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Artword Artbar was a cabaret-style venue at 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton, close to James Street North, run by Ron Weihs and Judith Sandiford. It had live music, theatre and dance performances four nights a week (or more). We offered simple … Continue reading
Here’s 2019 at Artword Artbar in review. Thanks to all the wonderful performers and audiences. The performers represented in this video are not, by any means, all! There were nights when I was just too busy to take photos.
Announced September 4, 2019: News (Big News!): We’ve sold Artword Artbar. Our lovely place on Colbourne Street. This fall will be our last! And it will be a blast! So don’t be downcast. Don’t look aghast. Just get here real … Continue reading
Artword Artbar at 15 Colbourne is closed from Nov 18 to Dec 4, 2019, while we clear out the restaurant equipment and our theatre gear. The new owners of the building take possession on December 5, 2019. Is there Artword … Continue reading
Sunday, August 25 to Wednesday September 11, 2019: CLOSED Fall programming starts up Thursday September 12, 2019
Private event on Wednesday April 24, not open to the public.
From Dec 16, 2018 to Feb 6, 2019, Artword Artbar will be closed. Programming resumes from Thurs February 7, 2019. Watch the website for programming updates for February and March 2019.
Steel City Jazz Festival, 2018. Wednesday October 24, 8:00 pm. Smordin Law Artist-in-Residence Series – Heather Bambrick Quartet. Join vocalist Heather Bambrick (JUNO / ECMA Nominee) and her all-star quartet (Adrean Farrugia, Ross MacIntyre, and Colleen Allen) for this show … Continue reading
Wednesday October 10, 2018, 8 pm, $10/pwyc. Our friends Water Bear (songwriters Tom Dusome & Alex T.) are back. “We write songs about resistance, resilience, and home.” https://waterbear.bandcamp.com Plus a guest set by The Do-Gooders: Dan Murray guitar/vocals, Stu Gritter … Continue reading
Closed from Monday July 30 until Tuesday September 11, 2018. Programming starts up on Wednesday September 12, 2018.
Tuesday March 27, 2018, 7 to 10 pm. The Annual General Meeting of the Hamilton Fringe Festival.
Closed Dec 17, 2017 to Feb 2, 2018. First show Sat Feb 3. February events are now posted. For inquiries, email: artword @artword.net
Review by Doreen Nicoll on rabble.ca ‘Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy’ should be touring the country Doreen Nicoll, July 30, 2017 http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/change-gonna-come/2017/07/langston-hughes-vs-joe-mccarthy-should-be-touring-country There’s no doubt about it, history is cyclical. Those well versed in history see the proverbial writing on … Continue reading
“A fine play, well staged, with a powerful message” review by Brian Morton, Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy
REVIEW: ‘LANGSTON HUGHES VS. JOE MCCARTHY’ at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival https://artsallydotcom.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/review-langston-hughes-vs-joe-mccarthy-at-the-2017-hamilton-fringe-festival/ Ron Weihs’ play, ‘Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy,’ now gets a full production as part of the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival. This two man play digs deeply into a very … Continue reading
“…a truly enchanting hour showcasing some of Hughes’ moving, political, and still frighteningly relevant poetry.” 2017 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL MINI REVIEW FROM CENTRE STAGE WITH LYLA MIKLOS ON 101.5 FM THE HAWK This Fringe show was a real gem and … Continue reading
“top-notch actors and a unique, artful structure” Jul 24, 2017, by Lori Littleton, Hamilton Spectator Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. — July 25-27 at 9 p.m., and July 28-29 at 8:30 p.m. Writer/ director Ronald … Continue reading
Artword Artbar is taking a break. Last day of programming in 2016 is Sunday December 11, for our final matinee of our hit play Scroogissimo. First day of programming in 2017 is Friday January 27, for a big fundraiser for … Continue reading
November 1 to 13, 2016. BACK for a 2-week run at Artword Artbar, in time for you-know-which election week! Tues-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $25.00, or 2-show deal ($18 each) Book online MacBush, the Musical, by David L. Dawson and … Continue reading
Friday, September 30, 2016. Closed. No event.
