Now Hiring: Outreach Coordinator

April 15, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The ACNW operates a variety of arts programs throughout the community of New Westminster. At each event, the ACNW has a presence through an outreach […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – RiverFest 2019

April 1, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster in partnership with the Fraser River Discover Centre is now inviting all visual artists from Metro Vancouver to submit applications for a group exhibition during the opening night of the 2019 edition of RiverFest. The exhibition is to take place on September 18 & 19, 2019 in the rotunda […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS – ACNW Summer Music Program – 2019

April 1, 2019

Call for Musicians Package 2019

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes – Monday, April 27

March 30, 2019

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (Documentary)1hr 23 Director:  Allison ReidWriters: Allison ReidStars: Fred Bercovitch, David Chinchilla, Lisa Clifton-Bumpass When: Monday, April 27, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:   In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into […]

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Hilda Cliffe Scholarship – Supporting the Artists of tomorrow!

March 27, 2019

Every year the Arts Council of New Westminster awards two scholarship/bursary awards through the Hilda Cliffe Scholarship Program. These awards support students furthering their studies in the Arts. Through a partnership with Douglas College Foundation, we award a performing arts student with a scholarship for their studies. Partnering with New Westminster Secondary School, a local […]

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LitFest New West – April 26 & 27, 2019

March 22, 2019
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Lisa-Scarlett Cruji – “The Recollection Experiment” Apr 3 – 28, 2019

March 21, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “The Recollection Experiment” by Lisa-Scarlett Cruji Exhibition Dates: April 3 – 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3-4pm Free Admission. ARTIST STATEMENT Through the marriage of original brief narratives and poetry in the form of haiku and tanka, and vintage […]

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Inter/action – Lisa-Scarlett Cruji – Apr 14, 2019

March 21, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lisa-Scarlett Cruji Artist Talk: Sunday, April 14, 2019. 3pm –  4pm. The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Puzzle – Monday, March 25, 2019

March 4, 2019

Puzzle(Drama)1hr43 Director:  Marc TurtletaubWriters: Polly Mann (screenplay by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by) Stars:  Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman  When: Monday, March 25, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away […]

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Inter/action – Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok – March 17, 2019

February 22, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok Artist Talk: Sunday, March 17, 3:00 – 4:00pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be […]

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Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok – Elements & Arraygraphy – March 6 – 31, 2019

February 22, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Elements & Arraygraphy” by Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok Exhibition Dates: March 6 – 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Arthur Babiarz  Arraygraphy is Arthur’s bona fide creation. These poly-form compositions resemble concertos of shape, […]

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2019 ACNW Community Engagement Survey

February 10, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster requests your feedback! Please take ten minutes to fill out our Community Engagement Survey. Your answers will assist the ACNW in enhancing the delivery of programming and serving our community. Click here for the survey The survey will be open for your feedback until February 28, 2019

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I Am Not Your Negro – Monday, February 25, 2019

February 2, 2019

I Am Not Your Negro(Documentary)1hr 33 Director:  Raoul PeckWriters: James Baldwin, Raoul PeckStars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King When: Monday, February 25, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey TheatreTickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis:In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter […]

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Gallery Sessions – Adele M. Wilding Trio – February 27, 2019

February 1, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presentsGallery SessionsWednesday February 27, 20196:30-7:30pmTickets $10 + services charges Featuring Adele M. Wilding Trio Adele M Wilding (vocals)Dan Reynolds (piano)Conrad Good (double bass) Click here for tickets Inaugural Winner of the 2005 BWA Nina Simone Award, contemporary jazz vocalist/composer Adele M. Wilding and her trio will perform […]

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Now Hiring – Summer Promotions Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 1, 2019

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. It accomplishes that mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Now Hiring: Music Program Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 1, 2019

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Remembering Tony Antonias

January 27, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster wishes to acknowledge the passing of Tony Antonias this past Friday. Recognized as a Honorary Life Member of the ACNW, Tony was known for composing the $1.49 Day Woodwards jingle and being a tireless advocate for the Arts in New Westminster. Thank you Tony for all you gave our […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – Hyack Festival Association – Float Workshops

