Toronto Pursuits

THE INSTALLMENT PLAN – Twice Shy, by Seamus Heaney

 Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney Her scarf a la Bardot, In suede flats for the walk, She came with me one evening For air and friendly talk. We crossed the quiet river, Took the embankment walk. Traffic holding its breath, Sky a tense diaphragm: Dusk hung like a backcloth That […]

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VIDEO – First foray from a somewhat nervous Andrew Smith

VIDEO – First foray from a somewhat nervous Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is retired from a career in financial services. He had never studied literature or been in a book club when he first showed up at Toronto Pursuits in July 2007. He has become a regular. From his home in Toronto, Andrew reflects on why he decided to give it a […]

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Robin Roger sends her brain to bootcamp.

Robin Roger sends her brain to bootcamp.

    I’M SENDING MY BRAIN TO BOOTCAMPby Robin Roger Published in the Globe and Mail, February 15, 2011 A few years ago, I read The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge and embraced the neuroplastician’s credo: Use it or lose it. Since then I have devoted myself to a […]

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VIDEO – Classical Pursuits and the Pleasure Principle

Lynda Clark is a native Torontonian, a retired arts administrator, serious chorister, even more serious gardener, and curious about most things. Listen to why she has become a “repeat Classical Pursuits offender.” CLASSICAL PURSUITS – the pleasure principle

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Did you know Virginia Woolf was a knitter?

I was sent this article by my assistant, Eva Elo, who, like Virginia Woolf, is a knitter. It comes from an online knitting magazine, Knitting Daily. I pass it along to all those who are knitters and/or fans of Virginia Woolf. It now seems natural that Woolf, who was always […]

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FREE Soulpepper Theatre offer expires Dec. 31, 2010

FREE Soulpepper Theatre offer expires Dec. 31, 2010

Love good theatre? A complimentary premium ticket to either Tennesee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie or a dramatic adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata is yours when you register for Toronto Pursuits before the end of this calendar year.* The Soulpepper Theatre evening will take place at the Young Centre for the […]

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The Play’s the Thing – Get your free ticket to a Soulpepper production.

The Play’s the Thing – Get your free ticket to a Soulpepper production.

As a nudge to encourage you to to register before year’s end for our flagship Toronto Pursuits this July, we are offering a complimentary ticket for the evening of Tuesday, July 18, 2011 to either of the following productions. The Glass Menagerie The first great “memory play,” Tennessee Williams’ earliest […]

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Stratford Shakespeare Extravaganza – July 15-17, 2011

As an optional prelude to Toronto Pursuits, July 17-22, we are offering a Stratford Shakespeare Extravaganza at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to take place  from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17. We have only a limited number of coveted spots, so you will have to act now to snag one. Cathy Wilkes […]

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