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Largest Esther's Family gathering in London at the Rec Room
Esther's Family will perform at the Rec Room London Masonville on Nov. 9 with Basset, Willem James Cowan, and Secret Broadcast on Nov. 9. Read more

London Laughs Presents: The Rule of Three to "improv" the London comedy scene
Three branches of hilarity are coming together for the first time in the history of London's comedy scene. Read more

<em>Rock the Rink</em> brings rock and ice dance together in perfect harmony
Get ready for sensory overload-Rock the Rink is coming to Budweiser Gardens this Wednesday Oct. 30. Read more

Country singer Jessica Mitchell returns to hometown
A country singer-songwriter who grew up in London, Ont. is looking forward to returning to her hometown to close off her tour. Read more

TEDxYouth@WonderlandRd eager to engage London's youth
A TEDx event organized by Western University students is looking forward to sharing stories of inspiration to youth in the Forest City. Read more

Southwestern Ontario stories shared on screen
The 2019 Forest City Film Festival (FCFF) will run from Oct. 23-27. It will feature over 60 films, a Youth Film Festival, Industry Sessions. Read more

Walk commemorates young girl's life, 50 years after death
Fifty years after she was abducted and murdered, a young girl's life continues to be commemorated with the annual Oct. 4 Walk for Jackie English. Read more

Country Music Awards return to London for a third year
The CMAOntario (Country Music Association of Ontario) Awards will be back in London for a hat-trick from May 29 to 31, 2020. Read more

Party for Humanity building a stronger community
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario wants Londoners to rock out for a good cause. Read more

Model railroad group open to new members
The London Model Railroad Group (LMRG) has embarked on a new journey. The group recently moved into a new south London location. Read more

Canada Life Championship to honour the best in golf and support Childcan
A press conference held at the Highland Golf Country Club on Aug. 29 announced the Canada Life Championship's return to the Forest City. Read more

Interrobang at Forest City ComiCon
Interrobang reporter Emma Fairgrieve spoke to artists, fans, droids and one particularly evil individual at the 2019 Forest City ComiCon, which was held at Centennial Hall on June 1. Read more

Fringe Festival brings art, dance to London for 20th year
The London Fringe Festival runs until June 8. The festival will include theatre, visual arts, dance, music and whatever may lie in between. Read more

Summertime means con season in London
Have a fun time, while being in an air-conditioned building, while visiting one of the many conventions happening in London this summer. Read more

Laid-back summer activities and events in London
From movie theatres to concert venues, a look at places to spend a laid-back night this summer in London. Read more

London's Summer Festivals
During the summer, the community of London thrives through events that celebrate the individuality of its residents. Read more

GOT GAME brings 3X3 tourney back to London
Both GOT GAME Sports and Hoop Fest Canada are London-based organizations that have been influenced by the history of this city and its relationship to basketball. Read more

Fanshawe prepares for another year of Pride London Festival
It may be over a month away, but Fanshawe College is already gearing up to show its support for its LGBT2Q+ community during the annual Pride London Festival, taking place July 18 to 28. Read more

Poutine Feast
Interrobang was on hand to speak with organizers, vendors and patrons at the recent Poutine Feast in Victoria Park. Read more

Rock climbing: The right 'tude
Junction Climbing Centre will be hosting the Ontario Climbing Federation's Youth Climbing Competition on April 6 and 7. Read more

First ever tea and kombucha festival coming to London
The first annual London Tea and Kombucha Festival is coming to the city next weekend. This event aims to bring together the tea-loving community in southwestern Ontario and surrounding areas. Read more

Juno week festivities promise to keep Londoners entertained
London is set to host the 48th annual Juno Awards, along with a number of other events leading up to the big night. Read more

Fanshawe's ties to Juno week
The countdown is over and Juno week is finally about to break out full force across London Ont. Read more

Fanshawe to hold "Fanshawe Live" street festival in anticipation of the Juno Awards
Fanshawe College, in collaboration with Dundas Place, the Fanshawe Alumni Team, Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and the Juno Awards, will host Fanshawe Live: Dundas Place. Read more

Grand Theatre to show North American stage premiere of <em>Room</em>
A North American stage adaptation of London-based writer Emma Donoghue's bestselling 2010 novel, Room, will premiere at the Grand Theatre in March 2020. Read more

Cocktail Show makes its way back to London
The London Cocktail Show, presented by Fresh Radio 103.1 is making its second arrival at Budweiser Gardens on March 23. Read more

Ed the (politically incorrect) Sock coming to London
Ed the Sock is coming to Rum Runners on Feb. 16. The venue is the first stop on his War on Stupid Ontario tour. Read more

Aaron Pritchett: Back in London and ready for a good time
It's only the second month of 2019 and Canadian country-rock singer/songwriter Aaron Pritchett is already off to a busy start. Read more

