Red Joan kicks off Brantford Film Group's fall season

Judi Dench stars in Red Joan, which is being screened by the Brantford Film Group on Sept. 11 at the Galaxy Cinemas. LTA / Lia Toby/WENN.com

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The Brantford Film Group kicks off its autumn 2019 season with the screening of Red Joan on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinemas on King George Road.

The group said its screenings will be held on Wednesdays this season to assure greater seating capacity.

Red Joan is a drama starring Judi Dench as Joan Stanley, a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information – including details on the building of the atomic bomb – to the Soviet government for decades. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs.

The movie is based a novel by Jennie Rooney, which was inspired by the story of British civil servant Melita Norwood. Also starring Sophie Cookson as a young Joan, a  clever physics student in the 1930s who fell for Leo Galich (Tom Hughes) a Russian operative.


Art

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd., Brantford, invites the public to attend Brant Colours Plein Air Show and Sale on Sept. 14 to celebrate the birthplace of Group of Seven member and plein air artist Lawren Harris. The show and sale of original works painted during the Brant Colours Plein Air event will happen at the Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William St., Paris, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. along with the announcement of winners, including a grand prize of $1,000. For more information, visit www.brantcolours.ca.

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is featuring the works of artists Scott Waters and Derek Boswell in anexhibition called Sleepscapes. The artists explore the esthetics of night and how darkness, and things hidden by it, can produce extraordinary visions. The exhibit runs until Sept. 15 at the gallery.

The photography and digital design pieces of local artist John Steinberg are featured during September at Blue Dog Café on Brant Avenue, Brantford.

The Port Dover Harbour Museum and Art with Heart Studio have joined forces to create a dynamic new experience for children, aged eight and older, with a series of History in the Making workshops. Participants will learn of the town’s history through artifacts and will learn techniques to create their own art. On Sept. 6, students will see artwork created in the past to celebrate Port Dover’s commercial fishing heritage, and will create their own fish-, tug-, or boat-inspired painting. The workshop runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a fee of $25. Pre-registration is required one week in advance at artwithheartstudio.ca or by calling 226-567-5500.

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant has announced its roster of fall 2019 classes and workshops for both adults and children. Topics include various styles of painting, illustration, photography, mosaics, software suites and more. The full roster can be viewed at www.glenhyrst.ca.


Music

The father-daughter duo of Richard and Lauren Margison will be singing as part of Brantford Symphony Orchestra Italian concert on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre. Submitted

The Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents Una Stravaganza Musicale!, an Italian concert on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre. Special guests are the father/daughter duo of tenor Richard Margison and soprano Lauren Margison. Tickets are $40 and $45 for adults, $20 for secondary and post-secondary students, while children and elementary students are free. Tickets are available by calling the Sanderson Centre at 519-758-8090 or at www.brantfordsymphony.ca. Enjoy a free rehearsal from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the same day, as part of Culture Days.


Theatre

Auditions for ICHTHYS Theatre’s November production of the classic British tale, The Wind In The Willows, will be held Sept. 8. Twenty people, from teens to older adults, are needed for the cast. Read the character role descriptions and fill out an audition form at www.ichthystheatre.ca and you will be contacted with an audition date and time. Kenneth Grahame’s classic British story Wind in the Willows centres around the wealthy Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, his love of motor cars, his crashes, jail time, his escape, and his friends including Otter, Badger, Mole and Ratty. Performance dates are Nov. 22-24, 29-31 and Dec. 1.


Events

Grace Gallery’s First Friday event on Sept. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. will feature Joan Minnery, author of Walking My Way Back To Me, as part of the author speaking series. The gallery is at 29 Nelson St. in Brantford. Food and beverages will be available at this family-friendly event. Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items, clothing or monetary donation to one of several local organizations.

The Brant Historical Society will observe Indigenous Heritage Day with a visit Sept. 11 to the Mississauga of the Credit First Nation. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the administration centre and council house, the day includes Anishinaabe history, traditional stories, and lunch. There is a maximum 30 participants. To register or get further information call the Brant Museum and Archives at 519-752-2483.

Preview welcomes story ideas and news of coming arts and entertainment events. Deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday. Submit information to Ent., The Expositor, 195 Henry St., Building 4, Unit 1, Brantford, N3T 5C9, or e-mail brex.preview@sunmedia.ca

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