January 25, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster and Hyack Festival Association want to make a Better Community through hands-on, artist-led neighbourhood workshops where neighbours come together to create, design and build community floats (moving stage with “actors”) to showcase in the yearly Hyack International Parade in New Westminster. The workshops, suitable for all ages and skill […]

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Inter/action – Elsa Chesnel – Feb. 10, 2019

January 22, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Elsa Chesnel Artist Talk: Sunday, February 10, 3:00 – 4:00pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered […]

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The Gallery in the Park Auction – February 22, 2019

January 15, 2019

Katrina Hilliard proudly presents the Gallery in the Park Auction. This fundraiser promotes both local and international artists through two silent auctions and one live auction. With a cash-bar onsite, your evening will be paired with live music, free appetizers and the atmosphere that comes with an art gallery in the regal Queen’s Park.  Artists […]

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Elsa Chesnel – “Lines of Thoughts” – Feb 6 – 24, 2019

January 11, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Lines of Thoughts” by Elsa Chesnel Exhibition Dates: Feb 6 – 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, Feb 10, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Elsa Chesnel has always been seduced by charcoal, by the black mess engulfing her as the drawings emerge. With charcoal as her preferred medium, […]

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ACNW MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE 2019

January 4, 2019

Dear Member, Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. Your membership with the ACNW needs to be renewed before December 31st in order to remain active. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Your renewed Membership will […]

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CALL FOR LGBTQ2SIA+ ARTISTS: The Art of Queer

January 1, 2019
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Tea With The Dames – Monday, January 28

December 5, 2018

Tea With The Dames    (Documentary) 1hr 24 Director: Roger Michell Stars: Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith When: Monday, January 28, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the […]

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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019

November 30, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: Dec 5, 2018 – January 27th, 2019. Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists and patrons that have been connected to the Arts Council over the past fifty years. […]

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Leave No Trace – Monday, November 19 **not Nov. 26**

November 2, 2018

Leave No Trace  (Drama) 1hr 49 Writer: Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by) Director: Debra Granik Stars:  Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard When: Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: A father and daughter live […]

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Gallery/ArtsToGo

October 29, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster has immediate need for volunteers to assist with ACNW programming.  Exhibition Installation Crew Last Sunday of each month 4:00pm to 7:00pm ArtsToGo Workshop Assistant First Sunday of the Month at Royal City Centre   12:00pm to 3:00pm For more information and to apply, please send a simplified resume to info@acnw.ca

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Inter/action – David Pacholko – Nov. 18, 2018

October 28, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: David Pacholko Artist Talk: Sunday, November 18, 3:00 – 4:00pm With over a decade of experience in the graphic design industry behind him, David started his design studio in 1999 – David James Design, and ventured forth to provide clients with strategic graphic design, illustration and public art projects. He is a […]

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David Pacholko – “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” – Nov 7 – 25th, 2018.

October 24, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” by David Pacholko Exhibition Dates: Nov 7 – 25th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Nov 7, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, November 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Each work represents a specific moment, simplified and combined with David Pacholko’s love of colour, it re-captures a fleeting moment, vista […]

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Coffee C’Art – Visioning Session – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – November 14, 2018

October 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to: “Coffee C’Art: Social Enterprise – Visioning Sessions” The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 Doors: 6:30pm Event: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Free Admission. Please RSVP here The concept of the Coffee C’Art project is to build and operate a mobile espresso cart, which will be […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program

October 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is seeking submissions from performing artists and cultural groups for an inaugural Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program, taking place December 18-29, 2018. The program is a multicultural celebration of the winter season and the approaching new year. We are looking for locally-based community arts and cultural groups to present […]

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Praxis: Alternative Yoga Classes and Figure Drawing – Oct. 17

October 4, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Free Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas.” – Feminist Family Theory Flashcards  Essentially, Praxis […]

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CANCELLED: Gallery Sessions – La Modestine – Jan 30, 2019

October 4, 2018

CANCELLED *WE REGRET DUE TO POOR TICKETS SALES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Please join us for our next concert on February 27, 2019 The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions featuring La Modestine Wednesday January 30, 2019 6:30-8:00pm Tickets: $30+services charges Available through Eventbrite: gallerysessions.eventbrite.ca From the Düben Collection: Music that deserves […]

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AGM NOTICE 2018

October 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2018 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 25th 2018. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our Annual Arts Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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The Children Act – Monday, October 29

September 26, 2018

The Children Act   (Drama)    1hr 45min Writer: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by) Director: Richard Eyre Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin  When: Monday, October 29, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: In […]

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Inter/action – Seth Macbeth – October 14, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Seth Macbeth Creative Collage Workshop: Sunday, October 14, 1:00 – 5:00pm One of the most important lessons Seth Macbeth has learned as an artist is that you have to be brave. When it comes to creativity, many people feel that is it doesn’t come naturally, that they will never […]

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Seth MacBeth – “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” – Oct 3 – 28th, 2018.

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” by Seth MacBeth Exhibition Dates: Oct 3 – 28th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Oct 3, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, October 14, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Seth Macbeth is interested in how creativity speaks a language all its own. […]

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Gallery Sessions – Ray Boulay – Oct 24, 2018

September 18, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:30-7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Ray Boulay Ray Boulay, has been a New Westminster resident for over 6 years. He’s a musician and an actor. Formerly of the hard rock band The Deadwax Collective, Ray […]

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Arts Vote New West – All Candidates Meetings

September 10, 2018
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Meditation Park – Monday, September 24

September 4, 2018

Meditation Park  (Comedy, Drama)    1hr 34min Writer: Mina Shum Director: Mina Shum Stars:  Pei-Pei Cheng, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh  When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: Devoted wife and mother, 60-year-old Maria Wang’s […]

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September 9th

September 1, 2018

Saturday September 8th is the annual Recovery Day festival in Uptown New West, featuring headliner Matthew Good! Uptown Unplugged returns on Sunday September 9th with Laura Bower in front of Royal City Centre! Laura is a Vancouver-based vocalist. She performs a wide range of music, from jazz, folk, pop, and soul. Her unique style of storytelling […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

August 31, 2018

Media Release August 31, 2018 For Immediate Release  International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that they have been selected by International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show as their charity of choice. Proceeds from sales at the 2nd Annual […]

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September 1st & 2nd

August 27, 2018

Larry’s Brother is an electric & Acoustic guitarist/singer. Solo, duo and often with band. He plays a range of Acadian music, country and contemporary light rock (Canadiana /Americana). Kelly Kay is a professional bass player and singer with 20+ years experience touring, festivals and club dates. Catch this duo on Saturday in front of Westminster Centre! […]

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Inter/action – Suzanne Laird – September 16, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Suzanne Laird Artist Talk:  Sunday, September 16, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Suzanne Laird – “Shift” – September 5 – 29, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Shift” by Suzanne Laird UPDATE: The exhibition will be closed on Sunday, September 30th due to an exhibition change-over. Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, September 16, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Suzanne Laird’s intention in this body of work is […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings

August 23, 2018

Media Release August 23, 2018 For Immediate Release  Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster will be hosting two All-Candidates meetings at the Centennial Lodge in September 2018. With a focus on the arts, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with […]

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August 25th & 26th

August 21, 2018

Porteau is an indie folk band led by Victoria Williams and Craig Stevenson. The duo began writing songs while living in Montreal, daydreaming of summer drives on the Sea to Sky highway. They are currently recording their debut album, Water’s Gate, a thematic collection of songs set for release this summer. With lyrics steeped in […]

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August 18th & 19th

August 21, 2018

Camina Bolinao will serenade Uptown on Saturday with his soulful sound!   Sharing his Mexican culture, Monika Schwartzman is bringing her bilingual reportoire to Uptown New West on Sunday!

