Social and Cultural Events

Thursday, May 21 - 7:30pm

Miriam Toews Reading


Award-winning author Miriam Toews will headline an evening plenary.

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street, downtown Peterborough.



Friday, May 22 - 4pm

The Future of Art and Politics

A roundtable discussion featuring Carole Condé, Karl Beveridge, Peter Raymont, and Judith Thompson, and moderated by Bryan Palmer.



Friday, May 22 - Evening 

Peterborough's Arts, Culture & Heritage Community invites you to a 


Please join us for any and all of the great events that the Peterborough community has planned for Friday evening, beginning with the Artspace reception featuring Dayna Danger and including a variety of arts, culture, and heritage activities


Reception at Artspace featuring Dayna Danger, Visual Artist, 6-8pm 

Photo exhibit, artist's introduction, and reception

378 Aylmer Street, downtown Peterborough


Image courtesy of Dayna Danger



Self-Guided Tour of Downtown Art Galleries, 7-9pm

Visit 5 downtown galleries featuring works from local and Canadian artists


Guided Heritage Walking Tour, 7:30pm

"Peterborough Stone Treasures," departing from Artspace at 7:30pm, duration 1 hour

Hosted by Trent Valley Archives

Live Theatre

Three live theatre events taking place around downtown including:

1. Terror and Erebus by The Nervous System

7pm, The Theatre on King, 159 King Street, Suite 120 (back entrance)

A guide will leave from Artspace to take conference delegates to the theatre


2. Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell

8pm, Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St

Special Opening Night Discount for Conference Delegates $20 (regular $28)


3. Peterborough Slam Poetry 

9pm, The Only Cafe, 216 Hunter St West