We’re closing off our 2021 festival events with a Labour Day Edition of Mayworks!
This upcoming set of events includes our Aquakultre & DJ Uncle Fester concert orchestrated by Erin Costelo, our second round of board games featuring Space Cats Fight Fascism, our How We Won tribute concert to Canada’s longest workplace occupation on Gottingen Street, and Troubling Joy, an all new outdoor theatre production presented in partner ship with Halifax Fringe.
With an opening act featuring Kxng Wooz
The legendary Halifax-based DJ Uncle Fester teams up with the renowned Halifax-based rapper/singer/song-writer and Polaris Prize-nominated artist Aquakultre. Together, they blend Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul and Rhythm and Blues. The entire record will be brought to you live!
SEPTEMBER 5 – 7
FREE & Ticketed Shows / Ages 5+
Troubling Joy is a lively circus featuring a cast of puppets who, in recognizing their discontent with the social structures that dictate how they live, discover the pleasure of change. Playing within the traditional circus format, the North Barn Theatre Collective uses puppetry, moving image, and song to investigate the promise of happiness, its illusions and our collective capacity to imagine new futures. The show will appeal to the senses of all ages.
2 – 4 players / Ages 13+
A rising wave of fascism is sweeping across the galaxy, threatening to throw the Interspecies Galactic Alliance under autocratic rule. To help grow its power, the regime known as The Rat Pack has convinced the powers that be that all cats must be tightly controlled… or forced into feline exile. But everyone knows, cats don’t like to be collared, and they don’t like to be caged.
On March 27th, 1996, workers and members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, with assistance from community activists, began occupying the offices of the Canada Employment Centre located at 2089 Gottingen St. The occupation lasted 122 days. Come hear an incredible story of collective action from Dr. Lynn Jones and Carolann Wright-Parks. The event will also feature performances by Corey Adams, Keonte Beals, Linda Carvery, El Jones and MAJE.
Social Justice Trading Cards & Merchandise
Our beautifully designed T-Shirts and newly released series of Social Justice Trading cards are available throughout the festival. Make a purchase at the festival or through an online order!