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August 11th & 12th

August 21, 2018

It’s the New West Cultural Crawl weekend! Besides the various exhibiting venues in the Uptown neighbourhood, we are continuing to present free live music to you! On Saturday, enjoy the premieum acapella group of New West – Quayside Voices!     On Sunday, emerging local young guitarist Patrick Kao is assembling a jazz quartet right […]

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August 4th and 5th

August 3, 2018

This weekend Atley King is on the Westminster Centre Stage on Saturday, with his stylish Jazz arrangements as well as impressive improvisational material.   And then on Sunday at Royal City Centre Jeff Neufeld will be returning with his ‘bluesey’ tunes!

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Inter/action – Lex Ireton – August 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lex Ireton Artist Talk:  Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Canada Day 2018 Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 26, 2018

A big THANK YOU to everyone that celebrated Canada Day in Queen’s Park on July 1, 2018. We were thrilled to host the Pick-a-Box Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park”. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting together such […]

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July 28th and 29th

July 26, 2018

Eddie Lam is here! He will blow you away with his towering vocals and friendly conversation. Then Sunday, Jessica Barbour is back this year with some new material to show off. You won’t wanna miss these incredible performers.   

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Lex Ireton – “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” – August 1-26, 2018

July 25, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” by Lex Ireton Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 26, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 1, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, August 12, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Lex Ireton’s glass work is heavily process oriented, where she explores her love of connecting with the material hands […]

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Gallery Sessions – Rob Leishman – July 25, 2018

July 19, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday July 25, 2018 6:30-7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Rob Leishman RSVP here   No loops No sequences All synths Everything played real-time and improvised.   More info: acnw.ca/gallerysessions

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July 14th and 15th

July 12, 2018

What’s that? You want even more live music? Well you’re in luck, because Pernell Reichert is a veteran when it comes to performing live. Then on Sunday at Royal City Centre, unique duo Nice Verdes is sure to get your foot tapping. Yowza!    

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July 7th and 8th

July 6, 2018

Summer is in full swing and we have OXLIP back to keep the sun shining! Sunday, jazz vocalist Laura Bower will seduce you into a place of tranquility. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt.     

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Inter/action – Tony Durke – July 15, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Tony Durke Artist Talk:  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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June 30th and July 1st

June 29, 2018

It’s Canada Day weekend! Ranj Singh is performing at Westminster Centre with great sense of humour. You won’t wanna miss his unique voice and profound compositions. After, Leonard Pallerstein is going to rock your socks off with his amazing pop renditions and acoustic guitar style.     

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Tony Durke – “Realpolitik” – July 1-29, 2018

June 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Realpolitik” by Tony Durke Exhibition Dates: July  1 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, July 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Art, in its many forms, challenges us to think about our world in new ways, sometimes engaging, sometimes enraging. These days it feels as if […]

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June 23rd and 24th

June 21, 2018

This weekend, local favourite, Dougie Greig will take our stage with his powerful compositions and stellar vocals. Sunday, Pop icon Alexis Lynn is at Royal City Centre with her covers and songs.    

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – 2019

June 21, 2018

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK EXHIBITION APPLICATION PACKAGE CALL FOR ARTISTS 2019 The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions […]

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Call for Board of Directors 2018

June 18, 2018

  To download this Call for Board Members as a PDF, click here

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Announcing the lineup for Music By The River 2018!

June 15, 2018

July 5 – Raincity Blue July 12 – wax cowboy July 19 – The Burying Ground July 26 – Early Spirit August 2 – Sweetz August 9 – Francis Henson From 6pm to 8pm each night, at the Westminster Pier Park Festival Lawn! Enjoy New West’s own beer and wine from the Eats at the Pier Concession! Bring your friends and […]

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June 16th and 17th

June 15, 2018

NWSS Music takes the stage Sunday at Westminster Centre with the Senior Jazz Band as well as several other student-lead groups. Sunday, OXLIP performs her own originals and acoustic music.   

