat. Earl Pereira of Wide Mouth Mason)

Reggae, pop, funk. Saskatoon.

 

The Bank Street Bonbons

NOLA funk. Ottawa.

 

Greg Ball

Folk rock. Kingston.

 

Abby Stewart

Country. Kingston.

 

Joe Skuce Band

Folk rock. Westport/Lombardy.

 

The Hit Pickers

Bluegrass. Toronto.

 

Yuka

Soul funk. Toronto.

 

King of the Swingers

Old time, dixieland.

Wandering minstrels. Westport and area.

 

Jaron Freeman-Fox

World/Folk/Klezmer. Toronto.