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May 2017

I Was There

May 5May 10 | Free
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

An Audiovisual installation by Katie Toth and Mary-Dan Johnston It goes like this: the bank closes, along with the grocery, then the laundromat, the club, the pub, the corner store where we bought popsicles and cartons of milk. The schools crumbled and were consolidated. Now, standing on the same spot where I bought my first vodka cran, underage, there is thick gravel where years ago I felt linoleum, softer, sticking to the sole of my shoe. The geography remains the…

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The Decelebration of Canada 150

May 5 | 5:30 pm6:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on May 5, 2017 at 5:30pm

| Free
Cornwallis Park, Hollis St
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Performance by Raven Davis Saturday, April 29, 10:00AM-11:00AM | Cornwallis Park Friday, May 5, 5:30 PM-6:30PM | Citadel Hill - Clock Tower The Decelebration of Canada 150 is a body of work and a performance piece created to critique and expose the myth of the confederation of Canada and the discourse and erasure of: Indigenous people, Indigenous sovereignty and Indigenous history in Halifax and Canada. NOTE: Performances are ongoing and can be joined or left at any time. NOTE: Performances…

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New Waterford Boy – A Ceilidh

May 5 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 5, 2017

| $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

A New Play by Richie Wilcox Featuring Richie Wilcox, Aaron Collier, Lynn MacIntyre, Sarah Richardson and Brian Talbot This is a tribute to the Cape Breton man I never was and never will be. This is a tribute to Cape Bretoners who have the songs of miners and fisherman embedded into their hearts and souls whether they have set foot in a mine, or cast a net, or not. This is a night of storytelling to pay respect to the…

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Mug

May 6 | 7:00 pm8:00 pm | $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

A New Play by In My Own Voice (iMOVe) Arts Association Mug revolves around the Mug Shots of three formerly incarcerated people – photographs that span collectively almost 30 years of being in conflict with oneself and the Justice System. When a photograph is captured we often refer to it as ‘taking’ the photograph. This process of taking is encapsulated by the taking of the mug shot. However, when a person is convicted of committing an offence, the process of…

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Mug

May 7 | 2:00 pm3:00 pm | $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

A New Play by In My Own Voice (iMOVe) Arts Association Mug revolves around the Mug Shots of three formerly incarcerated people – photographs that span collectively almost 30 years of being in conflict with oneself and the Justice System. When a photograph is captured we often refer to it as ‘taking’ the photograph. This process of taking is encapsulated by the taking of the mug shot. However, when a person is convicted of committing an offence, the process of…

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Mug

May 7 | 7:00 pm8:00 pm | $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

A New Play by In My Own Voice (iMOVe) Arts Association Mug revolves around the Mug Shots of three formerly incarcerated people – photographs that span collectively almost 30 years of being in conflict with oneself and the Justice System. When a photograph is captured we often refer to it as ‘taking’ the photograph. This process of taking is encapsulated by the taking of the mug shot. However, when a person is convicted of committing an offence, the process of…

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Reel Justice

May 8 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm | Free
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9 Canada

A Curated Program of Short Films Reel Justice returns for a 3rd year to present a selection of short films examining issues of social justice that affect our community. This year's selection includes works by local filmmakers who celebrate home, roots and belonging in a way that challenges common narratives about Nova Scotia. The screening will include films by KeKe Beatz & MAJE, Raghed Charabaty, Sylvia Hamilton, Guyleigh Johnson, Koumbie, Ariella Pahlke and Stephanie Young. 2017 Program Speak It! From…

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The View From Her(e)

May 9 | 7:30 pm8:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on May 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on May 9, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on May 10, 2017 at 7:30pm

| $10 - $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

A New Dance Piece by Liliona Quarmyne Choreographed by Liliona Quarmyne Featuring Liliona Quarmyne, Jacinte Armstrong & Sarah Rozee Is it possible to maintain the abstraction of contemporary art and still share a clear message? Or does one have to be compromised for the other? Choreographer Liliona Quarmyne is deeply curious about pushing the boundaries between art and activism, and about the give and take between the two. In The View from Her(e), the audience will join her and dancers…

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The View From Her(e)

May 10 | 7:30 pm8:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on May 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on May 9, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on May 10, 2017 at 7:30pm

| $10 - $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

A New Dance Piece by Liliona Quarmyne Choreographed by Liliona Quarmyne Featuring Liliona Quarmyne, Jacinte Armstrong & Sarah Rozee Is it possible to maintain the abstraction of contemporary art and still share a clear message? Or does one have to be compromised for the other? Choreographer Liliona Quarmyne is deeply curious about pushing the boundaries between art and activism, and about the give and take between the two. In The View from Her(e), the audience will join her and dancers…

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October 2017

2018 Call For Submissions

October 2

Be a Part of the 2018 Festival! Mayworks Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply. Submissions need not be directly focused on work, labour or unions. Mayworks   Halifax programs works of art that adress broad themes of social and environmental justice. Any submissions that adress issues of inequality and  injustice, or give voice to marginalized communities will be…

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