It’s a What’s On Special Edition this week as BC gears up for Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Even better, September 27-29 marks the 10th anniversary of Culture Days, so look for the festivities to be extra festive!
Wondering what’s on offer in BC? Check out the BC Culture Days website, or hit up one of the fun, free, family-friendly events below.
Black Sugar Project - Mohamed Assani with Anne Leader
Mohamed Assani is an award-winning sitar player and an ambassador for his rich musical tradition. He brings the sitar to new audiences through innovative collaborations that have stretched the boundaries of his instrument. Mohamed will be playing new compositions from his upcoming album Black Sugar, accompanied by Anne Leader.
(Vancouver: September 28)
Brock Gratz hosts a workshop dedicated to making animation accessible through painting, drawing, and digital animation technology. All participants’ works will be included as part of a large animated collage.
(Kelowna: September 28-29)
Carve Out Your Place!
Molly Gray offers a step-by-step workshop on the basic principles of linocut printmaking. Participants will carve a one-of-a-kind relief print (stamp) to take home.
(Fort Langley: September 28)
A Poetic Landscape
Alyssa Harms-Wiebe hosts a tour along a marked pathway, in which participants will be invited to read landscape-inspired poetry and to practice the art of natural observation. Participants will learn how to write a micro poem, and will contribute to a growing forest of poe-trees branching together reflections from members of the Vancouver community.
(Vancouver: September 28-29)
KinFolk Presents Ubuntu’s Children
Mundia Kabunda offers a collaborative storytelling project inviting children to express their creativity through theatre, music, painting, and dance.
(Kelowna: September 28)
The Spores of Joy
Sebastian Nicholson leads a Prince George-wide treasure hunt for hidden mushroom castings painted by the community itself.
(Prince George: September 27-29)
Rhythmical Contemporary Workshops with Style Creator Dyana Sonik-Henderson
Lastly, Victorians (that is, people from Victoria) can enjoy a rhythmical contemporary dance workshop led by Broken Rhythms artistic director and style creator Dyana Sonik-Henderson.
(Victoria: September 28)
We’ll be back with the usual What’s On next week! For more member events, check out our Member News page. To see your event on the BC Alliance website, email your press release to Taylor Basso at email@example.com.