Working with Wayne Kennedy is always a pleasure. In the last issue of Arthur newspaper, I interviewed Wayne about his upcoming EP. Our talk touched on his $2 punk shows, where his sound has gone, and his growth as...
“Today, I demand that a film express either the joy of making cinema or the agony of making cinema. I am not at all interested in anything in between...” - Francois Truffaut There are two types of films that fascinate...
With additional reporting by Leina Amatsuji-Berry. With special thanks to Nick Ferrio for the photos and to Garbageface (Karol Orzechowski) for indispensable guidance. Crafting an accurate report on The Spill's closure is almost as hard as it is to bear the...
Precarious Arts & Work Festival launched October 25th in The Sapphire Room, to kick off a month of shows, events from all disciplines. Kate Story, one of the coordinators of the festival, alongside her partner Ryan Kerr, claims she...
Trent alumni and ex-Arthur editor Sara Shahsavari is just winding down from last month’s Borderless Festival in downtown Peterborough. The festival spanned eight days over four venues, not including non-concert events. Catalina’s, The Spill, The Garnet and the Historic Red...
It’s hard to trace how X*Fest got its name. “It’s just funny because when I was organizing this, I didn’t have an idea for a festival in mind. I was just thinking about a weekend of shows that would be...
As I enter The Spill, I see Wayne Kennedy sitting alone at the bar, a PBR on the surface in front of him. As I approach him, he turns slightly. The room is empty. Some alternative band plays through...

Peterborough Has Pride

With a LGBTQ+ community as vibrant as Peterborough’s, it only makes sense to celebrate it with a 10-day Pride Week (seven days just isn’t enough). Peterborough Pride is celebrating its 15th birthday this year and there is no denying...
It started out as a parody on rock docs at the time, but then This Is Spinal Tap became one of the most well-known mockumentaries of recent memory. The film triumphs in embodying rock-doc clichés: over-the-top performances, artists taking...
Borderless Music and Arts Festival seeks to blur the line between art and activism in Peterborough beginning September 8th through to the 16th. Founded by Sara Shahsavari, the festival features local acts such as Steelburner and Olias, as well...