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February 2017

BRINK!

February 25 @ 8:00 AM - April 30 @ 5:00 PM
New Media Gallery, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6 Canada
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BRINK is a group exhibition that pivots between control and anarchy. Electronic media & robotic works as well video installations suggest the construction of fragile balances : technological, political, territorial, ecosystemic, psychological. There are ambiguous tensions here; between freedom of choice and its repercussions; between what we understand as success, failure or stasis. Works teeter, circle and flail out of control. There is always an acute awareness of boundaries and territories. The timing and anticipation of what might happen next;…

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March 2017
$17

Vinci

March 30 @ 8:00 PM - April 23 @ 10:00 PM
Bernie Legge Theatre, 1st Street and 3rd Avenue
New Westminster, BC Canada
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Who will shape the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci and prevail in the battle for the gifted child, his peasant mother or his rich father? Padre Bartolomeo, a friend of the da Vinci family, finds himself caught between the powerful da Vinci family and Leonardo’s defiant unwed mother, the servant Caterina. In his efforts to mediate the dispute and determine the future of Leonardo, Bartolomeo comes to a new understanding of the nature of forgiveness and love.  A western Canadian…

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Litfest New West

March 31 @ 10:30 AM - April 2 @ 6:00 PM
New Westminster,

LitFest New West is New Westminster’s annual literary arts festival, produced by the Arts Council of New Westminster featuring readings, story telling, workshops, amateur podcasters, authors and poets, all showcased in New West's amazing community venues.  See the event's website for the full schedule of events. There will be an amateur writing contest, podcasters, poets, and award winning authors, featured in wonderful New Westminster community venues. Lit Cafés will take place in back rooms, bars, the library, coffee shops, conference…

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$10

LITFEST NEW WEST: POP THIS! Live podcast taping

March 31 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
New Westminster Public Library, 716 – 6th Avenue
New Westminster, BC Canada
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Pop This! is two women talking about pop culture. Press play and come hang out with your two new best friends. Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. JJ Lee is a fashion essayist, memoirist, ghost story writer, and journalist. Pop This! podcast is produced by Andrea Gin and normally recorded at the Vancouver Public Library. Tickets go on sale March 1, at 9:30am! Last year's…

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April 2017

Inspring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective

April 1 @ 8:00 AM - April 28 @ 5:00 PM
Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond Street
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
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March 1, 2017– April 1st 2017 launches the annual Capture Photography Festival featuring artists and venues across Greater Vancouver dedicated to the art of photography. Van Dop Gallery will feature the ephemeral works of Vancouver photographer Desirée Patterson.  “Desirée’s work is visually arresting and speaks to ideas of environmental stewardship and preservation through the act of artmaking and photography.” – Trudy Van Dop The Capture Photography Festival Capture Photography Festival is devoted to exhibiting challenging and thought-provoking photography from local…

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i love you. i’m uncomfortable.

April 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New Media Gallery, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6 Canada
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i love you. i'm uncomfortable. In response to the New Media Gallery exhibition BRINK, poet Kevin Spenst and visual artist/art therapist Shauna Kaendo collaboratively perform a work that unfolds around the intersections of movement, expectations, uncertainties, trust and the balance we try to find...and keep ...amidst our impossibly complex relations. BRINK is a group exhibition that pivots between control and anarchy. Fragile balances and ambiguous tensions are set up; between freedom of choice and its repercussions; between what we understand as success, failure…

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Remarkable Women of Irving House

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Irving House, 302 Royal Avenue
New Westminster , British Columbia V3L 1H7 Canada
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April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of many women gaining the vote in BC. Learn about the remarkable lives of three prominent women in Irving House’s history – Elizabeth Irving, Mary Briggs, and Mary Aline Cox. One-hour tours will run throughout the day.

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Inspiring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective

April 8 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond Street
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
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Van Dop Gallery Presents Desirée Patterson for the Capture Photography 2017 in New Westminster. ' Inspiring Preservation: An Alternate Perspective ' Vancouver based, photographic artist Desirée Patterson, will communicate the narrative of humanity’s reliance on and the degradation of our environment through her lens-based series of digitally, collaged compositions. The goal of this exhibition will be to foster awareness for the importance of environmental preservation while maintaining a subjective experience for the audience. Twelve to Fifteen pieces, varying in dimensions,…

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$10

Queen’s Park Walking Tour (16+ years)

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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2017 Marks the 130th anniversary of Queen’s Park, the brainchild of Colonel Moody. Join us on a walking tour to celebrate this wonderful treasure as we learn about the history of the park and find out why it has been so popular over the ages.

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May 2017

Jane’s Walk: Fishing on the Fraser (All Ages)

May 6 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Samson V, 880 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6G1 Canada
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Join local fisherman and historian Stephen Sawchuk for a tour of New Westminster’s boardwalk to see the City from its commercial fishing days. Learn about the colourful waterfront fishing life; from monster sturgeons to controversies. Offered as part of Jane’s Walks, a global movement of neighbourhood walking tours. Bring walking shoes and dress for the weather as we will tour rain or shine. Registration required, call 604-527-4640 for more information.

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