“100 Years from Now – Tom Thomson and the Great War” Returning to Collingwood

A family, shattered. An artist, inspired. A nation, defined.

An original folk musical by the Shipyard Kitchen Party, “100 Years from Now” follows two brothers, one artist and the women who loved them through the tumult and triumph of the years surrounding the First World War.

With traditional instrumentation, stirring vocal harmonies and dramatic storytelling, “100 Years from Now” is a musical journey from Algonquin Park to Vimy Ridge and beyond.

We are excited to be returning this show to Simcoe Street Theatre on March 9 at 8 pm.  Tickets are moving quickly and are available on Eventbrite and our Facebook page.

Our New Tom Thomson Song is Here!

100 years ago this April, Tom Thomson boarded a train from Toronto, headed for Algonquin Park. “[H]ave not sold many sketches but think I can manage to get along for another year at least. I will stick to painting as long as I can,” he wrote his father. He was 40 years old and was coming into the height of his power as an interpreter of the Canadian landscape. He died at Canoe Lake under mysterious circumstances that July, leaving behind a collection of final sketches on “boards” that still taunt us with questions about what masterworks were left to come and what happened to their creator. This song is our tribute to Tom, a true northern light.