Black History Month 2017 in Victoria BC.

Black History Month 2017 in Victoria BC. Black History Month continues to grow from strength to strength in Victoria BC with organizations like the BC Black History Awareness Society, the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS), and the  African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI)--together with partners Greater Victoria Public Library, Belfry Theatre, Intrepid Theatre, UVic Legacy Gallery, Garth Homer Centre, … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Eight.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Eight.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of Me, The Queen and a Coconut by Andrew Bailey , Fat Sex by Steve Larkin, Everlast by Kevin Koch, Bowser by Joyce Kline As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of entries–previews, and picks, as well as reviews. I have written 17 … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Five.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Five. Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of Get Lost Jem Rolls, I Forgot to Fly Today by DownUnderground (Trent Baumann) and The Child Behind the Eyes by RKP Productions (review of this show will be posted Thursday). As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of entries–previews, … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Four.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Four. Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of The Quiet Environmentalist by Carolyn Moon and SJ Valiquette, Pandemonium by Rob Gee, (i·m)position by Luciterra Dance, Bushel & Peck by Alistair Knowles and Stéphanie Morin-Robertt, Best Picture by RibbitRepublic, Sky Corner, by Hannah Ockenden, Joanie Papillon, Natalie Shaw. As always, my complete Victoria Fringe … [Read more...]

Fat Sex at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Steve Larkin

Fat Sex at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Steve Larkin. Steve Larking is performing his solo poetry-music show at the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival August 22-September 4, 2016 and at the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival September 8-18, 2016.  He was kind enough to answer a few questions. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist? I first came over in 2006 doing a double act … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 my “local” picks

Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. My "local" picks.  Stay tuned.  I'll have them up shortly. … [Read more...]

SKAMpede by Theatre SKAM returns July 8-10, 2016

SKAMpede by Theatre SKAM returns July 8-10, 2016.  Media release New HUB location offers more space for performances and festivities When SKAMpede returns for the eighth annual festival of original short outdoor performances, audiences will be welcomed to a new home base with more space, a greater range of activities and a larger variety of music and performances. Held along the Galloping Goose Trail, SKAMpede is a series of short … [Read more...]

Seventh Annual Summer So(u)lstice at Royal Oak Burial Park. June 25, 2016.

Seventh Annual Summer So(u)lstice at Royal Oak Burial Park. June 25, 2016. When my husband Yves Loran passed away in 2001, I did what many people do--keep his cremated ashes at home--while I made a decision about a final resting place.  Many years later, after exploring all options, and remembering that my beloved grandfather was buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (ROBP), we chose a columbarium nestled in a grove of trees.  Royal Oak Burial … [Read more...]

A 2016 Arts Prospective Victoria BC

A 2016 Arts Prospective. Victoria BC. From Pixabay by geralt A prospective—I’m eagerly awaiting the following productions, seasons, events, festivals, shows, new works, new artistic risks, and celebrations for a variety of reasons.  Some include—the first time a company has been able to produce a complete season (Scrumpy Productions); a significant milestone like a 5th (Sing Your Joy young adult chorus, Broken Rhythms) or 10th birthday (Snafu … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two. Victoria Fringe Festival 2015, August 26-September 6 in Victoria BC. Day Two of the Victoria Fringe began, once again, with Venue 6 Langham Court Theatre, for Rob Gee in Icarus Dancing, and Daughter of Turpentine by Leah Callen. I finished the night at Venue 3 The Metro Studio with Bear Dreams by For Body and Light.  (Please note--I'll have the review of Bear Dreams posted here on … [Read more...]