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A brand new church is coming to a theatre new you. Yes, Peterborough City Church is starting at The Market Hall on Sunday, January 10th.
It's a novel idea—opening a church and trying to grow a congregration in a downtown theatre at a time when churches are struggling.
The church will be run by Reverend Chad Trivett and his wife Sasha, and services will take place there every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
Trivett, who has been pastor of two other churches in Ontario, also previously started a church in Tokyo, Japan.
Learn more about Chad and Sasha below...
The night is in support of their 10th album, A Weber Brothers Christmas. This self-penned, never-before-seen, one-night-only Christmas play—which happens to be set in Peterborough—will be the sleigh that delivers these songs to the good boys and girls at the Market Hall.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit of giving, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the amazing Peterborough Huskies Special Needs Hockey Team.
The Weber Brothers Christmas Play/Album Release—with special guest Brock Zeman—takes place on December 19th at Market Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. An all ages event, tickets are $25 and available at the Market Hall box office at 705.775.1503 and Moondance Records, 705.742.9425.
The Peterborough Poetry Collective is hosting the Peterborough Poetry Slam 2014 Finals this Friday (May 16th) at Market Hall. The city’s best spoken-word artists take to the microphone for two rounds of competition, determining the five person team who will represent Peterborough at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Victoria, B.C. in October. Slam poetry is a competitive verse where each poet has three minutes to recite their original work, before being scored by five judges randomly selected from the audience. Doors open at 7 pm for an 8 pm start at Market Hall. Contact Wes Ryan here for more details.
This Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm at Market Hall, Art For Awareness will be screening the DVD of their recent, original multimedia dance production Erasing the Stigma for local organizations. Art for Awareness (AFA) is a group of dedicated people committed to producing high-quality theatre with a social message. Erasing the Stigma addresses depression, anxiety disorders, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, addiction, eating disorders, the culture of technology/social media, suicide, the justice system, coping mechanisms, support workers, medication, and building hope through the use of real testimony via video clips, live music, original choreography and spoken word. The show seeks to normalize the struggles faced by people living with mental health issues in an educational, entertaining, and compassionate way. For more info on Art For Awareness and Erasing the Stigma DVD, email here. We covered Erasing the Stigma last year here.