Winter City Stories @1860
March 5, 2024 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This week we will be working on our new Winter City Stories storytelling project. We’ve wanted to do this project for a long time, even since before the pandemic, but felt we never had the right conditions to do it. This first phase, which we call “Tales from the Concrete Tundra” will feature a lot of exploration and experimentation.
Winter City Stories addresses a need for a new generation of traditional storytellers, to preserve northern Indigenous histories, heritage and knowledge while empowering newly-urban artists and youth to flourish in a contemporary urban landscape. This urgency stems from a growing gap between generations and a critical need for cultural continuity. Our project builds upon earlier work through a blending of oral histories and traditional narratives with contemporary artistic expressions and practical skills relevant to today’s society. This synthesis bridges historical wisdom with contemporary relevance, creating a powerful connection between past and present.
Join us for our @1860 Winnipeg Arts Meetings. The team meets each Wednesday evening from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and we welcome everyone who is interested to contact us on how to take part. Meetings are open to all, and each week we will have a special theme. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.