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ISF2019: 5x15 Vancouver

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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3


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Indian Summer Festival 2019

5x15 Vancouver

With Pico Iyer, Eden Robinson and Arthur Flowers.

"If 5×15’s packed soirees feel like an evening of offline, communal surfing, it’s due to the eclectic menu of speakers.” —The New York Times


In association with 5x15 London

5x15 features five stellar speakers, speaking for fifteen minutes each on a topic they are passionate about. What the audience gets is a brainy, eclectic and magical lineup of minds communicating with rigour and punch. 5×15 originated in London and now has chapters in New York and Milan. The series has hosted speakers like Gloria Steinem, Salman Rushdie, Malcolm Gladwell and Eve Ensler. ISF is proud to be the only Canadian host of 5×15, with five hugely successful iterations of the event so far, featuring Canadian and international stars such as Reza Aslan, Ivan Coyote, Vivek Shraya, Talvin Singh, Bif Naked, Kamila Shamsie and Wade Davis.

Our all-star line-up of speakers in 2019 includes:

TED sensation and acclaimed writer Pico Iyer on ‘Matters of Life and Death’

Literary bluesman Arthur Flowers on ‘Reclaiming Brer Rabbit’

Novelist Eden Robinson on ‘Tricksters Forever’

Full venue description and accessibility information: Roundhouse Venue Information


Doors, Bar & Box Office open: 7:00 pm

Event Start: 8:00 pm

Event End: 10:00 pm

Bar closes: 11:00 pm

Event Supporting Partner: SFU Publishing and Hari Sharma Foundation

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


Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?

For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST. Service fees will be added at check out.

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

This is an all ages event; however, 2 pieces of ID are required for purchase of alcoholic beverages.

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 7:00 pm the day-of the event. Tickets at the door will be available for purchase by cash or credit card, 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.

What is the accessibility of this event?

Please contact engage@indiansummerfest.ca if ticket price is an obstacle (subject to availability).

Many people are negatively impacted from exposure to scents. Please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

For Radical Access Mapping Project’s Full accessibility audit of the Roundhouse see here

Mobility Access: The Roundhouse is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits. The entrances are at street level, with ramps, and while there are elevators in the building our event remains on the ground floor.

Parking: There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, only street parking around the neighbourhood, and 2 parkades nearby.

Transit: Plan your trip. Address: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver

Bathrooms: There are a mix of single stalled and multi-stalled bathrooms, and a mix of gender neutral and trans-inclusive, each with clear signage. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

Seating Plan: Chairs are plastic stacking chairs - please bring a cushion if needed.

Priority seating and early entry is available at 5x15 for people with invisible disability, low vision, or chronic pain. We can arrange this onsite, or contact us to plan in advance.

Be scent-sensitve: Many people are allergic to scented products. Please help us keep our events accessible for everyone by refraining from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, and other scented products while attending all Indian Summer Festival events. If you have any questions, concerns, additions or corrections regarding this information please email engage@indiansummerfest.ca.

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Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3


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