Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Night For All Souls - October 25, 2008 -Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver, BC, Canada

See my other post about this event: A Night for All Souls - Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The 'Night for All Souls' event at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, British Columbia is a newer tradition for the city - a special time to honour the dead with art and music, and with offerings of candles and lanterns, flowers, personal memorials and thought.

Paula Jardine is Mountain View's 'artist in residence' and she began 'A Night for All Souls' in 2005. She creates events like this which blend art, music and dance with community and purpose and she was the founding artistic director of the Public Dreams Society.

This year, A Night for All Souls at Mountain View in Vancouver is October 25, 2008 from 6 to 10 pm.

"It will be a family friendly sanctuary of beauty for tender feelings, with fires to warm us, music to uplift us, tea to refresh us and materials to create personal memorials for our dead." There are workshops during October so that people can fashion particular kinds of offerings or memorials, if they like.

After 'All Souls', from October 26 to November 2nd, artists will be at the cemetery each evening and there will be opportunities for smaller, more informal gatherings each night.


A Night for All Souls, Mountain View Cemetery: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/allsouls/index.htm

Paula Jardine, artist: http://islandsinstitute.com/gallery/Jardine/frontpage.htm

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