A magical moment at Budweiser Gardens
Witches, Wizards, muggles and more crowded into Budweiser Gardens to take in the magical, wizarding and musical world of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of SecretsRead more

Five ways to get involved in the London Community this semester
Getting involved in London can be a way to try new things, learn new skills, and meet people outside the walls of school. Read more

London Heritage Council to hold seventh annual Heritage Fair
In anticipation for the upcoming 2019 JUNO Awards hosted in London, the theme of the seventh annual London Heritage Fair will be Oldies but Goodies: London's Music Heritage. Read more

The Marrow Thieves inspires community activities for One Book One London
This winter, the London Public Library hosts its third annual One Book One London program, which will be featuring The Marrow Thieves. Read more

Review: London Comic Con
London Comic Con presented by Start.ca at the Western Fair District's Metroland Media Argiplex took place on Oct. 26 to 28. Read more

VegFest is back in London
VegFest London is holding its fifth annual vegan festival. This one day event is happening on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Western Fair Agriplex. Read more

Collections presents a Halloween party for the community
East Edge Press Works brings out Collections: A Gathering Place Unlike Any Other to it's building at 790 Dundas St., in London. Read more

London brewing company hosts craft beer festival to celebrate local beers
London Brewing Company is hosting the first year of the Truly Local Craft Beer Festival on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Read more

Forest City Film Festival continues to grow
After two years of building a solid foundation, 2018 promises to be an 'establishing' year for the Forest City Film Festival, according to executive director and founder Dorothy Downing. Read more

London Comic Con is coming to town
With much anticipation for the 5th annual London Comic Con running Oct. 26 to 28, officials of the event are preparing for their biggest year. Read more

Forest City Comicon is geekier than ever
Attention geeks: the Forest City Comicon is taking place this weekend on Saturday Sept. 22 at the London Convention Centre. Read more

PGA returns to London
The Freedom 55 Financial Championship is returning to London for its sixth consecutive year, but for the first time ever local golfers will have the chance to win their own major prize. Read more

TD Sunfest 2018
Interrobang stopped by TD Sunfest Canada in Victoria Park to file this report. The festival, which features music, dance, food and art from around the world runs through July 8th. Read more

Behind the scenes of the amazing ice acrobatic show, Crystal
Cirque du Soleil's Crystal made its way to London for the first time and the Interrobang got a behind the scenes look of the production that was performed at Budweiser Gardens this past weekend. Read more

Country Music Association of Ontario Award Show
The province's top country performers were honoured on June 3 in London when the city hosted the Country Music Association of Ontario awards. Read more

London's Fringe Festival is back again for its 19th year
London will be hosting its annual Fringe Festival for its 19th year starting on May 29 to June 9. Read more

Food festivals all summer long
There is no shortage of opportunities to get stuffed this season with a variety of food festivals in the Forest City. Read more

Six music festivals you don't want to miss this summer
Do not miss out on some of the biggest music festivals in London and the surrounding area this summer. This checklist is a guide to where you can find live music from a variety of genres to make the most of your summer. Read more

London welcomes back CMAOntario Festival and Awards
London is set to be home for a number of country music musicians, their teams and more as the city hostís the Canadian Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) Festival and Awards on June 1 to 3. Read more

Share some laughs with the London community at the Bad Art Festival II
On April 28, Brown and Dickson Booksellers and LondonFuse are hosting an event that will showcase an array of bad art and questionable live performances submitted by the local community. The event will take place at the LondonFuse headquarters at 24 Bathurst St. Read more

MIXTAPE: 2018 Fanshawe Fine Arts students exhibition
Interrobang was on hand for MIXTAPE, the final exhibit for graduating Fanshawe Fine Arts students at The ARTS Project, which also included the announcement of a $250,000 contribution which will benefit students over the next 10 years. Read more

London's Music Industry excitedly prepares for the Jack Richardson London Music Awards
London's community is hard at work preparing for one of the highlights of the city's music industry each year, the annual Jack Richardson London Music Awards (JRLMA). Read more

Graduating fine art students showcase an array of artworks at MIXTAPE exhibit
Graduating fine art students are celebrating their journey through the three year program with a final exhibit at the ARTS Project gallery. Read more

Spring street hockey tournament comes back to downtown London
Continuing a 15-year tradition, GOT GAME Sports will be reviving the annual street hockey tournament here in London after the original organizers announced at the beginning of this year that the tournament would not be running in 2018. Read more

Three things to do in London during spring
Spring break and reading week has just wrapped up for (most) schools. London has so much to offer to all different types of people. From indoor to outdoor activities the possibilities are endless. Read more

