Culture

"Kindred" promo image. Photo sourced from belfry.bc.ca.

“Kindred”: The inherent comedy of a failed relationship

When a relationship ends, what comes next? How does someone rebuild their new life, and how do you do that when your ex-partner moves on? The Belfry Theatre's new comedy…

“Subject to Change” a reminder of the importance of galleries to artists

Subject to Change is the exhibition of 32 undergraduate students in the UVic Visual Arts program. Usually an annual exhibition, it was put on hold during COVID, but has returned…
Screenshot of Angry Inuk trailer via National Film Board of Canada.

#Sealfie and Inuit social media resistance

The hashtag #Sealfie, a play on the words selfie and seal, became popular in 2014 as a response to the continued opposition towards seal hunting in so-called Canada’s north. Trending…
Beadwork and event flyer, photos sourced from @indigenouspopupshopyyj on Instagram and by Jen Mucciolo.

Indigenous Pop-Up Markets set up for spring

The Indigenous Pop-Up Market is an event that started as a means of a mother helping her son, but quickly developed into a local attraction as a popular vendor fair.

Documentary of Cowichan’s legendary Chief hits the big screen

The new feature documentary, Tzouhalem, allows audiences to examine the life of this legend through reenactments and interviews with First Nation Elders and historians. It’s a type of film that…

Body Language: Reclaiming a lost tradition

“Our identity is our power.” The proverb resonated powerfully with Dion Kazsas after reading an article concerning the resurgence of Māori culture in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Phoenix Theatre explores love and Shakespeare’s women in new play

What is left to say about William’s Shakespeare’s body of work? As it turns out, a lot. Despite being 400 years old, the Bard’s work continues to be told, reinterpreted,…

UVic law students helping marginalized peoples through pro bono work

For many Canadians, the legal system is esoteric, convoluted, and inaccessible. Yet, according to the Department of Justice, almost half of adult Canadians will experience a serious legal problem over…
Photo provided by Stephen Bailey.

Victoria’s music scene loses Subculture Club

Bailey and Subculture Club Co-Founder Rob Nesbit’s passion for inclusivity and accessibility is clearly reflected in the fond memories that folks like Gonzales have of their first show at Subculture…

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