Finding space in Vancouver is tough.
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.
Alley Theatre is ambitious.
In 2007, Christopher Hitchens wrote an essay in Vanity Fair entitled Why Women Aren’t Funny. The inflammatory — and demonstrably incorrect article — ignited enormous controversy.
In just 10 days, the Vancouver Writers Fest begins its annual tradition of welcoming writers from across the globe to the city for a week of discussions, readings and explorations. In its 30th year, the festival is well versed in delving into pages and the minds behind them.
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.
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?