Bem vindo à Vancouver

Do you know what a Brazil nut is called in Brazil? A nut. Why am I mentioning this silly joke? Well, we Latinas don’t call ourselves “Latinas” before moving out of South America. We usually identify with our specific nationality, not with the whole continent, particularly in Brazil, where we speak Portuguese instead of Spanish,…

How children can make silenced voices heard

UBC Public Scholars Award recipient Claudia Diaz worked as a manager of social education programs in Chilean inner city schools before moving to Canada for graduate school, including a PhD in Educational Studies at UBC. Her current research addresses the silenced presence of Indigenous people in B.C. and proposes ways of making their voices heard…

In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora

The Museum of Vancouver and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver have joined forces to showcase artwork by three Korean-Canadian artists living and working in Vancouver. The exhibition artfully blends traditional and contemporary concepts as a means of contemplating place, history, migration and identity. In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora will be…

A taste of Apulia

The Autumn Feast: A Taste of Apulia, a bi-annual community event organized and hosted by The Italian Cultural Centre, showcases Apulia’s traditions including some of the finest ceramic art products in the world. The Autumn Feast is one of Vancouver’s most traditional Italian attractions, featuring food specialties, products and traditional artistic crafts from the Apulian…

Play explores the proliferation of thought monsters

A play written for a younger audience, but with content everyone can relate to, So, How Should I Be? explores the impact that mass and social media, friends, family and our communities have on mental health, with a specific focus on eating disorders. Set to perform at Presentation House Theatre October 18–28, So, How Should…

Nine Doors: A journey through language and expression

On Oct. 19 at Western Front, composer, multi-instrumentalist performer and multilingual vocalist Jen Shyu presents her musical and visual narrative Nine Doors. Shyu’s dynamic performance, which centres around the story of loss through the eyes of a six-year-old girl, is communicated through both a multitude of instruments – Taiwanese moon lute, Japanese biwa, piano and several…

Cultural Calendar

I hope everyone enjoyed their long Thanksgiving weekend! There are plenty of things to be thankful for with all the great events happening around the city. Catch some autumn art both in Vancouver and on the Sunshine Coast as well as take in a play about the twilight of the human species. And why not…