While you wait for our next 2021 event to be launched online or rescheduled, take a look back at some of our digital hits from 2020!

 

Turn up the volume to this digital mixtape featuring fiery tracks from an all-star roster including Ghettosocks, Taichichi, Test Their Logik, NiLLa and more.


Access Zuppa Theatre‘s Vista20 here. It is best experienced on a smartphone.

Vista20 is a 30-minute app-guided walking tour that can be done anywhere, anytime. You will need a smartphone (or tablet) and a set of headphones. Think of it as a short stroll during which you run into seven interesting people working in public health in Halifax during the COVID-19 crisis. It is an archive of their testimonies from April/May 2020.

The free app includes written transcripts of each interview.

“The theatre company leads you to yet another life-changing sight with a play that’s also an app.”
– Sam Gillett, The Coast


Access Zuppa Theatre‘s Labour 7 here. It is best experienced on a smartphone.

Labour7 is a 40-minute app-guided walking tour that can be done anywhere, anytime. Think of it as a short stroll during which you run into seven interesting people working in Nova Scotia during the COVID-19 crisis. It is also an archive of their testimonies from August 2020 and a companion piece to Vista20.

You need a smartphone and a set of headphones. It is available as a native iOS or Android app, and is also available as a web-based app through your phone’s web browser.

The free app will guide you through the steps required to set forth on your journey. You can do each step at your own pace and can always reset to the start if you wish. The app includes written transcripts of each interview.

Enjoy your journey.


Walking Gottingen is an immersive storytelling experience of family and community, using storytelling, natural sound, and diverse voices to transport listeners through a portal of lived experiences in the neighbourhood.

Listeners will be guided to certain landmarks and institutions as they walk down Gottingen Street in North End Halifax, all the while hearing the voices of the people who truly made the neighbourhood what it is today.

But the neighbourhood is changing. Walking Gottingen aims to preserve the community’s legacy in its current incarnation as it confronts gentrification and displacement. It works to educate residents, old and new, of the street’s profound history while challenging anti-black racism, xenophobia, and postcolonial sentiments in the same stride.

Both the sound file and transcript are available for download on the Halifax Public Libraries website.


Got kids at home? Looking for some homeschooling ideas?

Look no further than this read along video of The True Cost of Coal, a rhyming story of resistance to the coal mine industry in Appalachia. This beautifully illustrated book by the Beehive Design Collective takes you through stories of collective struggles to prevent ecological destruction and worker exploitation. Recommended for ages 9 and up.