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About town - arts and culture this week

African dance and music soireeAfrican food and culture tantalized the audience at the African Soiree Friday, Nov. 13 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church hall. Hosted by the Rara Avis Dancers of Granby Dance Studio, a group of African musicians and dancers spent the day in Grand Forks giving a window into their culture. Naby...

Slamming at the library

Words designed to taunt, tease or tempt you and challenge authority. The authority of the critics that is. Competitive poetry is slam poetry – raucous and raw. This week slam poetry is descending on the Boundary with two dynamic slam poets leading the shows.Barbara Adler and Brendan McLeod are two of the best spoken word...

Making art with a social purpose - Mir Centre for Peace

Many of us question the paradigm and necessity of war, even as we remember and honour the soldiers who have fought and died in battle. We often feel helpless in shifting this top down method of resolving conflict towards a peaceful process.  Nelson resident Janis Timm-Bottos, art therapist and adjunct instructor for...