Wakefield Does Wakefield

Hats off to organizers Brian Sanderson and Luther Wright for a fantastic concert yesterday at Fairbairn: Wakefield Does Wakefield! Theatre Wakefield approached them during COVID to see if they wanted to collaborate on a project -- TW was eligible to apply for emergency funding that would put money into artists' pockets because we already receive support through a Canadian Heritage festival program for the TaDa! Festival.

We secured the funding (including some from the Municipality of LaPeche) but then they ran with it, producing a gorgeous CD, a film (still to be released), and yesterday's enchanting concert. Their project couldn't be closer to matching TW's mandate of creating work "for the community, by the community" and we were thrilled to be associated with these two brilliant community organizers and, of course, equally talented musicians. Congratulations to all those musicians involved, what a lovely day it was!