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Discover Brampton’s creative talent at the Culture Calls Weekender from August 21 to 23!


BRAMPTON, ON (August 14, 2020) – The City of Brampton presents the Culture Calls Weekender, an online event from August 21 to 23, featuring performances, panel talks and workshops with Brampton’s emerging creative talent.

The Culture Calls Weekender is a digital experience for creative expression, collaboration, and community. More than 15 local artists including comedians, musicians and spoken word artists will participate in the three-day festival on The Rose Virtual Stage on Instagram Live @TheRoseBrampton, and on Zoom.

Local artists taking part in the festival include Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Martín Añón, Maya Killtron, TRP.P, Nicole Chambers, Reeko Rieffe, Rachelle Brown, R. Flex & Roshanie, Joelle White, Josephine Cruz, Keosha Love, Litney Spearz, Joyia, Desiree Mckenzie, and Siddartha.

The Culture Calls Weekender is an expansion of the Culture Calls series by the City of Brampton, hosted by local DJ and radio host Roshanie, to support artists in our community during COVID-19. Brampton artist Jasmin Pannu created the artwork for the festival, which features classic Brampton landmarks and visuals such as Garden Square, the 410 sign and Sonny’s.

Click here for a full schedule of events.
 

Artwork by Jasmin Pannu

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“Culture Calls has been a huge success among Brampton’s creative community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m excited for more local artists to come together and inspire Brampton at the Culture Calls Weekender. Whether you’re looking for amazing music or some comedic entertainment, I encourage everyone to attend this online event via Instagram Live and Zoom this weekend.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Culture Calls Weekender is an important and exciting event for Brampton’s creative community, especially during these trying times. Brampton’s arts and culture scene is evolving, and this is a great opportunity to bring our community together to support and empower each other. Be sure to mark the dates and events in your calendar.”

- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture

“We’re looking forward to hosting the Culture Calls Weekender on The Rose Virtual Stage. Working with our City teammates in Culture, and local curators, is always an honour and pleasure for us in Performing Arts; and it's the surest way we know to create an even more vital, engaging Brampton for all its citizens."

- Steven Schipper, Executive Artistic Director, Performing Arts, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is full of talent, and the Culture Calls Weekender is the result of our Cultural Services staff’s diligence in bringing that talent together. The Culture Calls Weekender is a bright light for our arts and culture community in these difficult times.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
 
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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca