DNC STREET MARKET & FAIR at 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Sunday Oct 31, 2010
In the Streets
DNC STREET MARKET & FAIR
Sunday October 31, 12pm-5pm
Pigeon Park, Carrall & E. Hastings
Since June 2010, the newly-formed residents’ Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council and a great team of volunteers has produced every Sunday afternoon in Pigeon Park a wildly successful Street Market and Fair. The Festival is pleased to join the Market and Fair this Sunday with an Open Mic for songs and spoken word, and a showcase of music, dance, buskers, song and costume featuring Downtown Eastside involved artists and residents.
There is so much to see and hear! Start the afternoon off with the new upbeat street band Deet Street, or enjoy the songs of the Carnegie Village Choir. For full details on these groups, see Music in the Streets.
Wander into the InterUrban Gallery and work with others on a banner for the DTES Neighbourhood Council. Performing outside are the Carnegie Street Band, playing horns, percussion and other music makers; the Sunshine Choir, a Chinese seniors choir led by Swallow Zhou who meet weekly in Oppenheimer Park; and Montana King, a visual artist and poet who will bring her costumed character to the afternoon.
Step up to the Open Mic with a poem or a story or a rant or a song. Sign up at 12:30pm at one of the tents on Carrall Street. Do you love to read out loud? Then join the Marathon Book Reading and take a turn reading from Saltwater City: The Chinese in Vancouver by Paul Yee. Hosted by the W.A. Deacon Literary Foundation. For more info: www.deaconfoundation.com. Thanks to Douglas & McIntyre Publishing for copies of the book.
Below is a video of Sunshine Choir – Chinese Seniors singing O Canada with David and Les Murray at DNC Street Market for Heart of the City Festival 2010
Below is a Livestream video from a Nokia N97 mini cameraphone of the DNC Street Market with Les Murray reading
Below is Holly Boyd and Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA
Below is a Livestream Video from a Nokia N97 mini cameraphone of the Carnegie Street band playing
AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Pre festival events starting Wed Oct 20, 2010 through to the Main Festival during Wed Oct 27 – Sun Nov 7, 2010
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