Canada may have just celebrated television victory with multiple Emmy awards for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but Vancouverites should turn their heads to the big screen for a cosmopolitan highlight of the calendar: Vancouver International Film Festival.
Zoe Grams is principal at ZG Communications: a marketing agency working with publishers, not-for-profits and socially-conscious organizations. She has written about performing arts in both Canada and the UK.
Vancouver Fringe Festival is now underway and amidst the festivities and comedies, one innovative arts project is changing perceptions of tragedy: climate change and the impending (and already visited) environmental consequences.
False Creek is no stranger to spectacle.
While Vancouver brims with Festivals in August, few demonstrate the city’s quintessential nature like Vines Art Festival: an annual, eco-art event featuring artists collaborating alongside community leaders and farmers.
Think of summer festivals and you likely associate the phrase with wristbands, glamping, and music stages against a backdrop of stunning British Columbia scenery.
What better way to celebrate an iconic Vancouver tradition than in the company of 40,000 fellow merry-makers?
Since Indian Summer Festival launched seven years ago, the event has gained a reputation for bringing some of the finest minds — and conversations — from across the globe to Vancouver.
After a winter we can’t stop talking about, summer is beginning to blossom in Vancouver with patio days, blue skies and much of the population savouring the outdoors.
Since the first written text was invented more than 7,000 years ago, words have shaped our perceptions, held our histories, and become one of humanity’s most complex and widely used tools.
Vancouver’s annual documentary film festival consistently reflects the energy of early spring, and the sense of possibility, drive and change that comes with it.
History may be written by the winners, but not all victors share the glory. During the First World War more than 4,000 Aboriginal soldiers fought under the Canadian flag. Relinquishing their status to enlist, they were fundamental to the Allied troops’ victory, but little is known, or celebrated, about their contribution.
At their finest, family dinners are noisy, spirited and offer a good deal of comfortable insults.
January 19 is a day of dangerous genius, astrologically speaking.
What do you do with a headstrong girl?”
Stealing olives from the jar while my mother prepared paella. Watching my nana brown fish and milk in a cast iron pot. Cooking nervously for a first love and burning the onions.
If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Standing amidst endless aisles of festive gift choices, you may ask yourself some important questions: Have you already bought your father everything MEC could possibly offer? (No) Will copious amounts of food be an acceptable gift rather than something more personal? (Yes) Is it acceptable to keep 30% of presents you purchase for yourself instead?
Is the sugary coating of traditional Christmas activities already causing cavities? Amidst the traditional festive fare offered throughout the city this December, a number of unusual, avant-garde and downright cheeky shows offer an alternative way to celebrate the season.
For twenty years, Vancouver’s iconic Eastside Cultural Crawl has transformed the landscape of Vancouver over four autumn days.
After years of escalating prices and debate, Vancouver’s housing crisis is on everyone’s lips. It looks as much a part of the city as the mountain skyline – at least for now.