Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Arts

Victoria’s Camosun College to receive $150k for potential on-campus film studio

Students in trades will help with the construction of the studio.
Belfry Theatre

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre partners on BIPOC arts leadership program

The program will offer Zoom seminars and paid internships to 10 participants.

‘Is it enough?’: BC Arts Council announces over $1M in grants for festivals

Victoria’s independent event industry won’t be able to access any of these grants.

Several big-name actors are currently filming some major projects in Victoria

Don’t be surprised if you see our city streets on Netflix soon! 👀

Vancouver Island School of Art relocating to downtown Victoria

An art sale is planned for May 15th.
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Victoria musician unexpectedly nabs spot in final round of annual global songwriting competition

His song could be heard by the likes of Tom Waits and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Here’s how you can get real movie theatre popcorn from these Victoria cinemas

You don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone.
CCPA Shows

Performing arts college graduating class performs COVID-safe live streams

"This is an industry and an art form that is about collaboration."

This multi-dimensional mermaid sculpture in Oak Bay is made entirely out of recycled materials

Half human, half fish, all recycled plastic?

Canadian arts and live entertainment sectors to receive $181 million in government funding

To help stabilize the arts and music sectors amid COVID-19.

Filming of Netflix series temporarily closes Gordon Head Rec Centre

The facility is expected to reopen on Wednesday.
VAC Ramp

Victoria Arts Council seeks donations to build wheelchair ramp at gallery

Donor rewards are available.
Belfry Theatre

Belfry Theatre goes virtual for spring season with filmed productions

Ticket holders will have access to streaming video during the performance runs.
Deadpool 2

Local filmmaker creates montage of films shot in and around Victoria (VIDEO)

Deadpool 2. Final Destination. Bird on a Wire. 

Here’s how you can take a nature-based sketching and watercolour course online this winter

Unlock your inner Picasso; there are classes for all ages! 🎨

Victoria street featured in one of Taylor Swift’s music videos

Do you recognize the street?!

Win a private engagement tour of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (CONTEST)

Just in time for their Winter Small Works Show! 🎨
Craigdarroch Castle

9 horror movies and TV shows that were filmed in and around Victoria

Just in time for Halloween!

101 movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in November 2020

Immerse yourself in old classics and new creations 🎬
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There will be a new Netflix series filmed at Royal Beach in Colwood

And it will be produced by Warner Bros!

Dr. Bonnie Henry portrait featured in exhibition to support Victoria’s Our Place Society

The painting is now part of an online exhibition to raise funds for the charitable organization.

Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission is hosting a virtual career fair

It will take place over Zoom this weekend.
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Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre cancels 2020 Fringe Fest due to COVID-19 concerns

They had originally considered still hosting the festival but limiting artists to locals only

Royal BC Museum offers half price admission all summer long

The discount is offered until Sept. 7

104 movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in July 2020

Rediscover those old favourites, and indulge in a few new titles!

IMAX Victoria at Royal BC Museum will reopen this Friday

The theatre capacity has been reduced to 50

Victoria’s Kaleidoscope Theatre looks to the community for summer program support

Making arts programs affordable for young people age 4 to 18

Victoria artist paints mural of George Floyd outside Fort Street gallery

As an unmistakable gesture of solidarity

98 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in May 2020

A plethora of recent classics for your lockdown viewing pleasure

Victoria musician compiles uplifting physical distancing video of people dancing to his song

Around a dozen people sent in videos of themselves dancing at home or in their yards!

Local musician writes ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ in tribute to B.C.’s top doctor...

The hit tune was mixed and recorded in Nanaimo.

This Netflix hack lets you stream with your friends and chat at the same...

Social distancing = Netflix party! 🍿
netflix price increase

10 Netflix recommendations to help you practice social distancing

If we're going to be stuck at home, might as well do it right. 🍿

16-year-old Vancouver Island singer blows away American Idol judges (VIDEO)

"You may be 16, but that voice is a thousand years old," said Katy Perry.

Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris to headline 2020 Vancouver Island Laketown Shakedown festival

Also featuring Third Eye Blind, Nelly, and more!

Netflix rolls out new ‘Top 10’ feature in Canada

Can't decide what to watch?

Victoria’s Royal Theatre launches feasibility study to plan potential expansion

Funded by an anonymous donor.

93 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this March

Get cozy! 🎬

‘Open for Submissions’ review: Victoria Film Festival

We give this movie a 3/5 rating

6th annual queer theatre festival is happening in Victoria this week

A variety of stunning performances, happening until February 16th!

Win a pair of tickets to Music of Cream and Clapton Classics at McPherson...

Feat. Kofi Baker (son of Ginger) and Will Johns (Clapton's nephew) 🎸

66 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this February

Fending off the cold, one season at a time 🎬

Canadian band Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

Peart spent the last three years of his life battling brain cancer.

These were the 10 most popular titles on Netflix Canada in 2019

How many of them have you seen? 🍿

Top comedian and actor Russell Brand is coming to Victoria in April

The evening focuses on his addiction and subsequent recovery

UK company signs $2.8 billion deal to acquire Canada’s Cineplex

The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020

78 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in January

Look forward to some of these in the new year!
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