What has traditionally been a weekend celebration of Canadian arts and culture, Culture Days is expanding to become a 4-week interactive, immersive arts and cultural experience, happening across Canada in-person where possible, and online.
Each year Surrey’s arts and culture community embraces Culture Days and puts on an impressive display of talent and inspiration, and this year is no different. From September 25 to October 25, 2020, lose yourself in a labyrinth of hundreds of virtual concerts, live shows, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and more … and every option is completely free! We suggest starting your journey with the over 55 amazing offerings from Surrey, but we can hardly blame you if you find yourself enjoying a jazz concert from Niagara, ON or taking virtual tour of the Mennonite Interpretive Centre in Rosthern, SK.
Surrey’s creators have been waiting to unleash their works and reconnect with the world, and it’s almost curtain time!
Some Surrey-specific events include:
Virtual Surrey Fusion Festival (on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon)
The Fusion Festival livestream will feature a series of cultural segments including cultural performances, musical entertainment, art lessons, Surrey history, Indigenous education, dance lessons, “how-to” cooking segments and kids’ activities.
Music and Meditation (Oct. 3-4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.),
Organized by Transformational Theatre, this unique event combines guided meditation with an entertaining culture program featuring talented young artists, Sahaj Yuva Shakti and an ensemble of musicians, singers and dancers performing classical music, devotional bhajans and Sanskrit hymns.
Heritage Kitchen at Home (Sep 25 – Oct 25)
Try out local heritage recipes from the Historic Stewart Farm. Digital recordings includeMake Your Own Butter, Thumbprint Cookies, Whipped Cream Scones and Muddy Pigs.
Cloverdale Heritage Driving Tour (Sep 25 – Oct 25)
Short on distance, but a long list of interesting sites, this 7km tour of Cloverdale introduces you to some of the oldest heritage buildings in Surrey, with a focus on local families, the local town hall, and the business centre of Surrey for many years. You can simply explore from your home by visiting the links under “More Info” or by watching the Google Earth presentation. Or you can click on the Google Maps link and drive the route yourself. Additional Driving Tours include Whalley, Port Kells & Clayton and South Surrey.
Sketching Series – In Person (Oct 8, 15 & 22)
Each week, 12 lucky guests will experience the Museum of Surrey’s Arctic Voices exhibit, sketchbook in hand. With space to social distance, participants will create artwork with supplies brought from home. Suitable for artists of all ages and skill levels.
Visit CultureDays.ca for more information about this years Culture Days event and to check out all of the different online and in person events and activities.