Tag Archives: National Arts Centre

Hilary goes to the Celebrity Chefs of Canada event!

Hilary Duff is a quirky 22-year-old who loves multimedia journalism, cycling, food blogging, and churning massive amounts of baked goods out of her cramped student kitchen. When she’s not living the chaotically busy life of a Carleton journalism student, she also enjoys winter jogging and exploring the ins and outs of her Ottawa neighbourhood. She’s also […]

Sip, Swirl, Savour, Selebrate: Win tickets to Savvy’s 4th annual wine-tasting party!

With the weather turning colder and the holiday season drawing ever closer, pints on a patio are being replaced by pino in front of a roaring fire. With that in mind, Savvy Company is hosting its fourth annual Sip, Swirl, Savour and Selebrate event this Thursday, Nov. 10 at the National Arts Centre. What is […]

Sound and furiously good times: Pearl Pirie reviews the AB Series

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who arrived in Ottawa about 20 years ago for university. She blogs about the city’s literary events — in both word and image.  Her second full-length poetry collection is coming out this fall. Tokyo Taiga was the guest of the AB Series at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, May 19, 2011. […]

Q&A with local theatre buff and ‘Big Fool’ Scott Florence

Scott Florence is a “Big Fool” — that is the artistic director of the local theatre group Company of Fools, which is Ottawa’s only independent professional Shakespeare company.  Established in 1990, the Fools have become a mainstay on Ottawa’s arts scene with their annual productions at the NAC and around the city’s many parks each year […]

The Year of Magical Thinking – Seana Mckenna performs at the NAC

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. “I love you more than one more day.” When I first heard that Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking had been adapted into a play and was showing at the National Art Centre’s English Theatre, I was thrilled. A few years […]

NYE in the 613; Ways to ring in 2011

New Year’s Eve and all its glitz, glam and hype is upon us. (If you thought jostling the pre-Christmas crowds was tough, the combination of fighting boxing-week shoppers while seeking party favours and the perfect pair of pumps should be terrifying!) But no matter what 2010 has brought to you and yours, NYE is a […]

Theatre-lover Peter James on The Gladstone

  Peter James is Twitter-obsessed sports fanatic, theatre-lover and journalist living in Ottawa. Ottawa is a great city to be a live theatre enthusiast. From the first-rate professional productions at the National Arts Centre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company, to the outstanding community troupe at Ottawa Little Theatre to the formidable student group at […]

Holiday season kick-off, Thursday edition

Now that the month of December is upon us, instead of burrowing in your warm homes, you should get out and enjoy the season! And what better way than to kick off this weekend a day early … Here’s a few events to get you started! Christmas lights on Parliament Hill Although Ottawa plays hosts […]

Battle of the Ottawa brunch spots: Part IV – Murray Street, Le Café

Sarah V. is a friend of LTOttawa and overall, a very cool person. She has lived all over the world and (lucky us) she has been settled in the nation’s capital for a little over a year now. Your November 17th blog about brunch left me wishing it was Sunday morning! However, you forgot to mention […]

Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau celebrates 50th anniversary

Ottawa’s  Youth Services Bureau celebrates its 50th anniversary today, and the Ottawa Citizen’s Kelly Patterson published a great front-page story to mark the important milestone. The story starts: At 16, Jimmy Prevost had been living on the streets for two years. At 17, he was already a heavy drinker, and had twice done jail time […]