Archive for January 2016

Since graduating from Trent University in 1980 with a degree in Cultural Studies, Bill Kimball has been involved in many aspects of the Peterborough arts community, particularly in the areas of contemporary dance and theatre.  He has contributed to the creation of live performance spaces in Peterborough, beginning with City Stage, a performance space operated by Artspace in the early 1980’s and continuing to the present with various renovations and improvements to the Market Hall. In 1994, Bill created a nationally recognized dance presenting program called Peterborough New Dance, and later expanded the mandate to theatre and other forms of performance while changing the name to Public Energy, a name which reflects his desire for the arts to be integrated into public life as much as possible. Bill is currently the Artistic Producer at Public Energy.

Our interview with Bill covers the "Town and Gown" history of the arts, in particular the impact of Artspace, Peterborough New Dance, Public Energy, and the Electric City Culture Council.

Read Full Post »

One-on-One: Maryam Monsef

TRENT Magazine sat down for a one-on-one with the newly minted Minister of Democratic Institutions, Maryam Monsef.  We discuss her first days on Parliament Hill, the life-altering experience of becoming a cabinet member, and how the position of Minister of Democratic Institutions will help shape future governments of Canada.  Here is an excerpt from that discussion.

Look for the full story in the February edition of TRENT Magazine.

Read Full Post »