21 Jan 2022

Isata Kanneh-Mason

The Kanneh-Masons are back! This time, it’s the oldest of the seven prodigy siblings – 25 year old Isata – who will be in town to wow us on the piano for a Vancouver Recital Society concert at the Vancouver Playhouse. Isata Kanneh-Mason is the recipient of multiple awards, including

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18 Jan 2022

Hot Chocolate Festival ’22

Need to get out of the house and warm your innards? The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, now in its 12th year, offers a delicious way to support local entrepreneurs, many of whom have had a tough past two years. It is also a fundraiser for Growing Chefs – which

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15 Jan 2022

Strung With Poet Sinews

In The Two Gentlemen of Verona, William Shakespeare wrote: ‘Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears Moist it again, and frame some feeling line That may discover such integrity: For Orpheus’ lute was strung with poets’ sinews, Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones, Make tigers

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11 Jan 2022

Janna Watson. Blue Moon, Blue Ocean.

Talented Canadian artist Janna Watson has a new show – ‘Blue Moon, Blue Ocean’ – coming up at Vancouver’s Bau-Xi Gallery from January 15th to 29th. Watson describes this latest exhibit: ‘This series illustrates the dark blues that appear to float in deep, watery, starry space – the space where

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09 Jan 2022

Chinatown To Commercial Drive

i. Today’s day trip starts in Vancouver’s Chinatown, formally labelled as such in the 1890s. One of the largest Chinatowns in North America, this is a rich downtown world which is currently the focus of revitalization efforts from the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation. Their vision? ‘The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is dedicated

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