Surrey’s Poetry and Literary Arts Scene
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As our city grows, Surrey’s arts scene is thriving, and the spaces for poets and literary types is no exception. Visitors looking for a shot of culture and inspiring wordplay may want to enjoy poetry readings at a range of events happening this February/March.
- On Feb. 28, the Surrey Muse, a group of poets, authors and filmmakers gathers at the Surrey Public Library for an evening of readings, discussion and open mic performance — they say their gatherings are for everyone, including “artists, poets, instrument-players, musicians, writers, painters, dancers, performers, speakers, song-writers, dramatists, and lovers”
- On March 7, 2014, the SOFIA (South of Fraser Inter-Arts) Collective (a literary, media and visual arts group) meets at Kwantlen Polytechnic’s Cloverdale campus for a discussion of filmmaking
- On March 13, a new reading event series will begin at the Surrey City Centre Public Library. The inaugural event will happen on Thursday, March 13 6:30 to 8:30 in room 120 and will include Madeleine Thien, SFU’s Writer in Residence.
And on March 5, Renee Saklikar will be among several authors reading at the Surrey Guildford Library on March 5 for the Authors Among Us series. There are events like these happening all the time, so if it seems like there’s a literary surge happening in Surrey, it’s because there is. (more…)
Foodies’ Choice! The Best Desserts around Surrey, BC
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Our Food with Thought campaign is helping introduce both locals to the delectable culinary scene that’s cooking right in Surrey, BC. (Enter our Food with Thought Sweepstakes to win a gift card for an incredible dining experience) .We’ve gotten a great reaction from folks who are taking us up on our suggestions of where to go for an amazing meal at one of our featured cafes, diners and restaurants; but after you’ve sampled some fine local cuisine, you’ve still got room for dessert, right?
We talked with some of our favourite local bloggers to get the inside scoop on some of the best desserts in and around Surrey, BC. (more…)
Chelsea Hotel. Enjoy Leonard Cohen’s Music at the Surrey Arts Centre
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Listen to the iconic music of Leonard Cohen like you’ve never heard it before. At the Surrey Arts Centre from February 20 to March 1, the Arts Club theatre company presents Chelsea Hotel: the Songs of Leonard Cohen. Six performers will play 17 instruments in this concert that pays tribute to one of Canada’s best-known musicians, poets and writers. New York’s infamous hotel was a place where musicians and artists thrived and found inspiration — and according to the critics, this show brings back that magic with a “knockout” performance that is an “all-around great time.”
We chatted with Director Tracey Power about the show to get a feel for what audiences in Surrey can expect. (more…)
Fun Things to Do Around Surrey for Valentine’s Day
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Looking for a special event to treat your special someone to a romantic (or at least fun) time on Valentine’s Day? If you’re stuck for an idea about where to take your sweetie-pie, we’ve got a whole list of events and activities you could try in and around Surrey, BC. Don’t lose heart — you’ve got options for making this Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 special. (more…)
Food with Thought. Enter Our Contest Celebrating Surrey’s Culinary Scene
Recognizing Surrey’s arrival as an emerging dining destination, we’re launching Food with Thought: a one-stop site to keep you informed about the stories behind the local businesses that comprise our culinary scene! Check out videos, recipes, culinary events, restaurants and more!
More and more, locals and visitors alike are enjoying a burgeoning culinary culture in Surrey, BC. From the spicy, exotic dishes served up at Surrey’s international Fusion Festival to locals’-favourite Good Day Sunshine Cafe and the delectable fish and chips at the beachside Hooked Fish restaurant near Blackie Spit, this city has the ingredients to make up a mouthwatering dining scene — and we want you to try it all. (more…)