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June 9th and 10th

June 7, 2018

This weekend we have two more amazing acts, moving into steadily into June. Saturday it’s What We Embrace at Westminster Centre and Carmina Bolinao at Royal City Centre on Sunday. All Uptown Unplugged concerts run 12-2pm on weekends.    Originally hailing from Scotland, the newly-formed duo What We Embrace have been heavily influenced by their […]

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Finding Your Feet – Monday, June 25

June 4, 2018

Finding Your Feet (Romance, Comedy, Drama)    1hr 51min Writer: Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft Director: Richard Loncraine Stars:  Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie  When: Monday, June 25, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: On the eve of retirement […]

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Praxis – June 20, 2018

June 1, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the act of […]

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June 2nd and 3rd, 2018

May 30, 2018

We have a fabulous opening weekend planned for Uptown Unplugged this year! Be sure to check out Jeff and Heidi this weekend at Westminster Centre on Saturday, and Royal City Centre on Sunday.   At the heart of the music Jeff Neufeld performs is the sound of an acoustic guitar & voice. Playing a high energy mix […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Our Journey to Here” – June 6-28, 2018

May 27, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Our Journey to Here” by NWSS Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 6 – 28, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-8pm Graduation Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2018 Graduating Students have worked hard to bring together their best work for our FIRST Grad Show. The […]

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ACNW Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 Community Engagement Survey and Session

May 25, 2018

The draft ACNW Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is ready! The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud of what we have been able to accomplish through our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. Our overarching goals were to become relevant in the city and to bring community together through the arts. We were especially proud to have our successes […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts!

May 23, 2018

Media Release May 23rd, 2018 For Immediate Release    Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts! New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited to announce another summer jampacked with the Arts in New Westminster! There are many events each month from June through September that are certain to […]

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Uptown Unplugged is back!

May 22, 2018

  Uptown Unplugged is returning this summer starting June 2! Enjoy free, live music from musicians from Lower Mainland every weekend 12-2pm in Uptown New West! Saturdays, Uptown Unplugged will be hosting live concerts at the Westminster Centre at Belmont and 6th st. Sundays, the program moves to the corner of 6th st and 6th […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition – “The Kindness CONNECTION” – May 23-27, 2018

May 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Kindness CONNECTION” by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork […]

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The Leisure Seeker – Monday, May 28

May 3, 2018

The Leisure Seeker     (Adventure, Comedy, Drama)    1hr 52min Writer:  Michael Zadoorian (novel), Stephen Amidon (screenplay) Director: Paolo Virzì Stars:  Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay When: Monday, May 28, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The film stars Academy […]

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Praxis – May 16, 2018

May 2, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Register Here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2018

May 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Hailey Connor as the 2018 recipient of the ACNW Scholarship through the Douglas College Foundation. Hailey is studying as an actor in the performing arts department at Douglas College. We are excited for Hailey’s future as an actor and look forward to her sharing her […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS – ACNW Summer Music Program – 2018

April 30, 2018

Thank you for your interest in our 2018 Summer Music Program. Our Call for Musicians is now closed

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Gallery Sessions – Matt Gibson – May 30, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Matt Gibson Matt is a Canadian indie/folk artist from Ottawa, ON, currently living in New Westminster, BC. He started teaching himself how play guitar and sing in 2010. […]

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The Rhodo Photo Contest – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

April 26, 2018

To celebrate The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural environment, we have decided to ring in spring with a photography contest! The subject is the beautiful and bountiful rhododendron bushes outside of the Centennial Lodge and inside the park! All styles of photographs and editing are welcome (black & white, macro, portraits, landscapes, manipulated, selfies […]

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Inter/action – Diane Roy – May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Diane Roy Artist Talk:  Sunday, May 6, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Diane Roy – “Allegory of our Seas II” – May 2-20, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Allegory of our Seas II” by Diane Roy Exhibition Dates: May 2 – 20, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, May 6, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The striking beauty of landscapes and oceans has always fascinated fibre artist Diane Roy. Roy uses a variety of knots, bends, weaving and […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – April 18, 2018

April 17, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $0-7 Register here Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something different to our community. Yoga in alternative spaces. Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park for some Yoga in a non-traditional space on the third Wednesday of the month at […]

