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In this edition of The Bulletin

  1. Screening of The Complete Works based on the work of bpNichol – TONIGHT AT NAC!
  2. The Last Night at the Albert Street Motel / Amber Lee Williams
  3. Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC Sat 26 Nov 7PM
  4. Spencer Burton and Marine Dreams / Sun 27 Nov 8PM at NAC
  5. Basia Bulat / Tues 29 Nov 7:30PM at the PAC
  6. ELEMENTS / The Gallery Players of Niagara / Fri 2 Dec at the PAC

The Complete Works
Based on the work of avant-garde author bp Nichol
Film Screening TONIGHT at NAC

Please join Director Justin Stephenson and professor Gregory Betts for a very special, private screening of The Complete Works, a film about the work of avant-garde author bpNichol, at the NAC. The event is free and open to the public.

The Last Night at the Albert Street Motel
A solo exhibition of Photographic work created in the darkroom by Amber Lee Williams
Saturday 26 November 7PM

The works are presented in three segments.

1. The Last Night at the Albert Street Motel: A body of work consisting of 13 photographs and blind contour drawings captured in a single evening to explore themes of identity, time, and place.

2. Family portraits: Photographs of distant and unknown relatives (100+years and found in a family album) double exposed and hand painted to create and discover relationships within the family (past and present).

3. Books: Double exposures of my mother and daughter, two areas of my life that will never meet. Altering books to encase these personal and precious “memories”. To open the book is to accept the invitation to look. To close the book is to accept reality.

Amber Lee Williams is a St. Catharines based artist and a student at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. For 7 years she has worked with encaustic paint, combining other mediums such as; sculpture, collage, oil sticks, etc. Within the past 2 years Amber has become interested in creating blind contour drawings of people she encounters in her life. Her recent work is experimental analog photography. The photographs are hand manipulated in and outside the darkroom. Through both figurative and abstract work, some of the themes she explores are; identity, family relationships, birth and death, etc.

IndoorShoes Presents
Spencer Burton & Marine Dreams at NAC
Sunday 27 November 8PM


“Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings (Attack In Black), to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in the realm of country-folk (Grey Kingdom) and collaborative years of writing and performing live in City & Colour, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso. Co-produced by his longtime friend and collaborator, Dan Romano, Don’t Let The World See Your Love pulls from the southern sounds of folk and country of yore, like a tired old soul’s night at the Opry with more contemporary melodic musings.”



FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre presents
Tues 29 NOV 2016 at 7:30PM
Partridge Hall / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is set to welcome three time Polaris Prize-nominee Basia Bulat to Partridge Hall on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The critically-acclaimed songwriter is known for her beautifully melancholic folk songs often accompanied with eclectic instruments like dulcimer and autoharp. However, Bulat’s new album, Good Advice finds the singer stepping out of her comfort zone by crafting smart and intricate pop songs.

In the summer of 2014, Bulat borrowed her mom’s car and drove nine hours to Kentucky to record her fourth LP. Initially, she was going to create a breakup album full of sad songs and sorrow. However, that idea shifted with help from producer Jim James (My Morning Jacket). “I love the folk tradition, and gospel and soul…but I have such a strong urge to keep changing, and not make the same record again and again.” Bulat told Exclaim! in February.  While Good Advice’s lyrical content deals with heartbreak and regret in an honest way. The music is radiant, contemporary, upbeat and “lit up with a bottle-rocket of liberated, faintly psychedelic sound.”

This past summer, Good Advice was shortlisted for a Polaris Music Prize. Not only does this mark the third nomination in four albums for the Montreal-based musician, but Bulat joins the ranks of Caribou, Drake, Metric, Shad and Owen Pallett as the only artists to appear on Polaris’ coveted Short List on three separate occasions.

Opening for Basia Bulat will be The Weather Station, led by singer-songwriter and actress Tamara Lindeman. Pitchfork Music has described her music as elegant and intricate, “her songs feel very much like attempts to understand and appreciate the world in spite of its bitter ills.”

TICKET INFO: Regular: $30 + HST | HOT TICKET members  and University/College students $25 + HST. Basia Bulat’s appearance is part of the Roots & Boots Music Series sponsored by Outlet Collection at Niagara.

For more information about the 2016/17 HOT TICKET Season, visit our website at or contact the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office by phone 905-688-0722, email [email protected], or in person at 250 St. Paul Street,  St. Catharines. Box Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-2pm.

Gallery Players presents

Friday 2 December 7:30PM
Robertson Theatre / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Tickets only $13 for NAC Members
Call 905-468-1525 to book your tickets!

Experience the beauty and drama of Earth, Air, Fire and Water through a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals, evocative live music, and interactive dance. Stimulating all the senses, you will be surrounded by the profound power of nature. Five of Niagara’s finest artists join forces to create a one-of-a-kind performance piece. The Gallery Players’ popular movie series musicians join dancer Jena Slingerland, who will interact with an array of projected visuals designed by Luke Gillett.