As I stood in a circle of approximately 150 people, with red dresses swinging from trees, the sound of drumming songs from Curve Lake First Nation and Alderville First Nation men, jingle dress-dancers, and the warmth of the autumn...
  It’s the 13th anniversary of Peterborough Pride this year, and Arthur is in on the action! The first Peterborough Pride was held in 2003 after then-Mayor Sylvia Sutherland proclaimed September 16th official Pride Day. From the beginning, Pride in...
Beginnings I started at Trent Radio in 2002. I was in second year in the Great Hall at Champlain. My friend Ryder Ziola said, “Hey James! Do you want to do a radio show?!” And I was like, “Oh, God… Grrrnerrr.” Because I...
We hopped into our photographer’s car one Sunday evening after the Community Butcher Shop closed for the day and threaded through the winding country roads leading to Stoney Lake, where the Walsworths built their cottage. The evening would be spent...
Observing Jill Staveley with her children Charlie and Meara is a beautiful insight into a special dynamic between mother and daughters. When Meara, just days away from her fourth birthday, couldn’t bring herself to smile as the lethargy of...
When I started my degree at Trent, I never dreamed that within four years I would have written my own play and staged it in downtown Peterborough. This past February, I directed a double bill of original one act plays...
Black Lives Matter Peterborough (BLM PTBO) is taking big strides towards building a strong community for people of colour in Peterborough. The movement was formally initiated in 2014 by two dedicated individuals, Charmaine Magumbe and Niambi Leigh. They seek to...
On March 25, Peterborough was pleased to host the world-renowned Canadian microbiologist and human rights activist, who was credited as being involved in one of the first major whistleblowing incidents in Canadian public service, Dr. Shiv Chopra. The lecture...
The Anne Shirley Theatre Company (ASTC) presents a musical each spring at Market Hall in downtown Peterborough. This year, director Lucas DeLuca brought the company to a new level. The two-hour musical developed by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy is...
In light of International Women’s Day, two Trent alumni took it upon themselves to take the international day to new heights in Peterborough. On March 4, Arthur co-editor Zara Syed and former Arthur editor Sara Ostrowska organized a panel discussion...