Spring 2018 Course

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April 5, 2018

Growing a Culture: An Artistic History of Ottawa 

by Perley Health Lifelong Learning


Price: $150 (incl. parking)



Instructor: Phil Jenkins
Class Size: Up to 50 participants 

This lecture explores the history of four of the arts in Ottawa – music, visual art, writing and architecture – during six time periods between 1850 to 2012. Participants will have the chance to discover and discuss the work of major poets, novelists, painters, sculptors, photographers, composers, singers and architects. The majority of the artists are English, but major French artists will also be introduced. Each lecture is illuminated with slides, videos, live readings and live songs performed by your instructor.

Phil Jenkins is a teacher, bestselling writer and performing musician. He returned to Ottawa from Liverpool in 1978 with an Honours degree in Environmental Sciences and a Middle Years Teaching Certificate. Since 1991, the Ottawa Citizen has published over 800 of his columns on the story of Ottawa. Phil has also published four national bestsellers: Fields of Vision; An Acre of Time; River Song; Beneath My Feet. He teaches classes on writing and Ottawa’s history.

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Lecture One Lecture TwoLecture Three Lecture FourLecture FiveLecture Six

Date and Time

Duration: 6 weeks
Day & Time: Thursdays, 1pm – 3pm
Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10


Room: Lupton Hall
The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6

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