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.
News release: Some great films and shorts coming up later this week, thanks to the Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival, back for its ninth year! Admission is free, showings all over HRM and even in Truro and New Glasgow.
A beautiful poem about loss by Chad Norman, one of the NS Advocate’s favourite poets.
Today’s weekend video features a reading of Negro Cemetery, a stunning poem by Halifax poet laureate Dr. Afua Cooper. There is a lot happening here compressed in a just over two minutes.
PSA: Please support the crucial work done by the Bus Stop Theatre, one of the busiest cultural venues in the province. It would be so devastating to lose it!
Kinda hate, a poem by activist and spoken word artist Angela (Angee) Bowden.
A powerful little book, written in a day by some 30 children from in and around Halifax, speaks to to the enduring legacy of slavery in Canada and the need for all of us to engage in a serious conversation about reparations.
In 2018 white supremacists joined the Apple Blossom parade in Kentville to spread their hateful anti-immigration message. Chad Norman wrote this poem in response.