Walking Gottingen is an immersive sound walk that uses storytelling, natural sound, and diverse voices to transport listeners through a portal of lived experiences in the neighbourhood. Listeners will hear moving, intimate descriptions of an area that has been the home of African Nova Scotians, members of the LGBTQ2+ community and the Mi’kmaq First Nations community.
It’s that time again. The Canadian Labour International Film Festival comes to the Bus Stop on November 12. The Halifax screening will feature five international short films celebrating workers. Free admission! Free popcorn!
PSA: Wednesday, May 22, Sisters In The Struggle, a Black Feminist Panel Discussion about the yet-to-be-heard story of Black Women in the Feminist Movement in Nova Scotia during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
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.
Two clips this weekend, to highlight two film festivals happening this week, one a mini one, the other a full blown festival, and both with an excellent line up. Kampung Tapir, a 17-minute short from Indonesia/Malaysia about migration, is part of this Tuesday’s screening presented by Mayworks’ Canadian Labour International Film Festival. Next we present a trailer for the full length Singing to Myself, about a young deaf woman living in Prince Edward Island and the precocious musician who comes into her life. That is one of the many gems offered by the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival, running from November 29 to December 3rd.
PSA: Be a Part of the 2019 Festival. Help us Celebrate our 10th anniversary! Mayworks Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply.
Sure it’s Monday, but stuff happened over the weekend, and we’re running a bit late. Didn’t want to miss an opportunity to put a plug in for this year’s Mayworks Festival, which starts tomorrow .
In his introduction to disability arts Alex Kronstein tackled what disability arts is. In this follow up we will take a look at some examples of disability art from Nova Scotia, elsewhere in Canada and the world to provide inspiration for a stronger disability arts scene in Atlantic Canada.
Last week I attended The View From Her(e), a contemporary dance piece by Liliona Quarmyne, part of this year’s excellent Mayworks Halifax festival. I had a lot of fun. The good news is, there is a Part 2 this week.
The line-up for this year’s Mayworks Halifax will be revealed this Monday at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. We get a tiny little bit of a preview from festival director Sébastien Labelle, and also learn about the launch of a beautiful set of social justice trading cards, chewing gum included. Get them all!