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Culture Club

Wednesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Beau Bridge
Art Nerds Only

Join CJSF's Culture Club, where art nerds are VIPS. Hosted by fellow critical thinker, Beau Bridge. The show features in-depth interviews, lectures and stories about art and artists of all forms. Some examples segments range from discussions of inspiration, music, theory, context, the creative process and everything in between. Be inspired... Stay inspired. Formerly Smitten by the Written, radio about words.

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The Legacy of Zaccheus Jackson Nyce

CJSF remembers local poetry champion, innovator and leader
In August of 2014 local poet Zaccheus Jackson Nyce, local, loved and lauded poet and teacher, was killed in an accident. It was a sudden end to a rising leader.

In April 2014 Zaccheus talked with Carmela Atkinson & Jacob Gradowski on the Arts Show (Thurs 4p) about his journey as a poet, an addict, a storyteller, an Aboriginal man, and a contributor to his community. He also notes that spoken word is not just poetry, so is talk radio, comedy, storytelling - any communication through the voice and body, or sometimes rhyming gesture - which are all welcome forms at the weekly Van Poetry Slam.

You can also see all of these, and feel his influence at the Zaccheus Jackson Legacy Project at Verses Festival 2015. Youth have transcribed his work for posterity, and gone on to write their own autobiographical stories. You'll also be able to experience the range of spoken word he notes, including American Sign Language at the ASL slam, and original Zaccheus slam team member Barbara Adler.

Thank you to Jillian Christmas and the Denman Writers Festival who also contributed to this piece. DWF noted that his performance was a fan favourite. His appearance at the DWF was one of his last performances and we are honoured to air it.

The Darker Side of Record Store Day

Kiara Shibley talks to local record store owners
In the light of excitement and the shadow of mounting criticism, Record Store Day moves forward with big celebrations and hundreds of exclusive vinyl releases again this Saturday, April 18th.

This episode of Culture Club looks behind the scenes of this growing event in record store culture and the vinyl arts. Kiara Shibley, CJSF music coordinator, talks with various Vancouver record store owners, employees, and small record label owners about their thoughts and opinions on the consumer holiday. Voices include Ben from Neptoon Records, Dave from Red Cat Records, Mark from Audiopile Records, Tim the label Kingfisher Bluez, and Patrick from the label Hosehead Records.

Tune in to the festivities on the CJSF/CiTR joint broadcast 12-7pm Saturday April 18th.

Geometry of Knowing Part IV - Megan Wedge & Alexis Lum

An SFU Gallery Show in 4 parts
Geometry of Knowing
Part 1: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 2: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 3: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, MAR 21 – MAY 15, 2015
Part 4: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2015

Geometry of Knowing is a group exhibition that investigates approaches to the acquisition of knowledge in the full mind-body-spirit sense of intelligence. Organized in four parts and presented across two galleries located in a post-secondary pedagogical institution, the objective of the project is to investigate the way in which artists engage tactics of fieldwork, embodiment and materiality in a manner that reveals or instigates a process of knowing. In this moment of increasing standardization and specialization regarding how people learn, art is a space for innovative thinking and experimentation outside given frameworks.

Many works in the exhibition engage hybrid forms of fieldwork, borrowing methodologies and tools from anthropology, hunting, marine navigation, chemistry, herbology and horticulture. For example, Kika Thorne’s new sculptural work, The Question of a Hunch, extends her ongoing interests in geometry, the visible spectrum and magnetism as a field upon which to project questions regarding chemical composition and its political ramifications.

Knowing through embodiment calls into play the geometry of sense perception, communication and collaboration between artists and physical enactments. For example, Carole Itter’s 1979 photographic series, Euclid, documents artist/musician Al Neil tracing Euclidean geometric theorems in the sand at Cates Park in North Vancouver. These images were projected as part of a collaborative live performance with Al Neil on piano, used on Neil’s Fog and Boot album cover, as well as existing as photographic works in their own right.

Manipulating materials, forms and images is a fundamental aspect of artistic production and transfigures how we experience, interpret and know the world. Camille Henrot’s 2011 video, The Strife of Love in a Dream, for example, composes a visual atlas of strategies to conquer anxiety and fear through mythology, medicine, religion, art, ritual and tourism.

