What We’re Doing!

August 25th – 26th, 2018
Talking Treaties is at Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto.
(installation and interactive activities for all ages.)
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Jumblies at The Ground Floor slows down in the summer. However, The Ground Floor will be occupied by friends, including the AMY Project. Our choir, The Gather Round Singers, has shifted out to Etobicoke and MABELLEarts, and will be back at The Ground Floor in September 2018.

Meanwhile during the summer:

We’ll all be back in September to work on our remount of Talking Treaties, to be performed at Historic Fort York from Oct. 4 to 7, and then to launch some new creative adventures.

Photos from our 2018 Spring Drop-In Sessions

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Get to the AGM for this finale of a beautiful evolving exhibition by Jumblies friends!Come to the AGM on August 25 for our Closing Celebration of Summer Exhibitions: Lisa Hirmer’s In Case of Emergency; border crossings: travelling along the in between and UNRULY: Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud | Harmeet Rehal in the XIT-RM.

Enjoy some refreshments and add some art to your Saturday afternoon as we bid farewell to our summer exhibitions! All are welcome.
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4 days ago

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AlgomaTrad Camp 2018 starts tomorrow! #richardslanding #algoma #musiccampThe Annual AlgomaTrad Staff concert is happening on Aug. 14th, 7:30pm at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. This is always a special evening of great new and old traditional music and will include some world class stepdancing by Kyle Waymouth and Tom Fitzgerald. $20 at the door, bring a chair or blanket, and children are always free. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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We (Ruth, Adrienne and Jamie) are so happy to back with our friends from Thinking Rock Community Arts!We’ve had a great time this week hanging out with Ruth Howard, @adriennemarcusraja and @xaviourandre from @jumbliestheatre at the Rivers Speak Evolving Gallery at the Timber Village Museum.

We’ve been painting fabric, cutting quilting pieces, making spoon puppets of our artistic team, and learning from our mentor Ruth about Artistic Direction.

Looking forward to bringing this work to @algomatrad next week while also continuing our drop in art-making Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4 at the museum.

Hope to see you there!!

#communityart #quilting #fabric #fabricart #collaboration #fun #mentorship @ Timber Village Museum, Blind River
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Hi Winnipeg friends and colleagues - Shifra, of MABELLEarts, is in WInnipeg coordinating an event tomorrow with local artists and partners!On Saturday August 11th, Spence Neighbourhood Association, in partnership with MABELLEarts and Art City, are inviting people of all ages to come on a performative and artful tour of parks in Spence Neighbourhood. This free, public event culminates a summer of outdoor neighbourhood art-making, and celebrates and promotes urban parks and public spaces as places for cultural and creative, expression, friendship and connection to the land. Along the walk, guests will have opportunities to make art, hear musical performances, enjoy delicious treats, witness the unveiling of new community-created garden signs, and explore community gardens. The Art in the Garden Tour has been created through summmer-long art workshops, led by artists Val Vint and Rachel Schapppert, that explored three community parks, creating new wayinding signage that point the way to and celebrate these urban/natural spaces. Find out more at www.welcometothisplace.ca/winnipeg - we hope to see you there! #WelcomeToThisPlace ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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To all our friends at The AMY Project - Artists Mentoring Youth, from those of use who are currently up North - have a WONDERFUL show! Wish we could be there!

And if you're in Toronto - their show opens this evening (Friday) at 6:30 pm at The Theatre Centre, with two other shows: Saturday August 11 at 12:00, and Monday August 13 at 6:30 pm. Book online at summerworks.ca/artists/lion-womxn/, while there are still tickets:
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6 days ago

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Ruth, Jamie & Adrienne at the Thinking Rock Community Arts Evolving Gallery in Blind River! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Some of the beautiful and magical miniature worlds of favourite places in Toronto made with community members and staff of Sanctuary Toronto. ... See MoreSee Less

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Over the past few weeks, Jamie and Ashley working with youths at Toronto Native Youth Resource Centre with beading drop-in workshops in making their own medallions. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Some fun highlights from this evening where Karis and Jamie was part Shadowlandtheatre's annual fire parade on #wardsisland #Toronto #communityarts #puppets #stilts #shadowplay #bonfire #fireperformers #lanterns #liveband #parade ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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"An interactive art installation that explores how the threads of our stories are interwoven with fabric of where we live and come from. Come weave with us." - CAGInterested in where our loom will be next? Head to our website to see the list of upcoming dates, www.communityartsguild.ca
#WeaveWithUs #CulturalHotspot
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2 weeks ago

