5 Not-to-Be-Missed Speakers at The Growing Room Festival 2019


Hannah McGregor, creator of podcasts: Secret Feminist Agenda and Witch Please | Image by Christopher M Turbulence

By Rachel Rosenberg

The Growing Room Festival was founded in 2017 by Room Magazine and every March since it has brought Canadian authors and artists together to converse, educate and collaborate as they discuss feminism in all its intersectional glory. Most panels and readings are pay-what-you-can to ensure accessibility, and writing workshops and one-on-one manuscript consultations are offered.

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5 Not-to-Be-Missed Speakers at The Growing Room Festival 2019

Multi-media show celebrates the life of African-American poet Gwendolyn Brooks

A musical salute to the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize is coming to the Chan Centre.

On Sunday, Feb. 24, Chicago’s Manual Cinema presents No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. The multimedia production features shadow puppets, video projection, and a six-piece live band. Find out more about Brooks and the show dedicated to her below.

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Multi-media show celebrates the life of African-American poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Highlights of this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Dairakudan’s Pseudo human Super Human by Hiroyuki Kawashima.

This year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival features a ton of premieres, as well as the return of audience favourite Dairakudakan.

Taking place March 4 – 30, the nearly month-long program features performances by both internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers. See below for some highlights.

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Highlights of this year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival

Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

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There’s nothing quite like the giddy joy that comes from zipping around on an ice rink. Especially when you master the ability of actually stopping without having to slam into the side boards or crash into a friend…

Vancouver is lucky to have quite a few options for ice skating that go beyond the usual rinks located in each community centre around town. Better yet, most offer cheap rentals for skates and steaming cups of hot chocolate.

So grab your mittens and a scarf, because these are some of the best places to go ice skating in Vancouver:

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Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

Filming in Vancouver: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The InBetween, Jane Levy, and more

Lana Condor will star in the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone but it seems love will remain in the air for some time when it comes to Vancouver’s screen scene.

While an indie feature about two best friends searching for true love is finishing up, a sequel to a popular Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han’s best-selling young-adult romance novel series is coming soon.

There’s also a slew of TV pilots coming this way, running the gamut of genres from a detective drama based on a graphic novel to a musical dramedy.

Wanna check out this week’s look at what’s going on in Hollywood North?

See you after the jump, true believers…

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Filming in Vancouver: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The InBetween, Jane Levy, and more

Get Moving & Eating – March 2019 Vancouver Wellness Events

Whether you’re training for a marathon, wanting to chill out with some yoga and a pint, or sit down to some healthy comfort food to ward off the chill, Vancouver is where you want to be in March 2019! Check out these great upcoming events!

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Get Moving & Eating – March 2019 Vancouver Wellness Events

Hanging Out with Howie Mandel

“Vancouver is one of my favourite places to hang out,” says Howie Mandel during his speech at the launch party for Just For Laughs Northwest. The show biz mogul opened the festival with “Howie Mandel & Friends”, an LOL-worthy performance at the Orpheum Theatre featuring comic pals such as Roy Wood Jr., Deanne Smith and Matteo Lane.

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Hanging Out with Howie Mandel