Events and scenes

November 21 at 5:00 PM Clearihue A206! What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal investigates the experiences of black women involved in the metal, hardcore and punk scenes. Join for a Q & A on the book and its development.   Tweet


Photo credit: Kevin Doyle Review by Liz Snell “They say real men don’t cry – that’s crap.” Photographer Ted Grant, 84, wasn’t afraid to get emotional in front of a packed auditorium during the launch of his life’s biography. Grant’s biographer, UVic graduate Thelma Fayle, met Grant as his student at Camosun College. Years later, […]


Poetry and Meaninglessness At Gibson Auditorium, Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus The Carol Shields Lecture Delivered by Jan Zwicky October 19th, 2013 Reviewed by Senica Maltese As a writing student focusing on fiction and poetry, I had high expectations going into Jan Zwicky’s Carol Shields Lecture entitled “Poetry and Meaninglessness.” The lecture did not disappoint; however, […]

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Opening gala of The Akedah Project and retrospective of selected works from the past eight Calling All Artists projects. Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 2 p.m. To 4 p.m. Congregation Emanu-el | 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC Show continues through the autumn—please call 250-382-0615 for gallery opening times. Tweet


Cleese kept crowd engaged

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October 21, 2013

By Curran Dobbs A master of black humour and vocal critic of “mindless good taste,” British actor John Cleese was nonetheless a class act in his one-man show, “Last Time to See Before I Die” at the McPherson Playhouse recently. The show, while continuously infused with Cleesian wit, wasn’t strictly comedic. Regaling the audience with […]


By Liz Snell Emily McGiffin’s bright-eyed, earnest face contained no pretension. She spoke her poems with confident resonance, but also vulnerability, as if they were letters written to a close friend, not intended for everyone else in the room. She seems like the kind of person you’d meet in a small town or on a […]


First reading: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 12:30 p.m., University of Victoria, Fine Arts Building, Room 209 Second reading followed by interview with Carla Funk: Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m., Open Space Admission by donation, books available for purchase, cash bar. Toronto writer Emily McGiffin will read from her new book Between Dusk and Night as part of […]


Recycled Shakespeare is a Riot

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September 25, 2013

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet) A play by Ann-Marie MacDonald Directed by Ron Jenkins The Belfry Sept 17 – Oct 20 Reviewed by Leah Callen Constance Ledbelly, the unrecognized Queen of Academe, is a slave in inky chains at her desk at Queen’s.  While falling for a plagiarizing prof and trying to prove that Othello […]


By Nadia Grutter “Finally, someone saying something worthwhile,” said the guy encroaching on my umbrella space. Stars’ co-lead singer Torquil Campbell had just thanked the audience for “helping create culture” when the band took the main stage during Victoria’s Rifflandia Music Festival’s final hours. Playing Rifflandia was a first for the Montreal-based indie band, but […]


Future Beauty: Thirty Years of Japanese Fashion Until September 8 at Seattle Art Museum Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries Wednesday: 10 am–5 pm Thursday: 10 am–9 pm Friday–Sunday: 10 am–5 Tickets: 17$, includes admission to special exhibit and rest of gallery More Information:   Reviewed by Candace Fertile   Anyone contemplating an end-of-summer dash to […]