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Last weekend, Adrienne, Sam and Marianne was in #Huntsville for #NuitBlancheNorth. Thank you to everyone who dropped by our #JumbliesTheatre booth "16mm Scratch" to check out what cameraless animation is all about and contributed an animation experimental short which will be called ScratchNBN2018. We had a great time there and would also like to thank Dan, Suzanne, Nigel, Sandy, Kit, and the many volunteers for being great hosts when we were there. Edge of the Woods Theatre/Nuit Blanche North Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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The Gather Round Singers - our wonderful wandering multi-community choir - is now up in Etobicoke with MABELLEarts!We had such a lovely time gathering around the campfire roasting yummy halal marshmallows to wrap up a fun week of art in the park! The Gather Round Singers were also able to join us! Stay tuned for more fun events. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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If you're up in the Algoma Region... join our Thinking Rock Community Arts friends!Join us tomorrow at the Rivers Speak Soiree! Come relive the magic of the Gigidoowag Ziibiik | The Rivers Speak Community Play with music and artwork from the play. Explore stories and creations made with over 3000 community participants since 2013. Join in simple art-making activities for our next project. Everyone is welcome!! We hope to see you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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So many things happening this Saturday (July 28th, 8pm-2am) at #NuitBlancheNorth July 28 in #Hunstville ! See you at Zone 3 in River Mill Park to draw and scratch on 16mm film and then watch the screening projection of it at around 11 or midnight in the Park. Meanwhile, check out Beneath The Surface at Zone 4 and What Do I See Here also at Zone 3 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Summer fun with MABELLEarts!Come join us this week in Mabelle Park (across from 49 Mabelle Ave.) from 1:30-4:30 starting tomorrow. We will be art-making, gardening, outdoor cooking, drumming and much more! You will have a chance to meet our new summer student team 2018!
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With immense sadness we announce the recent death, on June 18th, of Lisa Weintraub, dear friend of our Artistic Director Ruth Howard, and long-time supporter and very first consultant of Jumblies Theatre.

A lifelong social justice activist and feminist, her career and her life were dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and children and all those who are vulnerable. To these ends she founded the still-thriving Montreal Assault Prevention Centre, and, in 1995, COPA (Centre Ontarien de prevention des agressions).

Lisa's key role in the birth of Jumblies is probably less well known. With Jumblies first ever grant (an OAC Compass consultancy grant), Lisa helped Ruth and her new company to get not-for-profit incorporation, charitable status, our first residency partner (DPNC), our first multi-year funds, our by-laws, policies, procedures, practices and organizational know-how - things that still guide and benefit us to this day.

Lisa was a beloved mentor, teacher, and friend to so many; and a loving partner to Robert and mother of Lev and Yonah (former Jumblies youth intern, graphic artist, video documenter/editor and board member), and their partners Erin and Sandra.

In the last week of her life, Lisa created a special fund called Project Freedom to support COPA in imagining and activating initiatives in keeping with its vision and mission, and not driven by current political priorities.

Donations to this fund in Lisa’s memory can be made at infocopa.com/memoriam
or by mailing a check made out to COPA to:

COPA
Attn: Randa Meshki/Freedom Fund
1326 Gerrard St. East
Toronto, ON
M4L 1Z1
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1 month ago

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Looking to escape the heat this afternoon?
Drop-in art making happening now, at the Museum!
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2 MORE DAYS TILL OPENING!
fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/birds-make-me-think-about-freedomBe sure to watch out for "Birds Make Me Think About Freedom", a production by @larchetoronto Sol Express, as part of #TorontoFringeFestival #FringeTO at @algreentheatre from July 6th - 15th, to which artists from #JumbliesTheatre including Ruth, Marianne and Jamie have been giving support.

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TONIGHT STARTING AT 5PM!

Interested in becoming a Community Artist at SKETCH for 2018-2019? Well tonight we'll be having an info session for folks who are interested in applying for the program or learning more about it! Join us at the SKETCH Admin Hub, Suite 201 from 5-8PM!
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2 months ago

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Lots of #fun #free things happening this summer in #Scarborough!Our friends, Red Dress Productions , will be facilitating art and community-based workshops called To the Table, in July and August at Fred Johnson Park (Markham Road & Eglinton).

To the Table re-imagines the kitchen table with a focus on: What brings us to the table? When do we feel welcome to the table, and why? How do we welcome each other?

Workshops will work towards a creation of a multi-sensory installation that's comfortable for as many as possible to gather round, and that can be remade into many different forms for new possibilities.

