Exhibits, creating art, film screenings and songs circles are just a few events going on at a Calgary festival right now. The This is My City Festival takes place over the month of April. It’s free and there are many things to see and hear and do.
This is My City Calgary Art Society (TMC) is the organizer of the festival. I’m a volunteer with TMC, a group that matches artists with people living at the margins of society. Together we write, dance, sing and create art.
You’re invited to take in the sights and sounds made by Calgarians from all over our city. Another event tomorrow is a book launch celebrating the second edition of Flood Stories. The book includes pieces of writing from the 2013 flood, from program participants at the Drop-In Centre, Alpha House and the Alex Youth Health Centre. That runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Shelf Life Books, 1302 4 St. S.W.
At the Being Human exhibit on the Central Library Art Wall, you’ll see selected artworks from This is My City programs at Inn From the Cold and The Women’s Centre of Calgary. You’ll also be able to connect to related short docs by using QR codes and your smart phone.
For the full festival schedule, go here: http://bit.ly/2nMinwK. It’s a great way to see, hear, read and listen about the people most of us have forgotten.