Brian Paterson

Brian Paterson studied acting at the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Ryerson University Theatre School. He is a partner at Murray Paterson Marketing Group, an arts and culture marketing agency in Vancouver.


Wen Wei Dance will perform next Wednesday as a part of Dance in Vancouver. (Chris Randle Photo)

Local creators spring into action at Dance in Vancouver

Our city has long hosted a hotbed of contemporary dance artists. Every two years, this community’s creativity comes to a boil at Dance in Vancouver – an intense, immersive four-day celebration that showcases the works of this vibrant artistic scene.

On Sept. 29, the Beyond Words Series will host Kate Evans, who will read excerpts from her book, Threads. (Supplied Photo)

September is literally amazing

As leaves begin to turn and rain starts to return, cherished indoor activities may help with the transition from endless summer days.

Postmodern Jukebox will perform at the Orpheum Theatre as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (Braverijah Gregg Photo)

Jazz festival returns for city-wide summer celebration

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival returns to the city next Thursday, kicking off a city-wide celebration of music’s endless capacity to inspire and enliven. During 11 dazzling days, the festival will light up Vancouver venues and public spaces with 300 performances that represent a kaleidoscopic spectrum of styles: jazz, reggae, folk, hi

Andrew Bailey, Jayson McDonald, and Tara Travis are Phantom Signal. (Contributed Photo)

Close encounters of the comic kind

There is nothing better than being in on a secret. This weekend, audiences can feel like part of an inside club with cozy, comedic performances in nooks across the city.

Parking Lot by Greg Girard, one of the many photographs featured in the Capture Photography Festival. (Submitted Photo)

Capture Photography Festival celebrates the still image

Capture Photography Festival kicks off its fourth year of festivities this Saturday, bringing its largest-ever celebration of lens-based art and still imagery. Throughout the month of April, more than 100 exhibitions, installations and special events will pop up in communities, galleries and public spaces across the Lower Mainland.

Damien Atkins. (David Cooper Photo)

Angels in America brings fresh revelations

Early in my conversation with director Kim Collier, it became clear how it is difficult to describe Angels in America without rattling off long lists of adjectives (“Huge, epic, smart, powerful theatre,” she tells me).