Workshops include mosaic creations, fabric painting, writing and much more!

Workshop are for ALL ages. No experience necessary! FREE!
Contact reddressproductions@gmail.com for more info!

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2 months ago

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A glorious MABELLEarts tradition - about to happen again!

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“She picked up the watermelon threw it on the ground!” —> The Gather Round Singers with Andrea Kuzmich, Musicamp and members of the Element Choir practicing the Watermelon Smash Song, getting ready for the smash TODAY! join us in the park at 3:30 to join in! @jumbliestheatre @makingroomcommunityarts @singinkuz @liquefabrique @shifraviola
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2 months ago

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Proud of our mobile Gather Round Singers, now off to Etotbicoke and MABELLEarts!The weather is gloomy, but we have an indoor space for our singing rehearsal tonight! Meet us at the MABELLEarts Studio at 5005 Dundas Street West (buzz 357) to learn the Watermelon Song with Andrea Kuzmich! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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#throwback Some photos from our recent whole day workshop #ComposingCommunities recently with #TCML2018. (www.tcml.ca/tcml-2018/) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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#5forthefuture ❤️ANNOUNCING: #5forthefuture
A new way to support AMY

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-artists-mentoring-youth-project-inc/

It's a way to build the future we want for the performing arts.
It's a way to show young artists we care.
It's a way to move our community forward.

For five dollars a month, you can be a part of the future AMY is building: one that is equitable, inclusive, and vibrant.

Why support AMY?

Hear from community members who have chosen to join #5forthefuture:

"AMY welcomes individuals who would otherwise likely be pushed to the margins, and hands them a megaphone...Five bucks a month? NO BRAINER! I encourage you to donate to The AMY Project and then come out to their productions to see for yourself what the future looks like. You will leaved a changed person."
-Amy Nostbakken, Quote Unquote Collective

"Having had the privilege of working directly with The AMY Project team this year, I was blown away by the fierce leadership of Nikki and Rachel and the impact of the work that the organization delivers for young women and non-binary youth. The AMY Project's work is makes important changes to the ecology of theatre using mentorship and training to transform people and inequitable systems."
-Mitchell Marcus, Artistic and Managing Director, Musical Stage Company

"I'm inspired by the young artists of the AMY project, onstage and off. They remind me to get optimistic, passionate, generous and joyful."
-Rosamund Small, Playwright

"Choosing to support AMY was the easiest decision to make. By choosing to skip out on Tim Hortons just twice a month I'm able to support an arts organization that is developing the theatre creators of the future, and doing so with proven success. AMY gives young women and non-binary youth the confidence and skills they need to be artistic leaders. In 5 years time, if there is another big shift in Artistic Directors and Executive Directors, you better believe that they will be replaced by artists who have come through AMY."
-Luke Reece, Producer, Obsidian Theatre; Artistic Director, Little Black Afro Theatre.

"As an artist, I'm invested in a more equitable future for our community and am committed to supporting accessible, safe, and supportive performing arts training spaces.... The work AMY does is necessary, consciously accessible, complex and joyous. The space AMY Project makes is irreplaceable and I'm honoured to be a part of the AMY community. That’s why I’m donating $5/month to The AMY Project."
- Sarah Kitz, Director and Actor
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2 months ago

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We're proud to know (and have lent our mini-audio sound modules) to Nimra Bandukwala, a wonderful young artist from #Mississauga, launching into her own community arts project!(Le français suite)

This month I have had the fantastic opportunity to lead and facilitate an interactive mural project with adults with disabilities at the DEEN Support Services Day Program in Mississauga. Here are some glimpses of the work in progress!

Disability is not always visible, therefore we have created a piece that can be experienced in different ways by diverse audiences. You are invited to look, touch, listen, smell and taste to learn more about the various abilities and interests of some the most vulnerable members of our community. Some interesting features include wheels that spin, sound implements, and plenty of textures.

DEEN (Disability Empowerment Equality Network) offers culturally and spiritually relevant services for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

This project will be on display at the Mississauga Central Library, and was generously supported by the Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism Grant by Canadian Heritage. A big thank you to Jumblies Theatre and Mississauga Library System for their support! #YouthAndDiversity

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Ce mois-ci, j’ai eu l’opportunité fantastique de mener et faciliter un projet de mural interactif en compagnie des adultes avec un handicap de DEEN Support Services. Voici quelques aperçus du travail en cours!

