The Vancouver Storytelling Festival takes place June 12-13, 2010 in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St. On Sunday June 13, members of the Thursdays Writing Collective and other participants in the StoryBox Project will perform.
The bamboo grove in the public park adjacent to the Garden will be woven with red yarn. Referring to the through-line narrative of a story (often called a red thread) and also an homage to indigenous weaving techniques, this visually compelling listening space will be filled with the StoryBox storytellers. A new element of this year’s Festival is the documentation process. First Nations elders with experience in documentation will mentor youth who are interested in photographic and film technologies as well as indigenous witnessing practices and protocols. Stories told during the festival will then be given a tangible form and thus remain an accessible legacy for years to come.
Tickets Friday & Saturday evenings: $18/person or $15/person for Garden or VSOS members Saturday Daytime: $15/person flat rate The Longest Days (Storytelling Workshop with Allison Cox): $25/person A Chinatown Wander with living legend Larry Wong: tours leave 11am, 2:30pm, 4pm: $10/person Sunday Daytime: Free Weekend pass for children: $5/person (15 yrs and younger)
In Person 578 Carrall Street (at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden)
By Phone 604-662-3207 (x 0).
At the heart of the City’s Great Beginnings Initiative is the desire to explore its roots and listen to the stories of each of its founding neighbourhoods. The StoryBox is a partnership between the VSOS and urban ink, a non-profit organization that develops and produces aboriginal and culturally diverse works of theatre, writing and film.