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Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren!

February 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren!
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Open 10 am to 4 pm
Suggested admission $5

Explore contemporary art with your family and enjoy our current exhibitions.

Registration for the special Family Sunday workshop and NFB film screenings opens at 11:30 am on the day of the event. Sign up for both in person at the MacLaren reception desk.

Songs of Hope: Suubi Fusion Troupe Performance
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, The Carnegie Room
Admission free. No registration required
Join us for an engaging performance of singing, drumming, and traditional East African instrumentation by Uganda’s Suubi Fusion Troupe, who will proudly share their talent and culture. Marvel at their energy and enthusiasm in this exciting experience that includes a short film, performance, dance workshop and Q&A period.

NFB Screenings
1:00 to 1:30 pm, Rotary Education Centre
Admission free. Registration required.
The animated short, Joe, tells the story of Seraphim “Joe” Fortes, one of Vancouver’s most beloved citizens. Born in the West Indies, Joe Fortes swam in English Bay for over than 30 years. Martine Chartrand’s animated short Black Soul, dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip through history. In The Magic Lion, a Kenyan boy goes on a quest to save the life of his sick grandfather. Christopher Changes his Name tells the story of a little boy who didn’t want to be called Christopher anymore.

Family Sunday: Kente Cloth Designs
1:30 to 3:00 pm, Rotary Education Centre
Workshop fee: $5/child for MacLaren Family Membership holders. Registration required.
Join regional artist Sean George for an engaging workshop exploring the history, function, vibrant colours and
patterns of Kente cloth from Ghana. Families will work together using colourful paper strips, sharpies, and yarn to create a bold Kente-inspired design. Ideal for children ages 3 to 8.

Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren poster

Image credit: Suubi Fusion Troupe members performing at the Lahori Tikka House. Photo: Amina Mohammed




February 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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