Now in its sixth year, with more than 500 activities registered to date, BC Culture Days will kick off in the City of Richmond with a free public celebration at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Steveston Village on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
Set in the Seine Net Loft and emceed by Mayor Malcolm Brodie, the event will feature keynote speaker Jovanni Sy, artistic director of Gateway Theatre; Steveston Grand Prix of Art exhibition and awards ceremony; and a spoken word performance by slam poet, Angelica Poversky.
Enjoy musical entertainment by the Fraser Valley Fiddlers and Richmond Youth Orchestra, performances by Circus Lab and Richmond Gymnastics Association, and plein-air painting.
This year’s Culture Days weekend takes place on September 25, 26 and 27, with events and activities taking place nation-wide.
When & Where
Thursday, September 24, 2015
From 4 to 6 p.m.
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive
A free tour of Britannia Shipyards will be available to attendees prior to the start of the event from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Culture Days was conceived in response to the growing recognition that a vibrant arts and cultural sector contributes directly to a healthy and economically-diverse society. Individual artists, cultural groups, organizations, municipalities and festivals offer free participatory and interactive arts and cultural activities during the Culture Days weekend each year. Culture Days represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada.
More about Culture Days
For a complete listing of events, please visit www.bc.culturedays.ca.