Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax 2022

offers online streams for 4 outstanding events available on demand between May 18th and 20th!

1 Ticket gives you access to all 4 streamed events!!

All tickets are aold on a Pay What You Can scale between $5 and $25

Is This the Way I’m Going Out?

Halifax north ender Todd Matheson tells his stories of being a bartender. Confronting the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia’s claim that they represent him as part of 33, 000 workers, it’s docu theatre that collides the personal and the political, with the plight of the worker its beating heart. Performed and co-created by Todd Matheson. Directed and co-created by Karen Bassett. Read more…

All In: DJ Uncle Fester x Superfluid + Friends

This two part show will blow your socks off! DJ Uncle Fester brings together some of Halifax’ hottest MCs and the amazing Superfluid Collective for a night of great performances and a live off-the-floor recording session of new music. Featuring General Khan & Ambeez, Aquakultre, and Ghettosocks. Read more…


8 bodies, traversing identities through movement. They are a collection of moments – some curated, some not. They move with care, with curiosity, with joy, with the possibility of failure. An intricate look at the nature of intersectionality and how we construct identity. Created by Liliona Quarmyne in collaboration with Carolin Mateus, Gillian Seaward-Boone, I’thandi Munro, Jacinte Armstrong, Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis, Reequal Smith, Solène Bernier and Zomi Tombing. Read more…


Join The Unnatural Disaster Theatre Company for this bold devised theatre project as they explore the human cost of convenience that is paid when we order online. Primal shares a glimpse behind closed factory doors at environmental racism, immoral surveillance, natural disasters, and more forms of worker exploitation that happens within corporations like Amazon. Read more…

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Check out our many video recordings of past events

DJ Uncle Fester and Aquakultre performed live at The Derby on September 3, 2021. This concert features the full Bleeding Gums Murphy album arranged by Erin Costello and featuring appearances by Chudi Harris, Ghettosocks, Shevy Price, Ambition, Tachichi and Andre Fenton.

Produced with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage and the NSGEU.

A 25th Anniversary Tribute Concert Honouring the Community’s Collective Action in Saving Our Canada Employment Centre

The event took place at The Derby Showbar on September 17, 2021. The audience gathered to hear an incredible story of collective action through the weaving of witness telling, music, and spoken word poetry in tribute to community power.

Featuring Dr. Lynn Jones & Carolann Wright with performances by Corey Adams, MAJE, Linda Carvery, Keonte Beals & El Jones.

Produced with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage and the PSAC Atlantic.

TOIL HERE is a group exhibition and curatorial collaboration between the Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax Festival and the Khyber Centre for the Arts. Featured in this exhibition are works by artists Alex Antle, Antoinette Karuna, Clara Gough, Curtis Botham, Heather Cromwell, Kim Cain, and Michelle Roy, as well as by Mi’kmaq water protectors Cathy Martin, Gnat Na’pi, and Darlene Gilbert. Using the languages of traditional domestic craft and fine art, the artists explore different facets of rural life, labour and justice, and together disrupt stereotypical notions of what rural “Maritime” art can be and speak to.


Produced with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage.

Aquakultre is accompanied by a stellar band for a special Labour Day 2020 concert recorded at the Bus Stop Theatre.

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.

Deirdre Lee performs a poem for Labour Day. She is a poet, performer & maker of art & food, medicines & magic. Her art is intertwined with her complicated & sometimes confusing reality as a racialized, neurodivergent woman, & explores her perspectives on identity & healing.