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Artist  Laura Rechwan

BC Culture Days offers month-long arts and culture series

Re:Imagine and Re:Connect

  • Sep 22, 2021
Hispanic Film Festival handout

Hispanic cinema online, in-person

Latin American and Spanish Film Week runs September 16-26

  • Sep 20, 2021
Carolyn Mark handout photo

Sooke Music and Arts Festival and Celebrate Sooke

Two events, one incredible weekend

  • Sep 17, 2021
Samantha Dickie Ceramics - Drop.  2021.  Photo credit Jeremy Addington

Solo show for ceramic artist Samantha Dickie

Victoria Arts Council installation

  • Sep 13, 2021
Samantha Dickie Ceramics - Drop.  2021.  Photo credit Jeremy Addington
Pacific baroque

17th Annual Pacific Baroque Festival Returns

A dazzling series of concerts

  • Sep 1, 2021
Pacific baroque
David Gogo - Victoria Jazz Society - Jazz & Blues music

Victoria Jazz Society presents live and online shows

Blues and jazz music coming your way

  • Aug 30, 2021
David Gogo - Victoria Jazz Society - Jazz & Blues music
All Ways Homes Festival

Bring home the music!

All Ways Home Festival set for early September

  • Aug 25, 2021
All Ways Homes Festival
Tug Eatery cocktails

Behind Bars with Tug Eatery

Inner Harbour restaurant serves up a twist on tea time

  • Aug 18, 2021
Tug Eatery cocktails
Anna Lopez. co-owner, inside her Aegean Cafe on Fort Street in downtown Victoria. Don Denton photography

Terrific takeout at Aegean Cafe

Downtown Victoria restaurant popular with lunch crowd

  • Jul 28, 2021
Anna Lopez. co-owner, inside her Aegean Cafe on Fort Street in downtown Victoria. Don Denton photography
Columnist Robert Moyes photographed at the Artisan Wine Shop on Broughton Street. Don Denton photography

Robert Moyes’ Perfectly Potable

The best of wine from reds to whites

  • Jul 26, 2021
Columnist Robert Moyes photographed at the Artisan Wine Shop on Broughton Street. Don Denton photography
The Royal BC Museum exhibit begins by pulling visitors underwater, immersing them in the orca’s world. (Photo: Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum exhibit dives into the world of orcas

Deep inside the belly of the Royal BC Museum’s much-anticipated new exhibit,…

  • May 4, 2021
The Royal BC Museum exhibit begins by pulling visitors underwater, immersing them in the orca’s world. (Photo: Shane Lighter/Royal BC Museum)
This graphic shows the signage for the temporary mural proposed for a building in the 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. (Something Yellow Studio/Sidney Business Improvement Area Society)

Sidney shoots down temporary mural planned to build community spirit

Critics called it work ‘generic’ while questioning its artistic quality

This graphic shows the signage for the temporary mural proposed for a building in the 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. (Something Yellow Studio/Sidney Business Improvement Area Society)
Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus provides the perfect small town atmosphere for movie shoot

Community takes on the persona of Windward, Washington for Hallmark production

Willow Street between Mill Street and Victoria Street is a busy place Monday as filming for The Baker’s Son gets underway. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sanford and Marlana Williams. Submitted photo.

The silence of Sanford Williams: Island master carver and his wife navigate racism

Indigenous carver and residential school survivor didn’t know how to speak up against discrimination

Sanford and Marlana Williams. Submitted photo.
A shot from the rehearsal of Being Here: The Refugee Project, the Belfry Theatre’s filmed play that’s set to open on March 16. (Photo: Belfry Theatre)

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre shows filmed play on refugee, sponsor experience

Being Here: The Refugee Project is based off the first-hand accounts of refugees and their sponsors

A shot from the rehearsal of Being Here: The Refugee Project, the Belfry Theatre’s filmed play that’s set to open on March 16. (Photo: Belfry Theatre)
The Sooke Fine Arts Show will be online again this year, showcasing unique artworks from Vancouver Island and B.C.’s coastal island artists from July 23 to Aug. 2. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fine Arts Show goes virtual for second year in a row

Art exhibition and show set for July 23 to Aug. 2

The Sooke Fine Arts Show will be online again this year, showcasing unique artworks from Vancouver Island and B.C.’s coastal island artists from July 23 to Aug. 2. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A carved stone pillar is shown on the beach in Victoria in this July 2020 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Royal BC Museum, Bernhard Spalteholz

Questions rock Royal B.C. Museum over authenticity of artifact recovered from Victoria beach

Songhees First Nation chief says museum assured him review underway after artist says work as his

A carved stone pillar is shown on the beach in Victoria in this July 2020 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Royal BC Museum, Bernhard Spalteholz
An airbrush painted version of the viral Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme catches the eye of a pedestrian walking past the Archer Airbrushing art studio on Fort Street Jan. 28. (Don Denton/News Staff)
An airbrush painted version of the viral Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme catches the eye of a pedestrian walking past the Archer Airbrushing art studio on Fort Street Jan. 28. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Everett Bumstead (centre) and his crew share a picture from a tree planting location in Sayward on Vancouver Island from when they were filming for ‘One Million Trees’ last year. Photo courtesy Everett Bumstead.

The tree planting life on Vancouver Island features in new documentary

Everett Bumstead brings forth the technicalities, psychology and politics of the tree planting industry in his movie

Everett Bumstead (centre) and his crew share a picture from a tree planting location in Sayward on Vancouver Island from when they were filming for ‘One Million Trees’ last year. Photo courtesy Everett Bumstead.
The new Malahat Skywalk is expected to be completed by this summer. (Submitted graphic)

Malahat Skywalk expected to be complete by this summer

$15-million project will see 650-metre elevated wooden pathway constructed

The new Malahat Skywalk is expected to be completed by this summer. (Submitted graphic)