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The French Dispatch trailer screenshot via Searchlight Pictures.

The French Dispatch is finally here — and it’s delightful

Like almost every facet of human existence, the movie The French Dispatch was thrown for a loop when the pandemic broke out. The film, indie darling Wes Anderson’s 10th feature,…
Photo provided by Jason Stevens.

A Christmas Carol returns to Craigdarroch Castle

The Victorian mansion stands on a hill overlooking the city, and on cold December nights wind wails up its old oak staircase and shakes at the stained glass windows. Actor…
Dog Sees God poster, photo sourced from Theatre Inconnu Facebook Page.

Theatre Inconnu’s Dog Sees God adds a twist to nostalgic Charlie Brown comics

How does life change as we transition out of childhood? Theatre Inconnu explores this question in their upcoming play, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Directed by UVic…
5Days performance screenshot, via UVic Fine Arts School of Music.

UVic Music Student’s Association hosts concert to amplify diverse voices

For years now, the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall has been holding concerts. As the main performance space for the UVic School of Music, the venue has hosted everything from…
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Peek Fest offers a chance for new artists to develop

November 3rd marked the beginning of the 5th annual Peek Festival with a combination of public performances with residencies, workshops, and showcases. But while the public can come and view…
Scene from Dead Man's Cell Phone, Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Second act saves all: a review of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

When a phone at a cafe won’t stop ringing, Jean’s decision to answer it launches her into a dead man’s complicated family affairs. As she tries to give his loved…
The Day the World Stops Shopping by JB MacKinnon, book cover sourced from Penguin Random House publishing.

The Day the World Stops Shopping: JB MacKinnon envisions less consumerism in his latest book

What would happen if the world suddenly stopped shopping? Beyond the economic impact of this action, how would this affect the state of the world? If we stopped shopping all…
Screenshot of Antarctica trailer, via BBC Earth on YouTube.

Life in earth’s most unforgiving climate: Victoria IMAX premieres “Antarctica”

Two four tonne bull elephant seals clash against each other, their blubber rippling in crisp slow motion, as they fight for territory and mates in one of the most unforgiving…
A shot from “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”. Photo sourced from Blue Bridge's Facebook page.

Blue Bridge goes live with intimate production of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

How does one express love for another? In Blue Bridge theatre's latest production, the main character expresses his love by calling a radio station and requesting one of the most…