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ISF17: 5x15 (Includes Constellations)

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Vogue Theatre

918 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2


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Indian Summer Festival 2017

Closing Night: 5x15 & Constellations

Five Speakers, Fifteen Minutes. Magic.

ISF2017 Closing Night kicks off at 7:30pm with our favourite speaker series, 5x15, followed by 'Constellations' featuring a mix of musical delights from 9:30pm onwards. This ticket includes both events for an entire evening of cultural feasting.

‘If 5x15’s packed soirees feel like an evening of offline, communal surfing, it’s due to the eclectic menu of speakers.’ – The New York Times


5x15 is a speakers series that originated in London and has since spread to New York and Milan. It features five stellar speakers, speaking for fifteen minutes each on a topic they are deeply passionate about. 5x15 global has hosted speakers like Gloria Steinem, Ben Okri, Brian Eno, Malcolm Gladwell and Eve Ensler. Indian Summer Festival is proud to be the only Canadian host of 5x15 for the fourth year running.

Our all-star lineup of speakers:

- Kamila Shamsie grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She is the author of five award-winning novels, trustee of English PEN, and named one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’

- Talvin Singh is a tabla player, electronic musician, DJ and music theorist known for his pioneering work in the Asian Underground scene in London. He is an inspiration to many across the globe.

- Rock star, writer and humanitarian Bif Naked has pushed the boundaries of acceptability in her screaming loud creative work making her a cultural icon and a true Canadian legend.

- Graphic artist Molly Crabapple has drawn in Guantánamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps and with rebels in Syria. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

- Former revolutionary Carmen Rodriguez is a Chilean-Canadian author, poet, educator and political social activist. She is currently the writer-in-residence at the historic Joy Kogawa House.

The evening is hosted by the brilliant comedian Kalyani Pandya, described as “Ottawa’s funniest Dyke”.

Your ticket to 5x15 includes access to Indian Summer Festival’s entire closing night offering, so stay on and enjoy ‘Constellations’, our musical star-studded finale.


7:00pm - Doors open

7:30pm - Event starts

9:30pm - Constellations Closing Party begins

This event has been made possible thanks to support from the BC Arts Council.

ASL is available for 5x15! Please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL services before June 23rd.

For venue description and accessibility information: Vogue Theatre

Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:

Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)

Langara College (Major Partner)

Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services (Government Partners)

CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)


Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?

For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST, service fees, and payment processing fees.

What is the accessibility of this event?

ASL: There is ASL available for 5x15 upon request - please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL before Friday June 23d.

This event is a scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

Mobility Access: The front doors are wheelchair and scooter accessible. Wheelchair accessible seating is located at the back of the Left and Right Centre of the Orchestra.

When purchasing tickets please continue to “checkout” where you will be prompted to select a wheelchair accessible seat as well as up to one complimentary companion, who will be provided with a chair next to you.

Bathrooms: There is one wheelchair accessible bathroom on the main floor. The multi-stall bathrooms will be gendered and trans-inclusive. There is one single stall wheelchair accessible gender neutral bathroom in the main lobby.

There are several parking lots within walking distance from the theatre in addition to meter parking on Smithe St & Nelson St.

Parking lot information:

Easy Park: www.easypark.ca

Impark: www.impark.com

Seat Design: Individual theatre style cushioned chairs, with arms, and a dance floor for the closing party.

Scent: Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that guests refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events. However, this venue does not have a permanent scent-free policy in place.

If you have any questions, concerns, additions or corrections regarding this information please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no age restrictions for this event. Attendees of any age require a ticket.

Is there reserved seating?

Seating is first-come first-served.

Will there be tickets available at the door?

While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 7:00pm the day-of the event and be located at 918 Granville St. Tickets at the door will be $40 inclusive of all taxes and fees, available for purchase by cash or credit card while supplies last. For entry to Constellations only (after 9:30pm) tickets will be $30 at the door while supplies last.

Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?

Latecomers will be permitted entry and seated by an usher at designated pauses in the show.

What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.

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