New drop-in days for Parade Production

The Ashkenaz Festival together with Shadowland Theatre are energetically gearing up for Festival Parade production, which begins next week! Monday August 13th kicks off a whirlwind three weeks of work on the infamous Ashkenaz Parade, which promenades around Harbourfront Centre to conclude the Festival on September 3 (Labour Day), at 4pm. Parade production will take place at 918 Bathurst cultural centre, just north of Bloor on the west side of Bathurst.

There will soon be a flurry of activity as students, interns, families, teens and cultural groups take part in the various programs happening in the lead-up to the Festival. In addition to the Parade Masterclass and the¬†community Workshop Day on August 26th, Ashkenaz and Shadowland welcome participants of all ages to a free drop-in experience from August 27th-August 31st, 10am-4pm.¬†These days have been set aside to invite everyone who has a few hours here and there to get creative with papier mache, painting, wood-cutting, stilt-walking training and more! Depending on the level of involvement, participants may have the chance at the parade to maneuvre a puppet that they worked on. The group of drop-inners will also get to work on site decor for the Festival long weekend. So come on down and contribute to what is surely going to be a wonderful spectacle at North America’s largest festival of Yiddish and Jewish Culture!

For more information on the free drop-in days at 918 Bathurst, please email or call 416-979-9955. We look forward to welcoming you and your creativity!

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