Friday, May 27, 2011

Vancouver Stories

Vancouver Stories

As part of the City’s 125 celebrations, the Vancouver Park Board has selected a team of digital media artists to work within the Vancouver community to capture the oral histories and memories of local residents. These digital stories will mark history and create a legacy of our diverse communities!

Be part of this unique project and share your story.

Digital Storytelling is the use accessible digital tools to let everyday people tell their own personal stories. Digital Stories are: simple videos that use recorded voice (in first person narrative), short in length (for this project approx 1-3 minutes) and illustrated with photographs, animation and limited live action. Some stories also incorporate sound and music.

Vancouver Stories artist/filmmaker Lisa g Nielsen and her team: Brian Lye, Suzanne Ahearne, Odessa Shuquaya and Lisa Walker will be collecting stories from May until September 2011. The team will work out of (but not be limited geographically by) 3 community centres: Britannia, Sunset and West Point Grey.
These collected digital stories will be will be archived on a website as well as amalgamated onto a DVD.
Every storyteller will receive a copy of the DVD!
The completed stories will be shared on large TV screens in the Community Centre’s living rooms and in Celebration Screenings across the city. This project will enable community members to see themselves reflected in their own personal digital imaginings.
Everyone has a story...
contact the team at:
vancouverstories125@gmail.comor call 604 257 8149 and leave a message
check out the stories here:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Vancouver Draw Down: The Summer of Ten Thousand Drawings

Join us on Saturday, July 23

at the Sunset Community Centre

to participate in this fun event!Vancouver, let’s draw! Challenge your preconceptions about drawing and reconnect with the
creative pleasure of making your mark. This summer you’re invited to take part in a series of
unique and exciting drawing events taking place across the city. Contribute in person or online
to a range of exciting drawing projects that accumulate over time. This celebration of drawing
will culminate in the Vancouver Draw Down Finale, a day-long city wide celebration of drawing
on Saturday, July 23 at Sunset CC.

Go to this link and follow event listings here!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Interplay Projects

THE INTERPLAY PROJECTS: a new interdisciplinary and contemporary dance performance series.

Featuring: Dancers Dancing, Diego S. Maranan / Donna Miranda / Salamin at Maskara Community Theatre, Vanessa Goodman, Krystal Psota, DesirĂ©e Dunbar / Elliot Vaughan, Sammy Jane Gray / Thoenn Glover, Lexi Vajda / Jacqui Lopez, Anna Kraulis / Majid Bagheri, a Monster Creative Production with Heather Lindsay / Joy Mullen, and an installation from Moberly’s Incubator Artist in Residence.

THE INTERPLAY PROJECTS takes place on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 8 pm in the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre’s intimate Studio Theatre, 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver.

Tickets: $15 purchased at the door, box office opens at 7:00 pm. For more information please call (604) 718-6521.