Dates: May 7 – November 30, 2011
Location: South East False Creek area
Website: www.othersights.ca; Blog: www.grow-urbanagricultureproject.ca
Other Sights for Artists’ Projects is pleased to present Grow, a series of walks, workshops and creative experiments in urban agriculture. Focusing on Vancouver’s growing identity as a sustainable city, Grow explores various notions of sustainability through the site of South East False Creek (SEFC).
Visit the Grow project site, known as the Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab, along the seawall walkway in SEFC, adjacent to Habitat Island in the Olympic Village.
The Bulkhead sits on the periphery of public parks undeveloped and bristling with industrial remnants of the past. Taking up the transitional nature of this site, the Grow project is installing a series of provisional platforms for growing herbs, vegetables, fruit and mushrooms. Many platforms have been installed and new ones are being added as the Lab grows and expands over the summer.
Visit the Lab and take part in upcoming workshops and demonstrations. To learn about the Grow project and the Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab visit the Grow project website.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada. Other Sight’s also gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, the Vancouver Park Board Neighbourhood Matching Fund and the Canon Community Urban Agriculture Grant.
Georgia Straight article: Two urban agriculture projects bring art to Vancouver’s gardens.
Canadian Art magazine: “Artists and Gardens: A Growing Concern”
Dates: Cabaret #1: July 15-16: Speeding & Rolling – A Celebration of the Film & TV Industry in BC
Cabaret #2: September 23-24
Cabaret #3: November 10-11
Location: PAL Vancouver Studio Theatre
In the spirit of celebrating Vancouver’s 125th and to reflect on our changing society, there is a move within the arts to be more inclusive and accessible to all. One element of our diverse society that must not be neglected includes our elders and pioneers, especially those who were instrumental in establishing the arts institutions that we cherish today. PAL Vancouver Studio Theatre Society will produce a series of three cabaret evenings. Each evening will be a unique two-hour program, with different presenters and exhibitions each night reflecting, celebrating and honouring the Pioneers of Performance in Vancouver.
As part of Vancouver’s 125 Celebration, The PAL Studio Theatre with David C. Jones present: Speeding & Rolling. The history of the film & TV industry in BC is a varied and odd one with mavericks and visionaries leading the charge. Starting in 1907 when William H. Harbeck mounted a camera to the front of a BC Electric Railway car to Sandy Wilson’s charming film My American Cousin the history of how we were filmed and how we filmed is a melodrama in and of itself.
On Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th there will be a multi-media exploration of Vancouver’s history as Hollywood North. Filmed interviews with people like independent filmmaker Larry Kent and former head of the CBC, John Kennedy, will tell of trials and setbacks, and the steps they took to overcome them. Interviews will give way to actors reenacting the stories and then short clips from films will unspool. Song and magic will add to the experience as we discover how the TV & film industry in BC began Speeding & Rolling in this two-night only cabaret directed by David C. Jones.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.