Arts & Culture

Local Artist Preserving Downtown Buildings in a Painting

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If a proposed redevelopment of downtown buildings on Sykes Street is realized, the core of Meaford's downtown business area would look very different. “That would be a shame,” says local artist Anne Evans, who worries that Meaford could lose part of its heritage to a demolition crew.

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A Creative tribute to Leonard Cohen This Week in Meaford

mfd hall marchI said to Hank Williams, how lonely does it get? Hank Williams hasn't answered yet.  But I hear him coughing all night long A hundred floors above me, In the Tower of Song

When Leonard Cohen sings these words, the Tower of Song is a metaphor for the inspiration that flows between songwriters, each toiling away on their own, but connected by their shared craft.

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Meaford Hall & Cultural Foundation Info Session

mfd hall marchThe Meaford Hall & Cultural Foundation will be hosting their Annual Information Session on Wednesday, May 13 7 pm, at Meaford Hall.

The public is invited to attend and learn more about the Foundation and its role in the community. Chair Rod MacAlpine will make a brief presentation highlighting recent and future projects. Guests will be guided on a back stage tour of Meaford Hall.

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Monday Night Book Club Reviews: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

powerofoneBryce Courtenay is an South African author, living in Australia who initially made his mark in advertising and began writing at the age of 50. He died in 2012 at the age of 79 and left behind a prolific legacy of novels. The Power of One is his best known and is believed to be at least semi-biographical.

The Power of One, published in 1989, is a novel about a young boy growing up in South Africa just prior to WW2. It deals with the aftermath and bad feelings of the Afrikaans to the English (Rooineks) after the Boer War, the apartheidism of the country, the effect of the war and growing up in all this turmoil.

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