Culture Days

Culture Days in the Village: September 28-30, 2018

Did you know that each fall across Canada we are all invited to celebrate arts and culture in a nation-wide festival of free, hands-on workshops and activities? Known as Culture Days, this year’s events will take place over 3 days this September, from Friday Sept. 28 to Sunday Sept. 30th. Events are listed on-line at [https://sk.culturedays.ca] – Just type your postal code into the search bar to see what activities are happening close to you. From silk-screen printing at the Art Gallery of Regina, drumming workshops, Pile of Bones Film Festival and Regina’s first ever Nuit Blanche art night in Victoria Park, there is a great variety to choose from.

This year, Cathedral Village Arts Festival is partnering with Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization and the Artesian on 13th to host a weekend of workshops and events inspired by the theme we have chosen for CVAF 2019: “The Light Within.” Space may be limited, so check the calendar today.

The Monster Monologue

Friday, September 28th 11am-Noon

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

Listen to Dis' VOICE, will present The Monster Monologue directed by Artist-in-Residence Natasha Urkow. The show uses the stories of famous monsters - such as Frankenstein and Quasimodo - as an outlet to explore the pain and suppressed emotions felt by those with disabilities. In doing so, supporting the political right of everyone to live in and understand their body through creative expression! The show premiered as part of the 2018 Cathedral Village Arts Festival to a packed house and you will not want to miss it! Good for all ages!

Disability Art & Culture Roundtable

Friday, September 28th Noon- 2pm

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

This discussion will bring together artists, arts organizations, and creative community members in a discussion about disability art and culture in Saskatchewan as well as the political right to be in your body; to be seen and heard; and to create! Invited participants include recognized disability artists, advocates and cultural leaders. We will be talking about not just what is being done, but what can be done in the future to further understanding and acceptance of disability art and culture in our community and beyond. Come and have your voice heard as we learn and plan together a hopeful and inclusion focused future for all! Light lunch and snacks provided. For accessibility needs, please contact us at listentodis@sasktel.net.

Be Heard: A body, breath, and voice workshop with Traci Foster

Saturday, September 29th, 10am-4:30pm

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

Listen to Dis' founder Traci Foster will lead an inclusion-focused workshop rooted in a creative and physical approach to voice. Traci is Canada's first certified Fitzmaurice Voiceworkinstructor who explores her work through somatic art with a focus on where awareness, intuition, and action intersect. She has taught in Saskatchewan, Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.

Participants will be led through a series of exercises, using voice as a first impulse, to learn in a safe and nurturing environment. This work will help develop your body and voice to vibrantly express and communicate with ease and pleasure in everyday life and as a creative professional. Please email us if you are interested in this event at listentodis@sasktel.net. Light lunch and snacks included.

Creative Cuddle Corner

Saturday, September 29th, 10am-4:30pm

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

Feel good. Laugh more. Cuddle and create often! Want a “time out” come in! We invite you to come and chill in our ambient environment in the lounge at the Artesian on 13th. Art and writing supplies and soft soothing music will make this a safe space for hanging out, creating or simply receiving positive, non-sexual touch that every human needs through cuddle and snuggles. Consent policies will be conveyed and displayed. Great for all ages!

Devised Theatre Workshop with The Other Ordinary

Sunday, September 30th, 10am-11am

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

LTD's company of emerging professional artists present a disability-led devised theatre workshop designed for those of all skill levels. Using pieces from their two professional productions - Neither Heroes nor Ordinary People and Mine to Have: sensuality and circumstances - and employing the skills they've learned along the way, this group of up and coming artists will lead participants through exercises that will contribute to compassionate creative action. Please email us at listentodis@sasktel.net if you are interested in this workshop. The event is fully inclusive and will be malleable to the needs of participants.

Light Slam workshops with Gabriela Garcia-Luna

Sunday, September 30th, 11am-12:30pm. 1:00-2:30pm, 3-4:30pm

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

Renowned local photographer and visual artist Gabriela Garcia-Luna hosts this inclusion focused photography and performance workshop. Using just a camera, some lighting devices, and the participants' imaginations, Gabriela creates moving images that illustrate what we all hold within. Participants will be led through the process of creating a light play piece and will be able to view past examples from Listen to Dis' members.

Creative Cuddle Corner

Sunday, September 30th, 10am-4:30pm

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

Feel good. Laugh more. Cuddle and create often! Want a “time out” come in! We invite you to come and chill in our ambient environment in the lounge at the Artesian on 13th. Art and writing supplies and soft soothing music will make this a safe space for hanging out, creating or simply receiving positive, non-sexual touch that every human needs through cuddle and snuggles. Consent policies will be conveyed and displayed. Great for all ages!

Pieces and Pizza: A Creative Jam

Saturday, September 29th, 11am-12:30pm. 1:00-2:30pm, 3-4:30pm

Artesian 2627 13th ave.

Calling all creative people! Want to bring your guitar and jam? Read a poem or two? Dance to your favorite song? Tell a story? Please do! This evening of artistic sharing is open to all and will be the capstone event for the weekend. A chance to share, learn, and take pride in our arts community! Snacks included.