Distinctly, uniquely Indigenous works by eighteen talented artists, artisans and designers will be showcased and available for sale in Toronto at the 4th annual Indigenous & Ingenious: Show & Sale on November 17-18, 2018. Featured artists, diverse in their artistic expressions, both traditional and contemporary, all have a commitment to excellence, pride in their Indigenous heritage, and enthusiasm about sharing their culture through their art. READ MORE
The Secret Sessions returns this month with Ghostbusters – The Movie Experience. This slime filled 80s adventure will bring to life the iconic film. Audience members will be transported to New York City in 1984 for a chance to visit Ghostbusters headquarters and meet the four men who are saving the city from paranormal activity. READ MORE
Ranging from features to docs, shorts to animation, drama to comedy, the experimental to international festival highlights from Berlin, Leipzig or Oberhausen, the Goethe-Institut Toronto’sGoethe Films series, curated by Jutta Brendemühl, offers film lovers the opportunity to see a top selection of German contemporary arthouse film. READ MORE
Conchi León is a renowned playwright, actorand director from Yucatán, México. She is the founder of the Sa’as Tún Theatre Company. Her artistic career has been marked by the development of texts and testimonial montages that rescue the memory, tradition and customs of the Mayan culture, with a special focus on women.
This year, her latest work Del Manantial del Corazón (The Spring of the Heart) opens the RUTAS International Multi Arts Festival. To learn more about León and her work, I had the privilege of asking her a few questions. READ MORE
Ryerson University’s annual Social Justice Week Mandela ECI Lecture has always managed to capture the imagination of a wide variety of Torontonians by keeping its finger on the pulse of timely, topical issues tied to race, culture, and the African diaspora. This free event takes place Wednesday, October 25 at Ryerson University.
This year’s Mandela ECI Lecture Black Be/longing: At the crossroads of art, culture, and human rights will spotlight one of Canada’s most important contemporary writers and revolutionary thinkers, M. NourbeSe Philip. READ MORE
School Life follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Similar to Hogwart’s with its 18th century architecture, Headfort has secret doors and beautiful woodlands. This place has also been home to John and Amanda Leyden for 46 years, and a witness to their exemplary careers. READ MORE