Le handicap n’est pas toujours visible, donc nous avons créé une œuvre qui peut être ressentie dans une façon diverse par des gens différents. L’audience est invitée à voir, toucher, sentir, goûter et écouter, pour en apprendre plus sur les capacités de certains des membres les plus vulnérables de notre communauté. Quelques particularités intéressantes incluent des roues que l’on peut faire tourner, des outils sonores, et beaucoup de textures diverses et variées.

DEEN (Disability Empowerment Equality Network) offrent des services culturellement et spirituellement pertinents aux personnes vivant avec un handicap intellectuel ou de développement ainsi qu’à leur familles.

Ce projet sera affiché à La Bibliothèque Centrale de Mississauga, et a été généreusement soutenu par l’Initiative jeunesse Paul Yuzyk pour le multiculturalisme du Ministère du Patrimoine canadien.
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2 months ago

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We experienced it in #Toronto at Nuit Blanche Toronto and is thrilled that our friends at Aanmitaagzi will be bringing the stories of the Serpent People again to #SaugeenFirstNation (saugeenfirstnation.ca ) this coming July 21stIt was declared "Best of Nuit Blanche" by blogTO, and now the group is coming to Bruce County with NEW WORK!! Aanmitaagzi will be performing July 21st. EVERYONE IS WELOME!! Interactive live theatre with installation components; a multi-year, multi-platform project with foundations in historicIndigenous serpent stories and figures. Did we mention EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! Directed by Penny Couchie and Sid Bobb.#Aanmitaagzi #LiveTheatre #SaugeenFirstNation #SaugeenOjibwayNation #IndigenousArt #FabFilmFest #filmfestival #filmfest fabfilmfest.ca for more info or see the FB event. ... See MoreSee Less

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After many years on the road touring Indigenous theatre productions, the Debajehmujig Storytellers Creation Centre was founded in 2008 on Manitoulin Island in an old converted grocery store. Discover the story behind the space as part of Main Street Ontario, our new series of shorts on important places in communities across the province.
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Watermelon Smash this coming Thursday with our friends at MABELLEarts!! 🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉 #etobicokeSing with us! Join The Gather Round Singers, members of The Element Choir, and Andrea Kuzmich in Mabelle Park to learn the Watermelon Smash Song - an original piece created by Andrea, with text from community leader, Lorraine Degasperis.

We will be performing together as part of the Watermelon Smash celebration on the last day of school!

Rehearsals:
Thursday June 21st - 3:30-5pm
Wednesday 27th - 6-8pm

Performance:
Thursday June 28th - 3-5:30pm
Location: Mabelle Park Across from 49 Mabelle Avenue

All ages welcome! No experience required! For more info on the Watermelon Smash look here: www.mabellearts.ca/events/2018/4/20/watermelon-smash

The Gather Round Singers are conducted by Shifra Cooper and presented in partnership with Jumblies Theatre & Making Room Community Arts
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🎉🎉 🚐🚐MABELLEarts is pleased to announce our first national project: Welcome To This Place, taking place this July and August in five cities across Canada! | MABELLEarts a le plaisir d'annoncer notre premier projet national: Welcome to this Place, qui se déroule durant les mois de juillet et août à cinq villes canadiennes différentes! #WelcomeToThisPlace - mailchi.mp/bf618f70dc07/announcing-welcome-to-this-place-our-first-national-project ... See MoreSee Less

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Be sure to watch out for "Birds Make Me Think About Freedom", a production by @larchetoronto Sol Express, as part of #TorontoFringeFestival #FringeTO at @algreentheatre from July 6th - 15th, to which artists from #JumbliesTheatre including Ruth, Marianne and Jamie have been giving support.

Tickets: fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/birds-make-me-think-about-freedom
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#Dufferin #Toronto! Our friends at Clay and Paper Theatre is having their annual DAY of DELIGHT at #DufferinGrovePark this weekend (Sun, 17th, 2-4pm). Go and explore their event which has it all: parade, dance, music, theatre, puppetry and community. More info at www.facebook.com/events/149031555955709/Lovers! Join Clay and Paper Theatre for the 15th Annual Day of Delight, the Love and Courage Edition on Sunday June 17th from 2 to 4pm in Dufferin Grove Park. This cherished, local multi-arts festival is a call to courageous action, an insurrectionary love-in and a riot of resilience and art. Join us as we explore love and courage through parade, dance, music, theatre, puppetry and community. www.facebook.com/events/149031555955709/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Plan a trip this weekend (Sat, 16th) to #Hamilton where our friends at Red Dress Productions will be sharing their interactive audio installation 'Where There is Smoke', a project about #women #firefighters at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre.

