Posts Categorized: Culture

André Laplante speaks to us though his gigantic heart

A review of the Canadian pianist’s performance with the Victoria Symphony On Oct. 27, Monsieur Laplante wasted no time as he walked onto Royal Theatre’s stage, warmly greeting guest conductor Alain Trudel and concertmaster Terence Tam before turning towards the audience to acknowledge our applause. We had been warmed up to hear Laplante perform in… Read more »

Belfry’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ hits all the right notes

Tom McBeath plays Ebeneezer Scrooge in The Belfry’s imagining of A Christmas Carol. Photo provided (David Cooper). The Belfry’s A Christmas Carol encapsulates the true feelings of Christmas, of which there are many. The ensemble cast of 14 whisks audience members through a myriad of emotions felt during the festive time, including the usual suspects… Read more »

Victoria’s best hangover brunch

My psychology professor once told my class that student drinking is the number one cause of failure at university. I know, I know — this statistic can’t possibly be referring to you. But I also know you’re reading this article right now.