2018 winners of the Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Awards announced

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TORONTO – Ross and Ann Stuart, along with Managing Director Autumn Smith, are pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the Ellen Ross Stuart Opening Doors Awards, which were juried by theatre professionals including Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt. Other jury members included Ross and Ann Stuart, Autumn Smith, Joanna Falck, Doug Floyd and Rona Waddington. Each winner receives a $2,000 …

Huron Perth secondary artists show their art in Blyth

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival Art Gallery’s Student Show 2018 will launch the Gallery’s 43rd season of exhibitions this week. Creations by Huron and Perth County secondary school art students will fill the Bainton Gallery starting this Thursday, May 3. This annual celebration of student creativity will feature the best works of art students in Grades 9 to 12. …

Blyth Festival ready to rock with Helix

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Our artistic director, Gil Garratt, tells 94.5 Classic Rock that Helix is set to rock the Village of Blyth on May 17. Listen to 94.5 from April 30 to May 4 for your chance to win tickets to what promises to be an amazing acoustics show by Helix and a carload of musician friends.  

Blyth Festival Art Gallery unveils 2018 lineup

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BLYTH – Now into its 43rd year, the Blyth Festival Art Gallery continues its mandate of presenting quality art work to the Huron County community as well as to visiting theatre-goers, and has announced its schedule of exhibitions for 2018. The annual Student Show has a growing reputation for featuring the best work from art students in Perth and Huron …

Interview: 95.5 MyFM’s Mark DeLuca with AD Gil Garratt

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Mark DeLuca, of 95.5 MyFM, interviewed Artistic Director Gil Garratt about the recent announcement that the Blyth Festival will receive $60,000 under the Celebrate Ontario program to remount The Pigeon King in the 2018 Season. Thanks to MyFM for sharing the raw interview with us:

Blyth Festival receives $60,000 from province to remount The Pigeon King

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BLYTH, ON – The Pigeon King will fly again this season at The Blyth Festival, thanks to a $60,000 grant through Celebrate Ontario 2018, a provincial program to celebrate diversity, heritage and culture. The Pigeon King will expand the Blyth Festival 2018 season, with 19 performances from May 30 to June 15. This comes after a very successful run in …

London Free Press: Blyth Festival play chosen by National Art Centre

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The London Free Press’ Joe Belanger reports on the National Arts Centre’s announcement Saturday that The Pigeon King will open April 24, 2019 and run until May 5. As well, The Grand’s Silence will open Oct. 17 and run until Oct. 28. Read the full article here.