CTV London reporter says The Pigeon King is “a fantastic performance”

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“ It was a FANTASTIC performance. Gil, is amazing as Arlan. The whole cast is amazing,” said CTV London reporter Scott Miller in a post on the Blyth Festival’s Facebook page. Here is his coverage of this play, which runs only until June 15. https://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1408587

Sparlings Propane, Parkland Fuel Corporation return as Blyth Festival season sponsor

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival is pleased to announce that Sparlings Propane and Parkland Fuel Corporation have returned as the Season Sponsor of the Blyth Festival for the next three years,  Jennifer Lamb, who is the festival’s director of development, announced today. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Sparling Propane and Parkland Fuel Corporation, which have shown …

Blyth Gallery Hosts Annual Community Art Show

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival Art Gallery will be showing the best works of Huron County artists, hobbyists, amateur crafters, professional artisans and recognized visual artists until June 17 in the Bainton Gallery of the Blyth Memorial Community Hall. Admission is free of charge. The exhibition will feature creations from dozens of the Huron County area’s established and aspiring …

The Pigeon King flies again. Hit show returns to Blyth Festival for a limited engagement

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BLYTH, ON – The gripping, smash-hit, countrified romp The Pigeon King based on the outrageous true tale of Arlan Galbraith, the self-proclaimed Pigeon King convicted of fraud in a Waterloo Court and sentenced to seven years for his preposterous Pigeon Ponzi scheme, will be back on the Blyth Festival stage this summer. Part country musical, part comedy, part courtroom drama, …

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: