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TERRAIN OF THOUGHT for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2015

October 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Workshop & Interactive Exhibit
TERRAIN OF THOUGHT with Ruth Howard
Friday October 30, 1pm – 4pm
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main
Also October 31 & November 2
Free
Last spring, over 75 artists traveled across Canada from Vancouver to PEI on the Train of Thought, with stops in 25 cities, towns and First Nation communities: a journey of reconciliation and collaboration through participatory art-making between First Nations and settler-immigrant artists and communities. Launched with a Leave-taking Ceremony in the Downtown Eastside, Train of Thought was produced by Jumblies Theatre (Ontario) and partners across Canada, including Vancouver Moving Theatre. To move forward on this vital work, Ruth Howard – one of the festival’s favorite visiting artists and the artistic director of Jumblies Theatre – returns to the Downtown Eastside to collaborate with Train of Thought artists on creating Terrain of Thought for the Carnegie 3rd floor gallery.

The artistic team will work with Carnegie patrons and festival guests to build a mini-landscape out of assorted materials, text and images from the national tour and the Downtown Eastside. The exhibit will be created over four days in three display cases, through open workshops. Come and contribute to an emerging imaginative terrain woven from thoughts on how we can live together on shared territory.

The artists: Ruth Howard, Bill Beauregarde, Columpa Bobb, Priscillia Tait, and Savannah Walling.

 

 

This event was on  Day 4 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

ORKESTAR SLIVOVICA for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2015

October 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Music in the Streets
ORKESTAR SLIVOVICA
Saturday October 31,
1:30pm
Starts at Carnegie, 401 Main

The Balkan Brass ensemble plays and sings a diverse repertoire, from insanely fast dance tunes to heartwrenching songs, often in crooked rhythms and exotic scales.

This event was on  Day 4 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

 

HOUSING CRISIS TOUR for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 31 2015

October 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Walking Tour
HOUSING CRISIS TOUR with Carnegie Community Action Project
Saturday October 31, 11am (approx. 90 minutes)
Meet on the front steps of Carnegie, 401 Main
$10; free for local residents

Homelessness has been growing in the Downtown Eastside: this year 836 people were recorded as homeless in the neighborhood – the most ever – despite 458 homeless people being housed in new social housing units throughout the city. Next year homelessness could grow by hundreds, and rents in single room occupancy hotels continue to escalate. Herb Varley and other members of CCAP will lead the ‘housing crisis’ tour; they will visit places where homeless people are forced to sleep, the hotels from which they are being reno-victed, and the key sites where, if there was the political will, governments could buy, lease or build housing where homeless people could make their homes.

This event was on  Day 4 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

 

14th DTES Street Market at 501 Powell St

October 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

Happy Caramel Apple Day!

Magic Day!

0 AHA MEDIA at 14th DTES Street Market in Vancouver on Oct 31 2015

COMEDY IS THE BEST MEDICINE for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2015

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Comedy
COMEDY IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Friday October 30, 7pm – 9pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova
Free
Feeling under the weather? Here’s your prescription – have some comedy! Join host David Granirer and comics from Stand Up for Mental Health, including our favourite local funny guy Paul Decarie. Special guests are the Highs & Lows Choir, a choir for people with mental health issues, and their friends and supporters, who know a comic song when they sing one. Stand Up For Mental Health was founded by award-winning counselor, stand-up comic and author David Granirer who teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness. David and his comics look at the lighter side of taking meds, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system. For more info: www.standupformentalhealth.com

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 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

BEAUTY WITHIN FASHION SHOW for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2015

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Community
BEAUTY WITHIN FASHION SHOW
Friday October 30, 6pm – 7:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings
Free
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is excited to host another celebratory Beauty Within Fashion Show, in which women and elders from the DTES Women’s Centre model clothing from the Centre’s clothing room and donated by My Sister’s Closet. Come and see what the most fashionable women and elders in the neighborhood are wearing this fall season. The fashion show starts at 6pm with light refreshments. Thanks to SFU’s VanCity Office of Community Engagement for their support. Women and men 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 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

 

EASTSIDE FRIDAY: HEART OF THE CITY CELEBRATION for 12th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 2015 in Vancouver on Oct 30 2015

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Showcase
EASTSIDE FRIDAY: HEART OF THE CITY CELEBRATION
Friday October 30, 3:30pm – 6pm
EWMA Studio, 800 E. Hastings
Free

Join Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) for the Heart of the City Eastside Friday: Collective Expressions, a community open mic that showcases EWMA artists and community members in an evening of poetry, spoken word and acoustic accompaniment. All are welcome to participate!

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 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