Thursday, 18 July – Glynn @ Lola
Monday, 22 July – Whitton Crescent @ Presland
Thursday, 25 July – Overbrook Park @ Community Gardens
Monday, 29 July – Lawson Park near Splash Pad

In case of rain, events move to the Overbrook Community Centre.

Just imagine, a warm July evening. Families with their children gather on their street or a nearby park to attend a workshop on storytelling or dragonfly puppet-making. This is just the beginning of a magical evening spent with your neighbours.

The workshops will be followed by a “block party” community meal. Families and friends then take to their lawn chairs or blankets to be entertained by Overbrook’s emerging musical theatre group directed by Megan Carty and Martin Dawagne under the mentorship of Eleanor Crowder.

Four sites have been chosen for these music-filled Starry Nights. Save these dates and watch your mailbox and the telephone poles near you for more information. What better way to spend a summer evening under “starry nights” than enjoying music, theatre and dance right at your door? Come join the fun!

What is the story behind Starry Nights? After the success of Overbrook the Musical, Eleanor Crowder applied for an Arts Network Ottawa (ANO) “Neighbourhood Arts” grant. Supported by the Overbrook Community Association as host, the ANO grant covers the artists costs for two projects:  The first one, Overbrook Diary, showcasing the singing, storytelling and dancing talents of the cast, took place last November in the drama studio at the Rideau High School facility.

This summer’s Starry Nights is part two of the ANO project. The four free events are designed to engage the community in the wonderful art of story- and theatre-making.