At SFU Galleries, we understand the university as a site of knowledge production, dissemination and acquisition. Its architecture is spatial and social, formalizing communal inquiry, contemplation, critique and invention. Situated in this architecture, the exhibition imagines the open geometry of the gallery as a context to re-examine how the visual and material languages of contemporary art generate experiential, emotional, physical, environmental and intuitive intelligence. The exhibition Geometry of Knowing explores emerging and reclaimed forms of knowledge as tools to frame how artists consider ways of witnessing, being with, querying and generating.

The exhibition includes work by over thirty Canadian and international artists across the first three parts, including works from the SFU Art Collection. The fourth component is constituted as an SFU School for Contemporary Arts visual arts course in which students respond to the exhibition’s theme through archival research.

Part 1: Derya Akay, Eli Bornowsky, Neil Campbell, Julia Feyrer, Lawren Harris, Roy Kiyooka, Michael Morris, Gordon Smith, Frank Stella, Takao Tanabe. Part 2: Josef Albers, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Michael Drebert, Jimmie Durham, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Sandra Hanson, Camille Henrot, Dawn Johnston, Brian Jungen, David MacWilliam, N.E. Thing Co., Kara Uzelman, Brent Wadden. Part 3: Josef Albers, B.C. Binning, Lee Bontecou, Brian Fisher, Carole Itter, Devon Knowles, Evan Lee, Bruce Nauman, Hannah Rickards, Kika Thorne, Brent Wadden. Part 4:Students from the SCA

Curated by Amy Kazymerchyk and Melanie O’Brian. Supported by a Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Opening Reception and event with Jeneen Frei Njootli and Kara Uzelman
Wednesday, JAN 14, 2015, 7pm
Audain Gallery
Jeneen Frei Njootli will perform with handmade instruments crafted from female vadzaih (caribou) that embrace and disrupt the hybridity of the Athabascan fiddle in Vuntut Gwitchin culture. In an environment specially prepared by artist Jacob Gleeson (Tent Shop), Kara Uzelman will provide hospitality with brews that she grew and wildcrafted in Saskatchewan following research into traditions of medicinal fermentation and psychotropic experimentation at the University of Regina.

Curators Tour of Part 2 with Amy Kazymerchyk and Melanie O’Brian
Saturday, JAN 31, 2015, 1pm
Audain Gallery

Part of the downtown Vancouver gallery tour with the Satellite Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery.

2pm: Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street, 2nd floor. Join a tour of Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 led by curators Allison Collins and Michael Turner.

3pm: Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street. Join a tour of the current exhibitions by Grace Schwindt and Krista Belle Stewart led by CAG curator of learning and public programs, Shaun Dacey and CAG Director Nigel Prince.

Event with Derya Akay and Julia Feyrer
Sunday, FEB 15, 2015, 12pm
SFU Gallery

Walking, talking, sowing, drinking and waiting... will explore cycles of spatial, social and horticultural cultivation with Derya Akay and Julia Feyrer in relationship to their works in the exhibition. Explore, navigate, narrate, observe, move, chat, experience, loop, mull, sprinkle. Rain or shine.

Tour of Part 2 with Denise Ryner
Friday, FEB 27, 2015, 5pm
Audain Gallery

Please join us for a free tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 2, lead by SFU Galleries' Curatorial Assistant, Denise Ryner.

Opening Reception: YOU ARE HERE
Wednesday, MAR 18, 2015, 7pm
Audain Gallery

Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE is a collaborative curatorial effort by students and faculty from the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, as part of the class FPA 361. Specifically, YOU ARE HERE aims to bridge theory and practice by locating interpretations of knowledge production in the context of a pedagogical institution. Geometry of Knowing Part 4 synthesizes materials from a selection of archival sources and works submitted through an open call.

Participating artists include Amanda Arcuri, John Baldessari, Alison Bremner, Vanessa Brown, Chris Chapman, Sarah Davidson, Irina Giri, Jessica Gnyp, Alex Grünenfelder, Aleezay Hashmi, Danyal Imani, James K-M, Carolina Krawczyk, Jaymie Johnson, Janna Kumi, Adriana Lademann, Anchi Lin, Lucida Lab Collaborative, Sandy Margaret, T.J. Mclachlan, Bronwyn A Mcmillin, Jennifer O'Keeffe - Almond, Shelley Penfold, Terra Poirier, Emilio Rojas, Oscar A Lira Sanchez, Erin Siddall, Christian Vistan and Viki Wu.

