David Cooper

DTES Heart of the City Festival



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Over 12 days, Heart of the City will present music, stories, poetry, films, readings, art talks, and visual arts either online on in pop-up outdoor settings. The Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre will co-present In the Beginning, in which storyteller, filmmaker, and performer Rosemary Georgeson joins director Donna Spencer as they delve into the stories and history of local Indigenous peoples prior to and during colonization.

In addition, the festival will feature local blues maven Dalannah Gail Bowen and Indigenous actor Jenifer Brousseau. Another treat: multidisciplinary artist Khari Wendell McClelland (the Soujourners/Freedom Singer) will curate an online event profiling local musicians.