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Live Music & Performance: Packingtown

Mayworks Festival

Sunday, 7 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Live Music & Performance: Packingtown

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General Admission 7 May 2017 Free  

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The video ballad Packingtown shares the vibrant people’s history of North Edmonton through original songs and video interviews with people who worked at the meatpacking plants and lived in the community during the height of the meatpacking industry there (early 1900s to 1980s). The 60-minute live music and video performance weaves music and lyrics written by Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn, with video footage, historical photographs, and video interviews collected and edited by videographer Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions (GZP) and historian-curator Catherine C. Cole with the support of northeast resident Janice Melnychuk. The performance will feature Maria Dunn accompanied by Shannon Johnson and Jeremiah McDade of the Juno award winning Celtic-world fusion band, The McDades.

 Co-presented with Briarpatch Magazine, George Brown College - School of Labour, Between the Lines

 Co-sponsored by UFCW Canada

For full program and other announcements, please visit our website:

WWW.MAYWORKS.CA

Mayworks Festival acknowledges the pivotal role public funding bodies play in maintaining a living, thriving culture for everyone

 

Ontario Arts Council

 

 



Toronto Arts Council

 

 

 

Proud to a Union Shop: CUPE 1281

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Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1N1
Canada

Sunday, 7 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)


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Mayworks Festival

MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE AND THE ARTS is an annual multidisciplinary arts festival that celebrates the culture of all working peoples. Founded by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Mayworks has been uniting art and labour since 1986 by showcasing the cultural production of workers and their artist allies. Mayworks’ goal is to support the compelling and vital work of both workers-as-artists and artists-as-workers. Mayworks’ artistic vision is specifically guided by our equity policy that allows for representation of First Nations people, people of colour, queer and trans people, people with disabilities and young people as audiences and artists. 

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