Vancouver Tapestry exhibit kicks off Grunt Gallery 30th Anniversary

Sola Fielder's Vancouver Tapestry made from recycled sweaters and other materials

Sola Fiedler’s Vancouver Tapestry made from recycled sweaters and other materials

It depicts Vancouver from the air and is nearly four metres long by two metres high. It took 208 days to make and is sourced from recycled sweaters. No this isn’t a cozy blanket I’m describing but a woven tapestry of Vancouver by Deep Cove-based fibre artist Sola Fiedler.

This year local arts institution Grunt Gallery turns 30 and local weaver Fiedler will help them celebrate with a showing of her Vancouver Tapestry work August 29-30.

Fiedler’s complex weaving project is one of many the award-winning fibre artist has completed in her career. Fiedler specializes in making large landscape weaving depicting cities, especially Olympic cities like Sydney, Australia and Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s also completed large weavings of Las Vegas and Key West. Continue reading:
Vancouver Tapestry exhibit kicks off Grunt Gallery 30th Anniversary

Get Blissed Out at the Seawheeze 2014 Sunset Festival

Vancouver Seawheeze Sunset Festival

Image courtesy of The SeaWheeze™ lululemon Half Marathon

The run sold out in mere minutes, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the awesome Seawheeze festivities that will be happening this weekend in Stanley Park. A half marathon that’s more yoga/run/party — Seawheeze is better known as the most fun half-marathon in the world. And let me tell you, it’s not because you’re running 21 km.

The Seawheeze Half Marathon and Sunset Festival is really more about the experience… and the awesome after-party! While most marathons end after the finish line, Seawheeze–organized by local-brand Lululemon–amps up with a festival for runners, supporters, and anyone else who wants to join in.

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Get Blissed Out at the Seawheeze 2014 Sunset Festival

Tickets on sale for BC Beer Awards and Festival, beer education classes

Last year's BC Beer Awards. Mike Victory photo.

Last year’s BC Beer Awards. Mike Victory photo.

Early bird tickets to the 5th Annual BC Beer Awards and Festival go on sale today (Tuesday, Aug. 19). Craft brewing across the province will be celebrated at the Oct. 25 event, which takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) in Vancouver. Besides tastings and awards, there will also be four education classes to help you become a more discerning beer drinker.

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Tickets on sale for BC Beer Awards and Festival, beer education classes

2014 Vancouver Writers Festival guests announced

Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, is one of this year's guests at the Vancouver Writers' Festival.

Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, is one of this year’s guests at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival.

The lineup for this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival (Oct 21-26 at various locations on Granville Island) has been announced. As usual, there’s a handful of heavy-hitters among the usual roster of Canadian nonfiction, crime and kids’ lit authors. Here are some highlights.

Emma Donoghue – Now living in Ontario, Donoghue is an Irish writer who gained traction for her suspenseful 2010 novel Room. Her historical fiction includes her latest, Frog Music.

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Croquet tournament and High Tea at VanDusen this Saturday!

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A garden party is coming to VanDusen Botanical Gardens this Saturday (Aug. 23). The First Annual Garden Party and Croquet Classic at VanDusen Botanical Gardens (5251 Oak Street) includes High Tea, cocktails, champagne, croquet and performance art installations. It’s probably safe to say VanDusen hasn’t seen anything like this in awhile, if ever.

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Croquet tournament and High Tea at VanDusen this Saturday!