Upcoming Events

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The Secret Codes of Slaves and the Underground Railroad

Saturday, March 2

7:00 PM

Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, 453 W. Maple Avenue in Langhorne, PA

Most African American slaves were not taught to read or write, but that didn’t stop them from communicating vital information to those escaping to freedom.  Esteemed quilter and president of the African American Museum of Bucks County, Linda Salley will present the many ways enslaved people sent signals to one another, including messages embedded in quilts.

This program is co-sponsored by Langhorne Council for the Arts and Middletown Friends Meeting to celebrate both Black History Month and Women’s History Month.  Proceeds will support the African American Museum of Bucks County and the Langhorne Council for the Arts student scholarship fund.  A donation of $5 per person is requested at the door.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 215-752-0854.  In the event of inclement weather, postponement will be announced on www.langhornearts.org.

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Buster Keaton Classics with live musical accompaniment by Not So Silent Cinema

SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 7 PM

at the Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street in Newtown, PA

Langhorne Council for the Arts is thrilled to bring this delightful and, at times, mind-blowing theatrical experience to the historic NEWTOWN THEATRE!

Stumbling through shooting galleries, trains, secret societies, and falling houses, Buster Keaton delivers outrageous stunts and antics (all with the famous deadpan delivery that earned him the nickname “The Great Stone Face”) in a program of classic comedic shorts accompanied by live music.

Enjoy these films along with Brendan Cooney’s new original scores, complementing the films with a classic 1920’s urban-Americana soundscape, combining many strands of American roots music. Ragtime and old-time meet the blues, bluegrass and hot jazz, played live by a talented trio of musicians.


Not So Silent Cinema (NSSC) has been performing new original music to classic silent film for over a decade. NSSC’s director, Brendan Cooney, composes new scores for each film, and selects some of his favorite musicians to join him on stage. This film features musicians from his chamber music group the New River Ensemble: clarinetist Martha Hyde, a veteran of NYC Broadway pit orchestras, and cellist Lisa Liske, who hails from southern Virginia.

A word to the wise: When Not So Silent Cinema performs anywhere, the show is usually a sell-out. Order your tickets today to make sure you get a seat!!

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PEACE of PAPER Project

PEACE of PAPER is a non-profit organization that provides materials for creative expression to children and adults in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in need of support in times of distress, including unstable housing situations, poverty, and/or following violence and trauma. Creative expression is a powerful tool for processing life and bringing light to the unspeakable. Art transforms. And you can help by donating new art supplies or making a financial contribution to this worthy cause. Collection sites in Langhorne include The Peace Center and all LCA-sponsored events.

Stay tuned for info about our 2019 Summer Speakers Series!!