CAISA fashion show Innova breaks own fundraising record
A buzz filled Centennial Hall Friday night as 1,300 audience members waited in anticipation for models to take the stage - treating everyone to a show no one will soon forget. Read more

Event planning students to host International Women's Day event
On March 8, three Fanshawe event planning students will be hosting an International Women's Day event at Bertoldi's Trattoria starting at 6 p.m. The event, titled 'The Future is Female', will feature an evening of appetizers, drinks and a talk from guest speaker Dr. Carlen Costa. Read more

The Juno Awards coming to London brings excitement to Fanshawe's MIA program
Many in the London community were excited to hear the announcement that in March of 2019 the 48th annual Juno awards, along with all the Juno week festivities will be hosted here in London. Read more

Harry Potter in Concert: A night of witchcraft, wizardry and magical music
Wizards, witches, warlocks and muggles gathered at Budweiser Gardens on Jan. 20 to rejoice in the magical musical side of the Harry Potter franchise during Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone In Concert. Read more

The directive team behind Share the Land
Second year Music Industry Arts (MIA) students Jenna Bjornson and Alex Emrich are a part of the entirely student run creative team for the annual Share the Land (STL) charity concert. Read more

London hosts its first Music Career Day
Many students believe that it is difficult to pursue a career in music as they think there are not very many job opportunities. Read more

VegFest London to take place this Saturday
The general public will have the opportunity to learn more about vegan-friendly organizations and listen to guest speakers at this year's VegFest London. Read more

London lights the town purple for a cause
The London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) kicked off their eighth annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign at Victoria Park on Nov.1. Read more

Festivals to enjoy this summer
Fanshawe students will be able to enjoy a variety of festivals during this summer. There will be a large array of entertainment during the festivities including music, dance, crafts, a rodeo and much more! Read more

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Finding the best summer resolution for you
The summer is truly the best time to start something new. People make New Year's resolutions, wanting to start off the year with a positive change. All of the holidays occurring during that time can make changes stressful. Read more

World Class figure skaters treat London crowd
Stars on Ice made its way to Budweiser Gardens with a number of talented skaters on May 7. The skating tour, which has various groups travelling across Canada, the United States and Japan feature a number of current and retired competitive skaters. Read more

Fashion Rewind: Celebrating 50 years of fashion
Fanshawe fashion merchandising (marketing and management) students, unveiled a number of creative creations during their end of year show, Fashion Rewind at London Music Hall on March 29. The event was run by the second year fashion merchandising students while first year students made the garments featured on the runway. Read more

Rope for Hope: Rappelling to grant wishes
For Londoners, Rope for Hope may only be one thing, and that is to experience the thrill of a lifetime as they rappel from London City Centre; one of the tallest landmarks in London, but more importantly they rappel for a cause. Read more

Fanshawe alumnus performing at Rosewood Room
Music Industry Arts (MIA) graduate Patrick Maloney is performing Feb. 25 at the Rosewood Room, along with Taylor Holden and Cat Clyde. Originally from Greely, Ont., a small town outside of Ottawa, Maloney's music journey began while listening to his dad's vinyl records, playing some formal and classical music, then venturing to a drum kit when he was 12. Read more

USS rocks London Concert Theatre
If you aren't familiar with Ubiquitous Synergy Seekers (USS), that should change right now. Ashley Buchholz and Jason Parsons brought a night full of frantic energy to London Concert Theatre on Jan. 26. Read more

Film festival taps into power of smartphones
The Western Smartphone Film Festival is gearing up for their screening of student-shot short films on Feb. 4. The festival, now in its second year, sets itself apart by its content: every film is shot entirely with a phone camera. Read more

London Wine and Food Show gets a taste of what Fanshawe has to offer
The 12th Annual London Wine and Food Show's guests tried Tom Collins cocktails, ricotta gnocchi and double chocolate stout sticky toffee pudding prepared by Fanshawe's School of Tourism and Hospitality faculty and chefs. Read more

Virtual reality expands knowledge of Iroquois longhouse
Londoners can now experience an Iroquois longhouse via virtual reality at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology (MOA). On Jan. 12, the exhibit opened to the public. Read more

Trudeau draws large crowd in London
In an attempt to have an intimate conversation with Londoners, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought his town hall tour to Western University on Jan. 13. Read more

Fanshawe concert supports United Way
Fanshawe staff and students are getting set to host one of the final projects for this past year's United Way campaign. The Memphis Jam headline Aeolian Hall on Jan. 14. Fanshawe MIA band Head and Tail, as well as DJ Styles will also be in attendance. Read more

Energy abounds as Dan + Shay roll through London Music Hall
There's just something about young country artists that make people want to scream and on Dec. 10, that was no exception. Country duo Dan + Shay put on a show that kept the crowd on their feet throughout their entire set at the London Music Hall. Read more