3rd year students in FPA 361: Chris Chapman, Margaux Cheung, Pearl Choy, Eileen Hsu, Kevin Jinn, Victoria Kon, Carolina Krawczyk, Jacky Lo, Siena Locher–Lo, Alexis Lum, Chris Mark, Oscar Sanchez, Ada Sakowicz, Neo Tang, Lauren Tsuyuki, Megan Wedge, Viki Wu, Sid Wu

Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE is curated by SFU Visual Art BFA students, and runs March 19 to 28, 2015.

Public Tour: Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE
Saturday, MAR 21, 2015, 1pm

Please join us for a public tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 4: YOU ARE HERE lead by SFU SCA students.

Event with Kika Thorne, Steven Dodge, Am Johal and Vance Williams
Saturday MAR 21, 2015, 12pm
SFU Gallery

Artist Kika Thorne's new work, The Question of a Hunch in Part 3, engages geometry, the visible spectrum, and magnetism as a field upon which to project questions of chemical composition and its political ramifications. In relationship to her work, Thorne will lead a panel discussion with the question: how can carbon be separated from oxygen? Thorne will be joined by physicist Steven Dodge, writer and activist Am Johal, and chemist Vance Williams to discuss breaking down the form of carbon dioxide from the bonds and forces that make it a stable molecule to the collective will to stop producing it.

Tour of Part 3 with Devon Knowles and Carole Itter
Saturday, May 9, 2015, Time TBA
SFU Gallery

Please join us for a free tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 3, lead by artists Devon Knowles and Carol Itter. Please check back here for more information about this event.

Lissa Wolsak & Stephen Collis - Reading at SFU Special Collections

from the CJSF archives
A Special Collections Reading from poets Lissa Wolsak and Stephen Collis in March 2013- originally aired on Smitten by the Written April 2014.

Lissa Wolsak, poet and essayist, works as an energy-field therapist and goldsmith in Vancouver. A major collection of her work, Squeezed Light: Collected Works 1994–2005, was published by Station Hill Press in 2010 to many outstanding reviews. A second volume is in the works; in addition, poetry and books are forthcoming from Yellow Edenwald Field, Xeroxial Editions, Tinfish Press, Airfoil, and Above/Ground Press. Recently a special issue of the SFU journal Poetic Front was devoted to scholars and poets responding to her work. “Squeezed Light... is a major event.” - Hank Lazer

Stephen Collis is an award-winning poet, activist, and professor of contemporary literature in SFU’s English Dept. His poetry books include Anarchive (2005), The Commons (2008), On the Material (2010, awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), and the forthcoming To the Barricades. He has also written two books of criticism, including Phyllis Webb and the Common Good (2007). His collection of essays on the Occupy movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (2012), comes out of his activist experiences and is a philosophical meditation on activist tactics, social movements, and change. A Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in 2011/12, Collis has read and lectured across Canada, the United States.

Books On the Radio Monthly

March's digest from the Books on the Radio Project
From Sean Cranbury, this is the March 2015 edition of the show and today we’re featuring poets Billeh Nickerson, Nikki Reimer, and Amber McMillan reading their work live at events in Vancouver in recent months. We’ll also be featuring songs by Myriam Gendron and her recent collaboration with Dorothy Parker.

The first recordings that you’ll be hearing were recorded at the Cottage Bistro on Main Street in Vancouver on March 11th as a part of the ongoing Twisted Poets Series. Both Billeh and Nikki read their work that night. i have edited down Billeh’s reading at his request, removed a few of his more recent pieces that he’s still working on while I have left Nikki’s reading in its entirety. The Amber McMillan reading is from the recent Real Vancouver Writers’ Series fifth Anniversary event at happened in Chinatown on February 28th. Amber made the trip in from Protection Island for the event and hers was the final reading of the night and it’s a really excellent performance.

