Arts briefs

Creating in a digital world

Prairie Theatre Exchange is hosting a free professional development workshop as part of their Training Hub. Join HEIST, a live-art media company from Halifax, as they discuss dramaturgy for the live digital medium. Registration opens on Jan. 25. The Jan. 30 workshop runs from 1 to 2 p.m. for a maximum of 20 people. Sign up at for this free workshop. Closed captioning and ASL interpretation is available. 

Lana Winterhalt and MoonBell release Still

Power couple Lana Winterhalt and Josh Richert (MoonBell) released Still, a collaborative EP and poetry collection. Still features 16 works from poets across Canada, paired with photography from MoonBell. All proceeds of the EP go to the West Central Women’s Resource Centre. Find the EP on streaming platforms or preorder the collection from

small gatherings at PLATFORM centre

PLATFORM centre is hosting a new exhibition. small gatherings features new work by Jaime Black and Brandy Bjarnason Bloxom. The exhibition runs from Feb. 5 to March 6, but details on how to view this work will be revealed closer to the opening, based on provincial health guidelines. PLATFORM plans to include a reception and artist talk, so stay tuned at

One Queer City

Originally slated to appear in 1997 as One Gay City, a new public art installation by art-ners Shauna Dempsey and Lorri Millan is now showing downtown. The duo originally came up with the concept as a response to then-mayor Susan Thompson, who refused to sanction a Gay Pride Day. The work was never installed, but One Queer City is now up in downtown Transit shelters until Feb. 14. A full map is available at

Unshakeable: An Epilepsy Awareness Concert

Unshakeable is a free concert featuring singers and instrumentalists from across Canada to boost epilepsy awareness. The show will be streamed via Facebook Live and include performances from Winnipeg artists Elliot Lazar, Karly Epp and Elena Howard-Scott. Audience members are encouraged to donate to Epilepsy Canada, and the show starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8.

Begonia announces live album

Recorded at her sold-out show at the West End Cultural Centre, Begonia’s live album is a selection of songs from her last live show in February 2020. Begonia was forced to cancel the rest of the tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fear Tour Live Album is available on all streaming platforms on Jan. 29, and the entire show can be screened on Vimeo. The album also contains an extra track titled “Bus.”

Published in Volume 75, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 28, 2021)

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