A Summer of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC

A Summer of Theatre 2017 June-August in Victoria BC Ah, summer, and the chance to slow down and partake of outdoor festivals, classical theatre, innovative new works and fundraisers.  This information is accurate to June 1st and will be updated as needed. Waiting for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performance to begin. A quintessential Victoria experience. June Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin, directed by Janet Munsil Blue … [Read more...]

A Queer Trial by Dr Jennifer Wise. April 13-14 2017 in Bastion Square, Victoria BC.

A Queer Trial by Dr Jennifer Wise. April 13-14 2017 in Bastion Square, Victoria BC. I don’t miss much when it comes to local theatre, but regrettably and unavoidably, I did miss theatre historian Dr. Jennifer Wise’s last production, the historical play Girl Rabbi of the Golden West, staged for the 150th anniversary of Congregation Emanu-El in 2013.  When a note was posted to a local Facebook group informing students in the UVic Theatre … [Read more...]

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...]

Dance Victoria presents Dance Days January 20-29 2017

Dance Victoria presents Dance Days January 20-29, 2017. (Media release) Two left feet? Can’t feel the beat? No problem! Now in its 8th year, Dance Days is back with free and fun dance classes all over town, for beginners to advanced participants. Try your hand (or foot) at swing, flamenco, ballroom, dance fitness, ballet, nia, zumba, hip hop, contemporary and more. Experience dance performances by the west coast’s hottest dance artists, see … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016. Hotbed of creativity marks fall. This content was first published in the September 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. September is truly the New Year in the arts community as arts practitioners present their new seasons for your pleasure.  It’s a wonderful time to experience the arts in myriad forms—whether it be evocative and unusual music, a … [Read more...]

Victoria Film Festival presents the inaugural Wild Water Festival September 22-25, 2016.

Victoria Film Festival presents the inaugural Wild Water Festival September 22-25, 2016.  Media release. Tickets are now on sale for Victoria's newest festival, WILD WATER. Hang ten with the Victoria Film Festival, as we present extreme sports, adventure and water issue films. “WILD WATER is a film festival for those who love all things water. This international water festival screens daring people thrilling to it’s beauty, its … [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...]

Ballet BC celebrates 30 years with Triple Bill, presented by Dance Victoria November 13/14 2015

Ballet BC celebrates 30 years with Triple Bill, Presented by Dance Victoria November 13/14, 2015.  Media Release. Dance Victoria is excited to introduce a special admission program to Ballet BC’s Triple bill for their 30th anniversary season. To celebrate this milestone, Dance Victoria is offering free admission to ticket buyers who are 30 years of age. If you are 30, contact the McPherson Box Office for your free ticket. Ballet BC’s Triple … [Read more...]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2015. A review.

A Midsummer Nights Dream by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2015. A review.  July 8-August 8, 2015 in Victoria BC. Is there any more enchanting story in all of Shakespeare’s canon than A Midsummer Night’s Dream with its interwoven tales of young lovers, workers, faeries and nobles? Oft interpreted, “Dream”, as it is sometimes called in short hand, is in the public mind of late with the film version of Julie Taymor’s stage production … [Read more...]