The department of recreation, culture, and wellness develops vibrant and dynamic cultural projects and programs. With our partners, our goal is to develop a creative community and a place of discovery, learning and exploration for all residents and visitors. Learn more by viewing our Cultural Master Plan and our many Festivals and Events.

Recreational programming and facility rentals will be gradually reintroduced. Keep an eye on the website and the Town's social media pages for updates and announcements. Alternatively, you can call 905-892-2607 x347

Culture Crawl - Workshops
The Town of Pelham and the Pelham Arts Advisory Committee have prepared to provide a safe, yet interactive experience through artist workshops as part of the "Pelham Culture Crawl" taking place during Culture Days this year. These workshops will showcase artists of different mediums by providing immersive interactive workshops which will be hosted at the Meridian Community Centre on October 6th, 13th, 18th and 20th.
 
Paint Party with Beverly Sneath - October 6th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Join in the Paint Party fun and paint a landscape with acrylics on a pre-sketched canvas. Instruction is live with easy step by step instruction. Artist Beverly Sneath enjoys teaching art classes for adults, teens and kids!
Creating a Farmhouse Clock with Erika Bachynski - October 13th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Learn how to create your very own custom farmhouse clock from a wooden spool! 
Several stains will be available along with white paint if you wish to add a white wash.  You will also be able to choose from Roman numerals or Numbers for your clock.  Everything you need will be supplied to complete your custom clock.
Music Business/Drum Clinic with Jim Casson - October 18th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Jim will discuss and demonstrate many aspects of drumming, also how to be a better musician, and how to better organize for concerts. There will be a Q&A session with Jim as well!
Acrylic Watercolour Painting Class with Mary Powley - October 20th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Mary's workshop is structured to the student's experience, from beginners to advanced. The information is simple and easy to follow. She will teach a controlled way of creating abstract shapes, and the subject matter is then overlaid.

Register Here

 

Culture Crawl Call for Artist

 

This event is made possible with the funding support from the Niagara Investment in Culture Program provided by the Niagara Region.

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Culture Days 2021

Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration that is the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. Culture Days features FREE activities that invite the public to participate in interactive arts and culture experiences.

 

Register for one of the Town of Pelham workshops 

Register Here

 

 

SAY IT! on Stage - Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre On Stage
 

SAY IT! On Stage - Proceeding Virtually due to COVID-19

Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre

www.sayitonstage.com

 To join in on future SAY IT! On Stage projects please fill out this form and we will be in contact:

 

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The second season of SAY IT! On Stage had us exploring new ways to be creative and stay connected. No longer able to meet in person, we have congregated in Zoom rooms, experimenting with a hybrid theatre art: old-time radio plays performed on a videoconferencing app of our own technological age. The project is as intergenerational as the participants!

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​After months of meeting weekly to read through vintage scripts, we set to work creating a radio play of our own. Rehearsing from a living document in a virtual venue had its challenges, but neither unstable internet connections nor endless electronic versions of a monster draft document could deter us. 

 

With all the safety precautions, and when restrictions allowed, the group was able to record all of the performers' voices. When all the scenes had been read through and each sound effect included, the editing began!  The final result is the radio play..."Unearthed"

 


 

Shovel in Ground Unearthed Podcast

 

 

With the sound of sirens, the sleepy little town is awakened. Nothing ever happens there. Until it does...

 

Come along and help our armchair detectives unravel a delicious tangle of suspects and clues.

 

Listen to the original Radio Play Here.

 

 

 

 

 

More about SAY IT! on Stage
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SAY IT! On Stage. “SAY IT” stands for “Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre”.

It is a program designed to strengthen connections and encourage collaboration between teens and their elders. The Town of Pelham, students from E.L. Crossley High School, and community volunteers will be apart of this exciting creative process that will finish in the performance of an original dramatic production. Performance Dates and delivery change with each production. 

Through intergenerational conversation circles, senior participants will have the opportunity to share anecdotes and experiences from their lives; these stories will provide the foundation for a play that will be produced and performed by both youth and senior participants.

This initiative also seeks to showcase the broad range of talents and passions individuals bring to the project – music, dance, visual arts, crafts, trades. Our aim is to involve the community of Pelham in all of its diversity, including Indigenous presence and storytelling approaches.

 

We hope you will join us in this artistic endeavour.

 Goals of SAY IT! on Stage
 Goals of the Project: 
  • To provide opportunities for seniors to share their life stories
  • To validate and celebrate the life experiences of seniors within our community
  • To foster connections between seniors and youth through storytelling and drama activities
  • To encourage collaboration between high school students and seniors as they create, rehearse, and perform community theatre
  • To offer co-op placement and community involvement opportunities for high school students
  • To enrich cultural life for all residents of Pelham with a new performance arts initiative
 Theatre Development : Conversation Circles

**Due to COVID-19 participants have been meeting virtually through Zoom to continue the Conversation Circles**

 

Conversation Circles will be held every Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5pm at Meridian Community Centre.
Free to attend. Come join us for some light snacks and refreshments

 

 

 

Pelham Big Band Dance Night – Featuring the Jimmy Marando Swing Band  - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Pelham Big Band Dance Night Featuring the Jimmy Marando Swing Band runs the third Tuesday of every month in the Accursi Room at the Meridian Community Centre. 

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band plays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

 

Donations are welcome for the band. Bar & food services available; food service is cash only. *Free admission

Meridian Community Centre Art Exhibit Rental 

Apply to have your art work showcased at the Meridian Community Centre:

Meridian Community Centre ATRIUM Application

Meridian Community Centre UPPER HALLWAY Application 

 

 

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