Posts Categorized: Culture

Living books: A novel way to read

A collection of people from the local community donated time to tell their stories last month. On Saturday, November 3, the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) partnered to launch their first ever Human Library Project. Victoria has held the event before, in fact UVic held one in… Read more »

Events Calendar: December 14 – 23

MUSIC  Friday, Dec. 14 The Jon and Roy Holiday Special John and Roy headline this holiday show with guests Frazey Ford, Wake Owl, Kim Churchill and The Archers. Sounds like a folkin’ good show to me. When I think of “Holiday Special with guests,” I can’t shake the image of a cheesy ‘80s TV sitcom… Read more »

Music Rags: Most interesting albums of the year

As much as I enjoy reading the obligatory “Best Albums of the Year” lists, there’s something about them that I’ve always found off-putting. How can you quantify art? Music is not a competition. These lists showcase an asinine way of looking at things. On top of that, how can any one person listen to every… Read more »

New UVic club devotes energies to Mercy Ships

“Hope and healing” are the words to live by for all Mercy Ships workers, volunteers, doctors and nurses. Mercy Ships is a non-profit organization that provides free medical services, including life-saving surgeries, healthcare training and community development projects on the west coast of Africa. My journey with Mercy Ships began in the classroom. I took… Read more »

Ringing in the festive beer

The author of Ecclesiastes made a fan out of me with the words, “I commend enjoyment,” for I, too, commend enjoyment. And just after this initial commendation comes the lasting legacy of Ecclesiastes: “there is nothing better for people under the sun than to eat, and drink, and enjoy themselves.”

The Sound of Music brings family fun to McPherson

Victoria audiences will get to experience the iconic Von Trapp family live this month at the McPherson Playhouse, where the Victoria Operatic Society (VOS) will take on The Sound of Music. The show premieres Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., and it won’t exactly be a remake of the film version we’re all so familiar with…. Read more »