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Youth poets showcase talent at 10th annual Victorious Voices Festival

After months of hard work, high school students across Victoria were given a chance to express themselves, to perform the poems they spent hours writing, rewriting, and writing again for…

UVic’s Japanese Culture Club hosts first Japanese Equinox Festival

From the drums of the Uminari Taiko group that made the Michele Pujol room rumble to the Furusato Dancers twirling with branches of flowering cherry blossoms, the Japanese Equinox Festival,…

A Facebook community is trading for positive change

In an online society littered with anonymous hate and social media trolls, Zoltan Szoges was inspired to create the group after posting a photo of himself looking to trade a…

The Phoenix Theatre’s ‘7 Stories’ held over to March 24 (for good reason)

With 7 Stories, the Phoenix Theatre ends their season with a bang A man in a suit and a bowler hat climbs on to the ledge of the seventh story…

Kaleidoscope Theatre’s play ‘The Giver’ showing this weekend

While Victoria’s Kaleidoscope Theatre calls itself a “theatre for young people,” adults and children alike will be mesmerized and haunted by its most recent production of the dystopian play, The…
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Victoria Film Festival 2019: 306 Hollywood review

On Feb. 2, I had the pleasure seeing the Bojarín siblings’ innovative family documentary 306 Hollywood, as part of the Victoria Film Festival’s 25th anniversary. The film details the story of…
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Victoria Film Festival 2019: the Martlet’s favourite movies

The Martlet attended several films at this year’s 25th Victoria Film Festival. Here are some of our favourites. Eternal Winter Glenn Howard Eternal Winter (Örök tél in Hungarian) is the…

Merry FUNKing Christmas

Funk Hunters get raucous at night two of Funk the Halls If you were in downtown Victoria on Dec. 1, you may have wondered why there was a parade of…

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for a third year

The Victoria Festival of Authors (VFA) returned for its third year, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. From what I saw of it, there is good reason for the popularity of…