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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 

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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

 

FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY for 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver on Oct 29 2014

October 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Special Event
FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY
Wednesday October 29, 2pm – 3pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main
Join friends from the neighbourhood, dignitaries, Phoenix Winter (President, Carnegie Community Centre Association) and special guests for this the grand opening of our 11th annual festival! Today we celebrate the strength and resilience of the Downtown Eastside community and the artists in our midst.

Sam George (Tse-at-sul-tuxch) of the Squamish Nation will open with a Welcome Song; Mike Dangeli of the Git Hayetsk Dancers will share celebratory songs; and emerging rising stars Jamie Elliott and the Downtown Eastside’s own Hannah Walker perform as Twin Bandit. There is more! The community’s favourite jazz band The Carnegie Jazz Band, led by trombonist Brad Muirhead, will play a short selection of new songs written by members of the community, including Patrick Foley’sSandstone Lady, sung by the Carnegie Community Choir led by Mike Richter.

Refreshments! Everyone welcome to this free event.

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

 

 

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 11th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2014 in Vancouver

October 25, 2014 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help provide social media coverage of the 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver from Wednesday October 29 to Sunday November 9, 2013

See AHA MEDIA’s coverage of last year’s Heart of the City Festival 2013 in reverse chronological order.

Below is Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA proudly holding the Brand New Heart of the City Festival 2014 Festival Program guide

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Below is Garvin Snider and Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA proudly holding the Brand New Heart of the City Festival 2014 Festival Program guide

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Below is Garvin Snider of AHA MEDIA thanking people for supporting the Heart of the City Festival 2014

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Welcome to 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

Sean-Gunn3What an amazing decade it has been since the founding of the festival in 2004. With our 11th annual festival we are honoured to begin our second decade working with and for the Downtown Eastside.

To celebrate and launch this second decade, our 2014 festival theme is ‘Keeping the home fires burning.’  As we prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade, we are inspired by Downtown Eastside residents and artists who carry the flame of our community: they warm our hearts, shed light on pressing concerns, illuminate stories old and new, fire our imaginations, and keep the torch burning for future generations.

The upcoming 2014 Festival features a feast of twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, history walks and an array of artists.

A special festival highlight is the Theatre in the Raw production of The Raymur Mothers, an original musical from Bill Sample and former Vancouver Sun reporter  Bob Sarti directed by Jay Hamburger. Featuring thirteen original and rousing songs, The Raymur Mothers brings to life the inspiring story of single moms living down on Campbell Avenue at the Stamps Place (Raymur) Public Housing Project.  In 1971 they took action on the train tracks, fighting for a pedestrian overpass to get their children safely to Admiral Seymour Elementary School.

Other 2014 highlights include festival favorites and festival surprises: Carnegie Jazz Band, Barrio Flamenco, Sawagi Taiko, Dovbush Dancers, Keepers of the Flame: A Celebration of Poetry, and much more to be announced.

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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

 

 

Binners Unconference on Oct 20, 2014 in Vancouver

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment

A conference on binning is one way UBC’s Learning Exchange, now in its 15th year, is connecting with Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Ken Lyotier says dumpster diving is a lot like treasure hunting except the loot involved is bottles and cans that can be returned for a refund. “They’re the gold and silver of street recycling,” he says.

And while bottles and cans may be disposable, he knows people aren’t.

As the co-leader of the Binners’ Project, a working group for waste pickers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Lyotier is on a mission to improve working conditions for binning, an often-invisible job performed by many of the city’s homeless.

For the past several months, the group has met inside the carport at the UBC Learning Exchange, a community engagement initiative in the DTES, to talk shop.

“Binners spend most of their waking hours picking through garbage,” says Lyotier, a former binner and longtime partner of the Learning Exchange. “They help keep the city clean and should have a voice in waste management policy.”

A nickel for your thoughts

With this in mind, Lyotier’s group is inviting UBC students and the wider community to the UBC Learning Exchange for a binner’s conference – or unconference, as they prefer to call it – on October 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The unconference – a more participatory approach to group meetings – will address the issues binners face, like locked dumpsters, and explore the idea of building a national network of street recyclers across Canada.

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