Massey Theatre to Host "Artlatch" Event

The following is excerpted from a release issued by Massey Theatre.

On January 18, Artlatch will transform Massey Theatre into a gathering/witnessing space for the work of reawakening and sharing artistic and culture gifts. Artlatch marks the official launch of the Skookum Indigenous Arts Series, a new artistic partnership between Savage Society and Massey Theatre Society. This is a key first gathering for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to be together in New Westminster to recognize heritage, culture and consider reconciliation.

Says Massey Theatre:

"The ‘potlatch’ is often remembered for its grand giveaways and redistribution of wealth by a chief or respected leader in the community. Canoes would travel from many distances around to witness the work the host of the ‘sɫənəq’ (pronounced sl-t-en-ek) or gathering had in mind. In the same essence, we look to use art as a gift and reason to gather and take space in our own ‘Artlatch’. A space to gather, to share, to bundle and to give with arts, performance, music, history, stories, dance, drumming and all other creative gifts."


3:30 p.m.: Family Pow Wow Dance Class

4:30 p.m.: Catered Public Reception with catering from Bigheart Bannock Catering
5:00 p.m.: Artlatch begins

Information and Registration

For more information, please check out the Massey Theatre website. Please RSVP to and indicate how many people you will have joining you. The event is free so please feel free to share with your contacts who may find it enriching.

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