So yes, in case you just emerged from a cave, today there's the Royal Wedding in England.
Meanwhile in Halifax Mayworks 2011 opens, a festival built upon the premise that workers and artists share a common struggle for decent wages, healthy working conditions - building bridges & creating "a true working class in Nova Scotia that we can be proud of - we have to create the society we want to live in."
Friday, April 29th
1. So, yes, if you're looking for some writing fodder, be it indignation or reverence, do check out the nuptials - it's bound to elicit some sort of reaction....
2. Later on, at 7 pm there's CAPITALISM ISN'T WORKING FOR CREATORS - a panel discussion on the state of artists as workers.
Bell Auditorium, 5163 Duke Street. [Admission is free]
Sunday, April 31st
3. One of my writing group friends, Chris Benjamin, will be reading from his novel Drive-by Saviours at the announcement ceremony of Halifax's talented new Poet Laureate, Tanya Davis, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, this Sunday, May 1. The event starts at 1:30 pm.
+++I added another event below which takes place later this week, also part of the Mayworks festival.
Dapopo Cafe at 7 pm, Just Us! CoffeeHouse,
5896 Spring Garden Road, $5/person
"All theatre is political"
From their website:
"A veritable feast of theatre, served a la carte by by DaPoPo Theatre of Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Shakespeare to schtick, sock puppets to songs... you order it from our performance menu, and we dish it up."