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2018 edition of the Journées de la culture – Pointe-Claire celebrates its artisans

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, invites all residents to participate in the free activities offered as part of the Journées de la culture on September 29 and 30.

Once again this year, the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre and the Pointe-Claire Public Library are redoubling their efforts to offer a wide variety of multidisciplinary activities that will please both young and old. The fun and educational exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations will present various art forms practiced by artisans from Pointe-Claire and elsewhere. “We are proud to have artisans in our community and we want to showcase their talents,” stated Mayor Belvedere.

Local writers at the Public Library

The Library invites the community to meet local writers, some of whom have already been published, during a conference workshop. The event will feature award-winning poet, journalist and author Mark Abley, as well as former Crown prosecutor André K. Baby, now a mystery author and proud Pointe-Claire resident.

Exhibitions and workshops at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre will offer many fun and educational activities for all ages, including:

  • Trajectoires: three Montréal artists reflect on the issue of migration;
  • Enter!: a research and cultural mediation residency project exploring the sense of feeling “at home”;
  • The Small, Furry, Playful and Colourful World of Gizmos! : a collection of absurdly funny stuffed animals by Céline Malépart.

During creative workshops, participants can experiment with different media such as fabric and felt, while other workshops will offer demonstrations presented by the Lakeshore Weavers Guild, the Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild, and the Claycrafters Pottery Studio.

Visitors at the Cultural Centre can take a moment to relax with poetry, song, and piano music on the patio with Madeleine Royer and Réjean Yacola, marking the end of the Stewart Hall public piano season.

The Journées de la culture will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, September 30, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The detailed schedule is available online in the calendar of events on the City’s website and in Culture Pointe-Claire.


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca