Other Events at the 2017 Cobourg Highland Games
Tug of the Tartans FRIDAY JUNE 15th
Local Amateur Tug of War Competition
Tug of the Tartans
Friday June 15th - Starting at 6pm
Register your Team for a Friendly & Fun Tug of War Competition for $50.00
- 8 Person Teams
- "No Cleats"
- Winners will get a Trophy and the Team members will get a T-Shirt
Shakespeare Street Theatre
Shakespeare Street Theatre is a theatre group dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare.
Located amongst the artistic community of Northumberland County, Ontario, the group presents plays during the summer festival season and sonnet readings and plays during the Winter.
Taking traditional Shakespearean street theatre to the people can be a daunting task, but Shakespeare Street Theatre embraces the opportunity to give performer, both young and adult, the chance to experience the joys of participating in a traditional street theatre production, that might otherwise not be so easily accessible.
Started in 2009 by founder Paula Worley, Shakespeare Street theatre is made possible by the wonderful volunteer performers that contribute their time and skills to creating traditional Shakespearean style street theatre.
Originally from England, Paula studied theatre and performing arts, graduating to a continuous career in theatre and drama teaching. With a penchant for the Bard's work, Paula has been a dedicated follower of Shakespeare from a young age, when first cast in Twelfth Night in the cross dressing role of Sebastian. Since those days of high school, Paula has set about over the subsequent years encouraging people of all ages to enjoy and perform the plays in an enjoyable way. Bringing her own unique style to her productions, and her skills as an artist to her scenery, masks and costumes, Shakespeare Street Theatre has gradually grown with popularity.
Historic Highlanders Living History Group
Kyle McIntosh is a Living Historian of Scottish decent. Through in depth research and study of the Scottish Highlands he strives to bring the past to life. Living History incorporates historical activities, material culture and discussion into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers a sense of stepping back in time. Specifically his focus is on the Jacobite Risings in Scotland detailing the food, clothing and weapons of the period.