The Miriam Gendron performance is an interesting one. I just purchased the record from a record store on Commercial Drive and it’s a beauty. Miriam is a book dealer from Montreal who found a copy of Dorothy Parker’s poems and was so struck by them that she wrote songs using Parker’s poetry as the lyrics. She then recorded the songs in her apartment in 2013. Really excellent work.

Thank you for listening if you want to know more about books on the radio please check out books on the radio dot org, check out our Soundcloud page at @booksontheradio or follow us on twitter or facebook.

Please remember to support your local independent radio, bookstores, and artists. See you in April!

Part I of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit

w curator Melanie O'Brien at SFU Burnaby
Beau Bridge takes a wonderful tour of Part I of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit with curator Melanie O'Brien at the SFU Gallery on Burnaby Mountain. Discussions about materiality, embodiment, fieldwork, life, culture, and contemporary art perspectives ensue....

Masculinity & Nerd Culture at the Fringe

Beau Bridge & Maegan Thomas
The Vancouver Fringe Presents is an year 'round series from the Vancouver Fringe Festival. In March 2015 they presented Boyish Charms - 3 plays that feature one man shows. In fact, all three include in some way the experience of a young, white, nerdly boys, a point of view that is often seen but rarely examined.

Beau Bridge critically explores themes of masculinity, nerd culture and more with the stars Charlie Ross (One Man Star Wars Trilogy), Dawson Nichols (Virtual Solitare), and TJ Dawe (Marathon).

Listen to past eps of the Culture Club

Geometry of Knowing

at SFU Audain Gallery until Feb 28
Beau Bridge takes a wonderful tour of Part II of SFU Galleries "Geometry Of Knowing" Exhibit with wonderful curator Amy Kazymerchyk at the SFU Audain Gallery in Woodwards. Discussions about materiality, embodiment, fieldwork, life, culture, and contemporary art perspectives ensue....

Part 1: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 2: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, JAN 15 – FEB 28, 2015
Part 3: SFU Gallery, Burnaby, MAR 21 – MAY 15, 2015
Part 4: Audain Gallery, Vancouver, MAR 19 – MAR 28, 2015

Sun Ra & Afro-Futurism: An Archival Analysis

Feb 11 from 1pm-2pm
In honour of Black History Month - Culture Club host Beau Bridge explores the eccentric personality of famous Free Jazz composer & Revolutionary artist Sun Ra, as well as the literary and cultural aesthetic of "Afro-futurism" through unearthed audio interviews and lectures by Sun Ra. Discussions include the philosophy of space and time, the human being, blackness, whiteness, goodness, and concepts of god.

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage 1972-1982

Beau Bridge explores the Mainstreeters project, ft. friend of the show Paul Wong, on through March 2015

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is an exhibition, website and publication that takes a close look at a self-identified collective of socially and artistically motivated men and women who came of age on Vancouver’s Main Street—once the dividing line between a predominantly Anglo middle-class west side and a multicultural working-class east side. The exhibition at Satellite Gallery contributes to the larger project of bringing to light an under-recognized chapter of Vancouver art history.

The Mainstreeters—Kenneth Fletcher, Deborah Fong, Carol Hackett, Marlene MacGregor, Annastacia McDonald, Charles Rea, Jeanette Reinhardt and Paul Wong—were an “art gang” who took advantage of the times, a new medium (video), and each other. Emerging from the end-stage hippie era, the gang drew from glam, punk and a thriving gay scene to become an important node in the local art scene. Their activities connect the influential interdisciplinary salon of Roy Kiyooka in the early 1960s with the collective-oriented social practices that emerged worldwide in the early years of the 21st century.

Like the current “digital natives” generation, the Mainstreeters were the first generation to grow up with video cameras. The resulting documents bring into focus a decade of their lives, including forays into sex, love, drugs and art.

Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is curated by Allison Collins and Michael Turner and is a coproduction of grunt gallery and Presentation House Gallery. The exhibition is presented by Satellite Gallery. Mainstreeters launched with the December 2nd release of a video documentary chronicling the lives of the group. On January 8th the exhibition opens at Satellite Gallery along with the launch of the website, featuring selected images, videos and texts. Throughout the exhibition, Mainstreeter videos will be presented in storefronts along Main Street, and the project will be complemented by a publication featuring photographs and documents to be released in summer 2015.