Artword Artbar is closed from July 24 to Sept 8, 2016. Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre Review of MacBush the Musical by Allison M. Jones, View Magazine, May 5-11, 2016 Hamilton’s Artword Artbar is a small place with a lot of heart. Its theatre ensemble has taken on the ambitious MacBush the Musical, a “mash … Continue reading
Week One (Oct 21 to 25) of the 2015 Steel City Jazz Festival is at Artword Artbar. Week Two (Oct 29 to Nov 1) is at The Pearl Company. The artist-in-residence for this year’s festival is jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia. … Continue reading
Peter Malysewich: “…the premier performance of this year’s Fringe.” The performance was totally awesome. As a Learie fan, I came prepared to enjoy it and was rewarded with even more than I expected. Held my attention from right from the … Continue reading
April 1 to 9, no events at Artword Artbar. Back for Art Crawl, Friday April 10, 2015
Saturday February 28, 2015, at 8 pm, $10 (call 905-543-8512 to reserve). The Allen Family Reunion is a five-piece bluegrass and folk band from London, Ontario. The original Allen Family Reunion, four members of the Allen family, brought their bluegrass … Continue reading
We will be closed Thursday February 26, Wednesday March 4 and Thurs March 5, 2015
See posts below for events starting up from January 28 onwards.
No event programming at Artword Artbar until Jan-Feb 2015. However, we are easy to reach. To get in touch, please email us: email@example.com or phone 905-543-8512. Thanks, Judith and Ron.
Video by Adam Carter from his footage of our 2013 production, to the tune of “Eh Cumpari”. Performed by Charly Chiarelli, Pamela Gardner, Paula Grove, Valeri Kay, Gordon Odegaard, Jeremy Shand. An Artword Theatre Production directed by Ronald Weihs, script … Continue reading
Artword Artbar has been nominated for two Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Awards: Live Jazz Club and Live Music Bar/Lounge. If you think we are deserving, then vote. You can only vote once in each category. To vote, go on the … Continue reading
TRUMPET ROMANCE: A WILD JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF MUSIC Review by Channah Cohen in View http://www.viewmag.com/42847-Hamilton+Fringe+Festival+2014+Reviews.htm In Trumpet Romance, currently playing at Artword Theatre, Stuart Laughton, trumpet player and musician extraordinaire, takes his audience on what he affectionately calls “a … Continue reading
CBC article on Bicycle Opera at Artword Artbar on July 15, 2014: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/bicycle-opera-project-gears-up-with-expanded-tour-1.2711414
no events scheduled for Saturday June 28 and Wednesday July 2, 2014
Saturday May 17 and Wednesday May 21, 2014, closed for private functions.
Wednesday May 14, 2014, at 8 pm, $10. Two wonderful bands, playing wacky and lovely music. The Bombadils, a band of four inspired by Irish, bluegrass and folk sources, on tour from Montreal, AND on tour from Halifax, Kate & … Continue reading
Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 7:30 pm, no cover, admission by donation. “Hamilton Speaks Up“, a literary and musical Open Mic, presented by the newly formed Hamilton Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. Writers and musicians, of all genres, are … Continue reading
Saturday March 22 at 8 pm, $15. Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley present Hot Blues – a show that combines classic and original blues with a vintage flavour. Featuring Diana’s internationally renowned vocals, and Chris’ award-winning skill on guitar, trumpet … Continue reading
NEWS Saturday February 1, 2014, 8 pm. The concert previously scheduled has been cancelled. Ron and Judith will open up for music, conversation and theatre news, from 8 pm to 11. Drop in and say hello.
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Back on tap! Six taps = six craft beers. They were a big hit at Supercrawl, so we’ve stocked up. By colour from dark to light: winter seasonal (hint of chocolate and raspberry), the “Dark Side of Artword Artbar”, Lakefield … Continue reading
Wednesday November 27 at 8 pm. Free admission. RAPS presents “An evening of Mexican cinema from the golden era”, a screening of Los olvidados (The forgotten ones), México, 1950, directed by Luis Buñuel’s (known in the US as “The Young … Continue reading
Sunday June 23 from 11 am to 4 pm. “Open Mic for Open Streets” hosted by Ron the Fiddler. It’s the Open Streets Festival again (walk, ride, roll all day from 10 am to 5 pm up and down James … Continue reading
Wednesday April 17, from 6 pm to 9 pm approx (doors open at 5:30 pm). Conserver Society of Hamilton Annual General Meeting. www.conserversociety.ca
OPEN MIC, on two Wednesdays in March: Bring your songs and your instrument. We have a piano! Wednesday March 13, and Wednesday March 20, at 8 pm. Free.
