Meso América Resiste!

The Bus Stop Theatre Coop 2203 Gottingen St, Halifax

Presented by the Beehive Design Collective Come see a mural-sized pen and ink masterpiece that took over nine years to create! The Beehive Design Collective works as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with affected communities. MesoAmérica Resiste covers resistance to large-scale infrastructure development throughout Southern Mexico and Central America, … Continued

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A Timed Speed Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript with Additional Notes

The Bus Stop Theatre Coop 2203 Gottingen St, Halifax

May 29th to 31st | 7:30pm-9:00pm & June 1st | 2:00pm-3:30pm Presented by Surplus Production Unit In 1911, 146 people were killed in a fire at the factory of the Triangle Waist Company in New York. The highly contentious trial that followed  spurred the public to demand workplace safety reforms and became a touchstone for … Continued

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Resilience Resonates – Zine Launch

Resilience Resonates is a collaborative zine that’s been facilitated by Nikki A Basset and Elyse Moir, a duo of local organizers, educators and music lovers. The zine showcases a collection of expressions and feelings related to music, sound, and performance from femme, trans, gender non-conforming and two-spirit folks. Submissions include a broad range of genres, … Continued

Free

Iranian Music, The Female Body and The Burden of Message

Join Iranian academic and music researcher Hadi Milanloo along with local facilitator Carmel Farahbakhsh as they unpack Milanloo’s recent field research in Tehran. This program explores Iranian female musicians and their relationship to an at-home and diasporic audience, their visual identity in the context of unpredictable political climates, and how their creative pursuits link and … Continued

Free

Strange Froots & Zamani

A Friday afternoon celebration of chill grooves and deep rhythms. Strange Froots are a trio of soul warriors from Montreal, Canada featuring MCs Naïka Champaïgne, SageS, and Mags. Seamlessly blending traditions from their manifold perspectives of the Black diaspora (Haiti, Ghana, Jamaica and Senegal), the Froots’ music displays a disarming form of directness that allows … Continued

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Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism Vol. 2

The Bus Stop Theatre Coop 2203 Gottingen St, Halifax

  Back for a second year in a row, Hip-hop Vs. Capitalism will be part of Mayworks' festival mic-drop. Kicking off with a community cypher entitled "Hip-Hop vs. the System", followed by a feature set by acclaimed anti-capitalist hip-hop veterans Test Their Logik. Hip-Hop Vs. The System | A Community Cypher Calling all rappers and … Continued

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Dance to A New Dawn

The Bus Stop Theatre Coop 2203 Gottingen St, Halifax

Night of June 1st to 2nd - midnight to dawn *Dry Event*   5 Epic DJ's will take us all on a journey through space, time, and sound as we celebrate revolutionary arts and culture and dance the night away as a community.  Complementing the music will be stunning and politicized murals, graphics, and video-streams … Continued

$5 – $20

2020 Call for Submissions

Be a Part of the 2020 Festival! Mayworks Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply. Submissions need not be directly focused on work, labour or unions. Mayworks   Halifax programs works of art that … Continued

Canadian Labour International Film Festival

The Bus Stop Theatre Coop 2203 Gottingen St, Halifax

Since 2009, CLIFF has been screening films about workers, the conditions under which they live and work, and related social justice issues, in over 130 locations across Canada. Admission: Pay What You Will - FREE popcorn! The Halifax screening will feature five international short films celebrating workers. The total run time of the event is … Continued

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JOB POSTING: Assistant Festival Director

Description Annual, part-time contract position. Varying work hours (see below). $16 per hour. Worker’s Compensation insurance provided. Begins February 1st, 2020. The Assistant Director is required to assist the Festival Director in the following duties: ● Reviewing project submissions and curating the festival program ● Communicating with artists, planning logistics and organizing festival events ● … Continued