Artful Sundays return to the Britannia Community Centre this summer. This is an outdoor visual arts market that begins Sunday, August 7th, 2016 and will run every consecutive Sunday until September 4th. This event now in its 16th year will feature local artists, special events, artist demonstrations, workshops and more. There will also be lots of live music on hand and we’ve set out below who will be on hand for each Sunday. The event will take place in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Workshop: Mixed Media Button Making with Dianne Wood & Helen Spaxman
Live Music with Backspin Noon – 2:30 pm
Live Music with Russell Shumsky & Bud Kurz 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Workshop: Poetry Scrolls With James Melcher
Live Music with Illiteratty Noon – 2:30 pm
Live Music with Creaking Planks 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Workshop: Pasta Jewellery with Paula Luther
Live Music with Tim Sars & Wynston Minckler Noon – 2:30 pm
Live Music with Doug Thordarson 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Workshop: Print Making with Paddi McGrath
Live Music with Cosmic Wink & John Lyon Noon – 2:30 pm
Live Music with Rio Samaya 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Workshop: Colouring Table with Trish Mitchell
Live Music with the Soda Crackers Noon – 2:30 pm
Live Music with Katheryn Petersen & Squeeze Box Circle Orchestra 2:30 – 5 pm
There is a long line of local artists on hand for this weekly event. If you wish to know which artisan will be on hand on any given day, we invite you check the Facebook page for Artful Sundays. We invite you to come out and support this great community event.
Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, is hosting the 21st Annual Stone Soup Festival on Saturday, May 7th. This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community. Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:
Urban Foraging & Medicine Making with Lori Snyder
Free Drop-In Workshop & Walkabout
Family Activity Room 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Greenhorn Community Music Project
Performance 1:00 pm West Kid’s Area
Children’s Interactive Music with George Rahi (from Gamelan Bike Bike)
West Kid’s Area 2:00 pm
“Saving Our Wild Salmon” Slide Show & Talk by Eddie Gardner
Britannia Library 3:00 pm
There will be live music on the Commercial Drive Stage starting at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Backspin takes the stage followed by the Tim Sars Duo at 2:00 pm. After that The Vancouver Fiddle Club keep things moving about 3:00 pm which are followed by Rio Samaya at 4:00 p.m. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities for the kids including face painting, storytelling and a kids activity area. For more information, contact the Britannia Community Centre at T: 604.718.5800.
The Britannia Community Services Centre is hosting a Yarn Appreciation Event in honour of International Yarn Bombing Day on June 6th. You are invited to come out and make a crochet button flower. You can bring your own yarn, or it will be provided for you. All the crochet button flowers will be placed in the Cherry tree at the end of Napier Greenway next to Commercial Drive. Which of course will be a great photo opportunity as well for those in the area. The event kicks off at Noon and goes till 4:00 pm.
Artful Sundays is an outdoor visual arts market that begins Sunday, August 11th and will run every consecutive Sunday until September 1st. This event features local artists, live music, special events, artist demonstrations, workshops, tea leaf reading and more. The event will be held in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Live music for the first Sunday will be provided by Backspin from Noon – 2:30 p.m. and Rio Samaya will be on hand from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The workshop this weekend will be “Scraps and Stitches” a sewing workshop with Karenza T. Wall. Artists on hand this weekend include:
Kirstin Brundin – Photography
Sue Griese – Ceramics
Amy Lee – Jewellery
Candace Massey & Nikita Bates – Paintings
Tracy Matthews – Jewellery
Diane Wood – Cards, Dolls and Collage
For a full listing of all the artists, musicians and workshops for all four Sundays, visit Britannia Community Centre.