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Mayworks Halifax

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May 2019

Opening Reception

May 1 | 6:30 pm8:30 pm | Free
RadStorm, 2177 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

BREAD & ROSES! Treat yourself to some FREE bread from LF Bakery and Raspberry & Rose flavoured ice cream and sorbet from Dee Dee’s Ice Cream. Yum!! Our opening reception will feature a medley of short presentations giving a glimpse of what’s to come in our 2019 festival. Luyos MC You'll also be treated to the precolonial Kulintang sounds of artist and musician Luyos MC. Based in Southern Ontario, Luyos MC explores the traditional Indigenous music of the Maharlikan lands…

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the effects were cumulative and i almost didn’t notice

May 18 | 11:00 am3:00 pm | Free
Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 3B8 Canada

By the year 2100, port cities should prepare for a 250 centimetre rise in sea levels* Where do our habits – as humans, as workers, as individuals, as a society – lead us? The things we do every day. The things we don’t do, every day. Small actions with eventual results. Time ceaselessly crashes on, and the tendency of it all to add up can catch us by surprise. What do we tend to? What do we neglect? Tides slowly…

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Black Feminism: Sistas of the Struggle

May 22 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm | Free
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

We marched, sang, protested and supported the feminist movement, we fought for maternity leave, employment equity, flex time, and society stands on our shoulders. A panel discussion examining the story of Black women who have led movements for social change during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Although Black women have played an important role – both behind the scenes and on the frontlines – in struggles for equality, women’s rights and social justice, they are generally excluded from historical narratives…

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Rope Making

May 25 | 2:00 pm6:00 pm | Free
RadStorm, 2177 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Presented by Xiaocheng Li & Leesa Hamilton Textile Artists, Xiaocheng Li and Leesa Hamilton will make rope from discarded shirts.  The Fashion and Textile industry create a lot of waste that takes decades to breakdown. Donate your old shirts that would otherwise end up in landfill. This hands on activity will call on you to turn waste into something beautiful and functional. All of the rope we make will be installed in the Bus Stop Theatre until the end of…

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Reel Justice

May 26 | 7:30 pm9:00 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Our short film program weaves through issues and narratives to present a cinematic collage you won’t find at the Cineplex. Program: Total run time: 90 mins   Apaja'simk - The Return | Trevor Gould (2018) 11 mins Glooscap’s messenger Marten is sent back to the land of the People to find them, learn about them, and to tell Glooscap if he is needed again. This Mi’kmaq language short film was produced through AFCOOP’s Language of Nova Scotia program. The Gottingen…

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A Timed Speed Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript with Additional Notes

May 29June 1 | $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

May 29th to 31st | 7:30pm-9:00pm & June 1st | 2:00pm-3:30pm Presented by Surplus Production Unit In 1911, 146 people were killed in a fire at the factory of the Triangle Waist Company in New York. The highly contentious trial that followed  spurred the public to demand workplace safety reforms and became a touchstone for radical and progressive political movements. At the time, people swore that the victims and the fire would never be forgotten. Three actors – from another…

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June 2019

Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism Vol. 2

June 1 | 8:00 pm11:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Back for a second year in a row, Hip-hop Vs. Capitalism will be part of Mayworks' festival mic-drop. Kicking off with a community cypher entitled "Hip-Hop vs. the System", followed by a feature set by acclaimed anti-capitalist hip-hop veterans Test Their Logik. Hip-Hop Vs. The System | A Community Cypher Calling all rappers and emcees in the HRM. Join the collective rap-battle vs. the forces that control, oppress, and exploit us all.   Bring your best bars and spit truth to…

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Dance to A New Dawn

June 1 | 11:59 pmJune 2 | 5:30 am | $5 – $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Night of June 1st to 2nd - midnight to dawn *Dry Event*   5 Epic DJ's will take us all on a journey through space, time, and sound as we celebrate revolutionary arts and culture and dance the night away as a community.  Complementing the music will be stunning and politicized murals, graphics, and video-streams creating a visually transformed Bus Stop that merges the vibes of a music festival with a political movement in the most enticing way. There is…

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