A poem by Chad Norman about the men of the N.C.A, and others as well, dressed in whiteness, the little fellas with big hatreds. Donald, Jared, Andrew, Jason, Doug, and even Stephen…
The way we live
Taking home microaggressions
That we never ask for
From Tired bodies, a poem by Martha Mutale, a poet from Zambia who now lives in Nova Scotia
Lots of people got angry when the provincial government announced it set aside $80 million in support of a new building for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Healthcare is in crisis, they say, and spending money on something as unnecessary and luxurious as art at this time is a very bad idea. To further explore why art matters from a societal point of view, and indeed functions as a major economic engine all on its own, I met with writer and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery director Robin Metcalfe, who has thought deeply about these matters.
The wonderful people of the Bus Stop Theatre are calling for urgent action in support of its efforts to secure its space on Gottingen Street. As you may have heard, HRM staff produced a report that recommends not providing funding to the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op in this budget year. Here is what you can do.
The story behind the upcoming June 2nd concert in Tatamagouche by Dave Gunning and Garnet Rogers.
A spoken word piece Angee Bowden performed yesterday at the rally against racism in downtown Halifax.
A new art gallery is long overdue, and arguing that we better spend that money on healthcare is misguided.
Press release: The Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People & the Arts celebrates its 10th year with a month-long program of events featuring music, theatre, films, graphic novels and a number of interdisciplinary works of performance art.
I talk with Shelley Fashan and highlight some of the many excellent movies, shorts and documentaries featured this week at the Emerging Lens film festival.
This looks great. The launch of a new CD with recordings of traditional songs of African Nova Scotians, recorded between the forties and sixties. Sunday April 28, 2 PM.