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New! The Tree House, a Page for Children and Youth!

By worldpoetry on January 9, 2011 - 12:15am

The Tree House, a Page for Children and Youth!
Posted on January 8, 2011 by Ariadne
Welcome to the Tree House, a page dedicated for children and youth !

You can post your poems, stories, ideas , special events, awards and projects. Selected poems will be read on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show and published on School projects are also very welcome.

Calling all artists: We would like to place a Tree House image that we can put at the beginning of each post.

Poets and short story writers: Please send your poem, a brief biography and name of your country.

E-Poets: If you want your poem read on the radio show as an e-poem, please send it to:

World Poetry Readings:

World Poetry New Westminster is dedicating a half hour for Children and youth at the New Westminster Public Library, the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm. If you are in the Vancouver or New Westminster area or on tour, please contact:

World Poetry International Festival , May 14-15 will be featuring children and youth poets at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond, BC.

Join us and have fun as we explore the wonderful world of poetry and stories.

Special Events:

Danielle Jones, First World Poetry New Westminster Youth Ambassador!

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potock (adapted by Aaron Posner)

By Pacific.Theatre on September 2, 2010 - 12:25pm

Jan 28 2011 - 8:00pm
Feb 26 2011 - 10:00pm

When a young Jewish prodigy paints The Brooklyn Crucifixions, the reaction of his Orthodox community forces a terrible decision – between family and vocation, between his love for God and his desperate need to make art. A poignant coming of age story, as intimate as a family dinner and as vast as a young man's dreams. Heartbreaking, triumphant.

Director: Morris Ertman.
Featuring: Katharine Venour and Gio Macibob.

A truly beautiful theatrical experience. Ninety fast-moving minutes that sparkle with life. [Talkin' Broadway]
A marvelous evening of theatre: intimate, sincere, magical. [ Philadelphia City Paper ]

Art Opening - URBANITIES Photography Exhibit

By dubesor on November 4, 2009 - 1:45pm

Nov 6 2009 - 8:00pm
Nov 7 2009 - 2:00am

A selection of works from Andriy Mishchenko's year-long URBANITIES project documenting Vancouver, NYC, Toronto, Montreal, and points in between (more info below).

When: Friday, November 6, 8pm - late
Where: Rootdown Cafe, 128 East Broadway, Vancouver
Who: Andriy Mishchenko, Photographer

What: URBANITIES|09 - This photography series examines our urban spaces + how we inhabit and perceive them. There will also be a preview of an Olympic-related series that's in progress. The photos will be on display (and for sale) at Rootdown Cafe for the month of November 09.

Come on down, check out some photos, have a drink or two, and indie/electro dance dance dance courtesy of DJ Pat Lok! Feel free to invite friends, it promises to be a good party.

Pick up some affordable holiday gifts here - 1/3 of all sales go to a great local cause! You can also sign up for my photo-a-week list, delivering neatness right to your inbox.

* fantastic indie/dance/electro tunes from DJ Pat Lok. You can check out Pat's tunes at
* 1/3 of all proceeds from photos will be donated to the BC Civil Liberties Association, who are helping protect our right of dissent during the 2010 Games.

Affluenza: Discussion & Exhibition

By mversteeg on August 20, 2009 - 9:44pm

Sep 24 2009 - 7:00pm
Sep 24 2009 - 11:00pm

Affluenza: The Prodigal Children of Consumer Culture
Discussion and Exhibition

An evening of inspired debate and exhibition among leading thinkers about the impact of consumer values on society.

The Affluenza Event is an evening of fun that opens up a dialogue and allows people to reflect on our why we buy what we buy and how our consumer behavior affects our quality of life.

6:30 – 7:30 – Red carpet, cocktail reception and exhibition

7h30 – Affluenza: The Panel Discussion

8h30 - Affluenza: The Party - Mix, Mingle and Live Music


The 6th Annual Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival

By Chill Factor on August 16, 2009 - 6:17pm

Aug 19 2009 - 3:00pm
Aug 29 2009 - 3:00pm

Seattle ’s Standup Poet and Minimalist Jug Band Among 100 Unique Performers at the Summer Dream Festival (August 19 – 29)

Vancouver, BC – Once again, this unique festival packs it stages with some of the most dynamic and eclectic performers in the arts community. Among them are Seattle’s Jack McCarthy and Al Mader – Vancouver ’s one-and-only Minimalist Jug Band.

DUAL: New Art Work by San Francisco Based Artist Robert Jarrell

By atomlight on May 25, 2009 - 10:49pm

May 30 2009 - 6:00pm
May 30 2009 - 9:00pm

In the name of art, summer time and cherry blossoms, Stratagem Pacific
is proud to present:

'Dual', a collection of works by San Francisco-based artist Robert Jarrell.

