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Check out these fall reads for a timely pandemic diversion

Check out these fall reads for a timely pandemic diversion

It’s not too early to start looking for good gift books for fall birthdays or Christmas. Currently, there’s a local batch that’s just the ticket for timely diversions in our troubled times.
New Westminster New Media Gallery is open again

New Westminster New Media Gallery is open again

The New Media Gallery is open again. The gallery, on the third floor at Anvil Centre, had just opened its new Currency exhibition in March when COVID-19 closed everything down. The exhibition is now open again for limited in-person visits.
New West FilmFest goes virtual in the face of COVID-19

New West FilmFest goes virtual in the face of COVID-19

Of all the changes brought about by COVID-19, Craig Hopkins probably misses movie-going the most. “My wife and I always go to Landmark Cinemas in New West. That’s our either Saturday or Sunday; we always go, sometimes for a double feature,” he said.
New West art lovers invited to Van Dop Gallery

New West art lovers invited to Van Dop Gallery

Van Dop Gallery is inviting New Westminster art lovers to experience an exhibition of work by Leanne M. Christie.
Gallery at Queen's Park welcomes New West visitors again

Gallery at Queen's Park welcomes New West visitors again

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is welcoming visitors once again. The Arts Council of New Westminster gallery is currently showing works from the arts council’s permanent collection in a variety of styles and mediums.
Hey Viola! brings Canadian civil rights history to New West stage

Hey Viola! brings Canadian civil rights history to New West stage

Krystle Dos Santos is buzzing. Her energy and excitement are palpable, even across a phone line. To be stepping back onto the stage for a live audience is excitement enough.
Abstract photography at New West's Plaskett Gallery

Abstract photography at New West's Plaskett Gallery

Art lovers have a chance to check out a new photography exhibition at Plaskett Gallery. The gallery at Massey Theatre is presenting Receding Realities, by Paul Gravett, for the month of October.
The Boom Booms are coming to New West's Massey Theatre

The Boom Booms are coming to New West's Massey Theatre

The theatre is launching its special physically distanced, limited-capacity concert series with four shows by the popular Vancouver band
New West Cultural Crawl returns for a COVID-19 edition

New West Cultural Crawl returns for a COVID-19 edition

Health and safety protocols will be in place and some pre-booking will be required as the annual self-guided celebration of the arts returns to the city Oct. 17 and 18
New West actor brings Shakespeare to virtual life

New West actor brings Shakespeare to virtual life

Theresa Cowley, an NWSS grad, was one of 12 young actors from across Canada who took part in Riotous Youth with Bard on the Beach this past summer