SNOW STORM. We will be open, but the Cat Bernardi Quartet won’t be able to get here. They will be back another time. James North Art Crawl, Friday February 8, 2013, from 8 pm, tip jar. The Cat Bernardi Quartet, … Continue reading
Artword Theatre is back in action, with a four-show season of original plays with music, two new and two favourites remounted. For more information call Ron and Judith at 905-543-8512. We’re presenting these at: The Lyric Theatre, at 434 King … Continue reading
We’re closed from Saturday December 15, 2012 at 6 pm (after the GritLIT booksale and friends of Cuba social). No evening event. We’re back for January Art Crawl, Friday January 11 at 6 pm. To reach us, email email@example.com
Artword Theatre presents its second play of the 2012-13 season, James Street. a mad musical dash through the history of Hamilton. It runs Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, November 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8 , at the Lyric Theatre, … Continue reading
“Private Riley”, a song written by Mark McNeil that will be sung in our play “James Street”, is part of the 150 commemoration of the RHLIs. See the special section of the Hamilton Spectator Nov 8, 2012
Wednesday September 26, CLOSED due to “RoboCop” filming on Colbourne Street right in front of Artword Artbar.
August 1 to 31 and Sept 1 to 5, 2012, Artword Artbar will be closed while we revitalize and do the fall programming. Lots coming up this fall, starting September 6, 2012
From July 19 to 29, 2012, it’s Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival time. Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, is the Fringe Clubhouse, open daily during the Festival from about 5 pm weekdays, noon on weekends until late (midnight, 1:00 am). Meet-up … Continue reading
Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7. Closed for Easter break.
Under the Influence of Dub from Luke Banville on Vimeo. Klyde Broox is an award winning dub poet and author. This short documentary highlights his migration from Jamaica to Canada. Directed/Edited: Luke Banville; Director of Photography: Jake Levinsky; Sound Design/Music: … Continue reading
Artword Artbar is closed for a break from Sunday Dec 18, 2011 to Thurs January 12, 2012. We will re-open Friday January 13 at 6 pm for the James North Art Crawl. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a little video (Flash) montage of Artword Artbar’s first year. Most photos were taken by Ronald Weihs, your host and bartender, with several by Carlos Cruz, Katherine Freitas and Christopher Fink.
Artword Artbar will be closed on Tuesdays in the summer from Jul 27 to Aug 31. Back open on Tuesdays at noon Sept 7, 2010. We have no events booked on Sundays in August, so we will be closed all … Continue reading
“Arts Hamilton’s Artshare at Artword Artbar” is a weekly performance/networking event held every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Meet and mix with area artists in all disciplines and enjoy musicians, poets, writers, actors, and … Continue reading
We have a plan for our initial Artword Artbar hours, starting September 16: Wed to Sat: noon to midnight Perfomance (concert format): usually 8 pm start (music most nights) Every Art Crawl (second Friday of month) post-crawl performances at 10 pm. … Continue reading
We’re still working on behing-the-scenes stuff. Ron is programming an old-fashioned cash register (painfully labourious). I’m programming exhibitions in the gallery (way more fun than the cash register). And fixing this and that… We were closed over the weekend of Aug 28 … Continue reading
Drop by on the James North Arts Crawl Aug 14. We’ll be open to show you around. Not our official opening yet, since there are still a few things to be finished. There will be music — jazz guitar with Seppo … Continue reading
We’ve been cleaning and painting and solving all the little things you have to do in a new place. Everything is moving along well.
Bryce Kanbara, of youme gallery, is organizating a street event August 5 in front of the galleries along James Street North. Here is his note: “I€™d like your permission to make chalk outlines of people on the sidewalks around your … Continue reading
As of Friday August 21: – Ron made his first espresso; – we had the Artword baby grand piano moved from Toronto; – Ross Johnson tuned the piano on Wednesday and it’s ready to go; – the liquor licence arrived; – Bruce MacArthur made eight … Continue reading
As of July 31, 2009, the folks at Artword Theatre will be owners of a neighbourhood bar at 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton. Watch this site for news and updates.