Books on the Radio

a monthly compendium of literary awesome
Sean Cranbury (Books on the Radio Project, Real Vancouver Writer Series) presents a monthly round up of the recent best of BOTR and RVWS interviews and talks.

Table of Contents
- People of the Stick, Besnard Lakes
- Leah Horlick interview, Reverb Queer Reading Series
- Jay MillAr, conversation segment
- Rahat Kurd, Real Vancouver Biblioasis
- Alexandra Oliver, Real Vancouver Biblioasis
- Outro, Sean Cranbury with Clams Casino/The Weeknd

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Char Bagh - Interviews with Nisha Sembi & Rupi Kaur

Culture Club host Beau has some intriguing discussions about inspiration and the creative process with two of the featured artists of Char Bagh, an up
Today in the Culture Club we explore Char Bagh at PuSh Festival 2015 (Jan 31)


Char Bagh is the Persian term for a quadrilateral garden divided by water and pathways; a space for exchange and contemplation. Enter Digital Handloom’s curated modern bagh, and experience four methods of storytelling: Mandeep Sethi spits hip hop with a social conscience; graffiti artist Nisha Sembi responds with painting; Rupi Kaur celebrates the beauty of broken English; followed by a dance party DJed by Sethi. Nights like this are, too often, only dreamed of!

Nisha Kaur Sembi was born and raised in Berkeley, California where she currently lives and works. With any art that she produces, whether it be her digital, fine art, or street art work, Nisha’s main objective is to use her art as a platform to bridge self expression with social change. By combining Indian culture with hip-hop culture, Nisha has channeled a new style called Kalakari (“Artistry”) through which she has been crafting art work, digital design projects, and apparel design that break through traditional boundaries and bring forth a fresh and eclectic urban/cultural aesthetic.

Rupi Kaur is a Writer and Spoken Word Artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Through her creative work she documents the experiences of being a diasporic coloured woman in a society that is quick to silence that demographic down. Delving into topics of femininity, love, abuse, and healing, her poetry forces the reader and listener to feel emotions they often tend to avoid experiencing. She will have you laughing and crying and smiling again all in a matter of a few poems. Having performed from coast to coast, New York to California, Toronto to Vancouver we welcome her back to take our city by storm. Her desire is to inspire all those that touch her work to practice kindness and love. Tenderness is the mission, poetry is the weapon.


two 2014 pop art events with Paul Wong
Beau Bridge brings you two pieces from pop art extravaganzas who happen to have a Paul Wong touch:

FUSE Revolution Counter Revolution at the VAG
(next FUSE is Jan 30 with the PuSh Festival)


Look out for more from Beau Bridge as he follows Paul Wong and all the MainStreeters coming up soon in the Culture Club.

Moving Forward with Adorno

from SFU Humanities' Adorno & Music Symposium
Beau Bridge annotates and plays music from a talk at the 2014 Adorno & Music Symposium from Dr Jeremy Shapiro's "Moving Forward with Adorno: Identifying and Going Beyond Limitations”

This talk elucidates the context and relevance of Adorno's theories of music and society.

In this paper Dr Shapiro examines comparatively the roots of Adorno’s and Habermas’s theories in music and language respectively, how Adorno’s music theory dovetails with recent research into the evolutionary origins of music to prepare the ground for a musical theory of society to complement and complete Habermas’s communication theory of society, and why Adorno himself could not take the explicit step toward such a theory.

Vancouver and the Speaker Series

an SFU City Conversation
As we are constantly exposed to other people's experience, and have instant access to world issues through social media and the internet, what is the allure of the in-person experience of storytelling? Is it a way for us to feel closer to others, to interact with people and build community? Does it help make difficult subjects easier to understand or do they instead create instant experts out of speakers who do not necessarily represent all sides of an issue?

Mark Busse, host of speaker events Creative Mornings and Interesting Vancouver, and Lizzy Karp, creator and host of Rain City Chronicles will start the conversation, sharing insights gained through their experience as curators of speaker series in Vancouver.

Issues addressed include the often monocultural audience for speaker series (affluent, techsavvy, AngloEurpean), lack of town square in Vancouver, the thirst we have for stories and why the audience is as important as the speakers.

