Arts and culture

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

 

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

 

‘Lucy and Bonbon’ author Don LePan in his Nanaimo home as he flips through one of his last on-hand copies since the book was published this spring. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo author’s new book blurs boundaries between humans and animals

Don LePan’s ‘Lucy and Bonbon’ a speculative fiction work that explores theoretical inter-breeding

‘Lucy and Bonbon’ author Don LePan in his Nanaimo home as he flips through one of his last on-hand copies since the book was published this spring. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
Dancers with the Luna Ukrainian Ensemble put on a colourful floral performance at Folktoria on Saturday (June 4) in Centennial Square. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Folktoria brings multicultural experience to downtown Victoria

Free festival in person for first time in 3 years, continues Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dancers with the Luna Ukrainian Ensemble put on a colourful floral performance at Folktoria on Saturday (June 4) in Centennial Square. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Langford mosaic mural represents ‘True North’

Global Roots has put other murals in the Prairies, Ontario/Quebec and Atlantic Canada

The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Jann Arden is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Facebook/Jann Arden)

Big names like Jann Arden and local talent coming to Cowichan theatre in June

Jann Arden, Shaun Majumder, Lion King Jr. and dance, dance, dance

Jann Arden is headed to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Facebook/Jann Arden)
Raymond Tony Charlie and his wife Lorraine hold a copy of Charlie’s book about the abuse he experienced at residential school, his recovery, and the scars that remain. (Submitted photo)

Penelakut elder tells story of impact of residential schools

In the Shadow of the Red Brick Building tells of abuse, and recovery

  • May 29, 2022
Raymond Tony Charlie and his wife Lorraine hold a copy of Charlie’s book about the abuse he experienced at residential school, his recovery, and the scars that remain. (Submitted photo)
Ryan McMahon will perform at a Cowichan Folk Guild chapel concert at Providence Farm in Duncan this weekend on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Lundgren)

A&E column: Zappacosta headed to Cowichan

Ryan McMahon in concert this weekend

Ryan McMahon will perform at a Cowichan Folk Guild chapel concert at Providence Farm in Duncan this weekend on May 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cathleen Lundgren)
Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate hopes to inspire youth

Heather Hendry has officially kicked off her two-year tenure as the town’s third literary leader

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The Islands Folk Festival will be back this summer at Providence Farm in Duncan on July 23, 2022. (Citizen file)
The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.

Livening, beautifying downtown Campbell River has to deal with elephant in the room

Homelessness and unpleasant behaviour downtown taints any effort to encourage visitors

The City of Campbell River sits on the shore of Discovery Passage and is back by the mountains of central Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.
Steps Ahead Dance is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre for two shows on May 28, 2022. (Citizen file)
Steps Ahead Dance is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre for two shows on May 28, 2022. (Citizen file)
The back cover of Yvonne Maximchuk's fiction novel 'Murder Rides A Gale Force Wind.' (Submitted photo)

North Island artist-author explains how she wrote her very first fiction novel

‘I could probably write a book about everything I learned from writing this book’

The back cover of Yvonne Maximchuk's fiction novel 'Murder Rides A Gale Force Wind.' (Submitted photo)
Funding eligibility, space and decision-making power were listed as barriers to arts service access in a 2021 report. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)

CRD Arts and Culture Service implements equity lens to operations, budget

Recommendations in 2021 report aim to remove systemic barriers to arts supports

Funding eligibility, space and decision-making power were listed as barriers to arts service access in a 2021 report. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)
The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Review: Fast-paced Chemainus Theatre show just plain funny

The 39 Steps will have you guffawing at regular intervals

The 39 Steps with Aidan deSalaiz, Felix LeBlanc, Caitlin Driscoll and Alexandra Brynn is on stage at the Chemainus Theatre April 22-May 22. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria announces seasoned veteran as its new director

Nancy Noble will take the reins as gallery continues plan to move downtown

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Clare Winstanley is a member of the Sooke Writer’s Collective, which hosts an event celebrating the release of Where We Reside at the Sooke Region Museum Pavilion on May 7. (Contributed - AMGray Studios)

Sooke poetry group releases local works

Launch event takes place May 7

Clare Winstanley is a member of the Sooke Writer’s Collective, which hosts an event celebrating the release of Where We Reside at the Sooke Region Museum Pavilion on May 7. (Contributed - AMGray Studios)
Participants in a new program to train professionals for the live music industry will learn their skills at Laketown Ranch in Youbou. (Citizen file)

New training in Lake Cowichan teaches live music industry skills

Program will run at Laketown Ranch

  • Apr 14, 2022
Participants in a new program to train professionals for the live music industry will learn their skills at Laketown Ranch in Youbou. (Citizen file)
From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)
From left: Peggy Pearce, Rowan O’Callaghan, Sherri Wade and John Felice will appear in ECHO Players’ newest production ‘How It Works’ at the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach, which will run April 21 until May 8, 2022. (Submitted photo)