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Opening Reception for The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show IN OUR BACKYARD IS YOUR BACKYARD for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday Nov 5 2010

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Opening Reception
The Oppenheimer Park
Community Art Show
IN OUR BACKYARD IS YOUR BACKYARD
Friday November 5, 6pm-9pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova    Exhibition November 5 to 28

It is an honour to include in the Festival the 3rd Annual Community Art Show. When the Oppenheimer Park Art Show began in 2008 it helped to bridge the community through the challenging transformations of a pre-Olympic city. Today, on the other side of redevelopment, Oppenheimer Park remains a resolute community of people upholding the Park’s vision as a place for art, education, recreation, health and healing. This art show features work by new, emerging and established artists that reflects the vibrant and creative community in and around the Park and offers a unique perspective into the heart and home of the Downtown Eastside community. For information: 604-687-2468 or www.gachet.org. Free

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Opening Night Parade of The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show IN OUR BACKYARD IS YOUR BACKYARD for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday Nov 5 2010

November 6, 2010 2 comments

Opening Night Parade
The Oppenheimer Park
Community Art Show
IN OUR BACKYARD IS YOUR BACKYARD
Friday November 5, 5pm-6pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell

At 5pm join Oppenheimer Park artists, community members and neighbours for the Art Show Opening Night Parade, led by Brad Muirhead and the newly formed Carnegie Street Band. Gather at the new Oppenheimer Park Field House and join the sidewalk procession to Gallery Gachet! Free

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WRITE TO THE CITY: Adventures in Social Writing for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Thursday Nov 4 2010

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Interactive Writing
WRITE TO THE CITY: Adventures in Social Writing
Thursday November 4, 8:30pm-10pm
Brickhouse Bar, 730 Main

Join the Thursdays Writing Collective with guest author Michael Turner for 90 minutes of writing prompts, pencil-chewing, and laughter as they push the phrases and numbers that determine how we navigate Vancouver into a creative realm. Numbers, acronyms, forms: how can we repurpose these constraints and social controls into an act of creative liberation and change the way we experience civic space? Pencils and paper will be supplied and participants will have the opportunity to share their writing. Michael Turner is a Vancouver-based author of fiction, criticism and song. His books include Hard Core Logo, The Pornographer’s Poem and most recently 8×10. He blogs at this address: http://mtwebsit.blogspot.com/. The Thursdays Writing Collective, directed by Elee Kraljii Gardiner, has been called by Geist magazine “the biggest, boldest, and by far the most vital conspiracy of writers operating in Vancouver at present.” TWC meets at Carnegie Community Centre every Thursday for drop-in creative writing sessions. More info at www.thursdayspoemsandprose.ca. Cash bar. Free admission

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Sustaining Memories Opening Reception by Colleen Carroll for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Thursday Nov 4 2010

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Opening Reception
SUSTAINING MEMORIES Colleen Carroll
Thursday November 4, 6pm-8pm
radha yoga & eatery, 728 Main 2nd floor
Exhibition November 4 to 30

Downtown Eastside artist Colleen Carroll has lived at Main and Hastings for nine years after moving here from the north due to severe health challenges. She loves it here and says she’s “never looked back.” “Painting helps me in many ways. It makes me focus on things other than my pain and poor memory. It takes me back in time and place to where and when I had my health. It lets me record the beauty I have found, and still find, in my life, living here in the DTES.” She works in acrylic, mostly on canvas, with subjects from Haida Gwaii to Ecuador but mostly her work these days is of “the hood.” (Colleen Carroll) For tonight’s reception Stan Hudac will play some of Colleen’s favourite piano selections and as a special Diwali treat, Nazil Kara will do complimentary mehndi designs for the guests. The eatery is open for dinner 6pm-10pm. For information 604-605-0011 or www.radhavancouver.org

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CRAB PARK & THE NEST PROJECT Walking Tour with Greg Ferguson & Don Larson for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Thursday Nov 4, 2010

November 4, 2010 1 comment

Walking Tour
CRAB PARK & THE NEST PROJECT
with Greg Ferguson & Don Larson
Thursday November 4, 4:30pm-6pm

Meet at Wendy Poole Park, NW corner of Main & Alexander
Environmental artist Sharon Kallis spent the summer in workshops with community members to create woven sculptures for the marsh pond located in CRAB Park. They wove perches and protection for park birds and helped to make the area more livable for birds in the DTES, www.crabparknest.wordpress.com. As they worked they learned about the history and stories of the favourite waterfront from Don Larson, activist and founder of CRAB Water for Life Society. Led by Don’s persistence in the mid-80s, determined residents set up a tent-city for almost three months to fight for the right to build a park in the DTES. Their persistence eventually paid off and we celebrate the results of their activism in this natural jewel of a park. Don and Greg Ferguson, biologist, will lead a walking tour of the park history, ecology, and various memorials and art works. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

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FIRST UNITED CELEBRATION for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Wednesday Nov 3, 2010

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Community Celebration
FIRST UNITED CELEBRATION
Wednesday November 3, 6pm
First United Church, 320 E. Hastings

Join in this regular weekly Celebration of life: be part of creating a new kind of community in old town Vancouver with supper, music and an inspirational talk. Tonight’s celebration welcomes a special musical guest Rick Lavallie, longtime neighbourhood favourite and entertainer. Ricky plays a hand drum and looks forward to sharing some tunes. The First United Church has been a strong long-time community presence in the Downtown Eastside with outreach services that include advocacy in mental health, housing and meal programs, www.firstunited.ca. Everyone welcome. Free

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Learning, Freedom & The Web Open Lab Discussion at W2 Woodward’s Open Lab for 7th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Wednesday Nov 3, 2010

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Open Lab Discussion
LEARNING, FREEDOM & THE WEB
Wednesday November 3, 11am-2pm
W2 Woodward’s Open Lab,
250–111 W. Hastings

Learn about the open web, how it affects how we learn and explore local solutions such as creating a free community wifi for the DTES. The web surrounds us with a massive and remixable tapestry of perspectives, facts and data. It gives us the freedom to learn whatever we want at our own speed and in our own way. It lets us become our own teachers. Fundamentally: the free and open nature of the internet is revolutionizing learning. Come for a discussion that is also digitally connected to a live dialogue from Mozilla Foundation’s Drumbeat Conference in Barcelona. Free (optional lunch $5)

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