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Theory of a Deadman rocks acoustic show at London Music Hall
The strength of Theory of a Deadman lies in their nostalgia. For an hour and a half Nov. 21 at the London Music Hall, Interrobang was brought back to the good ol' days. It was an interesting choice for the Canadian rock band to play a set with only acoustic instruments, but for the most part, it worked. Read more

The Treble rocked Rum Runners stage
Canadian alternative rock band The Treble, made their second trip to London well worth the wait, as they performed an impressive set on Nov. 18 at Rum Runners. Read more

Budgeting doesn't mean you have to be anti-social
No money, no problem; the Forest City has plenty of fun opportunities and activities available to the public for either extremely affordable pricing or better yet, absolutely free. Read more

Forest City Film Festival showcasing 27 films with ties to Southwestern Ontario
The Forest City Film Festival, which is in its first year, showcases films connected to Southwestern Ontario. There will be 21 official selections in the competition. Read more

Back to the future
Students in Fanshawe's fashion merchandising and marketing program are set to bring you to the future with their upcoming Galactic Gala fashion show on Nov. 17. Read more

London shining the light on the abuse of women
Purple, a colour representing power, courage and survival. Londoners, brace yourselves as the city is about to get a whole lot more powerful in the next month. Read more

Kip left the crowd wanting Moore
Country rock singer-songwriter Kip Moore performed to a sold out show at the London Music Hall on Oct.14 for his Me and My Kind Tour. With an impressive list of roughly 20 songs, Moore kept the crowd on their feet and raising their drinks. Read more

Harvest Dinner set to raise funds for London's impoverished
This is the second year for the Harvest Dinner, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. and features ingredients grown within 100 miles of the London area. Read more

Roller derby reigns as one of the few full-contact sports for women
The Forest City Derby Girls, London's official roller derby league, started off this year's season with more than a few bangs. Read more

Forest City Derby Girls grease their wheels for the start of a new season
The Forest City Derby Girls are fully charged to open a new season on their home track at the Western Fair Canada Building Oct. 1. Read more

A haunting we will go
The Fanshawe Pioneer Village has new plans for Halloween; instead of the Haunted Hayride, there will be the Midnight Village. Read more

Music lovers rejoice: Sofar Sounds comes to London
A new arts organization is bringing the magic back to live music. Sofar Sounds held two intimate London concerts in the month of September and is already preparing for a concert on Oct. 20. Read more

Fabulous Fall Festival Festivities
Now without the scorching 30-degree temperatures that Ontario has been forced to endure, attending outdoor festivals can finally be enjoyable again, and it all begins with the changing of the leaves.  Read more

A busy day of interaction for fans and musicians on day three of Canadian Country Music Week
The third day of Canada Country Music Week kicked off with fanfest, which was a free event that featured a number of musicians performing some of their hits, and a then a meet and greet session for fans to line up and meet their favourite musicians. Read more

Canadian country music legends and newcomers collaborate for a family reunion
The second day of the Country Music Week festivities, in preparation for the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards on Sunday included many more opportunities for musicians and fans to get to know one another. Read more

Country Music Week kicks off in London with rave reviews
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards celebrates its 40th anniversary and is being held in London for the first time ever. Read more

NHL glides its way back to London
NHL will return to London with a preseason exhibition game between the Florida Panthers and the Dallas Stars on Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens. Read more

Knights win the Memorial Cup second time in team's history
The London Knights brought home the Memorial Cup to expectant fans in Victoria Park on May 30. Read more

Festivals of the Summer
Pride London, Ribfest, Rock The Park, and more. It is going to be a festive summer in the Forest City. Read more

Sun's out runs out
Instead of hitting the gym or going for a casual stroll in the park, why not enroll you and your friends in a themed run. Read more

Walk against poverty at the World Partnership Walk
On June 5 at Victoria Park, an afternoon filled with fun, entertainment and food along with the 32nd World Partnership Walk will take place. Read more

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London's hot spots for film screenings
Watching your favourite classic movie is the one of the best ways to spend your time. Curling up on your couch with a blanket, some snacks and a flick you could never get sick of is one of the easiest ways to destress. However, watching mo... Read more

Share the Land celebrates its fifth anniversary
Share the Land celebrates its fifth anniversary on Feb. 9, as Music Industry Arts (MIA) students at Fanshawe come together to play their own creative covers of Canadian classics. “The students do all the work, I sort of coach them th... Read more

Get your geek on at Comic Con
If you are looking for a geek fix, but could not make it to Fan Expo in Toronto this summer, do not fret as events organizer Jake Windatt has you set. September 25 to the 27 sees the Western Fairgrounds Progress building transformed into a... Read more

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