The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors B.C. Culture Days

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      Fom September 30 to October 2, B.C. Culture Days comes to various locations across British Columbia.

      In an effort to promote direct interaction between creators and the public, as well as increase understanding and appreciation of arts, culture, and heritage, the event offers free, hands-on, interactive, and community-organized activities to the public.

      This year, there are over 400 registered activities in visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts, and multimedia.

      B.C. Culture Days task-force chair Judy Robertson says that the event "is a way to meet artists and performers up close and get a behind-the-scenes view of the creative process."

      Community highlights include a celebration of Vancouver's waterfront, a lantern-making workshop in Maple Ridge, a shipyard social in North Vancouver, a youth-oriented art exhibit in Port Moody, and a Renaissance dance class taught by a Richmond-based historical ensemble.

      All B.C. Culture Days activities are free of charge. For more information, check out the event's website.