BC Arts Events
This is a short slide show of Downtown Eastside poet Antonette Rea. Antonette is reading from her chap book, ‘A Tranny Tapestry of Reality’, a collection of five poems and two poetic prose.
Rea’s work is uncompromisingly honest, no holds barred. She writes about her ‘….Set(ting) new wheels in motion, to escape the ditches of addiction….’. She writes about her friend Rachelle, her daughter Sarah. She writes about what it is to be a Transgender person, and the roads she walked, and still walks.
Antonette is a regular reader/performer at the Carnegie Community Center Poetry Night. This is held on the first Saturday of every month, starting at 7:00 pm.
You can contact Antonette at email@example.com if you want to buy a copy of her book. Or you can come down to the Carnegie Center, to hear Antonette, and other Downtown Eastside poets read/perform. And if you want you can even read/perform a work of your own. This is an open mic event and you will need to give host Diane Wood your name to get on the reading list.
Ciao, have a lovely spring. And remember to not take any wooden nickels.
Well, it is that time of the year, the beginning of The Season. The festivities that will get us through the long, dark, days ahead. Cheer you up? No. Okay, let’s go to the Heart of the City Festival, organized by the incredible Vancouver Moving Theatre team, showcasing and highlighting arts and craft in the Downtown Eastside. Featuring all the people we know and love, (well, for the most part – can’t win ’em all) and bringing in the fresh and new to us from other parts of Vancouver, and some times even the larger world beyond. Ahem.
As you can see, this year’s poster person (this is as cumbersome as ‘waitstaff” which I personally despise) is our lovely and talented sister Muriel Marjorie, writer, poet, actor, comedian, visual artist, and for sure she has other areas of expertise for us to yet discover.
The Festival, as usual, has an abundance of treasures – performing arts, visual arts, media arts, culinary arts, dinners, food fairs, walking tours……………..lectures, discussion groups, films. And, in the midst of this we take the time out to remember friends who are gone from us Ricky Lavallee and Sandy Cameron.
Check out the program guide online at http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com/
My picks for the pre-event festivities are the film about the Komagata Maru, on Saturday, 20th October, and the Community Dinner and Food Fair, on Monday 22nd October at W2 Media Cafe. Food, always wins with me, and the film is because I am an Indian by birth and proclivity. The opening festivities in the Carnegie Theatre on the 24th (Wednesday) are also hot on my list – an extravaganza not to be missed. Unless you absolutely cannot make it.
Hope to see you there!
Stay safe, Karenza
Come celebrate Victoria Day week-end with us…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Arts Council Artisans Spring Market
May 20th and 21st. 11am to 5pm.
New Westminster, May 1st. 2012
The Arts Council is featuring the Artisans Spring Market, its 25 year, on the Victoria Day Week-
end as part of the Hyack Festival in Queens Park New Westminster.
Six tables are still available at a low rate of $50 for the two days. Call to reserve your spot now!
Entrance to the Artisan Spring Market is FREE.
Last year we had 1,926 visitors, 825 on Sunday and 1101 on Monday.
The petting zoo and the water park will be open with lots of places to pick-nick and relax.
There will be an antique market and entertainment in the park.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 604-525-3244.
Andrée St. Martin