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YELLOW ROSES AND A CUP OF TEA for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2014

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Workshop
YELLOW ROSES AND A CUP OF TEA
with Rosemary Georgeson, Ali Lohan & Sarah May Redmond
Friday October 31, 2pm – 4pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell Street

Please come out and share some thoughts, words and memories with us over a fragrant cup of tea at the Oppenheimer Park Ladies Tea Party – a free workshop for self-declared women. “I can see my memories dancing in the gentle wisps of steam flowing up from my cup of tea, my grandmother’s yellow roses are here today.” What words and memories play for you?

This event was on  Day 3 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

LIFESKILLS SLAM POETRY & MUSIC THERAPY for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2014

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Showcase
LIFESKILLS SLAM POETRY & MUSIC THERAPY
Friday October 31, 1pm – 3pm
Lifeskills Centre, 412 E. Cordova
Artists from the Downtown Eastside craft poetry, mix it with music, and perform their own original work. Led by Devon Martin, aka “Dr. Metro,” the leader of the regular Slam Poetry and Music Therapy program at Lifeskills. For the Festival, they open their doors to an audience. Participate or sit back and enjoy.

This event was on  Day 3 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

ST. JAMES’ BARGAIN SALE for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2014

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Community
ST. JAMES’ BARGAIN SALE
Friday October 31, 11am – 12:30pm
St. James’ Anglican Church, 303 E. Cordova
A Bargain Hunter’s Bonanza! Eagerly anticipated throughout the year, the St. James’ Women’s Guild Bargain Sale is the gold mine event to catch. Don’t miss this hour and a half opportunity of Bargain Sale Heaven to pick up household items, gifts, electronics, clothes and other items, for cheap, cheap, cheap prices. Think aff ordable! Find a last minute Hallowe’en costume or perhaps that long desired I’ve-been-looking-for-this-but-could-neveraff ord-it kitchen item! Everyone welcome.

This event was on  Day 3 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

2nd STORY: Blood Alley for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2014

October 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Video
2nd STORY: Blood Alley
Thursday October 30, 5:30pm – 8pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings
2nd Story maps personal stories onto local places using various media, including video and mobile technology. For this edition, personal stories from the area known as ‘Blood Alley’ in the Downtown Eastside have been gathered and documented. The area has been chosen for its long history and as a microcosmic example of a neighborhood in transition: a Single Room Occupancy hotel and shelter stands across the alley from a new condo development with boutiques and restaurants. Over sixty stories were documented, and nine of those were crafted into short videos by a team of film and theatre artists. For this screening a selection of stories and adapted videos will be shown, with storytellers and artists in attendance. More stories are sure to be exchanged! Presented by The Only Animal.

Everyone welcome. Free.

 

INDIANS & COWBOYS for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2014

October 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Multimedia Performance & Exhibition
INDIANS & COWBOYS
Opening: Thursday October 30, 7pm
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy
Thursday evenings until November 27
Chapel Arts presents a month-long project of Indian & Cowboy Art with music and DJs; Aboriginal hip hop, cowboy bands; carvings and paintings; and Jeff Burnette’s Blown Glass RayGuns and Urban East Youth Totem Competition! DTES native youth will compete for the design and established mentors will help realize the carved totem. The log is provided by Chapel Arts and will be put up for auction. Proceeds to be divided among the participants.

Runs Thursdays in November and by appointment; contact www.chapelarts.com. Entrance by donation.

Raymur Mothers (pay-what-you-can Preview) for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 29 2014

October 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Theatre
THE RAYMUR MOTHERS They Wouldn’t Take No For An Answer
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell
Wednesday October 29, 8pm – Preview, pay-what-you-can
October 30 to November 8, 8pm
November 9 – 2pm, Closing Matinee
Adults $22, Students $17
Wed Oct 29 – Pay what you can Preview 

Wed Nov 5 – 2 for 1l

In 1971, forty-three years ago, a group of single mothers in the Raymur Place Social Housing Project (now Stamps Place) on Campbell Avenue carried out one of the most iconic and successful feats of direct action in Vancouver history: they blockaded and shut down all rail traffic to the Port of Vancouver in a desperate measure to ensure their children’s safety. The Raymur Mothers musical play tells the story of this extraordinary group of mothers and their successful effort to have a pedestrian overpass built over railroad tracks to enable their children to safely walk to Admiral Seymour School on the other side of the tracks.

The production features thirteen rousing original songs and brings to life the experiences of the women as they defend their personal dignity; stand up to the railway company; and become active participants and non-violent demonstrators in an action that results in a positive resolution and strengthens the community.

The Heart of the City Festival is honoured to present this Theatre in the Raw production of The Raymur Mothers, written by former Downtown Eastside resident Bob Sarti, with music by Bill Sample, and directed by Jay Hamburger, Artistic Director of Theatre in the Raw; the same artistic team who created Bruce: The Musical and Yippies in Love.

For tickets or more information call 604-708-5448, or go to www.theatreintheraw.ca. Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

This event was on  Day 1 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

 

CONTEMPORARY QUILTS for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 29 2014

October 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Reception & Exhibition
CONTEMPORARY QUILTS Diane Wood
Opening: Wednesday October 29, 5pm – 6pm
InterUrban Gallery, I E. Hastings
Exhibition October 15 until November 5
One of the Downtown Eastside’s favourite artists, Diane Wood, offers a show of Contemporary Quilts, mixed-media fabric pieces that tell stories and relate to current issues of the community. Diane’s art work is down to earth, yet will fire up your imagination to see what can be created with fabric scraps and the passion to create. A DTES resident, poet, community activist and gardener, Diane loves to share the process of creating quilts.

Hours: Wed to Sat, 12pm – 5pm. Free.

 

This event was on  Day 1 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2014

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

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Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 45 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

AHA MEDIA for Heart of the City Festival 2014

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

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