SAVE THE DATE:
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2
Culture Days is a nationwide celebration of the arts and culture, with events and festivities set for Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2.
WHO RUNS IT?
Everyone. Culture Days is a grassroots, collaborative movement, and participating events can be run by anybody – arts and culture organizations, schools, municipalities, businesspeople or individuals.
In Burnaby, you can enjoy everything from poetry readings to gallery tours and hands-on art workshops.
Burnaby Film Forum: The third annual forum, presented by the Burnaby Arts Council, includes a diverse sampling of emerging experimental films, both local and international. There will be public discussion and an awards ceremony. It’s on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
Body as a Site: A dance installation event, presented by Donna Redlick Dance at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, invites participants of all ages to explore the idea of “body-as-site” while performing with folding rulers to build three-dimensional body-based architectural installations that frame and surround their bodies. It’s on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Artist talks: There will be an artist talk by Corey Hardeman at the Deer Lake Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. and a ceramic talk with Jack Troy at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
North Burnaby Photo Connection: The photographers in the North Burnaby Photo Connection hold their opening show at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4463 Hastings St., opening on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
Other weekend events include a guided tour of the current Burnaby Art Gallery exhibition, kiln demonstrations at the Shadbolt Centre and a monotype printing workshop at the Burnaby Art Gallery, among others.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
Most events are free and many are held on a drop-in basis, but check times and registration information ahead of time at the Culture Days website, bc.culturedays.ca. Use the Search feature at the top to find activities in a specific city.