What Is Adorno Doing When He Listens to Music?

a talk from the 2014 Adorno & Music Symposium
Beau Bridge annotates and plays music from Shierry Weber Nicholsen's talk "What is Adorno Listening to When He Listens to Music?" at the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University's Adorno and Music Symposium.

Topics include authenticity, tonality, emotion in art.

Ramy Essam: Voice of the Egyptian Revolution

(1pm-2:20pm) Words and music from his visit to Vancouver at the SFU Institute for the Humanities
Ramy Essam, often known as the “Voice of the Revolution,” is an musician who rose from the masses of the Egyptian uprising to become a staple of Tahrir Square and an icon of his country’s freedom struggle. Having performed music oppositional to Hosni Mubarak, the military, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the current regime, Essam is a perennial advocate for social justice and human rights. He is the recipient of the World Forum on Music and Censorship’s Freemuse Award and was featured in the Oscar nominated documentary The Square. Essam’s music amalgamates genres and often pushes the boundaries of the socially acceptable.

Brought to you by the Institute for Humanities, the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (SFU) and the SFU School of Communications.

This November 28th event was recorded and produced by David Swanson (The Swan Song Mondays 7pm.

Brave Women in History/Moe Clark's Within

Beyan Fa and Ophira Horwitz with stories of women refusing to be silent.
From the Oct 29 edition of Talking Life in Literature, Beyan Fa takes on The Brave Women in History.

And Ophira Horwitz speaks to poet and activist Moe Clark whose latest album of poetry and sound work includes “Butterfly Ashes” which honours the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. While this week we commemorate the Montréal Massacre, we include this piece in recognition that there is essentially an ongoing massacre in Canada.

Books on the Radio Monthly

November's BOTR Digest
The monthly digest of the Books on the Radio project from Sean Cranbury, founder of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series

- Waubgeshig Rice, Interview, Legacy, Theytus Books 2014
- Zsuzsi Gartner, reading, Books on the Radio Live, July 2014
- Vivek Straya, reading, Real Vancouver Writers' Series, September 2014, introduced by Dina Del Bucchia
- Carrie Snyder, reading, Runner Girl, House of Anansi 2014
- Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Re: ECM

- A Tribe Called Red, Sisters

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Safe Amp All Candidates Meeting

A Vancouver election all candidates forum on youth issues including cultural spaces.
The Safe Amplification Site Society hosted an All Candidates Meeting, where they engaged in a discussion about some of the major issues surrounding young people, live music and performance, and local arts and culture in Vancouver.

- Vancouver 1st: Massimo Rossetti
- COPE: Keith Higgins
- Vision: Heather Deal
- Green Party: Pete Fry
- NPA: Elizabeth Ball
- Cedar Party: Nicholas Chernen

Music: ok Vancouver Ok "Nature" from event
The Safe Amplification Site Society is a non-profit dedicated to music for people of all ages in Vancouver, BC. We are working towards the establishment of a permanent, legal, sustainable, affordable and accessible all-ages venue, and are currently operating a temporary space at Astorino's, 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver BC.

Safe Amp also does lots of other rad stuff like lobbying, workshops, communications, and fundraising, and we work hard to make sure everything is done in a democratic and accessible manner.

If you would like to get involved, please don't be shy! Become a member, follow us on social media, donate money, volunteer, and tell everyone you know about this project and why it's so urgently needed.

Behind the Latvian Art Diaries

A close read of the Latvian Art Diaries documentary with producer David Swan (The Swan Song Mondays 7pm)
On this premiere episode of CJSF's Culture Club, we go behind the scenes on some of our fave sections of recently aired documentary, the Latvian Art Diaries. David traveled to Riga, capital of Latvia, 2014 European Cultural Capital, to document the blossoming arts & cultural scene.

Read more from David and listen to the full documentary:

Books on the Radio Monthly

A compendium of bookish audio coming at you on the last Wednesday of every month on CJSF 90.1 Simon Fraser University Independent Community Radio.
This month, Real Vancouver Writer Series opens up the Vancouver Art/Book Fair; hosted by Sean & Dina Del Bucchia and featuring Ben Rawluk, Chelsea Rooney and Ben Able.