The One World Glendower crew’s CD launch on March 14th was a resounding success! Program Coordinator Bandana Singh has this to say about the launch party:
“One World, One Love, One Sound together in unison.” I can’t stop hearing those words in my head when I think of that night. Those are the lyrics to the One World Glendower theme song – a collaboration between many of the young participants.
The One World crew had been rehearsing for weeks and boy did it pay off – the performances were all absolutely stellar musically and wickedly entertaining. The audience couldn’t believe that for some of our youth this was their very first public performance! They were further astounded by the fact that a community based arts program was able to support the youth and work with them to put on such a professional show.
And the love just kept on flowing after the show! An audience member messaged me on Facebook the very next next day to tell me how moved she was by the performance, the program and the potential for the changes the program inspires. She’s now a hardcore One World supporter! I’ve also been receiving text messages and emails from the youth – they are so hyped for the next phase!”
Thanks Bandana, and congrats to you, program co-facilitator Francois Brown and of course all the talented youth. You’re an inspiration to us all!
The One World Glendower story doesn’t end here :
The move is complete!
We’re settling in nicely at our awesome new space in the Yorkdale Community Arts Centre, located on the lower level of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. A spacious programming area, a lovely kiln and a gorgeous new gallery space – we’re in love.
We’re pleased to announce our first installation in our gallery space: Bubbles by sculptural artist Ilona Staples. Her 3-D bubbles made of plastic pop bottles are not only stunning, but also speak to issues of societal over-consumption and the resulting waste.
Interested in making a bubble yourself? Join Ilona at our one day workshop on Sunday April 25th from 2 – 4 pm. Registration is required, cost is $30. Anyone from 8 years old and up (that includes you too adults!) is welcome to attend. Contact Erin Schachter ([email protected]) for more information.
We’re on the hunt for lots of empty 2L plastic pop bottles for this workshop – please let us know if you’re able to drop some off to us. Art Starts and the workshop participants will thank you!