Like An Old Tale
Jumblies Theatre makes art in everyday and unexpected places, with, for and about the people and stories found there. We dismantle boundaries and connect disparate elements. We say, everyone is welcome, and grapple with the implications – aesthetic and social – of meaning it.
The Community Arts Guild is Jumblies artists and local residents, whether transient and settled, making art in East Scarborough over a 4-year period. As artists-in-residence in collaboration with Toronto Cultural Services and Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Jumblies has spent the past year taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale - with its themes of seasonal and life cycles, jealousy, betrayal, courage to defy authority, loss, atonement, redemption and – as a springboard for generating new poetry, imagery and stories, and expressing it all through theatre, dance, music, writing, visual arts and storytelling.
This 11 day work-in-progress event features several dozen artists and several hundred community members of diverse ages, abilities & backgrounds from Scarborough, Etobicoke, Davenport West & Nipissing First Nation.
Gallery Times: Monday – Thursday & Saturday: noon - 9:00pm, Friday and Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Lido Art Exhibition: Thursdays May 6, 18, Saturday May 8, Monday May 10 – 2:00-6:00 PM
May 3: 7pm; May 4: 3pm, 7pm; May 5: 11am, 3pm; May 6: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm; May 7: 10:30am; May 8: 3pm, 7pm; May 10: 3pm, 7pm; May 11: 3pm, 7pm; May 12: 3pm, 7pm; May 13: 3pm, 7pm
Full Community Gathering: May 9, 1 to 8pm
Reception and Recognition of Our Funders & Supporters: May 6, 8pm
Project Partners include: City of Toronto Cultural Services, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery, Family Residence, members of the Kingston Galloway/Orton Park Neighbourhood Action Partnership, Arts4All, MABELLEarts, Aanmitaagzi Collective, Toronto Community Housing, TDSB Newcomer Services, Willow Park Junior Public School, and Vasantham Tamil Seniors.
Funders include: Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, HRDSC, Metcalf Foundation, Toronto Community Foundation.
Photo by Katherine Fleitas