Arts and culture briefs

Art from around the world

Starting Jan. 21 and running into June, theatre-goers can explore art from around the world at Cineplex theatres. In The Gallery takes a high definition look at some of the world’s greatest art exhibitions to show off work by Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gough, Henri Matisse and others. Find the listing of events at


Ayckbourn Fest

The 16th annual master playwright festival, Ayckbourn Fest, runs Feb. 3 to 21. The festival includes stage plays and readings by 12 Winnipeg groups. All events celebrate the work of Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of the world’s most popular playwrights who has written 79 full-length plays and won more than 35 awards. For more information, go to


Music meeting

Manitoba Music is holding the third annual music industry gathering Jan. 29 to 31. Canada’s top music industry pros – including folks from labels, festivals, publishing and publicity – will be gathering in Winnipeg to discuss everything music. These experts will discuss the state of Canada’s independent music scene and give advice on how to succeed in it. Go to for more info. 



Genderfest Winnipeg is underway and goes until Feb. 20. The annual festival is a celebration of queer identity, history and culture. On Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m., CONSENT: Film Screening and Discussion on HIV criminalization in Canada will be shown in Eckhardt Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg. For the full event listing, find Genderfest Winnipeg on Facebook.


Sport films

The Canadian Sport Film Festival is coming to Winnipeg Jan. 29 to 30. Two full length feature films and eight shorts will be shown. On the first day, screenings will be held in the Great-West Life Snow Lounge at The Forks. Screenings will take place at Centre culturel franco-Manitobain on the second day. Go to for more information.


Indigenous health

On Jan. 30 at noon, AYO Politix is holding a brainstorming sessions for closing the gaps in urban indigenous health. The discussion is taking place at Neechi Commons and will focus on systemic gaps in Manitoba’s health care system and why health outcomes are challenged when it comes to indigenous youth and communities. It will also look at gaps in other systems that contribute to health.

Published in Volume 70, Number 17 of The Uniter (January 28, 2016)

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