Hannah Foulger


  • Pandemic and performance

    COVID-19 and social distancing have seen the cancellation of concerts, fundraisers, socials and theatre productions on a mass scale. This has left many independent theatre artists out of work, and the specifics of the Emergency Support Benefit, which will be available to independent contractors, are yet to be determined.

  • CRITIPEG: Gothic Canadian tale is pleasurably bleak

    “I sat on the edge of the bed, the letter loose in my hand and stared at the space before me. ‘What is this space where I have decided to live,’ I wondered. ‘What stories hidden here?’”

  • Something brewing in Wolseley

    Local brewery Wolseley Kombucha opened their storefront at 749 Wall St. on Jan. 1, joining Prism Kombucha as the only commercial kombucha breweries in town. Kombucha is a fermented drink touted for its many health benefits and made from caffeinated tea with the help of a SCOBY, which is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.

  • Broadening the scope

    The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS)  launched their new magazine, Prairie History, on March 6, replacing the 40-year-old Manitoba History.

  • CRITIPEG: Clemency

    Clemency is the second feature from writer/ director Chinonye Chukwu. 

  • Making arts funding accessible

    Last year, the Canada Council for the Arts (Canada Council) and Manitoba Arts Council implemented huge changes in their funding programs. Both launched new initiatives for Indigenous arts funding, online application systems and supports for grant applications.

  • Creating art in churches

    Churches form a significant part of the arts venues available in Winnipeg, which may come as a surprise to some. 

  • Singles mingling with singles

    In the age of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, an offline dating service may seem like an antiquated concept, but singles like Karen O’Reilly say internet dating lacks the facetime many folks feel they need to make a connection.

  • Theatrical shift

    The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (RMTC) launched its season programmed by new artistic director Kelly Thornton. There is a clear shift in direction from previous seasons, highlighting stories from and about women and BIPOC.

  • ‘Unique and irreplaceable’

    Writer Carolyn Gray took the reins as editor of literary journal Prairie Fire at the end of 2019, taking over from the legendary Andris Taskans, who died on Sept. 27, 2019. Taskans, whose parents were post-war Latvian immigrants, was a born-and-raised Winnipegger who “became, at some point, Mr. Winnipeg,” his wife, Katherine Bitney, says.

  • Going Commando

    Commando is back! The wacky Winnipeg Fringe Festival hit from the mind of comedian Cory Falvo is returning to the the Gas Station Arts Centre on Feb. 22.

  • Reframing austerity

    Pallister’s healthcare cuts are killing us. This isn’t a metaphor. This is an emergency.

  • Laughs with friends

    After all the Valentine's Day chocolates have gone on sale, Wee Johnny’s will host a special open mic celebrating friends. Comedian Angie St. Mars hosts a monthly storytelling comedy event at Wee Johnny’s on the last Saturday of every month.

  • Merging mindsets

    The digital and creative arts are merging.

  • Arts and sharps

    Community organizations are coming together to make needle disposal beautiful. 

  • Unsettling happiness

    Michelle Place’s The Unsettling Happy Project opened at the Cr8ery gallery (125 Adelaide St.) on Friday, Jan. 25. The exhibit features an array of paintings, from landscapes to abstracts to portraits, all on the spectrum of light to dark in tone and theme.

  • Good vibes at the Good Lands Cafe

    The café’s name and atmosphere is inspired by a dear family member. “My grandmother loved to garden. She had an awesome garden. I wanted something to remember my grandmother but also something positive,” Hozaima says. 

  • CRITIPEG: Delivering chills

    If you’re looking for an accessible ghostly read, Haunted Manitoba by Matthew Komus delivers. 

  • This master cannot truly be followed

    William Shakespeare is the final focus of the Master Playwright Festival.

  • Glassically beautiful

    Prairie Studio Glass glitters on the corner of Sargent Avenue and Sherbrook Street in the West End.

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