Enjoy High Tea with our Afternoon Tea Artists. This is our chance to introduce our artists, and their work, all while drinking your cup of Darjeeling. It will include artist profiles, and song portraits. We can’t think of a nicer way to enjoy High Tea, then enjoying, and experiencing new art. High art with High Tea.
Today’s High Tea profile features our incredible Partner, and Afternoon Tea’s official Podcast: Todd Donald of The Todd Donald Show; Podcaster, artist, creative.
From The Community Edition. “…The Todd Donald Show is a weekly podcast that features local artists, musicians and community advocates based within Kitchener-Waterloo and is hosted, of course, by Donald… While it doesn’t take place in a coffee shop itself, the idea surrounding the podcast originally stemmed from the atmosphere of a local cafe, where individuals can talk freely and openly about art, music and community events. ‘I wanted to recreate the experience of chatting with other artists and hearing them play at a coffee house,’ Donald said. ‘Cafes have a thing where people who didn’t really feel like they fit in [can go in to] have intellectual conversations about art…’ In the mid-to-late-2000’s, Donald attended Conestoga College to specialize in radio broadcasting. While attending, Donald took over the college radio program ‘The British Invasion,’ which he rebranded from a punk rock radio show to an indie rock show. Being a singer/songwriter, Donald invited his fellow musician friends to come on the show to play their music, promote their work or just goof off… After moving on from Conestoga College, Donald has shifted his creative side and passion for broadcasting to the world of digital podcasting… He has brought on the hosts of fellow KW podcast Ape Audio, as well as the hosts of the KW feminist podcast FemWaves, Wendy Huenul and Kate Schlitt… They have discussed everything from the local music scene, to growing up in the ever-changing Waterloo Region. ‘We all find people interesting on social media from a distance, [but it’s great] to actually have a genuine relationship that exist in two hours,’ said Donald… ‘My desire for the listener is they feel like they’re hanging out with people.”