Thursday, May 23: Jack Layton: Art in Action Launches in London, ON!

ArtAction_Nov12_sansJack Layton: Art in Action Book Launch
Thursday, May 23, Aeolian Hall, London, ON.

Doors Open: 7 pm, 7:30 start.

Jack Layton: Art in Action is a collection of anecdotes, interviews and thoughts about Jack and his involvement with arts and culture, reflecting his life in politics and beyond. Stories and remembrances in his honour have been contributed by more than 100 “ordinary Canadians” and well-known personalities alike. Jack Layton left an indelible, inspirational legacy for everyone. Jack Layton: Art in Action features some of Canada’s best people’s poets… and peoples’ politicians… and some of London’s best people! We are launching Jack Layton: Art in Action, edited by Penn Kemp on May 23 to celebrate Jack’s ongoing influence. A beautifully produced 300 page book, yours for a mere $25!

Please join us in celebrating Jack’s ongoing legacy!

MP Irene Mathyssen and editor Penn Kemp will co-host the evening with many London and area contributors as well as Quattro’s Allan Briesmaster. Read more on the event here

The Aeolian, 795 Dundas St. E., London, 519-672-7950, Contact: Quattro Books,, 647-748-7484 or

Jack Layton: Art in Action is a truly inspiring cornucopia of anecdotes, reflections, poems, and images infused with Jack’s spirit, and with the spirits of many who were touched and motivated by his example. It reveals his life as a work of art capable of igniting us into positive, caring action.
“Read this beautiful book about Jack’s passion for the arts. I hope his story will inspire you to live your life based on love, hope and optimism.”– NDP MP Olivia Chow,

“What a magnificent and inspirational tribute to Jack, and what a monumental task…a loving portrait of Jack Layton, which should appeal to all Canadians regardless of their political leanings.” – Richard Young, Publisher, www.thebeatmagazine.

“Jack Layton, more than any other politician I’ve ever known, was able to combine politics, the arts, compassion and uncommon sense into a public life that is a blueprint for public service. I’d recommend this book for anyone who wants to serve as Jack did. And for everyone who votes.”
Thomas King

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