You’re invited to The Pigeon King CD Release Party

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Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt, who is also co-creator of The Pigeon King, was guest of Country 104.9’s morning host Matt Hussey today. They talked about The Pigeon King CD Release Party at Blyth Memorial Community Hall on Thursday, April 18, followed by a live performance of Coo Those Blues by co-creators J.D. Nicholsen, Rebecca Auerbach and Birgitte Solem. …

Blyth Festival Art Gallery unveils 2019 schedule

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The Blyth Festival Art Gallery celebrates its 44th year by continuing to present high quality artwork to Huron County residents as well as to visiting theatre-goers. There will be five exhibitions over a season that now runs from May to September. The annual Student Show will feature amazing artwork from talented students in the Perth and Huron County secondary schools. …

There are sunny days beyond this ice storm warning

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We’re waiting for the weather that’s forecast for today: Snow and ice pellets, turning to freezing ice, turning to rain. Again. Some days, the roads into Blyth have been near-impassable with visibility at an all-time low due to winds that indiscriminately whip the snow across farmers’ fields and roadways. There are times when the only traffic seems to be the …

The Pigeon King creators working on soundtrack

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BLYTH – The creators of The Pigeon King, which premiered here in 2017 with a remount in 2018, gathered in Huron County to record a soundtrack of the original music that has only been heard previously on the Blyth Festival stage. The Citizen editor Shawn Loughlin dropped by the snap some photos and chat with the creators, who will next …

NEWS: All the reasons our artistic director wanted to work with Kelly Stevenson

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As 2018 turned to 2019, Blyth artist Kelly Stevenson began sharing her newest creations with the world: posters for the Blyth Festival’s five main stage shows for this upcoming season, wrote Shawn Loughlin, in an article posted on The Citizen’s website this week. “Stevenson, a young artist who lives just a few doors down from Memorial Hall itself, was tapped …

Yes, actually, we work in the wintertime

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It’s a quiet week in Blyth: Those holiday hangover days when most of the shops on the downtown snow-covered strip are closed down while owners and staff recover from a few busy weeks of commerce. In this lull, which is still six months away from the opening of our 45th Season of professional summer theatre, our staff of five inevitably …

NEWS: Township sponsors Festival in 2019 Season

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As the Blyth Festival production The Pigeon King prepares to take to the stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the festival has been allocated its usual $15,000 by the Township of North Huron as part of a cooperative marketing strategy, wrote reporter Adam Bell, in an article posted by Blackburn News this week. Council voted unanimously Monday night …