October 2012

In October 2012, the City and the community presented the following Victoria 150 events.

OCTOBER

International Day of Non-Violence
Campaign to Establish a Department of Peace
October 2, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road
In recognition of the International Day of Non-violence and Gandhi's Birthday, an observation of the day will feature faith leaders offering their teachings on nonviolence, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. 
 
A Courthouse, A River and a Button Blanket Dance:
A Creative Exploration of the First Nations Relationship to Bastion Square
Peter Morin
October 12, Time TBA
Bastion Square
This new performance artwork includes music, dance and projection mapping technology which addresses a specific Legislative period in Victoria's history referred to as the Potlatch Ban. This multi-disciplinary, community-engaged project by Open Space Gallery's Aboriginal Curator Peter Morin intends to raise awareness about this difficult time in history, while working together to transform the past into a new pathway for our shared communities.
 
 
The Royal Theatre Sings
Pacific Opera Victoria
October 7, Noon – 4 p.m.
The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
The Royal Theatre Sings showcases this iconic, historical venue for the performing arts in Victoria. The public is invited "behind the scenes" to see first hand the preparations for opening night of Macbeth. Meet the people who make the magic of performance theatre happen. Enjoy lectures, tours, a photographic exhibition, and interactive opportunities for the kids. It's a free, fun, educational day for the whole family.
 
The Ghosts of the Plaza
Rosie Bitts and Sarah Smith
September and October
Downtown Victoria, www.facebook.com/ghostsoftheplaza
Windy Autumn nights give way to haunting tales of a historic hotel and its chequered past. Join a cast of vibrant artists, performers and musicians, as they bring the Speakeasy Spirits and troubled Ghosts of the Plaza to life! Since 1910, the building standing at 1415 Government has elicited moments of both the grandeur and the grotesque; this production is not for the faint of heart. True stories of suicide, suspense, and the supernatural are told alongside the narrative of an eclectic hotel and its numerous reinventions. Dress warm and be prepared to be both spooked and spellbound.