Community Calendar

Welcome to ELAN's Community Calendar!

This is a space where active members can promote events they are organizing or those that feature their work. We’re excited to make connecting with and supporting ELAN members easier than ever! Events are listed below in chronological order.

Check out these simple instructions for submitting an event, including some tips to get you thinking about accessibility. 

 

  • Music and Mood: A Writing Workshop with Musical Inspiration

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Atwater Library via Zoom in Westmount, QC, Canada

    Join poet K.B.Thors for a workshop where participants will produce and share writing that responds to music and the (virtual) presence of a live musician, saxophonist Janet Lumb. By listening and tuning in to their own creative reactions, writers will explore the interplay between music and mood as well as sound, story, and memory, using language to examine the soundtracks in our lives. Workshop is free but space is limited, please register at [email protected].

    http://awe.atwaterlibrary.ca/activities/events-listings/

  • Music and Mood: A Writing Workshop with Musical Inspiration

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Atwater Library via Zoom in Westmount, QC, Canada

    Join poet K.B.Thors for a workshop where participants will produce and share writing that responds to music and the (virtual) presence of a live musician, saxophonist Janet Lumb. By listening and tuning in to their own creative reactions, writers will explore the interplay between music and mood as well as sound, story, and memory, using language to examine the soundtracks in our lives. Workshop is free but space is limited, please register at [email protected].

    http://awe.atwaterlibrary.ca/activities/events-listings/

  • Progression - A multisensory exhibition that expands narratives of people with multiple sclerosis

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Ada X in Montreal, QC, Canada

    How can one create meaningful human connections without either over-emphasizing or ignoring health and social challenges?

    As an artist and storyteller, this is a recurring question for Salima Punjani. Deeply inspired by the Bodies in Translation project, which states that “while the law can do much to advance inclusion, it can’t legislate desirability, cultural recognition, or welcoming in”, Punjani creates artwork with care and consideration for access. She believes that welcoming and recognizing disabled people through the arts is an imperative challenge to the idea of economic productivity as the most valuable form of contribution to society.

    Her work Progression is a real-time, interactive, multi-sensory installation reflecting the narratives of people with multiple sclerosis along with their own EEG and MRI brain scans. From dealing with cognitive decline and unpredictability to challenging stereotypes, each participant had agency over their story and how they wanted to be seen. Whether it’s listening with your fingertips or feeling through sound, visitors are invited to be open to the possibility of connection, empathy, and understanding through multiple senses.

    The artist will be present to guide you through a live EEG (brainwave) experience in which you can feel your own EEG vibrations in response to the stories. Salima will be in studio - Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays April 24 and May 8 from noon to 5:00 pm 

    The exhibition will be accompanied by a sensory listening workshop open to all. More information to come.

  • Progression - A multisensory exhibition that expands narratives of people with multiple sclerosis

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Ada X in Montreal, QC, Canada

    How can one create meaningful human connections without either over-emphasizing or ignoring health and social challenges?

    As an artist and storyteller, this is a recurring question for Salima Punjani. Deeply inspired by the Bodies in Translation project, which states that “while the law can do much to advance inclusion, it can’t legislate desirability, cultural recognition, or welcoming in”, Punjani creates artwork with care and consideration for access. She believes that welcoming and recognizing disabled people through the arts is an imperative challenge to the idea of economic productivity as the most valuable form of contribution to society.

    Her work Progression is a real-time, interactive, multi-sensory installation reflecting the narratives of people with multiple sclerosis along with their own EEG and MRI brain scans. From dealing with cognitive decline and unpredictability to challenging stereotypes, each participant had agency over their story and how they wanted to be seen. Whether it’s listening with your fingertips or feeling through sound, visitors are invited to be open to the possibility of connection, empathy, and understanding through multiple senses.

    The artist will be present to guide you through a live EEG (brainwave) experience in which you can feel your own EEG vibrations in response to the stories. Salima will be in studio - Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays April 24 and May 8 from noon to 5:00 pm 

    The exhibition will be accompanied by a sensory listening workshop open to all. More information to come.

  • Caitlin's Cozy Concerts #9: The World Around Us

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Please join me for the 9th instalment of Caitlin's Cozy Concerts, the concert series where you can stay cozy at home and not catch COVID!

