“I Know Your Secret” : The dangers of social media, in the limelight

Director Valerie Methot and Some Assembly Theatre Company present I Know Your Secret, a gripping psychological thriller and cautionary tale about the dangers of social media and the terrifying consequences of lost privacy. The production was created in collaboration with diverse Metro Vancouver youth and artists, with the story aiming to resonate with all audiences who…

Reflection, togetherness, creativity: “Udlot Udlot” at the Roundhouse

Drawing from the oeuvre of the Filipino composer José Maceda, the Vancouver-based non-profit Western Front invites the public to gather for a rare event: the opportunity to create a work of musical art communally. It will present a musical workshop on April 27 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre where registered participants will…

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival offers a story for everyone

Robert Albanese is excited to share the best that cinema has to offer without being constrained by some of the more restricting expectations of running a film festival. Above all else, the executive artistic director of the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre wants to showcase the best stories from Jewish culture and community that he and…

Saleem teaches families and children how to heal trauma through stories

It’s not often that children’s stories depict the realities of being a refugee and healing from trauma. Saleem, an animated feature film from Jordan directed by Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha, tackles this difficult yet important story. The film will make its Canadian debut at the 26th annual Reel 2 Real International Film Festival For Youth this April.…

Velvet Terrorism: Pussy Riot’s Russia – New exhibit brings a fresh perspective on a bold feminist collective

Russian-based feminist art collective Pussy Riot has put the spotlight on government oppression, political silencing and cultural hypocrisy in their country for more than a decade. But while they’re known for their boisterous, colourful and attention-grabbing political art, what’s less known are the consequences the collective has faced for speaking out. Velvet Terrorism: Pussy Riot’s…

A legacy beyond art New exhibit showcases the impactful work and life of Tseshaht artist George Clutesi

GEORGE CLUTESI: ḥašaḥʔap / ʔaapḥii / ʕc̓ik / ḥaaʔaksuqƛ / ʔiiḥmisʔap is a retrospective exhibition currently premiering in Vancouver until Jan 19, 2025 at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. The exhibition explores the life and legacy of George Clutesi, a Tseshaht First Nation artist, actor, writer and ambassador for Canadian Indigenous culture, recognized…

DakhaBrakha lends a melodious voice to Ukraine

Over the last 20 years, DakhaBrakha has established itself globally as a unique artistic force, bringing some of Ukraine’s most stylish and fantastical music to the world stage. But more recently, the group has used their international fame to help raise awareness about Russia’s invasion of their country, with their Tour for Ukraine project. This…

Vishtèn Connexions Sharing love, legacy and Acadian culture

The diversity of traditional Acadian music is vast and exciting, and Vishtèn Connexions looks forward to showcasing classic pieces with their own creative nuances. The Acadian multi-instrumentalist duo celebrates the vibrancy of francophone culture at Festival Du Bois, which takes places March 8 to 10. “Our passion for our roots has always been a driving…

Roots and words: Exploring the mirroring of language and ecosystem through art

In their first exhibition in Canada, Chinese visual artist and storyteller Shen Xin explores how languages act like an ecosystem. The installation, titled but this is the language we met in; 我们在这个语言中相遇, includes a film, Grounds of Coherence #1, and four paintings, all created by the artist. Shen is particularly interested in the existence of language in humans…