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ISF2019: Pico Iyer on Love, Life, and Mortality

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Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut St

Joyce Walley Room

Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

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Indian Summer Festival 2019

Pico Iyer on Love, Life and Mortality

“An exquisite personal blend of philosophy and engagement, inner quiet and worldly life.” – The Los Angeles Times

EVENT PRESENTING PARTNER: Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick

What does it mean to be alive? And how do we hold onto the beings we love, even though we know we and they must come to an end one day?

Thinker, writer, and world-traveller TED favourite Pico Iyer has spent his life answering the great questions of humankind. Pico, a friend and biographer of the Dalai Lama, has the gift of finding and cultivating stillness in the whirlwind of our times. His landmark TED talk on the art of stillness reminds us that true wisdom lies not in knowing everything, but learning to accept and find beauty in how little we can truly know.

With his latest book ‘Autumn Light’, Pico brings us a lyrical mediation on the impermanence of life. Following the unexpected death of his Japanese father-in-law, Pico undertakes a life-affirming investigation into the human condition, inspired by the wisdom of the cultural traditions of his adopted country of Japan.

With this book and this talk, Pico reminds us never to take the people and things we hold dear for granted.


Full venue description and accessibility information: Museum of Vancouver Venue Information


Schedule:

4:30 pm: Box Office & Doors open

5:00 pm: Event starts

6:30 pm: Event ends, book signing opportunity


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


FAQs

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. Everyone, including children of any age, requires a ticket.


What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.


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 4:30 pm the day-of the event. Tickets at the door will be available for purchase by cash or credit card.


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 accessibility of this event?

Mobility Access: The Museum of Vancouver is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits. The front entrance to the museum is a long curved ramp. If entering the museum from the ISF PAUSE stage, enter the building from the ground floor patio facing the park, and an elevator will take you up to the main floor. The Museum of Vancouver has one wheelchair available for borrow. Walk up to borrow, or phone them at 604-736-4431 to arrange in advance.

Parking: There is designated wheelchair accessible parking adjacent to the entrance ramp into the facility. Please note that it is paid parking.

Transit: Plan your trip. Address: 1100 Chestnut Street Vancouver

Bathrooms: There are no bathrooms on the main event level, an elevator takes you downstairs to the bathrooms. All multi-stall bathrooms are gendered (trans-inclusive), and there is one gender neutral single stall bathroom. All bathrooms are wheelchair and scooter accessible.

Low Vision: This is low vision friendly programming. The programming itself is auditory. We offer one complimentary companion ticket for those who require assistance in order to attend.

Seat Design: stacking metal and plastic chairs, no cushions no arms.

Hearing Assist: the museum does not offer hearing assist. The map of the space has descriptions of the exhibits.

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

Be scent-sensitive: 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 access requests or concerns regarding this information please email engage@indiansummerfest.ca.

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Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut St

Joyce Walley Room

Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

Canada

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