Birds are everywhere, and in cities they are especially present in parks. We often don’t notice them, but we would certainly miss them if they were absent. Shadowland Theatre invites community members of all ages to join in a week-long residency in Alexmuir Park to celebrate birds and birdlife. Daily workshops will be led by professional artists in stilt-walking, visual arts, puppetry, costume-making, story-telling, and Indigenous teachings. It will all culminate in a colourful, celebratory parade that takes flight around Alexmuir Park, accompanied by local traditional Chinese musicians and dancers. Everyone is welcome. Feathered Friends will bring awareness to the presence of bird life in and around Alexmuir Park and highlight their importance in Indigenous and other cultures; their environmental roles and significance; and the visual and sonic contributions they make in art, story, and celebration.
July 10 & 11: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
July 12: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
July 13: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Arts in the Parks brings free, family-friendly arts events and activities to a park near you. Think theatre performances, dance classes, workshops, movies, festivals, and more, right in your backyard!