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The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

With a focus on the rich and diverse communities of the Downtown Eastside, the ninth annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival celebrates the creative and committed artists and activists who thrive in the heart of Vancouver.

The festival features twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks, and a diverse array of artist showcases.

To celebrate the talents, wisdom and power of our home community, the 2012 Festival theme is: “Voices from the Heart.” The Downtown Eastside is the heart of the City, the founding neighbourhood where Vancouver began, and is the home of choice for thousands of the City’s residents; this year’s Festival reflects the essence of the Downtown Eastside – its local artists and diverse art forms, history, people and cultures.