More info at www.facebook.com/events/248564965883924/

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We're very excited to share the work that we've been creating through the Women Firefighters Narrative Visibility Project at Where There is Smoke on Saturday, June 16 at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. Here is a little piece from some of the workshops that we've held in collaboration with Fire Service Women Ontario.

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Come hang out with the wonderful Making Room Community Arts in #Parkdale #Toronto and also check out The Gather Round Singers who have been meeting Tuesday evenings to sing - Don't miss Weaving Home on this coming June 29th at 1499 Queen St West at Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre from 6.30pm onwards!Please join us for our upcoming Celebration, Weaving Home. Friday June 29 at 6:30pm at PARC. ... See MoreSee Less

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#tbt #throwbackthurdays A glimpse of a performance, Endings by Lieke van der Voort, Jumblies's choir with Vania Chan and Keith Lam. at Crow's Theatre in October last year #2017 inspired by #ClaudeVivier #MusikfürdasEnde. Photos by Cheryl Stone ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't miss Weaving Reconciliation, Our Way! Jumblies is proud to be supporting this wonderful show of Vancouver Moving Theatre, with Native Earth Performing Arts, which just opened last night (at the Artscape Sandbox), and only runs until Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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PLEASE NOTE:
All performances of Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way by Vancouver Moving Theatre in #Toronto have been moved to Artscape Sandbox due to a building emergency at Daniels Spectrum.

June 6-9, 2018, Tickets $20-25

Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide Street West, Toronto;
major intersections are Adelaide Street & Widmer Street.
Google Map: goo.gl/maps/xxxWtSb9kMH2

#ReconciliationOurWay #VancouverMovingTheatre #NativeEarthPerformingArts #ArtscapeSandbox #AkiStudio #JumbliesTheatre

Tickets: www.nativeearth.ca/weaving-reconciliation/
Show web page: weaving-reconciliation-our-way.ca/
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A glimpse of a presentation for both Adrienne's Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Compass Arts Management Internship and Julia's Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Internship, together sharing stories and their learning in the one year of their time working alongside with Jumblies staffs and artists, partner organizations and the communities they had interacted with along the way. #tbt #throwbackthursday #2018 #JumbliesTheatre #Jumblies 📸: Jamie ... See MoreSee Less

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Jumblies is in the A Show Exhibition at Ontario Place Blvd on Sat & Sun (9th, 10th June 2018). Catch the #PlatformA Artists Talk & Tour in Silo A, Sun (10th June, 2-4pm). The A Show is part of VIBE Arts More info: ow.ly/8Ui330kdxrh #vibeartsfest2018 #VAF2018 #Toronto ... See MoreSee Less

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ASL Interpreted Performance of
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way
June 7 @ 7:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: There has been a venue change.
New location: Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide St West, Toronto.
Tickets at www.nativeearth.ca/weaving-reconciliation/

Vancouver Moving Theatre
ASL Interpreted Performance of
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way
June 7 @ 7:30pm
Aki Studio, Native Earth Performing Arts
250-585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Tickets at www.nativeearth.ca/weaving-reconciliation/ Landon Krentz
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Gardening happened outside our Ground Floor studio last Wednesday and am looking forward to see it flourish!! Also spider plant babies were also planted in the ceramic pots made from previous drop-ins. We're having a small celebration here this Wednesday from 4-6pm so feel free to drop-by to see what has been made by community members and find out what has been planted in our little garden. #SpringSessions2018 #Cityplace #Toronto ... See MoreSee Less

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Jumblies is proud to be a supportive partner and host of #WeavingReconciliation by Vancouver Moving Theatre. Here's a glimpse of their previous show. Get your tickets to see in #Toronto on June 6-9 at www.nativeearth.ca/weaving-reconciliation/

#ReconciliationOurWay #VancouverMovingTheatre #NativeEarthPerformingArts #AkiStudio #ArtscapeSandbox #JumbliesTheatre
One last chance to catch the show in Vancouver before we go on tour. Today (Saturday) at 2pm. Check out this teaser from Lantern Films vimeo.com/271382882/930e956a1f
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Sneak peak of what’s building up at Community Arts Guild in #Scarborough when I visited their #DoorsOpenTO yesterday. #Stiltwalking workshop is happening now till 2pm and then its #storytelling with Bernice Hune. Beautiful day to visit Cedar Ridge Creative Centre at 225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough. So much more things to do there and see today at their interactive gallery show, #Transformations

