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Arts & Entertainment, International

Canadian documentary retraces efforts to salvage Afghan cinematic heritage

An award-winning Canadian documentary about efforts to save from destruction the remnants of Afghanistan’s cinematic heritage begins its online theatrical run today in Montreal and Vancouver. Afghan-Canadian director Ariel Nasr’s acclaimed feature documentary The Forbidden Reel (Loaded Pictures/National Film Board »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

National Arts Centre shares programming with Black theatre troupe

Canada’s home for the performing arts has announced that it will provide half of its theatre resources to Black theatre companies hereon in. To start, Canada’s oldest Black theatre company, Black Theatre Workshop, will become a “Co-Curation Company in Residence” »

Arts & Entertainment

Canada’s awards for architecture 2020

The annual awards for architectural design in Canada have been announced. The Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence is an annual competition for design and construction phase projects.          Six projects were selected from the 132 entries this year. They were (Calgary, »

Arts & Entertainment

Fine art by Canadians sold at virtual auction

More than 100 pieces by Canadian artists were presented to a global audience at an online auction on December 2, 2020. Major art works by Jean Paul Riopelle, James Wilson Morrice and Alex Colville were highlighted. Overall, the sales amounted »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Society

Online photo gallery aims to curb stigma around HIV

People living with HIV have joined an effort to create a collection of photos that illustrate what their lives are like. The images are available in a new online photo gallery called HIV in View. It was produced by Shutterstock »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canadian writers honoured for career achievements

Awards were announced today for exceptional Canadian writers in the genres of fiction, poetry and literature for young readers. Other Canadian literary awards recognize authors for one book in particular, but these prizes awarded by the Writers’ Trust of Canada »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Sports

Vancouver mulls 2030 Olympic bid, Indigenous groups to lead

At the beginning of the month, Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver was considering to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Councillor Melissa de Genova originally tabled a motion in April to consider a bid for the games, but that »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Indigenous playwright wins top drama prize

Tara Beagan has won the $75,000 Siminovitch Prize which is the largest theatre award in Canada. The prize is given to a professional director, playwright or designer who is “an acknowledged leader in the theatre whose work is transformative and »

Arts & Entertainment, International

‘Scandalous’ painting coming to Montreal in 2021

It was a painting that remained in various private hands for over 100 years, but when it was finally made public in 1995 it was still deemed shocking. Housed since that time at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the work »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Cirque du Soleil sold, revival begins

The now world-famous Cirque du Soleil, with its many fascinating shows staged around the globe, is back from the brink of financial ruin. In a press release Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced the sale of the organisation to its »