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Stone Soup is a free creative networking and collaboration event taking place in communities across BC. Stone Soup will give community members the chance to connect with other potential Culture Days event registrants to expand their local network, find new collaborators, share resources, and brainstorm ideas for creative projects together. Everyone is welcome, including individual artists (amateur and professional), arts organizations, cultural groups, heritage workers, local businesses, BIAs, media, venue managers, presenters, volunteers, and other arts and culture enthusiasts. Events will feature presentations by local artists and activities geared towards building creative partnerships. Food and refreshments will be provided. 

Stone Soup refers to the fable in which hungry travellers start a soup with a pot of water and a stone, inviting the curiosity of local villagers. One by one villagers begin to offer ingredients to add to the mix, creating a delicious soup for the whole village to enjoy together.

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Now in its eighth year, Culture Days is the country’s largest public participation campaign in the arts. This year’s celebrations will take place from Sept. 29-Oct.1, inviting the public behind the scenes to discover the world of creative people in their community. Last year, 658 Culture Days activities were offered in 60 communities across B.C.

Culture Days Workshops have been scheduled in the following communities:

Community Date Time Address RSVP
Sunshine Coast April 6 5:30 - 730 p.m. Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa St, Sechelt
Ucluelet/Tofino April 28 9 - 10:15 a.m Black Rock Resort, 596 Marine Dr, Ucluelet Register
Nanaimo April 29  3 - 5 p.m. Nanaimo Harbourfront Library

90 Commercial St

Penticton May 11 12 - 2 p.m. Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave Register
Prince George May 30 7 - 9 p.m. Studio 2880, 2880 15th Ave Register

For more info, please contact:

Nazanin Shoja, BC Culture Days Manager
Tel: 604-681-3535 ext. 214