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UKRAINIAN HALL COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 8 2015

November 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Community Celebration
UKRAINIAN HALL COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER
Sunday November 8, 3pm, Supper follows
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
Tickets $25

The festival ends on a high note at the East End’s historic Ukrainian Hall with lively music, invigorating dance and colourful costumes at the Ukrainian Hall Community Concert & Supper.

This annual favourite, produced with the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, features the Barvinok Choir led by choral director Beverly Dobrinsky, the Vancouver Folk Orchestra – one of the oldest and largest folk orchestras in Vancouver, and the award-winning Dovbush Dancers.

Special guests include: Downtown Eastside’s rising stars Twin Bandit (Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott) with young and talented student musicians from the acclaimed St. James Music Academy; First Nations performance group Tzo’kam, a Lil-wat family group who offer traditional and contemporary songs including drumming and dancing, led by composer, producer and traditional singer Russell Wallace; and Vancouver’s home-grown Balkan Brass band Orkestar Slivovica playing an extravaganza of passionate and energetic Roma-style festive music. William Nahanee (Kwel-a-a-nexw “person who listens and does something”) of the Squamish Nation will open with a blessing song.

After this cultural feast, we gather downstairs for a delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper! Be sure to have a look at the newly-painted mural in the basement hall by artist Oksana Gaidasheva. Concert and supper $25. Book your ticket in advance for this very popular event; for tickets call 604-254-3436.

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

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

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 29 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

 

TRILLIUM NORTH PARK: Seeding hand-skills in Our Community for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 8 2015

November 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Demonstrations & Workshops
TRILLIUM NORTH PARK: Seeding hand-skills in Our Community
Sunday November 8, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Trillium North Park, False Creek East, Malkin & Thornton
Free

Visit Trillium North Park for demonstrations and informal workshops of wood carving, fibre spinning, processing locally grown linen, and eco-printing cloth. Other activities include impromptu musical collaborations with Brad Muirhead and the Hastings Street Band; a screening room featuring documentation of past local projects; and the Apothecary Tea Room with Marina Szijarto

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

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

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 29 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

 

AMAZING, BRAVE AND EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE with Ellen Woodsworth for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 8 2015

November 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Walking Tour
AMAZING, BRAVE AND EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN IN THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE with Ellen Woodsworth
Sunday November 8, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Meet at Thornton Park, 1150 Station Street
$10; pay what you can for local residents

From a national memorial to social enterprise, Amazing, Brave and Extraordinary Women in the Downtown Eastside explores the stories of extraordinary women who have contributed to improved community and quality of life for women in the DTES. Ellen Woodsworth is a speaker, writer, activist and former Vancouver City councilor, and is passionate about social justice, economic equality and environmentally sound planning. This walk was originally organized in the spring for Jane’s Walk by Women Transforming Cities. Learn more at womentransformingcities.org.

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

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

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 29 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

 

ALL OF ME: An evening with Dalannah Gail Bowen and Friends for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 7 2015

November 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Special Event
ALL OF ME: An evening with Dalannah Gail Bowen and Friends
Saturday November 7, 8pm -10:30pm
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
$10 regular/$5 concession at the door

The Downtown Eastside’s own Dalannah Gail Bowen has been music-making for over 45 years and for the last 15 years she has been a dynamic advocate for community; she has been an integral part of the DTES Heart of the City Festival since day one and she was recently honoured as ‘Master Blues Artist’ in the Blues Hall of Fame. Congratulations Dalannah!

The Festival has the honour of presenting an evening devoted to Dalannah Gail Bowen and her truly unique and powerful voice, described as ‘Billie Holiday meets Howlin’ Wolf.’ The musical line-up is stellar: Simon Kendall on piano, Rene Worst on bass, Chris Nordquist on drums, Dave Say on saxophone, Jim Salmon on percussion, with backup singers Jessi Nicholson, and Carlos Arias. For the second half of the evening, Owen Owen Owen is on bass. Join Dalannah and friends for an evening of jazz, blues and gospel; an evening not-to-be missed!

 

This event was on  Day 11 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

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 29 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

DTES POETS CABARET for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 7 2015

November 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Poetry
DTES POETS CABARET & OPEN MIC
Saturday November 7, 7pm – 9:45pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Free

Downtown Eastside poets and writers meet on the first Saturday of every month to read original poetry, plays, prose and works-in-progress. The evening is free, it’s friendly, and it’s packed with local talent both on the microphone and in the audience. Featured guests for the evening are Queenie, aka Valerie Mason – John and Bertha Clark, ada Adelene da soul poet. Sign up for a ten minute spot at the Open Mic. Hosted by Diane Wood.

This event was on Day 11 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

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 29 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

 

 

MR. FIRE-MAN PAINTS A PICTURE for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 7 2015

November 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Art
MR. FIRE-MAN PAINTS A PICTURE: Live Painting Tea House
Saturday November 7, 5pm -10pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall
Free

The Festival is pleased to present something a little different; something a little unexpected and improvised. David Gowman is Mr. Fire-Man and he paints a picture. ‘In a hall, at the back, beside the music, local painter performs: Pacific Northwest landscape class: an oil painting step by step.’ Musical guests: Idverb (Brad Muirhead, trombone plus composition/musical direction; Lisa Miller, piano; Chris Kelly, electronics; Kedrick James, text/spoken-word artist) will wax poetic with a kaleidoscopic collage of spoken word and music. Following their two hour set, the horn section of The Legion of Flying Monkeys will close the evening with an exploration of sound and rhythm.

This event was on  Day 11 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

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 29 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

SUSTAIN AND NOURISH for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Nov 7 2015

November 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Reading
SUSTAIN AND NOURISH
Saturday November 7, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Free

Thursdays Writing Collective reads shorts texts from their new project, Sustain and Nourish – an investigation into where and how the topic of food intersects with literature. Personal and political, these pieces respond to questions posed by Poet Laureate Rachel Rose’s three – year Food and Poetry community building initiative.

This event was on  Day 11 of the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 28 to Sunday November 8, 2015

Over 90 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

q_90_278x360_0_fe_wouIrXutj

Visit the Heart of the City Festival website

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 29 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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