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Congrats to all the strong & creative women involved for their successful performances at Jumblies Studio in #Toronto last week. Thank you for sharing your powerful stories and beautiful artworks. #ProjectArmHer is a collaborative project of Myths and Mirrors Community Arts and SWANS - (SexWorkerAdvisoryNetworkSudbury). More info on their project, future performance dates and locations can be found at www.armher.ca ... See MoreSee Less

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A great sunny day to do some #gardening here with Parker, #beading with Jamie and Ashley and trying the #flockingpowder on our ceramics with Heather!! Today 4pm at The Ground Floor Studio. #flockingbottoms #urbangarden #medallionnecklace #cityplace #fortyorkblvd #toronto ... See MoreSee Less

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Gather Round Singers will be rehearsing this evening in #Parkdale with Making Room Community Arts at 201 Cowen Ave (Tuesdays from 6.30-8pm). This community choir is also performing at MABELLEarts Iftar Nights Celebration (Thursdays from 7-10pm) at 49 Mabelle Avenue, #Etobicoke. If you are up to singing and learning new fun songs, come and join the Gather Round Singers led by Shifra Cooper!!

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Here's a gallery of tea-package sculptures made by people during my presentation this morning at the Canadian New Music Network / Réseau canadien pour les musiques nouvelles Conference. Now, if only somebody could add some music.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hooray for our roving choir, the Gather Round Singers, now out in Etobicoke with MABELLEarts for Iftar Nights!

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The sun is setting to the sounds of the Gather Round Singers practicing for their performance later this evening 🎶 at Iftar Nights in Mabelle Park
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Another great Community Arts Guild evolving gallery coming up!!!Our 5th interactive gallery show opens on Sunday, May 20th!

Contribute to the show and our growing art installation by helping make lanterns, shadow puppets, giant ice age creatures and tiny puppet stages telling stories of Scarborough’s past, present and future.

Take part in performance workshops, including dance, theatre, puppetry, stilt-walking, singing and more, and enjoy storytellers, work-in-progress performances and celebrations throughout the ten days. FREE! Everyone is welcome!

For more information: bit.ly/2wDEXgd
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Check out Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day 2018!! (Sun, 27 May, Aki Studio) A festival which our friends at Puppetmongers Theatre are part of and showcasing artists taking new and groundbreaking directions in the art of #puppetry. Read more on ow.ly/Wwqg30k4zheFresh Ideas in Puppetry Day is next Sunday, May 27th at Aki Studio - tickets available now! Join us for scintillating new discoveries and discussions on the art of puppetry.

MORNING (10am-12:15pm): $40 / $35*
Featuring Gabriel Levine, Annie Katsura Rollins, Jordan Tzouhas, Nadya Weber and Robin Polfuss

AFTERNOON (1:15pm-5pm): $40 / $35*
Featuring Frank Meschkuleit, Jeremiah Bartram, Puppetry eXploratory Laboratory, Sequoia Erickson, Hans Krause, Lochlan Cox, and Théâtre de la Pire Espèce

ALL DAYTIME EVENTS (10am-5pm): $75 / $70*

EVENING CABARET (7pm+): $25 / $20*
Featuring Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, Mike Petersen, Ingrid Hansen, Brad Brackenridge, Annie Katsura Rollins and the Humber College School of Creative & Performing Arts Second Year Theatre Students

FULL DAY & EVENING PASS: $90 / $80* (or $70 if you book by May 20th!)

*Student/Senior/Arts Worker

For performer bios and for more information on Fresh Ideas Day: www.torontoschoolofpuppetry.com/fresh-ideas-puppetry-day-program-2018/
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3 months ago

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Ramandan Mubarak to all our friends and colleagues celebrating and observing Ramadan this month - and to our friends at MABELLEarts who are about to hold this year's first community Iftar celebration. And it's wonderful to see long-time friend Fadwa Ghanem being featured!Ramadan Mubarak! For the past seven years, Fadwa Ghanem, our Cooking Coordinator, and her family have been at the centre of planning and hosting Iftar Nights in Mabelle Park. Come join us tonight in Mabelle Park to taste Fadwa's signature sage tea, fatayer, hummus & more | event info here --> www.mabellearts.ca/news/iftarnights/

Fadwa and her family live next door to Mabelle Park and have played a key role in community arts projects with Jumblies Theatre and MABELLEarts since 2006. Fadwa, an expert cook, is now MABELLEarts’ Cooking Coordinator: we drink her signature sage tea at every special occasion.
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3 months ago

