Lantern festival bringing “the latin spark” to Sherbrooke this fall

By Gordon Lambie
Lantern festival bringing “the latin  spark” to Sherbrooke this fall
Artist Patricia Patino, with TPL Executive and co-artistic director Kristelle Holliday, Sherbrooke's Deputy Mayor Danielle Berthold, TPL Artistic Director Angele Seguin, and fellow artist Alberto Quero at Monday's launch of the Rivers of Light lantern festival (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

The Théâtre des Petites Lanternes’ annual “Rivers of Light” festival is returning this fall with a little latin flair. Following the theatre company’s successful partnership with the Accès Asie festival in 2018, this year’s festival is taking place in collaboration with the LatinArte Festival and a group of local Latino-Quebecois artists to combine the established tradition of a local lantern festival with the culture and creativity of Latin America. As a part of the new partnership the festival, which takes place this year from September 23 to the 29, will include a number of workshops and activated that highlight latino-quebecois culture including a round-table discussion, a screening of the film Jericó by Colombian filmmaker Catalina Mesa, and a poetry reading by local latino-quebecois poets. See full story in the Tuesday, Sept. 10 edition of The Record.

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