Project Limelight

Theatre
Saturday November 2, 7pm – 7:30pm 
SFU Woodward’s World Art Centre, 149 W. Hastings
limelightProject Limelight is a free performing arts program for young people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Project Limelight unleashes the imagination, awakens curiosity and gives children the opportunity to experience the magic of applause. This program offers youth living in the inner-city a safe place to build an artistic community. Project Limelight Society has collaborated with Vancity’s Office of Community Engagement, SFU Woodward’s, East of Main Cafe and Strathcona Community Centre for this presentation. We are thrilled to have Project Limelight back at the Festival to share their love of performing. Free

    DTES Poets Open Mic

    Poetry
    Saturday November 2, 7pm 
    Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
    Downtown Eastside poets and writers meet on the first Saturday of every month to read original poetry, plays, prose and work-in-progress. The evening is free, it’s friendly, and it’s packed with local talent, both on the microphone and in the audience. The personal stories can be quite raw and powerful. Featured guest for the evening is slam poet Zaccheus Jackson, full-blooded Blackfoot (Piikani). Joining us after the afternoon Poetry Slam, Zaccheus’ fusion of storytelling and urban guerrilla poetry shares some of his experience of homelessness and addiction – it’s non-fiction, socially based and opinionated, just the way we like it. Sign up for a 10 minute spot at the Open Mic. Hosted by Diane Wood. Free

      Carnegie’s 1st Poetry Slam & Open Mic Night

      Poetry
      CARNEGIE’S 1st POETRY SLAM
      Saturday November 2, 3pm – 5pm 
      Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 MainZaccheus Jackson photo
      In celebration of the Carnegie newsletter and its long history of encouraging writers and poets in the Downtown Eastside, we present Carnegie’s 1st Poetry Slam! Have you slammed a poem before? You’ll have three minutes to say your poem. Memorize it, improvise it, rant or sing it out. Then five random audience members chosen to judge will give you a score. The rules have still to be decided, so be prepared for surprises. Featured host and MC is Zaccheus Jackson, a slam poet and full-blooded Blackfoot (Piikani). Zaccheus is a three-time Van Slam team member and two-time Vancouver Indie Champ: we’ve got one of the best to lead the afternoon. Be part of the audience – laugh, cheer, cry, clap – or step up and slam it, you know you want to! Free

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      DTES POETS OPEN MIC 
      Saturday November 2, 7pm 
      Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
      Downtown Eastside poets and writers meet on the first Saturday of every month to read original poetry, plays, prose and work-in-progress. The evening is free, it’s friendly, and it’s packed with local talent, both on the microphone and in the audience. The personal stories can be quite raw and powerful. Featured guest for the evening is slam poet Zaccheus Jackson, full-blooded Blackfoot (Piikani). Joining us after the afternoon Poetry Slam, Zaccheus’ fusion of storytelling and urban guerrilla poetry shares some of his experience of homelessness and addiction – it’s non-fiction, socially based and opinionated, just the way we like it. Sign up for a 10 minute spot at the Open Mic. Hosted by Diane Wood. Free

       

        Out On A Limb: Stories about growing up and growing older

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        Multimedia
        November 2 and 3
        Hastings Urban Farm, 58 W. Hastings
        Outdoors, under tent cover
        The Only Animal, in association with PHS Community Services and the DTES Heart of the City Festival, presents Out On A Limb, an intergenerational digital storytelling project about growing up and growing older. Twelve youth and elders, in collaboration with six artists, crafted animated video stories that will be projected on the wall of the Portland Hotel at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday November 2 & Sunday November 3.

        Conceived by Kendra Fanconi, directed by Eric Rhys Miller, facilitated by David Roche and Vanessa Richards, video designed by Keith Murray, the project launched in 2012 with fifty-two community members whose stories can be seen and heard on The Only Animal’s YouTube channel.

        All activities and events, Free

        Opening Welcome
        Saturday November 2 3pm – 3:45pm 

        William Nahanee (Kwel-a-s-nexw), Ingrid Gurvan, and Ingrid’s daughters Shaquinni and Sabrina offer a traditional Squamish Greeting of the day in song and dance.

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        OUT ON A LIMB Workshops
        Saturday & Sunday 4pm – 6:30pm

        Community workshops in movement with director Eric Rhys Miller, storytelling with Naomi Steinberg, and choral singing with Vanessa Richards. Youth, seniors and elders are especially encouraged to come tell stories about a day when they grew up or grew older. Everyone welcome.

        OUT ON A LIMB Screenings
        November 2 and 3 7:30pm & 8:30pm 

        Community and professional artists working together to relate the passing of time and coming of age. See and hear what they have lived. Intergenerational. Interactive. Undeniable. Limited seating under the tents.