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And Bella Sang With Us January 4-14, 2017 At The Firehall Arts Centre

27 Dec

andbellasangwithusemilycooperThe Firehall Arts Centre has recently added the works of two female playwrights to their 2016-2017 season. One of which is And Bella Sang With Us opening in the New Year. This show was “Pick Of The Fringe” at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival and is written by written by Vancouver’s Sally Stubbs. The story is set in 1912 in the Downtown Eastside and features Constable Lurancy Harris and Minnie Miller, Vancouver’s first female police officers. In this play, they will show you how they dealt with the ‘female morality issue’.  This subject matter, of course, leads them into a host of other issues including societal and family pressures as well as political corruption not to mention trying to deal with ‘The Lord of the Bawdy Houses’. The cast features a great line up of local talent including Leanna Brodie, Sarah Louise Turner, Simon Webb, Beatrice Zeilinger, Agnes Tong, and Patrick Courtin.  Opening night is January 4, 2017 and the show runs to January 14th with several matinees featured. Tickets are $24 and available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

Photo Credit: Emily Cooper

East Van Jewellery Collection Launch Party November 17th

9 Nov

 

IloveEastVanBeneeWe would like to introduce you to a great new jewellery collection that speaks East Van. Benée Rubin, local jewellery designer and goldsmith is excited to officially launch her new collection East Van Cross Jewellery on November 17th. Benée has lived in Vancouver’s eastside and wanted to use her talent as a master goldsmith and designer to help the women and children in her own neighbourhood. As a long-time supporter of the YWCA and a single mother herself, Benée is donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the East Van Jewellery Collection to Crabtree Corner.  If you are unfamiliar with Crabtree Corner, it houses a range of programs and services under one roof to help marginalized women and families living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside feel safer, less isolated, healthier and more empowered to make positive choices.

Benée is proud to say all of the jewellery is locally made and materials are locally sourced. In addition to being available online at beneerubin.com and at her downtown studio, the collection will soon be in select stores and galleries.   To see the full collection in person, we invite you to the Launch Party on Monday, November 17th which takes place at Catalog Gallery, #2061 – 88 West Pender (Tinseltown Mall) from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. RSVP requested to: flameeadie@shaw.ca or 604.764.6216.

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Cultch Gallery Opening Showcasing The Downtown East Side Small Grant Arts Program

27 May

CultchGalleryDTEASPThis Wednesday, May 29th, The Cultch Gallery, 1895 Venables Street, invites you to the opening of a new exhibit.   The Cultch Gallery will be showcasing the works of the Vancouver Foundation’s Downtown East Side Small Arts Grants program. This program was created in 2008 in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre. The initiative seeks to foster individual achievement amongst local artists in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.   You are invited to attend the opening reception of this exhibit which will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday,  May 29th. The exhibit runs from May 28, 2013 – June 8, 2013  and can be viewed from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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