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Sharing some photos by Leah Houston of Ruth Howard with friends and colleagues, all smiles and laughter at #TOArtsAwards celebrating #TOArts #Toronto #GTA @torontoartsfoundation ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Yeah!!! The results are out and our artistic director, Ruth Howard is 2018 Recipient for Toronto Arts Foundation Celebration of Cultural Life Award. Congrats !! 🎉👏👏 #TOArtsAwards #TOArts“She’s created a model of sustainability in community arts practice - supporting emerging organizations, artists, administrators from within communities” – 2018 #TOArtsAwards Juror

Join us in congratulating Ruth Howard, Founding Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, and one of our Celebration of Cultural Life Awards finalists!

Learn more about Ruth and her achievements: bit.ly/2w2MMvN
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3 months ago

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Look at these beautifuls, ready to be glazed and fired up. Drop-In today at 4-6pm. #SpringSessions2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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We have one more session of Ceramic and Beading this coming Wednesday at our #SpringSessions2018 drop-in (on 16th May 2018 from 4-6pm)! #JumbliesTheatre #FreeProgramming ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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#throwback Last week! Great having Ange back in Toronto as she leads the first #TalkingTreaties production meeting for 2018. Exciting stuff to look forward to in this coming fall 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Time again for wonderful magical Iftar Nights with MABELLEarts!

Fun fact:
In the whole month of Ramadan this 1439H (or in 2018: 16 May), Muslims throughout the world would be fasting especially on Mondays and Thursdays until the the first day of the Syawal month (15 June in 2018). Iftar is an evening meal done as a community, where everyone would gather together to break their fast with a simple communial meal at around sunset.

So, on Iftar Nights on Thursdays, get ready to be overwhelmed by all the activities that will happen at Mabelle Park while waiting to break fast together.

#etobicoke #toronto #mississauga #iftar #communityarts #freeevent #artinparks #bukapuasa #communialmealJoin Mabelle neighbours and artists as we pass the hours leading to sunset with art-making, songs, gardening, and a cooking-fire. Thursdays May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7th 7-10pm in Mabelle Park (across from 49 Mabelle Ave). Light refreshments served at sunset. Free - everyone welcome! More info at: www.mabellearts.ca/news/iftarnights

Featuring: Hussein Janmohamed, Anahita Dehbonehie, Maryem Hassan Tollar with members of Turkwaz, Waleed Abdulhamid, Melanie Fernandez-Alvares, Michael Burtt, Ksenija Spasic, Marianne Alas, The Gather Round Singers - and more!

Thanks to support from: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, Toronto Arts Council, W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Canadian Heritage, The City of Toronto, Service Canada, Toronto Community Housing, Jumblies Theatre, Making Room Community Arts
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3 months ago

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Come to this show by our friends at Vancouver Moving Theatre. June 6-9!!

Get your tickets 🎟 at www.nativeearth.ca/weaving-reconciliation/

#ReconciliationOurWay
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3 months ago

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Hello #Cityplace! Its our #SpringSessions2018 Wednesday open drop-in, today from 4-6pm. We are doing both ceramics and beadings this week. Activities are #FREE and you can keep your piece once the whole Spring Sessions Season is over so everyone is welcome into our Ground Floor Studio to take part, chill, chat while making your own ceramic pot or beading your own medallion. #ceramics #beading #Toronto #CommunityArts ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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🤩“She’s created a model of sustainability in community arts practice - supporting emerging organizations, artists, administrators from within communities” – 2018 #TOArtsAwards Juror

Join us in congratulating Ruth Howard, Founding Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre, and one of our Celebration of Cultural Life Awards finalists!

Learn more about Ruth and her achievements: bit.ly/2w2MMvN
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3 months ago

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Our AD, Ruth, is taking part in this event, convened by our friend Lisa Marie DiLiberto of FiXT POiNT. If you work in theatre and are, ever have been or might one day be a parent of young children, or employ or befriend others with young children - come and join in the conversation (with childcare provided!)!Dear Parents in Theatre,

Our AD Lisa Marie is hosting a talk this month about parenting in theatre as part of the WeeFestival Toronto. It’s at the The Drake Hotel on Monday May 14th from 10AM to noon. There’ll be coffee and pastries and a kids area for any children that come along as well.

Lisa says:

It would be awesome to have a range of voices in the room to contribute to this discussion. I'm hoping we can brainstorm how to make working in theatre more feasible and accessible, while still being able to manage having a family at the same time, not just for us, but for those who come after us too.