    THEME : THE WORLD AROUND US

    Fantasy No. 9 in E major - Georg Philipp Telemann
    Woodland Reverie - Daniel Dorff
    Floating in Space - Keyna Wilkins
    Aubade - Libby Larsen
    Andante cantabile (Souvenir des Alpes) - Theobald Boehm [with SPECIAL GUEST Christopher Gaudreault!]

    I cannot wait to talk about all things nature and the environment with you! Half of all donations received will be sent to Indigenous people in the Montreal community as a form of reparations. If you send over $10, you will receive an extra special bonus music video by e-mail!

    There will be a caption feature once the livestream ends on YouTube (because live captioning is only available for channels with more than 10,000 subscribers)!

    Please join me for fun discussions and awesome music! Invite your friends and make sure to prepare your favourite meal to enjoy during the show!

  • Double Tea Ceremony

    Sunday, May 09, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online in Montreal, QC, Canada · $10.00 CAD

    Teas Guru and Festival Accès Asie invite you to an online double tea ceremony!

    In an exclusive video, Master Han Le will offer you a traditional performance of the Chinese tea ceremony “Gong Fu Cha”, followed by Tsz Ha Leung who will present a Japanese Chanoyu tea ceremony “Unohana Temae” (卯 の 花 点 前), the spring welcoming tea ceremony, under the style of Urasenke school.

    Kayo Yasuhara will perform the shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument, to completely immerse your senses.

    If you want to participate at the ceremony from your home, go to t-guru.ca to purchase a tea arrangement created exclusively for the Festival period.

    When purchasing a ticket, you will receive the video link. The video is bilingual.

  • Elixir of Life: A Free Verse Poetry Writing Workshop

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    Atwater Library via Zoom in Westmount, QC, Canada

    Emotions are like water, they can be a stream or a tsunami. This free verse poetry workshop will examine what it means to flow around obstacles. How do we truly examine and express our emotions and their root causes in a way that brings balance to our mental health? How do we do this through a poetry-writing and editing process that is healing? Participants should be prepared to contemplate, experiment, question, write fresh autobiographical work, give and receive feedback, co-create safe space and predict the future of humankind.

    Workshop leader Tawhida Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québécoise poet, author and artist.

    Workshop is free; space is limited, registration required. For more information and registration info:

    http://awe.atwaterlibrary.ca/activities/events-listings/

  • Acts of Reclamation

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 07:30 PM
    in Montreal, QC, Canada · $10.00 CAD

    Festival Accès Asie is happy to collaborate with Performance Curators Initiatives (PCI) to present Acts of reclamation. An online screening evening of five Filipino video dance using choreographic practice as a means of engaging, confronting, or dealing with various contexts of violence.

    Meet us for an online live screening of the films followed by a discussion with the curators of Acts of reclamation Roselle Pineda and Louise Jashil R. Sonido.

    Films to be presented are created by Sari Dalena (White Funeral), John Carlo Nova (Nagimaskan Mayyang You’re so delicious, Maria), Roselle Pineda (Sagot and Wang-Wang) and Gerone Centeno (Panighaw).

    These films show the body as the main experience of trauma, ranging from domestic violence to social discrimination through state fascism and, through choreographic and cinematographic techniques, try to create spaces for their release.

    With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive a viewing link available up to 24 hours after the event, Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 PM. The event will be in English.

  • Bollywood Gharana

    Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 08:00 PM
    Online in Montreal, QC, Canada · $15.00 CAD

    Together with Bollywood Gharana, Abhijit Pohankar offers a unique new style of music, mixing musical hits from Bollywood films with classical Indian music, with a foot tapping groove and romantic guitar tones.

    Traditional Indian compositions sung with a groove that mixes retro Bollywood and modern songs to make this sound unique and captivating.

    The group includes voice, harmonium, acoustic guitar, cajon, and percussion. This mélange of traditional Indian instruments and modern Western instruments offers an incredible musical canvas that will win over lovers of traditional Indian music and fans of popular music.

    With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive a link to an exclusive virtual Bollywood Gharana show available for one week, starting on Sunday, May 16, 8pm.


    For more information, consult our website: https://accesasie.com/en/event/perles-dailleurs-bollywood-ghanara-centre-kabir/