Please join Stratagem Gallery and Robert Jarrell as
we celebrate a discreet opening / exhibition / closing party :



at Stratagem Pacific Consulting Gallery
6 - 9 PM
710-318 Homer Street

Office: 604 999 9656
(Call the above phone number when you arrive and we will see you in-
it is all quite mysterious)

About DUAL:

"...DUAL is appropriate for most of my art. There is an opposition
that often exists in my work, a tension. This is sometimes in regards
to light and dark, or bodies in space, among other things. Perhaps it
is about unfulfilled desire or searching for utopia. I suppose it can
sum up existence (life and death). My art seems to be about these


Robert Jarrell is a multi-disciplinary artist and graphic designer
living in the San Francisco Bay Area (California). He has been
creating art for over 20 years and works in many mediums including
painting, printing, installation, photography and digital art. With a
DIY attitude he has also experimented with writing, publishing, and
music. From 2000-2006 he published HeadLight Journal, a cultural arts

Lynda Gaudreau/Compagnie De Brune: 0101

By The Dance Centre on January 20, 2009 - 5:00pm

Feb 12 2009 - 8:00pm
Feb 14 2009 - 8:00pm

Internationally acclaimed Montreal choreographer Lynda Gaudreau brings her innovative brand of dance to Vancouver with her newest work, 0101. Two dancers perform three versions of the same material, executing simple movements punctuated by the beat of a drummer on stage, in a work of dry minimalist wit which challenges ideas of what dance can be. This examination of details and time is quiet and playful, and full of absurd glimpses.

0101 demonstrates Gaudreau’s distinctive approach to dance: based in in-depth research, her work is known for its intellectual rigour, often subverting what an audience expects in a dance performance. At the same time its simplicity and directness, interspersed with flashes of quirky humour, create a powerful emotional response. 0101 continues her research on the body in movement, examining subtle differences in time and duration. The piece premiered at ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna in 2006 and has since toured in Italy and France. Gaudreau’s Vancouver performances complement her interdisciplinary research project Clash, where she will work with a number of local choreographers and other artists in February and June at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

Tickets $26/$18 from 604 684 2787

Club PuSh presents Invisible Atom, 2b theatre

By zquinn on January 15, 2009 - 2:40pm

Feb 7 2009 - 7:00pm

Club PuSh

Performance Works, Granville Island February 7, $20 at door, 11pm show FREE, 19+ with ID

Invisible Atom, 2b theatre, 7pm

Written and performed by Anthony Black
Directed by Ann Marie Kerr

Suspended in a very precise moment in space and time, Atom tells his story of fortune and misfortune, taking the audience on a wild journey of the imagination and covering topics from economics to classical physics. You'll laugh as you question the nature and acceleration of our progress.

Woodpigeon, 9pm

Woodpigeon is a collective of Calgarians—seven officially, but for this Vancouver appearance, nine— playing band leader Mark Hamilton's episodic orchestral pop confections. Modern roots/pop edged with psychedelic tinges, unusual instrumentation (baritone ukulele anyone?) and impeccable musicianship prompted NOW Magazine to call the collective "the next great Canadian breakout band."

The Pascale Picard Band, 11pm

Phones for Fearless! Donate your old phones to change lives

By uncleweed on December 19, 2008 - 5:02pm

NOTE: Cross-posted from Fearless City.

Donate phones to Fearless to help Vancouver downtown eastside artists and residents

Donate your old mobile phones to help DTES artists share stories, and tap into life, jobs & family.

How can you help?

  1. Your used mobile phones - preferably with video, camera, wi-fi
  2. Cash donations (* tax deductible) or new phone donations
  3. Conversation - tell your friend on your blog, twitter, etc. - post a badge

Action Plan:
First, Gather phones!

Collect all the un-used mobile phones at your office and home - dig into your boxes of stuff, ask you friends! Digital cameras gratefully accepted too.

Next, Arrange Pick-up:

  • Let us know via Twitter: Fearless City, email: info (at) fearlessmedia (dot) ca, Phone/SMS: 604.644.4349, Voice mail: 604.682.3269 xt 8320
  • We'll come by on purple Yahoo bikes on Tues. Dec. 23rd & 30th to collect your devices
  • We'll take your photo, bring treats, and thank you publicly with a link

Or, Drop-off (after Tuesday, 23rd) at:

Notes to Nourish - Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Greetings

By notestonourish on December 2, 2008 - 10:00am

Notes to Nourish is a grassroots project featuring original art by Lower Mainland artists and designers. The contributing artists are: Chris Allen, Sarah Cavanaugh, Nova Hopkins, Luke Krienke, Jean Lee, Anne Pearce, Robyn Sommerville and Kathryn Wright.

We are selling two limited-edition sets of four holiday greeting cards to raise money for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and British Columbia SPCA. The cards present a unique way to give back during the holidays; you are supporting two non-profit organizations, local arts and culture, and presenting sustainable greetings to your friends and family.

A set of four cards costs $10, or buy both sets for $15. Visit to purchase. Cards will be shipped in the first week of November.

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