Click on the link below for more info, and free registration:
weefestival.ca/for-parents/

I would truly love to see you!

- Lisa Marie
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3 months ago

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Lots of Jumblies staff and artists out at the Spokes Club last night celebrating the finalists of this year's Toronto Arts Foundation Mayor's Arts Awards, including our Artistic Director Ruth Howard (Celebration of Cultural Life Award), and friend, colleague and composer Britta Johnson (Emerging Artist Award)! #TOArtsAwards ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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What an busy day we had yesterday! Also early in the afternoon, Parker Dirks facilitated a workshop with a group of students from Alpha Alternative School, creating ceramic pots and tiles at The Ground Floor Studio. Jumblies artists, Jamie Oshkabewisens, Heather Long and Ashley Riley took this opportunity to also take part in making their own pots. #SpringSessions2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Yesterday was a beautiful afternoon beading and embroidering our spring themed medallions and earrings with Jamie, Ashley and Marianne during our open drop-in. Same time (4-6pm), same day (Wednesday) and same location (The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd) next week! #TheGroundFloor #SpringSessions2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Our May newsletter is out! ✨

We're thrilled to partner with Paprika Festival for the 3rd year to present the 17th annual youth-led performing arts festival, 2018 Paprika Festival, from May 14-20 at Aki Studio. Join us in celebrating the work of the next generation of Indigenous artists!

To close our 35th season, we present Vancouver Moving Theatre's new production, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way- Toronto/Treaty 13 which gives voice to those who have lived within Canada’s long shadow of colonialism, weaving together humour, games, songs, and unscripted cultural sharing by youth and knowledge-keepers. This theatrical piece will be accompanied by multimedia installation by Jumblies Theatre. June 6-9 at Aki Studio.

Plus, other exciting shows happening in the community!

Check out the newsletter: bit.ly/neMAY18
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3 months ago

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Anyone up for a nice walk this coming Saturday? #janeswalkA Jane's Walk is just around the corner!

Join us Saturday, May 5th for a walk led by our dear friend Johann Fisch.
"On Earth Day 1981, I planted 5 trees in Broadacres. My dream was to plant an urban forest to contribute to the environment and give back to my community. Since then, I plant a new tree every Earth Day. Over the years, many community groups have contributed to planting and caring for the woodlot, which is now a vibrant forest of over 800 trees taking up 2.5 acres in shape of a heart."

We look forward to welcoming you on a walk through the woodlot, and sharing its stories. For more information contact: christen@mabellearts.ca
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3 months ago

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#tbt #SpringSessions2018 MINIATURE OBJECTS AND MOVEMENT (with Helah Cooper and Hannah Levin who shared some of the ideas and processes behind their project, SWITCHES + LINKS) #TheGroundFloor #Cityplace #Toronto ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Learn to make your own spring themed beaded medallions Jamie Oshkabewisens & Ashley Riley !

Tomorrow, May 2nd, Wednesday afternoon from 4-6pm
The Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd
*(Free and easy going drop-in, all ages, all are welcome)

#SpringSessions2018 #Toronto #Cityplace #Waterfront #DanLeckieWay #FortYorkBlvd #TheGroundFloor #CommunityArts
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4 months ago

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Jumblies is seeking a new staff member. For info. go to: www.jumbliestheatre.org/jumblies/program-and-mentorship-director-job-2018 or bit.ly/2I4Fee4 (if you like shorter links) 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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We made a good collection of flower pots and small objects today at our drop-in session facilitated by Parker Dirks. As these slowly dry in time for glazing, we will be beading medallions in the the next drop-in (next Wednesday, 2nd May, 4-6pm) with Jamie and Ashley! #SpringSessions2018 #TheGroundFloor ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Its raining and wet outside there. Happening now in #cityplace at #danleckie at The Ground Floor (132 Fort York Blvd. Toronto) is our drop-in session ‘Making Ceramics’ with @parkerdirksceramics. Its free, all abilities and easy going so come join us anytime between 4-6pm today to stay dry while creating objects out of clay with Parker today!! #SpringSessions2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Any plans to go up to #NorthernOntario near St.Joseph Island in August? @AlgomaTrad Traditional Music, Dance, and Heritage Arts Family Camp 2018 is now open for registration! Find out more at algomatrad.ca/camp/ 🎻🎹 #algomatradClick here to find out more details about camp, who our fantastic team is this year, and register today! algomatrad.ca/camp/ ... See MoreSee Less

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