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Keep Hope Alive festival returns to Silence this weekend

Four days of performances featuring 32 artists from various genres
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The front entrance to Silence at 46 Essex St. in Guelph. File photo by

In honour of not-for-profit venues and the artists who grace them, Silence is set to host the Keep Hope Alive Festival this Thursday through Sunday.

The event, to be held at the Essex Street facility, will consist of nine shows spread over the four days, featuring 32 artists from multiple genres.

Among the attractions will be the North American premiere of A Bright Nowhere: Journeying into Improvisation about famed improviser Eddie Prévost, to screen Friday afternoon, as well as a musical celebration of the life of Silence board member Alan Armstrong, who died in 2019, on Friday evening.

In conjunction with the festival, Silence is also launching a fundraising campaign which asks community members to “Take and Vow of Silence” by committing to a $10 monthly donation through Canada Helps.

For more information about the Home Alive Festival, including ticket information, click here.



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