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Gallery Sessions – Bryan Anderson with Yuki Shimono – April 25 2018

April 10, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Bryan Anderson with Yuki Shimono Bryan Field Anderson was born in Willowdale, Ontario and now lives in New Westminster, British Columbia. He is a teacher of English as […]

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The Florida Project – Monday, April 30

March 27, 2018

The Florida Project     (Drama)    1hr 51min Writer:  Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Director:  Sean Baker Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe  When: Monday, April 30, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The Florida Project […]

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Inter/action – Dennis Greer – April 15, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Dennis Greer Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration:  Sunday, April 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming […]

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Dennis Greer – “Sea-to-Sky” – March 28-April 29, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Sea-to-Sky” by Dennis Greer Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Dennis Greer’s solo exhibition Sea-to-Sky. The expansiveness and quiet energy […]

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Call for Committee Members – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

March 21, 2018

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on the Visual Arts Committee or one of its sub-committees. These committees plan, develop, and facilitate arts activities that engage the public, spark dialogue, and encourage collaboration. Committee members create connections and community through The Gallery at Queen’s Park program. The Visual […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – “Emergence” – Youth Artists – Deadline: June 24, 2018

March 15, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “Emergence” – An Exhibition celebrating the best youth and emerging artists out of New West Momentum Youth Arts/Massey Theatre Youth now accepting submissions from selfidentified youth and emerging artists in any media for exhibition in November 2018 at the Plaskett Gallery @ Massey Theatre Eligibility: If you… live or have lived in […]

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Inter/action – Iris Mes-Low – March 18, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Iris Mes-Low Artist Talk:  Sunday, March 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – March 21, 2018

March 6, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $1-7 Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something new to our community. An all ages all level movement journey with a twist! Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park for some Yoga in a non-traditional space. Jenni will be leading you through […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – NEW WEST SUMMER SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL

March 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) Performing Arts Committee has identified the need for a one-day summer performing arts festival to take place in Queens Park Concert Bowl on August 11, 2018.  This dynamic, entertaining, new summer event will feature a variety of local performing arts groups and performers, engaging the community with vibrant […]

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Gallery Sessions – Ian Fildes – March 28, 2018

March 1, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Ian Fildes   Ian Fildes is a New Westminster based musician attending Douglas College for music. Ian has played in various bands since the age of 16 including […]

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CALL FOR YOUTH ARTISTS – “Emergence” Exhibition – Deadline June 24th 2018.

March 1, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “Emergence” – An Exhibition celebrating the best youth and emerging artists out of New West Momentum Youth Arts/Massey Theatre Youth now accepting submissions from self-identified youth and emerging artists in any media for exhibition in November 2018 at the Plaskett Gallery @ Massey Theatre Eligibility: If you… live or have lived in […]

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Novitiate – Monday, March 26

February 28, 2018

Novitiate      (Drama)    2hr 4min Writer:  Margaret Betts  Director:   Margaret Betts  Stars: Dianna Agron, Liana Liberato, Julianne Nicholson When: Monday, March 26, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s […]

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Iris Mes-Low – “Eulogy on the Family Home” – March 7–25, 2018

February 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Eulogy on the Family Home” by Iris Mes-Low Exhibition Dates: March 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Iris Mes-Low’s solo exhibition Eulogy on the Family […]

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Now Hiring: New West Cultural Crawl Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 15, 2018

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Inter/action – Manuel Axel Strain – Feb 18, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Manuel Axel Strain Artist Talk:  Sunday, February 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be […]

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Gallery Sessions – HOUNDSTOOTHE – February 28, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring HOUNDSTOOTHE   HOUNDSTOOTHE is an emerging “electro – grunge” duo from Vancouver, Canada. This progressive band is comprised of Julian Winstanley commanding the guitar and multi-instrumentalist, Phoenix Bond leading vocals. This […]

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Loving Vincent – Monday, February 26

February 1, 2018

Loving Vincent    (Animation, Biograghy)    1hr 34min Writer:  Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel Director:  Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Stars:  Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk  When: Monday, February 26, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The film brings […]

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