Vancouver DTES artists’ planning meeting for Soul Gardens Long Table Dinners Series at W2 Media Cafe from Aug 1 – 7, 2011
Soul Gardens Long Table Dinner Series as part of W2 Soul Gardens Public Art Project within Surge: 2nd Annual Festival of Urban Digital Culture
Founding DTES communities shared gardens, ingredients and stories. Now taste the recipes and flavours from Vancouver’s early settlers on the Unceded Territories of the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh,Nation and Musqueam Nation. Guest Chef Mark Smith (Toronto) works with artists Cease Wyss, Indigo, Anne Marie Slater, Wayde Compton, and Lani Russwurm.
Tickets online $1-20 by donation, sliding scale
European, Monday Aug 1, 7pm, W2 Media Café
Coast Salish, Tuesday Aug 2, 7pm, W2 Media Café
African, Wednesday Aug 3, 7pm, W2 Media Café
Japanese, Thursday Aug 4, 7pm, W2 Media Café
Chinese, Friday Aug 5, 7pm, W2 Media Café
Pie Competition, Saturday Aug 6, 4pm W2 Media Café
Comfort Soul Food Sunday Aug 7, 6pm, For Women and Children, Location TBA
Soul Gardens is a W2 community public art project that investigates the cultural history of the Downtown Eastside as told through stories of food, gardening and community.
A collaboration between five muralists and five artist researchers, the project draw heavily on individual and shared narratives within founding DTES cultural groups including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations, and African, Chinese, Japanese and European settlers. In addition to a large public mural, Soul Gardens will create a dynamic online interface inviting individuals to share recipes, stories, photos and other information about how food has played a role in shaping their experience of Vancouver.
Muralists: Jordan Bent, Indigo, Scott Sueme, Melanie Shambach, Take5. Researchers: Wayde Compton, Lani Russwurm, Anne Marie Slater, Sid Tan and Cease Wyss. Project Coordinators: Irwin Oostindie, Lianne Payne.
Look here for further event updates on the project as they are announced, including long table dinners, recipe card collections, and public talks and workshops on cultural heritage and community history.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada. Artwork design: Jordan Ben
AHA MEDIA is very proud to help support the W2 Soul Gardens Public Art Project!
Below are photos from a recent meeting at W2 Media Cafe
Surge: 2nd Annual Festival of Urban Digital Culture
July 30 – August 7, 2011
W2 Media Cafe
July 30 Pride World Dance Party
Salaam Canada and W2 Present the Pride World Beat Dance Party in celebration of the Salaam Conference, Outgames – Human Rights Conference and Vancouver Pride 2011.
Simulcast on 102.7FM Coop Radio starting at 11pm.
$10 advance/$15 door; tickets at W2 Media Cafe, Little Sister’s, Salaam Conference, and online at Clubzone.com
July 30 – Aug 7 Surge Daily’s: DJs at W2 Media Cafe 8-10pm, curated by Kaglar Omega
July 31 Just Beyond Hope: Women’s Internment Stories Talk and Screening by Pia Massie. 2pm, Chapel Arts, in association with Powell Street Festival.
August 1 – 5 Soul Gardens: Long Table Dinners 7pm daily, cuisine from Coast Salish, European, African, Japanese and Chinese Vancouver traditions.
August 1 – 5 Utopia DJ Camp Youth Showcase Friday Aug 5, 6-8pm
August 2 Stock Characters: The Cooking Show Video Premiere 2pm
August 4 City as Spectacle, Panel discussion on Vancouver Riots. 8pm
Aug 5 Just Beyond Hope: Women’s Internment Stories Talk and Screening by Pia Massie.
W2 Media Cafe, Vancouver 125 Redress Series
August 5 – Tangled Wires Exhibition 7pm, Ayden Gallery
After Party, W2 Media Cafe, 10pm-late.
August 6 Beating Homelessness: A Live Editing and Production Workshop 10am – 6pm
August 6 Soul Garden: Pie Competition 4- 6pm
August 6 Yours Truly #1 with PRISONGARDE | EAMES | AJK | ZEEAA 11pm – 3am
August 7 Comfort Soul Food Dinner 6pm