Fool's Paradise: Exploring the Ribbon Fool Tradition


Date: Dec 8
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Mummers Festival

If you've spent the holiday season in Newfoundland you likely know all about the wildly fun practice of mummering. But have you heard of Ribbon Fools?

“Ribbon Fools” are peculiar characters, with spectacular rigs covered in crêpe paper ribbons and distinct ship hats fastened on their heads.

Today, only a few people still have memories of the "fools." Join presenter Terra Barrett and facilitator Dale Jarvis as we explore this little known tradition.

This free event is presented in partnership with the 2022 Mummers Festival.

Seating is limited, please reserve your free ticket online or by calling 757-8090. 

Events & Programs

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Four experts from the sector of Educational Creative Technology will discuss the future of emerging digital landscapes for children and youth. The discussion will consider what these emerging technologies mean for educational programming. Each speaker will share a story that speaks to the challenges and successes of the use of creative technologies and will consider the impact of these technologies on society from their perspectives as educators, entrepreneurs and growing technology start-ups.

Our Panel

Janice Hertel – Instructor/ Artist/ Expert in creative gaming and immersive technologies, College of the North Atlantic

Julie Lewis – Entrepreneur, Owner of Sassy Tuna

Laun Shoemaker- Teacher and Digital Learning, NLESD

Kyla Gibbons- Professional Learning Expert, Carnegie Learning

This program is presented in partnership with the ADVOST Project and the Unesco Teachers For Social Justice Network.

This program is free, but space is limited so please ensure you reserve your ticket online or by calling 757-8090.