Parag Khanna: global futurist, best-selling author, and Dinner by Starlight Guest of Honour

Parag Khanna: global futurist, best-selling author, and Dinner by Starlight Guest of Honour

We are so thrilled that Dr. Parag Khanna will be a part of the Indian Summer Fest 2019 as our Dinner by Starlight Guest of Honour! The futurist and author has some incredible achievements. One of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” In 2008, Dr. Parag Khanna was named one of the 75 Most Influential People of...

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Visit PAUSE IN THE PARK on Saturday & Sunday

Visit PAUSE IN THE PARK on Saturday & Sunday

Don’t miss the final weekend at PAUSE! Contemporary art to check out, art you get to make with our artist in residence, Sandeep Johal, and make and fly a kite! PAUSE IN THE PARK Free Programming Series PAUSE PAVILION PARTNER Saturday, July 14 Sita Sings the Blues @ Museum of Vancouver, 12pm CO-PRESENTED BY VIFF & MOV A noontime screening of Nina Paley’s contemporary...

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PAUSE IN THE PARK — Recap from JULY 8

PAUSE IN THE PARK — Recap from JULY 8

UPDATE: Last weekend was such a wonderful time at PAUSE! Make sure to join us this weekend for more fantastic daytime events! More info: PAUSE IN THE PARK — Don’t miss an amazing chance to see a preview of the Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Show today at 1pm at PAUSE. And all the amazing events today, beginning with Jhalaak at Noon! LOCATION: PAUSE...

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ISF 2018 Artist-In-Residence: Sandeep Johal

ISF 2018 Artist-In-Residence: Sandeep Johal

Every year, Indian Summer Festival invites a visual artist to be the festival’s Artist-In-Residence. Artists in this role define the festival’s visual language for the year by creating a work of art in response to the festival’s annual theme. They also create large-scale public artworks, interact with other festival artists and with the public at several events during the festival....

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Museum Bhavan — July 5-15

Museum Bhavan — July 5-15

A ‘pocket’ museum that defies definition “It unfolds, one page after the other, like a dream.” – Teju Cole, The New York Times Co-presented by LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY  Dayanita Singh is among the most renowned contemporary photographers in the world. Her latest project, Museum Bhavan, is a beautiful boxed set of nine intimate concertina books. It is a marriage...

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We’re thrilled to announce PAUSE

We’re thrilled to announce PAUSE

Indian Summer Festival’s first ever full outdoor programming hub PAUSE PAVILION PARTNER Against a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver, PAUSE is situated at the site of the village of sən̓aʔqʷ (pronounced Sun’ahk), currently known as Vanier Park. Housing a festival within the festival, PAUSE features free events every day from July 6th to July 15th....

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A night of splendour on May 19—Dinner by Starlight

A night of splendour on May 19—Dinner by Starlight

You are cordially invited to join us for our annual fundraising gala—Dinner by Starlight! “Spectacular! This is a dinner to die for!” – Deepa Mehta, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Indian Summer Art Society’s annual Dinner by Starlight, our gala fundraiser, is a singular occasion; Canada’s culinary magician Chef Vikram Vij (Vij’s and My Shanti) prepares a special, one-time-only menu for a guest of honour....

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Bhajju Shyam’s Exhibition Dates Extended

Bhajju Shyam’s Exhibition Dates Extended

“Art that makes the Nightingale sing until morning.” – John Berger If you’re feeling those post-Indian Summer Festival blues, there’s still one last chance to catch acclaimed Indigenous artist Bhajju Shyam’s work. By popular demand, Shyam’s exhibit ‘Art is the Only Language I Have’ will be on for one more week. Thirty exquisite original works of art by Shyam (widely...

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Taike: South Asian + Indigenous Programming

Taike: South Asian + Indigenous Programming

The word taike (pronounced tie-kay) was used when First Nations and South Asian men worked and lived together at lumber mills. It means ‘father’s elder brother’. We hope to highlight and reinvigorate this special and shared sense of community and kinship between these communities. Indian Summer Festival has introduced a multi-year strategic programming stream called ‘Taiké,’ intended to bring together...

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