Encouraging women in film
Telefilm Canada announced it will be taking action, along with industry partners, to increase the number of women in director, writer and producer roles at all budget levels. This is part of the overall goal to reinforce gender equality and accurate representation of diversity within the film industry. Both CBC and NFB introduced similar measures earlier this year.
Three partners in life and music will perform at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC) on Nov. 26 for An Evening with the Bickersons. The show was inspired by the 1940s radio comedy sketch series, The Bickersons, which was about a married couple who were constantly verbally fighting. Tickets are $12 in advance at the WECC, Music Trader, Into the Music and ticketfly.com.
Winnipeg comedian Tim Gray is recording his first comedy album. Recording will take place in front of a live audience at The Park Theatre on Nov. 26 with opening acts by Jordan Wellwood, Matt Nightingale and Dana Smith. Gray started his comedy career eight years ago while a student at the University of Manitoba. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 9 p.m.
Eyes of My Community
Over the past year, artist Gabriela Inés Agüero worked with residents of WestEnd Commons on a collaborative photography project. The Indigenous and newcomer tenants were given digital cameras and taken on field trips around the neighbourhood. The exhibit of their images, titled Eyes of My Community, will be on display throughout December in the Blankstein Gallery at the Millennium Library.
Fulfilling both the Winnipeg Arts Council’s vision for artwork on Broadway and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s goal to creatively light the street, a new public art installation has gone up on the median at Edmonton St. Artist Bill Pechet created the sculpture to both reflect the street’s history and add beauty to it. The design casts light on the ground while reflecting the surrounding trees.
I’m With the Band
Aspiring vocalists, singers, songwriters and instrumentalists who want to perform in a band will have the opportunity to try it out on Nov. 26. I’m With the Band – a two-hour workshop starting at 1 p.m. – offers a no-pressure setting for people to practice songs they’ve been working on with a professional rhythm section. The cost is $10. Register at mcma.ca.
Published in Volume 71, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 24, 2016)