Coronavirus

Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. (Courtesy Open Space)

Victoria art gallery provides Open Space in an online way

View Chantal Gibson’s recent show on the web, hear Indigenous stories on Instagram starting Sunday

  • Apr 10, 2020
Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. (Courtesy Open Space)
Steel hearts await their new homes at the end of Dave Kasprick’s driveway. (Dave Kasprick photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island man forges hearts for his community

Dave Kasprick has already given out approximately 400, plans to make it 600

Steel hearts await their new homes at the end of Dave Kasprick’s driveway. (Dave Kasprick photo)
The Campbell River Arts Council’s 38th annual members’ show moved to online.

After 37 years, Campbell River Arts Council annual members’ show goes online

38th Annual Members Show shifted from physical gallery to website

The Campbell River Arts Council’s 38th annual members’ show moved to online.
Scott Stanton and Salina Hoffman tied the knot on Saturday and were surprised by friends and family who had gathered outside to watch the ceremony from a distance. (Provided by Scott Stanton)

Friends, family suprise Current Swell singer and new wife with socially distant wedding

‘We just thought we were going over there to have a glass of champagne and do some paperwork’

Scott Stanton and Salina Hoffman tied the knot on Saturday and were surprised by friends and family who had gathered outside to watch the ceremony from a distance. (Provided by Scott Stanton)
Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants
COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
City of Victoria artist-in-residence Kathryn Calder performs a livestreamed concert on Facebook from her home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. YouTube

LIVE MUSIC: Artist in Residence reaching into the community

Kathryn Calder to perform livestream show on YouTube channel this Friday, April 3

City of Victoria artist-in-residence Kathryn Calder performs a livestreamed concert on Facebook from her home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. YouTube
‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times

‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times

‘The human spirit still found a way to break through and blow us all away’

‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times
The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were among a star-studded lineup of skaters supposed to be coming to Victoria in May for the next Stars on Ice tour, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. (Photo by Julie Larochelle Briere)

Stars On Ice tour cancelled for the first time in 34 years due to pandemic

The show was supposed to hit the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on May 12

The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were among a star-studded lineup of skaters supposed to be coming to Victoria in May for the next Stars on Ice tour, which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. (Photo by Julie Larochelle Briere)
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons performed for neighbours on their back porch on March 29. (Photo courtesy Jane Wilson)

Vancouver Island musicians in quarantine thank neighbours with backyard performance

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons play for those in self-isolation

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra director Karl Rainer and his sons performed for neighbours on their back porch on March 29. (Photo courtesy Jane Wilson)
Curatorial and collections staff from the Royal BC Museum will be hosting online webinars as part of the RBCM@Home outreach programs starting on Tuesday, March 31. Photo courtesy RBCM

Royal BC Museum joins home education trend for outreach programs

Free webinar options available for RBCM@Home and kids’ programs, starting March 31

Curatorial and collections staff from the Royal BC Museum will be hosting online webinars as part of the RBCM@Home outreach programs starting on Tuesday, March 31. Photo courtesy RBCM
Maria Manna will perform an Italian version of Hymn to Freedom, on a Facebook livestream today (March 30) at 2 p.m. from Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Kevin Light Photography

Victoria vocalist Maria Manna reaches out to hard-hit Italy with special online song

Jazz singer to perform ‘Hymn to Freedom’ with Italian lyrics on Facebook at 2 p.m. Monday

Maria Manna will perform an Italian version of Hymn to Freedom, on a Facebook livestream today (March 30) at 2 p.m. from Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Kevin Light Photography
Life mimics art for CCPA students who performed in play about Spanish flu pandemic

Life mimics art for CCPA students who performed in play about Spanish flu pandemic

Performing arts students see parallels between story from Unity 1918 and current health crisis

Life mimics art for CCPA students who performed in play about Spanish flu pandemic
Seth Rogen, left, and Ryan Reynolds, right, ask Canadians to plank the curve in Twitter videos posted in March 2020. (Twitter)

#PlankTheCurve: B.C. celebrities urge Canadians to take COVID-19 seriously

Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen challenge Canadians

Seth Rogen, left, and Ryan Reynolds, right, ask Canadians to plank the curve in Twitter videos posted in March 2020. (Twitter)
The Lonely singer reaches out and gives back, with online birthday show

The Lonely singer reaches out and gives back, with online birthday show

Michael Demers sharing a musical chat tonight at 8 p.m. on Facebook

The Lonely singer reaches out and gives back, with online birthday show
Ballet BC Dancers Gilbert Small and Emily Chessa in rehearsal for Romeo+Juliet. The performance was slated for mid-March in Victoria, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19-related ban on gatherings, at the time, of 250 or more people. New provincial relief money announced Friday aims to relieve some of the financial burden being felt by professional artists and arts organizations. Photos by Michael Slobodian

Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis

BC Arts Council to administer support for both organizations and individual artists

Ballet BC Dancers Gilbert Small and Emily Chessa in rehearsal for Romeo+Juliet. The performance was slated for mid-March in Victoria, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19-related ban on gatherings, at the time, of 250 or more people. New provincial relief money announced Friday aims to relieve some of the financial burden being felt by professional artists and arts organizations. Photos by Michael Slobodian
Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall

Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall

Bowie tribute show, Martin Barre’s Jethro Tull show and Tommy Emmanuel all booked for late fall

Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall
Netflix logo

Netflix reducing video quality in Canada to lower Internet bandwidth use

Bell Media is also planning traffic measures affecting the Crave streaming service

Netflix logo
Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists

Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists

Victoria brewpub creates local playlist after restaurant closes in response to COVID-19

  • Mar 25, 2020
Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists