Arts and culture

Richard Tichelman sings a cover of Starship’s hit song “We Built This City” during an online broadcast of Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (YouTube image)

Surrey Arts & Business Awards for Ero, Johal, Randhawa and Fraser Valley Musical Theatre

Broadcaster Keri Adams returned to emcee the event, online for a second year

 

Desirée Dawson is among musicians featured during a virtual Surrey Fusion Festival. (File photo)

Digital concerts and cultural cooking challenges drive virtual Surrey Fusion Festival

Festival is typically held at Holland Park in mid-July, but shifts online during 2021 Culture Days series

 

Singer Krystle Dos Santos will perform a free online concert during 2021 BC Culture Days, from Oct. 8-15 as part of the Surrey series. (Photo: culturedays.ca)

Surrey’s ‘Culture Days’ series mixes in-person, online events starting Sept. 24

Month-long BC Culture Days celebration marks 12th anniversary this year

 

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
Blake Havard performs at Central City’s outdoor plaza during a 2017 Surrey concert. His latest music will be highlighted in a live-streamed program May 28 presented by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment (File photo)

White Rock-based Blake Havard live stream set for May 28

Veteran singer-songwriter to showcase new music in paid online concert

Blake Havard performs at Central City’s outdoor plaza during a 2017 Surrey concert. His latest music will be highlighted in a live-streamed program May 28 presented by White Rock-based BEC Entertainment (File photo)
New functional and decorative work by members of the Semiahmoo Potters Society can be seen online April 23-29 at semiahmoopotters.com (File photo)
New functional and decorative work by members of the Semiahmoo Potters Society can be seen online April 23-29 at semiahmoopotters.com (File photo)
Surrey Council Chambers. (File photo)

Surrey council approves $420,570 in grants for local arts, culture groups

This happened at Monday night’s council meeting, to cover 2021

Surrey Council Chambers. (File photo)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)
BC Culture Days go digital with events in Surrey and other cities starting Sept. 24

BC Culture Days go digital with events in Surrey and other cities starting Sept. 24

Kickoff virtual gathering to feature Surrey’s VanCity Dance Team

BC Culture Days go digital with events in Surrey and other cities starting Sept. 24
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Maestra Paula DeWit conducts members of the White Rock Community Orchestra, who have been funded by the city to produce a ‘virtual performance’ online. (File photo)

White Rock funds cultural activities moved online by COVID-19

Museum, community orchestra receive production grants

Maestra Paula DeWit conducts members of the White Rock Community Orchestra, who have been funded by the city to produce a ‘virtual performance’ online. (File photo)
Lyn Lay pictured outside Surrey Arts Centre in 2017. That year, as one of the B.C. Culture Days ambassadors, Lay led a project celebrating the arts centre’s 50th anniversary. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Lyn Lay calls it a day after 23 years of work at Surrey Arts Centre

‘I’ll still be working in the non-profit sector with the Youth Arts Council,’ she says

Lyn Lay pictured outside Surrey Arts Centre in 2017. That year, as one of the B.C. Culture Days ambassadors, Lay led a project celebrating the arts centre’s 50th anniversary. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Cora Li-Leger at Surrey Art Gallery with a four-panel painting created by her late husband, Don Li-Leger, for his “Hundred Year Bloom” series. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Late artist Li-Leger would be ‘thrilled’ to see exhibit of his work at Surrey gallery

Cora Li-Leger recalls some adventures she shared with husband Don, who died in 2019

Cora Li-Leger at Surrey Art Gallery with a four-panel painting created by her late husband, Don Li-Leger, for his “Hundred Year Bloom” series. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage

Victoria songstress is fueled by the music

  • Dec 18, 2019
Stephanie Greaves takes centre stage
The art of Kelly Corbett

The art of Kelly Corbett

Landscapes and wildlife of British Columbia

  • Dec 9, 2019
The art of Kelly Corbett
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message

Musician traded in a law career for her musical journey

  • Nov 18, 2019
Kelly Derrickson’s music with a message
Fashion for fall and for art

Fashion for fall and for art

Three arts professionals show off autumn styles

  • Oct 4, 2019
Fashion for fall and for art