Today’s a big day. At 11:00 this morning, we’re holding an event at the Roundhouse in Vancouver to officially launch BC Scene, the multi-disciplinary arts festival that I’ve been working on for the past year. While the Ottawa launch won’t happen until February, this is our chance to give people in British Columbia a preview of the festival’s line-up. In all, we’ll probably announce about half of the programming in theatre, music, dance, visual and media arts, and literature.
The launch also coincides with the unveiling of our new festival website. I think it looks great, and I encourage you to check it out later today at www.bcscene.ca (or www.scenecb.ca for all my Francophone readers). It’s still a work in progress – there are a few features that will be added over the next few months – but overall I think it’s a very clean-looking, well-designed site.
On the site, you’ll also find our BC Scene promo video. It was created by a Vancouver film company, and I think it really captures the energy and diversity of the province’s arts community. It also has a pretty catchy soundtrack…
If you haven’t made plans for April 21 to May 3, 2009 yet, you should definitely come to Ottawa to check out the festival. I have a spare couch you can crash on, and I’m pretty sure I can set you up with some tickets.