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Issamba Centre aims to support connection and culture in Victoria’s Black community

The centre is showcasing the work of African-born artists for Black History Month It can be easy to forget how important community is — especially in times of duress. But…
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Coffeehouse Theatre Festival shows the benefits of online festivals

In the wake of COVID-19, the arts have had to adapt and adapt quickly in order to still create and profit from their art. With cancelled shows and tours, many…

The importance of valuing the humanities

Hundreds of articles denounce the study of the humanities as a pursuit of “worthlessness” or even “elitism.” So then, why do some people continue to pursue these studies in an…

A grand spectacle

The Phoenix Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone is anything but sleepy The Phoenix Theatre’s Production of The Drowsy Chaperone is a grand spectacle done through the parody of classical musical…

Fringe 2018: Last-chance picks

Your last chance saloon picks for what to watch this weekend Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future Kitt & Jane return to the Victoria Fringe…

Lost in landscape, Passenger releases expansive new album

Passenger scours North America for a place to belong in latest record Runaway It’s been a few years since the mega hit “Let Her Go,” but now English singer-songwriter Passenger has…

At 32, Fringe festival as exciting as ever

Popular UVic-heavy theatre festival kicks off August 22 The Fringe Festival may be in its early 30s, but it’s not showing any signs of a mid-life crisis. The festival, now…

The Comedy of Errors at the Phoenix is Shakespeare at his most surprising

Lights, music, and acting make for thrilling experience It’s doubtful that any audience member has gotten whiplash in a theatre, but the audience at the opening night of The Comedy…

Phoenix’s latest fare sees Shakespeare meet Beyoncé

Director Jeffrey Renn preaches importance of keeping art modern It’s a conundrum that is almost as old as the Bard of Avon himself — how do you adapt Shakespeare to make it…