April 17, 2013

FREE: the 25th Manitoba Book Awards l Skydiggers l The City With No Animals

April 28
The West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Free admission. l Open to the public

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers 
would like to invite you to the 25th Manitoba Book Awards. 

The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala, hosted by Ismaila Alfa. 

The finalists and winners were chosen by juries composed of writers, editors, and other members of the publishing industry from across Canada. 

For a list of nominees

The City With No Animals
Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Ave.

April 26 and  27, 5 - 9 pm
Storytelling performance by the characters that live in the city - Saturday at 6 pm only
$5 admission at door

The "City With No Animals" is an interactive and immersive art installation.

Come visit the White City and learn its history, read its stories, interact with its inhabitants, and play in a world where your only responsibility is to follow your bliss. Experience walking through a city that's only ever before existed in the imagination, peek into the shops, have tea at the teashop, explore the haunted quarter, have your fortune told at the tree of clouds, and even attend a storytelling performance held in the installation itself. It'll be something that's never been see before!

* The White Tower ~ begin your tour and learn all about the city, is history, and how the people live. You'll receive a key to start exploring the work.
* The Paper City ~ peek inside apartments, shops, and other buildings created from art boxes, paper, glitter, glue and imagination.
* The Cloud Tree ~ a tree wrapped in clouds where visitors can play a fortune telling game!
* Beneath the Rose Teashop ~ get a complimentary cup of tea and learn the mysterious history of the city's favourite theatre, read the weekly newspaper, or other printed materials.
* Oprea Garden ~ a paper garden that visitors can sit in and curiously, even smell!
* Fourth Quarter Gate ~ see the ghostly forms of the haunted Fourth Quarter!

May 11
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $25 advance | $30 door

Skydiggers celebrate their 25th year as a band with four releases and a Canadian tour!
Chemistry, passion, energy and evolution are a few words that come to mind when Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson talk about twenty-five years together in Skydiggers. When the band released their eighth studio album, Northern Shore last year, it stood out as the band’s most adventurous and varied collection of songs yet.
A series of four separate releases will be delivered each season in 2013. It kicks off with All of our Dreaming: Skydiggers Live, 1988, 2000 & 2012 which consists of three separate discs of the band captured live, twelve years apart, beginning with 1988’s Spadina Hotel, followed by 2000’s There & Back and rounded out with a DVD of 2012’s stunning performance,  Skydiggers Live at The Glenn Gould Theatre.

“You can spend your life searching for chemistry” Andy muses. “For any relationship to remain vital and continue to grow you need chemistry. We were lucky to have found that early on with each other.  Skydiggers are continuing to map new musical territory.
Tickets available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader

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